Capone5, on Aug 7 2007, 12:40 PM, said:
Puzuma, on Aug 7 2007, 03:26 PM, said:
Easiest way to do it with out a chrono is the "self hit test". How it works: You arrive at the field with your pals, each fires there marker from the same spot at the same target. Next step is to take person A's marker, put him at the target and shoot him with his own gun. Three shots. If he/you think it hurts, turn it down. Do this a few times throughout the day. It's not a guarantee to stop people from shooting hot, but it's a good deterrent.
Why does that sound unsafe and possibly dangerous and none the less stupid.
You can get cronos for as low as 39$ these days(you get what you pay for but its still safer than nothing)
Id say thats better than some one with three bleeding welts.....
I would be inclined to agree, except that like Puz, I too am old enough to remember the days before chronos. I had been playing for at least a year or two before I ever actually saw one. Needless to say, I thought they were a GREAT idea.
But there was a time when going down to the paintball shop & buying one at ANY price just wasnt an option...so the Self Hit Test was born.
The bunch that I played with had a particularly casual attitude about it. Once you got geard up & on the field, you just handed your gun to whoever was closest to you at the time, said "check me" & took a few steps back...then you swapped guns with the other guy & shot him too. Carry on...
or you jumped back shouting obscenities & took your gun back to the car to switch springs (velocity adjusters hadnt been invented yet either).
Nowdays though, there really isnt an excuse not to have one if play alot of outlaw. If you're young enough, hit up the parents for help. (the trick is to phrase it right. Emphasise the safety aspect, suggest that playing without a chrono is like playing hockey/football without a helmet, etc.)
Just get one...
...in the meantime, at least Self Hit Testing will keep people from getting mad.