We’re collecting Gelball Stories from the community and we want YOURS!
Each Gelball Story will be reviewed and once approved listed below.
I have only recently started gelsoft as a sport, I haven’t really played anything since injuries from playing Footy, but gelsoft has gotten me back out with a low impact sport. Although gel blasters are toys it is really interesting to figure out the mechanics and see everyone else creations.
I have enjoyed my short time with this sport and how good it is with very little impact is has to the environment and how happy it makes people, you go to events and all you see is smiles and people having a good time from young kids bonding with their fathers to older guys that are retired it’s really good to see such a diverse group, majority male dominated but a lot of females have also joined and they love it just as much as everyone else. I believe that gelsoft could create a massive impact on the economy as it provides jobs for many people and of course buying the gel balls and accessories for the blasters keeps cash flowing. Something so small has made a huge impact for many people with meeting new people, creating jobs and bringing out their creative minds to paint the blasters, dress up in camo clothing and large groups talking about common interest.
I love how similar but yet different it is to paintball, low impact on the body but still with protective equipment, you can play indoor and outdoor. I believe the only problem we have is the lack of information to the public and people of power on this sport/hobby. There are a few campaigns out for gel blaster awareness and I think it is great. We just need to get it more out there.
The Gel ball community
Gel ball, a sport unlike any other, where friends and people who share the same passion get to run around and fling little gels at each other. It’s not your typical sport and has brought people from all types of backgrounds together. The sense of community shared between everyone gives each and every person a true sense of belonging. My first time gel balling was by myself as none of my mates could make it, but I tell you now that it didn’t phase me. I knew going into it I would find like minded people who I now call friends. No matter how hard we fling gels at each other everyone always leaves with a smile on their face and talking about the game with their friends, planning strategies for next time, or what mods are the best for their blasters. The Perth Gel Ball Group has created a space that brings people together, creating a tight community where everyone feels they belongs.
Exercising in style
It’s a constant hobby, something that will stick with me no matter what my life becomes. As I’ve gotten older it’s become a nostalgic reminder of my Dad and is one of the few personal excercises I actually enjoy with my busy lifestyle. Having the freedom to own and play with blasters, as well as share with others to create pretend combat, is a genuine treat in a time of my life that is often stressful and uninteresting. Frankly I don’t even care as much for the ‘look’ of the blaster, but the community is irreaplaceable.
My first year into blasting
Gel ball has meant a lot to me, I have made more friends just starting the sport and making more with people getting into it. It has made me realise that it is such a great sport and I’ve become really proud of my first blaster and it has never failed me in a game. Just upgrading a blaster is very meditating and it feels nice just knowing the guts of your own blaster.
the start of a great jorney
before i started playing gelball i was not able to run nor had the want or need to then i found gelbal which pushed me to be fitter and to push myself to be able to run again
i met my team here at gelbal and found ppl that i now call family here
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.