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Excited and sad at the same time.........
« on: April 02, 2014, 06:17:05 PM »
     I don't know if anyone feels the same way I do, but when I get to make the drive to Sogo I have a night of fun, friendship, and learning.  I get excited about playing the sport that I've come to love and invest in, and then I head home.  This is where I get sad, I feel like I live in a void where airsoft players exist, and the want to play is there, however there is no place or home for us.  There are paintball fields just almost literally in my backyard but they wont "allow" airsoft because either their netting isn't strong enough or they are afraid of some negative stigma that airsoft players are this bunch of overly aggressive, destructive, jerk's that only want to infest an area till its burnt out then move on.

     I wish that our sport would grow in our state, I LOVE Sogo and I'm in awe of everything they've done for the sport and they are the reason I've gotten as far into it as I have (without them I wouldn't have met any of you).  It makes me wonder why their aren't any other real facilities in Mid Mo, why hasn't this sport caught fire and inspired someone to make the investment (believe me I have sat down 100x and tried to figure out if there was anyway I could pitch an idea to a bank, but alas I have not the financial means to accomplish anything).  Why have we garnered the reputation of a destructive group, why do paintball players see us as an infectious virus (please spare me the "because paintball sucks" routine, both are fun in their own right).

     I just get down after getting to play at a facility where our common love is supported and incubated and then coming back to my home area and knowing that it's going to be another couple of months before I get to enjoy this again.  Maybe this was just verbal (or typed) diarrhea that I wanted to spew, but I just wanted to get this out there and spark some real though on it.

     I appreciate you all more than you know, and the friendships that I have forged through pain and sweat has left me with people that I would trust in a real world situation (Tang you can bandage me any day, Gauge I'll stand next to you in any zombie apocalypse,  Nerd I'll clear a plywood maze with you at a moments notice, Joe you are the modern day Macgyver, Rev........well we'll leave that in the bedroom, and to all the rest of you that I haven't mentioned I'm sorry)

     I look forward to input, output, and just general banter.....
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Re: Excited and sad at the same time.........
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 08:37:38 PM »
I believe there are many that feel your pain. And glad you get to make it down when you do.
The time will come. Planets will need to align. Right people with the right location. And the right group of friends and players to give them the push to move forward.
It really is a lot of work. But if it is something they love they will make the right choice.  It is a risk!

I always tell folks to let me know if they think they find a place. We have people come in all the time asking us about opening a place in their area. Timing might be right sometime.

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Re: Excited and sad at the same time.........
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 07:22:12 AM »
Jon is right on this david it really has to have a good location and the timing has to be perfect. If it is for an indoor facility that is a little different and the price has to be right for that to happen. Plus not mention the man power to get things rolling might not be there either. I know that there is a lot of players in the Rolla area just getting them together is the hard part.
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Re: Excited and sad at the same time.........
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 06:36:36 PM »
But always keep hoping. And keeping your eyes open.

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