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Disabled Guy is playing airsoft

  • 21-10-2011 4:28pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ SteffSt


    Hey there,


    I got recommended to check out this forum. I'm involved with a programme called Yes I Can and one of the participants, Simon Jameson, has spent 5 years trying to adapt a wheelchair to enable him to play airsoft. Simon has Muscular Dystrophy and with Yes I Can he managed to complete a game of airsoft. I thought for you guys from the airsoft community this could be interesting. His behind the scenes teaser is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOPKfi5Fq9U&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLA266A787411646EA


    Cheers,
    Steffi


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,395 Decoy


    That's a really nice piece. Is Simon the lad who was featured in Take Aim a couple of years back??


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,061 ✭✭✭ whydave


    Simon AKA ''The Tank '' has been part of our community for a number of years !
    alway great to game with !!!
    here that you tube clip......



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    SteffSt wrote: »
    Hey there,


    I got recommended to check out this forum. I'm involved with a programme called Yes I Can and one of the participants, Simon Jameson, has spent 5 years trying to adapt a wheelchair to enable him to play airsoft. Simon has Muscular Dystrophy and with Yes I Can he managed to complete a game of airsoft. I thought for you guys from the airsoft community this could be interesting. His behind the scenes teaser is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOPKfi5Fq9U&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLA266A787411646EA


    Cheers,
    Steffi

    Managed to complete a game? He's been playing for years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 Alan b.


    Yup, that's the guy, he's been paying for a long time, played in drogheda a lot.
    Nor his first airsoft film either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 593 ✭✭✭ Mr. Tezza


    Fair play to him! his wheelchair looks the job! i'd imagine having him on your team is a bit of a game changer!!! Also shows some strength of character to go and do what he did!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ KeithAFarrell


    For all those people sitting in and pissed off at the rain, get up and get out and play some Airsoft!! :D Very inspirational video, and fair play to him; I say ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ SteffSt


    Hey Guys,

    on Friday the 4th the Making Of "Yes I Can", behind the scenes, is airing on Setanta Sports Ireland at 10:10 pm.
    This is a behind the scenes look at Mark Pollock's four part series challenging our perception of living with a disability as disabled contestants get to try an extreme sport for a day.

    Cheers,
    Steffi


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,261 Puding


    as other have said simon is not just trying it for a day, he has been playing for ages :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    He also didn't build his chair as he says in the video, but sure let's gloss over that too in the interests of good TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 486 ✭✭ Vents


    gerrowadat wrote: »
    He also didn't build his chair as he says in the video, but sure let's gloss over that too in the interests of good TV.

    WHAT!? You mean to tell me that the lad with muscular dystrophy DIDN'T build his own chair!!!!!!

    No,****.

    Poor show Dave.:(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    Vents wrote: »
    WHAT!? You mean to tell me that the lad with muscular dystrophy DIDN'T build his own chair!!!!!!

    No,****.

    Poor show Dave.:(

    Nah, I just think it's kind of misrepresentative in general. A number of things in the clip are just horse**** in the name of good TV. Which is fine once people don't go on with the usual OMG AIRSOFT IS REAL WINNER shoite. I happen to know the folks who built his chair, and they're nowhere to be seen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 Alan b.


    gerrowadat wrote: »
    He also didn't build his chair as he says in the video, but sure let's gloss over that too in the interests of good TV.


    he didnt say he built it.
    he said he went out and got a chair that was built for going offroad on rough terrain and that friends who where into robotics/mechanical stuff helped him build it?
    whats more do they want, its not about them or the chair, so unless they are arseholes (which i doubt they are) i cvant see why they would expect much more of a mention.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1 shootingnloot


    gerrowadat wrote: »
    He also didn't build his chair as he says in the video, but sure let's gloss over that too in the interests of good TV.
    What a " Class A " retarded moronic scumbag , and i thought John terry was low ,that young chap probably spent thousands of euros on a custom. Off road chair and airsoft kit to enable him to take part in the sport and yet idiot No 1 is worried about the chair builders company name SAD


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 Alan b.


    thats a little harsh tbf.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ Zomg Okay


    Alan b. wrote: »
    thats a little harsh tbf.

