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Old 09-06-2009, 12:30 PM #1
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Head Safety

I was involved in an accident 2 years ago and I was diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury. I have been up in the air about coming back to paintball on a recreational level only. Fot those of you who don't know, a TBI is when you hit your head so hard your brain slams against your skull leaving different disabilities. Now, to get a second TBI, you only have to hit your head 1/2 as hard as you did the first time. My question is this, is playing paintball again worth the risk of getting hurt again even though it's a very small chance.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:57 PM #2
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Its all up to if you think its worth it or not.If im not mistaking they make full headed mask to cover your whole head but the whole decision is up to
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:02 AM #3
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Find out whether a hit to the head by a paintball will cause TBI.
once you have that, you can figure out if you want to play again or not
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:27 PM #4
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Head Safty Is The Most Important Thing In Paintball Keep Thosemask On At All Times
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:24 PM #5
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well, I don't see why it would be a serious problem unless the structure of your skull has been compromised (but I am no doctor)

Because of the small mass, paintballs are not going to be making your brain smack your skull, but dome shots can hurt like a ***** especially if you have little hair. You do need to be careful not to superman slide into the knuckle of a hyperball snake or run into a low branch in the woods. I say get a flex 8 full coverage and go for it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:46 PM #6
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yea i would definatly reccomend the flex 8 full coverage...
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