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vikingshadow
12-29-2005, 07:57 PM
While the forums were down, I found a post in PBNation (I know, I know) that said that anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't be playing OR be on a computer. Stupid kid - probably got rolled by someone over 30 and that's his only defense!

Anyways, I noticed there were a few "older" people here (as in over 30 - not that that's old or anything!) I just wondered on a number...how many of us are there?

If you want, and aren't too tired, give your age, your occupation, what kind of ball you play and for how long, and any other information to join the "Old Fart's Club" formerly known as the Rocking Chair Possee......

I'm 39 - soon to be 40 **gasp**:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
a career teacher
married with 2 daughters
tournament ball (Going national PSP, Division III, next year is the plan)
Started playing almost 3 years ago

After you post, add "Old Fart's Club" member # (insert the next chronological number here)

SoldierzHonor
12-29-2005, 08:05 PM
34
single
drywall
any kind of paintball is just groovy, can ya dig it?
started playing early 2000
looking for a 68cal cane with a co2 cartridge holder

and here I thought it was the KUSA Geezer squad lol...Im sooo misinformed ;)

big_daddy_d
12-29-2005, 08:53 PM
Thank god I have 4 more years until I hit the beloved 30

bamf-hacker
12-30-2005, 04:19 AM
33 here and I am a member :)

I guess I am #3 becasue SoldierzHonor was #2, but he did not update his sig.

So if I should make mine #2 let me know.

HacKeR

kevdupuis
12-30-2005, 05:57 AM
I've got most of you beat, 43 as of last August. :p

vikingshadow
12-30-2005, 06:02 AM
LOL - here I was thinking I was the oldest one here all these months...

QAZ123
12-30-2005, 06:09 AM
I know a 56 year old that play's and I watched a 58 year old man bunker a young guy. Stop. Tilt the flap on his proflex to spit out some tobacco spit. Then dive into the next bunker! JB.

Eaglelox
12-30-2005, 06:14 AM
old fart #4
good to see the site up again
im 39 in january.
been playing ball since 1985
i only play free woods ball now
married with 2 sons 1 daughter
i own and operate Insane Pain Sports / machinist

vikingshadow
12-30-2005, 06:16 AM
Interesting information for those of us pushing the big 4-0....

This was developed as an age test by an R&D department at Harvard
University. Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud
without a mistake. The average person over 40 years of age can't do it!

1. This is this cat
2. This is is cat
3. This is how cat
4. This is to cat
5. This is keep cat
6. This is an cat
7. This is old cat
8. This is fart cat
9. This is busy cat
10. This is for cat
11. This is forty cat
12. This is seconds cat

Now go back and read aloud the third word in each line
from the top down and I betcha you can't resist passing it on?

DexGtr
12-30-2005, 06:16 AM
one more year guys, i'm turning 29 on january...reserve me a rocking chair..:D

SGTCOFFEE
12-30-2005, 12:27 PM
I'm 38
A UA pipe fitter
Any kind of ball I can experience till I find what I like!
I'm a newb, got a TL-R for Christmas this year.
Married to the only woman that could handle me for 17 years!
Have 2 kids A girl and a boy!
Just an Outlaw baller right now!
MAN this is FUN:nunu:

QAZ123
12-30-2005, 01:34 PM
*Crack's open a can of Ensure* Here to you guy's! :D

JB.

DexGtr
12-30-2005, 01:36 PM
*Crack's open a can of Ensure* Here to you guy's! :D

JB.

and bring in those Centrum Silvers :D

vikingshadow
12-30-2005, 05:24 PM
LOL!!! You realize some of us have gray hair older than some of the kids posting in these forums?

Preparation H is in the cabinet to the left of the locked one (no one's allowed in that one - that's the stash of those little blue pills that I'm holding for Gunny!!!)

druid
12-30-2005, 07:24 PM
"Old Fart's Club" member # 6
Age: 35
Occupation: Department of Corrections
Married with 3 daughters (watch it....:dodgy:)
Been playing since High School
Any ball will do...

