How to Play Paintball : Professional Paintballing Basics & Information

How to Play Paintball : Professional Paintballing Basics & Information


On behalf of Expert Village, I am Dan Foss
here to talk to you about paintball. Well we have talked a little about what we do here
in the store, paintball parties and that, we would like to talk to you about how it
has evolved into professional paintball. And we have a few magazines here like Paintball
Extreme and Action Pursuit, there are several different magazines out there and if you pick
one of these up in one of your local stores, and you can read in there the standings of
all of the teams across the world. There are teams from Sweden, Norway, Australia, the
United States, Canada; they are all in a professional league area right now. And they make pretty
good money out of it. I heard just by reading through the paper and talking to some friends
that at the Las Vegas Open, which was a professional paintball game, they have, some of the players
were making thirty-five thousand a year to start, not including all of their sponsorships
that they do for the different, whoever signs them up to do their commercials and things
like that. So you can see that there is a avenue for the younger guys that want to get
into it. There are divisions for the younger guys, there are teams called Young Guns. In
fact you can start out in there at twelve, thirteen years old and join a team in your
local area, get on a field in your local area, and practice with them, and practice religiously
and it is bunker ball basically, called speedball. And it is in a confined area, and you have,
a lot of times it is just bales of hay, but it may be blow up bunkers that you will run,
play around, and you try to capture the flag. And there is, it is really controlled, there
are referees, there are judges there that have knitting screens, safety features in
place. They have people out there that are videoing them and watching them to make sure
that they are playing safely. Markers are turned down and they are fast markers, probably
shooting thirty balls a second or faster, so, that is one avenue you may want to think
about getting into, it is a lot of fun.

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