This week’s patch of the week is the Red X from Rogue Dynamics. These can currently be purchased off of their website for $6.
It started as dialogue on a GORUCK event but it’s more to me now than an idea for a media quip for TV marketing. If you live your life right you’re going to end up with a target on your back. No matter if it’s from standing up for what you believe in or calling someone on their failure to live up to their own standards. One way or another you will have one if you do what’s right.
The idea for the patch came from a new technique implemented at GORUCK Selection. Whenever someone failed to meet standard they’d be branded with a patch that had a line on it. Mess up again and that line turns into an X. Mess up again and the patch is replaced with a new color. The last level of this branding was a red patch with a giant X on it.
People who had that patch experienced a good deal of extra pain as they literally had a red target on their back. This patch is a reminder that as long as you stand up for what you believe in you will have a target on your back.
The bonus is if you wear the patch upside down it looks like a sword fight… which I think is pretty awesome. Again, it can be purchased from Rogue Dynamics and if you’d like to read more about the Red X you can check out the post on GORUCK.