Friday, June 8, 2012
Bird-dogging, just in case you aren't familiar with the term (in a competitive paintball context) is when a non-player actively or intentionally identifies the position of a live player (who may have otherwise successfully moved with none the wiser.) Most often it is seen in efforts from outside the netting to giveaway the position of players with movement, hand gestures and the like. It is, in most cases, a rules violation and plainly unsportsmanlike behavior. While there have been some excellent instances captured on video in recent years the most consistent and egregious displays of bird-dogging on display anywhere in the world occur routinely on the CPL field in the Millennium Series. Despite the fact it's against the rules [7.06] it also appears to part & parcel of the techniques the officials are trained to use and it's mighty entertaining to watch them chase the players around like heat-seeking missiles homing in on their target.
Posted by Baca Loco at 5:52 PM