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Old 07-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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This baller’s on my team. He’s a good kid and a good friend. As Hooligan said, he’s still in critical condition though he is getting better slowly. We’re hoping for the best and he's a heck of a fighter. Your well wishes, I’m sure, are appreciated and will be forwarded to his family.
Regarding joking, people that aren’t personally vested in the situation can’t be expected to take EVERYTHING seriously and being struck by lightning is extremely rare so joking is to be expected.
To try to answer some questions, He usually uses an SP-1 and I believe he has it with him CO. I’m not sure of the type of barrel he uses though or the gun’s current condition.
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I'm curious as to how he was hit in the first place. Was it just out of the blue? Around here, the second we hear thunder we have to stop playing.
it would seem sensible that a field would require all games to cease during a lightning storm for ple player wellfare if not for simple risk mitigation. if he was hit by the first bolt of the day then that has to be a one-in-a-bazillion occurance.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow definitely a freak occurence, weather out in CO can be crazy/unpredictable sometimes. Hope he's back on the field in no time and props to my fellow servicemembers!
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:35 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm actually amazed that lighting isn't a larger cause of injuries considering how many times this type of weather takes place each day.

Here's hoping for a complete and speedy recover for the guy.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:11 PM   #24 (permalink)
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prayers go out to him, hope he has a quick recovery.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I can't even imagine how much it would suck to get hit by lightning. I grabbed a live 110vac wire a couple weeks back, and that hurt a lot. Lightning is a whole other story.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Well, Dragonman's has some really really tall hills in the middle of nowhere (the kind of place where lightning can strike out of nowhere).. and isn't really the kind of field that has any sort of shutdown policy.. it's a step above renegade (although a lot of fun to play).

Best wishes for the chap..
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Glad to hear he's getting better though. Best wishes for him, maybe I'll see him sometime in the next couple of years. (going to CO for college.)

People joke about me being a lightning rod (6'5") so hopefully I avoid the same fate.

Hopefully he'll have a swift recovery, and come back with one more story and one less thing on the 'to do' list.
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UPDATE:

Mike is responding to his family now. He can write to them and responds to questions.
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Damn, I'm glad I decided to paintball Sunday or that could have been me! Hopefully he makes a good recovery and isn't permanentally fused to his SP-1!

Must have been unreal to have seen that live.

As has been said before, Dragonman's isn't the safest place to play, you really have to accept responsibility for yourself. This will make me think twice about playing out there in the lightning again though.
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