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Paintball anyone?
« on: August 19, 2004, 09:47:01 pm »
My friend David asked me to post this...

Hello. I am a Sophomore at Hackensack High School. I had the idea of the school system to start up a paintball team. I have asked around and I have found out that there are a lot of people at the school that play this fun sport. A lot of sports statistics have also said that paintball as a sport has been found to have the lowest injury rate of most active sports. And yes that means lower than football and basketball and even golf. Here are some things that paintball players have said that they have learned when they play:

Paintball teaches respect
Paintball is a good source of stress relief and exercise
Paintball teaches teamwork learn to play with others as a group
Paintball at the same time teaches you to work as an individual many times we get stuck on our own and have to work through it.
Paintball teaches decision making skills
Paintball teaches sportsmanship
Paintball teaches friendship

Here are some statistics that show how safe the sport of paintball really is.
The information I am going to show you was taken from this website http://www.f4og.com/safe.html

Is Paintball Safe
?

One of the most common "first questions" about paintball is "Is it safe?". Well, outside of an occasional bruise I have never been injured. I've seen 10-year-olds, teenage girls, and adults of all shapes, sizes, gender, and ages playing and having a wonderful time, and without injury. But, if you need some "numbers" to help in your decision to play paintball:
(Injury is defined as one which results in some degree of permanent impairment, or renders the injured person unable to effectively perform his regular duties or activities for at least one full day beyond the day of the injury.)

Driving a car 26.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Being on a street 33.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Being at work 61.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Being at home 93.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants

- Source: National Safety Council.

Paintball 0.31 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Bowling 0.50 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Archery 0.66 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Boating 0.92 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Tennis 1.09 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Golf 1.13 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Swimming 1.30 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Fishing 1.37 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Water Skiing 1.90 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Handball 2.42 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Racquetball 2.53 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Ice Skating 2.79 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Snowmobiling 2.86 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Snow Skiing 3.44 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Volleyball 4.43 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Gymnastics 7.13 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Soccer 10.54 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Bicycle Riding 11.30 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Boxing 11.34 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Hockey 12.46 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Basketball 22.04 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Rugby 23.14 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Wrestling 27.37 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Football 27.50 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Baseball 27.67 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Lacrosse 223.79 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Running 0-19 miles per week 294.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Running 20-29 miles per week 384.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants
Running 30-39 miles per week 461.00 yearly injuries per 1000 participants

- Source: Control Systems Inc."


Anyone want to play? Send email to: djred@optonline.net
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