i've posted this so many times, i've lost count. probably close to 20-30. anyway, for old times sake...
you should actually not be listening to the positions, just play where your team needs you and have fun man. If you find you can pull the same front man type moves on the woodsball field, then hang back and play mid/"saber". Anywho take the advice for what it's worth to you.
i can't count how many times people have asked this question or one directly related to it ("my gun is small, but i like to play back, but should i play 'dagger' instead because of my gun"). it all comes down to what's comfortable for you and your skill set. i'm relatively quick (not blazing, though), i'm not a guy to pound a lot of paint, and i always have to be up front. i didn't really consciously decide to play the front because of my gun (2k autococker), but it's a decent setup for a frontman, it's just whats comfortable to me.
but really, DvS and Duk are dead on (the highlighted sections are profound words of wisdom regarding this topic) with their posts. paintball isn't about daggers and sabres, or frontmen and backmen, or snipers and commanders. rather, its about having fun. the sooner everyone realizes that, the better. it's a great game, people, but its still a game...lets not treat it like something else.
First off, I do enjoy and like the Positions but too many times people will read those position descriptions and they become law. If you think about it everyone is a Sabre really. When you are on the field there is never a set task that you do. You always have to change your gameplan and playstyle. So instead of being just one position you become all of them as you need to do what needs to be done rather than what you want or what your position is to do.
from Marauder Pilot:
The positions are kinda fun and cute, yeah, but this isn't Battlefield 2 or something-everybody starts out equally-equipped, really, and can be expected to do whatever is required of them at any given time.
in other words, worry about having fun, see where you wind up on the field when you play, and go from there.
WORD OF WARNING!!
those who do play up front are generally the guys who get hit the most. not a good idea to throw a newbie onto a field as the guy up on point, or playing the snake on a speedball field, because to the experienced players, he's wearing a huge "bunker me" sign. and getting shot at close range can hurt if you're not used to it.