We took the changes that were recommended to Bob Long by our company and applied them to the NME. A second generation "WAS board" (Equalizer) was also created for this marker. It's light, it's fast, it's efficient, and its powered by the best paintball electronics in the world!
That's the quote for NME...nowhere in that paragraph does it say that Bob helped with the marker. System X made some suggestions for improvements to the 2K2 generation of marker (many of which were already implemented in a better capacity in the Alias prototypes, such as a shorter bolt/stroke). Many of those recommendations were also garbage from what I've heard. After Bob rejected those suggestions, System X put out the NME. So...I suggest you go back and re-read the site a little more thoroughly. In no way did Bob assist or contribute to the design of the NME...they boosted his innovations to make their own knockoff with their suggestions. Want validation on this...look at the name...NME (Nimmy)...sound close to Timmy?
You'll notice the LPR block is a step down from those in use on the current Alias platform intimidators and uses an operating pressure the same or worse than the Alias platform. There's also a less than ideal reg on there for the HPR. The torpedo IMHO is one of the top 3 or 4 regs on the market (with the top two belonging to AKA). You'll also notice a garbage barrel, unlike the CP made assasins barrel that's coming stock on Intimidators. The LED feature is a step down from the Intimidators as they incorporated an LCD into the grip frame. The shorter frame was put into the Alias with better results. While I like my WAS board, Jim Drew is a big jerk and that's one of the contributing factors why WAS doesn't have boards in Timmy's anymore. Nevermind the fact that 2.7 and earlier boards were losing trigger events. Besides the Frenzy's and new Infamous boards are likely superior to Equalizers.
There are literally tens of thousands of Intimidators out there and BLAST has a stellar reputation for getting them back to working if they go down. From what I know of System X that's not quite the case. I've heard horrible things about their cockers and the NME from what I've heard and seen is less than reliable too. It's a knock off marker that makes attempted tweaks (more stylistic than performance) at a Timmy platform that hasn't been in use for 18 months. The parts they use are garbage as is System X. It's weak. Why buy a knock off when you can buy the real deal?