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|05-16-2011, 10:04 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Ridin' The ShortBus
I've bought stuff from Chris over the years...always a chill dude, always took time to keep me updated even during the season about some of the items he was shipping. Asked for a few autograph pieces and he always obliged. Still a fan
|05-17-2011, 06:29 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Not sure how one makes a career of that.
Dragoons paintball team
|05-17-2011, 06:31 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Slowly making progress
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vail, AZ
It's not a career, more of a lifestyle:
|05-17-2011, 09:53 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Most party promoters only make a modest amount, but if you're contracted by an extremely popular or high-end establishment to bring celebrities, athletes or public figures in order to draw enormous crowds that will in turn provide a **** ton of revenue, you're looking at being able to ask a premium price for your services. Not only that, but being a party promoter gives him a ridiculous amount of flexibility in his work, making it easier for him to travel and play paintball.
They're similar to the people that are hired by charities or non-profit organizations that are struggling to find contributors. If you're only asking $10,000 for your services and you can orchestrate an event that raises over $100,000+ for the charity, you're considered to be a bargain :tup:
|05-18-2011, 05:47 AM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
I "wrote" the rule book, based on what the rules committee voted to have included in the rules at our inaugural meeting.
Caleb Strong was the creator of the 1-for-1 rule.
Prior to 1 for 1s, all we had as a tool to deal with wiping and playing on was penalizing the team by taking points away AFTER THE GAME WAS ALREADY DECIDED.
You tell me - which works better? Taking players off the field DURING a game or taking points away after the cheaters have already won?
1-for-1 affects the possible outcome of the game the "cheaters" are participating in. It potentially fixes things for the team that was cheated against (and does work - won at least two games by simply waiting for the other team to cheat themselves off the field). Points after is nothing but an insult to the team that lost due to cheating. Big deal, the 'cheaters' only got 75 points instead of 100.
That's like giving the super bowl win to a team that cheats and simply taking a field goal away from them AFTER the game. Can you imagine? The official score is a tie on points, but one team wins? because the penalty game after the conclusion?
To say that the 1-for-1 concept institutionalizes what people were already doing I think demonstrates a lack of understanding of the situation.
I'd MUCH prefer to stop the game and assess penalties, but that wasn't in the cards for NPPL. It was at PaintFest 2000 and the USPL patented rules, but that came later. For a non-fixed length, single score opportunity game as it is played now, 1-for-1 is about the fairest thing anyone has come up with.
|05-18-2011, 06:07 AM||#28 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Loved the history lesson Eric.
I have a Lasoya encounter.
I remember facing Chris once during those dominant years he was on Avalanche.
'Lanche was on a mini SoCal tour practising against a few teams at their home turfs, 10man woodsball back then.
On a whim I unknowingly drove to Conquest where they were setting up to play Fatal Swoop. Swoop only had 9 guys so they asked me to guest.
When the game started I long balled Dan Bonebrake off the break.
The side I was defending was soon getting mowed fast and ugly. Both sides lost bodies but Swoop was down to only a few of us left.
I made a split second decision to throw caution to the wind and swung quickly to the other side to see if I could make a play somewhere else.
Nobody on 'Lanche expected it.
I caught Chris, Rocky, Glenn Forster, and someone else, Weasel I think, with their guard down and eliminated them before they knew it. They never even got to fire back at me in fact.
I made a break for their flag station and their last player Mark Knopff saw me and ran back to head me off. We blazed away taking each other out.
No survivors in the game.
After that game, Chris came over to my truck and introduced himself to me wanting to shake my hand.
He wanted to compliment me and actually asked me how I just did that.
It felt really good to get respect from someone of his playing caliber and I'll never forget that day.
It's said of Chris that when it came to paintball, he did things HIS way or NO way at all.
Please excuse my boasting but I just thought I'd share a humble side of him most don't get to see.
Gunz for sale= https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/m...azer-fs-t.html
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|05-18-2011, 08:57 AM||#29 (permalink)|
THE Green Modster
I know little about any of these guys. Going strickly by what I have seen and read here what it sounds like is that Lasoya is a really competitive guy who lets it get the better of him and makes dick moves from time to time. Just my $.02
Master Jar Jar
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|05-18-2011, 09:45 AM||#30 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern Maine
Chris Lasoya banned from Pan-Am
Also banned from the WPF, and suspended from the NPPL a few times.
By all accounts, a very good player, when all that matters is winning.
That might explain the total collapse of tournament paintball.
"the evidence strongly suggests that neither Billy nor Adam (Smart Parts) could have invented the electronic paintgun" -Garr M. King, U.S. Judge