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Tom_MartinIcon...09-02-2010 @ 23:36 
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I have a sudden urge to buy some metal and APT stuff. STRANGULATOR knee wraps? how can you NOT want to buy something called STRANGULATOR!?
IainKendrickIcon...10-02-2010 @ 08:18 
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Get their new pair;

APHIXYWANKSTRAP

They are tight but fun to wear!
brynevansIcon...10-02-2010 @ 10:12 
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It would seem that metal and APT have now paid up the fees. The way in which the IPF have dealt with this may be questionable but I don't think the principle of fee is. On the other side of the coin the IPF are granting a licence for this small number of companies to be sole suppliers to over 110 countries of what we would all agree is overpriced support equipment. The garments are plastered with their logos so are a permanent advert. When you consider the advertising costs involved in other sports this is peanuts, $120 per country.
little_aIcon...10-02-2010 @ 14:45 
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Post Edited: 10.02.2010 @ 14:48 PM by little_a
So lifters are paying through the nose for approved kit so that the kit companies can pay the IPF not insignificant amounts of money?

EDIT - I take the point about advertising, but INZER etc aren't Adidas. No one will ever look cool stood in a wine bar with a tight Inzer Tshirt on will they? The only people they are really advertising too are the lifters that arguably need the kit to compete in equipped comps, so it doesnt really need advertising at all.
SteveIcon...10-02-2010 @ 17:58 
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little_a said:So lifters are paying through the nose for approved kit so that the kit companies can pay the IPF not insignificant amounts of money?

EDIT - I take the point about advertising, but INZER etc aren't Adidas. No one will ever look cool stood in a wine bar with a tight Inzer Tshirt on will they? The only people they are really advertising too are the lifters that arguably need the kit to compete in equipped comps, so it doesnt really need advertising at all.


It probably works out at a few pence per shirt, suit etc. Practically nothing when a modern shirt or suit is well over 100.
RickIcon...10-02-2010 @ 19:41 
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little_a said:No one will ever look cool stood in a wine bar with a tight Inzer Tshirt on will they?


You're breaking Joe's heart, man.

Anyway. I'm particularly enjoying the PLWatch threads. Especially the comments that run (paraphrase):

"This is abuse of their monopoly position! There are other feds out there!"
RobIcon...10-02-2010 @ 20:02 
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Metal owner Ano has commented further on his forum suggesting that lifters should be allowed to use the gear for a period of 3 years after a fee runs out. Sounds sensible to me.
little_aIcon...11-02-2010 @ 10:16 
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Rick said:
little_a said:No one will ever look cool stood in a wine bar with a tight Inzer Tshirt on will they?

You're breaking Joe's heart, man.

Oh dear. I really must apologise then
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youngyIcon...11-02-2010 @ 10:18 
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Rob said:Metal owner Ano has commented further on his forum suggesting that lifters should be allowed to use the gear for a period of 3 years after a fee runs out. Sounds sensible to me.


Then you would get them only paying up every 3 or 4 years, in which case it would be a 3/4 year fee instead of a yearly fee.
RobJIcon...11-02-2010 @ 10:34 
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youngy said:
Then you would get them only paying up every 3 or 4 years, in which case it would be a 3/4 year fee instead of a yearly fee.


I think that it would only be for kit purchased prior to them not paying the fee. It's a good idea to protect the lifters.

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