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Forum: Tournaments 03-19-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Let's see if the first event takes off before...

Let's see if the first event takes off before worrying about amended prizes. The NEPL pump series has largely been a failure and the Gravity League was functionally dead for the past two years. For...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-19-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,674
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Not to thread drift but for observational...

Not to thread drift but for observational purposes, the whole "People now are better than the best people were back then" thing seems to prevail in other sports. That having been said, most high...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-22-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
As someone who now identifies himself primarily...

As someone who now identifies himself primarily as a competitive firearms guy instead of a paintball player, I'll end the thread with a segment of a great post by Brian Enos, a long standing pistol...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
For everyone saying recball is the answer, this...

For everyone saying recball is the answer, this is my general experience with recball and why I don't play when I can avoid it (preferring rotations or semi organized tournament style play).

...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
1. SOME veteran shooters will help, safety...

1. SOME veteran shooters will help, safety officers in IDPA are pretty spiteful. I won't get into a lengthy diatribe about it since it won't interest paintball people.
2. This is sort of a weird...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
I'm going to start a new thread about the...

I'm going to start a new thread about the viability of gear soon. Also, to be clear, while this was a theoretical discussion, I really hope some ideas can come from this and maybe a field owner can...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
I think I'll call this thread dead at this point,...

I think I'll call this thread dead at this point, we're just back at the usual MCB pandering. "Its all the fault of anything new, speedball is for jerks", all that stuff. For everyone that posted on...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Thread hijack, sugarstump, do you have that video...

Thread hijack, sugarstump, do you have that video where people are playing in some movie-set mockup in Orlando, FL? I don't know if it was Disney or Universal Studios but it was some sort of special...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 790
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
"But if you tilt the gun so the hopper is towards...

"But if you tilt the gun so the hopper is towards the bunker then won't your hand, wrist and possibly your forearm be sticking out as a target? I was under the impression tourney players only tilted...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-31-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
ironnerd88 - The baseball comparison is a...

ironnerd88 -

The baseball comparison is a good thing to bring up, and there are rarely clean cut comparisons when it comes to sports. That having been said, paintball offers a huge amount of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-28-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
ironnerd88, PSP has been trying to do some...

ironnerd88, PSP has been trying to do some tracking but if you think about it, its a logistical nightmare and it's not reflective of actual skill in terms of the format we have. If you think about...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Wow, this thread is still going. I think...

Wow, this thread is still going.

I think people here are confusing what would improve tournament paintball with what they want to see tournament paintball become. Again, I can only speak for New...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,008
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
That video Inflicted posted is insane. Everyone...

That video Inflicted posted is insane. Everyone complains about PSP bunkers being ridiculous, but first we see guys trying to play tiny wooden bunkers in 1996, and back in 1987 grown men were...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-10-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,008
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Jerry, you link may be apples to oranges. That's...

Jerry, you link may be apples to oranges. That's a PSP webcast, compared to ESPN. I have to assume ESPN has a lot more money to throw at production value.

Not to thread drift but, there used to be...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,008
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Now that there are other old school people on the...

Now that there are other old school people on the board, is there a chance people are just waxing nostalgic about how the good old days were so honorable, etc etc etc? Not to thread drift but,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,008
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Dale, you're the man, I eat this stuff up. I'm...

Dale, you're the man, I eat this stuff up. I'm sorry you got screwed on that call, but talk about the epitome of paintball...a televised finals game with professional teams and all of the crazy ****...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
I agree, I think game length and maybe shortening...

I agree, I think game length and maybe shortening a field is a great way to promote intensity AND cut down on cost.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Are there other things to blame besides the...

Are there other things to blame besides the economy or the game? The 2000s should have been a "sweet spot", not a point of decline. Were it not for the economy, TODAY should be a "sweet spot". You...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-05-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,008
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Dale, I contacted you a few years ago about your...

Dale, I contacted you a few years ago about your tournament performance but just to reiterate, you are a BAMF. I managed to collect a decent amount of old paintball footage and I'm glad you...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-04-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Horizon, I like your points there. There's been...

