Originally Posted by 0102030405
What's old is new again.
I think it would be ultimate measure of pump success and fastest way the pump player base will grow if it becomes the norm start paintball by playing pump. It would require fields to stock rental pumps and run pump games which they may see as a threat to their paint sales. Are there any fields that has pump rentals? Lion's Den in CA used to have do that 6 years ago.
Our field promotes low paintball usage, so pump players don't really feel out of place playing in open groups. If it weren't like that, I would consider doing all pump games on a regular basis including having pump rentals available.
If my field had to compete in an environment where all the other fields were promoting high paint usage (like most places in North America), I would definitely consider doing it to give Newbies a chance to get initiated in paintball in the right way.