Originally Posted by spaz22colon
im saying the gear doesnt make you good just cause you own a luxe or ego doesnt mean your gonna be a great player you could have all the latest gear and still blow
This is a fallacy in the most severe degree.
First; Someone who just dropped 1,000 on a gun is quite obviously taking this life seriously.
Second; Gear shots show us that you understand the rigors of paintball competition. Some kid walking around in a long sleeve and jeans obviously doesn't realize how hard this can be on the human body. We need to see that someone is going to be capable of double-knee sliding into the corner without blowing out their knee-caps because of their crappy pants and leave us a player down for the rest of the tournament.
On top of that, some people have sponcers to keep in mind. Our sponcerships are quite clear in that we have to represent our sponcering companies in a professional manner. You can't do that without having nice gear, preferably from our sponcers. These are things we have to check before we start having tryouts. It could really cost us our SPONCER
Third; Have you ever been on the receiving end of a Luxe or one of the new Egos? Try to tell me someone can do that with Mini. You can't. Without the proper equipment, you simply can't compete on the level we're trying to attain, and probably haven't before.