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#51 Lucas

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 09:56 PM

Man Mike,I'm with ya on that one.It gets so frustrating too, especially in the winter when there _are_ players on the field and just no-one cares.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:08 PM

slowpoke speed - $20 entry / 4 games = $5 per game of paintball
Mike Speed - $20 entry / 20 games = $1 per game of paintball





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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:26 PM

ugh i agree im almost ALWAYS the youngest player out there and i get ready twice as fast as half the people there i only have two pods so i dont need to fill many up but that shave about a minute off so 9-10 minutes fr me to get ready ive never waited 40 minutes for a game and as an aggressive player you must be going crazy watching eveyone polish their gear my max wait was 20 minutes because some guy stumbled over a fallen branch and his hand fell on a rock so i think he broke that hand
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:45 AM

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 06:35 PM

I so agree! I want for the first time in a year today. we got to the place, un pack, go show the field to my bro since it was his first time. before we left for the tour through the woods, another group showed up. like 5 mins later when we got back, they had just started un packing. we played a total of maybe 6 games in 3 and a half hrs... we spent more time sitting than playing.... :|
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

shit, i just wipe my hits and refill/air up/clean when I need to. People that take 20+ minutes in between games makes me cringe.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:42 PM

Wow 2hour lunch you would think they would inhale there food and get back in the game. IMO I wouldn't even think of stopping to eat i would be focusing on the next guy im going to hit.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:12 PM

i agree with you mike after ever game i always wait for like 15 mins to play again so i just do drills on my own now but yea
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:16 PM

Airsofters are worse.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

i take my sweet time, Mike so HA!

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:30 PM

Damn that sucks for you Mike. And these are older guys you play with obviously? Damn, that's just rude and immature for them to wait and toil around with things THAT long.

Hell, at out field, they give us 5 minutes between each game. I didn't even think 10 minutes would be reasonable, and I thought that that would be too long, until I see this thread lol.

But whatevs. It's life. It ain't fair. Even if you add people who have the potential to be legit as a factor, it still ain't fair.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:15 AM

Get a pump, slap on a vl200 and a 68/45 and you can play half the day without stopping. That's how i play lately. I join groups at random so I never stop.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

Referees should be pushing the people to begin playing. It's partly their job to move things along.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 10:43 AM

At my field, you barely have enough time to get ready. I guess thats a good thing. Literally about 2 minutes, then you are back out there.



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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

at my field, you have 5 Minutes in between games to get paint/air, most of the time though, there is always a line if you need to buy more paint, and get air, so every chance you get, you fill up.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:19 AM

the 3 feilds around us all have a 5 minuet pit time if your not ready you don't play.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:50 PM

i agree. i hate when plp do that

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 02:53 PM

Nevermind, probably a bad idea.


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:18 PM

Ya the field should have games every 10 minutes or so. If the player need a break then skip a game.



not really the fields responsability, but i would like to see a court or 2 reserved for Express paintball where you only get 10 minutes in the pit between games (kinda like the EZpass concept on thruways, but geared toward seperating people who came for paintball from people who came to stand around commenting each others cleats and jerseys for 40 minutes... (or whatever it is their doing in the pits)

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:45 PM

he got bored with the current threads and re awaken an old ages thread.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:37 PM

lol i find sometimes at camerons indoor you have to acttually tell the ref your ready or they will never start a game but usually i end up going when there's only like 10 or 12 people at the field

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:42 PM

lol i find sometimes at camerons indoor you have to acttually tell the ref your ready or they will never start a game but usually i end up going when there's only like 10 or 12 people at the field

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:49 PM

My field is good on games. Most of the time there is always a game going. The longest ive ever sat out waiting for a game was about 8 minutes.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 03:50 PM


lol i find sometimes at camerons indoor you have to acttually tell the ref your ready or they will never start a game but usually i end up going when there's only like 10 or 12 people at the field

wow just realized this is a necro


Yeah, necro. But shoot me a PM when your going and I'll see if I can play if your looking for more players.



