Paintball is the fastest growing extreme sport in the world, played in more than 150 countries, and is a highly action packed & adrenaline pumping adventure sport. It involves both the physical exertion of moving over various terrains and the mental activity of developing strategies. A fast paced and exciting way of teaching a group of people to work as a team. It is a game that simulates combat, the only game which everyone can get closest to the real war.
Paintball is played by people from all professions and lifestyles. It is a sport where women and men compete equally, and where age is not dominated by youth. Like a game of chess, being able to think quickly and decisively is what makes you a star in paintball. Intelligence and determination, not merely strength, speed or agility, are key to success in the game. Players learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence and develop leadership abilities while having fun and getting welcome stress-relief. No wonder, it’s a very popular option, for corporate organizations who are finding the benefits of having their staff and management participate in Paintball games, very actively.
Paintball is an exciting sport, and above all, Paintball is fun! It’s a chance to shake off your day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle your spirit of adventure. When the adrenaline starts pumping, you can’t help but love the thrill of the game!
Paintball is a combination of the childhood games “tag”, “hide & seek,” but is much more challenging and sophisticated. A team sport, similar to many other “ball” oriented sports, where 2 or more teams, strive to achieve a goal.
What makes it most exciting is the Equipment and Gears. Paintball guns called “Markers” look and feel like real guns, and are powered through CO2 gas tank. These can shoot at the speed of 300ft/sec and fire at a distance of 150 ft. What is used as bullets, are balls filled with water soluble gel-paint inside, which splits open when it hits a surface, leaving a bright colour mark. For more information on Equipment & Gears, Click here. During the course of the game, the object is not to be eliminated and to attain the objective of the game. If you are hit with a Paintball and it breaks, that means you are eliminated.
The goals of the game may differ, depending on the game type. Sometimes you need to capture your opponent’s flag, defend your own flag or you have to eliminate all opposing players. Although there are many different game formats, typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play "capture the flag", where the object is to go out and capture the other team’s flag while protecting your own. While you are trying to capture a flag, you also try to eliminate opposing players by tagging them with a “Paintball Marker”.
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In 1960s in the US, paint markers were used to mark trees and stray cattle, from a distance. The idea of using an “airgun for marking”, evolved and that’s how Paintball was born. In June 1981, the rules of the game were written and the first game of Paintball took place in New Hampshire, United States.
A lot of people wonder if Paintball is safe. Yes, we do get some welts and bruises from the Paintballs, but it is usually no worse than the bumps, bruises, and scratches that people get doing other things, especially playing other sports like soccer, cricket, kick-boxing.
What’s important is “Where are you playing Paintball”. If you are playing at an organized Paintball field, with trained Navigators, and follows International Paintball Standards, you have no reason to worry.
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