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13 August 2009 - 12:20 PMEverything Rob said is golden man...you won't find a better group to play with than Brents mob out in Orange. He plays a game of about 50-60 guys, scenario style, missions, different roles, you name it.
I'll see you out there, as well at zonenorth in Houston, and Tacticalpaintball in harwood.
15 February 2009 - 06:27 PMWhen I think of the hijinks we got into back when I was a Boy Scout, all I can say is most of you kids couldn't hack it.
We were next to Camp Pendleton, and we did stuff far far away from nervous mothers.
Anarchist Cookbook was required reading...that and dutch oven cooking.
But wow, hard to believe that it's really that watered down now.
04 February 2009 - 07:27 PMI use my old "Class A" dress uniform gloves from the Army...just cut the index and middle finger on the right hand, good to go.
They worked on deployment, they'll work playing pball.
Cheap too...like 5 bucks at your local surplus shop.
04 February 2009 - 11:05 AMI'll go ahead and toss in my 2 cents...as a Texas player, down here in Houston, I can say without any reservations, that you want a dagger/sabre/LBE style vest.
Any other vest will be too hot. The open on the sides, the straps instead of mesh, and the breathability are unparalleled in any fill or mesh vest.
Now I'm not going to knock Minnesota or Colorado summers, I'm sure it's rough...but here in Texas, 100% humidity and 100+ temperatures are the norm, and with a heat index up in 120+, the last thing you want is any kind of heat trap on your upper torso. A little trick I use is to dump a couple of ice cold bottles of water into my h2o bladder on my dagger...drops the back temp quickly, and is a good idea even on 40 minute games. A couple 16 oz bottles in a bag on your back is nada.
Anyway, 4 years in Louisiana woods in the Army, and just as long playing paintball here in Texas, I know hot and miserable summers playing in the back 40, and man you do not want to overheat with a vest that doesn't allow airflow.
I'd also recommend the OMNIPAT ultralights for texas heat and camo, but thats a topic for another thread.
03 February 2009 - 09:38 PMYou got it...I'll shoot the links to some other teams in the Houston/SE Texas area...we are always looking for new fields. Wish we had news of the scenario game earlier, might have beaten some bushes and gotten 50+ folks to come out...the Bay Town Alliance and Deadly Wind guys out in Orange can almost always be counted on for a road trip, if the price of gas doesn't go too much higher.