I wear no cup when I play, and there are reasons for that as well. A cup can hurt you worse than a paintball can if things go badly. I wear a cup only when I fight (I do martial arts as well) and then only because we have to. (groin shots are illegal, so unless he's a dork...)
Anyway, this may be a bit graphic, but I like to think we are all adults here. Heck, even the 12yo have the same equipment. Since you are moving around tons and twisting etc... etc... The cup can lodge sideways, or off, or things can move from under it. This isn't so bad in sports where you have time to reajust...but if you are running for a bunker and (omg) your MAN PART =EDIT= whoa, the language filter picked it up... crazy. lol, so be it "man part" it is. ==== slips halfway outta the cup...then you dive and make a hard landing .... well I get memory pains from the time it happened in baseball. I'm sure you can imagine... cup working = good; cup not working = very very bad. As for reffing.... more time to reajust = less chance of crippling, soul wrenching, life altering, mental trauma inducing pain.
BTW: I checked the forum regs before I used the "P" word.... in my interpretation it does not violate it as a "tasteless" subject in the context I've used it. Half the world has them. If your genitals offend you, then I'm sorry for you. If a mod/admin wants to edit my post then so be it, I won't take offense, theirs is the final interpretation of the forum rules.
Post Scriptum: In reading the regs, wtf is this outwar stuff. I can see that this is a no fly zone on the regs and I don't mean to violate that at all. I truly don't know what it is. Being as it's so taboo, maybe a PM would be a better way to go on this one. Also, what's the deal with "gnome wars" ? lol, thanks.
This post has been edited by l33t_sh33p: 29 June 2006 - 01:12 AM