(Closed) Paintball Outing – Does it hurt?

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Post # 3
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes….it does hurt! Get well suited up and you should be ok!

Post # 4
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am also a wuss. I went a couple of times. UNless you get hit at close range, it doesn’t hurt that badly…but otherwise, you can get some serious welts/bruises. They heal (I can’t see them anymore) and I tried to hide behind every tree instead of charging ahaha but it is a rush. I prefer playing only with people I know. Try it, and worse case, you play a round and decide it’s not for you 🙂 You can always leave the field.

Post # 5
69 posts
Worker bee

Depends on how close the person is that shoots u & where your getting shot…I layered up when I went so it wasnt that bad but silly me tried to block one w my open palm & that one hurt like a son of a b!tch…lol

Post # 6
146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OMG yes!  I have a high tolerance for pain but when you are in a flimsy jump suit anticipating getting shot at, I think it hurts more.  It didn’t hurt much after the game was done but boy were my bruises ugly!!

I wish I could attached pictures of my leg!  I had a big black bruise the size of my fist on my calf and another one between my shoulder blades where I had been shot blank.

You already have the Groupon, so definetly go but wear lots of layers!!  If you have the option of playing in a closed course versus and open one (thinks woods instead of an open field), then pick closed course.  You have a half shot of not getting as bruised when you can duck and cover versus running in the open.

It’s fun! …but be prepared to not wear shorts/dresses/skirts for the next few weekends after.   Oh… and wear a baseball cap to protect your hair.  The paint is really hard to get out.

Post # 7
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This is exactly why I’ve never played paintball. I’m scared of getting shot and I also don’t like the idea of being covered in bruises.

Post # 8
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yep, you can get some serious bruises. Layers are your best friend, the first time I went I was wearing just a windbreaker and jeans (bad idea) so many little welts. I learned from my fashion faux pas and now I layer up before I go and no more pain just lots of fun 🙂

Post # 9
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is SO fun, but it definitely can hurt to get hit. Layer up and your body should be ok, but if you get hit in the head…ouchhhh. 

Post # 10
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@AnnieAAA:  YES!!! A million times yes it freaking hurts. Despite my layered clothing I still came home with welts on my arms and legs.

That being said I have a friend that owns a local paintball/laser tag fun zone and he said that indoor paintball is the way to go. I guess they lower the speed of the guns so the paint balls don’t come out as fast when you are indoors making it less painful. I haven’t tried it but I might just to see if there really is a difference.


Post # 11
611 posts
Busy bee

It does hurt, but it’s not bad at all! And man, did I ever get some bruises. Definitely not something to do right before your wedding or a trip down South, hahaha. I say go for it! Try it at least once, you might love it! Or, my even more favourite inspirational quote: “Try it! You might hate it!”

Post # 12
1133 posts
Bumble bee

ahhhhh…i could never do this just because of the POSSIBILITY that it may hurt. Whyyy do people want to do this if it’s painful?!?! Lol

Post # 13
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The closer they are, the more it hurts. Padding and extra layers are defintely the name of the game here.

And if you go during the winter make sure you don’t keep your paintballs in the trunk the night before. From experience, those suckers hurt like heck if they freeze!

Post # 14
2747 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


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