I was thinking last night about just how great some of the Gearheads are (usually as I was getting killed). I've never ventured out into the ranked field because I just don't want to deal with folks who play the "Gearheads" way, so I don't really have a great basis to compare, but I would say we've got some pretty darned great players among this group.
But it's funny, some of us definitely have our specialties. A weapon we all love and have tried to become a master at. Some I was thinking what players I'd associate with what weapon and mastery of that weapon. Now, I don't intend to slight anyone on the site who is really good with a certain weapon. This is just my observation from getting killed a great many times by that weapon by that Gearhead so please don't take offense. This list is intended to prompt discussion of who is good with what.
Here is my list:
Torque Bow: This is one of the easier categories. Zoso Fan really has no rivals in terms of the TB from my experience. Machete is pretty darned good as well. I would say that he's the only player who is near Zoso's class amongst the Gearheads.
Longshot: Robbins is one of the best, if not the best. He gets head shots galore and I know because I'm always a victim of them when I'm on the other team. Frosty Vern is pretty darned good with the snipe as well as is Zoso, Scott and Machete. I judge this category based on who gets the most head shots on a consistent basis.
Lancer: In other words, the saw. I'd say this is likely a three-way tie between Poland, GearsChrisB and Blankman. Both are unbelievably effective when using the Lancer to chop people in two.
Boomshot: I'd have to say ESuns and Robbins are pretty close. ESuns was getting some great kills with the boom last night. Machete is also pretty darned good with the boomshot. But Robbins is an artist of destruction with it.
Boltok: I'd never seen anyone use the Boltok and get regular headshots until last night when ajABE did it to me repeatedly. I didn't realize how effective a weapon that thing is. Amazing.
Gnasher: Oh man, so many are so good in this category it's tough to choose. But no question this goes to Really Doe. gackywacky is also unbelievably nasty with it (I've only played with him a couple of times, so I'm not sure what else he might be good at). So is Scott, Grymm, Frosty Vern and Sonic Crazy. As a matter of fact, I think there are fewer Gearheads who are bad with it then are good with it.
Hammer of Dawn: This would have to be Zoso. I don't know too many people who can use the Hammer and use it effectively. As a matter of fact, we've largely taken it out of our games now because most don't bother with it.
I think that's all I can really think of. Do you guys have anything? Did I miss anyone?