Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Burning Question

Is Bad Company the Harlem Globetrotters of paintball?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I think only old school ballers could really appreciate this post

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, you raise a fun possibility.

Skate companies have "teams" of pro skaters they send around to skate shops or events, etc to stage promotions where the skaters do a kinds of tricks, jumps, etc. It's a way to draw crowds out to some of their bigger customers, and get people involved in the brand.

It would be interesting to see something of the like with a paintball "team" that comes out, plays an exhibition game or two and does some amazingly cool stuff with a paintball gun. Like what? I dunno, I'm not that creative. There's the usual shooting a ball with a ball trick, but thats overplayed (still spyder kids would love it). You could have some demos where guys pull off impossibly amazing shots, dive or slide and shoot type stuff.

It's not paintball-as-we-know it, but more of entertainment with a paintball gun to show off A. how good the player is but more importantly for the sponsor B. how good the gear must be.

Eh, it's a fun idea, but like all fun ideas requires too much work and money.

I guess Dynasty tried something of the sort with the Mega arena and Intel events a couple years back. Not so much the cool tricks though.

Tim Cerruti said...

instead of cool tricks they could play a match, like if a pro team, could call a local field and ask if anyone is interested in playing a match against them. This would probably draw a crowd.

Lawrence said...

do it somewhere non-paintball related and in a high traffic and you might have something pretty cool

Anonymous said...

i think hes saying its more like no one really takes them seriously.

Anonymous said...

umm.... we already knew that AnonyII... when you started taking money from the newbie gun company and going out to compete, it was obvious the intention to compete came second to just showing up and getting things paid for. It doesn't mean they can't win or they don't take it serious. But I think if Kingman wants more bang for its buck, the suggestions posted in this thread would be more worthwhile that running around trying to play in various national events.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, great post!