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Old 12-12-2012, 03:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I reff here and there, I accept the term "God"
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On the OP's question: I grew up and started playing in Southern California and don't recall hearing "Marshall" until I started playing in England some years later. A few of the early paintball magazines focusing on the tournament scene were written in europe and I saw the same term appear in those mags but, I don't recall ever seeing it in APG or other U.S. publications. This makes sense because in other U.K. sports, they use the term "Marshall".

In regards to the need for "Third Parties": I remember a brief period where there wasn't a question of when you felt the ball hit, you called yourself out- the splat was just proof in case it came to be a dispute. In other words, If I accurately placed my shot (remember this was the pump peak), why should I suffer because of a paint failure?

Third parties became necessary once you got outside of playing with folks you knew.
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I think we should keep "Marker" as we show no connection to the term gun as in" I'm shooting at my friend". It will give more people to point out that we guns to shoot people and will make paintball have more negative impact to whom do not play the sport.
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J/K. I use both, just because they're both in the lexicon now, and I've been chuckled at by non-players for using the PC term.

I think we're past the major danger of restrictive or onerous legislation in the US. Any malicious action that may be committed with a paint gun can be prosecuted as a crime under existing law (vandalism, battery), and frankly, there are better tools available for any given crime.

I think the increase or super-realistic-looking milsim, without much backlash, demonstrates the lack of risk here. People are not being labeled as militia or al Qaida trainees anymore. Not that we shouldn't continue to police ourselves, because that can change fast.

The pinnacle of my argument, however, is that I just don't think that anyone who is offended by the term "gun" will take a kindly regard to our little game of projectile tag no matter what we call them.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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In regards to the need for "Third Parties": I remember a brief period where there wasn't a question of when you felt the ball hit, you called yourself out- the splat was just proof in case it came to be a dispute. In other words, If I accurately placed my shot (remember this was the pump peak), why should I suffer because of a paint failure?

Third parties became necessary once you got outside of playing with folks you knew.
Fair point, but in a private group you're free to make up whatever rules you like. One group I used to play with went by core hits only: hits to the gun, below the knee or below the elbow didn't count. We didn't really care what the NPPL rulebook said; this was what we all agreed upon, and good times were had by all.

The legendary first game was played by the standard that bounced paintballs didn't count as hits, and that's the generally accepted standard today. The content of that standard has absolutely zip to do with integrity, what matters is that players understand and abide by the accepted rules. For myself, I like to think that bounces are compensation for those times when you have to go out because you were "killed" by a ball that broke on your pinky finger.

Besides all that, the need for referees today is more or less undisputed. I would argue that not much has changed, though. There have always been refs at tournaments and commerical fields, as there are today, and plenty of players still go out in the woods and enjoy amiable shoot-outs amongst friends without the need for a referee.

Edit: I looked it up in my Survival Game manual. Lionel Atwill shot Charles Gaines. The ball bounced, Atwill lost his mask and glasses, and Gaines shot him in the leg (without a mask! #&$!!!!!)
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I always thought it was "slapnuts" because when I yell "HEY SLAPNUTS, COME HERE!" a ref always came over.
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