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#1 btu shortie

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:57 AM

OK so for my public speaking class, I have to write a speech about a sub culture and I'm wondering are paintballers a sub culture?

Do ya think we are a diff culture then most normal people?

example of sub-cultures are: Fireman, Strippers, hookers, Farmers, etc...



If so what would be a good way to give a presentation about it for longer then 5 min?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

I would choose a different topic. It's way easier to bullshit these sort of thing in my experience. Paintballers are so diverse because a 45 year old man could theoretically play on the same team as a 12 year old girl. Most sports are restricted by physical stature and age rather than skill like in paint ball. So since there is such a huge age range you can't really point out a specific subculture because each age bracket or style of play is remarkably different in their approach, for example there's pump , stock class pump , woodsball , outlaw , and all the speedball varietys. Each type has its own following and subculture.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

I would call it extreme sports subculture. You could some up everyone who participants in these sports.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:46 AM

I would say its a sports subculture.

There is a very distinct feeling on a paintball field. It's very much a respect based totem pole. There definitely dominant and submissive people on a paintball field. The dominant ones have proven they should be shown respect either by character or performance and the submissive ones are the ones that know their place. Even if everyone is nice to each other and everyone is friendly, there is a hierarchy at every field I've ever been to.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

lol .. write about the sub culture of people of diverse ages, religions, gender, race, etc, that come together to shoot each other .... shouldn't be too hard, eh ?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

it varies how "deep" you get into this paintball culture. It can sometimes become your life which i think a very select few have made paintball it's own personal culture it really never shows outsiders.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

I would choose a different topic. It's way easier to bullshit these sort of thing in my experience. Paintballers are so diverse because a 45 year old man could theoretically play on the same team as a 12 year old girl. Most sports are restricted by physical stature and age rather than skill like in paint ball. So since there is such a huge age range you can't really point out a specific subculture because each age bracket or style of play is remarkably different in their approach, for example there's pump , stock class pump , woodsball , outlaw , and all the speedball varietys. Each type has its own following and subculture.


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