Drefish99
12-30-2005, 07:29 PM
I'm 31
Speedo Model
Married with 3 kids (2 girls and a rugrat)
Rec baller that loves to pretend to be a pro
Started playing in the late 80's with the release of Gotcha

Recon by Fire
12-30-2005, 11:22 PM
37
security contractor
married with 2 daughters
RecBall (airball or woods)
Started playing in 2001

I am in my prime :) and regularly destroy young agg kidz with mad skillz on teh airball field. Funny, they don't think you should be in paintball if you are over 30, I don't think they should be in paintball either.

paintball 1
12-31-2005, 05:17 AM
Gee !!!! i'm old.51. started two yrs ago. 4 kids. youngest is 22.
i work as a license state optician.

Gunny462
12-31-2005, 05:26 AM
LOL I keep my stock of pills well hidden as I known Viking and Dre would love to get their mitts on them!!!

45 going on 80

"Old Fart's Club" member lucky #7

kevdupuis
12-31-2005, 05:34 AM
whew, I'm glad there are a couple older then me here. Now I don't have to worry about being the antique. ;)

MMMMMM...pills, just don't fight over the vitamin E

Ares
12-31-2005, 05:34 AM
i thought u died gunny

vikingshadow
12-31-2005, 05:43 AM
Guuuunnnnnyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Long time no see!

So, what are those blue pills I've been, erhmmm, guarding all this time?

Gunny462
12-31-2005, 06:14 AM
Viagra, as if you and the wife didn,t already know!! LOL

druid
12-31-2005, 10:13 AM
whew, I'm glad there are a couple older then me here. Now I don't have to worry about being the antique. ;)

MMMMMM...pills, just don't fight over the vitamin E
QFT!! Now Tim (Bigred76) can get off this aching back!!

SoldierzHonor
12-31-2005, 11:01 PM
edited sig....go figure, im #2 lol, that means Im the.....nvm

El Torofuerte
01-11-2006, 01:15 AM
Guess im number 8???

going to be 31 in May
Been playing since 95
Mostly Rec never found a group/team to try more serious PB, but its a goal.
E.C.O for the local police
No kids, single

Hey what do u say us "gramps" have a rocking chair w/a red slash thru it as our avatar!! lol :D

DexGtr
01-11-2006, 10:05 AM
Viagra, as if you and the wife didn,t already know!! LOL

Holy crap it's Gunny! Long time no see/talk dude. :couchplus:

Gunny462
01-27-2006, 02:54 AM
Holy crap it's Gunny! Long time no see/talk dude. :couchplus:

LOL Took you long enough to notice... what ya loose yur bi-focals? HAHAHA!

I 'see' alot of old faces in here.:D

DexGtr
01-27-2006, 06:55 AM
I 'see' alot of old faces in here.:D

we prefer "distinguished" faces :D

vikingshadow
01-27-2006, 08:19 AM
or "experienced" faces....battle worn even! :grin:

SparkyGT
02-02-2006, 09:25 AM
36
cushy desk job
been playing 3 years solid
first played about 10 years ago
all woodsball so far

Warnichek
02-02-2006, 11:10 AM
32
Fire Extinguisher Service Supervisor for NAFECO
married. 2 kids ( 2 boys )
2 years exp. (open field 1.5 years ago)
Speedball/woodsball/trying for stock class
I guess I'm #10 (us old guys have a hard time remembering where we are)

meruhl
07-06-2006, 08:57 AM
47. Got into pb last year, when my son turned 10. Not sure how/why it took me so long to discover it. Busy with life I guess...

Mainframe systems analyst
Still married to my first wife (16+ years)
3 kids: son 11, daughter 6, son due 10/27/06

My son is pretty good at woodsball. He rarely gets tagged out. Me? I come home all welted up.

So anyway...looks like I'm Member #11.

