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99BPS 01-18-2013 02:30 PM

Ages of Paintball Players
 
I'm making this as a reaction to a shocking thread I noticed on PBN. The OP was asking if he was too old for paintball, he explained he is 25. Of course many posters replied saying he was a fool and they were far older. But honestly I feel like Paintball is a better sport for older players. I feel like when you have a real job, your own ride, ect, ect, its an easier sport to be more into.

Nothing wrong with younger players, but someone who started young (14), and restarted (after 4 years of play, 2 years off) at 21. I still find myself young for the sport, with less income and stability to play then I would prefer. I think its a sport that you grow into, start by loving the game as a kid, but get more into teching markers, building your own stuff and hoarding gear as you age. I know I'll play till I can't and always own a marker to shoot around with.

How does everyone else feel? I feel like the average age here is older then PBN, but those who feel like sharing, how old are you and when did you start? I'm still 21.

DashHopes 01-18-2013 02:31 PM

Started at 19ish and soon to be 46

99BPS 01-18-2013 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DashHopes (Post 2597025)
Started at 19ish and soon to be 46

Thats what i'm talking about!

I feel like aside from speed ball front players, age helps many of the skills involved in paintball, do those players who have clocked 10+ years in the sport agree?

brew52 01-18-2013 02:44 PM

Played my first game at 11 and will soon be 37

Crimson Death 01-18-2013 02:45 PM

The problem with players 10 to sometimes mid to late 20's is they don't have their **** together financially to get the most out of the hobby.

240SX 01-18-2013 02:46 PM

I started at 28 and am currently 33.

aresfiend 01-18-2013 02:47 PM

I'm 17, I started when I was 14.

My fieldowner is 40 and still more than capable of domination.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crimson Death (Post 2597037)
The problem with players 10 to sometimes mid to late 20's is they don't have their **** together financially to get the most out of the hobby.

This is more than true. Due to school I can't get a job during the winter, and during the summer my job literally equates directly to paintball money.

Once I get through college...

Bored383 01-18-2013 02:48 PM

I started at 17 and I'll be 43 this year

wetfootwilley 01-18-2013 02:49 PM

Started at 15 and am now 40

WFW

Hook 01-18-2013 02:51 PM

Started at 18, playing casually once or twice a year with rental equipment. Stopped for about a decade, then started again in 2006 at a friend's bachelor party and have been playing once a week ever since. I just turned 39.

The majority of our regulars at our local field are in their early to mid 30's, while walk-ons and renters tend to be younger.


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