Paintball, a fast paced, adrenaline pumping game, is a world-renowned sport and is growing popularity faster than several other top sports. Paintball is a very controversial sport because of the safety of the game. Mothers and parents worry about the safety of their child when it comes to playing a game that deals with a gun.
Paintball players share in common a love for adventure and a strong competitive spirit. Paintball is a combination of the childhood games "tag" and "hide & seek," but is much more challenging and sophisticated. Paintball is a sport played by people from all professions and life styles. It is a sport where women and men compete equally, and where age is not dominated by youth. Physical size and strength are not as important as intelligence and determination.
Paintball also is a character-building sport. Players learn the importance of teamwork and gain self-confidence while developing leadership abilities. Teamwork will help you throughout your entire life work with other people and grow successful. Your hand and eye coordination also betters from playing paintball. During games you’re using different strategies and practicing your skills. From personal experience nothing will bring friends closer than working together to “light up” another team. It is an exciting time to build unity among friends to defeat a common task.
The game of paintball is a game, not a war zone. Paintball is considered non-contact; making it very safe when played right. Some people also would like to say that paintball is too dangerous, and people get injured way too often because it's unsafe to play. According to the Sports Data Inc. surveys, paintball has the lowest injury rate of any sport. National averages even show that paintball has a lower injury rate than bowling and golf. The fact is, those people couldn't be more wrong. Paintball requires a mask to be worn on all public fields. Neck protectors and vests are also optional if you feel like it. Most...