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!

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!