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Old 10-27-2008, 12:57 PM #1
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Raza Park

Paintball is a great sport to love. With love always comes joy and frustration. I have dedicated a lot of time and energy over the years to doing what I love and because I have many blessings of good people and opportunities, I have been able to give back to the sport that brings me happiness. But I have not done a good enough job. I created a place that I hoped would bring people together and renew the spirit of the game that I used to know. We gathered and we made positive steps but as a whole we continue to disrespect the game. Like I said before, the park is not about the turf, the bunkers, and the nets, it is about the people. When I first started playing, cheaters were well known and publicly scrutinized. Shooting hot was done with malicious intent. Today kids think cheating is part of the game. Shooting hot is a result of laziness, and disrespect to the well being of other people. There was a time that players and teams earned respect in paintball because they worked harder and had more desire to be the best. Now the majority seems to have a rather skewed perception of what paintball is all about. Paintball is sport, and sport is designed to test the individual on a set of guidelines that will produce the greatest challenger. With so many things wrong in the game today, it is my fault as a pioneer that we have come to this. It is my fault that I have stood by and watched the game deteriorate. Everything that we know about todays game, all the things that make the game frustrating, are a result of how the game is played on the field. I couldn't count how many people have stories of losing games and events due to poor reffing and teams cheating. Refs are inexperienced and taught poorly. This drives teams away from events in anger of a bad experience rather than feed their motivation to continue knowing that they lost because of their own faults or won because of their preparation. Promoters lose the growing business to allow them to expand and make the events what we all desire them to be. Then the sport loses because it is unable to reach its potential. Everyone must take responsibility to revive the true spirit of the sport and play it the way it is meant to be played. At the end of the day competitors should want to know that they win or lose fairly. This is the measure of self that defines individuals and allows people to grow in our sport and in life.

With this I hope that we can come together again in a new place with a new attitude. I will reerect the field that we use to bring us joy and challenge ourselves. Gecko Paintball on the Miramar Marine Base will make Raza Park its own and we will once again be able to play in a professional atmosphere. Poor attitudes are not welcome. Fun times await. Contact Gecko for more info. See everyone at Miramar. Holler at your boy.


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Old 10-27-2008, 12:59 PM #2
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Raza is home for SD ballers. ;]
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:21 PM #3
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:12 PM #4
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I would suggest supporting this field if you enjoy tourney style paintball.We will demanding a higher level of respect for the game,new players,the field, etc although this has elements of Raza this is an entirely new deal.We will be announcing the opening soon and also details on entry on to the base,rules for cars etc stay tuned
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:14 PM #5
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I would suggest supporting this field if you enjoy tourney style paintball.We will demanding a higher level of respect for the game,new players,the field, etc although this has elements of Raza this is an entirely new deal.We will be announcing the opening soon and also details on entry on to the base,rules for cars etc stay tuned
I'm in for the rules of cars finn. ;] I don't want to get stuck again like I did at MPUSA. lol
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:17 PM #6
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Great post

I'm sad I only got to play once at Raza, and although it's gonna be a bit further away now, I'll still make my way over there
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:28 PM #7
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Awesome. Way closer to me than Raza. Going 15 minutes for paintball ftw
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:30 PM #8
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look forward to the new Raza Park at Gecko and the Raza Family again
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:38 PM #9
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Awesome. Way closer to me than Raza. Going 15 minutes for paintball ftw
its 20 minutos from me
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:40 PM #10
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its 20 minutos from me
No more wasting gas money Finn! All the original guys going to work them I'm assuming? Kelso, Pat, etc etc
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:01 PM #11
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i love how you posted that whole thing how paintball needs to clean there act up when on ur picture ur have a guy basically telling everyone to F off lol i love it
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:05 PM #12
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i love how you posted that whole thing how paintball needs to clean there act up when on ur picture ur have a guy basically telling everyone to F off lol i love it
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah....wow

anyway gl to the new raza i hope it works out for you guys =)

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Old 10-27-2008, 03:08 PM #13
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i love how you posted that whole thing how paintball needs to clean there act up when on ur picture ur have a guy basically telling everyone to F off lol i love it
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:12 PM #14
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Amen

Great post Todd!
I totally agree with you about the cheating part. I think people should be more harshly punished for cheating. I think paintball has become such an intense sport that people put so much heart into that their pride gets hurt and feel compelled to cheat lest they give their peers the impression that they are poorly skilled players.
But then again, that's just an opinion.
Looking forward to checking out the new Raza.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:35 PM #15
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wow, there's two threads. you'd think this one from Todd himself would suffice.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:50 PM #16
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When is it going to be up and running?
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:57 PM #17
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Also, I wonder will it still be Field Paint Only? It also sounds like civilians will be able to get on base to play. Are we going to have to pay 1$ for 1k psi air?? Sorry if this is old information but it's all I could dig up online
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:11 PM #18
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Also, I wonder will it still be Field Paint Only? It also sounds like civilians will be able to get on base to play. Are we going to have to pay 1$ for 1k psi air?? Sorry if this is old information but it's all I could dig up online
ill post up all the details by the end of the week,it will not be fpo,and yes base entry is ok for civilains,, Finn
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:28 PM #19
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No more wasting gas money Finn! All the original guys going to work them I'm assuming? Kelso, Pat, etc etc
Big plus for me too.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:33 PM #20
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:37 PM #21
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Awesome. My respect for you just went up about 1000% todd. Please, start your own series or something. I'll come to california to play it. ****.
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