>>My new addiction.
We shall meet then, DEADMEAT! :) :) :)
On a lighter note, this would beat any bar or pub conferences!
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Yeh, right here!
Paintball is fantastic fun - good for work days out (teambuilding etc, etc).
There´s nothing better than setting paint pellets at your co-workers to release some stress!
I've played a few times and love it. It can get kind of spendy unless you and a bunch of friends have your own equipment. Also be careful where you get hit. Most hits sting a bit but when you get hit on a very sensitive area it can hurt for a few days. Trips to the bathroom weren't too much fun.
A cheaper alternative is to play with low power BB guns. Not quite the same effect as splattering someone with paint but it can be fun as well.
Always wanted to do it but alas ... nowhere to be found in the BVI. Maybe I could come up with some sort of "island style" paintball that you can do in shorts and T's. I don't fancy running around in the tropics wearing full battle gear! :)
We have water balloon launchers which you mount on your boat and then fill balloons with water to launch at other boats. Big problem with that though as sea turtles think the dead balloons are jelly fish and they eat them. Not good at all! :(
There must be a way to do paintball down here but not have to wear all that stuff (passing out from heat prostration) or killing unsuspecting sea turtles. Give it some thought, maybe there's a new business venture in it for you. Think of a way to do it with a tropical theme! ;)
Paintball is great! I have played a few times, and you are right it is a huge rush!
>kind of spendy
No kidding. 7 of us went through $120 of paintballs (2 cases) in 4 hours. I think I shot 1/3 of them though, I'm rather trigger-happy. heh
Overall, it wasn't too bad. $15 for gun rental and course/ref usage for however long you stay. The paintballs were $60 per case, and I heard you can get them online for $45 per case. But since the guys aren't making much, I'd rather support the local courses/group than have a hassle of ordering/S&H for minor savings.
Any suggestions on a good gun for a couple hundred bucks?
>>Thinking about getting my own gun.
I use an Adrenalin Angels frame with custom sights, barrel, stock, 6 stage expansion chamber, harness and dual electonic trigger set. The 10 lbs CO2 tank and detachable 200 rounds mags can help a bit.
Before you buy, please visit pbreview.com.
You wimps... after a hard day of uneventful dove-hunting, we used to play it with 12ga. shotguns. (from rcjordan's "True but Stupid -or How did I ever make it out of high school alive?" book. Now that's a rush!
If you really want to add some zing, put the paint balls in the freezer the nite before.
Nice way to get you banned from the best clubs. I tried thunderflash in my early days. It got me banned from the best places.
BTW, anyone heard of from where the cream of the crop are?
Try this for fun, Honda pilots and paint ball, take turns to drive like the wind round a circuit while your friends gun you down .
Paintball is awesome. Don't get shot in the back of the neck from ~10 feet. Ow.
camo always helps ...white T-shirts stop looking white after the first 150 rounds you take ;)
I play a few times a year.. Courses are fun, good "target rich" enviroments (usually 50 to 100 players at the one I visit). But I like playing in the "wilderness" the best. We sometimes roundup a group of 10 to 20 and head up to Breckenridge to play in the national forrest.
When they create "paint-grenades" and "paint-shells" you can launch from easy to build howitzers then you'll get my interest!
I have seen paint grenades and paint mines. I can't remember seeing any howitzers but it probably wouldn't take too much to build one. Just take a standard spud gun, put some wadding in, and drop in paintballs. Never tried it but it should work.
>>... put some wadding in, and drop in paintballs.
Hmm..... Need to think this one through a bit. The payload needs to withstand the launch but must explode on impact such that it sprays paintballs in a circle. The paintballs would need a soft exterior to explode on impact with whatever was within that circle. Or the payload is a collection of 12 paintballs shot like a mortar with high trajectory. Now we're talkin'.... ;)
I like the last paragraph [paintballbuzz.com].
You just got me thinkin bout the 'game' again...
When I went I spent about £30 just on smoke bombs and grenades. Came back with bruises all over me back :)
Have a Rambo outdoor facility here in the summer.
It's a blast! Particularly at night.
...you never know "what the..."
I've played a couple of times, and yes it's a rush. First time out, I didn't know you could get so tired just creeping around. And I second Drastic on the ammo usage thing. I expect to go through 300 - 500 rounds/scenario (usually about 15 - 20 minutes/scenario) plus a couple of smoke or paint bombs where available. Ammo usage is especially high in the "Assualt the base" type games, because you end up doing a lot of area supressing fire, pumping paint into your assigned sector while your comrades make their rush, or just blazing away to try and pin down the enemy assault teams (depends on whether you are playing the "assualt" team or not)
It's about as much fun as you can have fully clothed though.
Two words of advice :
1) Operate in pairs and CHECK YOUR BACK. I've lost count of the "kills" I've made by hiding up, waiting for a lone tango to pass me, then creep out and bust a cap into his unsuspecting rear end :)
2) Carry about 2 or 3 times as much ammo as you think you need. When you run out, borrow some more off a dead man
Have a team partner who washes is gillie suit [flashdistributor.com] with stain guard stuff and then spray it with water repellent.
My motto : They shall not pass [sounds.wavcentral.com]!