Nowadays, paintball ain't usual to Malaysian, especially among teenagers. I do love watching paintball game, but I have not get the chance to try it. I wonder if i can be one of the paintballers, i would definitely do kind of crazy acts like a G.I JOE did! (hahaha). Guys and girls out there, paintball is a sport in which players eliminate opponents by hitting them with pellets containing paint (referred to as a "paintball") usually shot from a carbon dioxide or compressed-gas (HPA or N2) powered paintball gun (or marker)
Games can be also played either indoors or outdoors and take various forms, of which some of the most popular are woodsball, scenario, X-Ball and speedball. Rules for playing paintball vary widely, with most designed to ensure that participants enjoy the sport in a safe environment. The sport requires a significant amount of equipment.
A game of paintball usually involves two opposing teams seeking to eliminate all of the other team's players or to complete some other objective, such as retrieving a flag, eliminating a specific player, or other paintball variations. Depending on the style of paintball played, a paintball game can last from seconds to days.
Paintball equipment varies depending on the type of paintball game being played and the skill level of those playing. Every player; however, requires three basic pieces of equipment.
- Mask: Necessary for players' protection.
- Complete paintball marker: Guns usually also require some sort of loader/hopper and propellant to work (CO2, nitrogen or compressed air).
- Paintballers: may instead rent equipment from a paintball facility
The most common gas propellant is CO2 and typically comes in the three sizes of 9 oz, 12 oz and the 20 oz. The bigger 20 oz tanks can fire 500 to 1500 shots depending on the efficiency of the marker. Due to its low cost production, the CO2 propellant is of lower quality compared to compressed air. CO2 also sometimes malfunctions when the outside temperature goes lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while compressed air can withstand much more temperature change.
Compressed air tanks will come in 3000 and 4500 psi variations which can be anywhere from 45ci to 92ci. The 3000 psi tanks can fire anywhere from 500 to 1500 shots depending on the gun and 4500 psi tanks can fire anywhere from 1000 to 3000. Compressed air will also give more consistency and accuracy.
Regular paintballs are made of a gelatin shell filled with food coloring and vegetable oil. The gelatin shell is designed to break upon impact, however, ricochets may occur. There are many types of paintballs, such as glow in the dark paintballs for use at night, scented paintballs, formulations for winter play, and more.
So what are you waiting for? get yourself in, chill out and have fun with your friends! (me too)