Jump to content


Photo

How Did You Get Introduced Into Paintball?


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#1 MattPB

MattPB

    Newbie

  • Guests
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mississauga Ontario, Canada

Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:44 PM

My brother had been going for a while and he was about to buy his first marker, so I said what the hay, I might as well get one cause he got one. So I bought a marker without even going paintballing before, and luckily I absolutely loved it, and I never regret buying one. :P

#2 kyle42

kyle42

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 268 posts
  • Location:MA

Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

well, I was in elementary/middle school and some of the kids in my classes played and i wanted to go play with them, so i talked my mom into letting me buy a tippman 98 starter package and then my dad took me to the local field to play. I was hooked from that point on.



#3 adidas77577

adidas77577

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 132 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MA

Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:55 PM

My Uncle got me into it he was shooting his old autococker and the next day I bought a Viewloader Triad at walmart.
Save a rock, throw an Ion.
Put this in your signature if you would rather feed balls into your gun by hand instead of a vl quantum.

#4 Biohazard

Biohazard

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 41 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand

Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:16 PM

Neither they both suck.

My friends birthday party..he got shot it the jewels and cried..He was only 12 at the time..Then I kept coming back and he has rarely played after that lol



#5 adidas77577

adidas77577

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 132 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:MA

Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

My friends birthday party..he got shot it the jewels and cried..He was only 12 at the time..Then I kept coming back and he has rarely played after that lol


Ouch that has got to hurt if that happened to me the first time i played I would never play paintball again.
Save a rock, throw an Ion.
Put this in your signature if you would rather feed balls into your gun by hand instead of a vl quantum.

#6 Tom

Tom

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 37 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:38 PM

I was inroed by my dad he played wen he was like my age but stopped nd i was beggin him 2 go me my 2 frends nd my dad played and we had alot of fun :D


#7 Rellab

Rellab

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 412 posts
  • Location:So Cal

Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:40 PM

my friend shot me in when i was walking home. I got mad went to his house the next day and shot him point blank in the leg and ever since i loved it.

#8 Osider555

Osider555

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San diego cali

Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:18 AM

I went with my couzin to play woodsball and i just got hooked and now play more than him.

#9 efx*

efx*

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 113 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seminole, Florida aka the 727

Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:19 AM

I went to my best friends birthday party in 5th grade, it was at a paintball place and I had no fun at all I did not shoot one person the whole time I was there...
My sig was edited because it was not within the rules. Images used in signatures are to be less then Width of 600px, and height of 160px. Only ONE image is aloud in the signature, and it must be 30k or less. Only 5 lines of text are aloud. No text larger then size 2 is aloud in the signature.

I was a naughty boy and my image was larger than it was supposed to be. I got mowed by kitty.

#10 Fueled by hate

Fueled by hate

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 398 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:30 AM

I always played airsoft and with pellet guns but 1) you can shoot bb guns safely at each other 2) not a big sceen for airsoft over here. So when I was driving around I saw a sign for paintball and went to the feild to look. The owner was super nice so I started playing. I have loved the sport since then.

#11 `kook

`kook

    Master Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,920 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sanger CA

Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:37 AM

A few friends invited me to play over the weekend and viola, I'm here
It's all about the game and how you play it, All about control and if you can take it
All about your debt and if you can pay it, It's all about pain and who's gonna make it

#12 gayagejames55

gayagejames55

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:england

Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:12 AM

my bro took me to the feild he worked at and it that was the begining
SELLING 48/4500 DRAXXUS D.O.T STAMPED NEVER BEEN USED SELLING FOR MONEY FOR GEAR AFTER THE WORLD CUP HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PM ME.

#13 gayagejames55

gayagejames55

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 45 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:england

Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:20 AM

my brother took me to the field he worked at now im here.
SELLING 48/4500 DRAXXUS D.O.T STAMPED NEVER BEEN USED SELLING FOR MONEY FOR GEAR AFTER THE WORLD CUP HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PM ME.

