Can Self-Balancing Scooters Add Excitement to a Paintball Game?

Can Self-Balancing Scooters Add Excitement to a Paintball GameEvery year, it seems like some huge technological breakthrough completely changes the way we carry on with our day to day lives.

We are living in the middle of one of the most exciting technological revolutions in human history. Though most of us are just kind of along for the ride and watching it unfold right before our very eyes, history will show that this was a time of transformative technology across a wide variety of different areas.

While most of us see new and advanced technologies being unveiled in the consumer electronic world, the transportation world is also going through tremendous and seismic shifts. Self balancing scooters or hoverboards are a perfect example of that shift, and they have gone from an urban commuting tool to something that can completely change the way we enjoy our “downtime” – like paintball, for example.

Self balancing scooters are no longer just for the sidewalk

The early versions of self balancing scooters were designed specifically for the smoothest and most even surfaces possible, but that’s no longer the truth.

Today’s hoverboards have learned a lot from the first few generations that were produced only a handful of years ago, and are now capable of tackling off-road terrain as well.

Sure, there’s no self balancing scooter that can match a Jeep Wrangler for its off-road capability, for example – but you’re definitely going to be able to cruise through a pastor or a wooded area with one of these underneath your feet, especially if you’re playing paintball.

Knobby tires, advanced gyroscopic technology, and an effortless control scheme definitely help paintball players get the most out of this personal transportation solution.

Golfers have been using hoverboards for a few years now

Golfers have been taking advantage of these kinds of scooters for a couple of years now, and they really were the “prototype” market for this technology.

More and more upscale country clubs are swapping out their gas guzzling carts for “hoverboards”, and golfers are jumping on top of the opportunity to zip around their favorite course with the self balancing solutions.

Though most golf courses are a lot more even and well-kept than most paintball fields, the technology transitions pretty effortlessly from one surface to the next.

Again, you probably aren’t going to be able to climb over any rock ledges or wood obstacles with a hoverboard – but you’re definitely going to be able to deliver yourself and your team to the opposite side of the playing field a lot faster (and with less fatigue) than you would have been able to otherwise.

Cranking up the excitement of a paintball game with self balancing scooters

At the end of the day, you’re definitely going to be able to take advantage of this new and advanced scooter technology to really crank up the excitement of a traditional paintball match.

Imagine this for just a moment.

You are hunkered down, taking enemy fire and have absolutely no chance of getting out without getting marked.

You jump on your radio, calling for the “cavalry”, and all of a sudden your teammates or a couple of extra squads are able to fly across the battlefield – on top of self balancing scooters – and provide you with the cover fire that you need to turn the tide and win the match.

That’s what’s possible when you are playing with these kinds of scooters out there on the open field. Definitely consider adding a couple of these scooters to your squad rollout kit, and you’ll find out firsthand just how much fun it can be!

How drones could add an extra element to paintball

drone223Drones or unmanned aerial aircraft can certainly add to any experience. But how much more fun would you have in the paintball sports arena, if you added a drone that could spray paint from above? What if aerial views could be taken with the drone while you and your friends are having a blast spraying and painting each other? You are well protected with a mask, so there is no element of being less safe when there is a drone around who has the capability to do such. Drones have the capability of hovering around for hours, so why not let the drone hover and photograph you from a different angle.  For sure, it would make a memorable and crazy scrapbook, like no other. You and your friends will spend hours and hours laughing about your paintball sport experience. And you will have the photographic pictures taken from the drone to allow those memories to last a lifetime.

Inexpensive Experience

While you are planning your paintball sports experience with your twenty best friends, keeping in budget is always at the forefront of your mind. Drones are inexpensive and can be built and maintained with ease, so adding one to your paintball party will not break the bank. Keeping in mind that the drone is sturdy and is meant to withstand any element, whether you are paintballing indoors or outdoors, the drone can be there through it all. Photographing every silly and hilarious moment that only you and your friends have shared is what the drone will do. Also, for the new friends you make during your paintballing experience, the drone can be there for photos. The drone will simply replace taking photographs the old fashioned way with a camera or a cell phone.

Creating Something New and Special for You and Your Friends

The drone will create something new and special for you and your friends to talk about. Many people have not heard of the drone for taking aerial views or for doing amateur projects, so your paintball party will be a first for everyone. Droning will become the new wave of the future and cell phone and old cameras will be for those other folks who don’t want to try something new and exciting. Take aerial views of old friends, new friends and the excitement that comes with the paintball experience.

