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Old 07-19-2008, 07:44 AM
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Default What do you consider "old school'?

Ok, a rant I read in another thread got me thinking.

I don't think of myself as an "old school" player, meaning I played back in the 80's when it first started. However, I do think of myself as having an "old school" attitude in that I feel I have some of the same attitudes they (or the mythology) portray such as sportsmanship, honor, fun, good attitude on AND off the field, etc.

So, when did the "old school" era stop being "old school"? Did it stop with the advent of ramping? Or did it stop with the death of pump (in it's previous life - not it's present day reincarnation) and the advent of semi-electric guns? Did it end with eyes and fast loaders?

Or, is it just an attitude of fair play and fun days for everyone, not just yourself?

Oh, and for you wiseasses, I don't want to hear about the rocking chair club! Haha!
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:46 AM
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I think some people want the new things and forget where the sport originated. Like pumps, for example. It never stopped, people just didn't recognize it since all the new HK stuff and high electros. Bunch of crap if you ask me.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:54 AM
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old school: pre-ramping, pre-eyes, pre-force fed hoppers. true semi, blind guns, and agitating hoppers were going out of style as i was getting into paintball.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:31 AM
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old school: pre-ramping, pre-eyes, pre-force fed hoppers. true semi, blind guns, and agitating hoppers were going out of style as i was getting into paintball.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: What do you consider "old school'?

Let's see. I came in pre-ramping, waaaaayyyy before eyes, the revy and reloader just became the hot items, though most people still used the gravity fed and stick loaders. Guess I hit the end of the old school era...

I'd like to think that today it's about the attitude, not really the length of service. Like I said earlier, sportsmanship, honor (not overshooting or bonus balling) and fair play (no cheating or at least admitting to it) are very important in my mind.
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Old 07-19-2008, 01:30 PM
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lol, since you put it that way... when did BC become a speedball team?? i'd have to say pre-NPPL, because thats when things really took off. if it weren't for tournament paintball, we wouldnt be shooting as fast and playing as agressive as we are today.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:51 AM
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I really dont know where I fall in, I started before eyes & all the modes really came out. Revvys ruled with cockers & Angels were all over the feild in memphis (early '99). Then I really got online with paintball & saw stuff get better over time then took a break for college & came back. Hell I still use a mech frame & just got my first halo like a year or so ago. I guess old school would be 90's & older? When everything was less complex, shoot, even the gas was cheap!!!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:25 AM
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I like mechs. Especially pumps.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:14 AM
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this is old school

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:59 AM
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^If that's classical, mine's like a neo-classical.
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