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|03-20-2013, 12:09 AM||#11 (permalink)|
The Man With No Plan
i get burnt out....
i take a week or two off
i build a new gun (for me)
i take a personal day to relax
saldy... i feel one comin up, and bam i have the poormans luxe and pump angel
gotta make it fun, interesting or challenging
|03-20-2013, 12:37 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Beaver Falls PA (outside Pittsburgh)
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"The gap between theory and reality is not as far in theory as it is in reality."
|03-20-2013, 01:11 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Buying Bankruptcy Kits
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SoCal, USA
I almost burned myself outta paintball. But then I met the mcb SoCal crew. Since then I've tried different fields, different play styles. Wanna think a lot on the field? Bolt action. That's where it's at for me. Other than that the group has made it enjoyable for me. The comeraderie breathed a new life into my view of the sport.
I can't say I'm burnt out of the sport but sometimes I like having nothing to do with paintball. Ill take a day off work to go do other things I like. At work we call them "mental health" days. Sometimes you really gotta pull back and sit, chill, or otherwise do something else that you enjoy that can be done easily instead of a sport that will occasionally test you physically.
Different levels of mental stress can cause physical fatigue both on you body and mind. Maybe it seems like you're overloaded with the subject? Take a break I say there's plenty to smile about elsewhere. Just come back to us
|03-20-2013, 03:36 AM||#14 (permalink)|
I started playing paintball in 1988, and did my best to play almost every weekend I could afford it for the next 2 years. I'd played so much that I "retired" in 90-91, due to feeling burnt out.
I took a 22 year break and started playing again after visiting this forum rekindled my passion and took hold of my finances. I hope to continue playing until I grow so old I cannot walk and have to wear depends adult briefs.
|03-20-2013, 04:30 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Jersey
step back, take a breath and remember why you play. if that rest goe a week a month a year, it doesn't matter. don't sell, because that's a stupid thing. you got your equipment for a reason. if you are leaving or wanting ust one gun or type, then do the purge, but take a breather. remember what was fun for you in paintball and go find that.
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|03-20-2013, 07:47 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Pump Player since 96`
Playing pump adds awhole New dynamic to the way u play.
Autotrigger = Ramping for pump guns
|03-20-2013, 08:14 AM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Everyone here has posted some great input.
I'll just say you're not alone. I started playing 13 years ago and played on average 60-70 times a year (including practices) for about 6 years. Then life hit me and I started feeling burnt out and one day just quit. Sold all my gear except a custom made PPS pug. Took a 5 year hiatus.
Last September a friend invited me out to play "oldschool" again. I went out for a pseudo bachelor party as I was getting married shortly and ended up playing with some awesome guys here from MCB. It literally changed the way I saw paintball and I had this epiphany. PAINTBALL = FUN.
I started getting some gear together and now when I go out and play it's simply to have fun. No more tournaments or practices, yelling in the pits and worrying about standings. I think that's what tired me out 5 years ago.
Maybe for you it's different, but I know that 5 year break let me come back to the sport with a new perspective that has me feeling better than ever. This year I'm on pace to play every weekend but it doesn't feel like an effort. Every time I play I have a ton of fun and then take a few days off. By day 3 the itch is starting again and I can't wait to play. Maybe I'll take a month off, but who knows. While I'm having fun I'm going to keep going.
If you do take time off just know this; it's like riding a bike. The skills don't go away. They might be a little rusty but you won't be running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Do what you have to do bro. Good news is MCB will be here when you get back. (if you read all of that... thank you lol)
|03-20-2013, 08:45 AM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Going on my 31st year in the sport and here's what works for me.
PB isn't my only hobby.
Have another interest in the pipe. Surfing, fishing, snowboarding, biking, works for me.
When I take a break it's to do one of those for a weekend or two.
I keep the stoke going by playing as many different fields as I can.
Playing with a new group of players helps too.
I see downsizing your gear as a mistake. There's always remorse.
My gear is too customized to my liking and it'd be too hard to replace.
You got to mix it up a little.
Play all left-handed
Go for gog hits only
Go for loader smacks only
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|03-20-2013, 09:53 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Six Point Five
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: joliet illinois
I know the winter months burn me out. So this year im changing over to 12grams and stick feeders. New year.. new challenges
Fox Paintball. Millington, Il.
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