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Old July 1st, 2004, 03:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Anyone who doesn't know anythign about paintball and sees a scenario gun isn't going to think much,. It looks like a squirt gun on steroids with a tank and hopper on it. Looks like a child's toy. I like full scale guns. I'm just going to not comment anymore.. I just don't know how to put it into words. Fanboy. Your a speedball fanboy. Thats all you are.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 04:29 PM   #27 (permalink)
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things that give paintball a bad name piss me off, like 8 mile and this one episode of reno 911. I also read this article in an action pursuit games magazine that really pissed me off, I'll post it here.

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"To be sure, boys who once would have thought nothing about pelting each other with BB guns are today picking up the kid version of a .50 caliber Howitzer: the 320-feet-per-second paintball gun, or 'marker.'" --Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor, Boston, Massachusetts, February 5, 2004.
Never mind that Howitzer cannons are 155mm, not .50 caliber (a difference of, oh, 5.7 inches of bore diameter). And that paintballs are .68 caliber, which is not even close to .50. And that paintball field speed limits are internationally capped at 300 feet per second.
"8:27 p.m. A motorist on Madrona reported a BB or a paintball shattered to windshield of her car."-Police Report, the Orange County Register, California, January 9, 2004.
Windshields are made to withstand rocks hitting them at highway speeds. Paintballs split open on impact with a hard surface. Police field reports indicate that 9mm service pistol bullets routinely fail to penetrate windshields. Yup, sounds like a paintball could "shatter" this windshield, sure does. No doubt. Honest.
"A couple of years ago, we had an individual shot by one (paintball), and it took a substantial amount of tissue out of his leg," said Lt. Robert Levendoske, Wood County Sheriff's Department in Wisconsin. -- The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, January 14th 2004.
We've all been shot by paintballs. I've never lost a substantial amount of tissue from my leg. Or any tissue from anywhere. You?

Everything i just posted was part of an article i read in my magazine and there was more but not much of anything important... anyway this article really pissed me off cuz it's **** like this that might actually make states ban paintball.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 05:51 PM   #28 (permalink)
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8 mile gives a much worse image for paintball
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Old July 1st, 2004, 05:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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All that stuff does too, that's ridiculous
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Old July 1st, 2004, 07:07 PM   #30 (permalink)
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agreed, media is worst, movies and shows like "8 mile" are bad to, with the word gun coming in at an amazing first
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Old July 1st, 2004, 07:27 PM   #31 (permalink)
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How about Clockstoppers.. The kids froze paintballs with Liquid Nitrogen and shot the bad guys.. Hmm. 10 yar olds + clockstoppers x paitnball marker =death.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 08:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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both make it sound rather fun.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 11:00 PM   #33 (permalink)
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i dont think it give pb a bad name
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Old July 2nd, 2004, 02:19 AM   #34 (permalink)
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gonna have to drop the don't give a darn bomb on this topic lol paintball is not going to get banned or whatever so I'm fine if they wanna show a person shoot iron spikes from a pb gun in a movie lol
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Old July 3rd, 2004, 09:28 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I once saw .68" steel marbles on ebay. There's only one thing those could be intended for. I emailed the seller and told him to go f*** himself and stop selling stuff that will give paintball a bad reputation.
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Old July 4th, 2004, 12:43 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I dont' know anyone that's either seen paintball in action or played it that hasn't thought differently afterwards. If all these idiots would just actually do some real research into the sport they'd find it no more dangerous than a ghey game of curling.
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Old July 4th, 2004, 07:57 PM   #37 (permalink)
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i think the .68 steel shots would be usefull for killing off pesky rodents, but still kinda dangerous. Wonder wut kinda terjectory u get with em.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 04:45 AM   #38 (permalink)
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senario guns in movies like 8 mile
Actually, I havenít seen that movie in some time, but I do believe theyíre using a ProCarbine. Which is NOT a scenario marker. That brings up the question, do you even know what a scenario marker is? Or better yet, have you ever played scenario ball?

Listen, there is nothing bad about scenario ball. All of this talk that scenario ball gives paintball a bad name has about as much truth to it as cramming food up your anus makes you crap out your mouth. (Had to get the SP reference in ) Paintball companies are starting to see a shift in the paintball world. No longer are people flocking to speedball, theyíre flocking to big games and scenarios. Thatís where the money is, hence, thatís where they go!

This is what gets me so upset with some Paintballers. Why is it that so many of you guys believe paintball can only live in one form, and that is the form that you play? Stop being ignorant and talking about things you have no knowledge of. Who ever started this whole "Scenario Ball is going to be the death of paintball!" Is so thick headed and backwards.

