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« on: February 13, 2009, 02:52:50 PM »

I am thinking about getting in to paintball but don't want to spend too much.  I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get into this somewhat cheaply.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 03:07:04 PM »

Cheap is tough to do in this sport.
You could join the Army, we played all the time on the Govt's dime we called it training Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 04:14:56 PM »

yea, i know cheaps hard to do... I know what u mean about the Army, my friend in the AF does the same thing  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 07:49:08 PM »

I found some cheap used ones on Ebay about $$30.  I couldn't imagine spending  300-600 dollars on one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 11:35:50 PM »

I am thinking about getting in to paintball but don't want to spend too much.  I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get into this somewhat cheaply.

Fill water balloons with food colored water, that's real cheap.


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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 08:54:31 AM »

I am thinking about getting in to paintball but don't want to spend too much.  I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get into this somewhat cheaply.

Fill water balloons with food colored water, that's real cheap.


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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009, 09:10:38 AM »

This thing is pretty impressive



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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 09:43:36 AM »

In the mid 80's, I was on a team out of Mississippi called the warmongers. That was a time when playing fields had built bamboo cities, bunkers, playing areas measured in miles, and teams invited to national competition were based on ability and play.

The national paintball competition they play today as seen on television, running behind air filled bags, and firing hundreds of balls, hoping to get lucky, is a joke of what it once was. Yes, it much easier to televise a set playing area with cameras at every angle. And that's hard to do in the middle of the woods. But now I see new paint ball businesses pop up, and are just fields with bags and 55 gallon drums. What a joke.

I'm sure it is still fun. It's just changed so much from the days of crawling in swamps, ambushing from behind an ant hill, and actually coming out of the field covered in mud, sweat, and paint.

I remember the time I showed up with a new Sheridan shotgun with an extended barrel which gave me a distinct advantage over shorter barrel pistols. And even that upgrade was seen as a negative. But within a few years, we were playing corporate sponsored teams with claymore mines, hand grenades, full air tanks strapped to their backs with tanks holding hundreds of balls, and rapid fire equipment. I knew at that time, it would change the basic tactics, strategy, and the overall game. After the national competition outside Knoxville in 86-87, I got out of it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 08:05:40 PM »

yea, if I am able to play, there are fields w/ tree lines right behind my house.  I would see if I could use them.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 08:41:09 PM »

I'm the dashing guy on the far left.... grin Of course this was before I got gray hair and my wife made me 50 pounds heavier... rolleyes

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 08:43:13 PM »

that must have been before the battle...I don't see paint.   Or welts.   I have dad thinking about letting me play.  But first I have to get my grades up.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 08:47:31 PM »

that must have been before the battle...I don't see paint.   Or welts.   I have dad thinking about letting me play.  But first I have to get my grades up.

I never said "I" got hit.... rolleyes

It is a blast. You'll get hooked. If you build or have a steady group a guys who play on a regular basis, it is all the better.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 08:49:32 PM »

I have about 10-15 friends that play every other weekend in the spring/summer. and occasionally in the winter and fall.  I do have to ask though, the whole "frozen paintball" thing.  I have heard from people that its like getting hit with a steel ball and from others who say they become more brittle and less painful. Any experience with that?
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 09:06:39 PM »

I never played in cold weather. At least nothing near freezing. It seems the paint balls today are smaller than of years past. So I could not comment on the "sting" of today. I do however have several round scars on my arms as I liked to play with only a tanktop on somedays.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2009, 09:20:34 PM »

This thing is pretty impressive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6AWgHKqlL0


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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2009, 09:25:36 PM »

rock on **headbanging**  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2009, 10:00:34 PM »

hoping to do some odd jobs for some neighbors to get the $$. also planning on having a yard sale and cleaning the basement.  If anyone can come up with more ideas, let me know.
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