Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
What you "think exists" is beyond me.
The truth is that the configuration currently know as Hawaiian Style used to be popularised as Island Style long before there was any ASA to be reversed.
That particular "Style" acually pre-dates Paintball as a game.
You didn't invent it, neither did I. It existed 5 decades before paintball as a game was even conceived.
(according to the US patent Office)
Never mind the fact that I've been playing paintball for 25 years, the past 12 years I've been running the Paintball Marshals' Museum of Paintball History, and have been researching the roots of paintball for several decades..
It's still a fact that this obscure corner of the U.S. is where paintball started, We were playing paintball out here for years before it hit the West Coast or Hawaii. Several fields locally have celebrated their 30th anniversary, which cannot be said anywhere else in this Country.
Up here "off the radar" we held the very first paintball game, the very first paintball tournament ever, the first "scenario" game format, and the first World Cup international competition back in 1984.
These are also a matter of historical fact. Not a matter of "revisionist" history.
I've had many great times chatting with people like Caleb Strong, Jim Lively, Bob Gurnsey, Jerry Braun, Jim Ioulo, Paul Fogel, Debra Dion, Glenn Palmer, Tom Kaye, Renee Bouchard...
So many stories by people who were instrumental in making paintball what it is today.
So many stories that give me the basis of my information.
Very few of these stories have documented verification.
Yet they repeatedly tell the same story.
I collect these stories from the people who were actually there, and I occasionally repeat them online.
The fact that it is a verbal history and not some wikipedia excerpt with no documentation does not negate the fact that this is what people who know the the truth have told me over the years.
I don't care about nomenclature, call it Hawaiian if you insist.
The truth is still the truth.