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Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
I think you would be surprised how much pull an...

I think you would be surprised how much pull an organized group can have with a field. We used to run practices all the time at the field and the owner did not worry about it. We provided our own...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Lohman446
The Persistence of Mediocrity

How about this for simple. Average preliminary scores in the division. If you are more than two standard deviation above this average it counts as an event to move you up a bracket (maybe moving up...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2014, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Lohman446
You are going to have to correct me if I am wrong...

You are going to have to correct me if I am wrong because I was looking at the pictures and plaques and its been awhile since I played a major event.

You go, start in D5?. You play one year and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-10-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
Oh I am well aware of that. Somewhere the idea...

Oh I am well aware of that. Somewhere the idea of organized practice beyond tournament play entered. Add to it that the players were already better than me and you are left with a situation where...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-09-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Lohman446
Because some of us do not play solely to win. ...

Because some of us do not play solely to win. Many people play just to compete and have fun. I don't need to win all my games to have fun. I have played in tournaments where I have not won a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-07-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
There are roughly 450,000 people who play high...

There are roughly 450,000 people who play high school level baseball in the US Inside The Numbers (https://www.hsbaseballweb.com/inside_the_numbers.htm)

There are roughly 48,000 who play college...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
Truthfully no. I'm not trying to balance out a...

Truthfully no. I'm not trying to balance out a business on it so the numbers do not concern me as much. I know that when I go out and play its not as enjoyable as it was and there are a lot of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-06-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
I have used the saying that the sport is ruining...

I have used the saying that the sport is ruining the game.

At one point we all acknowledged, perhaps with a little bit of a grin, that we were playing a game. Cops and robbers, tag, capture the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-31-2014, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Lohman446
Horizon: The one on ones I have participated...

Horizon:

The one on ones I have participated in have been on relatively large fields (roughly 150 X 250) and featured A LOT of movement. Getting your opponent to "lose" you is a major advantage. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
Can you expand why you think that? I'm curious if...

Can you expand why you think that? I'm curious if it is the case
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-24-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Lohman446
I was thinking of how to post another thought in...

I was thinking of how to post another thought in my last post without just rambling and decided to make it its own post.

If our goal is to promote movement or less paint in the air we may be able...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
I have been a fan of the theory of provided...

I have been a fan of the theory of provided equipment. All the equipment stays in the staging area and is shared amongst teams. When you are "on deck" you are handed your marker in a specific...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
Maybe I am approaching this wrong. Somehow all...

Maybe I am approaching this wrong. Somehow all of tournament paintball gets lumped into one big group. When I go play "beer league" softball, even if its in a tournament format, only a few of us...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
Ironnerd can you ever move down? In MLB a...

Ironnerd can you ever move down?

In MLB a AAA pitcher may come in and make a spot start and immediately go back down to AAA afterwards. A player in the MLB may even be demoted as far as single...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
Which is to me one of the major issues actually. ...

Which is to me one of the major issues actually. Maybe this is not entirely fair but my question is what do we do with the long time player who may accumulate experience over the course of many...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
I think we should seriously reconsider prizes at...

I think we should seriously reconsider prizes at the lower divisions and in fact at anything but the very highest. Only the elite of the elite should be competing for skill based prizes.

If...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By Lohman446
I'm still thinking about the quickly deflatable...

I'm still thinking about the quickly deflatable bunker idea. Its great.

What if at the beginning of each point you allowed the team to select X amount of bunkers (out of Y) that would stay...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I think you are right. There is a massive...

I think you are right. There is a massive difference between something being enjoyable to do and something being enjoyable to watch on television. We can go further: there is a massive difference...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I'm not sure capped at 10.2 (or 8, 0r 13) or...

I'm not sure capped at 10.2 (or 8, 0r 13) or uncapped matters. At 300FPS and 10.2BPS the balls are still only 29 feet apart. At 13BPS they are 23 feet apart and at 8BPS they are at 37.5 feet apart...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
Maybe its the move away from mediocrity that...

Maybe its the move away from mediocrity that results in a problem. Most athletic endeavors require a fairly diverse skill set. A paintball player has to be strategic, athletic, a good shot.... I'm...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
Horizon you injure my argument but I believe you...

Horizon you injure my argument but I believe you do so because I failed to articulate on a point. My concern are the players that are the "regulars" that show up every week to play, play hard, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
So Horizon you basically argued that the Laffer...

So Horizon you basically argued that the Laffer curve could be applied to paintball? I think you are right but it leaves us with the need to define the points one that curve, which seems to be the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I think a focal point is what would be needed to...

I think a focal point is what would be needed to make the game watchable. Can we go one further: Football has players who are not allowed to, under the normal course of play, touch the ball. What...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
Maybe I go a little far on discussing equipment...

Maybe I go a little far on discussing equipment limitations. However I think it is a defensible idea the more I consider it. The thing about soccer, baseball, football, basketball etc. is that they...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I might go to far when I suggest pump. My...

I might go to far when I suggest pump. My opinion of playing pump is this: it sucks trying it when other people are running semi or better. I know some of the members of this forum are apparently...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I understand it is hard to win a tournament...

I understand it is hard to win a tournament playing with pumps when the other team is using the latest and greatest electro. However, IMO and especially for those of us with lower abilities, playing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-31-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,408
Posted By Lohman446
I always felt that divisions should be something...

I always felt that divisions should be something more than just experience. I agree that the prize money in the lowest divisions should be minimal or non-existent. I would much rather play in a...
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