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19 November 2009 - 06:00 PMSo we had a paintball tourney earlier this month and the local new was there for a 'jobs for joe' segment where meterologist Joe Murgo does a job. In this one he was ref for the semifinals. What i didn't know was their cameraman got footage of me busting through a doorway to take out an enemy. Now while both of us got out this took down their door defenses allowing my team to break through and flank the enemy.
Here's the link. http://wearecentralp...media_id=435782
Incidentally, Joe said he got shot and got a welt. He was wearing think winter coveralls like mechanics wear in winter. Also it was one of my teammates who hit him, he states Joe was in his line of fire and an enemy was using Joe as cover so he tried to shoot around him lol. He failed.
08 November 2009 - 06:47 PMSo we had a big tournament this past weekend (20x10 person teams). Games were best of 3 matches. Round time limit was 15 minutes. It was a single center flag that once aquired had to be taken to the other teams base to cap it. If the flag is not capped within the time limit you go by teammembers left on the field. If a team is in posession of the flag it counts as an extra member. It was double elimination with a loser bracket champion playing the winner bracket champion.
So we win our first 6 matches straight decimating all opposition. Next game we wind up going to 3 matches and losing 2. The other teams strategy was to grab the flag fast, take it back to their base, and play defense sitting on the flag until time runs out winning by attrition. The next game we played the first team we beat. They had our number this time and were the only team all day to cap on us. We capped on them once and they capped on us once and won by numbers once.
So while we did finish only third I am proud of my team because all 8 of our match wins were caps rather than the wimp grab the flag and camp that the 1st and 2nd place teams did. Also this is the first team got to play all together all at once. I am a tired mofo after 16 hours yesterday and 13 hours today I am running on 4 hours sleep since 6am yesterday morning lol.
We got a ton of helmet cam footage and once I get it edited I will post it up.
06 November 2009 - 09:39 PMSo tonight me and some friends are getting our paintball gear ready for the CTF tourney tomorrow. We start messing around with my phantom and my buddy Jared says he thinks it's weaksauce and gets the idea to have me shoot him with it. He wears chest armor and a glove on a hand he uses to cover his jewels and a mask of course. This guy is a teammate for a tourney tomorrow so I do not want to injure him in any way, but a little sting may be funny. The phantom was shooting weak, only 220fps. I don't know if it has a velocity screw, I got it used.
EDIT: oops, I just reread the rules and had to pull the link. After watching it again I realized we dropped the F bomb a few times.
Anyway he stood there and the first shot bounced off his chest armor from about 10' without breaking as did the second. For the thirs shot I pulled right a split second before the shot and got him on the bicep. That one broke lol. And it didn't tickle. He got a little welt from it but nothing near as bad as what we get when we play at the arena. Keep in mind we did it in a safe controlled environment and as I said at no time did I ever try to actually hurt him. And it was HIS idea.
If you want to look for the video you can search youtube for videos posted by gravdigr 27. I don't think that violates the rules since I am not direct linking it and you have to look for it yourself.
15 October 2009 - 06:29 PMWe hold a halloween party every year in my mounument building in the cemetery. This year is no different. Everyone dresses up and it's a great time. Last year I went as a zombie
This year I am going as zombie 2.0. Better, faster, stronger. Actually gonna do more makeup for hands and neck and much more blood. Well a friend just dropped by tonight and I told him about the party and he said his wife will be so excited. She has a costume but they had no place to go. Her costume is Alice. I ask alice in wonderland? No he says Alice from RE. How cool is that? I'm going to let her borrow my TPXl and thigh holster to complete the outfit. Should be able to get some cool pics of Alice fighting off a zombie
08 October 2009 - 06:00 PMI have read it dozens of times, get a good mask. I used a $40jt mask with a dual pane thermal lens and was happy with it. I had never used anything else and it didn't fog up. So the other day I'm at the paintball shop and see a mask I have to have for halloween. It looked great and that's why I bought it. I get it home and take it out of the box and am instantly impressed. This mask is sturdy, like stiff. It came with a sun visor that screws on or you can keep the smooth piece thats in place. Upon further inspection in the box I find a nice bag to keep the mask in, no more scratching my lens up during transport. It also came with an extra tinted lens in it's own bag (I ordered a yellow dual pane thermal lens for it because for me yellow works better than smoke), and covers for the vents in the mask should I not want to take the "money shot" in the mouth (so called because the arena I play in uses white fill paint). So, giddy as a school boy I put the mask on. OMG was it comfortable. The foam was perfect and the mask fit great and didn't pinch anywhere like my old mask (especially my ears). My view field was huge, I couldn't see the edges of the lens anywhere. And the thermal lenses were far better quality than the ones in my old mask, much more difficult to get paint between the lenses.
The only real con I can see is it doesn't quite protect my jawline like my old mask (I have a pretty big head). But other than that I think this was the best $75 I have spent yet on paintball gear. There may be better masks out there but I have yet to use one. So new guys, when you are told not to skimp on a mask you are being given very good advice.
This is the mask I got, it is a save phace.
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