    And it doesn't say a lot about the guy's character that he made an account specifically to swear at someone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    What a " Class A " retarded moronic scumbag , and i thought John terry was low ,that young chap probably spent thousands of euros on a custom. Off road chair and airsoft kit to enable him to take part in the sport and yet idiot No 1 is worried about the chair builders company name SAD

    At least I'm prepared to say stuff under my own username, mister anonymous re-reg.

    And, it wasn't a company that built it, it was two inidividuals who did it essentially for free. And, I could guess why they weren't featured, too -- I'd personally run a mile from having my name associated with Someone who seems so universally disliked by anyone who's crossed paths with him.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭ thermo


    What a " Class A " retarded moronic scumbag , and i thought John terry was low ,that young chap probably spent thousands of euros on a custom. Off road chair and airsoft kit to enable him to take part in the sport and yet idiot No 1 is worried about the chair builders company name SAD

    its seems you only set up this account to be abusive towards other users, personal abuse is not allowed in any way so you are now perma banned. Goodbye!


  • Registered Users Posts: 274 ✭✭ Lacertus


    gerrowadat wrote: »
    At least I'm prepared to say stuff under my own username, mister anonymous re-reg.

    And, it wasn't a company that built it, it was two inidividuals who did it essentially for free. And, I could guess why they weren't featured, too -- I'd personally run a mile from having my name associated with such a class A dickhead.

    i actually cant believe im reading this how fkin dare u dave say dat, especially after all the crap u an ur little buddies gave me after senny, u know nothing of this project u swine, yes a few ppl helped in the early days that was a long time ago, a company done a prototype for us, then me my father and a few other lads built the rest, who ar u to say other wise, wha do u know bout what i do and have done, i have never done anything bad towards u or anyone in this community, u know nothing and to all the ppl who make **** up about me about this project, ur dirty green eyed mug scumbags, u know nothing, i am amazed how sad u are, and to all who go round making crap up, ur sick


  • Registered Users Posts: 274 ✭✭ Lacertus


    also mods if u have any cop u wud lock this thread to stop my name being soiled again and letting it happen on this joke of a fourm


  • Registered Users Posts: 511 Alan b.


    gerrowadat wrote: »
    At least I'm prepared to say stuff under my own username, mister anonymous re-reg.

    And, it wasn't a company that built it, it was two inidividuals who did it essentially for free. And, I could guess why they weren't featured, too -- I'd personally run a mile from having my name associated with Someone who seems so universally disliked by anyone who's crossed paths with him.


    heard people say the same about you. funny how that works.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,369 ✭✭✭ gerrowadat


    Lacertus wrote: »
    i actually cant believe im reading this how fkin dare u dave say dat, especially after all the crap u an ur little buddies gave me after senny, u know nothing of this project u swine, yes a few ppl helped in the early days that was a long time ago, a company done a prototype for us, then me my father and a few other lads built the rest, who ar u to say other wise, wha do u know bout what i do and have done, i have never done anything bad towards u or anyone in this community, u know nothing and to all the ppl who make **** up about me about this project, ur dirty green eyed mug scumbags, u know nothing, i am amazed how sad u are, and to all who go round making crap up, ur sick

    Actually, since you've called me out on what you've done on me or the community -- You're the one who threatened TA events with legal action and nearly got a sennybridge event cancelled because they wouldn't give in to your threats and demands to play without restriction on a dangerous and unsuitable site you'd never seen. I talked with you on the phone about this several times, and talked to TA events, and tried to reach an agreement, only to have you make me and Steve Fay look like a pair of clowns by undoing everything we did and threatening to "shut down your little company" to TA.

    You then came on here and the IAA forums, and slung a torrent of abuse, (which got snipped and got you threatened with a ban), lashing out at everyone who'd tried to help you, and did your usual crack of threatening anyone who pissed you off with legal action. I gave you zero abuse. I talked to you about options and tried to come to an agreement, how is this abuse exactly?

    If you're going to talk about richness, I think we should start with your extremely short memory. Don't come telling me you're shocked and surprised like butter wouldn't melt in your own mouth.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,447 Mod ✭✭✭✭ thermo


    Lacertus wrote: »
    also mods if u have any cop u wud lock this thread to stop my name being soiled again and letting it happen on this joke of a fourm

    if you felt that way, you should of reported the offending post, instead you had the rant above. In future report the post, and or pm a mod to deal with it do not engage in arguments..


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