Originally Posted by mouse87
Technically, dave "youngblood" was about 16 when he started. But i say 14 and younger. Unless your parents help, 14 and younger can't play too-too often, so seeing them out there is nice.
I started when i was 7 or 8 years old in my backyard. My brothers got guns and invited friends over to play. i'd always watch them, and the first time i played i was hooked. I had to borrow gear for years before i got a tippmann and a mask for my birthday. I was grateful for everything and tried to learn as much as possible.
Young guns deserve respect, even though they're annoying sometimes, we were all like them on our first time out.
thats the way i started i really didnt play any tournys till about 15 an and went straight to open classes! our local tournys have a beginner, rookie an an open class so any one that is new to the sport at all plays beginner no matter what age its all skill! well thats here in south west texas!