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  1. Ronnie Blue New Member

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    Hi I'm just wondering what a common injury is while paintballing?

    Is this due lack of mask protection?

    Neck protection?
     
  2. Lloydie Well-Known Member

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    Protection for your nuts !!
    They say a good mask with a thermal lens so you can see .
    But when you get hit in the nuts you can't see or shoot or move !
    So cover them plums
     
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    Edit - don't browse down to the photo if you're of a sensitive nature!!!!


    Bruising is the main 'injury' - because we're shootings balls at each other
    Severe welts are a result of being macho dicks
    Other than the deliberate welts, bruising is eased by wearing loose clothing with varying levels of padding.
    Necks can be protected with a scarf or padded neck protector (avoid too much around the neck as it will block airflow in the goggles)
    Heads can be protected with a headband, headscarf, beanie, backwards baseball cap etc

    Next I would put knees - the youth survives bumps and grazes easily, and may disregard knee (and elbow) pads it they aren't a particular diver. Years of play puts toll on your legs & knees
    Elbows can suffer from student elbow/plumbers elbow giving a nasty infection. Wear something padded or an elbow pad

    Once I've eaten I'll find a photo that was the spitting image of my elbow when it got infected a few years back
    Warning - it's not pretty!

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  4. Tom Tom

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    I'm no fan of extra nut protection, I find it uncomfortable
    Wear good supportive underwear when active, and loose fitting trousers

    For standard paintball (scenario, woodland etc) I play in loose/baggy trousers such as combats or 'training paintball pants'
    For tournament paintball and paintball photography I wear proper 'paintball pants' which are very baggy, padded and have multiple crotch layers
    For cqb I have my normal supportive underwear plus cricket shorts and a box
    I started wearing a box for cqb after i took 3 distinctive hits spaced out along my dick. That hurt
     
  5. Ronnie Blue New Member

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    Hahaha, I'll bare that in mind, thanks a lot!
     
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    Thanks a lot this was very helpful
     
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    Bruises, but I'm not really sure they should really count as injury.

    Twisted ankles in woodsball, knees and elbows on turf. Don't do slides if you don't have pads!

    Nearly all serious injuries are not related to being shot but rather to running around at speed. Very similar to what you could expect from football or orienteering.
     
  8. TROUTLIPS charlie don't surf

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    scratches and scrapes and jags from plants and jaggys, have good set of playing pants
     
  9. Bolter Administrator

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    Worse place to get shot for me, is the finger. Ive been shot everywhere, but due to the nature of most trousers are padded in that area, nut shots hurt, but finger shots are mother fookers. Especially if its cold!
     
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  10. BOD The brotherhood

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    The biggest injury will be to your bank account.
     
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