Originally Posted by fAllout_oMen
i understand you've been around here forever, but you just dont get it.
those old players obviously failed at making the sport cool enough for the masses.
HK appeals to the exact age group that forms pb's core group of players. They are making it cool and fun to go out and play paintball with your friends. If we dont make paintball cool enough for the masses, we won't succeed in making this sport mainstream.
adapt or die.
That doesn't explain how I got in then does it. I am 19, about that age group HK would appeal too. Those "older guys" you are talking about got me into the sport. I feel like this is such an ignorant post.
Yes HK appeals to a younger group and has brought younger guys in, but it is not the sole reason. The veterans did not fail to promote the sport, that is a wild claim. To say they failed is Bull****.
Paintball has always been cool to play with friends. There are many companies who grew this sport wildly. (Smart Parts made the sport cheaper for the recreational and entry level player and begin pushing the bill to get quality entry level markers, they also were a driving force to get Paintball on TV when it was. JT has been around forever and has crossbreed their products well between motocross, paintball and so on to advertise in a brand style. JT Splat Masters are pushing the envelope even further to bring in a younger group then before. ) You can find examples of this all around.
You claim that other companies failed where HK has succeed is bull. HK has done great for the sport, and I applaud them and back them up 100%, but they are not near the only ones.