The Paintball is the best sport to play and it allows the people in the team to compete as if they are being engaged in the real gun exchange. The sport itself is considered dangerous, so, a number of precautions have to be engaged in order to insure that nobody gets injured. Even so, there are occasions when problems may occur, even when all the safety precautions are followed. After all, there are not only the guns themselves, there are also the people who run in a certain setting, and, when the game is very tense, there are a few mistakes that can lead to injury. Some of the following are the problems which you can expect when playing the paintball game. Hopefully, by avoiding those situations, you will be safe from harm.
Let us first start with a situation that may occur due to a lack of attention in maintaining your marker, your paintball gun. Most of the guns on the market use a simple principle in order to work. A tank of pressurized gas, most of the times carbon dioxide, is used in order to propel the pellet, the paintball to the target. There have been some extreme cases where, due to a damaged CO2 tank, it has exploded leading to injuries at the level of the hands of the player.
This occurrence is quite rare because the guns do not have a very large CO2 container. Nevertheless, it is in the interest of everybody to inspect the gun properly before using it, and, if any problem is spotted, cease using it immediately. Many make the wrong assumption that the paintball gun is a toy, when in fact it is not. It should be treated with respect, and a great deal of attention.
Another type of accident that may happen even if all the safety precautions are met is the occasional bruise and sometimes-superficial laceration. Depending on the distance from which the paintball guns are fired, the impact on the human flesh, even if through protective clothing can be different. Some venues do not allow the player to fire from close range, and, they just rule that whoever was closer to the target should win. Of course, paintball tournaments do not always occur within highly controlled settings; instead, players themselves may organize them. If a there is a shot in a close distance, it can leave the mark but this cannot be something serious.
The paintball itself contains a soluble substance that gives it its color. In case the ball hits the skin which is not protected, it can leave a bruise or a small and open wound. Although most people are well protected from the influence of the coloring substance some may be allergic to it. The allergies that those colorants can lead to are not that severe but they should be tended to immediately.
In the rare cases when the players do not wear their masks or their mouthpieces, there have been cases of eye problems. In cases of the impact on the eyes, this can lead to complete removal of the eye or the total blindness. You should never play paintball without goggles, no matter what the circumstances are.