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Protecting our man-ness Whats do you guys use?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:12 PM

I have taken a groin shot once before not fun. I rather just take the risk and not wear anything because it's an uneccesary restriction so I rather just deal. I have tried using my goalie shorts (for lacrosse) they are meant to be worn over a cup but probably protect you a lot more then any slide shorts made for paintball. Seeing as the ball is much more larger and solid rubber but that's just my opinion.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:17 PM

I've never had a groin shot, but then, I don't leave my giblets exposed either. :P

Anyhow, I wanna get some slider short later on as I plan to be playing at the commercial fields some this year. Normally I only play outlaw, and that is always just against a few guys. Commercial field means more players, right? So the chances of getting hit in the 'nads increases....
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:18 PM

Never been shot there..not even close..my fingers seem to have homing beacons on them though..

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

So as long as you keep your hands where everyone can see them, Epic, your boys should be safe! :laugh:
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:25 PM

View PostViolator, on Feb 8 2009, 12:36 AM, said:

So as long as you keep your hands where everyone can see them, Epic, your boys should be safe! :P


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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:37 PM

This is what happens when Epic leaves the shelter of the lounge... :P

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Sadly, when I part ye olde couch, V rips on me :P lol
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:16 PM

"Part ye olde couch?" Is that anything like farting in the cushions? :P

Back on topic (though goofing on Epic is ALWAYS fun!)

I usually only wear my sliders when I'm playing with people I don't know, or if I'm playing speedball, since they offer padding for other "parts" besides the dangly ones. Most of my buds are careful about trying to keep shots above the waist, but if I'm playing an open game, I assume that most people will shoot anywhere, so I suit up with the extra protection. In all seriousness, getting plunked in the 'nads is no joking matter- at close range or with a hot shooter, you can do some pretty nasty damage to the huevos- and last time I checked, they DO NOT grow back. Just picture your worst welt, ever. Now multiply that times 5 and put it down there... you're thinking that those shorts or a cup aren't such a bad idea now, huh?
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:01 AM

I used to wear a cup. It worked great, protected me from MANY ball shots. I can't count how many times i have taken shots there. And that cup always saved me. Then i moved on to Under Armour compression shorts, with the cup shoved down the front pocket. Love em. Wouldn't play without em. You are not smart if you think you will never get hit there. Unless yoiu never leave your bunker, you will have to move out of hiding at some point. That's when i get shot there, rushing up on bunkers.

i bought dye slider shorts at one point, but their idea of XXL is really size L for any other company. I can wear XXL pants and shorts from anyone, but dye that is. Theirs i couldn't even get past my knees. I don't know who their model is for their large sizes, but he ain't a large size. Their knee pads have the same problem, can't even get em over my calf, and i have chicken legs.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:24 AM

ok, thanks for the advice guys, i probably go for something like the slide shorts as they provide leg protection too... last time a went and played rental, i came back with a line of welts down both my thighs :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:57 AM

Ive been shot in the groin and surrounding area more than a few times. However I wear slide shorts with a padded cup and the paintball pants I wear have ample padding in that area as well. It doesnt eliminate all the discomfort but it does a LOT! As far as slide shorts go I say they are a must, but for the chest protector, its up to you and how much the hits bother you. I do not wear a vest or chest protector, there are some jerseys that have minimal padding you may want to look at.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:13 AM

i just use a great big deal of luck

you won't get permanent damage from getting shot there, it'll just hurt like hell
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:45 PM

I get shot in the crotch every weekend....reffs just seem to draw fire in that general area :D
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

So T, are you trying to sing soprano or are you just a masochist?

Maybe you should stop reffing dressed like this:
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I know a few refs that deserve a crotch shot or ten... :P
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:12 PM

View PostT-Freak, on Feb 8 2009, 12:45 PM, said:

I get shot in the crotch every weekend....reffs just seem to draw fire in that general area :P


That's what a shield is for :dodgy:

I wear a towel in the crotchal region while I ref occasionally, although the new Exalt pants seem to have a fair bit of padding.

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