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07 May 2013 - 01:57 AM
Well.. I don't think I could pull of a lobster on my head, or the brony shirt, but I get your point. That being said, those pants aren't nearly as baggy as some that I've seen that almost look like hockey goalie pads.
06 May 2013 - 03:29 PMIf you plan on wearing a bounce vest you can get away with getting a jersey with no real padding like the inverts which are in my opinion very nice for how cheap they're priced. Personally, I don't see a real plus to wearing a $50+ jersey at all aside from nice designs.
Pants, make sure they have a sleeve for a swab or two, a tough fabric on the knees, and a bit of crochtal protection is a plus. Also ankle velcro/straps help a lot if you accidentally buy them a little long.
Agg = surfer term adapted and changed by paintballers.
old meaning Aggressive look, play style etc.
New meaning worrying too much about how "nice" your gear looks more than how nice your play style is.
The problem with a bounce vest, or t-shirt for that matter, is that I'm very much not a layers person. They usually look fairly tight and bulky, and I'm big enough that I like loose baggy clothes and adding layers tends to cause bunching and a general lack of comfort anyway, so adding an extra uncomfortable layer is going to put me in a grumpy mood by the end of the day. This is also why I'm a little resistant towards the idea of knee pads and elbow pads: while they might be great for getting down on the ground and crawling around, the idea of running around with tight pads clinging to my knees and elbows isn't all that appealing. I'd much rather compromise a little on usefulness in favor of comfort by getting the clothing with padding built in. Plus, from what I can tell, I can always add the knee, elbow, and under-armor pads later if I really want to...
06 May 2013 - 03:03 PM
06 May 2013 - 02:56 PMSo, not that paintball is a game where people worry too much about looking stupid or anything like that, but doesn't it look a little weird running around with big poofy paintball pants and no matching poofy paintball jersey?
Also, I've noticed that quite a few of the higher end jerseys (Dye, Raza, etc) look like they have fairly heavy padding on the shoulders, chest, and underarm areas, which seems to fit with my desire for side impact protection and reduced bruising. Does this padding not really work? Or is the reason you don't wear yours because its just more bulky than you like for your upper body?
06 May 2013 - 03:28 AMWell, here's a tip when wearing jerseys. When you have your pack on, pull on the jersey above the pack a bit to make it pretty loose and baggy, so when you get shot, it's bounces for days.
I have noticed that people hook their jerseys over the top of their packs, but I thought that was just so you can access the pack easier.
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