yeah i'll diffently pm next time i go

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:29 AM

I agree


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:18 PM

At my field we usually have 10 min between games, but there's one ref who is always slow and his games are 20 minutes between. When we do speedball/hyperball, we turn it into one long match where we go until were out of paint or air with 1 minute between games.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 12:38 AM

The field I play at takes 20 minute breaks and it ticks me off badly. I only leave the field if everyone else does, but now I just try to get 5 or 6 guys together, and we can go ref our own game on a speedball field, and play 2 or 3 games and maybe some 1 on 1's before everyone else is ready. <_<

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:54 PM

1) Clean your hits - 1 minute
2) Get a drink of water - 1 minute
3) Get paint - 2 minutes
4) Get air - 2 minutes
5) Clear your goggles, gun, etc - 2 minutes
6) Clean your barrel - 2 minutes

To get air, it should only take a minute.
To clean your barrel your barrel it should take 30 seconds...swabs FFTW
And it should take less than a minute to get air also.

And IDK if im messed, but am i the only one who takes enough paint on the field for 2 or 3 games.
You should invite me down and we could do some 1v1's while everyone is getting ready :)

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:08 AM

Welcome to my world. I get to the field, am ready to go in 5 minutes, just to sit ther and wait for 2-3 hours and watch peole screw their tan on and throw on a hopper. And in between games people spend 10 minutes getting ready then another 35 minutes chatting with the other players about how he raped that last game. It seems like I'm the only person at my field who actually wants to play.
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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

My field is kinda like this when we have our usual manager running games. A game will end then he'll wait 10-15 minutes to announce 5 minutes for another game. So about 20 minute waits in between games :dodgy: I hate it.

But when we have the guy who is usually at the store run games, he pumps out games like no tomorrow. Once the game ends and he sees everyone is back he announces 5 minutes before the next game. So you have about 6-7 minutes to do anything you need to do then go play. I love it though, I get so many games in an hour. 5-7 compared to 2-4 with the other guy.

And if I play speedball, oh man, games galore!

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:32 PM

My field is kinda like this when we have our usual manager running games. A game will end then he'll wait 10-15 minutes to announce 5 minutes for another game. So about 20 minute waits in between games :dodgy: I hate it.

But when we have the guy who is usually at the store run games, he pumps out games like no tomorrow. Once the game ends and he sees everyone is back he announces 5 minutes before the next game. So you have about 6-7 minutes to do anything you need to do then go play. I love it though, I get so many games in an hour. 5-7 compared to 2-4 with the other guy.

And if I play speedball, oh man, games galore!

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My field is kinda like that. If you're playing with the occasionals, its rapid fire games; the refs rush you. If you're playing with regulars (who are mostly refs themselves), you wait for 10-15 minutes between games. Most games all I need is a pod/hopper refill. IDK WTF takes them so long to get ready.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

At my field, open play goes from 10-4, but it never starts until 10:45, and then the breaks are so long. It's so irritating.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:43 PM

Exactly the same way at my local field. I come to play my ass off and only get in 4-5 games with the teams there from 12:30-4:30.

When they leave though, the few people that seem like they actually like to play stay and we have 6-7 games an hour. 2 guys working there are excited we actually come to play and the other refs complain that they have to ref more than once an hour, so my gf calls the games and we use that good old honest self hit calling.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:02 PM

Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?


honestly, who gives a fuck.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:39 PM


Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?


honestly, who gives a fuck.


It's annoying as hell

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

I hate when people take for fucking ever! Only time I don't have paint for more than 2 games (my local field does 2 10 minute games then back to staging to get air and paint, but they stress the 10 minute thing haha) is when I play pump because I run no pod pack.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:53 AM



Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?


honestly, who gives a fuck.


It's annoying as hell

Meh. Topics like this getting bumped aren't that annoying. It's the threads where the op is looking for product advice and someone bumps it with a one word response that are annoying.

I'll still point it out to make fun though...

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Don't come to Utah and Ball then.

My field is only open for 5 hours. 4pm-9pm.

