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Old 07-03-2014, 09:52 PM #1
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How to protect the family jewels?

What do you guys do to protect the man region?

or do you at all?
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:56 PM #2
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You could always wear a cup. You could also purchase a pair of slider shorts. Those will offer some extra padding in addition to whatever your pants already provide.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:59 PM #3
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Most paintball pants have padding built in
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:30 PM #4
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Seconded on the pants. The have thick padding in nicer pants and are designed in a way that it knocks the balls down before it gets to the boys. Cup will get sore after running enough.

Also, usually if you cover yourself and shoot from around corners, you're jewels should be safe most of the time.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:36 PM #5
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:27 AM #6
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A lot of guys will also just drape a dish towel out of their waistband over their, ahem, stuff, for extra protection.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:17 PM #7
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i wore a cup the first time i played many moons ago. chaffed so badly. just be mindful of where you are putting your junk. I managed to play lacrosse for years with out a cup and without and nut injuries
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:48 PM #8
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People people people. You don't wear a jock strap. You buy a pair of athletic shorts with a pouch for a cup in it. It drops in, you velcro it shut and enjoy your day. It will take a bit of getting used to but if you're man enough to be shot at, I think you're man enough to wear a cup.

Let's face it, due to the nature of the game, the odds of getting hit in the junk aren't all that great. However, when it does happen your paintball pants will not have enough padding and you'll regret it lol. If you've been hit there and it didn't hurt.......then you weren't really HIT there. You got lucky.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:50 PM #9
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I'm coming up on my 10th year of playing and I've never been hit in the nuts nor have I ever seen anyone get hit in the nuts.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:22 PM #10
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I would not recommend wearing a hard cup. A hard cup could seriously... crush things when you go to make a dive. It happened to me once.

If you're going to wear a cup, wear a soft cup. They are made out of foam, and are hardly noticeable when running.
I would definitely recommend wearing slider shorts instead of a jock strap, as slider shorts have a place for whatever cup you wear, and feel like regular briefs.

The best option? Just wear a pair of slider shorts OVER your underwear, no cup. The sliders will be tight enough that there will be an extra layer of stretched material over the area you are looking to protect. Paintballs do not usually go fast enough to do any damage to the jewels, as long as you are wearing pants. Plus, I've never seen anybody get a shot there.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:55 PM #11
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I'm coming up on my 10th year of playing and I've never been hit in the nuts nor have I ever seen anyone get hit in the nuts.
ive been shot in that area before but because of my paintball pants they bounced off. ive only seen 1 guy get shot and took him down. it happen to him 2 time. both he was wearing mesh shorts
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:46 PM #12
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I've seen guys get taken down, probably about 7 times that I can remember. Mostly during airball games and a couple from woodsball. Most were wearing paintball pants.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:58 PM #13
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I've been playing since '04, only been shot twice, still don't take precautions because it happens so infrequently it's just a hassle.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:16 PM #14
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If you wear a combination of slider shorts (padded undershorts) and paintball pants, you should have ample padding where you need it. If you somehow manage to get shot under the pad, it may cause you pain but it's extremely unlikely to actually result in injury. I've been playing tournaments since I was 12 and I've been shot there maybe once a year. It's nothing to stress over.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:21 PM #15
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I always wear a cup in compression shorts with the built-in pocket thing. I don't notice it at all when I'm playing. I only play rec ball and am too old/lazy to slide, but I could see how it'd be an issue if you dive onto it. I've seen people get shot in their junk, but none have been seriously injured that I know of. Usually it's from a stray ball from across the field. I can imagine it being pretty bad if you get shot there while getting bunkered.

The probability is relatively small, but I'd say that my cup catches a ball maybe 1-2 times a year (usually when I'm just standing on the sidelines). I don't even feel it when it happens... which makes it totally worth it.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:58 PM #16
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When I first started playing, all there was around here was bushball on unkept bush fields. I actually started wearing a cup because I was tired of being whacked in the nuts by tree branches when following behind other players lol. A pair of jogging pants does NOT provide enough protection from swinging limbs.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:48 PM #17
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If you are only playing speedball, tucked away behind bunkers and sliding, i agree that you might be able to get away with just the protection of paintball paints and/or slider shorts. However, if you playing recball/woodsball or if you are playing with renters i would strongly recommend further protection. If you wandering around in the bush without much cover you are going to get shot in the nuts. If you playing with renters they are often aiming for your nuts!
I wear a cup and with a pair of nike combat compression shorts that has a cup pocket. And with it in the cup pocket it is barley noticeable, except when you hear the hollow "tonk" of it being hit and you think no scrotal rupture for me (it has happened http://www.jabfm.org/content/25/1/124.full)
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:03 PM #18
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I'm coming up on my 10th year of playing and I've never been hit in the nuts nor have I ever seen anyone get hit in the nuts.
true story. i got hit CLOSE to the region, but the built in mesh with speedball pants is so thick and webbed that it absorbed impact and the ball bounced. manhood 1, paintball 0.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:39 AM #19
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slider shorts + paintball pants like everyone said.

I did take a close shot (less than 10 ft) on the tip one time. I thought I was gonna have a "stand by me" moment when I went to check my junk, but it was okay, no blood.

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True story here. About 15 years ago I shot a buddy of mine in the nuts 2 times in one month. Anyway.....he ended up noticing one testicle was swollen and not normal. So he got checked out by his doctor and it turned out he had testicular cancer. Luckily, by shooting him there he went to get checked out. May have saved his life.

To this day he's A ok. On a side note......stay off the steroids boys. It has side effects!
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