Paintball is a new-non-stop-action-sport being played through out the United States and spreading to countries all throughout the world. What started as a recreation to achieve an adrenaline rush has formatted itself into a popular game with no signs of slowing down (“Paintball“). Simple concepts have evolved into a thrilling game to be played by people of all ages. From paintball guns to paintball safety, it’s all important for a successful day out playing paintball with friends.
In the mid 1970’s Nelson Paint Company was asked by, the U.S. Forestry Services to develop a paintball, shot from a gun, to mark trees and stray cattle (Wells). The earliest versions of these paintballs were made from wax, but they were not sufficiently durable to survive being fired (“Paintball” Wikipedia). Finally, Charles Nelson came up with an idea to squirt paint into gelatin capsules. With these newly created paintballs, Nelson approached Crossfire to produce the first paintball gun ever, the Crossman 707 (Wells). After 4 years of production, Crossman dropped the product and Nelson approached Daisy to created the more popular paintball gun, the Nelspot007 (Wells).
In 1976 a bunch of friends were talking about experiences on a recent buffalo hunt in Africa. Eager to recreate the adrenaline rush, they created a game in which they could stalk and hunt each other based on the short story “The Most Dangerous Game.” In the succeeding months the friends talked about the characteristics for a good hunter/survivalist, but were uncertain about a way to show these skills until they came across the Nelspot007. On June 27, 1981, the first paintball game was played with 12 players competing to get a central flag in the middle of an eighty acre wooded ski area. Thereafter, these 12 friends developed specific rules to their new game called “Survival” (“Paintball” Wikipedia).
Since the start of paintball the game has evolved to require bigger, faster, safer and more...