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10 May 2013 - 08:03 PMWhen I started air bunkers were not prevalent quite yet. Most speedball took place on Hyperball fields and I enjoyed it. I played nearly weekly at a field in Mississauga called Paintball City that had a great Hyperball field. I moved away from Mississauga many years ago and never gone back but found on there web site that that great fun field is now switched to air bunkers just like every speedball field in this province in seams. Though I see the benefits of air bunkers (ie. safety and changeability) I must say I never have truly liked them. Nothing short of cheating and poor sportsmanship drives me up the wall more than deflating bunkers. Hyperball was fun the field was not changing through the day as bunkers slowly lost air. One side did not have an advantage over the other if one side had bunkers with better seals or leaking repairs.
Am I the only one that misses the old Hyperball fields.
01 May 2013 - 08:24 PMIn light off Kee bringing back the Autococker it got me thinking what other guns or companies I'd like to see back in the sport.
Myself its easy. I'd like to see Sheridan be brought back to life. I'd love to see some brass back in the game. I Imagine with the increasing popularity of Milsim guns like KP series could do well again. Or the simple PGP's, the new pistols are nice I have one (T8.1) my sister and I use for CQB stuff. But I still prefer the PGP myself for it better ergo's solid feel and ultra reliability.
Of course I'd like to see AGD return to mainstream as well but they still alive for now thankfully.
13 April 2013 - 09:24 PMTitle says it all curious how many here find stuff they like and stick with it.
Personally I have had my Tippmann Pro/Carbine for 14 years now. Through thick and thin it's always served me well and still brings a smile to my face when I decide to take it out (don't use it too often anymore cause I have newer stuff that serves the same purpose but I will never sell it).
And My AGD 68 AutoMag has been with me almost 14 years as well (purchased 6 months after the carbine). Was my first so call "speedball" marker and served in that role as my primary speedball setup up until couple years ago. It's been used in sooo many different configurations and had so many upgrades it eventually spawned my current RT ULE Mag I now use. So it's back in nearly the same form as when I bought it new back in 1999.
10 April 2013 - 10:47 PMIt's getting very tiresome coming on these boards. I like to come here and offer advice and pass on knowledge I have learned over my past 15 years in the sport to others asking for help. But it just getting OLD when in every single bloody advice thread people end up crying bout this or that or hating/bashing others opinions/experiences.
What this sport needs is to get back to the FUN it started as. We all started playing cause it fun, it was never the latest guns or clothing or mask that brings a player to the game. It was the fun experience we all enjoy and keep enjoying.
When I started playing Electros were in there infancy. But even then the Brass Eagle crap tastic pump I purchased was laughable at best. It did not matter ,it worked for my for a couple months and cemented the fact that paintball was for me, it was fun and I could not get enuff. I played many games with that Brass Eagle (still have it some were lol). And never once did my crappy $35 special stop me from enjoying the game. I had FUN I got shot ALOT and shot others too and always enjoyed coming back for more.
But that kinda mentality seems lost in paintball now. Did we all forget why we play this game to begin with. Do people honestly think without so and so brand what ever this sports no longer fun?
If a kid comes in here asking for advice on his or hers new $80 Azodin Kaos or $90 Tippmann carver one. You don't need to tell them " well what you got sucks so you should just save up till you can afford that $500 AXE with the $200 Rotor and that $160 Ninja Tank " and so on.......... He is obviously on a budget and as good as an AXE and Rotor and Ninja take might be its not gona make the game more or less FUN. Fun of this game comes from the adrenalin filled action, the camaraderie we share, the laughs and the general challenge of it. It should not be about winning at all costs. There's enuff of that in the real world, paintballs a fun escape and it seams its loosing that.
So why is it than many here feel need to hate on others choices or experiences. I think it's great that we all have lots of choices for gear but sometimes don't understand the animosity towards others choices. Guns and gear make up such a small difference on in game performance I wonder why people have such strong views.
Let's face it. No matter how good you are or what you shoot or how much you spent on that new gadget. A first time renter still and has I'm willing to bet eliminated you now and then. Sure nice gear can help BUT does it really make it more fun? And if better gear did make you soooooo much better a player, is it cool to win by having deeper pocket books?
22 March 2013 - 12:45 PMWell since we got the car one why not have one for all the Bike enthusiasts. I know Mike rides (nice Busa at that) and I personally been riding now for 10+ years (though presently sidelined due to injuries incurred on a bike by driver that "didn't see me" she totalled my beater/project bike and destroyed my left leg gona take a year to recover I told been 6 months so far).
Personal mount is a 2010 Honda CBF600sa. It's not overly fast it's not fancy but its a great all round machine that's been trouble free. It works great as a little tourer with the detachable hard luggage and surprisingly torquey inline 4. The riding position is more like a standard with the slightest cant forward. The bike handles twisties very well with well sorted suspension that's a good compromise of handling and comfort (though with a edge towards performance). The seat is quite comfy and is adjustable in height. I like the 20l fuel capacity and 400km range (came in handy on my last trip cross Canada some places in northern Ontario are over 350kms between fuel). And although not required and I have yet to activate them the ABS breaks offer a nice peace of mind when you have to play dodge the cell phone using cage drivers.
Day I brought it home
Pic I took on cross Canada trip near my Brothers place in BC the three bikes together Mothers (the beater bike that's now dead RIP, my Brother and his DR650 duel sport, he has since replaced with a V-Strom 1000 for comfort reasons lol). This trip was all started as my mother was diagnosed with major heart issues and wanted to at least ride one more BIG trip with both her kids before she could no longer ride a bike. Three weeks prior to leaving her bike 2000 Yamaha V-Star puked its trans so I hurriedly found bought and prepped the little 500 kawasaki Vulcan as the Yamaha was just gona take too long to get parts and fix (its fixed now as I just threw in a used engine). That poor little Kawi broke down a few times but I was always able to get it going on the road and it really was a great trip. After the trip my plans were to make a cool little bobber out the Kawi for commuting duty for myself.
In whistler BC with brother (Damn good lunch here)
And at anarchist pass in BC AWESOME snaking road with countless hair pins and perfect pavement and stunning views.
The three of us on the ferry to Victoria to explore the island a bit. Though did not get to explore to much because the DR650 of my brothers was acting up and we had to source parts for a day.
On the return trip home. My Honda is the only bike on the trip that did not run into issues (other than both my Tires were BALD when I got home). But still that little Kawasaki really impressed me I truly am gona miss it.