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Old 12-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A new angle to show why kids should play.

Because you if you JOIN! them, its a hell of a lot of fun...I mean, you can actually shoot your own children and thats okay!

Here are my first 3 videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ0KI05fb6M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rymw9k1EYAI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yir3Bv4hB14
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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More nice work.
Looked like a chilly wet day in the first vid.

Since this is for Parents, I would recommend a few small changes.
Avoid the 4-letter words.
Avoid calling the other team "The Enemy"

Point out that the guy in yellow is a referee who is observing the game
I would actually mention that paintball seems to be an excellent way to recycle old tires (or is it tyres up there?)
A BEAR! How cool! Communing with nature.
Outdoors, sunshine, exercise (which you pointed out in previous vids).

The fact that the guys you shot are all fine - no injuries, they are unharmed, and leave the field under their own steam with nary a limp, should be pointed out - it may seem obvious to you, but some people are kinda "thick" ya'know? Even better, they came back for MORE!

The information is there, now you just need a sales pitch (an honest one, you're not selling used cars).
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #24 (permalink)
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No one hates out " nothern brothers". Even after they gave us justin beiber.
Hey! We didn't give you Justin Bieber. You guys took him and blew him up into something he shouldn't have become. If he would have stayed in Canada, he probably would have had to become a lumber jack or work at a maple syrup farm or something like that to support himself.

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Be nice to the Canadians... They gave us Shatner! - who, apparently, played paintball, so we're almost back on subject...
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #26 (permalink)
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CAN WE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STAY FOCUSED.

Imagine a parent coming on to see whats a good resource and see a whole bunch of comments about whose country is better, pro guns, anti guns. Shheeehhhh. But I guess IT is a forum.

Do remember, we all come from different countries, with different political and social beliefs, but we LOVE to shoot each other with paint!!! Imagine, we could solve world peace. LOL!

Anyways, I will work on a video from a Parent to Parents about equipment, frozen balls...., etc. I ll do it over Xmas when the field is closed...LAME !
You really brought this on yourself. You could have made your stance on guns clear without saying you "Hate Handguns" and "they have no place in modern society."
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Since this is for Parents, I would recommend a few small changes.
Avoid the 4-letter words.
Avoid calling the other team "The Enemy"

Yikes...Good Point! I didnt even catch that tell you pointed it out!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:46 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You really brought this on yourself. You could have made your stance on guns clear without saying you "Hate Handguns" and "they have no place in modern society."
Nah... even if you just say "I don't do handguns" you get flack.

People always say " You could have made your stance on guns clear without saying..."

So rather than be a simple critic (which is always the easy way out), how about giving the guy an idea for how to rephrase the statement in a manner which does not offend delicate gun-lovers (personally I'm a thick-skinned firearms enthusiast - so his comment did not bother me in the least).

There are many people out there who think Paintball is violent because it uses "guns". If an advocate of the sport - one who is willing to go through all the trouble to make a video series showing parents how cool the game is for their kids - can state that he really does not like guns, and especially dislikes handguns, that takes a lot of wind out of the "But it's GUNS" argument, doncha think?

GMORE: Keep rockin'! How do you plan to address the fact that kids will come back from a game with some "Bruises"? It's gonna happen.

For everyone: Paintball Injury Stats vs other activities.

And... how weird is this, I actually agree with the slick one...

Chelsea Clinton played Paintball for her birthday!

Bill Clinton gave his daughter permission to play paintball with a group of friends for her 16th birthday. 1996
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The problem with all the hand wringing about paintball vs guns is that some of you actually think that it is going to change someones mind if you call it a marker instead of a paintball gun. Its not, you are only insulting their intelligence as well as yours. Its like back in the 90s when there was the big politically correct push to take paintball out of the woods, stop wearing camo because it looked bad, and dress up in fruit stripe colors on speedball fields so as to look less threatening to the public. Paintball is no different from kids playing army, cops and robbers, or cowboys and indians (or cowboys and native americans for you sensitive types). It is a form of simulated combat. Guess what, so is wrestling, boxing, and even football. There is nothing wrong with it, so stop trying to ignore that fact and stand your ground.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
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a gun is just a chemical powered bullet slingshot
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