Everyone who knows about paintball loves to talk about how much fun and stress relieving it is.  Now place those moments in a life-like photograph and enjoy your paintball party. The drone will allow people to experience a new thing in their life and discover something that they did not know before. Paintball and Droning make for a magical combination for those who just want to enjoy life and add photographs for memories. So begin droning by taking the drone to your next sporting paintball experience. With the capabilities of the drone being able to take indoor and outdoor photographs your droning paintball experience will be priceless for both you and your friends.

Paintball Backpacks – What to look for…

Paintball is a sport that is growing in popularity and recognition. It has its origins in military training methods, where soldiers were trained using paintball guns, which allowed them to execute realistic maneuvers with true-to-life replica equipment to engage in battle with no risk of danger. As the sport has grown in popularity, more and more styles of equipment have been developed, and the breadth of ‘paintball equipment’ has grown, to include specialized clothing and special backpacks. Let’s talk about what makes a paintball backpack a paintball backpack, and how to choose one, even if you’re just as much a gamer as a paintballer and want a bag that caters to that as well.

Special Tasks a Paintball Bag Accomplishes

Paintball bags have to hold specialized equipment and protect it, so shopping for one is a little more complicated than finding a normal sack to throw your stuff in. But not by much! The first thing you need to keep in mind is that a paintball bag must house a gun, or marker. Now, markers typically disassemble into a body, and the barrel. Make sure your bag includes a large, but separated, space in which to place the body of your marker. There should be at least one space in which to house your barrel — but, since most people will have multiple barrels after playing for a few years, it’s best if you find a bag that has two or three such spots, which look like enlarged pencil slots in normal bags.

A paintball bag will also have a space for you to place your tank, typically next to but separated from the spot for your marker. All these spaces should be made with soft and elastic fabric, so as to prevent damage to your marker, tank, or barrels. There should also be a large, open space to place your mask, and, in certain bags, enough space to place your jersey, if you’re a more involved paintball athlete, and your special pants, also typical of competing athletes. This extra open space is only common in the larger bags designed for experienced players, so don’t worry if the bag you’re looking at doesn’t feature it. In general, a good bag will, however, have the other things we’ve suggested — space for your mask, barrels, marker, and tank. As well, you’ll notice that many bags have large slots on the outside — typically two or four — in which to place paintball pods, which hold ammunition on the field, and a wide space of fabric on the bottom around which you can wrap your belt.

Given the popularity of computer games and the tendency of most young paintball players to be avid gamers, as well, many paintball bags also offer laptop space, as well. Some of the best laptop backpacks can easily double as a paintball bag. It’s important to ensure that your bag offers a well-padded space for the laptop, as it’s close to a lot of hard, potentially scratch-inducing objects, so more protection is necessary than normal. But, this is standard, so have fun shopping for styles you like!

Get better in the paintball arena by improving your fitness!

Something that is often overlooked by both amateur and even pro paintball players is the impact fitness can have on their performance. This isn’t like playing pool or darts in the pub, playing paintball actually involves a lot of running around and often maneuvering through tight spots and difficult terrain. You have to realise that if you are too big or too slow it not only makes you an easy target but you just cannot move quite enough to be at the top of your game.

Now this hasn’t been a huge problem for me over my 15 years of paint balling but lately I have to admit I piled on the pounds a little. I’m not saying I’m the best player in the world but I certainly noticed that my game had dropped slightly in recent years , and I am putting that down to getting a bit “fat”. So, in order to remedy this issue, in 2014 I have embarked on a fitness regime to try and get back to the highest level…well the best I can be at least!


I spent many an hour looking at diets and fitness regimes in order to help me get into top shape, and after getting tired eyes I finally decided to go with a low carb diet and to invest in a rowing machine. I decided on the low carb diet after hearing about a friend that had great results using something called the Paleo diet and I also heard about how cutting out the carbs can be great from reading Tim Ferris’s blog. He is a guy I am a huge fan of and have a lot of respect for. So for the foreseeable future I am going to cut out all breads, grains and will limit my intake of potatoes…most likely sweet potatoes will become my new best friend as they have a lower impact on blood sugar levels and are full healthy nutrients like Vitamin A.

In terms of my fitness regime I aim to workout between 3 – 5 times per week and to help motivate me I spent quite a bit of money on a rowing machine. I am hoping that seeing this baby here in my home will guilt trip me into using it regularly, plus I think it will be quite fun to use. I decided on the Kettler Favorit after reading many rowing machine reviews and it does seem to be the best rowing machine. Well, the best for me at least in terms of price, quality and features. You may be wondering why I chose an indoor rower over something more popular like a treadmill, well the answer is simple really. These machines give a far more intense and all round body workout. It isn’t just aerobic but it will work your muscles, sure you won’t look like Arnold Schwarzenegger but it will certainly tone you.

So anyway I hope this is going to help me out, and I also hope my reflections have inspired you. I look forward to getting back to my best…whatever that is!