Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2012, 02:03 PM #1
TeAmoP8ntBall
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Is paintball less popular or are there not as many active users on PbNation anymore

I use to paintball a lot from 2005-2008. Couple times a month and was always on PbNation learning new things and helping others and there seemed to be a huge group of people as well. There were always new threads or comments and it seemed very alive here. I've recently come back after a four year college break and PbNation seems, for lack of a better word, pretty dead. I don't know if it's just me or what but it seems no one is on anymore. I remember a new paintball video posted frequently and it was great. Now the videos section never moves. There are only a handful of people in each of the major paintball makers sections and the threads are the same for days on end because no one comments. The only thing that is alive on this website is the BST forums. Has PbNation become just a website to sell primarily? Is this indicative of the sport in anyway or is PbNation losing users?

I don't mean to sound rude in anyway and I apologize if I have but it was just something I noticed recently.
__________________
-Black 2005 Smart Parts Ion- -Black/Black 14" 2-Piece Dye Ultralite- -Black CP Roller Trigger- -Black CCM Mid-Rise Feedneck- -Black Sidewinder Regulator- -Black Dye Stickies- -Black Eclipse QEV (Installed) -Chrome Flame Drop w/ Smart Parts On-Off w/ -Black Macroline-**T-Board Installed w/Lucky PB Lazer Eyes + Membrane Pad** *Lucky Stages 1,2,3**Soon to Come: Lucky Stage 5 and V2 Element Frame*
SIGN THE PAINTBALL PETITION TO PUT PAINTBALL INTO THE X-GAMES: Sign Here
TeAmoP8ntBall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 08-23-2012, 11:43 AM #2
ijinxd
 
 
ijinxd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: California
ijinxd owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
ijinxd has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
ijinxd has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
ijinxd supports DLX Technology
Once classes start, paintball is dead to me. Work, classes, friends, etc. PBN keeps me sane until summer and winter breaks hit.
ijinxd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 11:44 AM #3
GhostJedai
I push buttons
 
GhostJedai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Southern California
Annual Supporting Member
GhostJedai is BST Trusted
GhostJedai has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
GhostJedai has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
GhostJedai has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
GhostJedai is attending Decay of Nations VII
GhostJedai supports Empire
I'd say it's a pretty common question for those of us who are returnning, but you have to take the economy into account.

Paintball is a hobby, and an expensive one at that. When the economy went south, more than a few companies disappeared (read Smart Parts, 32 Degrees, etc).

Many people sold off their gear (with more than a few going to a pawn shop to do so) just to make ends meet. Paintball either went on the backburner or completely away for those people. Life was tough.

Beyond that, it's just my opinion, so I'll keep that to myself.
__________________
Christ Krew #17

GhostJedai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 04:19 PM #4
Soul06
The Last Thing You'll See
 
Soul06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NY ((718)) NY
 has been a member for 10 years
Soul06 owns a Planet Eclipse CSL
Soul06 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Soul06 supports Empire
I'm not sure what you are looking at but I see plenty of new threads daily.

But on the other hand there are only so many times people can ask questions that aren't already posted and answered on here
__________________
"You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts" ~ POTUS

Custom Ano'd Prestige CSL w/ Dart Kit - Midnight Superblue LV1
Obnoxious, NY - High Velocity, NY - Liberty, NY - Cousins, NY - Top Gun, NJ
On Target, NJ - Accurate, NJ - Skirmish, PA - CPX Sports, IL - Paintball Explosion, IL - P&L, MA - Pev's, VA

Soul06 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 04:45 PM #5
u238
 
 
u238's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Alabama
u238 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
u238 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
u238 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
It does seem pretty quiet around here lately.
u238 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 12:00 PM #6
shotyaface
^_^
 
shotyaface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Philadelphia
shotyaface is an NCPA player
shotyaface plays in the APPA D4 division
There's a hell of a lot more sub-forums for whatever reason, which spreads things out. A lot of people left the sport and the game hasn't changed much, so the discussions get kind of repetitive.
shotyaface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 12:38 PM #7
The Inflicted
.detcilfnI ehT
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chattanooga, TN
http://www.google.com/insights/searc...intball&cmpt=q
The Inflicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 02:17 PM #8
nerdcore
Radical!
 
nerdcore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Crashville
 has been a member for 10 years
nerdcore is playing at Living Legends VII
nerdcore is a top reviewer
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Inflicted View Post
Wow, that was certainly... Insightful.

