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New Meetup: Paint ball Adventure! Spiros pizza in Gig Harbor after.

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, March 4, 2010 4:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for (Tacoma Area Social Networking)!

What: Paint ball Adventure! Spiros pizza in Gig Harbor after.

When: Sunday, March 14,[masked]:30 PM

Adventure Paintball Park
6357 Whiteman Road KP S.
Longbranch, WA 98351
[masked] (cell) or[masked]

So much fun! My school quarter will be over and I want to play paintball! Sunday the 14th noon lets go to Adventure Paintball park in Gig Harbor (Longbranch). Great prices and they have two fields. The price per person is $30.00,(everything is included) that is three hours worth of paint ball fun! Please be at park by 12:30 to sign waiver. Paint ball is 1pm-4pm. I will have to put a deposit down to hold spot of $60.00 : ). Let's go get our aggression out!

Tidbit: one might find interesting is the history of the paintball gun begins in the early 1970s, when it was used as a tool for marking trees and livestock. Charles Gaines, Hayes Noel and Bob Gurnsey were the first people to think up a new way to use the guns.

In 1981, twelve friends played the first recreational paintball game using these industrial paintball guns from the Nelson Paint Company on a field measuring over 100 acres (with no masks or safety equipment!). Long stretches of quiet, with people busy stalking each other and worried about whether they were being stalked, were the norm.

One of the first names given to the sport that we now call paintball was ?The National Survival Game.? This name reflects the nature of paintball as it was first played ? a small group of friends getting together in the woods to play total elimination games. Sometimes the friends broke into teams to play each other, but most paintball games were ?every man for himself....or woman.

As the number of people interested in paintball grew, so did the development of the commercial paintball industry. The first outdoor commercial paintball field opened in 1982. The first indoor field followed in 1984.These paintball fields allowed large groups of people to meet in one place to play. Paintball business owners were pushed to develop new and exciting ways to keep the players entertained. This further advanced paintball?s history by driving the development of new scenarios and styles of playing.

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