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Member Since 22 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2011 08:51 PM

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MidRange Guns

30 June 2011 - 09:06 AM

Alright so I learned that MacDev plans to release another mid level gun ($500) and it seems as though now every manufacturer has some sort of mid range. PE has Etek's, Empire has Axe, Dye has the Reflex, DP has the FX, now MacDev has something new. As we all know, most of these guns are downgraded versions of the high end guns but do you think this is good that we have a lot of midlevel guns, or do you guys think it is just going to end up killing sales because people will start to think they can get more for less? I say no because, we always have aggs that will buy a $1500 gun, we always have teams that will shoot $1500 guns, so there for I think $500 guns are great ideas because they can help get more people into tourny paintball, or just be the next step in someones gun whore collection.

Sn4zzle's Mod Application

19 June 2011 - 05:06 PM

1) Name, Age, Location
Tyler Hazleton, 15, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2) Years of paintball experience

3) Are you familiar with IP Board
No, I can learn things pretty fast though so I will get used to it.

4) What other message boards have you moderated, started, or assisted with

5) What sections would you like to help the TechPB community out with?
Paintball Nutrition and Health, RecBall, Chat, Off Topic, anything well work really

6) Have you ever worked at a paintball store, field, or within the industry?
I reff some but that is it really.

7) Have you played in any major events? Scenario Games, National Tournaments, etc?
I play in scenarios around my state and I will be part of the CFOA next year.

8) Any other forums you currently moderate at?
Sadly, no.

9) Fill out an employment application, send us a copy of your valid drivers license and consent to background check.
Will do once I get my copier/scanner to work.

Before I just post this up I would like people to know, I have been around paintball for a while, not nearly as long as some but a decent time period, and I have been a part of TechPB for quite some time. I love this site and everything it has going for it and I was actually a chat assistant back in old chat. I was the lowest ranked mod, but I still was one. It only lasted for about a month simply because there was really no need for me and I doubt anyone remembers it, but it is just a side note. Also, I have no enemies in here so I am not going to kick someone just because I do not like them and I have no reason to power trip, I am happy with my life and think it is dumb how some people get happy about kicking people off forums, thank God we don't have that here. Anyway, happy trails to all and if you choose me, everything I do here will be for the benefit of the TechPB members and bettering this forum like I do now.. Happy trails! :)

Demographics of Paintball

19 June 2011 - 02:08 AM

So, it is obvious that paintball was growing extremely fast up to 2004 when it hit it's peak world wide, then it started to stabilize until the recession happened and it dropped, slowly but surely. Well I have good news and bad news. Good news, paintball has actually shown small growth in all major paintball countries (check link below it is the countries that appear first in the link), and actually it is interesting to look how we have come, lost, and rebuild. So there is the good news, paintball has shown some growth from last year already, although it's no where near record highs. Bad news, more people to play paintball is more people that can either A) Love paintball and think it is the greatest thing ever and become dedicated players after a few months B) Get treated like shit at their fields by players that don't care; and or the field is non run well so the reffing sucks, games are dumb, etc and they never come back or C) Spread crap about the sport because they think that is the standard because of players at their field. Now people, paintball is by no means growing, it is seeing small growth, probably just mostly old players getting back into it with the economy finally showing some gain. So, these are not the players I am worried about, they are dedicated players that can get back into it because they are affording it again, now my question is this. What happens when the new players show up? In 2 years (seems possible) if we can make paintball come back and stay stable where it was in 2004 then we it will be at that point where pros are actually pros that make some money, players are always showing up, fields are opening up and staying up, and manufacturers have the player in mind, not the latest technology. I am not going to address problems with the sport in this thread, everyone knows what they are, if you don't there are threads everywhere about it. This is just to be an eye opener to people that paintball is not dead, it is slowly coming back, once it sees true growth what are we going to do? Are we going to sit back and hope the newbs find their way around, or are we going to show them that this sport is great? Up to you the players to decide, I am one player and do what I can, the rest of you make your own decisions with the sport, lets not watch our beloved sport lose players and just die.

Myrtle Beach Ballers

12 June 2011 - 09:41 PM

So who here is a baller in the Myrtle Beach area? I am looking for any paintballers basically but if I can get back into paintball then it is going to be mostly speedball. Just reply here or hit me with a PM, thanks.


11 June 2011 - 04:00 PM