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To the "Walk it Off" crowd Pain not related to getting eliminated

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:03 AM

What I do is see how bad it is. If its just scrapes from stickers or whatever thats not a big deal, as long as there is no real blood. I've been lucky and haven't smashed myself up too bad playing paintball. Had some slides, bunker runs that ended harder than I meant to, but thats about it.

I've found a little bit of common sense helps a lot with these things. Camelbaks for hydration, taking breaks, even if not leaving the field. Just bunker down for a few minutes in big games to catch your breath, and rest a moment. In the meantime you can search your surroundings for targets and stuff. When I do that, I try to find somewhere where I have a good choke point I can fire on if people come into my area.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:18 PM

View PostJKLNHYD, on Dec 20 2007, 10:33 PM, said:

View Posttomcatsharpshooter, on Dec 20 2007, 08:04 PM, said:

I once pulled both hamstrings and went and played tackle football for hours

pain is just weakness leaving the body

You, my friend, are SPARTA!

Thats right glory honor taking everything you have and throwing it into battle the true test of oneself you can rest when you die!!!!

In that football game I still got tackles interceptions and td's I couldn't run jumping was a one time thing if i jumped i would just fall down

but i brought everything I had I showed up to play knowing both hammies were pulled

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:35 PM

that takes bravery because you knew you could definatly hurt yourself a lot worse if you played and loyalty to your team for still showing up.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:01 PM

if you have grinding in your joints or shortness of breath after longer then it should take to get your breath back and your dumbenought to keep going on a paintball fied?

well i just hope you have not had kids, cause you qualify for a darwin award, or honarable mention at least

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

Hehe, I've played football through a fractured back and broken hand and paintball through a strained ligament and gash in my elbow and finished a 100m dash on a blown up hammy. I have that mentality, and its not healthy. My chiropractor loves the business though. Health insurance wants me to become life insurances problem though.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:07 PM

remember, (somewhat related) when youre sore, its not lactic acid build-up. ist a confused immune system after your muscle tissue has been torn, and is being repaired. your immune system is attacking the muscles, confused, with everything its got. you get sore when you have an unfamiliar workout, or something like that.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:26 PM

so.. If im walking and a branch scratches up against my knee. does that give me permission of scream cry and evacuate the town of Whitby?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 12:06 AM

I'm 100% guilty of "walking it off." In martial arts sparring, I've received multiple concussions (different incidents, not same day), dislocated shoulder (once), and/or other injuries, and kept fighting (both in regular "practice" sparring and in tournaments).

During a local scenario, I did a dive in more or less a "rock star" slide position... only to find myself landing on some farm equipment of some kind. Had lots of little spikes like it was for breaking up the ground, and my leg had landed solid on it. Wasn't fun, so since I was still under fire and it definetly hurt some, I did the smart move for evaluating and avoiding fire and laid down behind cover.

I was soon swarmed by refs and players, trying to decide how bad it was. I couldn't really see it, so after asking them what it looked like, and discovering nothing serious (aka no punctured arteries or broken bones), I told them to back off, got up, and kept playing. The end result was it wasn't fun, but it didn't break anything and didn't go deep enough to make a big deal in my mind.

"Walking it off" runs in my family actually...my sibling dislocated/broke a finger in a high school basketball game, had the coach pop it back into place, and then went back out and kept playing.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:08 PM

View Postfastlearner, on Dec 20 2007, 11:18 PM, said:

While I realize that I may be throwing pearls before swine, I am 3 weeks away from my 40th b-day.

OK, so the majority of these posts seems to be coming from the teen/barelynotateen part of the spectrum. Perfect age for the "bulletproof" mentality.

I'm no where near 40, but I totally agree with playing it a bit on the safer side. He who knows when to walk away will be healthy enough to compete another day. I tend to be the leader when I play (mostly because no one else steps up), and as such I feel a bit of responsibility for those I play with. Not to mention the fact that they are my friends. As paintballers, we've got to look out for each other. A walk it off attitude might be fine in some cases, but in the end it is bad for your team. Especially if you're an older player and have a group of recruits who look up to you. If you tough it out, so will they, and somebody goes down.

I volunteer with the USAF AUX. We do 85% of all inland search and rescue in the US. We have tons of former warriors who volunteer with us from every branch of the military, looking to serve their country in yet another way. These are some of the toughest guys you'll ever meet. (I once got dressed down by a retired Army Command Sergeant Major, scary.) But if you watch them, they play it smart. They keep on the safe side, and they watch each other's back. Ask them about safety, and they will tell you it is about getting the job done. Unsafe people become victims and drain resources.

The same is true in paintball. You may tough it out to win the match, but everyone has to pay the Piper sometime.
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