Get Active and Try Paintball

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two weekends ago, my family and I had a rare chance to go for a weekend getaway with some of my husband’s old and closest friends. We attended a wedding on Saturday and on Sunday, we went boat-riding, trekking and food-tripping.  It was a good experience to go to an adventure with people who were game on all the fun activities available to us.  Moreover, it was a good way for us as a family to bond plus it was a nice way to try the outdoors, especially for sedentary people like us. It was fun and exciting and my husband and I agreed that we should try living a more active lifestyle and try something new like hiking or even running.

Speaking of outdoor fun, one thing that seem to be popular these days is playing paintball. My friends and I met some months ago and the boys can’t help but share about how fun it is. Of course, I had no idea what they were talking about so I looked it up on Google to find. Here’s what I discovered: Paintballs is a sport that aims to “eliminate” opponents. This is done through tagging them with the use of gelatin-shelled capsules that have water-soluble dye which are are called paintballs using a CO2 Tank – powered paintball gun.  All paintball players are required to put on a Paintball Gear for safety purposes.

It is good to note that paintball can be played indoors or outdoors. It can be played in commercial areas or private lands. The playing field can have features which are either natural or artificial terrain or themed to simulate a specific environment.

The number of players may vary too – from individuals to groups or teams. Due to the nature of the sports, injury is inevitable. There are reports of injuries while paintball is being played. But most often, these cases are incidental or when a player removes a protective equipment like the mask while playing.

Paintball requires many equipment and accessories. However, when shopping for paintball equipment and accessories, one must only trust brands like Pure Energy Paintball and stores like JT Paintball Parts which are known for the superior quality of their products . Getting second-rate paintball equipment and accessories might compromise your or other people’s safety thus, it is important to make sure that you look for those brands and shops that offer topnotch products.  

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