The tubing is smoother than it appears in Haro'* picture, is it perfectly smooth? No. Is it better than other solutions out there? It sure is.
What you don't see is the thickness and ability to keep the air from being heated.
A metal product under the hood will only heatsoak unless you insulate it well.
No matter how you go about it, the cooler the air you can get to the motor the more power you will be able to make.
Swifty..your comment about Intense hype dying seems a little off color to me. I don't see hype, questions were asked and people suggested what we currently believe is the best solution