#14 actionsports111

actionsports111

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 201 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Northeast US

Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:35 AM

There was a kid in my 8th grade class that played. It sounded cool, so I bought my spyder, and never got to play. I just shot trees and stuff. I picked up my gun again in 9th grade, and then let it go again, which continued for a while. Then sophomore year I started up again, and haven't really stopped. I play mostly woods because I live in the middle of the woods, but I want to start playing more speedball... anyway, I started because a kid I knew played and from listening to him it sounded fun. Then I found techpb and I that has boosted me with paintball.
if your under 18 and pay for your own gear put this in your sig

#15 paulpker121

paulpker121

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 261 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island

Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:01 AM

I'm not too sure...I think that my friend and I was talking about playing paintball one day, and bam.

#16 Quency

Quency

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 272 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

It all happened nearly 10 years ago (cheesy wavy dream sequence)

So I was just coming into middle school and my friend was a year older and played, so I thought I would try it. I was sort of scared at frst because I really did not know the mechanics of it at all, but I went anyway.

Showed up at the field and we started playing, me and him agaisnt two other people, and man was it fun. I got shot to many times it was crazy and for some reason wanted more. The next day used my money I had to buy a Blade pump gun, and the rest as they say....is history.

#17 Vice

Vice

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Buffalo, New York

Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:05 AM

my cousins birthday party.
the moderators agree that while Micheal Phelps as a super sayan animated gif is very very funny.......it is way to big and violates the size rule. I will now go reread the rules and fix my signature -jaldrich

#18 SiKKnEss

SiKKnEss

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 18 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:17 PM

my friend was a ref for my local field and invited me to come down and play. ever since that day, i've been addicted to playing

#19 Mike C.

Mike C.

    Mike calls me Mr Pack...and I break all of his shit for free

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa, FL

Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:23 PM

I got into it when I was 8 by going to a friends birthday party

If you have logged on to PBNation from Mikes house put this in your sig....

If you ever shot Mikes Head/Google cam right off his head put this in your sig....


If you ever wondered why the Ego9 review took so long...look no further....I broke it haha.


#20 D Matos

D Matos

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 195 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:East Coast, Canada.

Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

My friend in University got me into it. I always considered getting into it but never had that kick in the ass to finally do it and he helped me out a lot getting my equipment and learning about the game.

#21 Ant

Ant

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 448 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:TwoOhThree

Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:56 PM

My friend in University got me into it. I always considered getting into it but never had that kick in the ass to finally do it and he helped me out a lot getting my equipment and learning about the game.


I love how Canadians say university for college. Canadians ftw. I play hockey so I have to like Canadians. :D

But I got into it because I wanted to play with my friend. Got a 98C when I was 10, and never looked back.
|SDA Fan #1|XSV Fan #1|Canes Fan #1|
Lethal Ballers
War does not determine who is right-only who is left.
-Bertrand Russell

#22 Huff n Puff

Huff n Puff

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 958 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Billings area, Montana


Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

I went with a church group. I had a friend who had gone before and convinced me to go. Until then I had never even heard of paintball. The field was at some christian ranch that had their own woods course and rentals (Tippmann Pro/Carbines).

#23 victoralphacharlie

victoralphacharlie

    Midwest Army

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 520 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana

Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:00 PM

My friends were always talking about "goin paintballin" and really wanted to go but needed to get a gun first. B-day rolled around and got my very first marker, Spyder Xtra and went for the first time. Was scared off my ass about getting shot but soon got a few people and was having a blast. Benn about 5 years now and slowly worked my way into playing speedball and don't want it to go back to the way it was. Now I mainly play speedball unless some friends are having a party and we decide to kick it in the woods.

