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Paintball, what exactly is the point?
Paintball is a war game sport, in some ways it relates to hockey.
In the game of hockey there are two teams that
defend their goal with
the help of the defensive actions of the teammate.
Well, in the sport of
paint ball, there are also two teams that defend
their goal. Their goal,
however, is a colored flag. Team 'A' is armed with
a paint ball gun,this
gun shoots a .68 caliber, round ball of paint.
This is done with the use of
CO2,(Carbon Dioxide). CO2 is a non-flammable gas
that is used to propel
the marble sized,wax coated, ball of paint. During
the coarse of the game,
part of your team seeks out members of the opposite
team that are identified
by a colored arm band. The remaining members hide
in the woods close
to their team flag. The idea is to stalk the member
of the opposite team,
wait until you are within firing range, then take
a shot! If you hit that
person and your team color is visible on his protective
clothing, he is
done for that game. Now there is one less
person in the way to the goal
of capturing the flag of the opposite team.
The guns vary
in size, sophistication, quality, accuracy, and price.
There are three classes of guns.Pump style, semi-automatic,
automatic. The definition ofa pump style gun is
simple, once the gun is
loaded with your air source, you simply pullback
on the sliding portion
of the barrel, and squeeze the trigger. That deploys
the ball approximately
200' per second. The semi-automatic, such as the
Spyder, is even simpler.
Again, connect your air source,pull back on the
loading lever, and squeeze
the trigger,the difference is that the semi-automatic
guns will upgrade you
from the inexpensive pump guns. This upgrade doesn't
require the pump
action, just continual trigger squeezing.The fully
automatics are better yet.
Again, connect your air source, pull back on the
loading lever,and squeeze.
Be aware, the fully automatics will not require
continual trigger action.The
design is to shoot as many rounds of paint as quick
as possible.This is the
typical landscape that a team uses to play their
game. As you can see, they
are armed with a variety of gun styles and all
are wearing their protective
body armor and face protection, amust when participating
in this sport.
Playing fields vary in
terrain and in management. Some fields
have fixed stations and play areas for simple operation.
stations or change play direction every three months.
If a field lacks
vegetation, owners may use old tires, wood pallets
and plywood to
create forts, bunkers and other places for players
to hide. A good
field will provide a day of excitement, challenges
Bunkers are man-made
structures on or in the ground.
These are highly defendable positions used as stepping-stones
Each team starts
at its own station.
One or more players stay near to protect the flag.
Referees are on the field
during the game. They check
players to determine if they have been tagged.
and will remove players who violate safety
five-and ten-person team categories.
Ten-person teams play the basic capture-the-flag
Five-person teams play a variation known as center
Teams play against each other in sets, two games
Points are given for flag capture, flag hang, number
opponents tagged and for winning a set.