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Old 03-30-2010, 11:34 AM #1
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Edging?

Watching a few pro players talk in various interviews, and they usually comment on how another team is "edging" what is this referring to?

Also wondering if anyone has any ideas on techniques that set the pros from the rest of us. That was phrased somewhat poorly, and to any who don't understand I mean little things that other players wouldn't really think of doing in games.

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Old 03-30-2010, 11:54 AM #2
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Watching a few pro players talk in various interviews, and they usually comment on how another team is "edging" what is this referring to?

Also wondering if anyone has any ideas on techniques that set the pros from the rest of us. That was phrased somewhat poorly, and to any who don't understand I mean little things that other players wouldn't really think of doing in games.

Thoughts?

Saw a video from an NCPA where this kid edges pretty well. Edging is hard to exlpain verbally but maybe if you watch some videos you can learn about it. If you watch the youtube video below. Watch the kid that is playing behind the snake. He runs sideways first until he is covered by the bunker then he runs straight up into his bunker. i believe he is wearing white events. Oh and their is an epic faceplant at 1min 39 sec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep0z1K8H5fI
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:18 PM #3
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:29 PM #4
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So in theory, verbally explaining edging is using dead zones to get into bunkers easier? in theory of course? I'm gonna start watching for that more in videos and see if it relates well.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:53 PM #5
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Actually edging is 'normally' normally used to talk about moving a bit out from the starting box off break and then shooting back at your opponents still at the starting box laning. So it's 'edging' out to where you can shoot back at them. A great tactic if they are leaving 2-3 people at the start to lane your runners.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:57 PM #6
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ohh okay. That makes a touch more sense thanks

Anyone have any thoughts on the second question?
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:43 PM #7
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pro players really dont have any special skills that set them apart from the rest of us. They are just better with the skills they have
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:55 PM #8
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In my opinion what sets a pro TEAM apart from the rest of us is their ability to play together seamlessly. When you watch a pro team play, the ability to communicate on the field without ever saying a word can really make or break a team and set them above the pack.

A pro player just has the dedication and finance to do this professionally. Their skill set as individuals can be better, worse, or on par with yours and you will often find a combination of all 3. The difference is that they set aside the time and money to pursue this to a more committed degree.

And this is not to take away from the pros in any way. I'm simply saying that they are paintball players like all of us who are just more dedicated to pursuing the sport towards that goal
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:59 AM #9
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Ive always known edging as stepping to the side of the start box, then trying to shoot back center, over the edge of the center bunker.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:11 AM #10
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You "edge" out wide enough that you can shoot at the laner (typically back center player) but not so wide you enter their lane. The idea is to disrupt their lane and then get wide.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:16 AM #11
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Edging is very simple. Step out, shoot in. The idea is to put in the other team's back center as you slowly shoot your way out to the tape. If done correctly, as stated above, you will disrupt their lane and get closer to the tape without actually entering the other team's lanes. Although this sounds like it's easy because you're just shooting and edging further toward the tape, it takes a lot of skill and awareness to be done correctly. You need to be able to quickly read streams of paint and react accordingly. You're in the open and you have a limited amount of time before their front players notice you.

As for what separates professional players from the rest, the answer is skill and experience. The rest are just minor details.
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