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#1 csskiller

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:51 PM

So my questions to you are, do you use a chest protector and what's your opinion of them?

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

i dont use one, but this local douche bag at my field seriously wears a "chest protector" AND a bounce vest...so he kinda gives them a bad rep around here.

I have one for when i bring rookies along because it generally gives them a bit more self confidence to move up the field

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:58 PM

Good for new players, but I personally don't use one.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:15 PM

Don't use one, I see them mostly on young kids or their parents. I personally would rather have pads on areas I get hit more often

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:16 PM

Chest protectors, unless you are a new player.......ehhhhhhhh.

Bounce vests are 100% acceptable though.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:16 PM

Chest protectors, unless you are a new player.......ehhhhhhhh.

Bounce vests are 100% acceptable though.


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:30 PM

i dont use one but i really dont care if people do. other than this one time i brought my friend and he has played before but not in a long time so he brought a motocross chest gaurd and i was crackin on him for it. like before we go onto the field i would be like " dont forget you protecor, you dont wanna get hit in the vagina."

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:31 PM

maybe for a kid but i dont think a paintball hurts really so dont see the need personally.
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:31 PM

I have one for when i bring rookies along because it generally gives them a bit more self confidence to move up the field



Same here .... I have a sly one that I used to wear in my beginning days so now i just use it for any new player i bring along.. that way he wont be as scared from the douche - bonus-ballers ...lol

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

heres how i feel. if your gonna use a chest protector than i am going to shoot you alot to ENSURE that the paint breaks. and by alot i mean 7 , 8 times. so i wouldnt consider it bonus balling
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 10:50 PM

i own one but i dont use it, most are bulky and impractical
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:04 PM

Sorry I should have clarified, by chest protector I mean ones like the ones that SLY and Eclipse make that fit like under armor under your jersey, not those bulky vests.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

^^^ those qualify as bounce vests
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:19 PM

Sorry I should have clarified, by chest protector I mean ones like the ones that SLY and Eclipse make that fit like under armor under your jersey, not those bulky vests.


ohhh lol well i heard the eclips ones are made for women and fit weird on men
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:45 PM

I wear a Planet Eclipse Overload vest and I like it a lot. But playing mostly woodsball I usually get shot in the arms, hands, gun, and sometimes mask. I rarely get hit in the back or chest so I'm debating getting rid of it.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:04 AM

I picked up a bounce shirt not too long ago. It does take some of the sting out of getting shot, and you do get a bit more confidence during play (at least with me). However I'm not going to start wearing it again until it cools down a bit more, where then it'll serve to keep me warmer and give me a better chance against the colder paint
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:20 AM

i had one of the JT chest protectors, i loved it being a beginner. but it just got tiring wearing one playing every other weekend, when it would still feel like getting shot by a paintball as well as leaving welts (the reason i had one was to prevent welts, madre dont like.) Last month, i got shot in the nipple leaving a nasty welt, and my mom didn't believe that i wore it. But she took my teammates word for it. Now this weekend i'm goin to I.O.N. and it's the first time i wont be wearing one, being the game where i will probably get the most welts i'll ever have in my life. haha.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:25 AM

Yea. I use them all the time.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:24 AM

You never move up do you? :lol:

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:49 AM

I dont even play.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

bounce vests are kinda stupid IMO, a padded jersey is more then enough to protect you, i think the only reason why i would own one would be if someone wants to tag along for the first time

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

Personally, if you are afraid of getting shot and it hurting that bad. That the protector should be made of hard plastic. Thus to protect you until you get over the fear and not give you and advantage because you are scared.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

You're not really gonna get shot in the chest because no one's really stupid enough to completely expose themselves when they're in a bunker. So really it's only gonna help when you're running and nnot behind any cover which I would consider a rare situation. I don't wear one but I've only gotten hit in the chest once and it was at a scenario and a guy was hissing in the weeds in front of me, I couldn't see him.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:43 PM

You're not really gonna get shot in the chest because no one's really stupid enough to completely expose themselves when they're in a bunker. So really it's only gonna help when you're running and nnot behind any cover which I would consider a rare situation. I don't wear one but I've only gotten hit in the chest once and it was at a scenario and a guy was hissing in the weeds in front of me, I couldn't see him.


A lot of chest protectors also cover a lot of your back, which would really help if you get bunkered...

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

I only wear one if I ref

bounce vest = cheater vest imo.
I don't see why people wear them. The only time I get shot in the chest is off break and when somebody bunkers me. With a bounce vest off of break you can run like a half retarded chicken and the shots will bounce. When you don't have one you have to actually try to get to your bunker and not get shot.

I don't care if new people wear them, but when you know better, you shouldn't have them.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:12 PM

i wear a bounce vest when i play rec ball or with a lot of rentals. i surrender 3x more people than i shoot out. since 70% of the time they spin and shoot i get shot point blank a lot. i have scars all over my arms and chest from it so thats why i wear one
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