Sunday, May 23, 2010

Paintball!

Paintball. If you wanted to have FUN and imagine yourself as a commando or some crack military unit, BUT without the life ammo and the fear of injuries and dying, this is probably the closest you'll ever get.

It's definitely addictive and it'll definitely get your adrenaline going. Of course, as with all other games, prepare to get dirty and messy. So it's best to bring a change of clothes along...

This is Ray. Our instructor. And as you can see from the banner in the background, we are playing in Cyberjaya @ the Cyberjaya Community Club...
They don't call 'em guns but markers. Apt considering it's paint "bullets" that you're shooting. You can see a few of those pellets lying on the ground. The markers use a high pressured gas tank in order to shoot those pellets out. Pellets are added from the top where you can spot the white cover.
A more close up shot...
So this is the layout...
Moi fully decked up in protective gear even if moi wasn't playing but going in as (what else?) photographer! Safety 1st, so it's on with the vest and helmet.
All ready?
Now... what's an old cubbie doing here??? Can someone get it out of my way?
Fiireeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
Do you see anyone?
Nope? Do you?
Paintball rules of elimination is simple. If you feel that you got shot, anywhere on your body or even on the marker, you're out. And to leave, you just raise your hand and CIAO! :)
Girl: I'll stay behind you...
Come out... come out...
Sneaking around?
While the 1st game was over in like 5 mins, the 2nd game was much harder in that there was more terrain to cover. As you can see... when shot with my 300mm lens... it's far...

So Group 1 is here... and moi happen to be right smack in between...
Group 2 which was not so far away! :P

Oh oh...
Marking out the territory...
Sneaking around #2. And this happened to be 1 meter in front of me! :P
Sneaking around #3...
If looks could kill #1

I bet if I was a target, he would have shot me... :(

Dean scouting for his enemies...
Now... I can see through this... and...
Oh no you don't...

I'll snipe you!
Huff huff... Irwan, You thinking of McDonald's? :P
Ladies coming up.
If looks could kill #2...
The 1st 2 games was Jungle terrain and the next was Urban warfare.. Just tongs placed all over to provide both entertainment and protection for all and sunder.
Like so...
The point of the game was to grab the yellow flag placed halfway in between both groups; i.e. Capture the flag. In this case, left group was about to get the flag.
And he reaches out for it...
Prepares to make his way back...
And get's shot... I wonder whether it was worth it? He must have been a real hot target judging by the number of bullets coming his way. Look around his feet...
Ouch... that has gotta hurt... water, mud and bullets. Bad combo...
Now, the next game involved the marshalls, i.e. our instructor (3 of 'em) vs the 7 of the brave warriors. Before you complain, you'd noticed that these folks, carried extra ammo and use "e-markers" which are like the Porshe of markers against the Proton markers...
Anyway, here comes the brave ones...
And noticed how confident they are?
I rest my case. My poor brave friends and colleagues... I salute your courage!
Shot of the day #1. Reason? As the projectile exited the marker... :)
How cool is that?
Shot of the day #2: Projectile leaving and heading Ray's way. Uber cool!
Shot of the day #3: I surrender!!!
Way to go Premah! :)

The end.

2 comments:

Mah said...

Kwan,

As usual, your comments are a joy to read. Cheers man and keep it up!

Raysonick Tham said...

Yo!
Yea, I agree with 'Mah'. Your comments are a joy to read and your photos are cool too! Hope we can do it again oneday, this time it will be a better place, a real warzone!!!

- Raysonick Tham
Team HeatWave (THW)

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