Hey everybody, this is John Jackson with Archery Tag. Welcome, we’re going to do another video demonstration of Archery Tag versus paintball! Uh… I’m here with Brendan Pierce. Would you say you’re a pretty avid paintballer? Oh definitely. And you got introduced to Archery Tag a
couple months back… Oh yes, I’ve been hooked ever since. You offered to volunteer your
body for research. Uh… what are we gonna do today? Well, essentially so many people seem to be afraid of the Archery Tag that I decided to be your guinea pig and let people see that the Archery Tag arrows shot from ten feet away don’t hurt nearly, nearly as bad as paintball ones. They don’t leave welts, marks, anything
like as you’ll get to see in this video. So you’re gonna let us shoot you with paintballs
to show the welts that they create. What a guy. Okay, we’re going to start out with the
arrows first so that we can show what kind of impact
they have. So for that we’ll probably ask you to take your shirt off and turn around and we’ll go ahead and shoot you in the back. So we’ve got eight Archery Tag arrows here with the nice soft foam tip! And we’re going to pace off about ten feet… Now these arrows will ricochet back because
he is kinda close. But that’s alright. You ready? There’s one! Two! How’s it feel? Did you start yet? Haha! Three! Four! I think a butterfly just landed on my back! Five! Six! …That’s your favorite spot. I’m a good shot. Seven! Eight. Now, our typical safety zone is twenty feet. I’m shooting him from about ten feet
away bareback, no protection. Let’s see what we got here. Well, don’t really see… maybe a little bit of a just a little bit of a redness there
where I smacked him two or three times in the same spot. Okay, now let’s try paintballs. Putting my jersey on for this so it’ll be easier to clean up too.
Okay. You’re a heck of a sport!
Thank you! Now we’re going to be a little further away with the paintball because of the uh… Say that again? We’re going to stand a little
further away with the paintball than the Archery Tag arrow. How far away? You walk, you tell me. I’d say this is far enough!
Okay. Just uh… not in the butt, not in the back of the head, please.
Got it! Sight’s pretty accurate?
Yeah. By the way, it’s at two hundred forty feet per second. Two hundred forty feet per second
compared to an Archery Tag arrow which is about ninety. *groaning in pain* That all eight?
Yeah. Were you counting?
Yeah. I can double-check. Yep, that’s all of ’em. Whew! That didn’t hurt, did it? Oh yeah, it tingles a bit. Tingles a little bit? OWWW! There’s your paintball damage! Maaan! It’s a lower ones that really hurt.
Wow! This one looks really sore! By the way, two hundred forty feet per
second is extremely low in the sport of paintball. It’s typically
two hundred eighty feet per second. That uh… forty feet adds up quite a bit.
Yeah, I’ll bet. I’ll bet. Well, I’m sorry to hurt ya like that, but man! The welts will really start showing up in the next minute or two. Oh really? Are they showing up pretty decent already?
Yeah, that one’s really…that’s quite beautiful, isn’t it? It’s like battle scars. So to summarize folks, which would you
rather get hit by? An Archery Tag foam-tipped arrow? Or a paintball? I’d say the choice is pretty clear. Also, there’s no mess with Archery Tag. There’s no gun to clean, there’s no there’s no mess on your clothing… Tell me about the clean-up! Uh… It’s actually, it’s part of paintball. I spend after every weekend that I
play approximately ten hours cleaning all my gear. My clothes have to be washed separately from all other clothes in the washer. Some of them have to line-dry, some
can run through the dryer. My equipment themselves, the paintball
markers, those take anywhere from half an hour to an hour
per piece. And if you get shot with the round
right in your marker, you got to dismantle the whole thing to
clean it up. You have none of that with Archery Tag.