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The Advantages Of Playing Paintball Outdoors

Aug 17, 2007
Paintball is a growing sport that can be played both indoors and outdoors with everyone having their own preference as to which is better. The scenario games are much more fun and really need to be played outside. With the popularity of paintball there are outdoor paintball fields popping up all over and there is sure to be one somewhere near you. The thing that is cool about the larger fields is that there are all kinds of hiding places to use and explore.

Most of the outdoor paintball fields are located in wooded areas or in large open fields that have been modified with buildings, castles, bunkers, junk cars, etc. These are really cool because they help to recreate an urban warfare experience, kind of good training and practice for military guys too.

The type of paintball games played in wooded areas is sometimes called "Woodsball" and is the most realistic form of paintball for most paintball players. When you are playing the sport in the woods it is simulating jungle warfare and you really have to be up on jungle skills. Stealth and camouflage is important is these games and can make or break your success on this type of field. Someone with excellent skills could be lying right next to you and you wouldn't know it until they popped you. On the other side of the coin there are also team variations that are very well played out in wooded scenarios where working together and knowing when to fire and when to duck and cover is crucial.

There are fields being developed now called scenario fields which are mostly played at commercial paintball locations with the most popular being the urban assault fields. These fields are made up of false structures many times resembling multiple story buildings with window cutouts to make for easy sniper shooting. They also will feature junked cars to hide behind and many other urban related objects. These types of games play out extremely fast and are always full of action and adventure.

Still another type of field is the speedball field with numerous bunkers all over. Most of these fields are lager although the smaller ones can be fun to play with the bunkers closer together which causes continual firefights from start to finish. If you intend to play on this type of field you need to have excellent awareness and good peripheral vision to keep from being hit quickly and put out of the game. The way the bunkers are placed usually will not give you full cover so you constantly have to move and adjust your position.

Whether you choose to play indoors or outdoors, wooded field or on a scenario field one thing is for sure, you will have fun.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. Find Army surplus and military clothing at http://www.militaryandoutdoorgear.com
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