The first time you play paintball, the single most common question you hear from your newfound buddies is how bad does a paintball hurt? Somehow they’ve made it through life without playing the great game of paintball and they’re sure as heck not going to be the ones to start now.
Well, there are a few ways you can answer the simple question of ‘how bad does a paintball hurt?’ It really depends on what your definition of pain is. Certainly, it doesn’t seem like much when you get shot with a paintball marker in your backyard, but when you’re actually playing in a scenario or woods ball game and you get hit where it counts the most, the answer becomes a little more clear.
So, how bad does a paintball hurt? The best way to find out is to simply play the great sport of paintball. Once you get shot with a paintball, hopefully by someone of a similar skill level to yourself, the pain quickly becomes more of an intense stinging sensation.
For those who are new to paintball, getting hit with one full strength is like getting punched in the gut at full force. The feeling of shock and weakness that follows is something you won’t soon forget. It takes time to learn how to manage the pain but the more you play, the better you’ll become at dealing with it.
At my field, they have a saying that if you don’t feel pain after your first shot, then you didn’t get hit hard enough!
I guess what they’re trying to say is that if you don’t start taking paintball seriously after your first shot, you’ll quit soon and we want to make sure you get the most out of your paintball experience!
I think it’s safe to say that anyone that has played paintball even just once won’t soon forget the rush. It’s completely different from any other sport in the world and if you haven’t tried it, you should!
The next time someone asks you how bad a paintball hurts, the best answer is the simplest. The best way to find out is to try it for yourself. In fact, try not to just try it once, but instead play as often as your wallet will allow. Paintball is an incredible sport that everyone should experience at least once!