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Celtic Warrior - Mo Anam Cara
44 years old
January 15, 1970
Male Male
610 PA
Paintball, hunting, camping, ultralight backpacking

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  1. In Topic: Why Paintball is Dying

    01 February 2011 - 10:32 PM

    View PostDeus_Wolf, on 01 February 2011 - 05:58 PM, said:

    Now for some updates from Quebec!

    It's really slowed down out here and I am a little worried. I agree with Tyger and Druid that it is cyclic but I'm a little concerned with the situation in Quebec particularly. During the '05-'08 boom in the area we got a LOT of new players, but it was all false inflation because of the way paintball is marketed in this area. Unfortunately Paintball is mostly marketed as a 'warsport' in Quebec and attracts the


    Unrelatedly: Cool to see how many really old and very new members there are in this topic.

    Just passing through.

    Add to that ^^ how Canada has all but outlawed MilSim-looking markers and ONLY allows tourney-looking gear. I think that plays a huge part in Canada's dilemma as well...
  2. In Topic: Ghetto "Rain-Cover"

    31 January 2011 - 09:56 PM

    ________left hand...$200 creation tax -----------------------------------Right hand...<15 years imprisonment ________

  3. In Topic: Im Stealing someones Post.

    30 January 2011 - 03:27 PM

    yeah.......but you should tally up the cost to build that ...........Posted Image
  4. In Topic: Delta Paintball Team signs with GoG Paintball.

    30 January 2011 - 03:25 PM

    Posted Image It's about time....lol.

    I was wondering how long it would take. Congrats guys.
  5. In Topic: Why Paintball is Dying

    30 January 2011 - 03:22 PM

    View Postcdrinkh20, on 30 January 2011 - 04:31 PM, said:

    No kidding - I don't know what the norm is, but I remember hearing even at a local tourney that one team went through 20 cases...in the first round. Sounds awful!

    I just buy a bag for my pump and have it last several days out lol - figure the case will go bad before I can use it.

    EDIT: Then again, it's all about the moolah for the people that run some of these things...

    I like the idea of the big scenario because more people pay less to play something that's (I would expect) more rewarding in the end - not to say that there is nothing intrinsically rewarding in tournament teamwork.

    On your EDIT:

    True...but then again, we as paying customers always want the best 'product" from the field, that translates to:
    better/bigger fields
    better bunkers
    better food
    better paint
    bigger games
    cleaner job johnies [if they even have them]
    faster teching service
    cut grass and spray for bugs
    quality refs
    pictures and photo ops

    ......and none of that ^^ takes into account, what is needed to actually RUN the business...like...vehicles, fuel, liability insurance, electric, water, replacing netting, etc, etc.........

    .......and all those things we come to "expect" from a "good" field. Sadly though, that costs money. That's one of the reasons paint prices are so high. Hell, look at Skirmish. A case is $100+T except in bulk [12 or more at once] OR at certain scenarios. The money Paul rakes in [generally speaking] goes toward the next/future game or field.

    I remember a scathing set of rants about IoN 07...my point at the moment in particular, the cost of paint. Team PennDragon bought 25 [or 30?] cases right off the bat....and Team Delta is a bigger team. I can't imagine what THEY spent on paint...

    ...but within 2.5 years of IoN 07, the "MetalLands" were built. That COULDN'T have been cheap at ALL....

    I work for the DOC and make a little under $30/hour...however, my wife is the "stay at home mom" and we have 3 children. So that means I am the sole $$ provider but that is by OUR choice. Could I kick her out to get a job? Sure I could...but I'd much rather have her home for our daughters' needs than have that "extra cash" - to only have to bail one of them out of jail because someone isn't home to watch/help them.

    That means overtime for me...and that translates to less field time [which sucks]. However, I make up for it when I DO get out, spending hundreds to support the game and fields I attend.

    OH and BTW........my kid and I got the "all clear" to go to IoN 11 :D



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    30 Oct 2012 - 18:32
    If you still have the PMI Trracer PDF file i would like to have it please. I see u posted it in 2007 but it won't let me pull it up. Thanks
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    15 Jan 2010 - 15:26
    From one Celt to another, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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    15 Aug 2008 - 20:06
    1-i's favorite member.
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    09 Jul 2007 - 17:20
    Kilts forever!
    (Yes I do have one.)
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    03 Jul 2007 - 22:39
    My markers consist of:
    red and black dusted Stage 5 (1/99) Ion, Stage 4 with MAC noid and membrane pad, L6 V2 bolt, red CP reg and trigger, Freak barrel with red AA tip and red/black Trinity on-off. Halo B hopper with dual 9V mod...PMI 68 Magnum with AGD 6-Pack and PMI Pocket Hopper...68 Classic valved Automag with Warp Feed and Rico Rhino hopper...Trracer...Diablo pump (Trracer clone)...Tipp
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