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|Paintball-One of the Safest sports today!
Paintball One Of The Safest Sports Out There Today. While
membership in the "Extreme Sports" category implies a whiff of
danger, only Paintball is handicapped by a huge injury
taboo--one that exists in the public mind, but not in the
statistics. The industry has long maintained that the rare (but
highly publicized) eye injury almost always occurs in an
unsupervised, unprotected, often illegal setting; and that
Paintball is a very safe activity--a claim substantiated by the
current research, as the sport reflected only 0.2 injuries per
1,000 exposures, the lowest injury rate of any Extreme Sport.
Put another way, the average player will suffer a Paintball
injury about once every 500 years. Did you know more injuries
are reported from basketball and baseball than from paintball?
Not many people know that. Ever since paintball began back in
the mid 80s, safety was always the number one concern. We've
always worn eye protection, although to begin with, it consisted
of safety glasses and ski masks . Nowadays, we wear masks
specifically made for the sport and tested to high standards.
Every manufactured paintball mask must be made to withstand a
paintball traveling at least 300 feet per second (fps) or about
201 miles per hour. Paintball has regulated itself. We have
developed rules and guidelines, and all paintball facilities in
the world adhere to them strictly. We have never had to be
regulated by any agency other than ourselves. That is a credit
to the quality individuals and corporations that have made
paintball what it is today. Most of the problems occur when
people purchase paintball equipment and play in their backyards
or an empty
lot. This is dangerous. If you want to ensure
everyone's safety with paintball, a regulated paintball field is
recommended. The only time paintball gets media coverage is when
something goes wrong. There is the rare isolated incidents and
most can be avoided by following the safety rules. On regulated
fields, Paintball players must keep their masks on at all times,
even at the chronograph. Make sure your marker is shooting under
the legal fps limit usually under 300. If you ever have a
problem with your tank, never try to fix it yourself. Take it to
the field operator or your local pro-shop. Make sure your
equipment is in good shape and well maintained. The paint in
paintball is made of a washable substance and are actually
editable!!. They are made of gelatin and food coloring. . There
are paintball-eating contests all the time at tournaments and
events. I don't recommend it, cause they taste gross but they
happen all the time. Paintball is one of the safest outdoor
sports available. The paintballs do not cause injury, but
falling down from tripping might. Personally, I have never seen
anyone get hurt who was following all of the safety precautions.
Paintball is not just aimlessly running around with a marker and
shooting your opponents. Oh no. This sport takes practice,
determination, strategy, and a lot of money. It can also be a
LOT of fun!!!
About the author:
Sandra is a paintball product supplier in Tallassee, Alabama.
She decided to provide paintballl gear and guns on the web after
friends and relatives started playing and enjoying the game. you
can find her products at www.paint-ball-supply.com