THIS monday was one of the worst. I arrive at 4pm, get all my gear ready to go, Chrono my marker to make sure I'm not sitting their waiting for the Chrono station.

I waited 2 and a half hours for the next person to show up.. YEAH 2.5 hours! I have to drive 85miles to ball, I'm not going home until I get my Therapy in... so at 6:30 some people finally start showing up... It takes them nearly an hour to get ready when it took me all of ten minutes to change from my Street Clothes to my power ranger outfit.

Finally after waiting nearly 3 hours(7:15) We finally have enough people for a 3v3. Then at 8pm 2 whole teams show up to play... then an hour later it's closed.

So all in all I got maybe 1 hour of playing after waiting and waiting...

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

At least you get to play. I haven't played in at least 6 months.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

^Why?

Only reason I can afford to paintball anymore is because I play pump, and when I go on Mondays(Tournament night) I only spend $12 on paint and entry, and $25 in Gas, so it's only $40 when I go... I try and go twice a month.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:33 PM

Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?

Actually I was googling something and this showed up. And this is the rant section, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORUM. You're going to cry about a thread that you scroll down for?

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:15 PM


Fucking necroposts... why do you feel the need to go back 500 pages to bump up an old thread? Or can you really not read the post dates?

Actually I was googling something and this showed up. And this is the rant section, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORUM. You're going to cry about a thread that you scroll down for?

Lolz. If you're so sensitive about necroposts, then you shouldn't be posting in a 4 year old thread yourself. Maybe you should post a rant about it in the.. I don't know, RANT SECTION!

Back on topic, the only fields I ever seem to have problems with are the big scenario fields. It's pretty simple, more people = more prep time. It's kind of depressing to see 150 people around 4 fill stations & the poor counter guy who has to fill the co2 tanks.
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:09 AM

Be interesting to here how (if) Mikes field has changed over these 4 years, and did he say anything to get it fixed?


Its easy. If you want a lot of airball games in a short period of time you set up grind sessions with a bunch of teams. No messing around, just back to back paintball.

For recball there is really no way around it if everyone is being slow. Maybe asking the ref to speed things up a little will help, but not if everyone wants to socialize.
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

It is the complete oppisite up here. Refs sit on their butt all day.

You doubt it but yet you don't know crap about it.... People may THINK they know me, but trust me they DON'T.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:30 PM

When my team plays we get games going every after match have the next group lined up . for exaample when I went to plex the team practices were very 3 minutes literally. You hear a buzzing sound,go!,I'm out then a few crack and rat atat tat then next up is team 27 and team 28 2 minutes till gameplay next up on deck....That is how it should be!

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Since Mike started this thread I understand many people have replied to it and not so many individuals will probably read this. However, as a previous college player for one of the top D3 teams in paintball my experience was just the opposite. For every practice we are trained to be ready for as many games as possible. Every player fills 9-12 pods to have them ready at all times. You make sure everything and every teammate is ready to go even if you have to spare a pod. Turnaround time after one of our games is under a minute. READY... 5. . . . GO GO GO GO. We play another game as quick as possible and run off the field. Everytime, someone fills in your spot and another game starts in less than a minute. You fill your tank, fill empty pods (AFTER YOU CLEAN THEM UP PLAYERS!), and encourage every player you can to play with or against them in the next game. I understand there are a lot of sandbaggers and kids who just enjoy a few games of paintball at their local field. From my personal experience when I was younger, it was more fun to watch the better players and live in the moment because not many players encouraged me to play. Also, I feel like a lot of kids are scared to play against the better players. I feel that it's everyone's fault if a turnaround for a game is over 5 minutes. You should have an adequate amount of players at most fields so turnaround games are short but if you are at a field where not too many players reside, ENCOURAGE them to play! You only get better with practice and real-time experience on the field. It's everyone's responsibility to encourage each and every player to get better and if you can't put forth the effort, the result will be similar to Mike's rant. It's sad to see this happening at a lot of fields but we need to step up and encourage the rules, the play, and the fun of paintball to every player.
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