Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ABC Wednesday - P is for Paintball



P is for Paintball.............


a teen wearing a paint ball mask and aiming a paintball gun




We are lucky enough to live in a rural area where this game of paintball can be played pretty much in our backyard - or I should say - the woods surrounding it.

My son set up a "lean-to" in the woods that he could use as a shelter when playing this messy game.

You can see all the green colored paintballs in the hopper on the top of the gun.

A cylinder with CO2 is loaded on the bottom of the gun, and that is what launches the paint balls through the gun and into the air.

When the ball hits you - it makes a big splatter of green.

He has special clothes that he wears so he doesn't soil his regular ones.

The paint is water soluble, so it hasn't stained anything. It is also bio-degradable so it doesn't harm the plants, animals, or the environment.

Surprisingly, as long as you are covered with clothes, the balls don't really hurt. On just the skin though, they don't feel too good.

The face is well protected, and since they have played responsibly, there have been no injuries.






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6 comments:

  1. didn't know about this, a variation of war game?

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  2. Sorry but it just must be my age but I do not understand the attraction of paintball.
    Unique choice for the letter P though.

    Bear((( )))

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  3. NOT a sport I'd like to try! I don't even like tiddly-winks!

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  4. Both my sons used to like paintballing. And apparently, one still does! Last time I visited, I opened a kitchen cupboard only to find a gun!

    He laughed and told me it was a paintball gun. LOL!

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  5. Excellent shot Kathy. I played paintball once, got hit in the middle of my forehead through the cage, lucky me...lol. Anna :)

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  6. coll shot... i really wanted to play this but have no one else to play w/ me..

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