The first part of a flashbang is the flash so I picked up two objects for this. First a disco strobe light. Very simple, Just turn it on and the bright flickering light should be plenty to disorient a paintballer not only that but it plays tricks on the mind which is great during night play if you run through it perhaps with a smoke as well. You appear to be going in slow-motion yet you are going full speed which will throw off someoneís aim however during daytime this product doesnít do a very well job for a stunning flash simply because it is not bright enough
The second flash object is a spotlight, One used for game or anything that has million+ candlelight spotlights (2 mill, 3 mill, seen up to 7mill using a hydrogen bulb and very complex foil all depends how much you are willing to spend. Edit: have seen some in the 250 million, so far the highest one a civillian can buy is 7mill HOWEVER I highly suggest you do not get over 3million. One or two will work perfectly there is really no need for something that powerful) with this you can control the flash. Quick pop to blind them for just a few seconds while you rush and eliminate the stunned individual, quick flicks on and off to simulate the strobe light except with a brighter flash or hold on full to force the opposing team to keep there heads down or risk being flashed. Very effective if you do not think so get one or just a regular flashlight and shine into an unsuspecting individual and ask if they were stunned
Now onto the bang, I had a bit of trouble with this on how to have an intense sound without medical complications but I think I found something that works remarkably well.
Went to radioshack and found a keychain personal safety device. Basically itís a small electronic no bigger than the head of a spoon, you pull the pin and it emits a 120db high-pitched tone. Essentially itís equivalent to about the sound of a jumbo jet taking off. This will be more than adequate to have paintballers putting down there gun and covering there ears while you rush in and take them out, I would suggest wearing ear plugs before using since sound effects all This product is also great if someone asks you to surrender. Pull the pin and while their stunned shoot them (if you play dirty and if you use flashbangs....yeah you more than likely do) they are also good for trip wires either as an alert when someone pulls the pin out or to stun them and shoot.
Now these products are.... annoying to say the least and your paintball field may not allow them so ask before attempting to use them however I have been able to find any long term effects or medical problems. They both wear off quickly, within 20 minutes maximum, do not cause fires or bleeding or internal balance being ruptured or any of the other problems with flashbangs..
If you do intend to implement flashbangs into your paintball game please I ask of you give these products a try first. Not only is there no medical problems but they are reusable, cheap, and do not have to deal with chemicals or that wonderful off chance a cop pulls you over and asks why you got a homemade bomb in your car
This post has been edited by Dream of Nullification: 22 September 2005 - 03:38 AM