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Brick-TSSOCs Tuesday, March 21st, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
4 years
Last There: December 10th, 2005
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
PaintBallOnTheFly - indoor speedball - superb as is, not a comparison
Cobra Command - used to suck muck. I understand they've recently recieved an infusion of cash and some intelligence and have been revamped. Bear's checking out.
Skirmish - the legend has faded. Time to get off your laurels and get back into the paintball business
Review: What’s your favorite of the five senses?

Hearing? I LOVE music, classic rock rules! The electric guitar climax in Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb…. Man! I’ve got to have music on every second possible and I would definitely miss it!

Taste? I have my local Chinese restaurant making their diced chicken with cashew now with hoisin sauce for me (plum-based), and I can’t get enough!! I still dig a great ginger ale and this Propel stuff ain’t that bad!

Touch? [censored – wink wink] I love my wife! [censored]

Smell? Ok, I could do without smelling the Boy fart ever again in my life. But when the cat leaves a stinker in the litter box in the office…. Ok, that I wouldn’t miss either.

That leaves sight. Being able to drive, see a sunset, movie, amazing female body, or play paintball – now that would indeed be the GREATEST lost sense in my opinion.

Poco is hyper on safety and for that I can’t thank them enough!!

Last week I played at Stalingrad at Skirmish and you STILL can walk along their “trails”, their muddy, dangerous, ill-kept trails, right between LIVE firing, without your mask on. You can hang at the tables and fire your gun as much as you want and not be accosted by Skirmish staff.

I played at EMR last fall and I can’t beat this example: a ref was on the field near a firefight with his goggles off, cleaning it. Another was on his cell phone.

Yesterday I was at On-Target. In the dead zone were lots of guys, masks off, and lots of guys with guns with no barrel covers. And yeah, refs were in there too.

Each of those three places will put your eyes at risk. No ifs and or buts, you cannot defend those actions. If your barrel cover is off, you can launch a paintball. If your hopper is on and your tank is on, you can shoot.

At Poco you try that crap, not only will a ref be all over you, us members will be all over you. Why? ‘Cause none of us want to risk loosing an eyeball. I’ve had great games and bad games. Won, lost, and tied. But without my vision, it all ends.

And this should scare all of you: I have an ION. I’ve had it for over a year, now, so all you Johnny-come-latelies, listen up (this includes YOU, Mary, you whining coyote), with my tank off, and my hopper off, if there is air in the regulator and my gun is on, if there is a ball in the chamber, I can FIRE it. AND, sometimes if I jiggle the marker just right --- it WILL fire.

And the ONLY place I’ve been to that seems to acknowledge that is Poco Loco.

Hyperactive vigilance, people. Please. Wipers are not the biggest threat to this sport: each of us are the biggest threat TO EACH OTHER’S SIGHT and it is up to us to police each other. So if you’re in a “safe” zone with me and I see your marker has its hopper and gas on but no cover – if you’re in proximity to me I will grab your barrel and hold it towards the ground and ask you to cover it. If you’re not within reach I will shout at you, most likely in a gruff voice – courtesy might not be present.

To do a slight repeat: if you are in a safe zone and you have to cover your barrel, please point it at the ground as opposed to pointing at upwards. That should be a “duh,” but if I had a dollar for every time I saw that happen . . .

So thank you Poco, thank you Jeff, for providing me and mine the safest paintball field I’ve been to, to date!!! Thank you to Poco’s refs for caring about me and your jobs. And I thank in advance for anyone who’s still reading this tirade to incorporate into every minute of their paintball day the vigilance to help keep, me, you, and the people we play with, SAFE, our sight intact.

Disney may be the happiest place but Poco is the safest!

Note to self: find a classification for Hooters.
 

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