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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 08-13-2013, 12:27 PM #232
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Played my first time at 15 with a group of friends, 1994-ish. We rented gear and walked on. It was fun but all I can remember was my goggles constantly fogging up. We did the walk on thing a couple more times, bought gear and played on and off for the next 6 years at Tombstone and SC Village. When HSP opened I was about 21 and started playing 3-4 days a week until I hurt my wrist multiple times. Now that my son is 10 years old I'm back to the sport at 34.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:29 PM #233
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I started when I turned 10 in the summer of 2000. I played with a few Brass Eagle Blades that used the tiny co2 catridges. I bought my first Spyder Xtra soon after, then an autococker, then the Vision Impulse the day it came out at Bad Boyz Toyz, haha. Have been ballin ever since.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:31 PM #234
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Played my first game in 4th grade with a PMI blackmaxx (before the recall) bought a gun that night and have played ever since! FBC
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:33 PM #235
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I was 11, went for a friend's birthday party in July. When my 12th birthday came around in October I had my first gun.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:39 PM #236
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I was 17 speed ball with a a5 them got a impulse. Joined tournaments immediately. Took about 7 year break for my son that was born. Now I goty wife doing speed ball.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:49 PM #237
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I was 11 in 1994 and my first was a Brass eagle talon and I mowed 3 half acre lawns with a push mower in the Mississippi summer to get that set up. I never stopped. I would come off deployment and that was the first I could think to do. Now my son is coming up and it will be a family affair.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:52 PM #238
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9 years old. snap shooting with my big brother with tipped over tables in the backyard. we didn't have a chrono, so I got used to 320 FPS and it never hurt after that. Also wasn't fair that he had his Angel 05 Speed and I had a Viewloader Revelation. To make sure I was ''tough enough'' he had me run the gauntlet, essentially running around dodging his lanes.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:04 PM #239
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12 years old, friend got a prolite at his birthday party and we all got a chance to shoot it. Bunch of us picked up prolites and started playing because of it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:18 PM #240
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:51 PM #241
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Here you go.......17 then never played again till 34, moved to Mexico with wife and kids and got hooked up with the best team sports ever.
Im almost 39 now and keep playing but man ! this 17-19 year old kids dive, slide and run in another dimension this days...
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:19 PM #242
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Age 9. I grew up around paintball. I used to go and watch my dad play in tourneys and since about age 4, I knew I would play paintball. My first gun was a Tactical Trilogy Autococker. Wish I still had it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:59 PM #243
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first time- 1989, took me 12 months to find the local ballers.and i'm 59 now and still play tournys- even if it's pump. still sling paint with my semi once in a while. will be at PSP Riverside with EIP-(EVIL INTENT PAINTBALL), swing by and check us out on Sunday.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:19 PM #244
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Started when I could finally afford it after college at the old age of 21. Been no lookin back since.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:25 PM #245
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First Game was at Skirmish U.S.A for my 13th Birthday. My friend had gotten a pump that we used to shoot when I was 9-10 but we never actually played any games. I do not remember the brand, but then my first gun was a Green Spyder viktor with a viewloader hopper and a 20oz CO2 tank. My parents bought me that, I played with that for the next 4 years until I decided it was time to get my own gun. I got a job delivering pizza and after a few months I bought a Rex R3 for 185$ and a pair of dye 05 pants for $5. I bought an Egg Hopper, and a carbon fiber tank 68/4500 (which i still use the tank). I was going to get a Dragun T.E.S. (glad i didn't.) The next gun I bought a few years later was the Proto SLG and after about 2 games I had had enough and bought my SIG gun. The dye DM6 blue to black fade, a dye rotor hopper, dye i4's some dye locklids, yes I upgraded my arsenal. Just a few days ago I purchased a really nice condition karni Pump. It should be here in 2 days according to U.P.S. Tracking. If you havent done the math I have been playing for almost 13 years. I do a lot of other expensive hobbies, snowboarding, computer builds, ATV, so I can't spend TOO much on one :-p. I will be teaching my kids (whenever I have some) how to properly play, masks gear etc.. so that I know they are safer on and off the field.

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Old 08-13-2013, 03:37 PM #246
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I'm 14 and I started playing paintball at 10 with my dad's blue Dynasty Shocker. My dad had been in the sport since before I was born so I have always loved paintball. Though we are not playing now, I plan to get back into paintball in the years to come. So keep paintball alive for me guys cause you might have one more person on your team to play with!
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:43 PM #247
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Been playing non stop for 3 years 2-3 times a month
I wish I started when I was a kid. But, was never introduced to the sport it wouldn't matter anyway we were poor.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:57 PM #248
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Started at 11 with my diesel spider TL Plus i got on my bday haha. Those were the days. First real gun i bought was my angel speed a couple years later
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:57 PM #249
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first time i was 12. the summer camp i went to you played paintball at 12. then when i was 15 a friend got me into it, bought a gun, had a blast, and haven't stopped since.

i keep saying im gonna quit, but thats a lie i tell myself when im broke.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:09 PM #250
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wow! this thread really took off! Its even on the front page. I feel special haha
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:45 PM #251
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I was 13 when i first started. All of my friends were immersed in this sport so i had to give it a try. I borrowed a tippmann 98 from a friend and we headed into the woods. Little did i know my friends were plotting an ambush and i was shot around 10 times within the first 2 minutes of playing. Needless to say at 13 years old this was quite discouraging. The next round i was out for revenge and shot out 3 people, two of the shots being in the side of the head. Once i got that taste of blood i never looked back. I am 21 now and play on bi-weekly basis and plan to as long as i am physically able.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:34 PM #252
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My first time at a field was on my 11th birthday at Triage paintball. I still play there to this day, it is called Crusader Paintball now.
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