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Forum: The Dead Zone 03-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Horizon
You are making the assumption that your...

You are making the assumption that your application for residency will be approved. :p
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Horizon
Are you saying we are 5 hours away from major...

Are you saying we are 5 hours away from major population? heck, Victoria isn't THAT small (about 300,000). It just happens that almost half of them are over 55.
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-23-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Horizon
Always a Blast!

Always a Blast!
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Horizon
Unfortunately, we are a shrinking minority my...

Unfortunately, we are a shrinking minority my friend.
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-18-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By Horizon
What bugs me is when my paint, made by a Canadian...

What bugs me is when my paint, made by a Canadian manufacturer, shipped through Canada on Canadian carriers to a field in Canada which I pay for in Canadian dollars, increases in price when the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,257
Posted By Horizon
Agreed, for me anyway.

Agreed, for me anyway.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Horizon
I never followed the original Angel Eyes threads,...

I never followed the original Angel Eyes threads, but gee willickers, these things are ugly. I'm not a paintball fashion guy and if they work and people like them, I guess that's cool. To me they...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,514
Posted By Horizon
A lot of things have changed since then. If you...

A lot of things have changed since then. If you look at the guys in the video, and do the math, you'll conclude that most of those people were kids in the 60's and 70's. Life was different then. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,514
Posted By Horizon
I have teenage girls in my house and I can tell...

I have teenage girls in my house and I can tell you there is very little that is more exciting than colored accessories.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
In all honesty. I think you will never see that...

In all honesty. I think you will never see that type of play again at commercial fields. Large pieces of land costs money. Players shooting pumps and few paintballs make little money these days...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,514
Posted By Horizon
I totally agree with this. For many years I've...

I totally agree with this. For many years I've been saying "Be careful what you ask for."

It also bothers me that some people blame manufacturers for paintball's slow down because in their...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,514
Posted By Horizon
And that is why in my opinion, paintball's growth...

And that is why in my opinion, paintball's growth came to a screeching slow down. Intensity of the the activity is the number one factor in determining what percentage of the population are willing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-09-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell, but...

That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell, but most people don't like that opinion, because let's face it, it's pretty much impossible to fix. And who wants a problem with no solution?
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
In my opinion, the concept that the arms race...

In my opinion, the concept that the arms race (developing new technology) had anything to do with attracting more players in the 1990’s and early 2000’s and when the arms race more or less ended...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Horizon
I've definitely heard that more than a few times....

I've definitely heard that more than a few times. Just not sure it was on a paintball field.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
The one on ones I have witnessed also had a lot...

The one on ones I have witnessed also had a lot of movement, but it was mostly unnecessary movement and only because there was very little on the line. They were also mostly pump. High level...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-31-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
What motivation is there to move in a one on one...

What motivation is there to move in a one on one competition? I could see one on one's becoming very boring and repetitious, at least if there is anything on the line. The risk/reward ratio for...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 950
Posted By Horizon
My favorite of all time; "If I sign a waiver, can...

My favorite of all time; "If I sign a waiver, can I go play without having to wear a mask?" asked by a 12 year old.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Maybe they are doing it wrong. I ran a pump...

Maybe they are doing it wrong. I ran a pump tournament for several years that drew as many players as "real" local tournaments. It was one division with no restrictions on experience and everyone...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
That would leave you playing in recreational...

That would leave you playing in recreational local competitions which should be played for fun with no prizes (maybe a plaque or something similar for winning and/or placing). But then if these...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-22-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Horizon
This should never happen. It's bad enough when...

This should never happen. It's bad enough when players of greater experience with better equipment are playing against new players using rental gear, but then letting them use paint that they can no...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I don't think teams that require a large number...

I don't think teams that require a large number of players is a good way to go. We've had a culture change over the years where people seem to be having a tough time to commit to anything. Having...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-20-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Yes, but the point was that the technology for...

Yes, but the point was that the technology for electros is inexpensive these days. And yes, we don't have any electros in our rental fleet of 200 either.

There was a time not all that long ago...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I suppose the same was probably thought at one...

I suppose the same was probably thought at one time about how players would all be able to afford electronic markers.

In all honesty, I don't think the technology would be that expensive. It...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
In the world we live in today and the technology...

In the world we live in today and the technology we have available to us, we could develop a competitive game that would be enjoyable to play and also more enjoyable to watch. I think most people...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-11-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By Horizon
We're strictly a rec field but one of our...

We're strictly a rec field but one of our "regulars" is a pretty good competitive player (he's filled in at the pro level), but when he plays at our field he still uses his tourney marker, but he...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-10-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By Horizon
Pistols and stock class add the cost of 12 grams....

Pistols and stock class add the cost of 12 grams. I play pump and we have a lot of players at our field that play pump, some of them when they want to save money. I always find it a bit odd though....
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-10-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By Horizon
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By Horizon
:thumbup: Good point.

:thumbup: Good point.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Agreed, if that is the goal.

Agreed, if that is the goal.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Cheap tournament guns aren't the hindrance. ...

Cheap tournament guns aren't the hindrance. $35/case paint is a hindrance or should I say cause. The real drop in regular paintball players has never been about the cost. Cost was complained about...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I think that shape of curve can apply to a lot of...

I think that shape of curve can apply to a lot of different things. We don't actually need to define those points on the curves exactly and in reality, at least in recreational paintball, we are...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-04-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I remember writing an article on my blog quite a...

I remember writing an article on my blog quite a while ago about the correlation of maximum attendance of paintball players and the amount of paint shot. I think it holds true for both recreational...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-03-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Tournament paintball, as we know it, or as those...

Tournament paintball, as we know it, or as those who actually play it know it, would change completely with limited paint. It would be a totally different game and thatís the reason those that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Horizon
No.

No.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By Horizon
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
Agreed. The lower divisions should basically be...

Agreed. The lower divisions should basically be the same game, played with the same equipment but played at a less intense level. The obvious way to do that in paintball is to lower the ROF and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I absolutely agree and forgot to mention that...

I absolutely agree and forgot to mention that along with the low ROF should be a lower amount of total paint carried by teams, increasing with higher divisions. Having lower ROF only, although it...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,014
Posted By Horizon
I agree with a lot of what NSGSplatmaster posted....

I agree with a lot of what NSGSplatmaster posted. I've always thought that, especially at the local level, there is not enough incentive for players to want to move up. The prizes at lower levels...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-23-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 725
Posted By Horizon
We bought a few BT markers a few years ago for...

We bought a few BT markers a few years ago for our field which has mostly Tippmanns in the rental fleet. We stopped using the BTs fairly quickly, but I still have Tippmanns that are almost 13 years...
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