Originally Posted by Cheeta
The majority of women would not want to be treated any different on the field. I know I certainly wouldn't and think that is part of the problem. Also the main stream media is a huge part of the problem as well, they should be showing more real women in paintball instead of the inappropriate view of women you see all the time. It's really no wonder alot of men would not take women in paintball seriously. When it comes to paintball women should not be looked at as eye candy, they should be looked
As long as there has been paintball there's been a problem that just will not go away. I speak of course, of the long division between scenario/milsim/wanna-be GI Joe players and the paint -wasting, ramp-whore speedballers we all know and love/loathe.
Note what I said there. We'll come back to it later.
Anyone worth their salt as a paintball player knows where the sport came from and where we are now, so I won't wax nostalgic. Let's go with what we know and continue.
Over the past few days, there have been a series of posts here on the Riot that have set me to thinking, and in some cases, asking, "WTH?"
The first thing: Women and paintball.
Now, women are a rarity, there's no getting by this. I can't say whether or not this is changing, but the amount I see on the rare occasions I get out are comforting.
I've introduced a couple to paintball, and both of them, once they got the first hit, both went crazy over it.
...and hoping to play more this year.
There's a lot of things I didn't do last year that I really wanted to.
Playing a major scenario, getting my Delta's back up and running, overhauling my old A5, etc.
So this year, I seek to change all this. Now that the other half is done with school, and hopefully getting a job soon, that means I should have some more disposable income.
So, with the above in mind, I have a wish list for the year;
Time is fast approaching the year of 2013 – and with it comes next years designs of cool and new stuff! Personally I have a bit of a gripe, and I have a question for you all.
Now, instead of a Lime Tiger i4 I can get a Lime Atlas one! Admittedly, Dye’s patterns this year look a helluva lot better than last year. Seriously, the mottos plastered all over the gear was lame. Honestly though, do any of you get excited about the “new” stuff every year?