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#51 Manch Vegas Baller

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

Pants with sewn in knee padding and a jersey with padded arms i feel is all i need. Mostly for comfort when kneeling or full prone playing my bunker

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vests. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

Sportsmanship? Its not cheating. By your logic, everyone with a marker thats more expensive than yours is cheating. You know there are regulations for the padding right? And we're still talking about recball. If the guy doesnt want bruises or welts when he plays, why are you stopping him from playing paintball? He's having fun, you're having fun, so there shouldnt be a problem. I assume your next arguement will be to not allow fatties to play because 'their lack of muscle thats replaced by fat creates bounces and is unsportsmanlike."

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

I assume your next arguement will be to not allow fatties to play because 'their lack of muscle thats replaced by fat creates bounces and is unsportsmanlike."



There was a guy by the name of Don I would like to have been able to put you against. The only way to take him out was with a mask or gun hit as everything else bounced due to his obesity. This would have been ok if he hadn't been a severe asshole. Karma was served in the end when his douchery ended up getting his field closed only to be reopenned by a guy who was much more worthy named Chad Rotella. Him you might have heard of. Or not.

I'm not going to devolve this into a mire of strawman arguements. I can answer your posts by saying that since fields don't specifically say that breakout/gangsta modes aren't allowed they should be legitimate to use. I know though (at least I hope) that you wouldn't support something like that. Why even bring it up?

I tell you what, you do what your consience tells you is right and I'll do the same. For me that means excessive padding isn't an option. I'm not going to compromise my ethics just to agree with you though.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vestas. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.



You don't need my approval for how you play. That's between you and the guys at your field. It does make me wonder why you even bother if you don't want the risk to justify the reward.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:18 PM


I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vestas. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.



You don't need my approval for how you play. That's between you and the guys at your field. It does make me wonder why you even bother if you don't want the risk to justify the reward.

some people dont like the pain, and im fine with that

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

Padding isn't cheating -____- Bounces can occur off shitty paint at a close distance too you know. Is that cheating?

But I do wear my elbow pads to get bounces... ;)

Oh btw, the knee padding on Distributive pants is pretty freakin awesome. *cough* *cough*

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

I think players can use whatever paintball padding they feel comfortable using. I use some pads, depending on weather and how hard I'm going to abuse myself on the field.

If I ever get my wife out, I know she'll be really padded. That's ok.

someone else may use no pads. That's ok.

As long as its within the rules, go for it.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Padding isn't cheating -____- Bounces can occur off shitty paint at a close distance too you know. Is that cheating?

But I do wear my elbow pads to get bounces... ;)

Oh btw, the knee padding on Disruptive pants is pretty freakin awesome. *cough* *cough*

Dont encourage him

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:49 PM


Padding isn't cheating -____- Bounces can occur off shitty paint at a close distance too you know. Is that cheating?

But I do wear my elbow pads to get bounces... ;)

Oh btw, the knee padding on Disruptive pants is pretty freakin awesome. *cough* *cough*

Dont encourage him



Yeah I know, I'm being completely unreasonable

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:51 PM



Padding isn't cheating -____- Bounces can occur off shitty paint at a close distance too you know. Is that cheating?

But I do wear my elbow pads to get bounces... ;)

Oh btw, the knee padding on Disruptive pants is pretty freakin awesome. *cough* *cough*

Dont encourage him



Yeah I know, I'm being completely unreasonable

lol wut? He was talking about Orange Chicken. lol

But but... the padding is really good...

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:55 PM


I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vestas. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.



You don't need my approval for how you play. That's between you and the guys at your field. It does make me wonder why you even bother if you don't want the risk to justify the reward.

A)I don't remember asking for your approval, so not sure what that statement was about

B)I don't wear much for padding, I just can't fathom how you would consider it on the same level as wiping.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:13 PM

I wear padding, not to get bounces but for protecting myself.

Elbow pads for dives and crawling on the ground. No need to rip up my arms while playing.

Gloves because getting shot in the knuckles sucks.

Knee pads because I'm not stupid. I've kneeled down on rocks, roots, and other forms of nature. I'd prefer to keep my knees healthy. They would've been really messed up if it weren't for the pads.

Chest protector because I took a shot in the sternum, started bleeding and left a scar. Don't want to repeat that.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:17 PM




Padding isn't cheating -____- Bounces can occur off shitty paint at a close distance too you know. Is that cheating?

