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Paintball deaths common reasons and prevention

#1 User is offline   Sniper Hunter19 

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:10 PM

Hey i would like people to post common deaths from the sport of paintball and ways to stop them. Thanks
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

Only 2 deaths ever associated with paintball.

Both were because of air tanks that failed and stuck somone resulting in death.

Both were also due to old tank that should not have been used and were being used by young kids.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:18 PM

common reason?...stupidity
Prevention?...outlaw stupidity
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:24 PM

Nobody has ever died directly as a result of a game of paintball, AFAIK. There was a person killed when a damaged air tank unscrewed from its valve and hit someone in the head, killing them. This led to a whole new sort of tank valve that completely prevents this now-if the valve is screwed off a pressurized tank, it simply vents instead of rockets.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:38 PM

If I'm not mistaken wasn't there an older man who died due to a heart attack (or something similar) playing paintball?

Not exactly the fault of the sport though.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:49 PM

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

There is no death resulting from paintball. We are doing everything necessary to prevent, simply because it's that easy to prevent.

did I die for a second there?...
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:51 PM

View PostTREE FITTY, on Dec 14 2007, 04:49 PM, said:

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

Shens.

I have 7 stitches in my knee from playing paintball. Never have I even pulled a muscle playing golf. Just sayin.....

Death is not common in paintball.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:58 PM

View PostProdigy, on Dec 14 2007, 04:51 PM, said:

View PostTREE FITTY, on Dec 14 2007, 04:49 PM, said:

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

Shens.

I have 7 stitches in my knee from playing paintball. Never have I even pulled a muscle playing golf. Just sayin.....

Death is not common in paintball.

Remember ~5% of all lightening strikes (that strike people) happen on the links.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:04 PM

I dont know about any deaths cuased by paintball but i know alot of stupid kids that took off their masks in the game and lost an eye or got injured really bad.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:25 PM

I'd wager good money that paintball is only statistically safer than golf because it is played by younger players and most deaths on the golf course I've heard of are from heart attacks.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:28 PM

View PostProdigy, on Dec 14 2007, 04:51 PM, said:

View PostTREE FITTY, on Dec 14 2007, 04:49 PM, said:

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

Shens.

I have 7 stitches in my knee from playing paintball. Never have I even pulled a muscle playing golf. Just sayin.....

Death is not common in paintball.

The statistics are based on per 1000 exposures to the sport..... Paintball has a 0.31% injury rate. Golf has 1.13%

Just because you were unlucky doesn't really mean anything. Back in 1988 some friends and I went paintballing with a few new people, one of which was a girl. She dove for cover, twisted her wrist. She thought it was sprained, turned out to be broken.

Does that mean paintball is more dangerous? No. Just means she had a really bad day.


Yes she did go back and play again.

Me? I've been playing since 1986. Worst injury I've had? Bruises and one bleeding welt to the back of my left hand. That's what happens when you get shot at point blank and I mean point blank. I felt the barrel touch my skin.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:31 PM

View PostProdigy, on Dec 14 2007, 02:51 PM, said:

View PostTREE FITTY, on Dec 14 2007, 04:49 PM, said:

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

Shens.

I have 7 stitches in my knee from playing paintball. Never have I even pulled a muscle playing golf. Just sayin.....

Death is not common in paintball.

Ive got 4, it wasnt paintballs fault. It was the idiots who broke some beer bottles I didnt see I also have 2 scars from people shooting hot and a BOINKed up iris from my own stupidity. I'm not blaming any of them on paintball. If you want me to get started of the injuries Ive gotten from football, lifting, and track though I could list them. ;)

Aaron, wager on kids being bigger idiots too. Evens the stats back to where they are.

This post has been edited by ghostinthewood: 14 December 2007 - 03:33 PM

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:34 PM

View PostPuzuma, on Dec 14 2007, 05:28 PM, said:

View PostProdigy, on Dec 14 2007, 04:51 PM, said:

View PostTREE FITTY, on Dec 14 2007, 04:49 PM, said:

Paintball is statistically safer than golf.

Shens.

I have 7 stitches in my knee from playing paintball. Never have I even pulled a muscle playing golf. Just sayin.....

Death is not common in paintball.

The statistics are based on per 1000 exposures to the sport..... Paintball has a 0.31% injury rate. Golf has 1.13%

Just because you were unlucky doesn't really mean anything. Back in 1988 some friends and I went paintballing with a few new people, one of which was a girl. She dove for cover, twisted her wrist. She thought it was sprained, turned out to be broken.

Does that mean paintball is more dangerous? No. Just means she had a really bad day.


Yes she did go back and play again.

Me? I've been playing since 1986. Worst injury I've had? Bruises and one bleeding welt to the back of my left hand. That's what happens when you get shot at point blank and I mean point blank. I felt the barrel touch my skin.

safer than bowling, archery and golf. though the minor injuries are greater, you're far less likely to die or be hospitalized from paintball than most, if not all, other sports.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:39 PM

I still say this is one of the safer sports out there. there are plenty of stories but keep in mind when you hear about them on forums it is a large group that has alot of experience...so naturally everyone is gonna have a horror story.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:52 PM

I got snagged up in barbed wire. I was trying to reposition under fire and my leg got caught in it. Rusty too. As I tried to pull away it dug in deep. I just rupped it out and continued playing. Stung like hell that evening though.

I found out later that one of the players on the field put it there. I asked why and he said something along the lines of "adding to the realism" and that it's purpose was to "snag people"

Now, I haven't confronted him on this issue further, needless to say I will be removing that barbed wire this summer and providing that sob with a stern warning if he wants to pursue the matter.

I have a permenant scar running down my thigh now. I wear it with pride because I still managed to kick some serious butt, even whilst tangled up in that mess of wire.

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