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Old January 14th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Are chest protectors worth it?

I was going to start some speedball with just elbow guards and a t-shirt, with diving in all do you think it is worth it to get them?
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your elbows and knees take most of the impact. chest protectors aren't intended to protect you while sliding.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I find that I get a lot off bounces of mine. Saved me a ton of time.

Also, I like the protection I get on my side, along my ribs.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Saved me a ton of time.
saved you time how?
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He meant to put an "S" at the end of times.


So bounces have saved him a ton of times.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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oh.
I feel like wearing bounce vests is kinda like cheating.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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oh.
I feel like wearing bounce vests is kinda like cheating.

Yeah...a little pain never hurt anyone much....bounce shirts are lame unless you are under 15, or are a girl and need to protect your boobs.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ya wasnt so much for the pain as for does it help for dives
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Old January 14th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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ya wasnt so much for the pain as for does it help for dives
you must be diving wrong if a bounce vest is offering you protection from it
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Old January 14th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't see any real reason as to wear chest protection. Getting shot isn't extremely painful, it makes you tougher each time. After every match you play, each time you become more and more used to the pain of being shot, and it eliminates the concern of wearing padding because it doesn't bother you much afterwards. Wearing vests that reflect paint balls seems kind of unfair to the other players, you'd probably become disliked on the field because you're harder to get hit out than some/all of the others.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If I see an opponent wearing a bounce vest - I know that a standard 3 round burst isn't likely to break against you.


If it comes down to you and me...and I catch you moving - I'm going to be lighting you up without hesitation. It takes one 3-round burst to the chest to eliminate me in most situations. If I'm shooting center-mass...I need a lucky break to eliminate you. I'm going to increase my chances .
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Bounces, loose clothing, padded shirts, padded pants, chest protectors, padded head gear...etc...are part of the game. So unless people are playing naked or wearing spandex...(please post a picture on forum for a good laugh).

Maybe people could hand in thier speedball pants for some Lululemon pants. Hey, the ladies would look great playing...help the sport of paintball get more people

Since I dont play speedball...no fields near by, so just recball (aka woodsball), it is different. Different paint, diving onto ice...its not as nice.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow...wow...and wow.

Bounces, loose clothing, padded shirts, padded pants, chest protectors, padded head gear...etc...are part of the game. So unless you are playing naked or wearing spandex...(please post a picture on forum for a good laugh), I really think the tone could be turned down a few notches.
Maybe you're reading it differently, putting emotion behind text, or maybe I missed something... but I didn't see any hostility here?

I'm simply stating a fact. If I'm playing against someone with a bounce-vest on, and that someone is going up against me.. I know that a single fired paint round isn't likely to break against center mass.

Its understood that, the motivation within the game is pain and your desire not to get eliminated...

So - logically here - there really are only two ways to go about doing this -

1) Fire a single round, wait for it to travel, contact, and see if it breaks against their bounce pad, hoping that they don't return the favor

2) Fire multiple rounds at the target, hoping to get a lucky break - or for the target to call him/herself out.



Since I'm not really keen on getting hit and knowing the target will be firing on me - 2 seems the obvious option.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Na dude, your right. I had a cup of tea, went back and reread the post. My bad. My apologies. I have reedited my post to make it more fun.
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