Paradise Storm

Paintball Paradise/ /Guerrilla Air/ /ANSgear/ /Trade My Gun/ /Valken Paintballs


#24 Logitech

Logitech

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 197 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ukiah California NorCal

Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

I saw paintball "guns" in a cabelas magazine and they looks cool so I ordered one up, Back then i had no clue that i would be addicted and i had no clue what I was truly buying I never even saw a paintball untill i got the gun. That was a long time ago. :rolleyes:

#25 benjy85pb

benjy85pb

    It's for the greater good.

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 620 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Great Britain

Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:10 AM

Had been going to punter sites for a while and when I could afford it with a mate of mine. And one day, he offered to take me to my local site's walkon. This I did and have been paintballing ever since. Six years an counting now.
I'LL BELIEVE IN GOD WHEN HE/SHE PHYSICALLY SLAPS ME ACROSS THE FACE!

#26 Nick A

Nick A

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,223 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:11 AM

been wanting to get a gun since i was like 9 than i got one and eventually i just went..

#27 RL_33

RL_33

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,860 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Atlanta

Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

Played in my neighbors field when i was about 7 and i wasnt hooked until about 5 years ago.

#28 mlbmatt9

mlbmatt9

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 280 posts

Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:37 AM

i went to my cousins party and it was fun so i bought my own gun and kept playing
Posted Image

#29 solar46

solar46

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:52 PM

birthday party!!!!! =P
Rob "Tyger" Rubin FTW
Muppets Club #44


#30 solar46

solar46

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 66 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:54 PM

Played in my neighbors field when i was about 7 and i wasnt hooked until about 5 years ago.



your neighbors ownd a field? lucky!!! :lol:
Rob "Tyger" Rubin FTW
Muppets Club #44


#31 ImMrBoom

ImMrBoom

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Saskatchewan, Canada

Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:58 PM

I was inroed by my dad he played wen he was like my age but stopped nd i was beggin him 2 go me my 2 frends nd my dad played and we had alot of fun :D


2 and 3 in your sig are not noobish qualities whatsoever

Canada, Now with 20% more bacon.
SureShot Designs


#32 lukasmandingo

lukasmandingo

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 198 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oneonta, NY

Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:42 PM

errr i just heard about it and wanted to do it for my b-day and there we go!

<a target="_top" href="http://toddsgearbag.swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=0">
<img alt="Search & Win" title="Search & Win" border="0" src="http://prodegebanners.sitegrip.com/images/toddsgearbag-468x60.jpg"></a>

#33 green

green

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 826 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:DFW

Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:04 PM

i went with my church last year. hooked ever since.
Phantom Owners Group.

#34 android17ak47

android17ak47

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 681 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Jamestown, New York

Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:26 PM

I was 14yrs old at a boys home in panama city fl. We traveled to Dayton ohio to a church meeting, and we were taken to I-80 paintball to play. We went to I-80 a bunch of times when we traveled to ohio, and we played all year round at our property in florida with talons lol.

#35 Ando

Ando

    THE Craig.

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 775 posts

Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:48 PM

2 and 3 in your sig are not noobish qualities whatsoever


I was kinda thinkin that...

Anyway, my friends birthday party.
Almost got scared away (got drilled in the back while walking off the field), but thankfully I didn't
Now I'm halfway decent! :lol:

#36 Tipp98ChopShop

Tipp98ChopShop

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 233 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island New york

Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:52 PM

my friends played it and talked me into comin out and I liked it so much I picked up my 98 custom like 2 months later

#37 lousyhero28

lousyhero28

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 15 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:b'ham alabama

Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:57 PM

my moms friend had some land that made a circle with woods in the middle and he took me and some people out there one day

#38 OnOppositeDay

OnOppositeDay

    Monkey Without A Gun

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 183 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

I started because I wanted to do something new, and shoot people with paintballs, but mostly because I wanted to do something new.
I rock a black DP G3 with a CP reg, CP barrel, CP trigger, 7th element board, and custom grips, on a 68 45 ninja tank and "Magnalo" (halo in a magna shell).

