Tony Yin writes, Last week, my dad and I went to play paintball.

Last week, my dad and I went to play paintball. This is the first time I have ever played paintball. I thought more people would be interested in knowing more about this awesome sport. The main goal of this game is to hit other people with paintballs. This is probably the best and hardest part of this game. You shoot from a compressed-gas-powered gun that actually makes the paintballs fly extremely far, and it really hurts. The paintballs are made of spherical gelatin capsules containing primarily polyethylene glycol, other non-toxic and water-soluble substances, and dye, so you won’t die after getting hit. But I got 10 bruises on my body from paintballs.In America alone, it is estimated that 10 million people will play paintball annually. Surprisingly, paintball is the safest sport in existence, with an injury rate of only 0.2 injuries per 1,000 exposures. Games can be played either indoors or outdoors and there are tons of games out there. Single-elimination and other goal based games such as retrieving a flag, eliminating a specific player, or other paintball variations are available. The first paintballs were created by the Nelson Paint Company in the 1950s to shoot at trees in a distance, and then it was used to mark cattle. In 1976, two people came up with the idea of hunting people, and that is how paintball started. Few years after that, they discovered a agricultural gun that is suitable enough for hitting humans. Twelve players competed against each other with Nelspot 007s pistols in the first paintball game on June 27, 1981. Between 1981 and 1983, rival manufacturers such as PMI began to create competing products, and it was during those years that the sport took off.Remember, the next time you play paintball, you have to be careful. Overall, it is a fun game for adults and kids. The most important thing is to HAVE FUN!!!!


  1. I’ve always wanted to try paintball…
    I’ve always wanted to try paintball, that may be a bit weird comming from a girl!!!

  2. I’ve always wanted to pla…
    I’ve always wanted to play paintball and I am trying to convince my mom to get me one. Good describing!!

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