Step 2: What is paintball?
What is paintball you ask? Paintball is a sport that involves nothing but having fun. You propel .68 or .50 caliber gelatin spheres/balls that are filled with a water soluble fill that bursts on impact using an air pneumatic marker/tool at anywhere from 260 FPS to 300 FPS. There are generally two forms of paintball. Speedball and Woodsball. They also have smaller categories such as hyperball, supair, etc.
Paintball is not a form of violence, an act of war, recreation of warfare, or simulation of warfare. It is an hide and seek and tag game mixed into one. It does not support killing, shooting, hunting, etc. It is a sport of where all ages ranging from 10 years through 60+ years can play.
Paintball is also one of the most safest sports out there. Much more safe then motocross, mountain biking, skateboarding, etc. IT IS Mandatory that everyone who is playing paintball, practicing, or just playing around wear the safety gear that everyone is required to have and use. Such as Masks, headgear, knee pads, etc.
Paintball is also very big. Bigger then Snowboarding in fact. People from Countries all over the world play paintball. Including Japan, Croatia, Russia, etc. We have large events such as World cup, NPPL (National Professional Paintball League) tournaments and much much more. Referees are in every game to make sure you have fun and follow the rules.