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How to Play Paintball :: Paintballs Leagues and Competitions
Paintball As a Sports :: Paintballs Leagues and Competitions
Paintball I have heard it before, yes, and a friend -- a good friend is into it. Paintball and the sports. My friend even made website due to that sports, the team activities and the group. They say paintballers are closely intact group specially if they create a team. They bond together like a family, they shoot together and form friendships, even with their opponents.
What is Paintball -- obviously an exciting game
Paintball is a sports where one eliminate the opponent by shooting them with a paintball, this could be play individually or in group. It is even a tactic used now by the military to train new recruits.This is a no contact game and you will be hit by a paintball which doesn't even hurt and the one who watches the game at times feel the stung (meaning they are more affected than the player themselves). That's how I see it, where you can see the faces of the players, serious and excitement creeps in. Exciting game isn't it, gives you the adrenaline and fighting like its real, but not quite. It makes the blood pumping, both for the spectator and the players.
The team composition is based on the objective and how the game is
played, competition or for recreational purposes, novice or professional
Paintball is categorized in terms of where it is played : indoor, outdoor and extreme although there are games for reenactment purposes.
A Man Playing Paintball
When was Paintball first played? The concept of
Paintball came when three men -- an author, a stock trader man named
Bob Gurnsey devised a game which is similar to animal hunting where they
can follow one another or capture the opponent, by getting their flags.
The game was initiated in 1981 almost thirty years from now. It is
relatively a new sports but is gaining popularity. As I have stated earlier, even the military is using this a new technique for the soldiers to have extra training in combats, makes for fun and training at the same time before they indulge in real life scenarios.
Norman a 28 years old man who play paintball in Mildstadt (Xtreme Paintball Park) in Chicago has this to say ; "Paintball is light-hearted. It has room for unlimited creativity. There are no restrictions on gender or age. Experts can play with novices".
Equipment Used in Paintball
Paintball Markers -- simply paintball marker instead of gun to avoid the connotation connected to a gun
Paintballs -- are the pellets to a pellet gun, so to speak, but not so, can be dissolve in water, and is not poisonous, oblong shaped balls. It can be either feed with gravitations or fed electronically.
Propellants -- can be CO2 (carbon dioxide) or pressurized air (high pressurized air). CO2 canister is used. You can also use compress air bottle.
Hoppers or Loaders -- is the equivalent of magazines to a rifle, gets?
Mask -- protection for the eye
Outfit -- costume although you can wear anything, some wear combats outfit for outdoor games
Painball International Organizations, Tournaments and Leagues
Some Paintballers Student Org in the US :
- Drexel University Paintball Team,
- University of Illinois,
- and the Penn State Muslim Students Association
Paintball Leagues List ;
- Almost ten North American Leagues
- Seven US Regional Leagues
- Paintball Leagues Outside the US
- Millennium Series
- Malaysia National Paintball League (MY-NPL)
- South Australian Paintball Players Association
This is a team based in Texas and is composed of smaller teams. The main objective according to the site is that -- the team members "wanted to push their involvement in this sport to a higher
Safeness of the Game : Is it Safe?
The safeness of the game and some issue about the overall concept of Paintball as a game has been questioned. Paintball is safe, fun and for adventure. The accidents in a year due to paintball is negligible, one of the lowest in all the sports. It is more a kind of game which every man and women enjoy alike in different ages and level of games. it is exciting and will surely an enjoyable hobby. There is nothing like playing paintball and enjoy watching others play it.