Since we致e sort of sparked this up in a couple of threads I thought we might as well begin the debate on a thread for just that, the discussion between the two. I知 not talking about shit talking, but instead a civil debate about the differences and our opinions on the matter.
I think it would be great to spark this up on TID b/c we have some serious PLers on this forum and I壇 like to hear all their opinions on the matter.
Do you think one is more difficult than the other? Are you a purist in terms of lifting raw or do you just care how much weight is moving on that bar and you値l wear whatever? Do you think the sport has gone too far in regards to the equipment used?
I値l start. I used to be a die-hard purist, but I知 beginning to realize that if I am going to enjoy this sport for many years I知 going to have to change my views and realize that some equipment will be necessary to help prolong my journey in this sport.
So what do you believe and why?