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#1 User is offline   agentM192 

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:28 PM

My brother being a BRAIN BUTT and all thinks if a paintball hits you in the right spot it can kill you. To my knowledge there has never been a paintball related death, besides that C02 tank rocket. Do paintballs have the mass and force to be able to kill you if it hits you in the right spot?
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

im sure if it hit the right spot at the right speed it could be fatal, but thats why we where safety equiptment
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

If you get hit in the eye it can kill you through brain damage, I think. If i'm right, in 1i's story (sticky i think) he said he almost died.

Wear a mask lol

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

yhea, im pretty sure a shot to the eye, though rare, can kill you....
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

Yes, kitting any number of nerve clusters or vital points on the body by a paintball can cause a fatality. Basically ifit can cause enough of a shock or trauma to your system you can die.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

View PostTu_Padre, on Nov 7 2007, 08:30 PM, said:

If you get hit in the eye it can kill you through brain damage, I think. If i'm right, in 1i's story (sticky i think) he said he almost died.

Wear a mask lol

Didn't he almost die from shock?

View PostMaj Tom, on Nov 7 2007, 08:32 PM, said:

Yes, kitting any number of nerve clusters or vital points on the body by a paintball can cause a fatality. Basically ifit can cause enough of a shock or trauma to your system you can die.

I got hit in the funny bone from close range, and that's a nerve. It hurt like nobody's business!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:35 PM

I am sure if you took a rope of paint to the temple it may kill you. like a serious rope think 20 BPS for 4-5 seconds all hitting in the same place from within 15 feet
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

Yes and No.


Yes - Given a person with a medical condition by which normally "safe" blows may not be safe, and given a proper speed and a proper (or not so for the target) angle, precise hit (or a volley of hits to that region).

I forget the term for the condition of which I speak, but go watch the Rocky movies and you'll know what I'm talking about.


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No - Given any realm of normalcy, a paintball is not going to have the force or mass needed for a lethal hit. The chances of the above stated scenario are very remote.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:37 PM

if it hit you in the throat it could crush your wind pipe and you would basically suffocate to death.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:38 PM

Can a paintball kill someone? Potentially yes. You could swallow one whole and choke to death on it. I suppose a shot in an unprotected eye with the velocity cranked up could do enough damage to put you in shock and die. Perhaps with sufficiently high velocity and a point blank shot to the temple could do it as well.

Funny thing though is that your basic mask and goggles protect those areas. A lot of people don't wear a neck protector but I can imagine a hot shot to the voice box could cause you to suffocate.

The thing is that if you play within the accepted manner you will have NO problems. Safety rules are there for a reason.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:38 PM

point blank to throat eyes or temple would probably be fatal.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:39 PM

Yes, 1-i did almost die from a paintball to the eye (Giving him his tag...). If a paintball hits your unprotected eye at a high enough speed, it can rupture the eye, causing you to die of shock. Hell, it might even be able to pass right through and hit your brain, I have no idea.

Other locations, no, I doubt it. Maybe if one went right down your throat, it could cause excessive bleeding or choke you. But a shot to the eye is potentially fatal, which is why we have to be so hardcore about wearing masks (As in, if you see someone without a mask on on a field, tackle them to the damn ground.)

View Postsavage sniper, on Nov 7 2007, 06:37 PM, said:

if it hit you in the throat it could crush your wind pipe and you would basically suffocate to death.

I've taken hits to the throat at close range with appropriately-chroned markers. It hurt like hell, but caused no damage to my windpipe.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:39 PM

View Postsavage sniper, on Nov 7 2007, 08:37 PM, said:

if it hit you in the throat it could crush your wind pipe and you would basically suffocate to death.

if its at like 480+ FPS
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:45 PM

I don;t know if it needs to be that high. The adams apple is pretty soft
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:48 PM

okay puz it was just a bit of an exaggeration :D. LOL
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