13 Cool Things About Paintball

Paintball is a cool social game. Adrenaline surging once in a while is thrilling. And socializing, paintball is a great way of having a good time with friends while getting to know new ones. After the real battle, at least people can have a brag battle. There are so many cool things about like:

1. Speed

Paintball guns have the capabilities of shooting 15paintballs/second. Paintballs can move at a distance of 45meters at 200mph. This speed is fast enough to cause the gelatin capsule to break upon hitting any surface.It is a game where players eliminate their opponents by hitting them with gelatin ink capsules to eliminate them.

2. Popularity

In the six continents, paintball is played in hundreds of countries. However, the rules have been customized in each country, so many operations differ. Some use capture the flag (capturing one’s shots) or elimination (hitting and eliminating players). Most teams carry 12-15 players. However, in some countries, this sport is not allowed.

3. Safety

With the gun, helmet, body armor and goggles, paintball has been reported to be one of the lowest in the number of injuries in sport. Paintball players wear protective outer clothing with some padding to secure them in case of anything like a fall on a rough surface.

4. Playground

Paintball can be played indoors or outdoors. Indoor arenas are staged with obstacles and corners while outdoor, the natural jungle, trenches can be used.

5. Professional

Paintball is not only played for entertainment but also professionally. One can earn prize money after winning. Paintball technology is also used in military training and also in non-lethal suppression of criminals.

6. Adventure in adrenaline

When you try it, the first time butterflies and tingles never stop. The anticipation never gets old, boring or normal. Even after a few games of paintball, you still go feeling like a pro rookie. The moments are abrupt, unpredictable and they pump adrenaline to exciting levels. There is no pro feeling, just instantaneous instincts to do this do that. It makes it a whole new adventure every day.

7. Exercise

If you are a gym dummy, try paintball. Obviously, you won’t be going, but that once in a while burns a lot of calories and makes you feel so much alive. The jumping, the sprinting, the crawling the climbing, it’s all insane. When done, that’s when you notice how on toes you’ve been.

8. Competition

Anyone who likes to compete will love this game. The countdown makes it seem like a real ‘’who wins’’ game. This is a game where you can try to win and feel the fun in it.

9 .Teamwork

Teamwork is a great tool in paintball. It’s cool how many people come as competitive and lacks teamwork, but in like the next two sessions, they grow to a completely different person. Understanding teamwork is key to the coolest part of this game.

10. Friendships

One minute you are shooting an opponent you don’t know, and the next minute one of you is telling the other how badass they are. And just like that, you build friendships that could lead to bigger things while having fun. Hanging out with friends in paintball is super cool and brings you closer to each other.

11. Equipment

When it comes to equipment, there is always some cool stuff to try. The mask, hopper, tank, gun, and paintballs. However, the thrill comes when you are choosing the guns. They come in different styles, models and specifications. You could use old type of paintball guns, simple recreational or the ones used in real professional tournaments. All these types have to be played with various strategies to get the best out of it.

12. History

Originally called paintball markers, paintball guns were invented in the 70’s by Crosman and Daisy. Due to their range and preciseness, they were used by foresters to mark fauna and flora. Paintball was then invented by Hayes Noyes and Charles Gaines but was developed by Bob Gumsey who created the rules of the game. In 1989, the first paintball game ever was played in New Hampshire with their friends. Since then Paintball grew to what it is today. In 1989, Tippmann created the first automatic gun.

13. Paintball ink

In contrary to how people think that paintball uses paint, it is capsules made of gelatin that is filled with water soluble and biodegradable material. And yes, it is completely non-toxic and you can eat it. It tastes terrible though. When shot, the capsule bursts open hence releasing the colors.

Having fun during the game is one of the coolest things. Adrenaline thrill enthusiasts will love this game. It’s not only a great sport but also an extremely safe one too. And the things you learn while at it, invaluable. Teamwork, empathy, prioritizing and strategy are all smart takeaway skills of the game.

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