Originally Posted by Knevildrummer
Yeah his grip is pretty good, but his index fingers are wrapped too tightly around the stick. Not the most relaxed grip I've ever seen but way better than most of the young drummers out there.
I guess that's what bugs me about the guy, just because his fans really don't have much to compare him to, they all think he's so amazing.
Then nonsense starts to come out like he's gonna compete in the WFD or he uses no mics. Yeah, right. Please, this is total teeny bopper kid stuff.
It's like Joey Jordison. He plays a relatively fast double bass roll and everyone thinks he's so badass. Meanwhile someone like Gene Hoglan or Derek Roddy toils away in relative obscurity.
It's a shame really.
your right and i like the way you said it. you didnt bash him like ive seen 20-30 other posters do. and you blamed his discredability towards his younger fans which is 100% why people who dont like him -dont like him- because his younger "and ignorant to drumming" fans are just cought up in him. travis is my fav drummer and got me into drumming that will never change, but im aware that his fans have soiled his reputation towards the critical drumming population by rumours and over dramatization.