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Minne - from everything I've read on the forums, things are improving on the Rocna front, but there are still some issues. They seem to have greatly expanded their warranty coverage to include bending, etc. But from what I've seen, they're also still using the "weaker" steel (620) instead of the higher-strength stuff that was originally spec'd and marketed.
So, if it were me, I'd look at the cost difference between the Manson and the Rocna, and the steel specs of each. Then evaluate the warranty of each in light of that.
As for the RINA certification - that all just seems to be a mess...especially with Grant's claim that he bribed RINA officials to move the process along. Who knows what to believe on it at this point?
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