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Chic, IL OFFICIAL CF PAINTBALL THREAD UPDATED 4/22

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by darthgoat, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I tested out my gun on Saturday, and I'm fairly impressed by it. I went to a paintball/extreme sports store and picked me up a belt to carry extra tubes while I was home as well.

    I also found out that I no longer fit into my cammies!! :_| I didn't realize how much weight I've actually gained since I wore them last...stupid fat...looks like I'll be looking for a thrift store or an army surplus near my apartment...maybe I can find the new "digital" patern...
     
  2. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Where did you go? Paintball Explosion on Dempster is pretty good. They have a meager selection of gear but they'll order whatever you need if you can't find it online.

    Sorry about the Underpants of the Whale. You should DE it.
     
  3. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I went to Bad Boyz Toyz in Orland Park. They have a nice selection of guns and new parts, but they are a little lacking in the gear department. My main reason to go was to fill my tanks...and then I got sidetracked with purchasing
     
  4. Hawk-Bat

    Hawk-Bat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    one of the best places to go also is www.paintballgear.com

    they used to be located in Elk Grove but now they moved to

    Action Village, Inc.
    500 Thorndale Ave.
    Suite F
    Wood Dale, IL 60191

    one of the best places to go. Paintball Explosion in Skokie on Dempster is a great place also the owner is a really cool guy also and gives good deals too.
     
  5. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    One of the best places I have found for paintball supplies is Action Village. The store was previously in Elk Grove but has been moved to Wood Dale. The new address is:

    Action Village, Inc.
    500 Thorndale Ave.
    Suite F
    Wood Dale, IL 60191

    They also have a website, http://www.paintballgear.com .

    Another good store is Paintball Explosion. It is located on Dempster in Skokie, but I don't remember the exact address. The owner is a really cool guy and has given me some good deals in the past.

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  6. Hawk-Bat

    Hawk-Bat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 4, 2003
    thank you very much
     
  7. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll be looking for passage to the Hobart system. Myself, a friend, 2 coolers, and no questions asked.
     
  8. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Bring a change of clothes and you can ride in the USS Goat(NCC-1337).
     
  9. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Hazvann will also have 3 or 4 spots available, provided everything goes well in the Core, we take down Rags on the first try, and I can get some beauty sleep.
     
  10. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Updated with rendezvous info!
     
  11. Brickout

    Brickout Jedi Youngling

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    Check these on-line stores for BDU's
    http://www.outinstyle.com/
    http://www.bdu.com/

    Some of the surplus stores are charging wayyyy too much.
     
  12. JodoKast74

    JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok, you say we meet in Jefferson Park, but the link you have on the 1st post has a map for 98th st. on the south side???

    And, Mr. Goat, my buddy and I will have a change of clothes and ride in your Galaxy-class ship.

    BTW, I'll be brining 2 coolers full of water and some energy bars from my work. Anyone care to volunteer to bring some snacks or Gatorade?
     
  13. ObiWanBottari

    ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Hey Darthgoat:
    Flippy and I really are going, really we are, but my PayPal is all spent out. So I want to put the cash in your hot little radiation blast proof glove. If it is any consolation, I spent it on paintball junk to loan out on the day of the game. Could I come by some time with the money, or might you suggest something convenient for you? I think Bobafem might have left a nice pair of leather fur lined gloves at the last costume event she attended. This might also be an opportunity to get them back.
    As the unofficial quartermaster of the Rebel Legion, I have acquired a far vaster collection of cast-off Mandolorian camoflage, armor, and weapons, which I will make availiable in the struggle against the Empire. To do this I will have to land on the planet with the ancient Millenium Before Last Turkey Buzzard, a near derelict cargo vessel, the only thing availiable to haul this load. Wish me and Flippingyodacola luck.
    With a death stare at the Death Star,
    Obi Wan Bottari
     
  14. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Doh! Google Maps is more smarter than me. Location fixed!

    I'll bring a few bags of chips and stuff for us.

    Obiwan,

    You can just bring cash on the day of if Paypal is an issue. It's no problem. Also bring the gloves next week. Femme doesn't think she left them but I can check just in case.

    Less than a week to go!
     
  15. Bobafemme

    Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My only fur lined gloves are stretched out and a bit unpretty on the outside. Black fur on the inside. I really don't think I wore them last club. Or maybe I did and I was obsessing over not leaving a cord.
     
  16. Rogue4809

    Rogue4809 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well, after many attempts, I intend to join you this trip. I will be at the Jefferson Park meeting on Saturday.

    My paypal account expired, can I just pay there? I will come prepared with "dirty" clothes, clean clothes, comfortable boots, knee pads, gloves, and lunch. Do I need anything else?

    See you all on Saturday.

     
  17. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yes you can certainly pay on site.

    You won't be paying me you'll be paying JediAutobot though. I'm just organizing the troops ;)
     
  18. ObiWanBottari

    ObiWanBottari Jedi Youngling star 1

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    OK, message recieved, now to apply the duct tape to the Millenium before Last Turkey Buzzard, tune it up as best as possible, and try to box up and organize the equipment.
    There will be extra camoflage, body armor, masks, helmets, belts, armored gloves, kneepads and weapons for 5-6 others besides ourselves, plus a pile of odds and ends to suppliment the Endor troopers who show up short.
    Should I bring pet shampoo for the Ewoks?
    May the Force be With You,
    Old Obi Wanna Paintball
     
  19. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Does anyone have a link to the paintball video from last year? I want to show my roommate a little of how "hardcore" you guys are about this stuff...plus I want to hear Goat tell me how good paint tastes!
     
  20. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's simple.

    Go to http://www.chicagoforce.org

    Click on the "Events" link at the top of the page.

    You will see the various paintball outings listed.

    But, because you're lazy, and because Shadow is going to spend the weekend at my house, here are the video links:

    [link=http://www.chicagoforce.org/images/2005paintball/2005_CF_paintball.avi]2005[/link]

    [link=http://www.absynthium.org/cf/video/2004_CF_PAINTBALL2.mp4]2004[/link]

    You know, one of these days I am going to have to block external HTTP_REFERERs so people can't do this kind of linking. Thanks for raping my bandwidth, gimp.

    EDIT: The 2003 link was borked, so I removed it.
     
  21. Fett402

    Fett402 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Thanks Haz...that's the only place I didn't look on that page...silly me!!

    And I said you can have Shadow for a day...and the new rule is if I see you do anything inappropriate with her...lets just say I'll be getting inked by a guy named Bubba.
     
  22. darthgoat

    darthgoat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Man...is it Saturday yet?

    Hey has anyone heard from Sithy? Is he and his crew gonna make it?
     
  23. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I hope so. His ninja antics make great footage.

    If there is anyone out there who is curious about what paintball is, but maybe doesn't want to get shot at the first day, I am short a camera-person. It would be taking still pictures with my camera. No experience necessary, but you need to be smart enough to learn how to run a digital camera (push the button half-down, focus, then the rest of the way). Please let me know as soon as you can if you are interested.
     
  24. DrJawa

    DrJawa Jedi Youngling star 3

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    What happens if it rains? Not that I'll really mind as getting filthy is part of the fun that is paintball but just wondering.
     
  25. Hazmatt

    Hazmatt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    If it rains, you get wet while we play paintball.
     
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