Originally Posted by Castro #66
I still haven't seen anyone point out Total Greif as being cheaters.
Read above it was lost a couple pages back... You haven't said it but it has been implied that these Jerzeys are used by those that wear them as a crutch for open play.
Originally Posted by Clippy
Check my avatar
Did and thanks for the post....PLEASE NOTE THIS FELLAS OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE.
If you walk around to some random person explaining your fun paintball experience that weekend with all the fervor and passion that is normally found in the stories and then you top it off by lifting your sleeve and showing them those horrifying Welts..
This is a rhetorical question but it might serve a purpose for perspective....
<Do you really think that telling your story to those strangers just did your part to bring that random new person into the sport?> Or do you think you just sealed the deal for that person never looking at paintball again.
Wait lets say its a parent child duo that just walked into your establishment and there you are telling the same story you just told full of fervor and passion. You put the icing on the cake like you did last time lifting your sleeve to show those battle wounds you are just so proud of... They see that and they are like "THAT is from a paintball?!?!" They turn to their kid and say "Absolutely not." and promptly leave.
This doesn't just happen with children there are many grown folk that avoid this game because of this exact reason. They have seen the bloody welts that so frequently occur in this game and will have no part of it. Some because they have professional occupations and they simply can not chance it to have a bloody ring worm looking sore somewhere their prospective client would be forced to stare at.
This is going to be a stretch for some because of the Narrow-mindedness... But here it goes..
My step father REFUSED to play this game because he would see the welts I wore so proudly when I was younger. 14 or 15ish.. He took one look at em and instantly made up his mind. As any responsible caregiver, He almost made up my mind for me too. Since I was younger these welts that I wore so proudly almost cost me playing this sport.
Looking at the welts, he was just baffled why I thought this game was fun. He refused to condone any part of the game for the first couple years. After he realized that it wasn't just a passing fad and that I had real passion for the sport so he finally gave in and made it to a couple events.. He has been to many events since and watched me play, but to this day he refuses to play paintball. He just says, "He is smarter than that."
I do feel, as any responsible paintball player should, that his disdain for this sport is directly related to my representation of it.
Point being and so fantastically demonstrated by clippy... This piece of gear no matter its initial intention for bounces or anything else will help EVERYONE play paintball safer. It does eliminate the bloody welts on your arms, shoulder and chest. It is not limited to any type of player it is available to everyone rec baller and tourney baller. Its safety aspects outweigh anyone's wanton edges on the playing field...