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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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do you wear a ghillie suit?

This question is directed mostly to woods/senerio(SP) ballers, but if speed ball is more your thing then opinions on if you would are also welcomed.

I made a simple ghillie suit out of camo netting instead of burlap and jute. Its not quite as elaborate or complicaed as those (its acctually just camo netting I folded in half and drapped over myself), but it should get the job done. Since i play woodsball I though this would be a good idea since I'm always being exposed for lack of camoflage, but I fear that it might just get in the way.

Anyway, I just want to see if anyone eles uses a ghillie suit, Or if you think its practical to use one in a paintball game.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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no.

kind of pointless too, if you miss on yoru first shot, you pretty much give yourself away due to noise.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Only if you you start rapid fireing. A person usually has to hear a sound a few time to pinpoint EXACTLY where it came from.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 07:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I never wore any when I played woodsball...
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I didn't wear one when I played woodsball either. Seemed pointless to me.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I ALWAYS wear one when i play speedball....its like a cape and it makes me look agg(no matter how many times i see it its still dumb)......no jk

...but i have seen ppl use them when ive played woodsball, but they usually end up taking them off because they get in the way and are hot.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 09:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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I geuss I'll see how it works when i go play. If it doesn'y help any I guess I'll sell it or sumthing, or hey it could serve as some decoration in my room. lol
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Old August 8th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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just wear all camo instead i usually wear a dark green shirt and camo pants and it works great and ppl cant see me. That way you dont have all the hasle of carrying it around yet you are still hidden
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Old August 9th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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my buddy made one for just his mask when we play in the desert, however when we play in the woods a simple camo outfit does the trick just fine.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 03:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My brother wears one, it's killer. You'll overheat in the summer time and die. He was laying out on the field yesterday just breathing heavy, scared the crap out of me.

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Old August 9th, 2005, 07:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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just pick up some used bdu's at like an army/navy type store
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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
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a better idea would be to walk around the city with it on and see wat ppl say
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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pointless sometimes because pb is too fast pased
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Old August 10th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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ghillie suits are the make u look so retarted. im a speedballer so i guess my opinion is a bit biased but occasionally i play in the woods and if anyone came to my field in a ghillie suit i would point and laugh
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Old August 10th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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IMO, regular camo is just fine
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Keep in mind that this forum is a mostly speedball based forum. So unfortunately, you get the uneducated responses like "It makes you look retarded" and the like.

I have worn a ghillie, I still do on occasion.

The purpose of the ghillie is not to camo you up, but to break up the contour of the human body. You camo it up by adding natural foliage to it, to look like a bush.

Most people here will tell you they are pointless, useless, and have no place in paintball. Keep in mind that the cast majority of those who say this have never worn on, or never been taken out by someone properly using one.

As someone who has wears and makes high grade ghillies, I can tell you this:

If you use it right, it will work fine. The ghillie depends on your environment; the field you are playing on, the type of game being played, the natural cover that is around you.

Obviously if you have 5-10 minute games it will not be worth it. If you are playing scenarios or longer woodsball games (30 minutes and over) then it will be fine.

Practicality if only determined by how you use it. If you walk down the middle of the trail asuming that some camo netter and weeds will make you invisible, it will obviously not be practical. That is using the ghillie improperly.

If you stay in your well picked spot, and have your observer/spotter also heavily camoed (ghillie or just well hidden), and use one or two rounds on one target and then not shoot for a long enough time to be forgotten about, you will be fine.

Check out this thread:
https://www.paintballforum.com/forum/...t=tips+tactics

For probably all the information you will need to know about using your ghillie, and playing woodsball with tactics in mind.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i really discourage the use of guillie suits in paintball for several reasons
1- there is no sniping in paintball
2- you look silly
3- you may not feel a shot
4- its harder to detect a shot on a guillie suit
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
 
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I dont wear a gillie suit when woodsballing, but I use camo coveralls. They have rental coveralls at the field but they are all filled with wholes and used by hundreds of people. So I found some cheap camo coveralls at a thrift store I bought them.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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do u wear a ghillie suit?

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no.......


Well then again yah if I'm l33t snipering it usually helps.




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Old August 11th, 2005, 07:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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i would like to use one but dont have the money there are parting of sniping that do exsist in paintball but lets no start i'd just like to try it put out side of scenario its not really useful
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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most woodsball games are about 10-15 minutes long (at most fields). For that short of a time, yes a ghillie is almost pointless (not enough time to use it).
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I got one of the new red and black ghillie suits that says EMPIRE across the chest, JK.

Just regular camo in the woods does the trick as already stated they look hot and most people will catch onto the fact that there is a bush shooting at them and there is a strong possibility that thats no ordinary bush
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Old August 11th, 2005, 09:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Doesn't everyone where ghillie...:dodgy
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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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I've already said my peace. I'm holding my tongue because any responses I make from here on out will cause another sniper debate. And I will be flamed. (I'm surprised I havn't been already).
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