We’re collecting Gelball Stories from the community and we want YOURS!
Each Gelball Story will be reviewed and once approved listed below.
From the bottom now im here
Gell ball is more than a hobby to me as I’ve been able to meet some of the greatest people and even had the privilege of calling them friends and to me playing isn’t what I come for, its the people. Furthermore even when I was having it rough I was able to use gel blasting as an outlet and felt so much better everytime I played and from where I started i can be proud of the progress I’ve made to be where I stand. However I do enjoy spending hard earned cash on gel blasters as they are very cool.
Saving my mental health
Gel ball has meant a lot to my life at the time when I first found gel ball I was not in a good spot mentally but due to the ability from gel ball to relax and chill out with some cool ppl I eventually got over the mental health problems and have been better ever since
Gelball has offered me an escape from general life problems that get you down. I play at the Baldivis games and it’s just pure joy and excitement. I’ve met many new people and made new friends along the way, even created a new Squad with some of the mates I’ve made, Task Force Ragnarök. Such a great, friendly community and the leaders of PGBG are so caring and passionate about the sport and its members.
You’ll never get me to go for a run or go to the gym, but i will play Gelball all day 🙂
Its good to put on the gear and pretend to be someone else for a couple of hours, it’s good exercise. I hate doing cardio exercise but will happily play gelball 🙂
My Gelball Journey So Far
Due to him leaving home not long after I came on the scene, I had not had a lot to do with my partner’s son. I found him to be very polite and we had a good relationship although it was very distant. He invited me to CQB just before Christmas so my best mate and I went along on a Friday night and we were both hooked from the get go.
I now go every Friday night and spend quality time with my partner’s son. We have something in common now and are both very excited to buy, mod, and play with new equipment.
I have bought and sold a few blasters now and with mods and accessories would easily have put a few thousand dollars into the sport / economy.
Over the past couple of months I have met some really great people. Other players and staff are great and you can tell there is a real “community” feel. Both offer great advice ranging from blaster mods to tactics and I spend much of my time on and off the field laughing often with someone I’ve only met that night.
I see many different walks of life and each one brings their own perspective which brings great diversity to the sport.
Speaking of sport – what a workout !!! I am felling fitter by the week and can move more freely now and find I have more energy.
I guess to summarise, I have developed a deeper relationship with family and friends and at the same time I am doing something good for my body. I feel part of a bigger community and look forward to seeing you all on the fields (preferably in my sights).
A huge life changer
I went to my doctor one day and they told me I was obese. This being a shock to me I had tried all other forms of Exercise and had no luck (in terms of commitment). Once I started gelsoft I fell in love. I’ve been every week and Since then I’ve lost over 15kg. And it has dramatically changed my life. I could not imagine my life without it.
Never grow out of this
Gel ball brings me closer to my kids as my son 21 who plays and also my 7 year old daughter plays and we get to do it together and hang out and that makes it what it is .a time to chill ,relax and play with together . Also keeps me in something I have enjoyed doing for the pass 30 years from a army background then many many years of paintball and now gel balling. Also there is the Social side as well making new friends and learning new things and more toys to buy .we love cqb as it’s fast paced and keeps the excitement going .
Life-Changing for me and my son
My son has severe Autism and finding anything that we can do together was basically impossible. Me and his mother have fun with him but nothing was fun for ALL of us. We all loved shooting our blasters in the backyard but always wanted to get out and play.
Our first game was LIFE-CHANGING. ASD Level III means that he gets sensory overload, and let’s face it, nobody likes getting shot. So the first time he got hit he was kind of upset, so we took a break and chilled and I sat there and felt like The Worst Father Ever for subjecting my kid to this, no matter how excited he was to do it. Then one by one, all these other players kept coming by with fist-bumps and kind words. Nhat sat with my little guy (7-yo at the time) and told him how brave he was and how he was going to “get out there and shoot them buggers next game”. All these big dudes in full kit coming over to my little man, telling him how brave he was and how he was going to shoot the bad guys next match, it made a difference. When the biggest guy out there (Lawson!) popped out of cover the next game and… well, was a really bad shot while rushing toward us, haha, and my little man got to empty a mag into him while yelling something with bravado… well he was hooked. We’ve played or attending at least once a fortnight for 2 straight years now, he got the nickname “Sgt Drew” and he still loves it more than just about any other hobby or activity that we do.
So what has it meant to my life? It’s changed it completely. We’ve got a shared hobby, a supportive and inclusive community and something the entire family loves and can do together. It’s been one of the best thing to ever happen to us!