look, I'm not a role model. Nor am I anyone to judge
Pro paintball players aren't role models, they are just pro paintball players
If you are looking for a "role model", or a "life mentor" inside of the paintball industry, I think you set your sights up alot higher.
I know Chad, he's a great guy.
But what you are seeing is pure HONESTY, it's some polished up bullshit like you see on CNN, that's been workshopped and focus-grouped to perfection so you can "like it" more.
And FUCK the mainstream, the mainstream isnt going to pay attention to us, until we stop crying for their attention and just focus on being ourselves. The problem with the "mainstream" is that you don't go to the mainstream, the mainstream comes to you. You think the motorcross riders, in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona thought "Wow, let's go glam-rock and sell this sport to ESPN!!! That would be awesome!"
No, they just did what they loved to do, and ESPN came to them
Actually, Mike, I have to disagree with you. You may not want to be a role model, or think of yourself as one, but you are. For better or worse, you are a role model.
Same with Pro Players. So many people, young and middle aged, aspire to be a Pro paintball player, and they look up to the people that are playing Pro. They want to emulate them, so that they too can play Pro.