Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:03 PM
to know your thoughts.
If the SPPL were to lift the hopper restictions the 15 bps rule would continue to be in force, however
additional radar and sound equipment would be purchased to keep players honest.
Penalties for cheating would be as sever as wiping and playing on.
Thank you for your input
Also Jayson would like to talk with the team captains, please PM or E-mail him.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:06 PM
But if you can't regulate it...I'd stay with the hopper rule.
Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:41 PM
People wont have to buy new, slower hoppers.
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This post has been edited by Piller: 28 December 2007 - 09:30 PM
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:04 AM
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:16 AM
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:46 AM
First, the 15bps number is a mystical ROF that had more to do with being under liability limits than had functional use in actual play. Follow that with the fact that the SPPL is promoted as “A Players League” which I thought meant, at least in part, that the outcome and performance of players/events was to be based on player skill and tactics and not wallet and electronics such has become the norm in “other” segments of competitive paintball.
As I look at things, the hopper restrictions as they are written, put compliance on the player via inexpensive and easily verifiable equipment restrictions, freeing the staff and organizers to focus on more important segments of the events. Removing the restrictions puts the weight on the Staff and organizers to “Catch” cheaters in the midst of actual play, taking their time, resources (both physical and monetarily) away from important things like game play. “Catching” a player shooting 17bps instead of 14bps is difficult, requires equipment that really should not be required to monitor “Honest Sportsmen” for which the league was founded and promotes a “Catch me if you can” competition between officials and players.
I have to offer to those who cite “the added expense of buying a compliant hopper” as a reason to remove the restrictions, frankly, if that’s going to break your bank, you should not be playing SPPL and should reconsider paintball as their sport of choice.
Bottom line, leave the rule as is. Interest in the league grows every year, there are segments of the country itching to have the growth enter their local market so they can participate. If it ain’t broke, don’t screw with it and the hopper limitations in SPPL ain’t broke.
Input from a player and someone who understands being an official at events like the SPPL.
This post has been edited by Traakon: 29 December 2007 - 06:50 AM
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:33 AM
I see the logic in that, remove the hopper restriction and reinstate the team paint limitation, sounds totally fair to me.
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