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Paintball — Does It Qualify as a Sport?

real gunsThe rising popularity of paintball games also gave rise to two opposing groups; one considering paintball as a sport while the other one dismissing it as just a pastime and a non-sporting activity. But is paintball really a sport or just a plain hobby?

Paintball is considered by enthusiasts as one of the most exciting sports in Europe and in at least 40 countries worldwide and is played by both men and women of all ages.

The reason it has been dismissed by many as a non-sport and considered a mere hobby is because of the reality that paintball started as an activity usually played during corporate gatherings. As a side activity of most company gatherings, paintball served as a pastime for corporate officials who needed to relax after tough corporate duels. However, those who have tried playing paintball have been stuck by and hooked on the game.

The reason some people see paintball as a mere hobby or pastime is because of ignorance or lack of knowledge about paintball.

Most dictionaries define a sport as an activity for individuals or groups which involves physical skill and is governed by a set of rules and is engaged in professionally. On the other hand, a pastime is seen as something participated in for exercise or for pleasure. Paintball is both.

While a glimpse of the game gives one the idea that paintball is a macho game and something which gives rise to the “Rambo” image of the male species, it is important to note that paintball is an organized sport. No one can play the game without training or without the necessary tools and accessories. Sorry to disappoint you, but paintball is not just for macho males, but also for females who want some “spice” in their lives.

Paintball is a rough game so safety is a prime concern. Paintball players are required to wear protective clothing like overalls and jackets. However, like all other sports you must follow all of the safety rules since close range shots can cause bruises and/or hurt the victim. Some game sites minimize the chances of close range shots to avoid injuries.

If you want to get into a sport which can really get your adrenaline flowing, then try paintball. It is a sport which you can play with friends or with your family.

Paintball Basics — How to Play and Enjoy Paintball

Paintball Basics -- How to Play and Enjoy Paintball

If you are the type of person who loves action movies and want to experience the thrill of shooting someone, then you will see that playing paintball is the right kind of hobby for you. It is a fun sport that is also fast-paced as well as thrilling that everyone will love playing. It will give you lots of action and also that adrenaline rush that you always want to experience.

The great thing about paintball is that it can be played by anyone. Whether you are a girl or a boy, you will be able to play this action game. In fact, even grandma and grandpa can join in the fun of this great sport.

So, how do you actually play the game?

Basically, paintball is done in open fields. However, it can also be played inside large arenas and even inside buildings with two teams competing. Each person will have an air gun or a paintball gun or paintball marker.

Each team will have different colored arm bands or different uniforms in order to distinguish themselves from friend or foe. For capture the flag, the two teams will search out the flag of the opponent and the first one to seize the flag and bring it back and put it right next to their own flag at a certain amount of time wins.

Also, the entire team members shouldn’t be eliminated on the process. This means that there should be at least one of the team members who should stay “alive”. The term eliminated is where a paintball hits a player.

The basic paintball equipments are paintballs, which are spherical containers that are as large as marbles. Each of the balls contains a water based paint and a semi hard rubber shell that breaks easily after hitting an object. This is generally the ammunition for the paintball gun.

One other basic equipment is the paintball gun that is used to launch the paintball. It is generally powered by compressed air which launches the paintball. The body of the paintball gun is made of aluminum alloy that has a container that is used to hold the paintballs.

In paintball, you also need to have protection for your eyes as well as for your body. You need to remember that the paintball is propelled at high speeds and when it hits, it will hit hard. It can even hurt or sting a bit if it hits your bare skin. The eye protection equipment uses acrylic plastic lens and a rubber strap. For protecting the face, you will need a mask. This covers the front of your face as well as your ears.

Belt packs are also considered to be essential as it will be able to let you hold additional accessories minus the hassle. The sight is also considered by many as important as it will help you aim more accurately.

In paintball, there are certain rules that you need to follow. The first is that you should always keep your protective gears on at all times during the game. Taking off the goggles or the mask are a big no-no in the game. Knowing the limitations of the gun is also essential in playing the game. Usually, shooting at a point blank range is a no-no. If you do catch your opponent at this range, you just have to point the gun at them and tap them on the shoulder or tell them that you marked them.

You also need to remember that this is an honesty game. If you get hit, exit the game or just play dead. Even if the shooter didn’t know you got hit because of the distance, you still need to be honest about it. Sometimes, you won’t know if you got hit or not due to the chaos of the firefight. If this happens, don’t just quit yet and let the referee determine if you got hit or not.

The last rule of the game is to enjoy it and have fun playing it. These are the basics of paintball. Remember these tips and you can be sure that you will have a lot of fun playing the game with your family or friends.