I first went paintballing in early May. The guys at work coerced me into going with them. “Oh Michelle, it’ll be fun! It’ll be great! We promise not to shoot at you.” Hah, yeah right.. Well, it was fun and it went great and they did shoot at me a little… But I eventually got into it (after about the second round or so) and I’m smaller than the rest of them so it was easier for me to move around and to not attract as much attention as they all did, which was perfectly awesome. I got invited to go again in late July, but unfortunately the day that all the guys were planning on going happened to be the exact same date as my final exam, which was very disappointing. But I found out today that the guys want to take me out paintballing again before I go to back to school, so I’m excited for it. I didn’t really think that I would like it at first, but then I discovered that I did. Must be some weird instinct where I just like shooting at things with pellets of paint, I don’t know.
But paintballing is an awesome experience and I think that everyone should try it at least once. Who knows, maybe you’ll secretly like it like I did as well. Anyways, I found this awesome website that would basically be like heaven for the guys at work. It sells all sorts of paintballing equipment, such as paintball guns, assorted supplies and apparel. I didn’t realize that people would buy special clothing for something such as paintballing until I started browsing through the site. But then, after looking through the website, I recalled this guy who happened to be playing at the same time that me and my coworkers were and he was the paintball sniper for the other team. He had on this entire camo-outfit and had facepaint on and everything. He was very intensely into it.
Anyways, as I was saying about the website. It’s pretty well organized and they’ve got a lot of information about the different equipment. The guys at work have been telling me that if I really want to get into it, I should get my own paintball gun. Which is a pretty pricey investment for something I’ve only done a handful of times, but it is pretty interesting to see the different marker designs and what kind of masks are available. All in all, paintballing is an awesome experience and if I really do decide that I want to take part it in a bit more, I will definitely be considering buying my own equipment rather than always borrowing a coworker’s or renting it.
OMG good on you! I went paintballing for the first time a few months ago. I was death scared cause I’m tiny too. But yes, it was AWESOME fun. It’s really costly though.. but probably well worth it. Did you get any scary bruises? That’s probably the only thing that scared me x)
Great article keep it up!