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|11-04-2012, 11:45 PM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
yeah, paintball has had it's up's & down's for me over the years, especially the last few. at one time paintball was all i thought about, wanted to do & spent money on. if a weekend went by that i didn't play i was not a happy camper. i had a group of guys that i played with years. then almost simultaneously they all drifted away. after that i played on & off for a while. i would tell myself i was done for good but i'd always get the urge again. i actually went an entire year without playing. i've gotten more into it again lately, especially since one of my old paintball buddies is getting back into it & has a step son that's going to play too.
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|11-04-2012, 11:57 PM||#32 (permalink)|
Major Power Factor
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Front Range, CO
|11-05-2012, 12:15 AM||#33 (permalink)|
random probability waves
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sandy Eggo by way of Mobtown
mattee . . . you play paintball like you are Wash
. . . getting suddenly eliminated when it is least expected
|11-05-2012, 01:52 AM||#34 (permalink)|
A Pirate's Life for Me
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|11-05-2012, 07:16 AM||#35 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
step 1) Gear back hero. gear back until it hurts. less IS more.
step 2) Quit doing the easy thing and start looking for the stupid and impossible thing... then do it for the hell of it. look for opportunities to challenge yourself.
Is this doesn't work then yes - you are truly suffering from burn out. If so - then try finding some new friends to pal around with and give up the whole loner thing or take a break for a while until the itch returns.
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|11-05-2012, 07:20 AM||#36 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
This is one of my secrets to staying enthused.
Venturing into the unkown to experience a different field, player group, or style of play.
It's also important to keep other hobbies ready on the back burner. Rotate them in.
Nobody says you have to play every weekend like I do either.
Set aside certain weekends to travel to a farther field.
Network to get others to meet you.
Show up at your local field and just help newbs fix newb guns.
If you're bored at your field, spend the day practicing pure lefty.
Devote the day to trying to move as far up the field as you can without taking a shot.
Play stock class.
Take pics like you mentioned.
Believe me I've been where you're at.
30 years of pb, 120+ fields, blah blah blah
We all owe the sport the duty of being embassadors when we can.
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|11-05-2012, 08:46 AM||#37 (permalink)|
Straight 6 DID Bust!
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL
Yeah, I've been known to run around the woods with a nerf sword.....good times
|11-05-2012, 09:00 AM||#38 (permalink)|
MCBs armed pacifist
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West Michigan
I have played, quit, come back, played, quit, etc.
When I play more than a few times a year I find that I begin to take myself, and the game, WAY too seriously. All of the sudden I get sucked into a team aspect and worry about being impressive more than I do about having fun. I keep trying to be as "good as I was" or as good as I remember myself being. Truth be told when I look at it now I don't think I was ever that good. I had some remarkable moments but they were moments. Most of the success I have been part of in the past has been attributable to the teams I have played with.
Now I play a few times a year. I don't worry about what anyone else thinks and play to enjoy myself and the day. I often enough hang out in back and stay off the speedball fields. Nothing wrong with speedball I spent a lot of time playing it but this is where my habits tend to start to come back and I find I am no longer having fun.
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|11-05-2012, 09:14 AM||#39 (permalink)|
|11-05-2012, 09:23 AM||#40 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Herp-a-Derp Derp
I play when the mood strikes me. I've been averaging once a month so far this year. I don't think I'd want to play every weekend even if I could, there're too many other fun things to be doing.
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