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Old 06-24-2006, 11:59 AM #1
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Playing Rollies

Im just wondering peoples thoughts on playing rollies. On your knees, one knee, on both feet? Play it close or back up a bit? i find that the rounded edge, sometimes it being overinflated, and it being relatively short make it one of the harder bunkers to play well IMO.

personally i try to put my knee on the inside of the side im shooting from and have my foot on the inside (if im shooting right my right knee is down and my left foot is planted on the ground) and i play close or farther back depending on who/what im shooting.

again im not asking the one best way to play it, just peoples opinions and how they play it.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:03 PM #2
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One knee. The side im shooting from that knee is down and the other is up.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:29 PM #3
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I play them on both feet, squatted down. This has given me the advantage of going from side to side and the ability to shoot over the top. On occasion I kneel down to give myself s different view(only by a few inches). This is how I do it.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:40 PM #4
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it depends alot of the time how the game is breaking out...but most like on 2 feet
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:45 PM #5
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you can only play a rollie on both feet for a limited amount of time. it gets very hard after a while. i usually play on one knee, a little bit back from the bunker maybe about 3 feet away.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:57 PM #6
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i use one knee and if im shooting back right or left i'll get up close to the bunker but if im shooting something else i usually am a few feet back. I use the top for about a second to look around a bit also
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:58 PM #7
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I don't have any problem playing both feet in a rollie, but it's due to training at home. At our practice field we have cans that we tip over to make rollies. These are even shorter than the rollies at the actual field we play at, so I have gotten used to staying low in them.
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:11 PM #8
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:19 AM #9
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It's best on 2 feet or on your outside knee with your other foot on the ground (shooting right, right knee, left foot). Playing tight or loose all depends where you are and where they are.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:25 AM #10
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mmm...I'll do two knees, or 1 knee. Never two feet though. I really don't think about my stance a whole lot, I just adapt to the bunker size.
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:27 AM #11
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Unattach it from the ground and roll that sucker into a better spot.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:11 PM #12
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do a rollie glitch.


but really each player has his stlye there is no definitive posture for any thing in paintball.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:16 PM #13
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Old 06-27-2006, 06:19 PM #14
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i like being on 2 feet unless i need to play tight or something.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:15 PM #15
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i tend to stay on 2 feet if possible. and if possible i play back a bit, makes it easier fro me to get a veiw of the feild and whatnot. but then again the only time ive played a rollie was about 2 weeks ago at a local feild. it was on about the 30, so not a hard bunker to get to and not a whole lot of pressure due to a large 50 bunker in front of it, so i was able to play on my feet and back a bit, most of the time. if it was getting more fire on it, i may have moved up and got down on one or both knees.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:58 PM #16
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Power stance if it's near the middle of the field and I need to play both sides and over the top. If it's to the side and i need to stay posted down the tape (or something similar) I play with my outside knee down and my inside knee up.
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Old 06-28-2006, 02:05 PM #17
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i play rollies with my outside knee on the ground and my inside leg up. but i prefer to move all around in them and pop up over the top alot to keep things intresting and the guys guessing, just remember to pop out quickly as rollies are hard to play.

my local feild has the left and right back positions as rollies on both sides of the field and its so gay how it is. because of it the back players are usually pinned down and can't do there jobs alot of times becuase the other team has good angels on them, especially when the opposing team sends a guy to the 50 at opposite side of the field you are, if you're in one of those rollies you now have limited movement and have to stay as tight as you can to the other side of the rollie after that. it ****s the game right up but if it was a can or a standy it would be alot easier to play.
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