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Old 12-05-2021, 05:09 PM #22
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They could have sponsored none of them and re-released Flex parts and JT pants and it would have been exactly the same. The market was open for nostalgia items without X-Factorís involvement. I think the mechanical/10-man scene is largely responsible for that.

X-Factor has what, one line of packs, a limited run of masks and pants. Itís barely a dent in the brand. If I saw a lot of people running around in x-factor stuff it might affect my opinion, but I donít. Theyíre well behind Dynasty, Impact, Infamous and Heat in popularity. People just already wanted the JT stuff.
I highly disagree. For nearly a decade, no one touched JT stuff. No one at fields really wore them, no one wore their gear really at all in my experience. Then X and Archie began to wear flexes and JT gear around 2013/4 season and really added relevance. Especially with all the influence they have in Texas during its period that its rose to a regional power.

The sheer amount of people that either dont know this or pretend the Flex would have reemered are crazy. Even on the mechanical fields its not like there is some massive group of flex wearers prior to ICCs emergence in 2018/9 when it really took off. And by then Archie had been the Proflex champ winning events and MVPs while wearing it.
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Old 12-05-2021, 10:28 PM #23
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I highly disagree. For nearly a decade, no one touched JT stuff. No one at fields really wore them, no one wore their gear really at all in my experience. Then X and Archie began to wear flexes and JT gear around 2013/4 season and really added relevance. Especially with all the influence they have in Texas during its period that its rose to a regional power.

The sheer amount of people that either dont know this or pretend the Flex would have reemered are crazy. Even on the mechanical fields its not like there is some massive group of flex wearers prior to ICCs emergence in 2018/9 when it really took off. And by then Archie had been the Proflex champ winning events and MVPs while wearing it.
The proflex market reminds me a lot like the autococker market. In 2012 you could have bought an SFL or an Evo for $300 all day long now you canít touch one for less than $1000. The JT stuff was like that too. I played for the first time in 10 years in 2017 and wore my proflex, the elastic was shot and when I took the lens out for cleaning it cracked. I tried to find replacement stuff for it and there wasnít anything out there to be had. Now I could probably sell that thing for $200 parted out since itís a pre-kee mask. JT is having a moment and Iím here for it.
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I highly disagree. For nearly a decade, no one touched JT stuff. No one at fields really wore them, no one wore their gear really at all in my experience. Then X and Archie began to wear flexes and JT gear around 2013/4 season and really added relevance. Especially with all the influence they have in Texas during its period that its rose to a regional power.

The sheer amount of people that either dont know this or pretend the Flex would have reemered are crazy. Even on the mechanical fields its not like there is some massive group of flex wearers prior to ICCs emergence in 2018/9 when it really took off. And by then Archie had been the Proflex champ winning events and MVPs while wearing it.
Well said.
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Old 12-09-2021, 07:44 PM #25
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I highly disagree. For nearly a decade, no one touched JT stuff. No one at fields really wore them, no one wore their gear really at all in my experience.
Then there was me:

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Old 12-09-2021, 09:40 PM #26
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Old 12-10-2021, 02:05 PM #27
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It's okay. Your youtube channel keeps me nostalgic as hell for all the old guns.
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