Re(1): Here is the thing Posted on 2/28/2018 at 10:18:00 PM by Period
The non-lifter doesn't know what gear is, thus has no idea the difference between equipped or raw. Non-lifters would show up in large numbers to watch the massive lifts but would rather prune their shrubbery than watch a sleepy raw meet.
You can get an easy raw record by lifting a 45 lb bar in many divisions and organizations. As raw matures these lifters and new lifters will migrate to easier grazing again, and so it goes on and on. Fed owners and meet directors know this and cater to it.
Only the best want to lift the massive weights. It's why they would get the biggest crowds and viewership in the great meets of the past. Today, IPF equipped worlds has larger viewing then their raw for example. Live and let live. Why all the hate from raw pukes has to do with classic jealousy, period. Replies: