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The-Sniper

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What or who are you thankful for? (paintball-wise)

26 November 2014 - 09:44 PM

This is a thread made in the spirit of the holliday. As the title would suggest, just name who or what you are thankful for having been able to play paintball.

 

I am thankful for all the older kids in the neighborhood who got me into paintball when I was only 11 years old 15 years ago.


What is your favorite marker and why?

10 November 2014 - 01:49 PM

The point of this thread is to discuss your favorite paintball marker and why you enjoy it so much, not to argue over which one is better. What makes your version of your marker unique or different from the stock one on the shelf. You can count me among those who believe the skill of the player determines the outcome much more so than the marker they choose to play with. Still, I have always felt that a paintball player without their marker is like a samurai without their sword.. or a Jedi without their lightsaber. So please feel free to share what your favorite marker is, and why it is a force to be reckoned with when in your hands!

 

For me this has always been the 98 Custom or a variant of it (I use the platinum now). While many people complain that the hopper sticks out when shooting right-handed, it actually becomes an advantage if you learn to shoot with both hands as I have (I recommend everyone learn this). I also enjoy the advantage of the Flatline, especially in situations where arcing my shots is not possible. While it may always be viewed as an entry-level or rental marker, in my hands it is a base clearing wave of destruction. I have been playing for over 15 years now, and for most of them I used a Tippmann. The durability and innovative upgrades like the flatline have earned me a reputation in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania as a very good scenario player along with my teammates. I just think that with the right technique and enough practice you can be a force with anything. I look forward to hearing some of your stories and seeing some of your unique paintball markers!  :tup:


Woodsball Stories

13 July 2014 - 11:11 PM

I have been playing paintball since I was an 11 year-old kid playing in the backwoods of Solon, Ohio. I had a 98 custom then, I have a 98 custom platinum now; things have changed, but not that much. I still try to learn every game I play, and still enjoy hearing a good paintball story after a long day of games. I think that is a big part of why I still play after 15 years. I would like to hear some of your stories about playing out in the woods.


Velocity Issues

25 January 2014 - 10:43 AM

Figured it out.


Paintball in a School

29 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

Well this is the first time I've been on in a good while, but got to play paintball in an old school building near where I live and had one of the best paintball days in a while. I got a new 98 Custom Platinum and Flatline for christmas and man was it wicked. We only had 5 players, but we played several speedball games in the gymnasium, capture the flag in the hallways, and a free-for-all at the end where we all dispersed throughout the school and a school staff member we know used the old pa system to do the countdown. It was one of the best experiences I have had playing paintball, and I'm glad I got to play again, because I have not played in months, maybe even a year. Anyone else play in an old school, or anybody curious about how it would be, feel free to ask. 

 

Edit: I didn't clarify this initially, but the school, we played in is going to be demolished by the school district and we had permission to use the building. We may even play again sometime before the building is torn down.