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
nerdcore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 03:05 PM #9
Gordon12345
Team Ace of Spades
 
Gordon12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: California
Damn, it's really dropped off a lot. I'm wondering if getting back into the sport now isn't the best time
__________________
Stock Red DM7
S.W.C Member #15
SIGN THE PAINTBALL PETITION TO PUT PAINTBALL INTO THE X-GAMES: Sign Here



My NEW Feedback Positive (+3) Negative (-0)
My OLD Feedback Positive (+17) Negative (-0)
Gordon12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 03:47 PM #10
trancer23
Angel Collector
 
trancer23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: SWFL
Annual Supporting Member
 has been a member for 10 years
trancer23 is playing at Living Legends VII
trancer23 has achieved Level 5 in PbNation Pursuit
trancer23 is Legendary
its a great time, gear is cheap, paint is cheap, lots of fun.
__________________
"Even now in Heaven there are Angels carrying savage weapons."
"Did you ever notice how in the Bible, when ever God needed to punish someone, or make an example, or whenever God needed a killing, he sent an angel?"
BALLERS INC DESTROYED MY ANGEL

35 angels and counting......
Blue Black Impact Angel LCD, Doodoo Brown Dark Angel LCD, Dark IR3 & Ripper angel
94 Tippmann Pro-lite (old reliable)
Old Feedback - New Feedback
trancer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 04:16 PM #11
Reggina_Pals
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Adrenaline.
Reggina_Pals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 04:20 PM #12
TommyTwoToes
Pump Chump
 
TommyTwoToes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cockeysville, MD
TommyTwoToes plays in the APPA D4 division
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon12345 View Post
Damn, it's really dropped off a lot. I'm wondering if getting back into the sport now isn't the best time
Just because the website doesn't get as much traffic doesn't mean its a bad time to get back into the sport. My local field has a TON of people show up every wekend
__________________
P.A.P. Family
TommyTwoToes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 05:04 PM #13
LeByron
Always use lubrication
 
LeByron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
LeByron has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
LeByron has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
LeByron has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Inflicted View Post
There is the most interest in paintball in Canada? Interesting.

The interest in paintball has steadily decreased over time... if it is also like that with other sports/hobbies with around the same amount of cost to play, then the decrease would probably be caused by the economy. If it is only paintball that has a decrease in interest, then that would probably mean less people are getting into paintball.

This is probably common sense but I am dumb lol.

Also, paintball isn't word in the dictionary? (I just realized there are red lines under the world paintball when I type it [I know you can add it to your own dictionary on your computer])

TL;DR: If paintball interest is decreasing at the same rate of other sports in same price-range then it is probably caused by economy.
__________________
Dangerous Power G3-IQ w/ TechT L7 Bolt
Invert Halo TooNinja 68/4500VForce Grill
LeByron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:54 AM #14
dirk.baumann
Farbgruppe Mitte
 
dirk.baumann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Germany
dirk.baumann owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
I checked Google insights for "Skydiving"(my other sport). Interesting enough the overall search volume has'nt declined so the price range argument doesn't convince me with it

Last edited by dirk.baumann : 09-03-2012 at 10:01 AM.
dirk.baumann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 10:03 AM #15
dirk.baumann
Farbgruppe Mitte
 
dirk.baumann's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Germany
dirk.baumann owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Fact: Insights data shows a growing number of searches for "Paintball spielen" ("Playing paintball") in my country (Germany)
dirk.baumann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 02:28 PM #16
private_silver
Fire and Forget.
 
private_silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
private_silver is an NCPA player
private_silver plays in the APPA D5 division
Just did the same thing as dirk.

Exceeept, I also did lacrosse, bmx, racing, and skydiving in comparison to paintball. (generally things that arent cheap to keep doing, with the exception of lacrosse, i just couldn't think of another sport lol)

Every single one of them has declined by more than half (except lacrosse, which has this funky wave pattern, I'm assuming that represents the time of each year it's played), soooo, I'm rolling with the economy for this one.
__________________
Dust Black Axe w/ white accent
14" Freak Kit
Spire with CrownSF
Crossfire 68/45 w/ Stealth
private_silver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump