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Old 04-19-2015, 02:03 AM #1
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Concussions

How many hits to the head will give you a concussion.
I know some people say paintballs cant give concussion, well they do.

Well I took 3 hits from 5 feet to get a minor concussion,

And how can I protect the back of my head without a wearing a hat or a full helmet mask.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:35 AM #2
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Those who say paintballs cant give concussions have never taken any to the head like you have. One of my friends took a hot bounce (crappy paint that day) to the head. He had a beanie and the shot was from about 50+ feet, he still had to sit down as he went dizzy from the minor concussion.

You could wear a headband, beanie, visor (backwards obviously) or just add some sort of foam to the back of your mask. Go to a sporting goods store and look in the apparel section. You will find something.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:21 PM #3
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Get a bounce hat if you have concerns. ANS sells them. I am sure others do as well. It's basically a padded ball cap, with a small visor. i have a friend that wears one and he likes it. He says it add protection to the back of the head without having to go for a full helmet, which can get rather hot...
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:50 PM #4
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It certainly can happen.

The first thing that comes to mind is the well-publicized Chris Lasoya incident.
http://www.automags.org/forums/showt...ed-from-Pan-Am
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:45 PM #5
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If you wear a sweatshirt while playing you can put the hood up and then put on your mask for some protection in the back of your head.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:51 PM #6
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It's rather uncommon so I assume that's why people say it can't happen. But of course anything is possible. I'd say just wear a beanie or some type of wrap just to add an extra layer!
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:45 AM #7
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Sorry I havent been able to reply back been to busy.

I will might go by some shops to see if they do sell bounce caps or whatever to see how they feal,
And I have seen that story before, mine cleary wasn't as bad (Googled paintball concussions).

But I found people saying you cant get them from paintballs on Dingle Fritzes PaintballForum ( dont know if I can name his forum on this pbn, so dingle fritzes it is)

so I just wanted to make sure you can get concussions from paintballs better safe then sorry
and thanks.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:19 PM #8
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I was out playing Saturday and a player had to take a seat after the game due to a hit to the head. They were dizzy and such. Someone there mentioned a friend of theirs getting a concussion due to a hit to the head.

It's certainly a possibility.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:13 AM #9
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I was out playing Saturday and a player had to take a seat after the game due to a hit to the head. They were dizzy and such. Someone there mentioned a friend of theirs getting a concussion due to a hit to the head. It's certainly a possibility.
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