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Old 12-11-2014, 04:45 PM #1
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Playing paintball with the girlfriend/wife

Ok, quick question for you guys. So my girlfriend comes home from her tour of duty early next year, and we were discussing how I'm getting back into paintball. Low and behold she used to be into paintball back when she was in college too and she wants to play also. So I figured sure why not, she knows how to shoot and knows team tactics. And when she gets home, we'll pick her up a set of gear as well.

So my question for you guys. Have any of you ever taken your girlfriend/wife to play paintball with you? Good experiences. Bad experiences. Good idea or bad idea to be on a team with them. Etc...

Anything to give me an idea of what I'm getting myself into.

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Old 12-11-2014, 04:57 PM #2
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My wife plays with me quite regularly. Great experience, ecspecially when we're on opposite teams and I get to shoot her, I enjoy that so much. She loves trying to shoot me too (never has succeeded as of yet).
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:21 PM #3
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Any bad experiences? For example "ow, you shot me in the neck on purpose, you're sleeping on the couch tonight"? haha
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:12 PM #4
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Any bad experiences? For example "ow, you shot me in the neck on purpose, you're sleeping on the couch tonight"? haha
haha. that would be my luck. i have never taken my wife to play. i offer too but she is too girly.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:32 PM #5
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I admit I had to nearly beg my girlfriend to come along because I knew my play time would be short-lived if she didn't get into it (we have away-from-home jobs) and now I'm beginning to regret it! She loves shooting her Geo.

As far as teams go, do what works for you guys. We prefer opposite teams, but some people could be sensitive to being shot (or shot at) by their significant other.

If she enjoyed playing before you met, I'd say get out there and have a blast!
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:50 PM #6
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:55 AM #7
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That's f-in' bonzer. I'm stealing that idea.

My wife is almost as enthusiastic as I am about paintball. She's focused on grad school, but she will definitely play in the future.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:38 AM #8
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:58 AM #9
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You guys are definitely giving me faith that this could be a really good idea. And it seems like the consensus is to let her try and shoot me and take out her anger because I leaving the toilet seat up

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:33 PM #10
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:38 PM #11
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NEVER say that to my wife. She might make you eat what she cooks. Not good for your continued survival.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:28 AM #12
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Every girl I've taken paintballing has practically disowned me, so I'd advise against it...
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:26 AM #13
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She used to play. Why are you even questioning ut???
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:16 AM #14
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My wife has wants noting to do with it. I don't mind, it's my "me" time.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:46 AM #15
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It will probably end up, loser cleans the bathroom or cooks for a week, or something like that.

Just have to be careful not to accidentally bonus ball her
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:57 PM #16
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My girlfriend had tons of fun. Shes only played once and I haven't been able to get her to come back out again due to time constraints with her schedule though. SOON lol. She was the very last person on her team at one point, holding off a wave of attackers (who eventually over ran her) in a fort.

Her response to it was (to the pain factor), if you can get a tattoo then you can play paintball.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:21 PM #17
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My wife won't play. I extended the invitation, but she's played once in the past and she has no interest in getting shot again. I think she had the experience of a few bounces and playing with low quality paint. She has offered to come out and watch, but getting her out on the field isn't going to be happening in the near future. I envy you for having a wife that is inclined to play.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:23 PM #18
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My wife plays a couple times a year. The first time we went was on a small airball course with about ten people. I think starting small made her comfortable and got her hooked. We had a blast at living legends this year.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:06 PM #19
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I took my fiance to play once on a trip we made to Chicago. It was about 90* out with a ton of players. She got shot a few times but didnt mind it until she got hit just right in the neck and it hit just right to where she couldnt move for a few minutes. She said as long as she had a neck protector next time she would play. So, bought her a setup - Mini, Z2, mask, tank, pads. And she hasnt played since. That was....4 years ago? She wants to give it a go again since a bunch of her coworkers want to try too. So hopefully it works out.
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I took my fiance to play once on a trip we made to Chicago. It was about 90* out with a ton of players. She got shot a few times but didnt mind it until she got hit just right in the neck and it hit just right to where she couldnt move for a few minutes. She said as long as she had a neck protector next time she would play. So, bought her a setup - Mini, Z2, mask, tank, pads. And she hasnt played since. That was....4 years ago? She wants to give it a go again since a bunch of her coworkers want to try too. So hopefully it works out.
The "male vs female" topics on pain tolerance, motivation, competitiveness, etc., are extremely controversial.
There are many reason why you have more chances seeing a female cutting you off in traffic than pointing a gun in your direction at a paintball field.
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:52 AM #21
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My gf loves to play paintball with me. I actually got her some new gear for Christmas.
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