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Old 03-31-2011, 02:03 PM #1
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Best side for a lefty?

So I usually play left front. no matter the side. I feel more comfortable in the snake than dorito's. but left front non-the-less. My team wants me to break free from my comfort zone and learn mid and right side. Is it even feasible to send a lefty to the right side. I cant out snap right handed ( but I guess most righty ppl can't either.) but I could shoot inside really good. anyways the question of the day is which way is the best way for a lefty to go??
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:11 PM #2
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in order to be a well balanced good player you have to learn to shoot with both hands equally well. I'm a right handed and right eye dominant shooter but I find that because of where I play I tend to end up shooting left handed more often in paintball. Its just one of those unavoidable things.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:42 PM #3
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honesly, don't find a way to cope with being left handed and accept it. Find a way to overcome it and play both. I would walk around my house holding my marker left all day and play lefty when I went to play for fun. You must be able to play either.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:21 PM #4
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Well seeing as in tournaments youll be changing sides nowhere is going to be good. learn how to shoot with both hands. I forget which handed i am sometimes (im a lefty) youll become a better player and a better asset for your team
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:37 AM #5
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like everyone said you need to be able to play comfortably with either hand
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:18 AM #6
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:13 AM #7
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Just spend a day or two shooting only with your right side. When it's over, it won't feel so awkward. It's one of those things where you think you'll never get the hang of it, until you force yourself to.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:52 AM #8
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i usually shot left, but after some time, i learned to like shooting lefty more. Weird stuff.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:53 AM #9
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If you find you absolutely cannot shoot right handed then try shooting left handed but with your tank on your right shoulder. I know some righties that cant shoot lefty and thats what they do. And if you cant shoot right go to the right side anyway. Just have someone behind you watching the wire as you shoot the inside.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:17 PM #10
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If you find you absolutely cannot shoot right handed then try shooting left handed but with your tank on your right shoulder. I know some righties that cant shoot lefty and thats what they do. And if you cant shoot right go to the right side anyway. Just have someone behind you watching the wire as you shoot the inside.


Horrible tip. Don't do this.

Just use your off hand as much as possible and it becomes very easy. Even around your house as one guy said.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:44 AM #11
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Horrible tip. Don't do this.

Just use your off hand as much as possible and it becomes very easy. Even around your house as one guy said.
I'm not sayin I think its a good thing to do but have seen people play like that with some success.

Just try different things and see what works best for you.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:46 AM #12
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It seems to me like too many players are getting stuck on the idea of specialization lately. Your team is right, you've got to learn to do several jobs out there. If I watch a team at a tourney, and they've got one guy that does the same thing every time, I'm going to have my boys waiting for that easy kill when the time comes. You don't have to be the best mid-guy or back-guy or dorito player ever, BUT you've at least got to be able to do those things with a certain level of competence and confidence.

As for learning to shoot with your off hand; just start at zero and begin the process as if you'd never played ball before in your life. Take it slow, no one expects you to learn over night.

Start with just getting your stance right, and becoming comfortable with holding your marker and switching sides. Like the others have said, you can do that sort of stuff around the house, or on your off days.

At practice maybe you want to start with break-out drills where you lane to the right. Focus on getting off the box and in proper position smoothly, just like you might shooting on your natural side. Then maybe a simple target drill where you have to swap sides in your bunker, but not necessarily snap shoot with your weak side. Follow that with basic, static target, snap shooting. Keep focused on form over speed. As you become more comfortable you should be able to start running faster paced drills, or drill with guys shooting back at you. If you focus on being smooth early on, the speed aspect of it will pretty much come by itself.

As you work through that progression not only will it help your overall basic skills(with both sides) but it will also ease you into a new skill set (off hand shooting) without necessarily throwing you straight into the fire. Just keep it simple at first and be patient with yourself, talk to your mates and make sure they know what you're doing so that they can help you out. Give it a bit of work and a few good practices and you'll wonder why you were ever concerned about this in the first place.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:33 AM #13
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I'm not sayin I think its a good thing to do but have seen people play like that with some success.

Just try different things and see what works best for you.
The problem with that is once he does it, it becomes a habit and he'll be less likely to do things the right way. No matter how good you are at doing it the way you mentioned, learning to shoot lefty without taking shortcuts will produce a tighter profile and more accurate shooting.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:30 AM #14
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it's like making your mom stuff your tacos. it works, but what happens when you're alone and want a taco? what then?

you need to be ready for that moment.
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The problem with that is once he does it, it becomes a habit and he'll be less likely to do things the right way. No matter how good you are at doing it the way you mentioned, learning to shoot lefty without taking shortcuts will produce a tighter profile and more accurate shooting.
This. An ounce of prevention > A pound of cure. It's much easier to learn properly once, than to learn the wrong way and then have to break and re-mold bad habits.
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you need to be ready for that moment.
Is Taco Bell an option?
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:00 PM #16
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The way you do it is not important, it's simply the end result. I can snap shoot left handed all day, and I'm right handed, you need to learn to shoot with your off-hand as well as with your main hand.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:08 PM #17
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THANK YOU for the tips and idea's. Great stuff especially the taco thing. lol , never had a mom to do that but I get the idea. LEGIT tips guys thanks again.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:48 PM #18
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Just keep practicing then soon you dont even think about it, you just play paintball.
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Switch Hands. But until u learn to do that. Go back right and dont shoot tape, shoot inside. Only do this if the snake is on the left side of you though, cuz u gotta shoot that tape/snake if its on the right side and ur snake corner on the right.
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honesly, don't find a way to cope with being left handed and accept it. Find a way to overcome it and play both. I would walk around my house holding my marker left all day and play lefty when I went to play for fun. You must be able to play either.
That is an awesome idea, im gonna start walking around the house using my offhand.
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it's like making your mom stuff your tacos. it works, but what happens when you're alone and want a taco? what then?

you need to be ready for that moment.
your mom is a professional taco stuffer?...
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