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Old 11-04-2012, 12:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
BlueDragonX
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Originally Posted by Manning View Post
No one needs to lose an eye or take a string to the face, especially little guys.
Way to be looking out for the little guys. I love seeing kids getting into the sport and I feel it's our job as the "old guys" of the sport to make sure they're being taken care of. More and more am I defining my day of play by whether or not the kids at the field are having fun.

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If you have small children, please don't just drop them at the field and take off. At least send someone to watch out for their safety.
I agree and this something I've said before and feel strongly about. I hate it when parents treat the paintball field like a daycare.

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Originally Posted by uniwersel View Post
Sorry to threadjack sorta, but do people get annoyed at people around my age (14-16) being dropped off without a parent to stay with us? My dad is usually with me when I play, but there have been a couple exceptions to that.
As long as you're mature and handle yourself properly, no. But to be frank there are quite a few adults I've met at the field who are not mature and do not handle themselves properly.

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Originally Posted by p8ntninja View Post
The part that concerns me the most with the whole story is the fields rental staff doing a piss poor job of maintaining their gear. That is unacceptable.
Agreed. The field staff's first and most important job is always safety. If a gun doesn't work right then the customer might leave unhappy. If a mask doesn't work right then the customer might leave without an eye. Priorities need to be in order.
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