What better way to bond with your friends and or colleagues by engaging in a game of paintball?
Although paintball has been around for quite some time, it is still a growing sport, however, this has not deterred enthusiasts from putting on some protective gear and giving the field a go.
Paintball, developed during the 80’s, like most games, paintball’s aim is to eliminate enemy players by hitting them with paintballs (also known as pellets), which are shot from a compressed air-powered Paintball guns (or better known as a paintball marker), paintball can be played in a variety of ways; even in tournaments..
Below are 6 reasons on why you should pick up paintball as a sport:
1.) Fun: Paintball IS fun. Paintball is a game that can be enjoyed by just anybody from young teens to adults, paintball is more than just shooting projectiles to one another at fast speeds, it is also a game that blends action and strategy in one package.
2.) Tinkering: While most sports allow you to customise, paintball gives you the freedom to customise as much as you like without hampering your performance, paintball is a sport where you can combine your passion (are you the kind of person who likes to build things or perhaps you’re the kind of person who enjoys a little bit of colour in their lives).
3.) Spontaneity: Whether you want a rousing game in the woods or a futuristic game indoors, paintball can be played in anyway you like; you can even invent your own game style for paintball! With so much freedom, one won’t easily get bored with paintball.
4.) Teamwork: Paintball is a social game where even the most timid of person will find themselves quickly involved in a quick game of paintball. Working with your team will allow you to come up with a strategy to will lead to winning. Nothing is more satisfying in winning a game with the help of your friends.
5.) Equipment: Admit it, many paintball enthusiasts picked up paintball because of the equipment (unless you’re a painter who’s looking for a new medium to experiment on), unlike most sports equipments, paintball guns come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even designs, in fact, you can even create and customise your own paintball equipment.
6.) You get to Move More + The Great Outdoors: Paintball is an active sport and will require you to move, sit, squat, hiding, waiting, sprinting, and many more. It will also allow you to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer especially if you played paintball outdoors. Also, paintball is a good sport for people who are competitive as long as you find similar people who share the same goal as you.
While paintball may seem nerve wracking at first especially for new players, don’t be afraid to put on some gear and enjoy a round or two with your friends over the weekend, it’s only going to hurt a little so there’s no need for you to be afraid.