What? Never heard of paintball? Then, however, it is time. Finally, paintball is the fastest-spreading sport worldwide. Everywhere in the world, this fast and tactical team sport players pursue team spirit, skill and communication are the be-all and end-all. Paintball in America originated, here it is played for many years and also the World Championships are held here.
How can I imagine the whole thing?
Paintball is played in demarcated areas. These are tensioned to with a fine NET. On the playing field, are, or are various barriers and barricades. In addition, there are two are included to starting positions in which each is a flag. Two teams with equal number of players compete on that playing field. Objective of both teams is to get from its own starting position in the enemy, there to snag the flag and to bring back to your own starting position. Create a team that in the allotted time, so it has won the game. All players are equipped during the game with markers, with which it is possible to shoot small paint balls (Paintballs). A player is hit by a paintball (similar to the “dodgeball”), so he drops out for this game and have to leave the field immediately. It doesn’t matter whether he himself or a part of its equipment was taken.
What about rules?
As in any sport, there are referees, called Marshall’s or also ref (short form for referee) in paintball. This ensures a controlled gameplay and intervene in infractions.
What is the attraction?
Paintball is an unusual sport in which is the ability of the team and the individual players of key to the success. Each paintball can play in this context. You should not necessarily be a jock. Tactics, skill, communication and patience often bring the team to success
Is paintball dangerous?
No, because it is a non-contact sport at paintball injury remain. By a safety mask designed specifically for Paintball and additional equipment (E.g. knee pads) is the risk to get hurt is zero. The only thing you can change to is a bruise. Paintball is one of the safest sports by far, according to American and English insurance statistics. (Paintball is there still far far far behind Golf!)
To shoot color balls?
Exactly. A such paintball has about 1.7 cm in diameter. He consists of gelatine in outside and inside is filled with a mixture of water, power and food coloring. Although you can eat such a paintball without concerns, you should drain due to the taste but it! :-). There is no danger for humans, animals or the environment.
Painful is the game?
Normally, you can feel a slight sensation if you get hit by a paintball. Yet should not hidden be that a paintball which comes flying at a distance less than 5 m is quite noticeable. But as I said: In the worst case a bruise remains.
How can I start?
You want to start with one of the most brilliant sports? No problem! Become a member of a Paintballverein. The membership free of charge and with no obligations are usually connected, because finally none of this sport should be excluded. Here you will meet enough players with whom you can maintain you… The only requirement that you must meet is that you have already completed 18 years of age. Otherwise, you need just a little adrenaline (comes from alone) and fun sport and it can go!
What is paintball?
Paintball is now as expensive for you, is hard to say. It depends on what equipment you have or how many Paintballs you misses from so in one day. You get good equipment from about €200. Save this under no circumstances in the mask, protects your eyes from the Paintballs. For a whole day about 40-€50 must reckon with a rental equipment you (including equipment, entry, air, balls, and something to eat / drink)