What is Paintball Like? The Thrill of Paintball

What is paintball like? People often ask that question. No answer can communicate the thrill of experiencing paintball yourself.

It seems that no matter what you say, they just picture a bunch of testosterone laden teens or men running around with guns pretending to be soldiers.

No, people who have never played paintball have difficultly understanding the mind games, strategy, tactical maneuvers, and skill that goes into a great game of paintball.

So when I saw a particular story yesterday, it teased my interests.

I came across this short story that actually does a good job capturing the excitement of paintball in action. The story begins:

“Ready in three, two, one, game on!”

The voice of the referee echoes across the field and is soon drowned out by the sound of 20 bags of popcorn-popping blurs of color whizzing by my face and hitting the tree behind me as I drop down behind a small mound of dirt that barely gives me any cover.

My comrades and I move forward. The guy directly in front of me dashes for a tree but gets cut down by a volley of paintballs; his hands go up quickly in surrender and he walks to the staging area. I’m breathing so hard a thin layer of fog appears on my mask and my heart feels like it is ready to burst. I know that I can’t stay where I am and the closest cover is two wooden pallets leaning against a tree about 30 feet in front of me.

To read the rest if this riveting paintball tale, check out the full version at Team combat paintball.

I’m going to bookmark this so I can send to it people who want to know what paintball is all about.

If you have any other good stories or links, send them to me. I’d love to add a link to them.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sean McCausey

HAHA Classic story.

Thank your for posting this, I shall also bookmark it and send it to anyone who asks me “Why do you enjoy running in a forest with toy guns”

Paintball Guns

Thanks. Let me know if you run across any other good paintball stories.

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