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|08-03-2019, 09:29 AM||#21 (permalink)|
Springfeed the world.
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Ontario
|08-03-2019, 04:21 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
2 VSC Phantoms
2 Warsensor G2s
1 Tippmann a5
Most of a wgp orracle
|08-03-2019, 06:32 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Mad Science of Paintball
Join Date: Jul 2011
|08-03-2019, 10:43 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2013
The mid 2000s in Oregon there was a great outlaw/woodsball scene and "cheater boards" were all the rage at tournaments (real or not).
The paintball scene fit in well with all of popular stuff at the time like adrenaline crew, street racing, and jackass (the movie or at home).
|08-03-2019, 11:16 PM||#25 (permalink)|
Does anyone read this?
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada
One observation I've been making, when I have a chance to get to a field, is that the "kids" playing paintball seem to be doing other things as well, like hockey/baseball/soccer/etc. When I was in highschool no one playing paintball was playing other sports - they just didn't have the cash, and there weren't a lot of kids playing who were being bankrolled by their parents, we all had part time jobs to pay for it.
I think the coffee table book is a cool idea from a nostalgia point of view, but I wasn't into the tourney scene then and I'm still not.... I'm not really the target audience, I guess, so it's ok if it doesn't appeal to me. I would be interested in reading the Gardner brother interviews, though, if they're in there... it's always interesting to see how they spin things.
Last edited by Jordan; 08-03-2019 at 11:19 PM.
|08-06-2019, 02:07 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I seemed to join at the peak of paintball's growth, because looking at numbers of big games and site traffic, the peak was right around 2004 or 2005 with a slow drop off up until 2008.
I didn't experience it personally because all but a few of my friends stopped playing regularly around 2006 or 2007, but 2008 is when my regular field closed; it was opened by someone else who limped it along for a bit longer and I reffed at that one too, but turnouts were far lower for a long time.
I am seeing a lot more interest locally, and I think a lot of that has to do with the milsim aspect and first strikes, both things I've never been big on, but if they help the sport stay alive I'm all for them.
Il n'y a point de sots si incommodes que ceux qui ont de l'esprit.
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