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Old 02-28-2014, 07:23 AM #1
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Super Old (70 years and above) how many?

ok I see a lot of posts on age...well my friends lets see how many paintballers are 70 years old and older that still play...

let me start this thread by saying I have been playing about 19 years now...I play in Northern Ohio and enjoy this sport to the hilt...my main "gat" is a AKA O2 Viking that has not failed me in the 7 years that I have owned "her"...

when I was 60 I met a grandfather at the Michigan Monster Game who was 70 at that time and I remarked "wow that guy is 70" well that is me now...

...just curious on how many grandfathers are out there and still play...

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1. " thegrayghost " from Cleveland/Akron Ohio (70)
2. "Dakotaman" from Corcoran MN (73)

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Old 02-28-2014, 09:25 AM #2
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I played a large (100+) scenario woodsball game and when I glanced to the left, one guy on my line looked around that age, although well built and fast. He was definitely ex-military, though.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:41 AM #3
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It's nice to see this thread cause as a man at the age of 40 I was wandering how much more time I have to play. Nice to see I still have plenty.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:52 AM #4
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I hope I can still play at 70. I've got a while to go though.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:23 PM #5
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I'm about 51 years away from being 70...let's see if I can stay in paintball that long.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:49 PM #6
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Grandfather, but not yet 70. I've got another 30 or so years before I'm there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:23 AM #7
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ok I see a lot of posts on age...well my friends lets see how many paintballers are 70 years old and older that still play...

let me start this thread by saying I have been playing about 15 years now...I play in Northern Ohio and enjoy this sport to the hilt...my main "gat" is a AKA O2 Viking that has not failed me in the 7 years that I have owned "her"...

when I was 60 I met a grandfather at the Michigan Monster Game who was 70 at that time and I remarked "wow that guy is 70" well that is me now...

...just curious on how many grandfathers are out there and still play...

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well, I see, that I am in a category of (1), me...there has got to be another Grandfather out there that's my age that plays this great sport, lol
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:18 AM #8
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I used to play with a guy who is about 60 now, was in his late 40's early 50's back then.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:36 PM #9
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well, I see, that I am in a category of (1), me...there has got to be another Grandfather out there that's my age that plays this great sport, lol
again I seem to be in a category of (1)...I recently played at SplatterParks Big Spring Game and I may have been the oldest guy out there...

again still looking for that oldster out there, somewhere in the United States, who plays this great sport of paintball...thegrayghost
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:47 PM #10
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I was by far the oldest guy (at 36) when I went out on Sunday... And still trying to convince my wife that it's not immature and a waste of money.. Just doesn't understand.. Hope to still be playing at 70.. Well done!!
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:33 AM #11
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Dakotaman (owner of one of the sickest LV1s I have had the privilege to hold) on here is 73, I played a few points with him at Air Assault in Maple Plain MN this spring.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:30 AM #12
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Alzheimer's runs in my family, so by the time I'm 70 I'll pobably have forgotten all about paintball, literally.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:09 PM #13
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Dakotaman (owner of one of the sickest LV1s I have had the privilege to hold) on here is 73, I played a few points with him at Air Assault in Maple Plain MN this spring.
Yeah I turned 73 in April and still ballin! Thanks to the Lord I don't have any health problems except my knees have been replaced. I will play as long as I can. I don't play tournaments anymore but in 2010 my two sons and I took 4th place out of 29 teams at a 3 man D5 Air Assault tourney. It was our first tournament.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:17 AM #14
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Yeah I turned 73 in April and still ballin! Thanks to the Lord I don't have any health problems except my knees have been replaced. I will play as long as I can. I don't play tournaments anymore but in 2010 my two sons and I took 4th place out of 29 teams at a 3 man D5 Air Assault tourney. It was our first tournament.
I am happy that you were found and still paintball...as you can see there are not many ballers out there in our age group...thank you for posting and "cheers to you, Dakotaman"...I am a kid to you, Sir lol.......thegrayghost
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:11 AM #15
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Wow. 70 and 73 respectively, congrats gentlemen. I hope I can say the same when I reach that milestone.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:42 PM #16
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Wow. 70 and 73 respectively, congrats gentlemen. I hope I can say the same when I reach that milestone.
it seems, that I, (thegrayghost) and (Dakotaman), are in a closed group of "ballers" by ourselves because of our ages...speaking,for me, I am proud to play this great sport and hope to keep on going health wise..........thegrayghost
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:21 PM #17
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:25 PM #18
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:40 PM #19
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Considering ive played with ghost several times before. He still moves like hes 20. And a dang good shot too. Hope to see you sunday at brp ghost. Matt
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:59 PM #20
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I read all the posts (how old is too old) and I think there are a couple of guys in there over 70 who play.........help out here to get these guys in the (over 70 group) in this post, lolololo...

thank you John for the 'awesome"

HillbillyG5 I am starting to feel the age my friend....

I can see that this age group of ballers (70) years is definitally a category by "ourselves"...God willing and health wise, I hope to continue this great sport...
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:26 PM #21
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well I am still looking for Super Senior (70+) Ballers out there...it seems that Dakotaman and thegrayghost are in a category of two (2)...I am happy to see fellow ballers out there watching this post and wondering if they will play to the grand ole age of 70 years, for its the youngsters that expand this great sport....thegrayghost
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