My bike bounced off the curb and landed immediately afterwards, front wheel folds in half and I get leveraged and thrown over the handlebars. I instinctively broke the fall and rolled about five times before stopping. I gave myself the biggest, deepest knee scrape and blood was everywhere. I had to call a classmate, blood all over, limp myself into her car after loading my bike into her car trunk. It was extra embarrassing because I was going to try and make moves on her (she was the only person in my phonebook who lived in that city, which I had just moved into) That part was actually easy because my bike was in pieces. Everyone in my law school section got to see me limp into class late the next day. Every time I changed the dressing, I did it in hot shower because it would stick hardcore to my injury. It didn't help much and I'd spend excruciatingly painful 30 minutes a day peeling off my freshly healed tissue, once every two days for about a month. Hmmm.. it just dawned on me that my current jogging knee pains may be related to this stupid move.
For the record, I'm glad to see any brand out there promoting my favorite sport and bringing it into public eye. Tapout, as stated many times in his thread, is one brand in particular that has done a great deal for sponsoring/advertising the sport.
That being said, before I knew all this, I always thought Tapout just meant "I buy my shirts two sizes too small so that I don't have to work out my upper body to look stacked."
I bought a Tapout shirt the other weekend.
Firstly, **** you. Yes, you, you fucking fashion judgemental ************, betcha wear pink because "real men can wear pink". Newsflash: They CAN but they DON'T. I'll wear what the **** I want, when the **** I want. And I'll wear it with fucking pride. Does it advertise my physique? **** YEAH IT DOES. Guess the **** what? I worked hard on this fucking body. For too long I was a fat ************ that bought shirts in XL and STILL stretched the mid section, so donning a tight fitting, sport-that-I'm-passionate-about-supporting brand name that emphasizes my hard work, fucking oath, bro, I'm fucking rocking that ****. I look like a fucking Adonis in that ************, chest all out there, big V shape from shoulders to hips, hell to the **** yeah, I'm strutting 'round like a motherfucking pimp, all eyes on me, bitches.
But only at home.
I have this thunder fight gear shirt with a huge pitbull on the back. I got it for free. It says "THE GROUND IS MY TERRITORY ZZ!@#!!@!!!" "BJJ" all over it. I wear it only when I have nothing else to wear, or at home. Of course, the ground is definitely NOT my territory. None of my BJJ friends wanted that shirt.
I think this particular thunder fight gear is out of business. That is a shame though, because aside from that shirt their gloves, shinpads, thai pads, headgear, all were top top quality ****. Designed and owned by Berry Stephens with inputs/endorsement of Bas Rutten.