It happens on a random Monday, coming back from an event. Or late on a Sunday night, right before you get on the plane and you're about to be frisked for the third time. You're driving, you're flying, you're sitting in an airport seat with boys from the team. You're drinking stale coffee, trying to stay awake. You're explaining the fat welt on the side of your neck to a confused stranger or a best friend, or running through the sidewalks of LAX, trying to catch a plane. You're coming back to the other life... the one without paintball, where no one understands why you do it. You're tired, you're working off little sleep, the question creeps up and you try to ignore it. Why do I do this? Why the travel, why the losses, the missed work, the missed school, hours of practice, and the complaining girlfriend? Because the lure of living a paintball life is just too potent. And the products of the road, the travel, are memories forever, and trips, and strange lands with stranger people, At tournaments it feels like, for once, you actually get to live as loud as you want. It's worth the sacrifices, it's worth all the bullshit. Because if you work hard enough, a Sunday will roll around, and you'll be in the huddle, screaming, with your hand in, one among ten, playing for the world title, and suddenly all those clichés you ever heard make sense. And you are defined. You say it to yourself and it means everything. I am a paintball player. And this moment right here, is my life.
-Matty Marshall
Paintball is a way of life.
by Larry Chan June 06, 2005
1. A sport made up of jerks and preps who think they are Joe Military and Joe SWAT but fail to realize that their snotty rich-kid attitudes won't even get them into basic training
2. A sport with guns that look like garbage from a low budget Sci-Fi film
Paintball has ugly guns
by Tom Bomb December 27, 2005
airsoft owns paintball in every aspect of the game, accuracy
power(my gun)

paintball sucks for the people who wan tto play tag with paint how reatrded is that....

airsoft is the best sport ever invented, owns all paintball, ive owned paintballers with my airsoft guns.
by brian kim March 02, 2006
A fun game... until you discover airsoft. If you prefer a game that uses inaccurate guns, requires you to lug around a dinky looking hopper and consists of fags who dress up in blue suits, you should stick with paintball. If you prefer a game that uses guns with 3-inch groupings, requires an ounce of skill, and makes you a total badass, you should play airsoft. Also, if you are too much of a pussy to suck up the pain of airsoft, or if you are irresponsible enough to play airsoft in a public park and run the risk of being shot at by cops, you should stick with paintball. If you are a man, and and are smart enough to keep replica guns out of view except when on private property, then you should airsoft.
I used to play paintball, but then I realized it was lame, so I became an airsofter.
by Airsoft > Paintball September 06, 2005
A dumb fucking "sport" played with "guns" that in reality are a gadget that shoots "paintballs", the eponyms of note.

This game takes on an eerie and all together too close for this author's comfort resemblance to small unit tactics that this author practised when this author was in his country's armed forces...

The players of this "game" are usually wealthy overgrown adolescents that have yet to grow up; Also, one finds the washouts and unsuitables that can't make it into their own country's armed forces...

The ones that think that this is a great game should try carrying a Rifle, a Full and HEAVY Rucksack, Tactical load bearing webbing, and a STEEL HELMET THAT WEIGHS MORE FOR EVERY SECOND YOU WEAR THE FUCKING THING!!!

The Rich and Powerful like Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings, and Princes should do this themselves, and get their family members in on the fun. It won't go on for long...
Paintball! What a ridiculous excuse for reality!!!
by J. Michael Reiter November 07, 2004

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