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Old 10-02-2006, 12:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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..when talking about paintball in public meant you were "off" in the head.

..when there was no such thing as an elctronic marker (at least no one in my area had seen one in 97)

...when owning a spyder with a 14 inch barrel meant you were loaded.

...when running out of paint in a game was just an excuse to throw rocks at the other team.
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I remember when there wasn't chronographs.
Meeting Ricky Schroder at SI Masters when he played.
When Scream was shooting the F-1 Illustrator.
Meeting Randy Kimaya and Jessica Sparks
Going to Sam Livley and Jim Caldwells store in Nashville.
Being an IPPA member
Seeing Perfect Circle Paintballs
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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There was no such thing as a "case" of paintballs.

SC Village was still called Sat Cong Village and you had a chance to bring the VC "advisor" back to the US camp.

Somebody shooting into (instead of over) a crono because nobody had seen one before LOL!
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:49 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Seeing somebody use a homemade blowgun on the field.
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Old 10-02-2006, 03:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I remember...

when you bought paint by the 10 round tube, and not the 2K case.

When the guys with jobs had actual markers, while the rest of us made do with slingshots.

When it was still illegal in NJ, and you had to go to PA to play.

When APG featured everybody in camo.

When pump action Sheriden's were a step up from Nelspots and splatmasters.


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Old 10-02-2006, 08:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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When I was made captain of a team because I had a modified marker, a PGP with a 6" barrel extension.

When a 2500 round case of paint would last all day with 5 of us playing

When 5 people on a road trip could fit themselves and their gear into a Caprice

I wasnt the center of attention for playing with a pump gun, VM etc...

Uvex and/or shooting glasses were the norm

I remember the days when I didnt consider hiring a sherpa to carry my gear to our base before starting a game


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Old 10-02-2006, 09:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Having one paint gun.

Reverse pump modding my only gun (splatmaster)

Buying that gun from "the shotgun news" cause that was the only place I knew that carried them.

Coveting the mod 85 from "the sportsmans guide".

When everyones "in my area anyway" moms teamed up and made us stop playing.

Getting back into paintball in '96 after the 8 year hiatus curtosey of mom (see above) WOW!
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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when you bought paint by the 10 round tube, and not the 2K case.

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I am calling to see HTRN's old man card. When you could buy paint by the 10 round tube - it was sold in a 2,500 round case.

Ofcourse, he, like me, could have been so poor back then he could have never afforded a case of paint anyway!

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:51 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I remember paying $180 for a case of .68cal paint (Paintball Hill) and splitting that between 5 people and still had paint left over after the end of the day. Then the Owner would offer beer for anyone that wanted one at the end of the day.

I remember the field (Paintball Hill) NOT having a co2 fill station.

I remember Splatmasters and 3357's were field rental guns.

I remember NOT having to use barrel plugs/bags in the staging area with loaded guns. Not sure if that really counts because they were not invented yet and if they were, no one used them.

I remember shop goggles being perfectly acceptable to use during games.
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I remember how much pump players bitched about semis.

I remember grilling hot-dogs on the field and eating them while cradling my gun.

I remember the Iron Maidens.

I remember when Raptors were a pretty well regarded marker, and you could get any aftermarket barrel for them.
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