Team Infidels


#39 hockeyfan269

hockeyfan269

    Senior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,095 posts

Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:22 PM

When I was 11, I was begging my dad to bring me to a paintball field. He said he used to play and it was
a blast, so I just wanted to see what it was like. Well, it took us 3 years to convince him to go, and
for him to buy himself a marker. We played our first game at a Big Game, and it was a blast. We've been
playing the whole summer almost every other weekend since.

#40 Dan

Dan

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 148 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SoMich 248/269

Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:47 PM

Birthday party...slingshot paintball, it was fun as hell lol, so a week later I went out to a local field and played some woodsball and had the time of my life. Then the best indoor field in the united states opened up about 1.5 miles from my house hahahah, and I started playing airball...

Sux its closed now.
Unofficial Uncertified Eclipse Tech

810
Proudly sponsored by:
Planet Eclipse
[ MafiaStylz Speedcaps ][ Draxxus ][ H2K ][ PB Rockstar ][ Starchip ][ Crossfire ][ Elitist Reball ][ High Octane apparel ]



#41 CTill77

CTill77

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 141 posts

Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:34 AM

my friends birthday party, I was so scared at first but then after i got shot once, i didnt find it to bad and i had alot of fun..been playing ever since.:)

#42 Rob

Rob

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 241 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oviedo Florida

Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:25 AM

Back when I was 6, My dad took me to his friends land in NC..... First time i ever played, and have been playing ever since.
If you think I would be a helpful part of the Techpb Community, please put in a good word here.

Post Quality>Quantity

#43 Eskimo

Eskimo

    Member #: 666 ( Seriously )

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,110 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Whitby

Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:13 PM

My buddie called me over one day asked me if I wanted to go, for about 2 years I kept insisting I would never point a gun at somebody ( thats just rude.)

after two years I broke down and said i'll only go once.

Its been three years and I love playing, still do.

Citrus Connection
Proudly Partnered With: PBL, TechPB, Pinokio Hoppers, HK·Army


#44 Jackal14

Jackal14

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 562 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey, USA

Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:48 PM

Friend in middle school was playing on a young guns team... thought it was the coolest thing. So that december I had my parent by me my first gun for Christmas

CCI VSC Phantom

#45 Daniel

Daniel

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 11 posts

Posted 29 September 2008 - 03:53 PM

I knew about paintball and paintball culture for a while, but I never got into it. I decided a few years back to give it a try, of course heading right into it competitively, and continuing from there.

I guess it started in my friends backyard, shooting a Tippy from his window.

#46 JackPalombo

JackPalombo

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CT

Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:04 PM

a birthday party prob abbout 3 or 4 years ago.

#47 paintballer42

paintballer42

    Insane Member.. ;)

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 461 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:California

Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:54 PM

MY COUSIN, I LOVE HIM NOW!

Okay, you do realize that when you have girl in the title, you don't need to put dumb as well, right?


#48 Hazmat Paintball

Hazmat Paintball

    Sophomore Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 542 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Phoenix Arizona

Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:56 PM

First played for my friends 8th birthday party. never wanted to go back again, then I was forced to, which is when I fell in love with it :) :wub:
My sig was edited / removed because it was not within the rules. Images used in signatures are to be less then Width of 600px, and height of 160px. Only ONE image is aloud in the signature, and it must be 30k or less. Only 5 lines of text are aloud. No text larger then size 2 is aloud in the signature.

My image was over the 30k AND My text was too big I really am a muppet

#49 NER-Sean

NER-Sean

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 22 posts

Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

Like alot of people happened at a friends birthday, at a very small and crappy field, didn't like it at first but then another one of my friends did it for his party at a different place, and it was a whole different expierence, slowly i kept going more and more.

#50 thepaintballkid

thepaintballkid

    Farcaster

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,935 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri

Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:00 PM

My friends birthday. Ever since that day I just kept going back and forth to play. But my friend didn't




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users