"Skirmish, or Paintball as it is known, is the fastest action packed adult adventure sport in the world. It is for people from all walks of life over the age of 18 years. A combination of childhood "cops and robbers", "cowboys and Indians" and "hide and seek", skirmish is much more sophisticated and certainly more challenging.....and women stand on an equal footing with men. Physical attributes do not create good players, but quick thinking, luck, daring and teamwork do."
Women stand on equal footing as men ???
Not really when it comes to men being more comfortable\able-bodied with carrying more ammo around than girls.
More Ammo = More Firing Rounds = Greater Chance of Hitting Your Target
We had a choice of three different gun packages to choose from. The higher the price, the better the gun. Package A, consisted with a gun which could fire 1-2 paint balls at a time. Package B, 6-8 paintballs and Package C ... ~17 paintballs at a single pull of a trigger.
If you wanted a better gun, you would need to purchase more ammo or run the risk of running out of ammo on the battleground (No ammo, means you become like a squatting duck, waiting to be shot at - not a very good idea). Therefore the guys (the ones with a thicker wallet) had a slight advantage....
Able to Carry More Ammo = Much Better Gun = More Fire Power = RAMBO
The skirmish was on Saturday afternoon. And I can still feel the pain from my war wounds. I've counted 7 bruises on my body, not to mention the sore waistline from having to carry around 600 rounds of ammo. The worst part was actually getting shot on the top of my ear. Who ever mentioned that the ear is one of the most sensitive parts of your body was not wrong.
So just to reiterate again, here is a photo of one of my more painful bruises I accumulated from the skirmish.
By the way, this is my thigh, and not my arm. The bruise covers over half of my upper left thigh and is slightly bigger than my fist. The lighter colour in the middle is actually where the paintball hit. Because its still fresh, the bruise hasn't fully surfaced yet, but thats the area where it hurts the most.
And unfortunately is as painful as it looks.
Not to say I didn't have fun, but I think I enjoy my battles on the Online world a bit more.