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Old December 16th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Am I to fat for chest protecter?

I'm 5'11" at 205. Wear xl t shirt. I'm looking at the dye and planet eclipse for my self. But everything I read says both run small. And I've seen reviews for both from people that wear larges shirts and use the 2x in both brands. That say there tight.
I want one of the two with out the bulk. But have never actually seen either.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You read...wrong? at least for jerseys...


Dye is about accurate with Carhartt Relaxed fit t-shirt sizing... which is pretty generous.


PE...simply stated - if a Medium fits like a 2X... and I own a 2X jersey because everyeone I know told me to buy large.... and I wear a regular XL t-shirt.... just HOW big is DAYMN???!??



But - if we're talking bounce vests - They're supposed to fit like UnderArmour compression shirts. Tight. Fitted. Close to the skin. They're intended to be worn below the jersey and possibly under a t-shirt. Now -if my ogre-like self can fit in a L/XL Dye jersey, and a L sleeveless UnderArmour compression shirt... you should be ok.


Now - why I suggest against them in a recreational setting - If you're holding proper shooting form behind a bunker - and the people you're playing with bought their own paint...or are the least bit experienced... the odds of getting whacked in the chest vs. the arm/face/marker/shooting-side leg... are slim - almost like getting shot in the twig and man berries. Simply put - most people playing want to save paint for another game, and don't want to light you up - because you'll do it back.
- Logical Reasoning -
If you're wearing something that will increase the rate in which paint bounces, and your opponent knows this... their only recourse is to...increase the chances of a paint break by...increasing the volume of paint headed in your general direction.
- think, try, apply -
So - taking the setup and applying it against the reasoning...

if you're looking at a bounce vest because you don't like the way paint feels when it hits you... you have a predicament. Wearing a bounce vest..while it may reduce the severity of the impacts...opens up possibility for those shooting at you, to continue to do so - as paint won't break as frequently against your chest. What's worse? 3 rounds coming in your direction - where 1-2 hit you, or 15 coming...but don't sting as bad?


....The guy at my field doesn't wear his bounce vest anymore
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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow...
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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well, I mean... am I wrong?


If I can hit you from where I'm standing - you can hit me...as you have to present a target to hit a target along with the use of a chronograph and setting velocity.

So - basically it a game of who can hit who first, right?


And if I throw 2 rounds and those 2 miss, or hit the bunker - you now have a pretty good idea where I am....and thus can eliminate me.


So - protecting my own interests - I'd be inclined to shoot until I see paint break, no?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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While it sounds a bit malicious, it's also quite true. I will continue to shoot until you call yourself out; that's kinda the whole point of the game.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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While it sounds a bit malicious, it's also quite true. I will continue to shoot until you call yourself out; that's kinda the whole point of the game.
play x-ball. i'll shoot you even if you're out
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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play x-ball. i'll shoot you even if you're out
Amen dude i will put a pod in you while your walking of the field just to say screw you written in paint
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Amen dude i will put a pod in you while your walking of the field just to say screw you written in paint
that's a bit more excessive than I feel in necessary.

I'll usually put a good 10 or so shots in the air at somebody once I think I've hit them just to be sure. I don't usually have to deal with blatant cheating though.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Anyhow, a bounce vest is only necessary if you don't want bruises. I have no idea where to get one that is your size, especially since we only know you are "large" I play with a guy who wears xxxl pants or larger. "natural padding" is what he calls it.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone. I shoot intil I see paint break or you call yourself out. But that want my topic at all. Lol
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hey man, I tried.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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hey man, I tried.
Yes you did.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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we...tend not to stay on topic here.

It just happens to be how things work.

Ultimately - I'm trying to save you $60 for something I don't honestly believe you need unless you're playing in a tourney that they allow them in.

....if you could only see the bottom of my unused/used-once gear bag...
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