What age is too young for paintball? What age do you think is too young for paintball?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:21 AM
Personally I think paintball fields should raise the age to 12, I have seen to many crying little kids to think its good for paintball, when they aren't crying they are usually hiding in corners or in the far back bunkers 4-5 kids on one bunker. They are more likely too shoot their own team then the other.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:37 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:06 AM
First and foremost, I think you should be allowed to play once you've grown enough to be able to properly and safely wear a mask.
Seriously, I'm seeing kids at my field running around with the their masks riding on their shoulders and constantly holding the chin of their mask.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:38 AM
This post has been edited by XxJellyFilledxX: 13 March 2012 - 06:39 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:16 AM
I find ten year olds play better when a vet plays along side them. I mean right alongside them. I've done it before, told the kid to stay right next to me no matter what and do as I say. It got him out of the back corner bunker, into the the middle of the fight, and got him to not be afraid.
And I'm sure my Marq of Doom shooting 15bps alongside him gave him a little bit of a confidence boost
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:20 PM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:29 PM
once you walk into grade 9, you have a visible piece of ID that fields can see and check. and you can then get your adult to sign for you as usual and enjoy your day of play.
I know that there are a select few children who are mature enough to play, are young, yet exited and into the game.
There are FAR MORE 10. 11's 12s and 13 year old kids who sit in the back firing away at the other side of the field 180 feet away and who freak shit if you come around a corner near them asking for a mercy or surrender.
they shoot their team mates in the back because they refuse to move up. They point their barrels at everyone's face when talking to them, partially because they have to look up, and partially because the tank is heavy so it drops to the ground. in the event that a player has to make a quick informed decision ( like they see someone wipe out and a mask comes flying off,) 95% would not scream for the other players to stop shooting. most of them would actually pelt the downed guy as an easy elimination before seeing his mask 5 feet in front of him. by the time you hit 14 i'd imagine your quick enough to make "self ref" choices on a field if you have to. I dont see it from a 10 year old. Especially not an 8 year old that some fields let on.
you have your school id. come play
Also: kids who drop school and no longer have their valid ID can be refused on grounds of we need a school id for those who do not have a drivers license or in college university ect. easy way to stop complete tools from walking onto a field and hurting themselves or others through douchbaggery
Does this mean there are children who wont be able to play for a few years. Yes. its true.
But I think it would do more good then bad. and quell alot of issues that field owners and the guys at the cash almost Always have with parents freaking about their child being hit 2 times, or a second time when they were walking off. (as they blatantly crossed lines of fire without realizing it)
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 13 March 2012 - 02:36 PM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:17 PM