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Old 07-08-2007, 07:26 PM #43
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you're 10?

yeah at that young of an age i would recommend it.

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Old 07-08-2007, 09:22 PM #44
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I personally don't wear one, cause like they all said, there's only a small chance you'll get shot in the neck..but it does hurt like hell when you do

But I was always taught in every sport.. the more gear you wear, the safer you feel, so the harder you can go. Pretty much, to each his own.

And all you high-speeds saying wearing pads is noobish and crap..then saying you were elbow pads and de deeeeeeeeee!
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:46 PM #45
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elbow pads are for comfort not protection...

no one who wears elbow pads are saying "oh no! i don't want to get hit on my elbow, it might hurt my funny bone!"
they wear them because you slide, crawl, and lean on hard turf.
same goes for knee+shin pads.

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Old 07-08-2007, 10:02 PM #46
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so i was wondering if anyone wore a neck protector? or is it a bit nooby? or what do some of you guys wear when you play? any protection at all? id like to hear peoples opinions, thanks =).
I wear knee pads and elbow pads (diving on concrete makes my bones hurt for some reason). Neck protectors arent nooby, just uncomfortable (my opinion)
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:40 PM #47
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You don't need protection, because when you do get hit on a part of the body where you are not protected, it's going to hurt like a beast and you're not going to be used to it. Just do what I do, shorts and a t-shirt or your jersey dude!
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:43 AM #48
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I wear a bandana. No knee or elbow pads, and I play in basketball shorts and a t shirt most of the time (fl wheather is too hot ). I got **** for it the other day, but the kid had knee and elbow pads, and when I told him that, he said "But I dive alot and I don't want my knees to get hurt."
To which I replied "Well I get shot, it's the nature of the game, and I don't want my NECK hurt."

Trust bunkered neck shot will get SOMETHING on there in a hurry.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:49 AM #49
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I just started wearing protection after just over 15 years of play.. Now I use slider shorts and elbow pads. I have a neck protector that I wear on occasion but I have to agree they take some getting used to and are uncomfortable at times. I My thought is why have the pain if you do not have to, I have been hit just about everyplace you can imagine, and there have been a few hits I would have loved to have protected. I guess as i am getting older I am thinking there is enough pain in my body without adding to it needlessly.
Bottom line: Anyone who is going to bug you about wearing protective gear is not really worth listening to, as long as you are having fun and playing who really cares what you wear.

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:45 AM #50
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if you play scenarios and really want the tank off the gun, look at vests. otherwise, it makes the harness tooo heavy.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:12 AM #51
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the neck protecter takes time to get used to...but it helps....getting bunkered and a neck shot hurts..a LOT...last time i got shot there like 3 times in 1 day and that was you might want it....and most people dont care what u wear
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:20 PM #52
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yeah best protecttive gear you should need is a neck protector (i use a bandanna)
and paintball paints with padded knees for sliding
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:26 PM #53
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Woodsball or speedsball? I guess that's the missing peice? My comments are for woodsball only since others seem to have gone over the speedball side of things...

If you are playing woodsball then a remote is fine. (you are going to be lugging your equipment for many many hours so this becomes as important of a consideration than how fast you can sprint). If you are going to use a harness with remote I recommend the CORE32 or a pod harness that has shoulder straps. This helps very much to distribute the weight better especially with a remote hanging off your butt. However you may very well find eventually you'll go to a proper vest. As far as remote lines being a hassle, this requries a few seconds of thought. You could perhaps clip the line to a caribiner that's on your chest, or your side, this keeps most of the remote line out of the way of getting snagged. (or get a remote line cover) Either way it's barely an issue.

As far as whether a neck protector or some other piece of gear being constricting, anything can be gotten used to very rapidly unless you are of such a whiny nature that the slightest encumberance can cause you to collapse in tears.(then for pete's sake you might want to stay away form woodsball) Apparently real infantryman are capable of lugging all kinds of stuff all day long in 100+ degree heat in combat with real bulltes and survive /excel So a few extra pounds of stuff that you lug around are basically nothing. Cheers...

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Old 07-09-2007, 12:38 PM #54
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yea HK army bands are sweet

but neck protecters are cool if you dont want swelling or bleeding when you get hit in the neck.
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:56 PM #55
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yeah dude, theres nothing wrong with protectin..i play woodsball, and al i do is use camo pants, and a dark t all depends on how much you want to haul around..and how bad you dont want to feel any pain getting shot.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:23 PM #56
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I personally wear just my dye invision pro, and full c6's. No armor at all. Most people at my field view armor as "for sissys", and as a consequence, nobody really wears armor. Personally, I'm fine with people wearing armor, (but i wouldn't personally wear it, I do a crapload of bunkering, and i'm kind of a pain junkie) But if you are not afraid of some jerks making fun of you, then get a neck protector. But if you really want to avoid being bonus balled like crazy, i would avoid anything other than that, and maybe some knee pads.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:39 PM #57
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Certainly a cup wouldn't hurt either!
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:00 AM #58
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I wear a neck protector. I can easily take the pain of a neck hit (seriously folks, it hurts for 10 seconds or so then goes away) but I wear a neck protector because I'm paranoid about taking a hit to the adam's apple and dieing. The majority of players don't judge others based on the gear or the clothing they wear, and the few that would judge you don't deserve to have an opinion. Just my thoughts anyways...
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