Paintball The History
In 1970, James Hale of Daisy Manufacturing invented and patented what would become the first paintball gun. The original paintball gun was manufactured in Australia and used by farmers for marking livestock. Until one day, a couple of farmers found pleasure in shooting each other. A few Americans noticed the game and took the concept to the United States in 1981. Since then paintball has become all the rage in those countries, with real professional competitions, high cash prizes and sponsors like Budweiser and Pepsi Cola.
Afterwards the game came over from the USA and popped up in Europe where it quickly became popular, especially in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, paintball has become one of the most exciting team sports in the world. Paintball is played in more than 35 countries by millions of men and women. Whether they are managers or students, housewives or secretaries, all paintball players have an adventurous streak and a strong competitive edge.
What is Paintball?
Paintball is a game in which men and women compete as equals and where youngsters do not dominate age. Length and physical strength are of no importance, intelligence and determination all the more.
Besides, paintball is a character-building activity. Players learn the importance of teamwork and bit by bit, they gain more confidence.
But above all, paintball is just fun. When the adrenaline rushes through your veins, you cannot but enjoy the excitement this game brings along.
Paintball is a team sport with two teams working towards a common goal. There are game rules and umpires observing precisely whether the game is played fair and above all safely. No physical contact is allowed in this game, which is full of action. It requires physical as well as mental exertion and it gives / offers an awful lot of pleasure.
What paintball doesn't do:
Teaching people to use a gun
Giving the feeling to be invincible