Thanks for the input. The links were great, but unfortunately didn't lead me to what I was looking for. Your idea of second hand is terrific, and I am asking if folks out here in cyber-aikidoland have used mats they might wish to sell? (all my mats have been purchased post-tournament through their respective vendors-cheaper that way).
Otherwise, still looking to get the name of the mats (I thought Judoka, or something very similar) that I bumped around on for a week and felt pretty good afterwards.
Please folks, pipe up if you have any ideas other than Swain or Zebra (and yes, I like those mats, but I am looking for still another source).
All the best,