Not to be a smart ass but I don't think that there many of us if at all on this forum that are at a pro level! Nor do I see many pro's riding the big bores. After all there where many of us that chased that yfz shock conversion including myself that may not need $1500 - $2000 worth of shocks.
you cant go by what the pro's use cause the pro's only go with who ever is giving them support for free. I have a set of black widows on my 700 and have no complaints. they are perfect for the style of riding i do which is mostly trail and some MX.
eh true that raptorHeat. the stuff that the pros are getting is either free or discounted and since they are sponsored by them they are not going to say bad things about what they are running adn getting at a discounted price.