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Old 08-16-2006, 01:24 PM #22
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u dont need a chest protecter altho u might want some knee pads or/and elbow pads if u slide a lot. getting hit dosent hurt at all. it might hurt for u like the first two times u go but once u get into the game and get a huge rush, u wont even feel pain at all. just a tiny tingling.
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:32 PM #23
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Me and 5 of my friends just go in the bush and play around. So I'm thinking about getting the new proto chest protector since i scar easily. For me its not worth being scarred for life 0.o
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hell no, hahaha. No chest protection for me. Sometimes I play in shorts and a tee. THough, Spyderman's idea might be best. Usually, I go for people who wear chest protection just to shoot em up, lol.
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Knee pads are seriously your best friend. Knees are never the same after you injure them ; protect them

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:31 PM #26
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don't wear a chest protector
paintballs don't hurt as bad as bad as the welts look. Just wear a sweatshirt for the first maybe 2 months you play but after that adrenalin kicks in and you will get used to it and eventually just be ale to wear a very thin jersey and nothing else.
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You're best off not starting with a chest protector for two reasons. You won't get picked on and you will develop a tolerance for hits. If you wear that chest protector for the first few times you play, you will most likely not be respected by others, you will still feel the same pain when you get hit without one as if you had never played, and your mobility is restricted.
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Old 04-07-2007, 04:48 PM #28
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The chest is one of the least painful places to take a hit except for a mask hit... however then you possibly get to eat paint which is yummy anway. I'd rather get hit in the chest then the hand or fingers which stings for much longer IMO.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:04 PM #29
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It doesn't hurt that much. The only thing that hurts to me is getting on the knuckle. Chest isn't too bad but the legs and arms are like nothing. I have a huge bruise on my arm and I don't remember how I got it. The first few times I went when I got hit in the chest I would grab it for a second and then I let it go and went away in like 30 seconds. But the finger I hate. Maybe knee and elbow pads for sliding and stuff.
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it stings more where theres fat..

like the belly/waist.

esp. when you get bunkered and hit 6 times right between hip bone and ribs..
or getting hit right near the belly button..
my bicep hits didnt hurt as much.. so working out does help..

and it wont hurt when you have to get immunized.. and you'll look better

i was using only tshirt with long sleeve t over that..
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Other than a mask, the only other protection i wear is neck protection.

The only reason i wear that is because i'm paranoid about getting shot in the adam's apple. Even with the neck protector, neck shots still hurt. Unsure if it would really help out in a direct shot.

I kinda wish there was a hard type of neck protector. I'm not a wuss, but cracking your windpipe is pretty serious.
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To be honest I played with chest protector for 1st time, didn't get hit once in chest...only arms and legs. Doesn't really hurt that much, the one that nicked my chest protector made sure to hit me where the padding wasn' whats the use?
Neck protector is not a bad idea, but it looks very uncomfortable.

Also true that you don't even realize you had so many hits or bruises, only days after you start noticing them.
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imo worst places to get shot are in the neck and if you're bunkered, behind the ear.
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:53 PM #34
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if you feel like it hurts too mcuh the go for it and where on. like me, i just get over it.. it hurts for a few second and goes away. Plus it leaves a nice battle mark. you'll live.
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Those players are idiots for caring what others wear.
Not neccesarrily, the way I look at it is if you wear something like the Empire Ground pounder shirt, that's fine, maybe you don't have a hihg-paint tolerance. However, when I go play and I see these kids with they're huge winter down puffy jackets and their Viewloader lancer guns that don't move because they think getting shot is the equivalent of breaking an arm, that's when i think people should start making fun of them.

Somethign like the ground pounder is fine in my opinion, I don't wear one, but I can see why you might want to. If you do a lot of dives, your field might not neccesarrily be too kind to that, so I can see why you might want to wear it, although stuff like JT chest protectors I think are truly unnecesarry.

My contradticting statement was about the down jackets and JT chest pads, I realised my statement doesn't really make sense, but I thought I'd make it up.

I do agree that making fun of people because of what they wear is dumb, but I do think that you can wear whatever if you want to. Like everythign in paintball, it's personal preference.

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Old 04-09-2007, 12:31 AM #36
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I have a proto chest protector. I dont wear it because of the pain of paintball hits, I actually have an extremely high pain tolerance so the paintball hits dont bother me. I wear it because its moisture wicking and everytime i've been shot in the torso with it, I have never had a ball break. The main reason that my friends and I got them is that where we play there is a lot of **** on the ground that can cut you when you dive, so its just an extra layer of protection to keep from scarring my torso up from diving. But I will say that the proto one is not huge and you forget you have it on. Its one of those tshirt looking ones and not the bullet proof vest looking ones.

And as for people making fun of you, have some self esteem. Who cares what they say about you. I know I dont care what people say.

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Old 04-09-2007, 01:12 AM #37
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Yeah, but you know it happens.

Unless your like 10 or 12, then you can suck it up, it's not that paintful. Sorry for being blunt.
what if your eleven? lol jk

well, i really wouldn't bother. if you're gonna get shot anywhere, its gonna be the marker, mask, head, hand, or legs. if it's your first time, i'd advise getting a full head mask. getting hit in the head, ain't that pleasant XD fingers dun hurt that bad, they just bleed a lot cuz they have thin skin. your thighs are gonna feel like hell, expecially your inner thighs. all in all, your gun and arms are gonna be blocking your chest and your probably gonna get shot sumwhere that sticks out when you shoot, by that, i mean head and gun.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:14 AM #38
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I wear Forearm pads for bounce, knee pads and sloder shorts for outdoor play. They soften the slides into the bunkers
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:55 AM #39
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t-shirt is fine
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ok, go ahead and call me a wuss but i usually wear 3 tees and a jersey, elbow pads

knee pads, sliding shorts, and sweat pants, and a pb pants.

maybe the next time i go i should go thin and suck it up.

but then yea, i would prefer knee, elbow pads and sliding shorts. sliding shorts really help cuz they take a little pain out of sliding really hard.
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i wear nike basketball shorts and knee pads under my airtime pants. and one t-shirt, a proto jersey and proto gloves. i never really get hit anwhere except my arms, shoulders, marker or mask.

most painful hits for me were on my fingers (before i got the gloves) and on the top of my head
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