Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:35 AM
Posted 15 August 2007 - 07:48 AM
I hope that helped.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:03 AM
There's not even close to enough energy in a moving paintball for any force to reach the kidney.
Compare the impact of a paintball to, say, the impact of a fist on the lower back.
The fist has not only its own mass, but the "mass" of the entire body of the fist's owner behind it to add to the force.
A paintball, on the other hand, shatters on impact; not only is the energy limited by the small mass of the paintball (and nothing else), but the energy is spread out laterally across the surface of the skin. This is why is hurst so much, but it will only ever cause surficial bruising.
That said, this surface bruising can look pretty nasty on someone's neck or hand.
Padding around the kidney's, in my opinion, will not provide any meaningful protection for the kidneys, but may provide psychological protection for the mother in law.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:30 AM
She faked a funeral so people would come visit?
ROFLMAO That's both terrible and hilarious at the same time.-Pirate
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:43 AM
I get hit in the back everytime I get bunkered.
Anway your replys are basically what I have told her. She's a RN so she is a little protective anyway. I was hoping for a solid scientific way I could prove it to her. Thanks by the way for confirming what I thought was right.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:40 PM
Sabre # 121... Ya its official
If you are a christian paintballer add this to your signature
Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:57 PM