Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Paintball is a sport, in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by hitting them with pellets containing paint (referred to as a paintball) from a special gun called a paintball marker. Depending on the venue, games are played on either indoor or outdoor fields of varying size. A game field is scattered with natural or artificial terrain, which players use for strategic play. Rules for playing paintball vary, but can include capture the flag, elimination, defending or attacking a particular point or area, or capturing objects of interest hidden in the playing area. Depending on the variant played, games can last from seconds to days.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Paintball equipment is central to paintball, given its equipment-intensive nature. Although good equipment by no means guarantees a good player, a good player''s ability can be seriously hampered by poor-quality equipment. In order to safely conduct a game of paintball, every player requires, at a minimum, a marker with propellant to fire the paint, a mask to protect the eyes and face, paintballs, and a loader to hold them. To ensure safety off the playing field, a barrel sock or plug is also considered compulsory. Common additional equipment, depending on type of play, often includes gloves, a pack designed to comfortably carry pods containing extra paintballs, and a squeegee or swab for cleaning out the barrel in case a paintball breaks.