Gelball Stories

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Banning this sport will only break a great community up

Gellball has been my go to for my depression and anxiety control. It took me out of the “real” world and made me feel part of a great family. Ive made many life long friends and will be pulled apart as there will be no more gelball. Not only has gellball been a massive metal support, but also a great physical activity that got me out of the house and stay fit.

This will be in favour for many of the enthusiast in this sport and pulling it away from us will be a massive negative impact on my self and many others like me.

How did you first get into gelball?Friends
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Horrified
Name:Anon 12345

This sport helped me stay active and helped my mental health.

It has been a great way for me to meet people and make friends after I was in a really bad place. The community has been so kind and helpful and has also helped me to stay active and physically healthy. It is a community that is kind and smart and I don’t know anyone who would be unsafe with their blasters or show it in public.

How did you first get into gelball?I was introduced my a friend
How would you feel if they banned gelball?I would be devastated
Name:Georgia Davis

Best memories I’ve ever had with friends

Gelsoft just means me and my best friends spend another afternoon together at the club/venue. We all have our lifes and things going on so its always great to have this as part of our “keeping up in life” hobby.

I dont think any other sport has ever been more fun, engaging and productive as Gelsoft.

Gelsoft taught me how to 3D model and use several types of tools and machinery, which have contributed to my uni degree in so many ways.

As a passionate fan, itll be a shame to see this sport fizzle oit because of incompetency and will fight my part to keep it going.

As for now Cptn. Quarter Pounder signing out 🙁

How did you first get into gelball?Bought a SKD glock for plinking then it really took on from there.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Honeslty, devastated. Its always been an scape from the stress of life n all its intricate knots.
Name:Anonymous

My money, my time, my hobby

My friend got me into gel blasting, my life was very boring and I had no social life, that was until I started gel balling. I have met so many new people in just a short span, none of whom go around parading their guns for the world to see, we are a humble sport and intend no harm whatsoever.

How did you first get into gelball?A friend introduced me
How would you feel if they banned gelball?I would feel that this would ruin many people's livelihoods as there is no government compensation and many people have thousands worth of guns, all which will be rendered illegal with no compensation, I just ordered my first gun ever and it hasn't even arrived, I won't even get to use my gun by the time it arrives and I reached deep into my pocket for this purchase.
Name:Logan Bosveld

Re-living the days in the army in a safe way.

Ever since I left the army I’ve dreamt about a sport where I could use some of the otherwise useless skills I had learnt in a safe, fun, and enjoyable way. Like many others I had seen the airsoft videos in America and wondered why we couldn’t enjoy something like this in Australia. Enter gelsoft! Suddenly myself and a few ex army mates were running around madly again (as unfit as we now are) putting our skills and knowledge to the test again in a safe and competitive environment.

Where else can you use these otherwise useless skills in such a fun way?

How did you first get into gelball?Heard about it from some ex army friends
How would you feel if they banned gelball?They are now banned. And I feel like many decisions I'm western Australia it has been done with very little thought.
Name:David

How Gel Ball Changed Me

In the last couple of years, I knew of Gelball and always wanted to play. It sparked my interest in many different areas and likes. I one day decided to go see what it was about and fell in love. At the time I was slightly depressed, not exercising, and not meeting many people socially. Since I got to play, I have been welcomed into the community, come out of depression and even started slowly reversing a rare lung disease I had developed on top of an already on going back injury. I met so many great people who were very nice, shared good information and even maintained a good mental health from doing something that allowed me a sense of freedom I used to have. It doesn’t need to be played fast and it was fun to dress and act in the way we did. It’s been a short amount of time I have been able to enjoy it, yet it has done so much already. It’s kinda like the saying, when life give you lemons, make lemonade.. This is my lemonade and it breaks my heart to see what is currently happening. Its going to be a long way forward, but it seems to be crashing down around me. Like everyone else, we just want to be happy and this was a distraction that gave me great satisfaction. It’s hard for me to think, something so harmless has to be put to rest as they want to do. But with it you will be taking so much more then it being “Just a Hobby” because it was so much more. There’s many hobbies I would like to do, but this allowed me to go at my own pace, have fun, socialise and do it all cost effectively, that does not exist in many hobbies I have already been apart of. If I go back to my old hobbies and clubs I can accept that, but it’s not just me, and so many people don’t have the backgrounds to learn certain hobbies, or have the physicality to do so. This all takes, time, skill and dedication. Yet it will all be for nothing if it comes down to it.

How did you first get into gelball?Seen Online
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Its heartbreaking to say the least. It does so much for everyone involved and the community will be shattered.
Name:Anonymous

Helped me kickstart my weightloss goals

I haven’t always been the most active person in life as I was always a gamer who did the Pew pew online with friends. Gel Blasters gave me the opportunity to take my love of first person shooter games into the real world without huge expenses for paintballs and the bruises that come along with it. It really did give me something active to do and it drove me to play often to help lose weight.

How did you first get into gelball?Heard about it during a pop culture convention and have followed international Airsoft sport for some time.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?I would be devastated that banning it outright was the only course of action. Gel Ball gives me motivation to exercise as I find most other sport boring or just not fun to participate in. I really hope it never comes to it but they can be sure whoever supports banning the sport will lose many votes come election time.
Name:David

Gel ball has given me

Gel ball has given me something enjoy and look forward to every weekend. I’ve made so many friends, it’s got me exercising and it boosted my happiness.

How did you first get into gelball?I was first introduced by one of my close mates
How would you feel if they banned gelball?It would be horrible if gel ball gets banned. I’ve had more fun in this sport than I ever have and taking that away is just not fair to all the good people in the sport
Name:Ashton

A saviour of a sport.

I entered the sport completely new, aswell as everyone else. Since starting to enjoy and embrace the sport, I have developed strong bonds with people I would have never met outside of the sport. There was a point in my life were I was hammered with so many emotional nails that I broke down. I wasnt in a good mental state and going to the games distracted me, repairing other peoples toy blasters provided me with a mental distraction, and allowed me to keep continuing. Even since then, I have only furthered the friend group I have through this beautiful sport. This sport has provided so many people with an amazing get away that other sports dont offer. Its a social milestone for some, and has grown into a large community containing in the thousands of members. I own a lot to this amazing sport, and the friendships ive formed will always remain.

How did you first get into gelball?Heard about it through a friend.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Destroyed. Thats the simplest term that would sum up my emotional and mental state.
Name:Declan McGrath

Gel ball offered me community

Gelball offered me a community where I felt a connection and genuine sense of belonging and brotherhood and it also helped me with mental health.

How did you first get into gelball?I first got into gelball April 2020
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Absolutely gutted..
Name:Ciaran Ring
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