LIBERATED, on May 27 2005, 09:20 AM, said:
The only reason why speedball is in the limelight is because of the political nature of speedball. Compared to playing in the woods, speedball is a gold mine because of all the money sunk into the high tech equipment and cases of rounds shot each game. And its for that reason why sponsors make sure speedball is on tv and played at all fields. So stop trying to turn "woodsball" into the rebellion against the speedball empire because its all a matter of people just trying to make a buck.
Let me relate a story here.
Last year I was playing at a BYOP field outside of Chicago. (Hint, it wasn't FRG, for the locals) I wore camo, because it was warmer than my jerseys. My Mag is all black. When we played in the speedball field, the ref looked me over, and said "You don't look that expirenced, you can go play with those guys over there. They might be able to give you a tip or two." 'those guys' were in purple jerseys, and I ended up running past them before the game was over.
The assumption was made that because I was in camo, I didn't know what I was doing.
Plus, look around. Outside of Spec Ops how many companies are trying to make gear to meet the needs of the people who like playing in the woods? Oh there's a few, AGD's Tac-1, WGP's tactical cocker, and a few others. But major companies want to force the game out of the woods to make more money. I don't mind if they want to play that way, but when you tell me to "Get out of the woods and get with the program", that bothers me. I don't tell them how to play their game, why tell me how I can play mine?
This is longer than I wanted it to be.
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