Horizon, I like your points there. There's been some passive attempts at messing around with paint limitations. I'll mention the PSP "Tactical" Division again, which was a total flop, although that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Lohman, I've seen plenty of that. It sucks. I...

Lohman, I've seen plenty of that. It sucks. I started my own Young Guns series with equipment restrictions to get around it. Some of those kids stuck with the game and now they're playing college...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
"Otherwise you end up with two right handed snake...

"Otherwise you end up with two right handed snake players and one is at a complete advantage gunbattleing the other. People can say "learn to shoot both handed" all they want, it is still not the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Ninja Edit: For you guys that don't play any...

Ninja Edit: For you guys that don't play any tournaments, say I held an event at a field. You know 100% that you are going to get destroyed, you are going to lose all of your games. In this fictional...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
A lot of people seem to be blaming the problem on...

A lot of people seem to be blaming the problem on equipment or on ramping, which is to be expected on here. People are afraid that the arms race has grown out of control. I think the opposite: its...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,001
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
The Persistence of Mediocrity

I haven't really posted here in awhile but I've been doing some thinking, dangerous stuff. TLDR I used to play A LOT and then mostly quit due to lack of interest in the community. These are my...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,582
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Is that only going to work in some sort of RAP...

Is that only going to work in some sort of RAP design?
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-20-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Shoot it until it breaks.

Shoot it until it breaks.
Forum: Tournaments 08-09-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Nish, last Grav League I pretty much played over...

Nish, last Grav League I pretty much played over half of the games, for three teams.

I'm doing my best to recover from a stomach bug so I'm ready to run around like a moron on Sunday. Who knows...
Forum: Tournaments 08-07-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Oops, Nish, we lost our third.

Oops, Nish, we lost our third.
Forum: Tournaments 08-02-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Paint will be shot. Feelings will be hurt. Eric...

Paint will be shot. Feelings will be hurt. Eric will ban me from the field in the aftermath. This is my prediction of the level of shenanigans.
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 07-30-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
GZ PBK Golden Fury Intimidator Body

This thing is pretty beat so it's obviously for a project. NO REGULATOR INCLUDED. Comes with what you see. Not a full gun. Will also come with a mini rail for an ASA. I don't know if the wire harness...
Forum: Tournaments 07-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Nish, play for me, I need a guy and we never ever...

Nish, play for me, I need a guy and we never ever have played on the same team in the history of Gravity League.
Forum: Tournaments 07-25-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Good, bring friends!

Good, bring friends!
Forum: Tournaments 07-24-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
My flight is cancelled so I am in. Doing my best...

My flight is cancelled so I am in. Doing my best to assemble a team. Where are all the other MA and CT MCB players? Guys, this is PUMP, its FUN, there is NO PRESSURE and NO SHENANIGANS. MAN UP AND GO...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-23-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Does the paint even break reliably at this...

Does the paint even break reliably at this distance? Either way, the setup you have is awesome. And straight up murdering that camera guy too, haha.
Forum: Tournaments 07-19-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
I can MAYBE play Gravity League but if I do, I...

I can MAYBE play Gravity League but if I do, I have to be out early. Probably taking a plane ride over to Pittsburgh the same day.
Forum: Tournaments 07-16-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
No one that played the last two Gravity Leagues...

No one that played the last two Gravity Leagues (with the exception of Grimace and Luke showing up late at BOLP and then coercing me to play with them) was at the last two NEPL pumps. There should...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-09-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Splatmasters

Anyone here good at fixing them? I have a few questionable ones. I do have some spare parts but I'm ideally looking for someone who has some spares on hand or knows how to jury rig stuff to make them...
Forum: Tournaments 06-22-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
Maybe I can attend if you and Luke stop hiring...

Maybe I can attend if you and Luke stop hiring assassins.
Forum: Tournaments 06-14-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,797
Posted By NSGSplatmaster
The ship is going down in flames

The ship is going down in flames
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