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15 minutes with : Marco


Don't run, you'll only die tired....
May 19, 2004
Northern Ireland
Another of our long suffering members :)

1) Name - Marc

2) Age - 45

3) Where do you live? - Bracknell in Berkshire

4) What do you shoot? - Luxe

5) What's your occupation? Just changed jobs, now work in propery maintenance

6) When/how did you first get into paintball? - works group day out in summer of 1991.

7) What was your first marker? - Sheridan Pump, single shot on 12g's

8) How often do you use p8ntballer? - I check in most days

9) What first brought you to p8ntballer? - team mate told me to check it out

10) What keeps you here? - the community although since social media came along there is less discussion going on

11) Have you met many people from the forum? - a fair few and still meeting new ones at events all the time

12) What is your dream gun setup? - right now I have it, not tied to any marker sponsor so shoot what I like, currently
have a Luxe OLED and a Luxe 2.0, I run a 1.5 Safer lightweight bottle with Ninja reg and a couple of Rotors which I still prefer to Spire, R2 or HK

13) What is the worst gun you've ever owned? - Tippmann SL68 special semi-auto, it weighed a ton and rattled like an AK47

14) What's your favourite p8ntballer thread or post? - don't really have a favourite ever that leaps to mind, I did laugh at the Locklid for sale thread but missed it first time around

15) If p8ntballer was yours for a day what would you change? - I would try and get the discussion stuff moving again somehow, maybe reach out to some more experienced guys (and girls) in the community and invite them back
16) Explain your username? - I joined a team years ago (UK Cougars) who already had two guys called Mark, so they called me Marco to make it easier, it just kind of became what I was called at paintball. On the forum Marco was already used at the time I think so I replaced o with 0 (number)

17) Tourney, magfed or woods/scenario? - I started playing when paintball was only in the woods playing tournaments where you could win or lose games on the coin toss to chose ends, I played Arenaball and Hyperball which changed that before the development of SupAir which sped up the game and have played a couple of big scenario events, but despite my advancing years I still think SupAir tournament is the best format around and M500 is a great twist

18) Who are your two favourite mods? - would have to say foot who has a wicked sense of humour and Dusty for the incredible efforts he puts into the forum

19) Who is your dream p8ntballer karaoke partner and what is the song? - my good friend and BFAM Jon S singing (badly) to a power ballad from the 80's

20) You're in the final of who wants to be a millionaire. Who on p8ntballer is your phone a friend? - I would have to say someone much younger than me like Slayer01 who should know the stuff that's the total opposite of the stuff I know

21) Take this opportunity to clear up one misconception about yourself? - not sure I have any but just to let guys know that refs work bloody hard and don't do it for the money, they do it because they want the game played right

22) You've been asked into the big brother hows and you can take five forum members. Who and why? - Foot, Dusty,
Bolter, Robbo and Missy, the drunken war stories should be epic

23) You have the chance for dinner with any 3 people living or dead. Who and why? - Ghengis Khan, Ceasar and Churchill greatest leaders of all time

24)What is your favourite film and song? - film is always a three way tie between Terminator 2, Shawshank Redemption and Aliens, song is Ace of Spades by Motörhead

25) Tell us one interesting and one boring fact about yourself. - I can twitch my ears and once drove to Glasgow AND BACK in a day

26) If you could give one bit of advice to people, what would it be? - stop thinking everyone owes you something, go and earn it yourself

27) You're invisible for a day. What do you get up to? - after the standard robbery and pervy stuff may go and make a nuisance of myself in Parliament

28) If you could be any celebrity for a day who would it be? - wierd one but Steve McQueen so my wife could meet him/me

29) What's your most embarassing moment? - I was working at a trade stand at Ideal Home show when a (minor) celeb started asking questions about the big plasma screens we had, I half stepped sideways to move away from the screen edge so he could see better and slipped off the edge of the stand falling over, twisting my ankle and tearing my trouser leg seam

30) What is your proudest or most memorable moment in life? - birth of my son and my second wedding day
31) what is your worst habit? - I still bite my finger nails :(

32) Name your best paintballing experience? - easy peasy, getting selected to play for GB Veterans (twice) and playing in that shirt

33) What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you? - I used to ride a big motorbike .....

34) You're on death row, what's your last meal? - a decent tomato soup with crusty rolls followed by a good steak, cooked medium, peppercorn sauce, chips and peas with sticky toffee pudding with proper custard for pudding

35) First thing you'd do if you won the lotto? - after buying a nice car and house I would build two more CPPS venues

36) Tell us a joke :) - what do you call a bloke with a rabbit up his bum ..... Warren

37) What's your porn star name? (name of your first pet and your mother's maiden name) - Thumper Hamilton