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User currently offlineTristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Hi everyone,

I've just returned from a day of paint-balling, I won the overall competition but got hit twice, once in the thumb and one on the inside thigh.

The thigh is agony with a nice red and white ring stinging like crazy.

Do many A-netters go paintballing, if so, how long will I suffer?

If no-one has been I can strongly recommend it, great fun.

Cheers,

Steve.

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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Steve,

Never been myself. But a few people at work are on about organising a day out paintballing. I'm going to give it a miss as I hear it is quite painful!  Laugh out loud

That's gonna hurt even more in the morning too!

Unlucky mate,

Regards,

Justin Wood Big grin


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

I've been. Once I got hit on the top of my head, just above the forehead mask. The bad part about it was, when it hit, it deflected, it didn't break. When it breaks, it stings a little bit but goes away, when it deflects, it hurts like hell, because it's basically like getting hit with a hammer.

Your pain should be gone by tomorrow.


User currently offlineSouthwestMDW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

I love Paintballing. I actually have my gun and mask sitting right next to my computer. Sure it does hurt sometimes, actualy it hurts a lot but as DLKAPA said your pain should be gone by tomorrow.

Patrick


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

I once had a son of a bitch violate the rules of engagement, and he shot me from a meter away on the bare hand. I broke a bone in my middlefinger, and I needed stitches because the skin was torn apart... That was NOT a pleasant experience... I used gloves from that day onwards...

EDIT: It was an outdoor game, using high powered weapons, and he sneaked up on us, pretending to be shot (he was walking around with his weapon held high..)

[Edited 2004-08-15 21:43:03]


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineTristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Cheers for the info, it looks like a great love-bite! I have to try and explain it later.

Yeah, it hurt but I thought it was great fun, I think the best way is to hide and let everyone shoot each other whilst I slowly pick them off one by one from behind the largest tree, they dont seem to expect it.

Go on JKW777, give it ago, I was a bit bothered at first until I tried what I just mentioned and it seemed to work. Great fun!

Cheers,

In pain Steve.


User currently offlineTristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Hi Wietse,

That happened today, a man pretending to be shot then opened fire on us, still I gave him 40/50 replies in the shins from approx 15 mtrs away. He was later disqualified for shooting the marshals.

Strange, he seem to walk a bit odd on the car-park at the end. Ha Ha Ha!

Steve.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Hehe  Smile We just kicked the hell out of him... We were having a game with 9 friends (19-20 years old) and the marshall asked if he could invite someone he knew to even the teams. We accepted and then the above thing happened. He didnt only hit me, but he used his weapon on auto (squeeze lightly) on our group.... That was his last game that day...  Big grin

Later on the marshall got suspended and we were offered 4 hours of paintballing to make up for a ruined game...



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 981 times:

It is awesome, especially when you have you own gun and go around shooting wanekrs you dont like, shooting up their cars or their houses, or drive down the street and shoot some one in the back of the leg. They more often that not think they have been shot for real and run like hell or jumo damn high.

User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 975 times:

It is awesome, especially when you have you own gun and go around shooting wanekrs you dont like, shooting up their cars or their houses, or drive down the street and shoot some one in the back of the leg. They more often that not think they have been shot for real and run like hell or jumo damn high.

Thats what I do, except I never shoot people or animals like that, I only shoot non-living things, Ive never been in a game, just out shooting abandoned buildings and such.


-Dan



A guy asks 'What's Punk?'. I kick over a trash can and its punk. He knocks over a trash can and its trendy.
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 973 times:

dont shoot animals. shoot people i dont like or sometimes random people. Yes it is terrible I thought so untill I actually did it. To see their reaction, is priceless. It should be a master card ad.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 969 times:

I go paintballing once a week give or take and it's a blast. The pain will last for a day or two with the welt will leave a bruise for up to a week. Paintball isn't a poor mans sport though...it's so damn expensive. Oh well.

-174th


User currently offlineTristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 965 times:

174thfwff,

I totally agree, it costs £6 per 100 balls, or £125 for 2,500 balls, it took everyone by surprise on the cost. But, once in a while a great laugh, I just wish I could play it more regular but I cant due to the cost.

Cheers,

Steve.


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Yeah it is very expensive, that is why we were more than compensated by the management for our game that got ruined. We had an unlimited supply of balls, and we had the range to ourselves for four hours. The marshal that got suspended had to pay for everything we used up.... It turned out to be around 600 euros..



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineScootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 920 times:


shoot people i dont like or sometimes random people. Yes it is terrible I thought so untill I actually did it. To see their reaction, is priceless. It should be a master card ad.


If you pull that crap in the States you may find your victim shooting back... With a real gun. Not smart. A 9mm heart attack takes allot longer to recover from than a paintball welt.

