Originally Posted by EVILGRAFX
Of course the statement is true but, for me, seeing someone local dominate has much more impact. There's no reason to buy something because someone at Nationals or Worlds wins. Those guys are way better than I'll ever be and buying their stuff isn't going to make me any better. If Joe Schmoe shows up at the local track and starts dominating, I want to know what's up.
Thats the same logic that sold Air Jordan's - it wasnt the shoes that made Michael Jordan - Michael Jordan, he was more competitive than anyone else at everything he did, hated to lose, and would practice, practice and practice more.
In high school in our weight room was a poster that said something along the lines of - If you are not spending your time doing what it takes to get better, somewhere, someone else is, and when you meet him, he will beat you.
How much pratice time does the guy that wins every week put in - how much practice does the guy who finishes last?