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Old 04-05-2016, 08:29 PM #1
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Paintball players cover side of head

I would like to know why speedball players seem to cover there neck area with there hands, especially after the break? I see it everywhere, I started doing it for the sake of not getting shot in my neck in a run. I also do it in hope of no ball break. Do they do it in same reason?
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:03 PM #2
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I also do it in hope of no ball break.
Thats the main reason they do it. I do it only because its a dumb habit I formed when I started playing. Let's be honest, if you get hit there, it will probably break, so just keep your eyes down field and forget about the hand.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:05 PM #3
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They actually try to catch the paintball. At least that's what I do
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:52 AM #4
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Putting the hand in front of the face does obscure your view of what the other team is doing off the break. I personally don't do it and would rather look downfield to see where they're running to.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:09 AM #5
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They're not covering their neck they're covering their mask and yes it's to try and catch a bounce off of what would otherwise be a break on a hard surface. I catch myself doing it from time to time but ideally you want to be looking down field the entire time as the information you gain will be more valuable than the small chance of a bounce.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:19 AM #6
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It's an oldschool tactic where you cover the mask and tilt the head down to get a bounce off of your hand. If you have a break on your arm, your slide has the potential to wipe it off as well.

Honestly I think it was just a 'swag' thing. You are faster running with your arms pumping and your vision downfield is 10x more valuable than increasing your chances of a bounce... Simply put: don't do it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:51 AM #7
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It's an oldschool tactic where you cover the mask and tilt the head down to get a bounce off of your hand. If you have a break on your arm, your slide has the potential to wipe it off as well.
This, 100%. It's giving yourself the opportunity to cheat a hit on the break if you take one. It became fashionable for a while, then it trickled down to divisional and local players, then it went away in the pro ranks when refs caught on but it's still something some players do because they saw Joe Pro do it on a video from back in the day and he's the coolest guy to ever pick up a paintball gun.
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