Question about people reaction with your Mags
So today was the first time I took my X-Valved Minimag to play at the local speedball field. This place is a private field where a local team practice but they let people play. Their ages are from 16-25 and sometime there are some older guys and most of them are with high end electros. Anyways. I broke out the Minimag and nobody really seem to care. After I came back from the first round everyone was surprised that an older mech gun could shoot that fast and that accurate. Couple of people ask to borrow it and liked it a lot. The only complain was the weight. I told them to hit the gym, I have no issues with that.
Do any of you get any reaction like this?
Most of the guys at my local field expect me to bring something out of the ordinay by this point. But when I finally got my Z framed Shockwave project done , they were confused. One kid asked what private label Shocker it was.
I usually get the "you wanna play with that" look followed by the "what is it"
then a couple games later people usually ask if I'm using modes. I always carry an automag classic lvl 10, single trigger, old skool drop, with a stainless steel All American barrel for a back-up (you can add in Tim Allen's grunt here) and I let people use it.
I love the reactions I get.
I bring it when I ref for private parties and I usually let the bachelor or birthday boy use it or if its not that kind of private party I just pass it around.
one kid I handed it to had played 6 games (everyone there was a first time player) and he had yet to get a single out. he asked me "anything I need to know?"...
"thats the safety, point and shoot, take your time. Reach out and touch someone for me"
ear to ear grin he took out 4 of the 5 people on the other team that game and I'm not talking about they ran out and he got lucky. He must of shot 40-50 balls that whole game, he was aweing over just how incredible it was, then I handed him back the rental tippmann
If I pull out my vert framed mag, I get "what kind of Angel is that?"
If I pull out my Xmag with the warp feed, I get "WTF is that?!"
OMG, people at your field know what an Angel is?!
one of the guys from the team Boneyard sponsors pulled out an angel one day and I immediately exclaim "holy crap and Angel" followed by a bunch of people asking "Angel?" "Is it new" "Who makes it"
Makes you feel old when people ask "what is it"
I younger player at my local field asked me "where does the batteries go?" when I showed him my mechanical Classic Automag. I actually had to explain to him that it didn't run on batteries. lol
Originally Posted by BTAutoMag
LOL I can see their face if I was to bring a Z.
Originally Posted by kwik175
That was pretty much how it started.
Originally Posted by BTAutoMag
I was just surprised a bit that some young people still respect older guns. I quit playing 6 years ago because of ignorant cocky kids. I guess it is different in some areas.
I alway get questions when I play with my mags. Especially my purple pumpmag. Alot of questions are from people that are using pumps.
Some of the other mags get noticed more for their anodizing then much else.
When I was tuning the LVL10 one of the refs asked me (because it wasnt firing) if I had a fresh battery and if the eyes were on.
I thanked him for his advice since he was so willing to help out someone 'in need' then informed him what it was and how it didnt have eyes OR a battery. I got this look from him. That was a while ago, now they see me at least once a month teching and tuning markers so they know not to 'help' me.
Im usually up there with RaceGun autocockers that need a laptop to program the grip. The last time I was there I had a small group around me asking where they could get a new gun like that and how much it cost and who makes it. Most were shocked when I told them that it was a 7 year old gun design.