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99BPS 01-18-2013 03:30 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 03:31 PM

Started at 19ish and soon to be 46

99BPS 01-18-2013 03:35 PM


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 03:44 PM

Played my first game at 11 and will soon be 37

Crimson Death 01-18-2013 03:45 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 03:46 PM

I started at 28 and am currently 33.

aresfiend 01-18-2013 03:47 PM

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

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


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 03:48 PM

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

wetfootwilley 01-18-2013 03:49 PM

Started at 15 and am now 40


Hook 01-18-2013 03:51 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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