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What is an Old Guy? who reads this forum & why Rate Topic: -----

Poll: Who do consider a Paintball Old Guy to be? (602 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do consider a Paintball Old Guy to be?

  1. Anyone who is over 35 (39 votes [6.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.66%

  2. Anyone who is over 45 (38 votes [6.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.48%

  3. Anyone who is over 55 (34 votes [5.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.80%

  4. Anyone who has been playing for more than 18 years (66 votes [11.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.26%

  5. Anyone with kids old enough to play (67 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  6. Anyone with 2 bad knees & back issues (62 votes [10.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.58%

  7. Anyone who keeps muttering "damn kids..." between each game (280 votes [47.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.78%

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#31 User is offline   jakethesnake741 

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:12 AM

You know you've hit old guy status when people make their kids call you Mister *shudders*...Only 21 and that has happened more than once now.

When you start to forget what what your saying when your..um..doing that..thing..with words and...screw it where's the...uh, thingy that you sit in and lay back when you pull the other whatchamagigit

When them damn kids have no clue what your talking about when you try to reminis about old tv shows

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 02:25 PM

This may sound like a redneck joke...

If you have said "I remeber this one time..." more than 5 times during a game, then you are an Old Guy

If camo face paint is still in your gear bag "just in case" then you are an OG.

If you can strip your marker apart blindfolded and reassemble it (your probably shooting a Spyder) your an OG.

If you can identify the manufacturer by the taste of their paint, your defenitly an OG.

If PVC is a "perfectly good magazine extender" you are an OG.

I'm sure we can all come up with several more.
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Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:41 PM

View PostUS SOLDIER, on Nov 18 2005, 04:20 PM, said:

i conseder a old paintball guy a guy who knows the game through and through and as played for a loooong time.

the day i quit playing paintball is when this country becomes comi (which is never)


God bless the USA



i hear ya there man i luv paintball its my life (sides vedeo games) im never stoppin!
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:33 PM

the oldest in my book, is anyone who has been plaaying since the beginnig....way back in '82, i think it was

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:47 PM

Old? OLD?!?! You callin us old?

Just playing. I'm 16 and I feel old. Sometimes my back hurts really bad while I'm leaning out form behind bunkers, or my knees will give out in the middle of a sprint.

Actually my knees only gave out once, but that was because of heat exhaustion. I was sprinting from one bunker to another and my left knee gave out which in turn caused all my weight to shift literally onto nothing. So down I wentm face first into the only thing that would obviously be right there in front of my face. Yes that's right, stinging nettles. So down I go, face first into a stinging nettles patch. Keep in mind this was woodsball, not speedball.

Since most everybody on the field saw me flop onto the field, they all decided to open up and try lighting me up. The nettles were about a foot and a half tall, so it covered my head pretty well. I start crawling towards the nearest bunker while a hail of paintballs flies literally inches above my head. One clips the top of my head, but I decide to get to the bunker before checking it out. It turned out to be a bounce, but since I wore half finger gloves, my fingers were full of nettles that did just what their name implies. Sting. Bad.

Finally the game got called because of time, but that game was my last. I spent the rest of the time cleaning my gun, relaxing, and drinking plenty of water to replenish the fluid I had lost.

The moral of the story: Drink plenty of water.

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:12 PM

I consider myself a veteran even though I'm 15. I consider a veteran who is:
- Willing to spread knowladge of our great an nobal sport
- Willing to help newbs
- Always keeps there cool on the field
- Has a lot of knowladge on the sport
- Has been playing for 5 years
- Has a level of maturaty higher then others on the field
- keeps it PG-13 on the field

You know stuff like that. I consider myself a vet because I fill these spots pretty well. Just not the age part. And I do comlain about the kids a lot. Not the good ones.....the rude ignorant ones.
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Posted 23 May 2006 - 04:00 PM

well i consider old being anyone older than me by 10 or more years
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 12:30 AM

while I'm not 'old' (36)...I have been playing for about 15 years...when the splatmaster was the only marker to use ;) and CA wasn't even thought of yet (for paintball)....

and I have used the "derned kids....." routine already but mostly because of their attitudes, cheating and aggression over anything else.

Personally, I don't care if a 15 yr old is sporting a Cobra'd G7 and all the bells and whistles and I'm using a ZAP beetle...it's a game. You can (usually) select who you want to hang around...unlike tourney ball when it's....yeah, you know what I mean...

The group I hang with is very selective on who joins it. The Commander allows us to invite for a day but he decides who joins based upon the following formula:

1. Safety - Adheres to General and basic safety rules
2. Ethics - calls themselves out or calls paintcheck if in doubt
3. Performance - actually gets in the game...not that the rule the field but definately not the guy that hides and doesn't engage.

Most of the time, the invites are asked to return a few more times because it's after the first few days they 'loosen up' and will start to show their true nature (if they are chuckleheads putting on a show)...
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:42 AM

Old is as old does.....

31 and going strong!

Grow up???? Why????
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:33 AM

View Postcommando kyle, on Dec 11 2005, 08:50 PM, said:

Well... if we were going by the bad knees and back law... I would be in and Im only 18... I couldnt barely move my left arm Saturday due to my back... but I still went out and played with my Phantom.

Thats the way to be! :) A DIE-Hard :D

This post has been edited by oldguny: 27 May 2006 - 09:34 AM


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Posted 27 May 2006 - 07:28 PM

I think anything above my age (16) is old, unfortunatley I cant vote for all of them. So I voted for the bottom one.

Ive seen an old retired cop play at jk paintball fields in Oregon and he basically "sniped" (no ghillie, didnt move, could be seen easily, and... didnt move), and after the game he was walking hunched over, slowly like my grandfather, he looked 60 or someting like that. It was funny, but I couldnt laugh because I was in formation with some Marines.
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 09:01 PM

I feel old, my first gun was a Tipp SL-88 II @ 1992 and thought it was top of the line. Then hated the guys with the real $$ that could afford the semi's and would really wail on the rest (the original heavy gunners!)
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 07:39 PM

ANY ONE WITH KIDS, WE ARE OLD MEN TO OUR KIDS
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:43 PM

If your trunk is littered with 12 gram C02 cartridges, you know your an old guy in paintball.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:34 AM

u know u r a old guy if ur marker is older than the kids u play with
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