Just discovered your vids on Youtube. Very impressed.
Personally, I got into paintball back in '92 in Victoria (near Vancouver), Canada, played semi-regularly with an upped Trracer and Trracer Tagmaster vs plenty of friends with Bushmasters and Tippy SL-68s, then kinda lost interest after a few short years.
Started getting back into paintball about 4-5 years ago, when a buddy invited me out to a stag party game. Got hooked all over again. Plan to stay in the sport for good now, although I'm going to be pushing 40 soon.
My biggest regret? It seems I missed an entire era of VERY VERY cool paintball markers. Damnit!! I felt like Encino man, coming back into a sport with my pump Trracer when people were running around with DM6's and Egos. And the Snipers had evolved into these really really cool Autocockers!?! I also completely missed the Automag era!
Seriously... the only semi's we ran with back then were PMI 3's and F1 Illustrators, and they pretty much sucked. I would take my Trracer over those two markers any day of the week, although they would be cool to own, just for the sake of how heavy, inaccurate, and somewhat rare they are now.
However, what I really miss are my old Vents Predator masks. I just loved that mask so much... it was so much better than the JT masks of that era.
CP? Any chance you'd devote a video to ancient masks and other non-marker kit? I'm sure kids nowadays don't know how good they've got it, considering they don't have to play with JT Whippersnappers, and try and roll their paintballs in baby-powder in the vain hope that it'll make them more consistent and round.
Edited by oldnewb, 07 December 2010 - 07:08 PM.
Techpb Mike doesn't use Trojan Magnum extra large condoms 'cause he doesn't believe in underboring.
Techpb Mike doesn't hide behind cover. Instead, he shoots down incoming paintballs.