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Old 05-24-2008, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

deffinetly worth it, best sport out there I think. I wouldnt call it a hobby though. I still dont get why paint is so expensive.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

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I was thinking the same thing. What's a pair of binoculars worth? lol
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:32 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. What's a pair of binoculars worth? lol

nice ones are very exspensive....but its a one time cost...
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

1. Decrease the cost of mods and HPA tanks.

2. Disuse of the term "agg". Really gets on my nerves, probably because of it's connotations with the afore mentioned idiots
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

If I could change absolutly anything about the game it we have to be some unwriten rule someplace that said if you want to play you have to buy your own gear, that means you and NOT YOUR PARENTS. I beleive that would revolutionize(SP) the game, it would deffinatly get rid of the attitude, lack of respect, and the know everything attitude that seems to come with that new gat your parents just shelled out a good wad of cash for.

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Old 05-25-2008, 05:04 AM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

Well put.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

See, I don't have a problem with parents buying kids their gear. It is entirely reasonable that the parent might show appreciation for the kids hard work in school, help around the house, etc., by buying their gear. How many 14 year olds can afford this sport on their own? Not many at all. I do think that there is a problem with the attitudes of many of the kids (and far too many of the "adults") with the gangster mentality. However, when you think about it, this is a sport that rewards aggressiveness and playing at the limits. You can not remove mental attitudes without also removing that aggressiveness. We obviously don't want to be playing with a bunch of milquetoasts, what fun would anyone have. It is inherent that paintball attracts type A personalities. Instead of complaining about the agg stuff, find out what your issue with them is. Is it because they beat you? Then get better, come back and beat them. On the field. Or, is it because you don't like their cockiness/language/whatever? Guess what? They probably think you have issues too.

As far as decreasing costs, it's a good idea, but just like gasoline, you have to look at the behind the scenes things to see why it costs what it does. Paintball has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Many here have been excited to see paintball on TV, or get positive national press, and have bigger and better tournaments. Guess what? That costs money. Manufacturers want to be out there getting their product noticed, so they sponsor teams, tournaments, etc., the cost of which is built into their products.

Finally. We shoot guns. I'm sorry if that offends people. A paintball "marker" shoots a projectile from a barrel by means of an accelerant. That makes it a gun. Just look at the case where those kids shot a cop on a traffic stop with a paintball "marker," look at the charges they are now facing. If you want to call it a marker to make yourself feel better, that's fine, but paintball started as "the survival game" and was marketed as hunting people.

Anyway, enough debate (I'm probably walking the line anyway), here's the things I would change:
1. Since it has been proved that paintball is safer to play, in terms of serious injury, than even golf. I'd like to see the insurance rates come down. This would help more fields open, or more fields stay in business in some cases.

2. Quit *****ing about what company X did to company Y. Paintball is, again, a multi-billion dollar industry. It's business. No one really cares that you've been playing for 25 years and that you shot Mr. Nelson in the ass. Really, we don't give a damn. It matters not in the business that paintball has become, if you're going to do that, just retire and sit in your rocking chair and reminisce about the old days. In order for paintball to survive as an industry, it's going to have to act like a business. That means, just like on the field, the aggressive win, the passive/naive lose. Paintball is the biggest business to have it's head jammed firmly up it's rear end that I've ever seen. How could it have gotten to that point that it's open war between fanboys of various companies for their business practices. The originators thought that everyone would just get along, would share technology and ideas and all that sort of thing? Please, as soon as one company figured out that money could be made, this was inevitable. So please, quit *****ing, no one cares.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:19 AM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

very well said critical
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:26 AM
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1) Open more feilds! i live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada and we only have like 1 feild and they over charge so much they want 55 dollars plus tax for whitebox paint:| and my local paintball store over charges SO much.

2) Websites that dont Update there websites ive tried now 3 times to order a tournamet clothes package and all 3 times they were all out and they dont know when their going to get more in. I waste my time placing orders just to find out that they're all out it makes me so mad. - if you know of a website that has paintball clothes for really cheap or has packages LET ME KNOW PLEASE!!!!!!!! either P.M me or write a post on my thread - Jersey Size
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: What would you change about paintball?

The price, it's expensive to play. Also if I could change the way those cocky kids acted I would but their's no changing that =(
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