Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:27 PM
I wore a pair of tennisshoes my last scenario because I went and forgot my boots (doe). That was the worst part of the experience. Not so much the traction but the fact that the soles are so flimsy every time I stepped on something I felt like I was barefoot...not the feeling I'm after when I'm in the woods. And no ankle support to speak of, I did manage to sprang my ankle the first hour or two into the scenario. Wasn't bad, at least, felt fine half an hour later or so...
Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:45 PM
But I'll be buying actual boots some time, most likely this summer, because I'll be playing at other fields, and I'll want the extra support and grip that they'll offer. I wish I could afford Magnums, but my local Surplus store doesn't have them (as far as I know), so I'll have to get either combat boots from the Surplus, or hiking boots.
Lapco Grey Ghost 2008, Classic Automag, PM8, 06 Cyborg
Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:25 PM
So one day when I had a "blow out" in my Carolinas I had to change shoes and didn't have anything but my pair of running shoes. Needless to say they served me perfectly and not once did I roll my ankle. Wearing them gave me more mobility and agility. I felt much lighter on my feet with them. Wearing standard running shoes though, I began to notice a problem... slipping, not getting enough traction in, mud, wet grass, running/stepping on/over logs ect... Initially most players that choose to wear shoes in Woodsball typically use football cleats. I was going to do that.. but then I discovered a company that makes a shoe SPECIFICLY for running in the type of terrain we find in paintball.
And I now use the Inov8 MudRoc 280 as my shoe. Its lightweight, which keeps me light on my feet, rugged and specificly designed for heavy abuse, and the traction is designed for the worst terrain you can encounter on a woodsball field!
Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:40 PM
Posted 10 December 2006 - 06:12 PM
^I think I'll just leave it that way. It suits me.
Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:17 PM
PS: If you're really cheap get some Nevados Ambush low-tops for under $20 at your local Kroeger/Fred Meyer store or Big 5 Sporting Goods and toss in some aftermarket sport insoles -- excellent inexpensive trailrunners you won't be afraid to trash playing paintball...
This post has been edited by Lil' C: 11 December 2006 - 12:19 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:11 PM
A side note about paintball cleats. I was playing an outlaw game one day with a bunch of friends. It was a hot and humid day as it had rained for two days before that Saturday. Well the field was based around a small pond that is feed by a gully(sp) Well we get started and about 30 minutes into the game I am eliminated. As I am walking back to the stagin area I hear someone yelling for help. I run to the edge of the gully and see half of a guy sticking out of the ground.
One of my friends had jsut bought a new pair of paintball cleats for 80.00(US) and thought he would be slick and go through the gully to suprise the other team. Well the gullu looked dry so he jumped in. The ground had just crusted over and it was nothing but a large pit of mud. It tock 10 people and a portable wench to get him out of the mud but those brand new cleats are still there to this day.
If you play your own game of paintball using Spec ops as guidelines and not as "law of position", put this in your sig.