But I do wear my elbow pads to get bounces... ;)

Oh btw, the knee padding on Disruptive pants is pretty freakin awesome. *cough* *cough*

Dont encourage him



Yeah I know, I'm being completely unreasonable

lol wut? He was talking about Orange Chicken. lol

But but... the padding is really good...



Thank you for the correction

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:22 PM



I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vestas. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.



You don't need my approval for how you play. That's between you and the guys at your field. It does make me wonder why you even bother if you don't want the risk to justify the reward.

A)I don't remember asking for your approval, so not sure what that statement was about

B)I don't wear much for padding, I just can't fathom how you would consider it on the same level as wiping.


I've explained it over and over in this thread and I'm done with it now. Frankly it's none of my business how anyone else approaches the game as long as I feel good about what I've done at the end of the day. You can take what I've said or leave it as you wish.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:28 PM

Yeah the padding on the Disruptive pants are damn awesome.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:32 PM




I think people need to be less concerned with what other players are wearing. Bottom line is, padding is NOT against the rules, so whatever BS "moral code" you've invented doesn't apply. It's like saying over weight guys can't play because of their natural bounce vestas. Paintball is a game, not fucking knight hood, we aren't playing for honour here. In every single sport players are always trying to get that edge, for paintball it's padding. Deal with it or find a new hobby.



You don't need my approval for how you play. That's between you and the guys at your field. It does make me wonder why you even bother if you don't want the risk to justify the reward.

A)I don't remember asking for your approval, so not sure what that statement was about

B)I don't wear much for padding, I just can't fathom how you would consider it on the same level as wiping.


I've explained it over and over in this thread and I'm done with it now. Frankly it's none of my business how anyone else approaches the game as long as I feel good about what I've done at the end of the day. You can take what I've said or leave it as you wish.

Wiping is retroactive and padding is proactive. Whatever your opinion of the morals/ethics I don't think it's realistic to compare the two.

Edited by BurningPlaydoh, 21 April 2013 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:19 PM

To everyone their own, if he wants to wear a lot of padding then he shall.

I believe that pants, elbow pads, and knee pads are the only important pads.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

I'm cool with anyone using as much padding as they need if it's recball, if your playing tourney then keep to the regs and that's fine too.

I personally don't use a ton of pads or layers, just elbow and knee for sliding and diving.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:46 AM

Most types of padding designed for paintball is fine as it will conform to general tournament rules. No it's not a moral issue, people are entitled to and frankly should be encouraged to wear protection. It's far harder to break a ball on a person wearing oversized clothing rather than a person wearing pads.

Good players rarely give you more than a mask or marker anyway.

Wiping is retroactive and padding is proactive. Whatever your opinion of the morals/ethics I don't think it's realistic to compare the two.


Absolutely, the two aren't even remotely comparable. There is a bright red line between getting marked with a legitimate break and not, the ethical difference is huge. Conflating the two is a breakdown in ethical analysis.

Edited by drg, 22 April 2013 - 07:51 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:45 AM


Oh please there is nothing wrong with padding. I wear paintball pants, knee pads, ellbow pads, bounce vest and a beanie. Hell, Sometimes i wear my Predator predlocs. It isn;t against the rules and the balls still break, so what is the big deal.


Well if staying in the game at all costs instead of actually finding out if you are the better player than that guy you are snap shooting with is more important to you, pad away. This whole conversation reminds me of one I had to have years ago with the younger players on my team. Except that one was about why wiping is still wrong even if the guys we were playing against were all doing it.


You like over dramatizing don;t you? I practice my snap shooting just like anyone else does, even against players far better then me. Padding has nothing to do with that, nor does padding make you a better or in your case a worse player then anyone else. Padding is there for a very simple reason, to protect you. Getting hurt or bruised is not the objective of Paintball, getting shot is. Yes, padding helps you get more bounces, but that effect is only minimal, even on obese players. In fact getting shot on fat stings more and causes bigger bruising in most cases then muscle.

Point is, padding is fair game. Tournies only allow limited padding and tournie paint is much more brittle then training paint like "Training" and "Classic" or even "field" paint nor is it comparable to "wiping". Sure there are always people that go excessive about it and stack layers of clothing but those players are mostly new to paintball or playing rec like once a year.

p.s. if you really want a painful paintball, go look into "Porno" paint. (yes thats the actual name of the paint) it has a pink/white shell with thick white paint in it.

Edited by Syrellaris, 22 April 2013 - 08:48 AM.





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