To the "Walk it Off" crowd Pain not related to getting eliminated
Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:03 AM
I've found a little bit of common sense helps a lot with these things. Camelbaks for hydration, taking breaks, even if not leaving the field. Just bunker down for a few minutes in big games to catch your breath, and rest a moment. In the meantime you can search your surroundings for targets and stuff. When I do that, I try to find somewhere where I have a good choke point I can fire on if people come into my area.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:18 PM
Thats right glory honor taking everything you have and throwing it into battle the true test of oneself you can rest when you die!!!!
In that football game I still got tackles interceptions and td's I couldn't run jumping was a one time thing if i jumped i would just fall down
but i brought everything I had I showed up to play knowing both hammies were pulled
Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:35 PM
if we cant do it. it doesent need to be done
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:01 PM
well i just hope you have not had kids, cause you qualify for a darwin award, or honarable mention at least
Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:13 PM
This post has been edited by ghostinthewood: 21 December 2007 - 08:17 PM
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:07 PM
play safe =)
Posted 01 January 2008 - 12:06 AM
During a local scenario, I did a dive in more or less a "rock star" slide position... only to find myself landing on some farm equipment of some kind. Had lots of little spikes like it was for breaking up the ground, and my leg had landed solid on it. Wasn't fun, so since I was still under fire and it definetly hurt some, I did the smart move for evaluating and avoiding fire and laid down behind cover.
I was soon swarmed by refs and players, trying to decide how bad it was. I couldn't really see it, so after asking them what it looked like, and discovering nothing serious (aka no punctured arteries or broken bones), I told them to back off, got up, and kept playing. The end result was it wasn't fun, but it didn't break anything and didn't go deep enough to make a big deal in my mind.
"Walking it off" runs in my family actually...my sibling dislocated/broke a finger in a high school basketball game, had the coach pop it back into place, and then went back out and kept playing.
This post has been edited by Thalion: 01 January 2008 - 12:07 AM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:08 PM
OK, so the majority of these posts seems to be coming from the teen/barelynotateen part of the spectrum. Perfect age for the "bulletproof" mentality.
I'm no where near 40, but I totally agree with playing it a bit on the safer side. He who knows when to walk away will be healthy enough to compete another day. I tend to be the leader when I play (mostly because no one else steps up), and as such I feel a bit of responsibility for those I play with. Not to mention the fact that they are my friends. As paintballers, we've got to look out for each other. A walk it off attitude might be fine in some cases, but in the end it is bad for your team. Especially if you're an older player and have a group of recruits who look up to you. If you tough it out, so will they, and somebody goes down.
I volunteer with the USAF AUX. We do 85% of all inland search and rescue in the US. We have tons of former warriors who volunteer with us from every branch of the military, looking to serve their country in yet another way. These are some of the toughest guys you'll ever meet. (I once got dressed down by a retired Army Command Sergeant Major, scary.) But if you watch them, they play it smart. They keep on the safe side, and they watch each other's back. Ask them about safety, and they will tell you it is about getting the job done. Unsafe people become victims and drain resources.
The same is true in paintball. You may tough it out to win the match, but everyone has to pay the Piper sometime.
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