Originally Posted by FatalKitty
and what if I hit you with the boar but instead of a nail I used a piece of chewed gun an tin foil to shape a nail. it's probably not going to hurt any more than the plain board.... since the tin foil would crush.
are you guys serious with these arguments?!?! the energy of a paintball dissipates upon impact with it's explosion.
That's assuming it explodes, which doesn't always happen, and it doesn't change the fact that a more dense paintball could hurt more (depending on the totality of the factors).
All other things kept equal, how much it hurts will depend on the mass, velocity and cross sectional area (i.e. area of the skin over which the force is dissipated)