To answer the original question, movies ruin paintball in the public eye.

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Old July 5th, 2004, 07:35 AM   #39 (permalink)
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A couple things...

Paintball markers have a certain reputation because, like all devices that launch cheap projectiles at high speeds, they can be used to damage people or property. The fact that the media dispays this truth does not change the paintball marker one way or the other.. it's still the same, the only difference is the person behind it.

Also, a paintball can definately break a weak glass pane.. or two.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 03:03 PM   #40 (permalink)
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.68 Marbles could kill someone, as i recall,cross bows fire at around 300 FPS.
so I would think a .68 shot to the head could kill someone.,
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Old July 5th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old July 5th, 2004, 03:45 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yup I agree.

A quote from our good friend Newton...

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The [force] of the whole is the sum of the motions of all the parts; and therefore in a body double in [mass], with equal velocity, the [force] is double; with twice the velocity it is quadruple.
The question.. is a paintball marker capable of accelerating something of significantly larger mass than a paintball to 300 fps? With the right mods.. most definately.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 03:55 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I think if paintball were given a bad name it would have happened by now. Think about it...you have kids accidentally killing their friends because they saw it on TV or on a video game or something like that...then you get people *****ing about gun control and that kinda stuff...if people were so afraid of it paintball would already have a bad name...
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Old July 7th, 2004, 07:10 PM   #44 (permalink)
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In the movie "8 mile" (with eminem), the main characters shoot paintballs at pedestrians and police officers from their car. Here's the question: Which one of these do you think is the worst when it comes to giving paintball a bad name?

movies like "8 mile"
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Scenario guns

Just a fun discussion, no flaming please.
I could care less about scenario gun but I think one of the worst things was that Budweiser commercial where a bunch of people were shooting a ref and nobody was wearing anything better than shop goggles. As for 8 mile, did you really expect anything intelligent out of Eminem?
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Old July 7th, 2004, 09:15 PM   #45 (permalink)
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well if you are shot with a regular paintball in the temple and dont get any medical treatment you can die...especially if it bounces...then its more like a rock hitting you at around 300 fps...so we all hav a slight risk of death but there is a risk of death in anything...i mean you could be sitting on your couch and a bird could die and fly through your window and go into your temple and kill you...but it rarely happens if ever.paintball is ony dangerous because idiots make it dangerous by doing stupid things...
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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:57 PM   #46 (permalink)
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well if you are shot with a regular paintball in the temple and dont get any medical treatment you can die...especially if it bounces...then its more like a rock hitting you at around 300 fps...so we all hav a slight risk of death but there is a risk of death in anything...i mean you could be sitting on your couch and a bird could die and fly through your window and go into your temple and kill you...but it rarely happens if ever.paintball is ony dangerous because idiots make it dangerous by doing stupid things...
There are plenty of things that can be made dangerous by doing stupid things. And there are always going to be some people in the world who try to regulate these things out of existence because they think they know whats better for us (and they think they have some sort of right to tell us what is better for us) than we do. For example, negligent use of a paintball gun (or any gun for that matter) would certainly be dangerous. Of course, negligent use of any electronic device (e.g. while in the bathtub) is also dangerous. Its dangerous for me to inhale tobacco fumes. Its dangerous for me to secure a slick fiberglass board to my feet and slide down a snow covered glacier while on it. Its dangerous to put a gasoline engine under my nuts and cruise through traffic without a helmet. Its dangerous for me to tie my hand to the back of a big pissed off animal, sit on his back, and let him out of his cage.
Its dangerous for me to consume mass quantities of alcohol in bars where fat single women with hot friends are present.

But people do these things anyway and we shouldn't be stopped from doing them in a free country. This is a country in which we are allowed to freely make asses of ourselves. After all, if we weren't, what would happen to the Green Party?
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Old July 8th, 2004, 12:00 AM   #47 (permalink)
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i think you took my post a lil too seriously cause your reply post to it is a lil...um...weird.
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Old July 8th, 2004, 08:51 AM   #48 (permalink)
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People are going to do stuff like this, and there's no stopping them. It's no worse than other sports, take football for instance. A lot of people have died playing it, it actually promotes you to be violent, they've had entire professional teams convicted of rape, and some of their players get away with double murders scott free. I don't see football failing anytime soon So I don't think it will put a hamper on paintball at all.
except in football they dont go and tackle the crowd, its only people who want to play and understand the risks
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