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Forum: The Dead Zone 05-23-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,096
Posted By thumper
and if so.. how come?

and if so.. how come?
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-19-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,365
Posted By thumper
COD Nuketown

COD Nuketown
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By thumper
I like the 15degree - swept forward away from...

I like the 15degree - swept forward away from grip frame.. just feels more natural to hold
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-24-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By thumper
call me crazy but my last favorite was a .680...

call me crazy but my last favorite was a .680 lapco sizer w/ a 11" big bore CF front. shot crap paint very well. OTP used to make a similar rig w/ short backs. imo there is a best barrel for a given...
Forum: Southeast 02-02-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By thumper
Pump/Mech charity Tourney @ PB Charleston March 6-7 2015

Update from skeeter

What: Charity tourney, pumps and mechs only.
When: March 6 or 7.
Where : Paintball Charleston -- Paintball Charleston (http://paintballcharleston.net/)
Event Info:...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-28-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By thumper
respawn makes games last longer and play bigger.

respawn makes games last longer and play bigger.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By thumper
Home Depot has a cull lumber section for the wood...

Home Depot has a cull lumber section for the wood that isn't quite perfect -- @ significant discount. The treated dog-eared pickets go a long way -- esp when marked way down.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By thumper
one thing ive done is give one of the newer...

one thing ive done is give one of the newer players a bag of fire crackers and smoke bombs.. and the mission is to blow the bridge or fort or similar. this way the experienced players kind of need to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,562
Posted By thumper
I purged the wall hangers and crap last year....

I purged the wall hangers and crap last year. This year I'm down to one sweet slab side Evolution sniper I use, one sweet Free Flow Fulcrum sniper for personal back up and loaner to good friend, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By thumper
don't get shot no - got shot none

don't get shot
no - got shot
none
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,889
Posted By thumper
+1.. see sig

+1.. see sig
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,319
Posted By thumper
+1

+1
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,395
Posted By thumper
to grow new players: 6bps cap. hopper ball. paid...

to grow new players: 6bps cap. hopper ball. paid non-playing staff. focus on the novice players having fun. cater to private groups. not mix experience levels.

to grow repeat customers : offer...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,438
Posted By thumper
sure seems this way *these days in particular. ...

sure seems this way *these days in particular.

*IMO decades ago the average regular player was a quite a bit older; there was more attention paid to proper staffing; and as a result the game was...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,186
Posted By thumper
voted NO.. why? because the majority of folks who...

voted NO.. why? because the majority of folks who play don't care who wins. It fact the driving reason for going seems more social than anything else.. to have a bit of fun, enjoy some recreation,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,115
Posted By thumper
my ref math went something like: try to keep...

my ref math went something like:
try to keep friends together
kid w/ own gear = 3 novice
veteran = 9 novice
split up the best players
never stack vets unless its like 50 on 3

after each game...
Forum: Misc Paintball Items 08-16-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,035
Posted By thumper
got some foam u are welcome to. hit me up next...

got some foam u are welcome to. hit me up next stoot'um'up
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,388
Posted By thumper
If it leave lots of visible bloody mark without...

If it leave lots of visible bloody mark without your consent (e.g., raised hand and called out and started walking off the field) that is probably assault & battery. Cops may laugh it off silly...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,742
Posted By thumper
vents for the win

vents for the win
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,742
Posted By thumper
yep.. but its kind of weird seeing grown men...

yep.. but its kind of weird seeing grown men playing barbie dress up
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
The point I was driving at was how (in the video)...

The point I was driving at was how (in the video)
1) the vereran shooters and range officers go way out of their way to help, welcome, and accept the notice shooter the video follows.
2) how the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
Nice summary.. But I think somewhere above...

Nice summary.. But I think somewhere above number 1 through would be a general decline in fun factor. I take a look at this video as the novice IDPA shooter explains his experience

Down Zero -...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
Hear Hear! Sounds great.. but the eternal paradox...

Hear Hear! Sounds great.. but the eternal paradox : the man behind the counter likes selling more paint, not less paint; and newer shinier space guns to throw more paint more quickly... and selling...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
I hear ya.. I dumped commercial pb 7 years ago in...

I hear ya.. I dumped commercial pb 7 years ago in favor of private outlaw and still enjoy playing the game among friends - but even that doesn't hold the sparkle like it once did. Now I'm starting...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
any idea on the latest numbers? I think I saw...

any idea on the latest numbers? I think I saw 2004 ish participation was at like 10-12M.. and 2012 participation was down to 3.5M

just curious.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,490
Posted By thumper
12GA. shot gun and a few of 00buck for the win.

12GA. shot gun and a few of 00buck for the win.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,395
Posted By thumper
outlaw is the way to go for kids.. with adult...

outlaw is the way to go for kids.. with adult supervision.
assuming you can get the gear, location and air source together:
private: limited noob bashing - better first experience.
age appropriate...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By thumper
yawn

yawn
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,437
Posted By thumper
Nice.. I'de add: no prizes or cash at any level....

Nice.. I'de add: no prizes or cash at any level. no player tracking. all just for funzies.
Forum: Outlaw / Private Fields 12-20-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By thumper
Kind of a neat idea there LA .. IMO outlaw is...

Kind of a neat idea there LA .. IMO outlaw is like the last samurai - where the game is still played with honor and the way it was intended to be played w/o the pressure to turn a profit.. e.g.,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-08-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,410
Posted By thumper
be sure to turn your hopper around backwards for...

be sure to turn your hopper around backwards for the win!
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-05-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,410
Posted By thumper
ule: too much.. classic mag L10 w/ revvy for...

ule: too much..
classic mag L10 w/ revvy for the win.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-28-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,479
Posted By thumper
For our little outlaw group we normally do some...

For our little outlaw group we normally do some variation of attack/defend with the defenders being outnumbered 3-8 or 4 to 12 -- something like this.

Something new im trying: using playing cards....
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-28-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,376
Posted By thumper
basic black. Anything else seems girly.

basic black. Anything else seems girly.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-25-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By thumper
^ yep.. And find a balance that works that...

^ yep..

And find a balance that works that makes you happy.. 3 hobbies > 1 hobby overdone.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-20-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,479
Posted By thumper
1 experienced = 9 novices 1 intermediate = 3...

1 experienced = 9 novices
1 intermediate = 3 novices

its not important to balance numbers.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-13-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,918
Posted By thumper
yep. - just like new coke.

yep. - just like new coke.
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-12-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,918
Posted By thumper
if so, the owners better pony up some solid $$$...

if so, the owners better pony up some solid $$$ for experienced refs, some solid liability coverage, major medical, and some serious workman's comp insurance.

and ^ that ain't happening.
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-11-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,918
Posted By thumper
yep.. ive always said commercial fields should...

yep.. ive always said commercial fields should cap the field rof at what ever the rentals shoot - on average. and im thinking stock 98 = 5-6bps.
Forum: Outlaw / Private Fields 11-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By thumper
We have a tower up that the far north end of the...

We have a tower up that the far north end of the 18 acre field.. call it the Betty Ford center.

We have a building at the south end.. at it the Winchester.

The paparazzi try to rescue Lindsay...
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