There are two types of people that play paintball regularly, brain-dead people that really wanted to be in some form of military service or gun-toting, sadistic/masochistic idiots. And, the line between these two kinds of people is very slim. Paintball is the most pointless activity that a person could participate in voluntarily. Only morons play paintball on a consistent basis.
First of all, any activity that only takes place an hour outside of city limits in the woods is questionable at best. Walking into a paintball site is reminiscent of what goes through a person’s mind before a good old-fashioned lynching or a mob burial. Every venue for paintball is in a sparsely populated, densely wooded area. These paintball courses are full of guys that couldn’t serve in the army or on a police force for numerous reasons including but not limited to, being too fat, being too flat-footed, being too stupid to qualify, or just being too psychotic to trust with a gun. The other portion of guys are yokels from the NRA that come decked in full camouflaged gear, including a ski mask, padded vest, padded pants and have silencers for their semi-automatic paintball guns. But, they are all better than you at paintball, and they all want to play against you. You will show up in a bright red sweater, and be handed a pair of goggles and the paintball gun that is the equivalent of a slingshot with a few dozen paint balls. You will stand out like a confused deer with neon lights hanging from his antlers in the middle of hunting season and leave the course looking like you are wearing a full body tye-dye t-shirt.
In theory, paintball is a exciting competition that can be shared by friends on a lazy Saturday evening. In actuality, paintball is a forum for losers to hit each other with missiles of plastic covered paint. If I wanted to pay to be hit with random objects because I enjoy the pain, then there are a few “special” clubs in the city for that, and I imagine that they are a lot more fun.
Paying someone for this to happen to you is not fun.