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PLANET ADVENTURE PAINTBALL has created the ultimate experience in Paintball excitement… semi-automatic mayhem… from the games you play, to the fields you play on, like the Speedball Field at Kotivakkam where evenly spaced inflatable bunkers provide you with a tournament format field to the Hostage Scenario field at Kanathur where two terrorists hold a hostage in a first floor room and teams of up to 10 commandos attempt to eliminate the terrorists “I while scaling the building from the outside and freeing the hostage.
PLANET ADVENTURE PAINTBALL has 2 major fields, a speedball field and a hostage scenario along with a target range for pa warming up. Complete Rentals – all Tippmann Custom 98 Semi-Automatic Marker with Anti-Chop Technology – are available.
Paintball is a sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with dye-filled, breakable oil and gelatin paintballs usually shot from a carbon dioxide or compressed air (Nitrogen) powered ‘paintball marker’.
Paintball draws a wide array of people, and the Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association estimates that over 5.4 million people played the game in the United States in 2007, with over 1.5 million playing at least 15 times that year. Insurance statistics show that paintball is one of the safest sports, with fewer injuries per exposure than sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, and bowling.
Games can be also played either indoors or outdoors and take various forms, of which some of the most popular are woods ball, scenario, X-Ball and speedball. Rules for playing paintball vary widely, with most designed to ensure that participants enjoy the sport in a safe environment. The sport requires a significant amount of equipment.
A game of paintball usually involves two opposing teams seeking to eliminate all of the other team’s players or to complete some other objective, such as retrieving a flag, eliminating a specific player, or other paintball variations. Depending on the style of paintball played, a paintball game can last from seconds to days.
The History of Paintball The history of paintball is rather brief. Compared to other sports it is relatively new. It’s origins only go back as far as 1980 when James Hale of Daisy Manufacturing invented and patented what would become the first paintball gun. However, Hale did not invent the paintball gun with the idea of fun and games in mind. The original paintball gun was used for marking trees and livestock in the field.
Paintball as a recreational sport began only a year later. In 1981 the first game was played by twelve competitors in New Hampshire. This game was played with paintball pistols that were usually used by the foresting industry for marketing trees and was a game of ‘capture the flag.’ This first game was the brainchild of Bob Gumsey, a sporting goods retailer, Hayes Noel, a stockbroker, and Charles Gaines, a writer. The winner of that first game was an initiate named Ritchie White who apparently captured all of the flags without firing a single shot!
The next big development in the history of paintball was the opening of the first outdoor paintball field in Rochester, New York by a developer named Caleb Strong. He later became the head of PMI Northeast along with Charles Gaines. This company now practically owns the entire paintball industry.
In 1982 Charles Gaines marketed paintball as the National Survival Game. 1982 was also the year that the media began to pick up on the novelty of this sport that was written up in Sports Illustrated. In 1983 the first NSG National Championship was held with a $14,000 cash award for the winning team. Also that year saw scores of outdoor fields opening for the first time in Toronto, Canada.
1984 was a landmark year in the history of paintball when Caleb Strong opened the first indoor playing field in Buffalo New York. In the next two years, paintball also caught on as an extreme sport with national leagues in Australia (under the name of Skirmish Games) and England (under the name The Ultimate Challenge.)
In 1998 the IPPA (International Paintball Players Association) was founded as a non-profit association dedicated to the education, growth and safety of the sport of paintball.
Oddly paintball did not take off in France, Denmark and other countries in Europe until 1991.
1992 saw the formation of the NPPL (National Professional Paintball League) and the NPPL Pro-Am Tournament Series in Reno, New York, Boston, and other major cities in the United States in Canada.
In 1993 the NPPL ‘DC Cup’ was aired live on ESPN from Washington D.C. This year of mass exposure in the history of paintball also introduce the sport to the web. http://www.warpig.com was introduced to the world as the world’s first Internet paintball site. Since 1996, paintball has risen to be the world’s third most popular extreme sport with tournaments played in over 60 countries. 1998. Focus International staged the largest indoor paintball tournament ever in the Skydome in Toronto, Canada. PCRI. Paint ball is also big business for manufacturers of goggles, inflatables and guns. Giant corporations such as Pepsi-Cola and Budweiser beer often sponsor tournaments. It seems that the history of paintball has certainly come a long way since its inception as an agricultural and forestry aid in 1980.
Paintballs, also simply called ‘paint’, are spherical gelatin capsules containing primarily polyethylene glycol, other non-toxic and water-soluble substances, and dye. Paintballs are made of materials found in food and are edible but taste inedible. Modern paintballs should easily wash out of most clothing. The color of the shell does not necessarily indicate the color of the fill.
Most common paintballs and paintball markers are described as .68 caliber, but many factors affect the exact dimensions. Paintballs are seldom perfectly round and are very sensitive to heat and moisture. A hot or humid day may result in paint swelling or becoming misshapen.
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