I love paintball... Been playing for years. Just don't be an ass.

Scooter


User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 918 times:

I have been out a few times, and it is damn fun! 3 people on a team works out pretty good. We play at a site that has been set up for paintball, but you don't have to pay or anything. It is kinda like a small junkyard. Anyway, you should feel alright within a day or two. Have fun!


"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 905 times:

It's the best game EVER! I can't honestly say that I've ever found it very painful though. Although one time I got shot in the nuts from about four feet away. That hurt like hell!


Right rudder....Right rudder...Come on, more right rudder....Right rudder......Aw forget it, I quit!!
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 903 times:

Banned in Germany by the do gooders, because it "trains people to become violent", except in very few circumstances, like official competitions. Most paint ball players use some kind of camo gear, German players have to use brghtly coloured garb as not to look "military" (and get laughed at at every competition). It is concerned combat training by the authorities and combat training and shooting for civilians is explicitely forbidden under German gun law, esp. the ISPC shooters (dynamic shooting at variable targets with real pistols) have a big problem. They are not allowed to shoot from cover or movement, and they have to aim every shot over the sights, pointing shots are illegal.

Jan


User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Only go to a known and respected site that offers all the protective gear and is strict regarding its use. If there is no eye/face protection then walk away, a paint ball in the face is not nice - even when wearing a mask. I have been hit in the face, ear (that hurt) fingertips. Also wear baggy clothing as this will reduce the impact force.


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 860 times:

If you pull that crap in the States you may find your victim shooting back... With a real gun. Not smart. A 9mm heart attack takes allot longer to recover from than a paintball welt.

Are you actually stupid or do you just like to make stupid comments? Firstly we dont drive where we would possibly get shot at, secondly I am yet to find one person who has managed to figure out where it comes from, you dont put ur head out the window and annouce it was you, instead you discreatly drive past as some one on the back takes a pot shot. I am South African and its not uncommon for people to carry a gun around here, if not more so than that in the states.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 855 times:

Imonti,
It's people like you that make the sport look bad. Stop being an ass and wake up and realize what you're doing.
-174thfwff


User currently offlineTristar100 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 851 times:

Paulc,

We had proper helmets with built in visors and we were told constantly that anyone who takes them off in the battle area will be banned with no exceptions. But, I can imagine the damage one of those balls can do, I got hit straight in the visor and felt a belt off it.

If played right and safely I agree with 7574ever it is the best game, especially for us grown-up kids. Running around a forest with toy guns and a can of Dulux!

A Top game!

Steve.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6816 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 843 times:

Paintball is a blast! Played it in college for the first time, and a few times throughout. Got into it again a few years ago, and probably played more last year than ever before. Haven't bought a marker yet myself, but did pop for a mask.

It is expensive though- that's the only downside. I like the indoor/outdoor combo places, where natural barricades and artificial ones both exist.

Tristart- one thing to think about too, is there are some renegades who will crank up the velocity of their markers higher than the range limit. So what a normal welt might be, it can be downright painful as hell if some rogue decides to increase his muzzle speed. Plus, some of the hardcore guys have a much faster feed, so instead of ONE hit, you get creamed with several!


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Best game ever. Got into it back during my freshman year at UF. After my first game I went right to a Sports authority store and picked my first marker, a Tippmann 98. Boy did I customize and tune the hell out of that thing. I later got involved in tournament play and upgraded to a WGP Outkast Autococker, then a short time later a sweet Orracle Autococker. Ultimately I decided scenario/rec play was more my thing and sprung for an ATS AT-4 with scope and bipod. That was quite possibly the most sweet paintball gun ever. Yes, I used the term gun since it was closer to that than a paintball marker. Nothing like stalking people through the woods, especially at night.

Exapensive as hell though, had to quit playing as money's gotten tighter during school. Can't wait to get back into it though.

Inmoti, quit now before you shoot someone's eye out or are made the next example of kids with no respect for safety or common sense.


User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 831 times:

This sounds so naive, but when I heard what my friends had done I thought you guys are mad and this and that and what ever. I have done it twice. Its not something you plan on doing, more of a spur of a moment thing, I doubt I will do it again. Although at the time it was highly amusing.

User currently offline7574EVER From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 478 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 804 times:

It doesn't matter if you'll ever do it again. You shouldn't have done something that stupid at all. Paintballs are not toys and are capable of doing serious harm if not respected. If a paintball were to hit a person in the eye, the eyeball would explode like a grape. I agree with 174thfwff. It's people like you that give the sport a bad name and make all those who play responsibly look like assholes.


Right rudder....Right rudder...Come on, more right rudder....Right rudder......Aw forget it, I quit!!
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