Gelball Stories

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gel baller for life

when i first started gel ball i was at midland gbg and i was nervous but the guys there were helpful. then i continued to play more and more till gel ball became a passion of mine. i found a new family in the gel community

How did you first get into gelball?i brought a mk23 pistol of nhat at the nexus toy fair
How would you feel if they banned gelball?disappointed in the Western Australia government for not reaching out and asking the gel community for their opinion
Name:Chris Johnson

My Story

I was going through a rough time in my life struggling with anxiety and trying to make friends, gel ball helped me feel comfortable and I made new friends. It’s meant so much as making new friends as it has making me happy

How did you first get into gelball?Through my brothers
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Very upset
Name:Cameron Ridgway

DONT BAN FUN

I’ve always struggled with anger management, ADD and ADHD. I found gel blasters and I fell inlove. I would focus and stopped getting my self into trouble and I was able to better control my emotions because I would let out my fustration in my back yard shooting foam targets. Mentally it’s helped me so much and I can’t let it be taken away

How did you first get into gelball?through anger management
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Heartbroken
Name:Basel Hassoun

My gel ball Story

Me being a energetic young man who enjoys doing things outdoors, when my friend told me about gel blasting I went and got myself a job and saved all the money I could and when I could buy my very own blaster I was so excited that I could hardly wait to show my mate who told me about blasting.

How did you first get into gelball?My friend first introduced me to gel blasting a while ago.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?I feel like I’ve spent my money for nothing and that I won’t have a hobby anymore
Name:Bjorn Tenhaaf

Gelball changed my life physically and mentally.

Before I knew about gelball I had no friends or hobbies and suffered from depression and only sat at home and played video games everyday. I really wanted to play sports and make friends but I could not due to having no experience in any sports and being very unfit to the extent that physical activity was very hard.

The day I found out that gelball existed (late 2018)and that people played in Perth was finally a chance for me to finally try and make friends and get physical activity in my life. I knew I would be able to relate to people at gelball since I played video games and it sort of related.

Playing my first game was the best experience ever. I was able to talk to alot of people with similar interests in hobbies and also be able to move around and have fun for once in my life. From that first day I got hooked and finally got to make some friends. as time went by I was able to make my dreams come true by doing something I loved and meeting new people, all my mental illnesses disappeared and was happy for once in my life .

Years past and at this point gelball became a big part of my life. I was in a gelball squad named “Hellfish”, had lots of loving and supporting friends and an empty wallet due to buying gelblasters and gear all the time. I was able to overcome all my mental illnesses and develop myself physically. I was able to make friends very easily and become someone in life.

This would of never been possible without gelball. Gelball literally changed my life and I cant thank all the people and communities that helped me through these years playing along side them.

How did you first get into gelball?Found a random ad on facebook about gel blasters
How would you feel if they banned gelball?If they ban gelball, I would lose the only hobby I had and enjoyed in life. I really feel I will never find anything on any level the same as gelball as a whole.
Name:Allan Morar

Therapy for the body and mind.

Well I am a overweight person who hates his own body, gelball gives me the motivation to go out have fun with my friends but most importantly it gives me a reason to move alot more and have a exercise while playing something I enjoy and love. Without gelball I can’t motivation myself to get fit. It’s good therapy for out bodies and mind.

How did you first get into gelball?I saw there is alternative sport to airsoft which was gel ball events.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?I would feel sad and disappointed that our fun are always being targeted and taken away from us.
Name:Jaendre mitchell

Helped enormously dealing with depression

At the end of 2019 my life took a hard downward turn, and I was more depressed than I had ever been in my life, and had seriously considered suicide, felt like life was worthless, etc etc all as a result of a very bad breakup, rejection from joining the army, and of course covid. for a long time I felt there was really nothing worth living for, and when I found gelsoft it really gave me something to throw myself into, a new hobby I felt so attached to and that I could really enjoy and fixate on to help me get through the bad times. Going around to friend gatherings and showing off my blasters, giving everyone a try and making sure it was all safe was an experience I will never forget, and it got a few other friends into the community, including another friend suffering with mental issues who really felt wonderful working on my blasters, and none of that would have ever happened without finding gelsoft. If gelsoft is practiced in a safe and ethical way, and without anyone taking advantage of the physical form of the blasters and ruining everything for those of us who practise gelsoft responsibly and safely, it is a hell of a good thing to lose.

How did you first get into gelball?I'd seen it everywhere, a friend confirmed it was legal in WA and I went for it.
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Gutted. It's kinda understandable based on people abusing the blasters but overall, gutted.
Name:Phoenix

A fun sport not a dangerous game

It has been a stress relief and a part of my brothers bucks that I have enjoyed planning. I now have to replan the whole event and apologise to 50 or so guys who bought gel blasters to use for my bros bucks. Thoroughly dissapointed with this decision

How did you first get into gelball?I planned a friends BUCKS
How would you feel if they banned gelball?Gutted
Name:tim

I love gel blasting

For once in my life, my entire family including my mum has a fun and active sport we can all do together. We play together as a family and it honestly brings us all together even more. We love gel balling and when we heard the news we were devastated. We love gel balling. It’s so important to us and many other people. It’s meant to be fun and a place where you can be yourself. And now that’s getting taken away.

How did you first get into gelball?My family got me into it
How would you feel if they banned gelball?My mental health would deteriorate as gel blasting is such a huge thing in my life. It’s like losing a loved one.
Name:Anonymous

Don’t stop it before it’s begun

I haven’t been to my first game yet, but I already have two gel blasters. This weekend, dad was going to take me and a few of my friends to our first gel balling game at Perth GBG CQB. At the start of the week, I was really looking forward to the weekend, where I would get to start my new hobby for the first time, however, that afternoon, I heard the news and felt upset and angry

How did you first get into gelball?I was playing a first-person shooter game, and I just wondered 'what if I could do something like this in real life?' So I Googled toy replica guns, and found gel blasters
How would you feel if they banned gelball?My life would suck, and the best thing I could do is sit back in front of my PC and play games again...
Name:Tyeson Dang
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