War Stories 15 : First Timer
Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:57 PM
As requested by "yugyhs", a little bit about how I got into paintball in the first place.
And yeah, Photon was cool. If the place I've heard rumors about opens up in Chicago, I'm going...
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:40 PM
Anyways: my one friend tried to get me to go out lots, but he always went with his older brother and his brother's friends (one of which hated me with a passion despite not knowing anything about me except we went to highschool on the same bus - my friend's brother never found out why) - they ALL had electros, so I wasn't excited about that.
I eventually decided I wanted to try, but with more people I knew so I set up a Father's Day game - it was excellent, we got about 20 people out (plus my friend and his brother + his friend). I had actually (in advance of that day) bought myself a used 98c (and my own friend got a used A5) and it served me well for a couple seasons. Though I only got out 2-3 times the first season.
This post has been edited by cdrinkh20: 21 January 2011 - 11:44 AM
Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:55 AM
Great intro to the sport and good call trying to find something to do besides cause trouble. I heard a few people talking about paintball my senior year of high school and decided to check it out. I graduated a few years after you did and was able to pick up a BE Stingray II starter kit at Walmart.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:32 AM
There was also Splat Tag, plastic guns with 10 round magazines filled with plastic "barbells" coated in a thick waxy paint. They weren't much bigger than a BB, had a very limited effective range, maybe 10' if you were lucky.
We also had some elector water guns that used disappearing ink.
We had fun with all of them. Then a friend of mine was absolutely ballistic over this new game he'd heard about... Paintball. Took him 2 weeks to convince enough of us to play. Been hooked ever since.
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