Playing paintball is a blast especially if you are playing the game with your friends. Although there are rules in the game that protect the players, accidents can still happen. As players, you should understand the risk of getting hit and what the damage could cause, that’s why it is important that protective gear should be worn every time you are out on the playing field. This post should be your guide on what essential protective pieces you should have and wear before heading out to the game.
Getting hit in the eyes is a big possibility and when you get hit, this could cause permanent and long term damage. It can cost you your eyesight so you better wear this all the time. Having a mask is essential. It is up to you to select the lens that will work for you. You can either get clear, dark or yellow lenses with an anti-fog technology. Also do not forget that when you purchase a mask, you should consider the ventilation system to allow you to breathe properly and communicate with your teammates.
Paintball Chest Guard
This is worn underneath your clothing that covers the chest and the back for added protection from the impact of an incoming paintball. This is especially important for female paintball contestants as if a close range impact into your breasts is made, it can actually cause some serious damage. Make sure that the chest guard you select is lightweight and flexible enough so you can move freely during the game.
Paintball Neck Protector
Some are not aware that our neck is made of soft tissues that could get seriously damaged when hit by a paintball. Wearing the neck protector could prevent that from happening.
Gloves, Knee and Elbow Pads
The gloves should protect the hands from scrapes and cuts. Knee pads and elbow pads on the other hand will give you enough cushion if in case you need to crawl or kneel.
Buy from a reliable seller and only choose high quality products because these gears are meant to protect you and keep you safe. Good luck and enjoy the game!
Paintball is one exhilarating game that almost anyone can enjoy. It is often a game used during team building or leadership activity. It doesn’t just test your ability to work with your team, it also tests your analytical ability, your patience, your physical fitness and your strategic ability. This well loved game can give you so much benefits, believe it or not.
Since this game has a physical component, you want to make sure that you are prepared for it and that your body has enough fuel for you to last the entire game. After the game, you need to eat something that will help you recover from the game, restore the energy and calories that were spent during the activity. You would need food that are rich in carbohydrates and protein to do that. Here are some of the recommended snacks.
Granola bars are made from granola, a breakfast food consists of rolled oats, honey and nuts. It is high in calories and carbohydrates. Another version of this snack is yogurt topped with granola giving you your need for carbohydrates and protein.
If you want something convenient and doesn’t need too much preparation, a protein bar would be perfect. It is high in protein, which is needed to build the muscles used during the activity. Check the label to make sure that it doesn’t contain high amount of sugar especially if you’re trying to lose weight. If you crave something sweet then stick to the natural sources like fruits.
If you aren’t in the mood for those protein bars then protein shakes could be an alternative. This requires very little preparation. All you need to do is to mix, shake and drink. You can also drink protein shakes to hydrate you during the quick paintball game break.
Low Fat Chocolate Milk
This yummy drink has a mix of protein, carbohydrates and fat ideal for muscle recovery. Moderation is the key. Only drink around 8-10 oz of milk after the game.
Paintball is a sport where competing teams of players shoot paint-filled balls at each other with the use of air powered guns. A player is eliminated if they are tagged with the paint. This sport can be played indoors or outdoors. For safety reasons, each players are required to wear masks to protect your face. If a paintball hits you directly in the eye, you may be blinded for life. Sometimes it can even leave your with a bruise if you it hits your body. Other Players would wear elbow and knee pads for added protection.
This is a game of team work and strategy and at the same time it could be something fun to do with your friends. It too could give you the exercise that you need. Trust me, you will most likely do a lot of running and squatting, targeting your leg muscles, while playing this game. Although this can be a relatively safe sport, is a child ever too young to play it? Or an adult too old?
The age limit imposed by different paintball sites and even the laws of different country’s vary. For example, In Argentina, children below 16 years old are forbidden to play without parent’s consent. In Germany, children below 18 years old are not allowed to play. In Australia, a parent’s authorization is also needed for players that are below 18 years of age. The requirements for each state also differs. It is different when you play in Queensland, Australia. (Minimum age is 15 years old) than when you play paintball in South Australia (minimum age of 12). Some of the kids playing paintball in South Australia look young enough to be wearing diapers. It is so crazy that kids this young are allowed to play paintball. Too young in our opinion.
If you are considering introducing your child to paintball, you may want to consider his or her maturity level. You want to make sure that your child understands the safety rule of the game and comply to it. They need to be at an age where they understand that this is a game, a sport, and that they do not overreact should they end up getting hit. If you are confident with their maturity level then the next thing you should do is call up your nearest paintball site office to know what their requirements are. Just remember that as a parent, your child’s safety is always a priority.