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|11-25-2008, 01:20 AM||#11 (permalink)|
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Cool pic. How was it playing in just eye protection but with semis?
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|11-25-2008, 07:33 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: S. Windsor, CT
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|11-25-2008, 08:05 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Northbridge [Whitinsville], MA
SC Roadkill at the first MOUT Site game ever: Sept 28 & 29 1996 Battle of Ste. Mere Eglise Ft Pickett, Va
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|11-25-2008, 12:43 PM||#14 (permalink)|
One in the Pipe!
|11-25-2008, 01:14 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
Remember, nearly all tournaments were in the woods still. Even the pros.
So you usually were not "bunkered", or bonus balled like today. Generally, most hits were fairly far away, so the FPS ended up being lower, and usually a body shot.
And yes, when you were hit in the face, it almost always bounced, which was the whole point. Plus, the goggles never fogged, and you really felt much cooler in summer.
I played that way up until 1998 when just about every fields insurance started specifically banning goggles-only. Even by 1996, many fields started making me sign a special "Its your own damn fault if you loose an tooth" waiver.
Now, if I could only find a team photo...
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|12-07-2008, 08:42 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Old Team pics
Since you asked for Johnny specifically, here he is with John Zimmerman also 1990.Attachment 6463
This is the Bushmasters Team we took to the Lone Star Open 1990 in Commerce. Ross top center
We got so screwed that event.
In our Semi bracket we played agains the Ironmen (we hung their flag 100pts)
Florida Terminators (also hung their flag for 100pts).
And against Constant Pursuit (stalemate with them getting a pull) so we ended up with 240 point for our 3 games. This was almost a full 100 pts higher than the next place team. But get this, PMI, the main sponsers, had started a new point system that was absurd.
Flag hang=2 pts
Stalemate goes to bodycount and winner gets =2pts
Flag pull=1 pt
There was no incentive to go for a pull/hang, all you had to do is survive.
Teams that didnt even hang a flag advanced on to the Finals!
Once, teams figured out the logic, there wasnt even a flag hang in the 4 team final. Sooooo boring.
This Event was the 1st win for Bob's Ironmen when they started their 5+ year reign.
In fact, it was their first tourny using Bud's autococker. He was there personally to tech them (I should know, he kept me awake a few nights fiddling with his first version silenoid).
We still beat em.....
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|12-07-2008, 10:05 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland OR
I could not find a pic of the whole team but i have a few good ones.
Team Jolt, January 15 1991 at Paintball sams
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|12-07-2008, 10:42 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Found this on the GPL website, I think it had to be earlier than 1997 though. I think The Encounter shut down around 1995 but those years are a little foggy for me..
That's me in the center, Mark Kielpinkski on the left and Bill something or other on the right.
DSA - these are the guys Glenn played with before he moved out west and hooked up with you guys.
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