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Want a Fun Workout? Play Paintball

Secrets of Winning Paintball GamesThere are a growing number of paintball players in the America alone; the number has increased to more than 10 million according to a recent survey taken by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association in 2005. The National Xball League was developed in 2003 and many people became interested. The interest spread to other countries when the NXL celebrity games were televised.

Doctors began noticing the game too and started studying its effects on a person’s health. Dr. Brian Jacobs, a sports medicine expert from South Bend, Indiana commented in an interview that paintball is a source of cardiovascular exercise and is really good for the heart. He tried to play the game twice and observe how injuries were acquired and the trauma it could cause to a paintball player. Codes were developed to categorize the injuries caused by the paintball game such as: E922.5 which is an accidental injury caused by a paintball gun; E985.7, a paintball gun injury which was inflicted on purpose or by accident; and E955.7, is a self-inflicted paintball gun injury.

Regardless of the previous observations, the paintball game provides aerobic benefits and creates a workout option for people who are not always physically active. Some doctors advise patients to try the basics of the game because of its health effects.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine rules, the paintball game provides substantial benefits to the body. This observation was based on a study that was conducted by Tara Kammel, a fitness expert from Maplewood, Minnesota, who attached heart monitors to fifteen paintball players. During the paintball game, players reached the maximum level of adrenaline as the heart rate surged up to 69 – 74 per cent and a CO2max level of 57 to 65 per cent.

It might at times be dangerous to play paintball, but if the players follow their physicians’ advice then everyone can enjoy the game.

Play the game where there are safety rules to follow and first aid is available. Do not play without protective gear for the eyes and neck. Wear loose fitting clothes for flexibility. Get in shape with exercise and eat a balanced diet when preparing to play the game.

If the game is played for sport, it is a sure way of keeping physically active. It does not only contribute to the physical well being but to a player’s emotional and intellectual abilities as well. One recent finding by American researchers says that paintball decreased violence since it is a way to release tension. Hey workaholics! There’s a new sport in town.

Paintball Sizes

Paintball Sizes Did you know that paintballs also vary in size? Well, some novice players are not aware of this and so they tend to use any size of paintball on their paintball guns. By doing so, they will reduce the efficiency and accuracy of their gun or marker.

You must ensure that you’re using the right paintball size for the barrel. For example, a .68 caliber should use the appropriate paintball size. Paintballs vary in size and it depends on the brand and some other factors like temperature. Variations in size are slight but still, it could make a big difference. Some paintballs are .689 or .681 or may be in between. The efficiency and accuracy is definitely affected even with slight size differences.

Suppose you used a slightly bigger paintball size for your barrel; in this case, the paintballs might breakeven before you can fire them. Using small sized paintballs can also drop your shot’s accuracy because more air is used to push the paintball. Aside from that, some of the air escapes from the sides of the paintball and so you need to increase the velocity. This means more air to consume.

Make sure that you purchase the right sized paintballs for your barrel. It would be best to get the same brand of paintballs guns and paintballs. If you can’t find the same brand of paintball, you can always test if its fits the barrel perfectly.

When you buy the paintballs, take the barrel with you. Get one paintball and set in on the barrel’s opening. If the ball rolls easily into the barrel, it’s a bit small. The paintball is too big if it can’t fit halfway inside the barrel’s opening. A paintball which sits halfway on the barrel’s opening is the right size. Try to blow it and with a slight blow, the paintball will fly out.

If after some shopping around you can’t find the right sized paintballs for your barrel, there is another option open to you. You will need to purchase barrels with different sizes of bores. Some of these barrels are available in kits which are quite affordable. Shop for the barrels now especially if you have a difficult time in finding the right-sized paintballs for your paintball gun; you can do some online shopping or if you like, you can also shop in your lo cal sports or paintball stores.

You must never overlook the efficiency and accuracy of your shots. The barrel and paintballs should be purchased carefully. Don’t just grab the first paintballs you see. You have to ensure that you get only the right fitting ones or you can always get barrels with different sizes. It’s always handy to have a collection of different types of paintball guns and paintballs but this can be expensive to some individuals.

For those who only have one gun, get the appropriate paintballs so that you can play the games better. It was already explained earlier how the size of the paintball can affect the shot made from the paintball gun.

Next time you shop for paintballs, check the sizes carefully. Extra attention should be given especially if you plan to shop online. You must get all the details of the paintball products so that you can get the right one; store lots of paintballs because you will need them in your games.

Paintball Info

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Many players compete with one another in the paintball game. The players are divided into two teams and the primary goal of each team is to capture their opponent’s flag. You can even play the sport in your own yard as long as you have the necessary equipments and protective gear. In the outdoor fields, paintball can accommodate as many as 500 players. The two teams are distinguished by the color of their armbands. Playing the game can take a few minutes or even a whole day if there are so many players.

Paintball is often played in different locations. Depending on the game’s location, players can choose to be sneaky and quiet but there are times when the strategy used is shooting fast, constantly, and loud. In order to win, players should be ready for competition; they should focus and concentrate on the game. Paintball can be compared to hide and seek or the tag game because others will be aiming at you while you also aim for your opponents. Because of the possible dangers of the game, players should have the right protective gears like goggles and other special outfits.

Just like all the other ball games, the main element of this sport is the paintball. If other games use only one ball, in paintball, you will be using as many paintballs as you like. The paintballs are rubberized balls which contain water based paints. You don’t need to worry about your safety because the paintballs are water soluble, biodegradable, and non toxic. Although it can be a bit painful if you get hit, you can limit the stinging by wearing the right kind of outfit. The paintballs are lightweight but you can feel the impact when the ball hits you and the paint will surely mark you out of the game.

In order to launch the paintballs, players need to have their own gun or paintball marker. The paintballs can travel at about 290 miles per hour. The paintball gun is available in different types as well. The paintball guns use different kinds of pressure systems like ordinary air, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. The hopper holds the paintball in place as you aim the gun to shoot opponents.

Safety is the most important thing in paintball. The players should be aware of the strict regulations in using the paintball guns. The maximum speed of the paintballs should not exceed 300 ft/sec. You may notice a bruise on the area where the paintball hit you and it can sting a little but you will not get hurt badly. When the paintballs are fired at a great distance, the impact is also reduced. You need to protect your eyes because you might get hit on the face. Eye injuries should be avoided because it can cause serious injuries.

Paintball is not only played for recreation but it is also used for police and military training. The paintball gun is somewhat similar to the actual firearm and so the trainees will experience how to handle and fire a gun. They will be able to develop their combat skills in the different games they play.

Paintball leagues are now being held in the US and if you want, you can also take part in the games but you have to be good at it. There is also a paintball league for the professionals. Know their rules and join the games.