Paintball is one of the newest, and most exciting, sport sensations to sweep the world. Paintball started in the early eighties with pistols used for marking cattle. It began as a discussion between business men about who had better instinct for survival, country or city boy, the rest is history. From that small discussion, a whole industry has quickly formed. It is now an organized team sport, with independent manufacturers of markers and related equipment, regular playing fields and recognized tournaments. Major tournaments offer prize money as high as $100,000.
The game is played with gas-operated markers that shoot biodegradable gelatin capsules filled with a water-soluble, non-toxic paint. Although paintball is sometimes referred to as a “war” game, the sport does not promote or glorify war. In fact, it does the opposite. Once you experience the sport of paintball, you will soon realize that any real combat zone is definitely not the safe place that the movies make them out to be, even if you are an invincible hero. Paintball is not a violent despite its appearance to the uninitiated. Paintball players wear camouflage clothing only because the game is played in the woods and they don’t want to be seen by their opponents.
Paintball is a sport where men, women, the young and the old can compete equally. Size, strength or gender is not as important as intelligence and determination. Paintball is played throughout the world by people from all professions and walks of life. Players learn the importance of teamwork and gain self-confidence while developing valuable leadership skills. Players that pay attention to their senses and develop good team oriented strategy, planning and communications will overpower their opposition easily and quickly.
Paintball is now played in almost all countries of the world by millions of people every weekend. Almost every city and small town in north America now has an organized paintball field.
Once the adrenaline starts pumping, you can’t help to love the thrill of the game!!!
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