the History of Paintball
Paintball History is very important for any true paintball player. It is amazing how many players still do not know much about paintball history.
I find it extremely important because it helps learn about the changes that have happened in the past, as well as understanding more about the game in general.
Knowing this information helps allow you to appreciate the sport even more than you did previously.
First of all, paintball is still a fairly new game. The game first started in 1981 using a pistol called the “Nel-spot 007.” This was a weapon used by farmers for marking trees with.
Loading paintballs into it and then firing at each other, Hayes Noel, Charles Gaines and Bob Gurnsey were the first ones to have a paintball game.
They did so with a total of 12 players and their game of choice was “Capture the Flag.” Capture the Flag is still one of the most popular (if not the most popular) paintball games of today.
Fast forward a little bit and now people have created the first of the Paintball Tournaments. This happened in our paintball history in the 1990's and carries on today.
Now there are many different tournaments to choose from, including many worldwide professional ones with very nice rewards (not including the fame you obtain from winning one!). Also, as time has gone along more and more paintball guns have become available, such as army paintball guns.
At this point there are not only pistols but also rifles, sniper rifles, bazookas, and fully automatic weapons that replicate the army tactical paintball guns. You can even emulate the real world using grenades, mines, and grenade launchers now!
As you can see from the paintball history, the game has gone a very long way in a short period of time. Even today the game is constantly being enhanced with new games, new rules, new locations, new tournaments, and even more importantly, new weapons.
You can expect the game to keep growing well into the future due to the nature of it. The main reason the sport has exploded the way it has is due to how realistic, yet safe it is (if, of course, you are following all of the safety precautions and rules).
This allows people to have a real team-based game with a lot of strategy involved, while also getting out the war side of us.
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