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Old 10-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Good thread and a couple of really good stories in here.

I worked at a field for a few years back when I was in college. Those were great years with a lot of comradery and we took pride in that field.
It was very rewarding coaching the youngsters, explaining that the guys with the Angels were good because of practice and devotion, not fancy guns.
I got to see many cocky people humbled, grumpy people made happy, and first time paintballers find a lifetime hobby.
No sport like this one.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have friends I would have never met, and a lot less money...
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Some of my closest friends were met through paintball, and I can blame my tool collection on the game as well. I didn't even own an allen wrench set when I first bought my Phantom.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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UHHHHH

i played once when i was 10-11ish
bought every issue of pb2x for the next year
hockey buddy moved to town, he had pb gear
i started to use his gear (my parents said no to my own gear until i was 13)
had my own full set of gear at his house

played in the woods for 3ish years, loved every minute of it

shot Brass Eagles and Spyders, nobody shot a tippy... lol

Indoor field opened up, threw the camo down, bought an eframed spyder, life was GREAT!

moved up in the arms race, BE/Mech Spyer/Espyder/Ion/Ion

got a car

started whoring and flippng guns.
got a phantom from an OLDDDDD buddy (like hadnt seen in 5-6 years, ran into him on nation)

started playing pump
started whoring pumps
started my own loaner fleet of pumps
started bringing 2-3-4-5-6 people to play every week at the indoor, i only lent out pumps

got my little bros hooked on pb
got them hooked on pumps

indoor field closed down

started to travel to play
started playin a little more woodsball
started playing local tournys
started playing national tournys

bought my own airball field, use it at a friends house

was a victorious general at supergame (1300 people big game)
have played pb in 8 states

as of last sunday (21st) won my first series championship!

WCPS Pump Divison Series Champions!

Woot!

Life is good
have a great group of guys to play with
have my own airball field
have 40ish guns
doin the custom work thing too

my life is work. paintball. girlfriend. family. sleep (in that order haha)

i couldnt imagine life without paintball... i really couldnt
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ive learn't alot about organization and planning my local paintball games with friends almost 5 years ago when I was 14. The stories top everything, as one of my bestfriends past away this year , my memory of us playing as a team and working together is something ill never forget. I almost gave up playing after he passed because it wouldnt be the same , but realized it helps more than anything.
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