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cport

Member Since 29 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 25 2013 03:35 AM
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In Topic: Brandon Short to Dynasty

17 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

All I can say, Is they both had lackluster years last year. I hope that this a better fit for them.

In Topic: Lessons for Paintball from Snowboardin.

16 January 2013 - 08:25 PM


You know I think we may be getting off track as far as talking about professional leagues and refs. If we could have a body that covered strictly certifying instructors, this would be ideal. I have actually done something similar to this at a local field with the younger kids that wanted to get started in tournament play. This also actually doubled as a feeder type team for those that wanted to be more than just a walk-on on Sundays, but didn't know where to start. I would be more than willing to do whatever I had to to get this of the ground.

I was just saying that it may be hard to create one governing body, seeing that we can't even create a governing body for the professionals.

Please don't take that the wrong way, I completely agree that it is ridiculous that we cant merge the two pro leagues, however there are many other sports out there that have multiple pro leagues, like Roping. I believe that if we were to direct our efforts towards the field owners and their revenue, we would have more success.

In Topic: Lessons for Paintball from Snowboardin.

16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

You know I think we may be getting off track as far as talking about professional leagues and refs. If we could have a body that covered strictly certifying instructors, this would be ideal. I have actually done something similar to this at a local field with the younger kids that wanted to get started in tournament play. This also actually doubled as a feeder type team for those that wanted to be more than just a walk-on on Sundays, but didn't know where to start. I would be more than willing to do whatever I had to to get this of the ground.

In Topic: team name

19 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

IMHO, if everyone doesn't agree move on to the next candidate. If you and your friends are going to get custom jerseys and such, they are not going to spend money on something they don't like. It also helps with overall team cohesion. Your team name should be something you can all rally behind.

In Topic: Paintball advertisements and safety

15 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

look, safety is YOUR PERSONAL responsibility, not the responsibility of the advertisers, not the responsibility of anyone elseif you're in the middle of an xball game, get shot out, lift your mask and get your face blown off, don't come whining to anyone saying "Well hurrr.... I saw a guy in this commercial without a mask hurrrrr"Take responsibility as a adult, for your own personal safety. If you don't have enough common sense to understand that a commercial doesn't override the safety rules you see at the field, PLEASE go do something else like laser tag or ping pong or something.Paintball has, and always will be an extreme / adult sport. If you're not at the age where you are capable of understanding how decisions on safety can affect you, you are ABSOLUTELY not ready to play a sport like paintball.There is no hand-holding in paintball, take some responsibility for your safety, don't fap it off on what you see in some stupid video or commercial

Not the point. What about renters? They see it in movies and shit. And not only responsible adults play paintball abd even if all players were smart responsible people if you see other people doing it you'll assume it's fine too. They should at least have a good disclaimer or warning on the ads like "keep your mask on at all times" like beer companies have.

Mike wasn't trying to say that only adults play paintball, but rather thats who it has always targeted. Younger demographics can play, however you must have a certain level of maturity. I can't speak for Mike, but thats what I got from it. Also, Having a disclaimer to me is ridiculous. When have disclaimers for alcohol or tobacco ever been effective. People still drink and drive, inhale cancer into their lungs. So are we trying to cover these manufactures asses, or are we trying to keep our sport safe, and out of the media for some 12 year old losing an eyeball. I think that safety should be a much bigger issue to these companies than it is. If something does go wrong on the field, disclaimer or not, it's their potential customers they are losing.