TheRedBarron
07-06-2006, 09:35 AM
Oh wow, old post man, im not old enough to join the cool kids club :( 2 years lol.

bamf-hacker
07-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Oh wow, old post man


Today is revive the old threads day, didn't you know :)

Welcome to the club meruhl!

and congrats on number 3.

HacKeR

WhatThaSmurf
07-06-2006, 09:47 AM
Today is revive the old threads day, didn't you know :)
I think I take the cake, mine was 5 months.

meruhl
07-06-2006, 10:36 AM
Oh wow, old post man, im not old enough to join the cool kids club :( 2 years lol.
So go get me some water, boy...:D

and congrats on number 3.
Thanks. It's another boy. I'll be getting bunked well into my 60s...

big_daddy_d
07-06-2006, 05:14 PM
4 more years and then life is over for me :(:(:(

claustrophobia9
07-06-2006, 05:16 PM
too old to read the timestamp...
w/e its cool atleast it wasnt a "this or that which im buying a week from now" and you post 3 years later

vwjimmy
07-06-2006, 05:20 PM
Application:

41 :cool:
Auto Technician/Shop Owner
16 and 17 yr old sons
Married 19 years (actually still love it too!!! :D )
Painting with markers since 1989
Now getting painted by my sons with the markers I built for them!!!

Well, do I qualify? :p

vikingshadow
07-06-2006, 05:24 PM
Well, we'll need to do a background check, then a drug test. Then we'll need to see if you can handle a rocking chair ok. We'll let you know after that.....

LOL! I can't believe this thread is still going on!

vwjimmy
07-06-2006, 06:18 PM
Well, you can't see the background due to my width....
A drug test is out of the question due to the amount of pee in the cup compaired to on the hands.....
The rocking chair better have alot of padding!!!!!!!!!!
lol

Sandman_Bravo
07-07-2006, 02:36 AM
41
Electrician for the last 10 yrs, was a pipefitter w/798 before that.
3 kids, 1-girl & 2-boys
Married
Just started this year with paintball, mostly woodsball. My daughter has her first game this weekend with dad.

vikingshadow
07-07-2006, 04:28 AM
Wish my daughters would play....they're definitely girly girls! They've seen me with some nasty bruises (those inside the bicep ones are ugly even if they don't hurt.) I figure eventually they will, it just takes that first time getting hit to get them over it. Now, it's just a matter of the first time!

Well, I need to change my stats - been 40 since March....

meruhl
07-07-2006, 04:57 AM
LOL! I can't believe this thread is still going on!My pregnant, 40-year-old wife can't believe I'm still going on...

While the forums were down, I found a post in PBNation (I know, I know) that said that anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't be playing OR be on a computer. Stupid kid - probably got rolled by someone over 30 and that's his only defense!
I just read vike's initial post. That's why I'm here and not on PBNation.

btw, I'm a mainframe systems analyst. I've been working on computers since BEFORE the PC.

I say, "Trust No One UNDER 30!"

_Fett_
07-07-2006, 09:16 AM
count me in.

" ... anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't be playing ... "
do the following names sound familiar? try knocking them out of paintball
glenn palmer
bud orr
bob long

[meruhl]
congrats ! i've got 2, but i'm sure we're finished ... w/ production that is.

Warnichek
07-07-2006, 09:32 AM
[QUOTE=_Fett_]count me in.

" ... anyone over the age of 30 shouldn't be playing ... "
do the following names sound familiar? try knocking them out of paintball
glenn palmer
bud orr
bob long


My wife tells me the same thing. Of course I had to go and help her out by spraining my ankle on the 4th of July in volleyball. But I think young at heart, young in mind, maybe young in body. meh might work out.

Gunny462
11-14-2006, 11:31 AM
Hmmmmm Never did get a numba LOL but then I would have forgotten it anyways!!!!

