One of the worlds fastest growing extreme sports. The game consists of using marker
s to propel a animal fat/food colouring filled ball at opposing players. Basically, laser tag, but with ammunition. Paintball can be played in many formats, the two most popular being speedball
(professional paintball, played on a field of balloon-type bunkers) and woodsball (played in the bush). Contrary to popular opinion, paintball is one of the safest mainstream sports, safer than baseball or even bowling. Almost all paintball injuries are caused by morons, whether they are stupid enough to remove thier mask during a game, or forgetting to put a safety plug in their gun between games.
I went and played a couple hours of paintball today. I've got a few good welts, but nothing major.