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View Poll Results: How old were you when you played paintball for the first time
under 10 87 7.31%
10 - 12 352 29.58%
13 - 15 424 35.63%
16 - 18 153 12.86%
19 - 21 52 4.37%
22 - 24 38 3.19%
Over 25 84 7.06%
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:57 PM #1
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how old were you when you played your first game of paintball?

how old were you when you first started playing? why did you play? i was around 12 when i played my first game. my brothers had paintball guns so i decided i would give it a try and have been hooked ever since!
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:08 PM #2
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I was the ripe ol' age of 11 when I first played. I'd been hooked on paintball even before I played, thumbing through the pages of Rick Sapp's "Paintball Digest" and drooling over the $1,400 Angels and mocking the crappy Brass Eagles. I convinced my parents to let me try it, on the condition that I'd buy my own gear. I worked all year, and finally in 2007 I bought my Viewloader Triton II! I loved that thing to death, and I still do. Sitting in my gearbag in front of the door, ready to go play another game tomorrow, as a matter of fact!
Now, at 17, I look back and reflect. It's been a wild 6 years and I've loved every minute of it. From an AutoCocker that refused to work to the Superstock I built from the ground up, it's been quite a ride.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:47 PM #3
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My brother bought a pgp pump pistol when he was 16, I was 14, and he decided he wanted to start playing. Not to be outcome I bought a brass eagle tiger shark at the local walmart. Then he bought a spider, I bought a tippman 68 carbons and we played a ton more. Eventually we moved on to automags, snickers, angels, egos. He finally trumped me last year when he bought an indoor field, a tip of my hat to you sir. But we are going on eighteen years of paintball and I love it more today than ever.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:39 AM #4
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I was 14 the first time I played. Bunch of buddies and I all went out and bought brand new Sheridan P-68SC's; we had talked about starting to play paintball all throughout grade school.

Ahhh, those were the days! Still have that gun, too.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:50 AM #5
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3 months old. My mom thought i was kicking her belly but really it was me practicing snap shooting
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:11 AM #6
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:48 PM #7
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I was the ripe ol' age of 11 when I first played. I'd been hooked on paintball even before I played, thumbing through the pages of Rick Sapp's "Paintball Digest" and drooling over the $1,400 Angels and mocking the crappy Brass Eagles. I convinced my parents to let me try it, on the condition that I'd buy my own gear. I worked all year, and finally in 2007 I bought my Viewloader Triton II! I loved that thing to death, and I still do. Sitting in my gearbag in front of the door, ready to go play another game tomorrow, as a matter of fact!
Now, at 17, I look back and reflect. It's been a wild 6 years and I've loved every minute of it. From an AutoCocker that refused to work to the Superstock I built from the ground up, it's been quite a ride.
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haha thats great. i remember the first gun i ever used was a crappy plastic brass eagle pump gun that broke during my first ever game of paintball. my first gun was a tippmann 98 that i bought with birthday money that i had saved up. then i sold it for a tippmann a5 2 years later. i know use a gog envy that i just bought less than a month ago. its worth every penny!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:48 PM #8
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I was 14 the first time I played. Bunch of buddies and I all went out and bought brand new Sheridan P-68SC's; we had talked about starting to play paintball all throughout grade school.

Ahhh, those were the days! Still have that gun, too.
nice, seems like alot of us start playing at young ages!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:49 PM #9
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3 months old. My mom thought i was kicking her belly but really it was me practicing snap shooting
lmao! you started earlier than any of us!
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:12 PM #10
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15 and i was instantly hooked
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:19 AM #11
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I think i was around 11 or something. It was for a friends birthday. I didnt get hooked then. It wasn't until April of 2011 when I REALLY started wanting to play. I already had a Spyder MR1 and after awhile got an Axe and have gotten stuff from there. All within a year man. Jesus.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:59 PM #12
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My first game was when I was 18 when I played with the Brothers of Triangle Fraternity (A Fraternity of Engineers, Architects and Scientists). They were looking to recruit (I joined two years later) and I wanted to play the game to see what it was like … that was 21 years ago now. Been playing ever sense.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:04 PM #13
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I was probably around 12-13. I had an older cousin that had a gun and after I tried it I got my own and got really into it. Unfortunately, at the end of highschool and then through college it was too expensive so I took a break and just got back into it this year.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:01 PM #14
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I was 13. A friend of mine got me into it and convinced me to give it a try. Before I even stepped on the field I bought two guns, one of which broke. But once I played, I was hooked instantly, and the weird part is that I never played with the friend who got me into it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:57 PM #15
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I started playing at the age of 11 and have been playing every weekend since!!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:24 PM #16
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I started playing at the age of 11 and have been playing every weekend since!!!
nice, your lucky that you get to play every weekend. im jealous! i only get to play once or twice a month sometimes even less than that.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:43 PM #17
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:00 PM #18
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12 years the first time,
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:31 PM #19
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15. Came out for the first time, got fixed, then realized how much it was taking out of my account. I play less now, but I still love the sport. Never had an electro-pneumatic, but learned to manipulate the mech-marker. Message to those just starting: you don't need the best gear to be the best. It's all about being confident in what your doing, and playing the game fairly and honestly. It is a really fun sport, but if you just want to do it to cause pain to someone else, this is not for you.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:35 PM #20
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Well, lets see if I can figure this out.
I first played paintball in June of 1988, 24 years + 1 month ago.

I'm 53 now. So I was 29 years old when I first played.

For the record, paintball did not exist until I was 24 years old.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:00 PM #21
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I was 12.
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