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 6, 2005
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one of the best sports ever made.
Paintball rules all .
by peter.pan. June 16, 2003
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This is a reply to the definition provided by J. Michael Reiter.

I do know what its like to carry a rifle, full ruck and LBH. I served in the airborne for 8 years. I also play paintball. And I enjoy every minute I spend on the field. I saw many of my friends die while I served, and it makes me feel good when I can see my friends get right back up after being shot by a paintball.

Oh and by the way most of the people who play paintball are not "wealthy overgrown adolescents."
I love paintball. I love my country. God Bless the USA!
by 8 years served July 27, 2011
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The best sport there is, You basicly hail each other with paint. the guy who said this is a stupid sport can go blow a cow for all I care.
by Paintball Rocks December 21, 2004
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A sport that mixes hide and seek with capture the flag, except you "seek" with a paintball marker. Un-known to some people, paintball is not just a sport for spoiled rich adolecents. Anybody can play, regardless of skill, gender, and race. Although it does not come close to real warfare, it is a fun sport in which everybody has fun.
Anybody who compares paintball to the armed forces is a retard and have probably not played paintball.
by YaZe May 25, 2005
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sport created by and played by the gods
immitated by laymen such as us
"i wish i was good enough to play paintball."
by Jim T January 6, 2004
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1.A game in which two teams of players generally anywhere from 3-10 persons seek to eliminate the opposing team by marking them with paint filled gelatin capsules that are fired from a pneumatic powered marker or "Gun". Some people play it for military simulation and others play it in x-ball or "tournament" fasion for the sport value of the game.

2. The fastest growing sport on the planet.

3. The third most popular extreme sport in the United States.
Hey guys lets go to such and such field this weekend and play some paintball! I can't wait to Pwn some Nubz!
by Uber1337pwnzor October 25, 2006
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