Posted On:9/18/2007 11:55am
Yes, yes, they are legit...but are they borderline LARPERS? Face paint, wigs, silly nicknames, funny hats, etc. I realize that it is only marketing, but the other night at a party I had to explain to this girl that while, "yes" I am training in MMA, "no" I do not have any face paint. That conversation should have never had to occur. I think they are dorks who happen to have cool looking clothes. Clothes that rip and tear...unlike SPRAWL lightweight grappling shirts.
Furthermore, is "Mask" even a fighter? Or does he just sling 100% adreline filled clothing to "all" the "badasses"?
Posted On:9/18/2007 11:59am
Hey I love my Sprawl V-Flex lightweight grappling shorts!
Posted On:9/18/2007 12:03pm
I'm not dogging Sprawl, I love Sprawl. If you read, I say the Sprawl stuff doesn't rip...the tapout shirts do. I think the tapout designs are cool. I think the tapout people (i.e. owners) are geeks. Furthermore, I think the way they dress is boarderling LARPing. Thier popularity effects the standards of MA...which is why I posted here. Thoughts?
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:09pm
Style: Kaju, BJJ, Judo, Kempo
I don't care if they do train. They're still posers, and still need a healthy dose of Napalm.
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...Willing is not enough you must do ~Bruce Lee
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:10pm
Style: Karate/ Arnis
Nuke them from orbit,
Salt the earth where they lie buried.
If you can't laugh at yourself,
Others will be happy to do it for you. :evil6:
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:11pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:13pm
Glad to see others feel the same way.
Posted On:9/18/2007 12:36pm
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
They have supported MMA from the grass roots. Give sponsorships to fighters.
Their personnas are what sells their products, it keeps people talking to them.
I haven't bought a TapOut anything in years, just outgrew it. But if I ever see something of theirs I like, I'll buy it.
TapOut has always been good for the sport.
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:46pm
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
i think LARPers is the wrong term... they are ACTORS, playing a part for money.
blame the marketing genius who came up with that crap.
"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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Posted On:9/18/2007 12:56pm
Style: Losing Weight
we have learned anyone with the last name "Scott" is automatically suspect on this site. But I agree, they definitely sap it up a little.
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