This weekend this 43 year old went paintballing for the 1st time ever. Took my son and 3 friends for my boy’s 14th birthday.
What a riot!
Any paintballers out there?
It is hard to imagine why anyone would not enjoy it. Well - guys at least (at the risk of being sexist!) But it was like being inside of a video game. Or a grown-up version of war games or cowboys and indians. I’ll never forget the image of my son diving for cover, getting lit up and screaming “I’m hit!” while in mid air.
Shoot or be shot. About as basic as it gets. I just wish I knew what I did to my left shoulder…
And EVERYONE was having a great time. One game you’d be trying to shoot some guy, the next game he’d be your teammate. Everyone was glad to swap war-stories, whether they were old friends or had just met. (Yes, I am aware that paintball is also done at a much higher level. But at the recreational level, it is hard to beat.)
And it wasn’t too pricey compared to other recreation alternatives. Probably $45 per person for about 3 hours of pretty constant play. Bout the same as a round of golf.
This time was at an indoor range, cause it was close and easy. But next time, I’m heading to one of the outdoor ranges. Maybe we should have a Dopeball fest!
I told the boys, anytime they get the money together, I’ll do the driving!