Paintball = PAINtball (sometimes). It can sting like a ***** if you are hit in your softer bits like the neck and under arms. Full coverage mask is an absolute must. For a first timer, I also would recommend long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and a wrap for the neck. Looser clothes are better than tight clothes too. They slow the paint down before impact. Usually when you're in the thick of it, your adrenaline is pumping and you tend not to notice as much. Public fields will almost always check ball speed with radar before allowing you on the field. Some paintballs are harder than others too. Hits on covered skin are usually not too bad. Hits on bare skin will often leave welts and bruises so keep sensitive parts covered. Depends on the distance from the shooter too. Paintball can be a ton of fun, but safety is important.
Last edited by mr_fender; 06-30-2012 at 02:00..