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Paintball 101....whatever the genre
« on: 05 January 2011, 02:41:10 PM »
- The very first rule is: NEVER EVER take off your MASK !!! I can't stress this enough. It is very detrimental to your vision's health. A paintball at 300 feet per second could POP your eye out of your head. Don't ever take your facial protection off, except in designated 'SAFE' areas.And this does not mean the DEAD MAN ZONE. Please !

-Barrel socks or barrel plugs always on till you enter the field and instructed to remove them. HOWEVER EXPERIENCED YOU ARE. WE DO NOT CARE!!!!

-Do not point your barrel at another player at the rest area. treat it with respect

- Make sure you understand your marker and its limitations, whether its a rental or your own...Ask if you don't know...Treat the HPA or CO2 tank with most respect. This can a  loose cannon.

-Chrono your marker..chrono your marker

- Paintballs do not hurt when they hit. You won't even feel them till the day after. I have found that paintballs that hit you and don't break hurt a little more because they hit and bounce off. The time they are in contact with you is shorter and thus the force is greater (impulse equation from physics justifies this). When it does break it is in contact with you longer and is cushioned by your skin, fat, etc.

- Wear some type of boots or comfortable hiking shoes.(woodsball) Football cleats or rugby cleats when speedballing.
No open toes or slippers or tongs.
Sports sneakers will do but you can slip and injure your ankle.

-Rehydrate whenever possible

- Always be honest. If you get hit and see the splat on you, please raise your hand and exit the game. There is always another game to redeem yourself. I hate people who try to wipe their paint off and think they can get away with it. You only do that if you really suck. By the end of the day it will be obvious if you suck.
DO NOT BE A ZOMBIE!!!! You lose rep. quick

- Don't ever call an advanced paintball player a goof or no-brainer. They hate that and take their games really seriously. No matter what happens don't do this, you are asking for trouble. That is how seriously some people take their game. They are mostly very honest down to earth people.

- Don't be afraid to ask or learn. With the speed of technology these days it is hard for anyone to know everything about paintball.

- Keep your eyes open. I have seen so many players gain ground and then quickly get eliminated because they were not looking sideways. They go straight forward and then are attacked from other players from the sides and even behind them. This mistake is made so many times. It is a mistake even the most advanced players make. It's not easy to look around. Our brains always focus on one thing. Train yourself to look around as you run, hide, attack, and take cover.

- Be alert and never focus too much on one thing. Don't keep shooting at the same guy behind the bunker over and over again. Move on and surprise him from the side or another angle.

- Don't stay in the same spot too long. If you are in a fort don't keep shooting from the same side forever, its not productive. Go to the other end, go to the second level. Move away from the bunker walk out unprotected and hold people down. Don't stay put!

- Never give up. Whether you run out of air, paint or energy... don't ever stop or quit, you are still useful. No one has to know that you are all out.

- Never call yourself dead if you are unsure. If you question whether or not a shot hit you and splatted call a paintcheck and have the referee check if you are dead yet. Don't just call yourself out because you felt a hit. Wait for the referee to confirm.Always call paint checks on yourself if you are unsure.

- Keep your verbal barrage to yourself. We are not interested till the ref calls you out!!!
All yur Fcks and shts are all for you to swallow. We are LITERALLY NOT INTERESTED till ref calls you out.

- GO OUT AND GIT SOME!!!

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Re: Paintball 101....whatever the genre
« Reply #1 on: 06 January 2011, 12:21:03 AM »
-Do not point your barrel at another player at the rest area. treat it with respect

or for those who went through the army, just treat all markers as if they're loaded and ready to fire. a friend got slapped in the face once for pointing an unloaded, unmag'd, trigger locked M16 towards his mate's face. frankly, the guy deserved it. so says my CO. and i concur.

- Paintballs do not hurt when they hit. You won't even feel them till the day after. I have found that paintballs that hit you and don't break hurt a little more because they hit and bounce off. The time they are in contact with you is shorter and thus the force is greater (impulse equation from physics justifies this). When it does break it is in contact with you longer and is cushioned by your skin, fat, etc.

from what i've seen, it's due to paintballs that become hard due to improper storage, humidity levels, etc. the shell hardens and makes it near impossible to break upon impact. when it hits you, it's like comparing someone throwing a ball bearing at you instead of an egg.

all in all, nice info there D3tC0rD. everyday is a learning day.