How did paintball start?
Paintball guns were originally invented for the logging industry to mark trees, and to mark cattle.
They were originally invented in the late 1970s. The very first paintball game was played in 1981 by twelve friends in a 100acre field in New Hampshire, USA, using Nelson brand industrial paintball guns and no safety equipment.
The first people to see the use of industrial marking paintball
guns were Charles Gaines, Hayes Noel and Bob Gurnsey.
Paintball originally started to mark trees in the woods. The balls unlike today where much harder due to the fact that they where just suppose to break on trees. This later evolved into a game.
No, paintball is more commonly known and is more popular. The last person was correct but I'll give a more detailed answer. Paintball is more popular than Airsoft but more young kids play Airsoft because it's not as dangerous. Paintball players normally start at around 13 while Airsoft players normally start around 11. Airsoft is something that you can do in the back yard, while Paintball is something you normally need to go to a…
Paintball started in Virginia when a guy named Hayes Noel had a friend who lived in Charlottesville who looked in an agricultural catalogue and found a gun that was used by cattle men to mark their cows... Don't believe me? Check out the book for your self. http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Paintball-Steve-Davidson/dp/1578260302#reader