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Bounce vest

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  1. Maxwell1209 Member

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    Hi I was looking to get a bounce vest but i didn't know a few things
    A if it was worth it
    B what vest is good.

    I have seen another thread but it was back in 2013.
     
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    I wear an eclipse one and it has saved me a few times from hits and reduces the bruises I had. It shaped so its fits well.

    Get a second hand one if your not sure its worth it or that you will wear one all the time. Im old so wear mine every time I play :)
     
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    OK thank you very much. If i can ask, what is the name of the vest you use ?
     
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    How do you play?
    For general play a bounce vest is personal taste. I'd generally prefer loose clothing
    For tournament play you are restricted on rules for the number of layers, so worth it when things get up close or when refereeing or photographing when you could be staying put with repeated direct impact
     
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    Hi, at the moment I play with my mates at our local ground and it's always scenario paintball
     
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    For scenario it's not essential to have a bounce vest, it's just extra padding in specific areas and can overheat you making you sweat

    I'd recommend just wearing layers of loose clothing. But if you are taking hits to painfull areas then go for a bounce vest
     
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    Hahah ok XD thanks very much. really helped :)
     
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    Hi there
    I started out wearing a paintball jersey with foam padding in it ( eclipse hde camo jersey )
    It does soften the blow a bit.. but in the end I found it too hot, I get shot less when I move faster. Sometimes less is more... its easy to waste money on equipment you think you might need but in practice it makes very little difference.
    Like the others say though it's all down to personal preference
     

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