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    Are the TapouT guys LARPers?

    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"?

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    Hey I love my Sprawl V-Flex lightweight grappling shorts!

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    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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    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
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    Guess which finger is the fickle one... supporting member
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    Nuke them from orbit,


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    Glad to see others feel the same way.

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    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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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    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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    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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