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2006-10-07 My first time playing paint ball!!!!

My first time playing paint ball!!!!
  • What a feeling there is when one is shooting at good friends.  The very beginning of very first game the rush of shooting at a great friend of 34 years from 125 feet away.  Watching the paint balls getting ever closer to him (but in that game I didn't hit him :(
  • Nailing an unsuspecting Chuck from 75 feet from a 90 degree flanking position.
  • Having the ref tell me that even though the opponent got me as I was running to flank him that my covering fire got him since he exposed himself to shoot me.
  • I think I was giving it as well as I was taking it until the last 5 games when I was playing against experienced players
  • Being able to have 6 games just between the six of us friends
  • The other players were friendly and helpful
Mike, Mark Casey, Chuck, Rick, and Tony from Horizon before playing paintball.
Only Tony had played before.
The total cost was $65.  $35 for rental package, $15 for the entrance fee, and $15 for paintballs (around 700)
Trying to act tough before our first game :)
After a few games we were still going strong.
During the middle part of 3 hours we were able to play just against ourselves.
That was a blast!  It was 3 on 3.
What a feeling being able to reach out and touch (shoot) a friend!!!
Among all the places to be hit, the face mask is the least painful. 
Actually you don't feel a thing.
After a lot of games
The gloves saved my hand once.
Relaxing after the game
Wearing white sure makes it clear where you get hit :)
Hits on my front
Hits on my rear
 I got this one on my back when Casey
"bunkered" me from 25 feet
 I got this on my bare skin from a person in
the snake position 75 feet away
Of the 7 hits that I can clearly see on my body only the neck one is slightly sore.  Two other are
 tender to the touch.  I had 3 layers on my upper body but only blue jeans for my lower body.
I always thought paint ball was really painful.  Now that I found out that it isn't I'm going
to start playing it.

Creation date: Oct 7, 2006 7:10 pm     Last modified date: Apr 14, 2007 1:11 pm   Last visit date: Oct 24, 2016 8:00 pm
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Oct 7, 2006  ( 2 comments )  
Oct 8, 2006  ( 3 comments )  
10:22 am
Ken Dickens (kendickens)
I've done this with a group with our wives. Now that is really interesting. The women turn viscious and are really good at it... wonder what that means?
1:58 pm
Richard Carr (richard)
Ken, thanks for telling me that.  I didn't think the wives would go for that.  I'll try to get some couples together and do it
3:35 pm
Tom Carr (penpaint)
Looks like something that is really fun.
I like the green background, but the white print does not show up well.
Oct 9, 2006  ( 3 comments )  
8:33 pm
Monica Galvan (monica)
Dad!!  you look so happy!!!  that sounds INTENSE!!!  glad you had a blast with the guys!!  i would love to see it.  how many hours did you play.  or how long is each game.
8:49 pm
Oscar Galvan (oscar)
Richard i played paintball before, it´s so intense. The pictures with your friends looked so fun. (when can i challenge you? Im the best in mexico.) just kidding.  
9:59 pm
Richard Carr (richard)
The games last until one side has lost all of it players.  When you get hit with a paint ball that explodes and leaves a mark larger than a quarter you have to leave the game.  The games typically last from 5 to 10 minutes.
Most of them are pick up games so typically one game starts right after the previous one ends.  I played 3 hours straight with only about a 15 minute break.
Hi Oscar, next time you visit we may play.  We're starting to think about playing during the Thanksgiving weekend.
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