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Yeti Hunter

Member Since 27 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 14 2013 06:41 PM

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In Topic: Bob Long 05 Ripper vs 06 Infamous

08 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

Anyone here shot an infamous intimidator?

In Topic: Here Some Motivation For You

23 January 2011 - 04:07 AM

I started playing paintball back in 2004. The local field had great referees, clean/well kept fields, faces that became familiar, and affordable prices. My friends and I would go out almost every week and have a blast EVERY TIME. After the field shut down, due to the owner only sometimes braking even because of insurance costs, it forced my friends and I to drive about 30 minutes outside the city we live in. Not a big deal. However, after playing a couple of times at this new field, I almost quit the sport (thankfully mike and his videos saved me :) ). The field's referees didn't care at all for the people or the game. It seemed like they felt forced to stay and help us, many times disappearing for a few minutes to take a smoke break during the game...what the crap? One time, I brought a friend who had only played a couple of times before and rented him a gun. The guy hands us the gun-rental supplies and some paint, I take one look at the bag and saw oil all over the balls. The guy I guess could tell that I was concerned when I gave him a disgusted look and said, "don't worry, its just to keep the balls fresh," yeah whatever dude, I guess it's all you got though...and this happened. Anyway, I went over to the chronograph with my friend to make sure he's good. The first thing I see is that the chronograph is completely smashed and looked like no one had used it in years. So, the ref would have everyone just shoot once or twice and say "your good" when I could tell that the velocities were all over the place. My friend gets up there, shoots his gun a couple of times, and the balls were going all over the place. I was wondering why this was happening because I know that even rental guns shouldn't shoot that bad. So I took the gun, unscrewed the barrel and looked inside. It was the worst looking paintball related thing I had ever seen. It looked as if it had weeks of paint build-up all throughout the gun. Needless to say I wasted two of my squeegees so he wouldn't have such a horrible paintball experience, but I wonder what all the other kids guns looked like inside. I believe that any paintball gun can be a good one as long as you take care of it and keep it clean. Along with this, the fields are not taken care of at all. The buildings in the "town" field were ripped to shreds, the x-ball field had rocks all in it, one of the fields was shut down due to it getting overgrown with tall grass and weeds, etc.

Sorry for the long story, but what I guess I'm trying to say is paintball can be a good experience just as easily as it can be a bad one. I believe it all starts with field management. The employees should always enjoy helping you and doing there jobs with good attitudes, making sure the fields are well kept, and equipment is kept in good condition. The refs at the first field I played at always would run and help the newer people and little kids while also doing ref duties, making it an all-around enjoyable experience for everyone. People should always have a positive attitude towards each other. Like you said, being friendly and helpful is a key part. People helping me when I was new was a major part of what kept me coming back.

I also believe that starting out in woodsball/scenario helps bring in new players. I just don't think that new players or people that have never played, find speedball attractive. Also, a much slower pace means less paint wasted most of the time. The biggest complaint I hear from anyone is "paintball is just too expensive." When in the woods, your not constantly firing off shots.

So, if I would summarize it up into a list it would look like this:

Good location and fields
Good management
Good referees that are there to help you have fun
Good equipment and field upkeep
Reasonable prices
And most importantly, positive attitudes all around

In Topic: Feedback for DaCrazyGinger

10 April 2010 - 07:22 PM

Buyer bought CP regulator from me. Great communication and transaction went smooth. A+

In Topic: Custom Products Grip Regulator (Long) {SOLD}

02 April 2010 - 01:25 PM

money has finally transferred to paypal and I will send the $40 tomorrow

Alright, sounds good.

Ok I got the money, I'll ship as soon as possible.

Sold :)

In Topic: Custom Products Grip Regulator (Long) {SOLD}

24 March 2010 - 09:31 PM

i can do $40

I DaCrazyGinger, agree to send Yeti Hunter $40 shipped for his CP regulator Via Paypal

Hey, if you can do $40 my paypal email is m************@gmail.com, I'll ship it as soon as the money comes through. If you have any questions though just let me know and I'd be happy to answer them