Do you penalize a player... ...whithout a BBD - IF...
Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:27 PM
Ive actually stuck my finger in the barrel when I lost my BBD when I was a player...
Posted 06 May 2007 - 11:47 PM
When I ref, that's what I do. If it was a an accidental loss, that's all I'll do. If the same person keeps losing it, I'll start hittign them with sitting out games
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:28 AM
If I give one out I make a note on my pocket log of who it was given to and then address the issue with them again in the pro shop between rounds.
I have managed to talk a couple field owners to get sleeves screened like business cards for the REF's to carry and when someone needs one you slip it in the barrel and tell them the pro shop sells them for 3.00. Generally the guys will go and pay for them but if they don't at least the marketing item went out and the marker was safe.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:09 AM
Shooting like there is no tomorrow. For all we know, there is no tomorrow.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:38 AM
Yes you could have a broken finger if the marker fires. But when compared to blinding or possibly killing someone else in the stagging area from it it's not much of a comparison. As for unloading and degassing the marker. Many markers still retain enough pressurized gases after the tank is removed to fire a few shots and it's still possible to have a ball stuck in the breech even after emptying the hopper. Plus the scare factor also implants the use of a BBD a little firmer than someone telling you to use one.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 02:24 PM
i would make him take his air off his gun
o also was it a gun owner?
if it was a renter then i would either take the gun away for the rest of the day or yell to get back out of the safe zone, a little while ago we had some prolobams with this, 5ish people got kicked out, 1 got a life time ban
This post has been edited by andrew1987: 07 May 2007 - 02:29 PM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 04:31 PM
I am not trying to grind on you at all but I want to make a point about your fields rules.
Your field would accept an implement that could impale someone but not a finger? Squeegee’s were never intended to be a blocking device and they don’t meet the standards set for them to be designated a barrel blocking device i.e. able to withstand minimum of three rapid shots and remain securely/safely in place. I suppose if it did meet that then it might work but that would be a really rough squeegee to use for cleaning. At least if the person has their finger in the marker, it would add extra incentive to be careful getting to the pro shop. Just sticking a squeegee in the barrel turns a paintball accident into a “arrow” accident.
On the matter of degassing the marker, I don’t have an issue with that so long as it is the REF doing the degassing, and clearing the chamber making the marker safe and not the player. With the new issues about tanks being in the danger forefront, the fewer times a tank is screwed in and out around the field the happier I am. I’m even training new REF’s to tell renters just to take their markers back to the equipment room and exchange marker/tank as a unit for an aired replacement when they run out during play. I cringe every time I am on a field and I see a renter take his tank off and carry it to the fill station to be refilled. They may know everything there is to know about doing it safely, but then again, why risk it.
Posted 07 May 2007 - 09:14 PM
I also take their marker from them and leave it in the firing range, an area between the field and the 'safe' zone. That way theres not a chance that an accident could happen.
This post has been edited by ghostinthewood: 07 May 2007 - 09:15 PM
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