I here by call to order the first meetin of da Old Farts.....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/Gunny462/792029298.jpg

I forget..... where's the meetin being held?

vikingshadow
11-14-2006, 03:21 PM
Sizzler - 4:00! Senior Citizen specials at that time....

old_dog
01-27-2007, 10:36 AM
At my sons request I am officially asking to join this ELITE club. LMAO

I took early retirement at 52 so my wife and I could have a kid. My son is now 8 yrs old. That makes me ummmmmmmmm OLD

I'm a retired master carpenter, been with the union for about 35 yrs. My wife is a Prof at the local Uni.

I started paintball back in the early 80's with my crew at work, weekends only winter/summer for 5 or 6 years. I never owned a gun always rented. Then I got away from it untill recently.

Do I qualify ???????

OD

vikingshadow
01-27-2007, 11:01 AM
Absolutely. Unfortunately, Jimmy ruined the background test so we just have the drug test thing - you can send your urine to TheRedBarron, care of Dragon, who will send it to Otter to test. (You don't want to know what he does to test it! Ewwwwww....)

After that, you have to come in to Kingman to get fitted for a custom rocking chair. You'll have to sit by the drafty door, furthest from the television - that is until some of these other old farts start dropping off! Don't worry, shouldn't be too long!

TheRedBarron
01-27-2007, 11:01 AM
Im not old enough for the club why do I get to test the urine?

Sandman_Bravo
01-27-2007, 11:03 AM
Let's not get into a pissing match here...
...ok, that was a bad pun.

vikingshadow
01-27-2007, 11:06 AM
Im not old enough for the club why do I get to test the urine?

Old Age training...you're borderline old, so you get to do the fun stuff!

mechwar.9
01-30-2007, 11:38 AM
Since there were a few fellows who didn't take a number, I will take #15
I am 58
Widowed, but have the best girlfriend in the world
2 kids (five if I count hers)
Been paint balling since the early 90's
Oracle Data Base Analyst
Have a new 06 Electra with eyes, and a VS2. (told ya she is the best)
Don't need or plan on a rocking chair, a rocking trigger will have to do...

vikingshadow
01-30-2007, 12:11 PM
Hahaha! Welcome, and too bad. You still get the chair. What you do with it after we give it to you is your business - just try not to make the news!

Warnichek
02-01-2007, 05:17 AM
Welcome fellow old timer! Today is tapioca (sp) day!! then nap time!!! woot

vwjimmy
02-01-2007, 06:11 AM
Im not old enough for the club why do I get to test the urine?
We figured that your 'pissed off' experience would qualify you for the sample handling.... ;)
I have dropped some width so I would say the background test is probably OK to reinstate, however, sending urine to Maine sounds fun!
:D :D

STRIKEFIRST
02-01-2007, 06:21 AM
OK here it goes...

31 (32 in april)
Married
1 daughter (5 end of February - she asks to play everytime i touch my guns)
Engineering Technician
Started playing in '91 quit in '94 (splatmaster, Trracer Pump, Taso Vindicator pump)
Started up again in 2005
LP pilot almost done - Want a Marq, PM6 or NXT shocker

Crap that was painful...

Alright what old fart club number am I????

MVS1
02-01-2007, 07:58 AM
Jeez I guess I am getting old, however I refuse to accept it.

36
USAF Combat Communication (Satellite, Wideband and Telemetry)
I have no particular perference, Local tournies, speedball, woods play, its all a good.
Been playing on and off for 10 years, however just got real serious about playing after getting back from my last trip to Iraq in Jan 06.
Married to the paintballers dream wife with a daughter(10) and 2 sons (4 & 6)that all can't wait to be old enough to play.
me: honey I'm thinking about getting a new paintball marker but the one I want costs $1200,
wife: o yeah you should get it you deserve it and you'll regret it if you don't. :angel:

Theheroguy
02-02-2007, 04:58 PM
this thread is almost as old as you guys (proportionally of course)

vikingshadow
02-02-2007, 06:37 PM
Uh oh. A 16 year old in here! Raise your hand if you have socks and underwear older than him.....

Well, we outnumber him in here, proportionally, of course.

vwjimmy
02-02-2007, 07:30 PM
Hand raised......