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Old 12-12-2014, 07:25 PM #1
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does it hurt getting hit by a PB?

Seems like it would
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:48 PM #2
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Not that much. But when you play a game your adrenalin is really high you dont fell anything. A bounce (when the ball hit you but dosent break) feals like hitting an arm or something on a rounded table corner
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:49 PM #3
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No worse then being hit with a rubber band.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:53 PM #4
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I think any object flying at you at 300 fps would hurt, if this is a general concern of yours and you reconsider entering this sport, remember to wear layers and wear clothes that you are not afraid to get dirty, paintball is alot pf fun and one of the best things you can do as a sport (maybe). Just have fun. But yes, it kinda does, getting hit in the balls hurts more than an arm shot.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:22 PM #5
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Depends on were you get hit. Your first one hurts...always does. because 9 times out of 10, since you've never been shot before,....your going to be waiting for it. and waiting...and then BOOM!...there it is, it hurts like hell. Then after like 15-20 seconds its gone. Your alive. All your fingers and toes still work. Your good.

I will say, the worst spots are in the neck.... top of the head.... the ear....and in that REALLLLY sensitive spot on your lower back/side....


Other than that, once you've been hit once, and you get over it and stop worrying about it, the adrenaline kicks in, your more worried about shooting the other guy, you'll never even know it happens. Just a bit of discomfort.

So to answer your question....yes....and no?

First one sucks.....

Some of the others suck....

But most of the time....ehhh. I mean it doesn't make you all warm and fuzzy, but it doesn't hurt.

Just try it out, If its not you its not you. But none the less, Welcome to the sport. PBN is always here to help.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:23 PM #6
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... getting hit in the balls hurts more than an arm shot.
... and it hurts you ego more as well.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:26 PM #7
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... and it hurts you ego more as well.

This is true. Not fun. At all.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:58 PM #8
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It depends on the type of balls used. Fragile paintballs break on contact. Unlike hotbox and spectrum which are flying marbles.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:10 PM #9
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It's kind of a given that getting shot won't be the most pleasant experience in your life; however, it really isn't that bad. As others have stated, the first time is usually the worst, but that is just because your body and mind have been building up to that point expecting it to be far worse than it actually is; that coupled with the amount of adrenaline you have going negates a lot of the potential pain. And even the shots that "hurt", only linger for a short period of time.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:15 PM #10
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It depends on the type of balls used. Fragile paintballs break on contact. Unlike hotbox and spectrum which are flying marbles.
This is exactly why I always buy tourney paint when it's available even though I am a casual rec player. I don't want to scare off younger/new players with a bounce from cheap paint, which by the way does hurt.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:32 PM #11
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This is exactly why I always buy tourney paint when it's available even though I am a casual rec player. I don't want to scare off younger/new players with a bounce from cheap paint, which by the way does hurt.
^^^ this guy is awesome. All regulars should take heed of this as I try to do that as well. You don't want a barrage of unbreakables flying at guys their first time. And most of the time, there's always a first timer. Paint hurts when it hits certain places. If you play ANY other sports for the most part where ANYTHING hits you, they all hurt to some degree. Paintballs are like rubber bands through most good clothing. Thick enough sweaters are like mattresses and you can take a hit, it'll break and you'd have no idea paint even was close to you. If you're Prostar Mcgee in Basketball shorts and a Vest with some i4s on your gargantuan noggin, something is bound to hurt you. Be smart, play and focus on what you're trying to achieve for your team. Like others said, when the adrenaline kicks in or even if you're just focused you'll get hit and be more upset at the fact that you're out and not that "omg that guy hit me in the shoulder" or whichever.

Worst places that WILL hurt to the point of having to say it hurts - neck, jawline, back of head, fingers, nuts, inner thigh, most crappy paint that doesn't break but just smacks you like a 6 year old was throwing pebbles really hard in your direction. I've been shot in most of these situations and to be honest, after a round goes by you forget about the hit because you're focused on hitting everyone else .
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:14 AM #12
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:01 PM #13
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I've found that the pain from the average hit is about comparable to a bee sting.

However, the context is important- when you're in the middle of a game your body is so full of endorphins that your sense of pain is dulled considerably.

I can remember times where I've been completely stitched up, over a dozen hits, and other than being irritated and being overshot, didn't really mind.

Conversely, if someone were to walk up behind me as I'm typing this and put one right into my back I'd probably cry like a baby.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:19 PM #14
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Yes, but only for a short period of time right when it happens
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:24 PM #15
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To answer your question: yes, it does hurt a bit.

It's not at all bad though, because like the others have said, you're pretty much high on adrenaline the entire time.

I spent the first two games cowering in fear of getting hit, and as such, I was essentially useless to the team. My ten year-old bretheren needed me, and I wasn't there. Then I got shot in the Achilles, my right posterior region, and my right arm, all at the same time by the same kid.

Then I went back out next game and had one of the greatest times of my life pelting kids with gelatin.

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Old 12-14-2014, 03:12 AM #16
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Only place it will hurt is neck or hand. other than that don't worry
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:58 PM #17
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it hurts enough to inspire you to suck at paintball less
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:59 PM #18
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Only place it will hurt is neck or hand. other than that don't worry
that is why i wear gloves
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:37 PM #19
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:10 PM #20
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I think any object flying at you at 300 fps would hurt, if this is a general concern of yours and you reconsider entering this sport, remember to wear layers and wear clothes that you are not afraid to get dirty, paintball is alot pf fun and one of the best things you can do as a sport (maybe). Just have fun. But yes, it kinda does, getting hit in the balls hurts more than an arm shot.
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Paintball only hurts for the first few times playing, but then you get used to it.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:14 PM #21
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the head hurts. i've taken one in the back of the head and literally stumbled off the field. another to the jawline.

other than those two, they haven't bothered me. you'll find the annoyance of being lit up excessively far worse than any hit other than the head and maybe the crotch, thankfully, i've not been hit there yet. body shots, arms, legs, etc. they really are like rubber bands now that i think about it. i'll stop if i'm being shot while walking off the field and curse at them that i'm walking off the field. you need to overcome the fear of being hit. keep your protective gear on and you'll be fine. maybe a little stiff and sore the next day.
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