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What is the point of Paintballing?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    A young man with a promotional stall in Clapham Junction station forecourt asked me this morning if I was interested in paintballing. I asked him what had given him the impression that I might be and he said because it was so much fun. Frankly I can think of few things that would be less fun than being hit in the head by an exploding paintball. So what is the point of it, do you think? Has anyone done it? Is anyone thinking of doing it?
  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Friend did it...said it really hurt when hit.

    Can't say I'll be trying anytime soon....
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I did a laser tag thing as part of a colleagues birthday. Not laserquest or anything like that... was in a field, used the same tech as TV remotes. You could tell who'd played too much Call of Duty [hint: not me]

    It was great fun but oh god my muscles ached the next day. But fun.

    Not done paintball.
  4. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    I wonder, if paintballing was introduced into Parliament, whether we would get coherent debates.
  5. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Quite exhilarating is paintball. Those balls are painful, and so much to be scared of.
  6. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Exercise. Competition. Tiny element of danger. Drinks after.
  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I should imagine so, if they get hit!
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  8. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

  9. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    It sells more paint ...
  10. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    It is advisable to wear something substantial under the boiler suit.
    It was a lot less fun than I expected. Too static but that may be a novice thing.
  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And probably produces a few counter tenors.
    kibosh and marlin like this.
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I used to take my Post 16s to LaserQuest. We loved it!
  13. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I'll just have the last then.
    kibosh and midnight_angel like this.
  14. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I think paintballing is more of (but not exclusively) a bloke thing.
  15. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    No point whatsoever, as far as I can see, unless you enjoy acquiring bruises in places where there didn't ought to be bruises.

    Apart from the drink afterwards, of course.
  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Why did the young man ask me then? In any case I'd have thought I was well outside his target age range.
    InkyP likes this.
  17. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    That's why I took my guys to LaserQuest. No bruises to explain to alarmed parents.
  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    He probably thought you were the sort of authoritative figure who might organise a paintballing bonding day for your school/office/cycling club.
  19. Informant

    Informant New commenter

    In my experience there is no 't' in paintball.
    kibosh likes this.
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It meets an atavistic desire.

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