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Old 12-22-2015, 12:15 PM #1
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Throwing pods on reloads

Look at the first part of this video please before answering. (Hilarious)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sf036NNim8

I am new to paintball and wanted to make this thread because I have been doing a lot of research and have not come to a good conclusion on this topic. Hoping to get everyones opinion on this; especially veteran players.

So you are wearing your pod belt and pull out a pod and reload while you are still shooting and now you have an empty pod in one hand and your gun in the other. what do you do with your empty pod? Do you throw it on the ground and forget about it?

What do you do with your empty pod after reloading???

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Old 12-22-2015, 12:24 PM #2
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If you're playing speedball, people usually drop them at their feet or sometimes throw them towards the sidelines. You pick up the empty pods after the point. If it's a tournament, you have someone in the pit crew collect the pods for everyone after the point is over.

If you're playing rec or woodsball, you usually put your pod back into your pack. With heavy brush and bigger distances, it's easier to keep track of them that way and you probably don't need to keep up the rate of fire like you would in speedball.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:55 PM #3
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In speed ball i toss them where i know i wont go so i don't trip over them and out of my teams way also.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:43 PM #4
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yeah don't throw them in the woods, you'll never find the things
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:09 PM #5
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I just toss it. I don't really pay attention to where it goes. I'm doing this because I want to reload as fast as possible.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:40 PM #6
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Toss it straight back. Avoid throwing it high enough to be seen. If you aren't shooting when you pod up, an opposing player will know you're about to come out if he sees the pod. As a more advanced technique, especially when you're matched up with somebody at close range, you can throw the pod one way as a distraction, and then immediately come out a different side.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:53 PM #7
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Tournament= drop/toss so you wont step or trip on it.

Any other situation = just put it back in your pack.
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Old 12-22-2015, 06:59 PM #8
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Funny video I'd say recball load them back in your pack so no one steps on them and eats it or takes them you dont know how many times ive seen this happen the same goes for woodsball you'll have a hell of a time trying to find them speedball toss them to the sideline
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:09 AM #9
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Great posts everyone; thanks! I definitely have a better understanding of the whole reload/pod situation. I have read a lot of stuff about pods "disappearing" magically off the field.

Definitely playing speedball requires some type of "throw" or "toss"; you can't just stop and take your sweet time.
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Always try to load guns up if your position allows it. Obviously if you are in the snake you are not guns up the whole time but if you are snake corner or in the god bunker the second u stop watching is when the other team will insert on you.

Edit: to answer your question like people said before ref-ball just put it back in pack and speedball throw it behind you, to the tapeline so you don't trip on it or u can tuck it under the bunker.

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Old 12-23-2015, 12:52 AM #11
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I have read a lot of stuff about pods "disappearing" magically off the field.
The pod war is real.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:21 AM #12
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Just a little suggestion here - I have actually gone through and marked my pods with a unique color code of tape. Easier to identify that it is yours if it gets mixed up in the pod shuffle.
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I put unique stickers on all mine. Helps me keep track, but doesn't keep others from stealing them.
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I put unique stickers on all mine. Helps me keep track, but doesn't keep others from stealing them.
All my pods are spray painted lime green. It took a little bit of time, but I've yet to have one stolen.
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All my pods are spray painted lime green. It took a little bit of time, but I've yet to have one stolen.
Y not buy Lime green pods?
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Old 12-23-2015, 11:35 AM #16
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When I play speedball I throw in off to the side or just drop it at my feet. Depending on where I'm playing walk on (if it's a really small field) I might drop it but usually for rec ball I'll just put it back in my pack.
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Everyone nailed it.

Speedball, drop it or toss it out of your way. That video obviously exaggerates it, but I see nothing wrong with slinging them way behind/side of me. The very last thing I need when making a move is to trip/roll my ankle on my own pod.

Woodsball, you can do the same thing if you want. However the pace of the game is usually such where 3-5 seconds isn't critical. Add that to the fact the pods are much harder to find/pick up after the game.....and I just put them back in my pack. But if you wanna sling em on the rec field/woods, go for it. Good luck leaving with all your pods though.
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Recball I'm not worried/rushed about anything happening so I take the time to put it back in my pack. When I'm playing speedball I just drop it straight down. Sometimes it goes under the bunker, I never thought about throwing it straight back, its a really good idea.
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All I do since I'm more of a weekend warrior I usually leave my pods at my feet. When I re spawn sometimes I'll leave my pods in a corner somewhere so I can pick them up walking off the field, rather than chuck them or have to struggle getting them back into my pack.
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One thing I've noticed when playing speedball is that sometimes I'll have about 20 balls left in some of my pods after loading. When paint is running low during a long point, I will check the pods at my feet to see if I can find a few extra clean balls in one of them.
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