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Old February 26th, 2006, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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camo crazy and loving it.

Just ordered a new JT Flex 8 full coverage camouflage to replace my pathetic VForce Armor mask.

Thats on top of standard forest BDU pants and long sleeve shirt. Plus my gun setup is all gaffers taped up with the same pattern.

Yesterday I was being stared at through some brush - about 10 feet away, and was not recognized as a presence. I was looked at SEVERAL times by the same guy who kept checking. All I was doing was staying in a tight crouch and keeping my marker tucked in. No camouflage on my VForce Armor as it fogs badly with any vent hinderance.

I don't understand why some woodsballers don't bother. Easier to see, easier to shoot, no?
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Old February 26th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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yep, i hate playing with my friends in woodsball, they wear full suits of camo and since he has a backyard full of nothing but brush its pretty hard to see them when they are in the brush, they walk up right behind me somtimes and wait for a easy shot cuz i walk right past them in the path somtimes.

But isnt that a great feeling, sitting in brush and having them look straight at you and they walk by, i love that feeling maybe thats a bad thing because you feel like your not there lol but i love it!
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Old February 26th, 2006, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I love using camo, it can make all the difference in woodsball. It has saved me a bunch of times in games.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yup i wear all mossy oak hunting tight pants and shirt. its hard to see me most of the time.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Where I play I usally stay out in the open wearing my faded army issue camo so they cant get in a easy shot without coming out in the open heh.
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Old February 27th, 2006, 03:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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the kids i play with first made fun of me when i showed up with a full tiger stripe suit they said i was taking it way two searously. t5he first three games i wasn't seen or shot once and had 3 kills for the first 2 and 4 the third round. they shut up after that. its a huge atvantage
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Old February 27th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Im the other end of the spectrum, since my park plays both speed and woodsball on open days, Ill be playing woodsball in camo of bright red and black

I make up for it though
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Old February 28th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Im gonna go spray paint my PMI Mask green and brown now lol gotta camo the parts the stand out the most you know!
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Old February 28th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Im the other end of the spectrum, since my park plays both speed and woodsball on open days, Ill be playing woodsball in camo of bright red and black

I make up for it though
Same here. I just go in with my yellow Evil jersey.

Since I go to a field with soldiers (Fort Campbell Paintball, its like, less than a minute from Fort Campbell), I get some strange looks, along with the other 'ballers with speedball jerseys.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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the kids i play with first made fun of me when i showed up with a full tiger stripe suit they said i was taking it way two searously. t5he first three games i wasn't seen or shot once and had 3 kills for the first 2 and 4 the third round. they shut up after that. its a huge atvantage
I like the tiger stripe camo's better than the army issue.... the tiger stripe ones are sweet.... and if they say wearing camo is taking it too seriously then they are retarted...
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Old February 28th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Im gonna go spray paint my PMI Mask green and brown now lol gotta camo the parts the stand out the most you know!
The only problem with spraypainting your mask green is what do you do in the fall and winter when there is no green?
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Old February 28th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I blend right in with the big yellow bunkers I play behind.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 03:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I blend right in with the big yellow bunkers I play behind.
I dress up like geometric shapes and trick people into thinking I'm not even there.

Seriously though, camo is great in the woods if you want to camp a location or creep around. If you're moving quickly and constantly you'll be seen just becaue of the disturbance.

So, fine if you want to wear it. Fine if you don't want to.

On that note, I wear my camo in the woods. And I have no problem camping my flag the entire game if the rest of the team wants to run around on offense. Hell, one game I set up next to a black-berry plant and ate them while I was waiting for the other team to get close enough for me to take single shots at them with the pump gun I was using. Worked great...I had become the ultimate camper.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 09:38 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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^^ultimate camper? nay. you relied on the environmental cover as opposed to movement. you had to fight tension and remain calm to queue up the right shots so you wouldn't reveal yourself. Its alot more than just camping.

Camping is a term that stems back from the days of Quake DM - it was a player who who wait by known spawn-points to kill newly spawned opponents. They would "camp out" until necessary. It was totally unfair and really really lame. Its in all multiplayer FPS now, in some form or another.

Now it has found its way into the real world of paintball for whatever reason. I would say the term is applicable in speedball far more often than woodsball because speedball would be the equivalent to deathmatch and staying holed up during all that action just to keep a good "record" and woodsball is not like that at all - the action is not immediate and the rounds are longer. The environment begs to be used for concealment and speedball culture doesn't really emphasize concealment all that much. They emphasize cover, but not so much concealment and forget about camouflage!

Just my two cents on the term "camping" - use it as you will, but know where it comes from.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 04:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I'm going to use Digi-camo here soon enough. I like the way it looks. Plus, it's readily available to me (Ft. Campbell is like...RIGHT there)
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I'm going to use Digi-camo here soon enough. I like the way it looks. Plus, it's readily available to me (Ft. Campbell is like...RIGHT there)
digi is the most functional, I hope it works out for you.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 09:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Some of the mossy oak and realtree stuff is insane but it costs a lot to.. I use older style military BDU's. Works pretty good. Like someone said when you're moving they see you but when your not it helps a lot. Wearing black or brown works good to. I have a camo tank cover and a camo hopper cover. Now if my mask was camo.. : )
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:37 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
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Exactly, moving is moving and the eye picks that disruption up immediately. Anything that is the same colors as your surroundings and breaks up the continuity of the human pattern will work - in theory.

Digi camo works... I play with one or two guys that use it and it is difficult to see them when they are distanced off and standing in front of a complete backdrop of brush. Even if they are just standing there. Fortunately they don't feel the need to tape up their guns and masks so I look for that.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 09:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
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ya i say after digi the asain tiger stripe is the best it works perfect up here in New hampshire me and my gf's dad have it and i can never see him its so hard cuz he also had his custom painted tiger. its like trying to find a needle in a field of hay stacks
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Old March 8th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
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I did spray paint my mask and hopper green and brown. I works even in the winter and fall(its better than shinny black). Plus i wear full woodland camo, and my gun is camo too, its almost impossible to see me when i get in a good spot, i have gotten many ppl out cuz they couldn't see me.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 07:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I don't spend any time hiding or sneaking around, so camo is pretty much useless to me. Usually when I play woodsball, I just pretend I'm playing speedball with trees.
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I don't spend any time hiding or sneaking around, so camo is pretty much useless to me. Usually when I play woodsball, I just pretend I'm playing speedball with trees.
Same here, when I play woods, I like running kamikaze style towards whoever wants to shoot at me. Its pretty fun that way.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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i just walk around untill i find some1 and unload my hopper while charging at them. sometimes works sometimes doesn't still fun as hell
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the kids i play with first made fun of me when i showed up with a full tiger stripe suit they said i was taking it way two searously. t5he first three games i wasn't seen or shot once and had 3 kills for the first 2 and 4 the third round. they shut up after that. its a huge atvantage
That seems quite different from what you posted here./\
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Old March 10th, 2006, 05:08 AM   #25 (permalink)
 
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theirs 2 diffrent groups of people i play woodsball with and one group was making fun of me because of all the camo stuff i had so that pissed me off and i tryed to skrew them over, that game it was basicly me moving from tree to tree every 3-5 min with no charging. the thing is when u do that u use alot of paintballs and alot of air
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