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Is Paintball A sport?

  • 14-01-2008 5:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 990 ✭✭✭ ditpaintball


    Found this on youtube, it is a great 10min documentary on speedall, the tournament version of paintball.

    Do the poll first and then watch the video. Then post up a reply if the vid made you change your mind.

    Video Link: Ballers - Is Paintball a real sport?

    Do you think paintball is a sport? 11 votes

    Hell no, its is just a bunch of guys playing rambo
    0% 0 votes
    Of course it is, those players train hard and kick ass.
    100% 11 votes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭ Arcto


    Yeah ive watched speedball vids before....even without watching a vid like that id still consider it a sport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,413 kdouglas


    i'd consider it a sport just like any other but the average public perception of paintball tends to be that it is a stag night/corporate team building type of thing, but when you consider people like yourself that play on a regular basis and enter competitions etc... then that aspect of it is a sport

    very well made video too


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,854 ✭✭✭ Wossack


    is there a less enthusastic poll option for just 'yes' ? :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 990 ✭✭✭ ditpaintball


    Wossack wrote: »
    is there a less enthusastic poll option for just 'yes' ? :P

    Hell No :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 594 Gizmodeon


    great video
    I agree that Paintball is a sport!
    If there is an objective to be reached, then it should be considered a sport


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,401 Shiva


    It didn't change my mind, but I thought it was a sport anyway.
    I kinda agree with Gizmo regarding the achieving an objective thing, except when it comes to golf. Golf is just silly.

    I suspect most people on here will view it as a sport, as that's how the airsofters view Airsoft, and we (Paintballers and Airsofters) do have a common history and a tenuous relationship, whether either of us like to acknowledge it or not :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,871 ✭✭✭✭ Cuddlesworth


    Gizmodeon wrote: »
    great video
    I agree that Paintball is a sport!
    If there is an objective to be reached, then it should be considered a sport

    Should it not be,

    "If there is a objective to be achieved in a competitive enviroment then it should be considered a sport"

    But yes, I would consider paintball a sport.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,172 Mweelrea


    Its a sport no two ways about it.

    ditpaintball is there any reason it shouldn't be?:confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,131 ✭✭✭✭ Lemming


    I view paintball as a sport, whether it be woods-ball (my own personal favourite) or speedball; speedball just makes for better/easier spectator-sport and hence public promotion I guess.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,080 Hivemind187


    At the end of the day (ha ha Dr. Pepper) we play essentially the same sport albeit in a different way.

    Both Airsoft and Paintball are the practice of tagging someon and putting them out of the game. Dress up, corporate sponsorship, woodlands and logos not withstanding.

    I doubt any Airsofter will actually say that Paintball isnt a sport.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 Genghiz Cohen


    Of course it is, and not just speed-ball, mil-sim is too, contrary to some banned individuals beliefs :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,226 Ciaran500


    "Its just one step away those extremists groups you see on TV that kidnap people then hunt them"

    ...

    LOL


  • Registered Users Posts: 102 ✭✭✭ unit88


    it is a sport no question about it


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,389 ✭✭✭ extremetaz


    of course it's a sport. :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,852 ✭✭✭✭ Witcher


    well if its not a sport what is it?


    and lads who voted and said it wasnt a sport? :rolleyes:




    :cool::cool::cool:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 294 ✭✭ Caveat


    Given that darts is a sport - yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,131 ✭✭✭✭ Lemming


    Caveat wrote: »
    Given that darts is a sport - yes.

    On that note, Chess is also a sport - given recognition by the IOC before anyone wonders "wtf?" :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,080 Hivemind187


    As is baton twirling ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 587 c-90


    good video, its more painfull than most other sports, you push yourself just as hard mentaly and phisically as any other sport, its near enough an extream sport :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,413 kdouglas


    id love to know the reasons behind the 2 no votes... guess those 2 people didnt feel like giving posting


    and yes, i guess paintball, like airsoft would be more of an extreme sport, but not to the same extent as moto-cross and the like


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,005 NakedDex


    c-90 wrote: »
    good video, its more painfull than most other sports, you push yourself just as hard mentaly and phisically as any other sport, its near enough an extream sport :)

    Officially the most dangerous non-mainstream sport is actually Cheerleading.


  • Registered Users Posts: 587 c-90


    NakedDex wrote: »
    Officially the most dangerous non-mainstream sport is actually Cheerleading.

    ha lol :D:D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,005 NakedDex


    Actually I think it's the most dangerous sport in North America altogether. Per capita, more cheerleaders end up in hospital for various injuries, sprains and breaks. There are even a few recorded deaths.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,080 Hivemind187


    NakedDex wrote: »
    Actually I think it's the most dangerous sport in North America altogether. Per capita, more cheerleaders end up in hospital for various injuries, sprains and breaks. There are even a few recorded deaths.

    Its only because white girls cant jump.

    Hardly surprising with the kind of acrobatics they do.

    Jump-rope (or skipping) is also a sport. Injuris are light and generally result in people chinning themselves after a bad trip...

    ... I might ask Dar a bit more about that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭✭ ion c


    Suprizingly paintball has less injuries per year than bowling. It also has more players worldwide than rugby, snowboarding or surfing.
    Speedball is one of the fastest growing sport in the state too.
    It's also becoming a fully professional sport with players getting over $150,000 a year to play + sponsorship.
    Linkin Park and Cypress Hill (The Stoned Assassins) also play in the American Leagues


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,080 Hivemind187


    ion c wrote: »
    Suprizingly paintball has less injuries per year than bowling. It also has more players worldwide than rugby, snowboarding or surfing.
    Speedball is one of the fastest growing sport in the state too.
    It's also becoming a fully professional sport with players getting over $150,000 a year to play + sponsorship.
    Linkin Park and Cypress Hill (The Stoned Assassins) also play in the American Leagues

    William Shatner is a well known Paintballer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,163 Boston


    Well that video has, to a degree, changed my view point of paintball. Is speed ball played to that level here? I played speedball once and really enjoyed it, but ultimately the facilities where closed due to lack of interest. I always associated paintball in Ireland to the convinces of "a bunch of lads, out on a stag" or the like.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger


    c-90 wrote: »
    good video, its more painfull than most other sports, you push yourself just as hard mentaly and phisically as any other sport, its near enough an extream sport :)


    its defo a sport (a sport with loads of headshots mmmm headshots)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,005 NakedDex


    William Shatner is a well known Paintballer.

    As is Howard Stern. Shatner convinced Howard to come with him one day and try it when he was on his radio show once with the temptation of "Come on, it'll be fun. You can shoot the Captain of the Enterprise."

    Stern hasn't looked back


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,712 ✭✭✭ redzerdrog


    no its not a sport.


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