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17 July 2008 @ 12:41 am
438 reasons not to play paint ball  
http://flickr.com/search/?q=paintball+bruise

Ouch.

It's highly unlikely I'll ever play again though. I didn't enjoy the last time I played (and one of those bruises is mine) and I only enjoyed the first time a little bit.
 
 
 
meehaneomeehaneo on July 17th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Paintball
Wimp! :-)

Seriously though, in the games I have played, if a marshall saw you firing close enough to cause serious bruising you would be ejected from the game. The overalls they give you are also too thin - I wore full combats which are thicker and absorb some of the hits.

oops - that makes me look at bit rednecky ...

Hyuck hyuck - ah shure ain't!!

a very caring potato: beating a dead horsemollydot on July 17th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Paintball
The guy who hit me wasn't ejected. He's incredibly apologetic about it though, even now, over a year later.

I've heard of regular players using kevlar. The first time I played, there was someone wearing his motocross gear as extra protection.

But yes, I am a wimp! :-)
bcroxy42 on July 17th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
ouch! You've just put me off paintballing for life! (not that it was on my list of to-do things...).
a very caring potato: zoe soldiermollydot on July 17th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
I got a much prettier, and less painful, bruise the first time I played. It was on my arm, and over time, the middle kind of fell down. It ended up heart shaped. Ahh.
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a very caring potato: zoe soldiermollydot on July 17th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
Hey Thesme! Do you want to play paintball next week?
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a very caring potato: minifestomollydot on July 17th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)
Good, considering I don't want to either :-)
eatin: I carumba!hellison on July 17th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
There is talk of a work paintballing session today and even before you posted this I can think of few things I would like to do LESS!
a very caring potatomollydot on July 17th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
How timely. You could forward the link to them :-)