Paintball Pain On A Scale of 1 to 10
This is a pain scale you feel from being hit with a paintball. Pain is relative. We attempt to apply standards to provide a consistent understanding. Again, this scale is not a rating system. It is a pain scale.
This pain scale is a supplement to Do Paintballs Hurt? If you have suggestions to descriptions, contact us! We welcome input from the paintball community. We use a scale of 1 to 10.
WHAT DOES PAINTBALL PAIN FEEL LIKE?
Is pain even a fair term? Not really. Yes, being hit with a paintball can hurt. Most often it does not as our scale below will outline.
Pain implies an ongoing experience. Paintball hits are not like that. But if you searched Google, you used the term, pain or hurt. We are supplying answers to a question we don’t even like to answer in the context of pain.
Next, paintballs don’t feel like bee stings or needles. Paintball hits are a fleeting sensation of pain only at skin surface. If paintballs truly hurt, people wouldn’t play the game. But this question is asked by every mother (or father) with concern for their child’s health and safety. The fact is paintballs hurt on thin skin more than thick skin. They hurt more on bare exposed skin. But they don’t hurt much at all. With that said, the level of pain does increase in more intense paintball situations. The comforting news YOU or any parent can take from this article is that NEW PLAYERS ARE SHIELDED from intense paintball game play. That can’t be stressed enough. Pain levels, 9 & 10 illustrated below just won’t happen to a paintball player at a birthday party or friendly first time paintball group.
PAINTBALL PAIN LEVELS EXPLAINED
A paintball hit at LEVEL 1 would be equal to only noticing you’ve been hit. A LEVEL 10 hit by a paintball is the worst pain — pretty damn sharp and nasty.