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Old 05-22-2014, 10:42 PM #1
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As an experienced player, what do you say/do to convince someone to try paintball for the first time? Especially if they are on the fence or nervous/scared to try.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:04 AM #2
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Its a great team building experience. Be honest with them, yeah it expensive but you cant put a price on countless hours of fun and entertainment.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:20 AM #3
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i use the thought of where else can you hunt people and not go to jail. also a super good stress relief.
always be honest with them like stated before. when they ask about the pain i tell them to take a rubber band and put it on their wrist and snap themselves that is about it
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:43 AM #4
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:22 PM #5
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"I will pay for your paint."

Though even that rarely works.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:40 AM #6
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As an experienced player, what do you say/do to convince someone to try paintball for the first time? Especially if they are on the fence or nervous/scared to try.

It's fun and the paintballs don't hurt that bad.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:00 AM #7
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"The pain only lasts about 15 seconds and after were done you won't shut up about how much fun you had"
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:11 AM #8
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I usually offer to pay and have them used my gear.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:36 AM #9
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"The pain only lasts about 15 seconds and after were done you won't shut up about how much fun you had"
Doesn't even last that long.

To the OP, show them fun looking pictures/videos of games being played. People tend to try things far more when they see it over being told about it.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:17 PM #10
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'The droids you are looking for are inside that paintball field.'

60% of the time, it works everytime.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:44 AM #11
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I use the force.

'The droids you are looking for are inside that paintball field.'

60% of the time, it works everytime.
*Standing round of applause*

Now that is how you answer a question lol
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:22 AM #12
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'The droids you are looking for are inside that paintball field.'

60% of the time, it works everytime.
A+ good Sir.
When we get people that are uneasy about trying paintball, we get them some passes to the local fields to go and try it. We also try to educate people on just what paintball is.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:27 AM #13
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Pay for lunch and paint. Haven't had someone deny it.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:23 PM #14
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I know my biggest drawback and still is would be walking on by myself and feeling out of place and awkward all day after paying around $100 to play. I'm not exactly a social butterfly.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:33 AM #15
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Vids from this site, vids of me wrecking people that we know, letting them have a few rips from my Geo 2, offering to pay for their first time out, lending my extra gear to them, giving them paint. The beer and pizza after a whole days worth of games.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:45 PM #16
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I show them a YouTube video of any pro game. That seems to get them pretty pumped.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:07 AM #17
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Maybe let them come watch you play and get a sense of what it is like. Might convince them after they see how fun it is.
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