Clarification of the Top 12 Most Painful Ways We’ve Injured Ourselves Playing Paintball.

12. Leaves your ear ringing with paintball bits in and around the ear. This is one of the good reasons to wear the proper helmet and protection.

11. I was stuck in a group of brush. The paintballs were breaking on the brush and not hitting me. I was completely surrounded, so I “Got my self outta ‘Nam”. Two years later an my foot still cracks If I move it the wrong way.

10. See – aHow not to check to see if you’re out of ammo #1/a and aHow not to check to see if you’re out of ammo #2/a

9. Joe got shot in the lip and also got the nickname “lippy” form the fat lip.

8. I came running through a thicket of brush with my head tilted down just enough to see where I was going. I come plowing out of the brush and POW get shot right on the top of the head.

7. See – aHow not to check to see if you’re out of ammo #3/a

6. This is a particular sensitive area especially if you have a small spheroid flying at 250 to 300 fps. And let me tell you something, the grazing shots hurt more than the direct hit’s.

5. Mike had branch of tree swung too hard back on him and hit him in the groin. I’ve ran smack into one particular small, groin height tree several times at night.

4. I’m charging “The Fort” with Charles, attempting a full frontal assault and take over before the enemy arrives. We were late, they were early. Charles splits off to the left as I head for the right. I try to make it to some cover, I trip in the sand and get shot. I land on the ground and lay there for a couple of seconds to catch my breath. As I get up one of the people in the fort sees me moving and as a knee-jerk reaction shoots, and hits me in the throat. It took me by surprise and knocked me on my back. I met the guy who actually shot me a few years later at another game. We were telling “war stories” and I mentioned that incident. He responded “Oh I’m so terribly sorry. That was me who shot you. That was you who I shot. I’m so sorry. Don’t kill me.” Keep in mind that he said that sentence in under 4 seconds.

3. Rob got shot in the neck just below the jaw. He went down to the ground holding one hand on his neck and the other pounding on the ground, legs kicking like mad.

2. I shot at Greg as he was running away. It hit him on the back of the head immediately knocking him out. He fell to the ground like a sack of potatoes. We all dropped our equipment and ran over to him.

1. No explication needed. Let’s just say we’ve had one to many hits and WAY to many close calls. And trust me the close shots and the grazes hurt allot more than the direct hit.