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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:44 am

post-traumatic stress disorder. it can happen after a major life catastrophe and resurface later in life without any warning. and it does kill.

other than that Survival of the Fittest by Unnatural Selection.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:59 am

Maybe he sat down in his carseat to hard...and the impact stopped his heart?!?!


I say a 39 year old man with a heart problem should not play paintball.
The hit was a coincidence.
In paintball you run, crouch, run some more.Pretty intense physical sport.
This, along with the excitement of a game like that probably became too much for his heart.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:00 pm

I don't think the paintball killed him. There's no way, even if it did hit at that precise instant in the heart rhythm, they just don't carry enough kinetic energy to stop it.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:49 pm

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:55 pm

Hotwired wrote:Oh no?


There's a significant difference between ordinary paintballs and the projectiles fired by the FN303:

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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:56 pm

Hotwired wrote:Oh no?


And I can just about guarantee you that that gun shoots heavier projectiles and a higher velocity.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:17 pm

Don'tcha just hate it when theres more posts after the one you intended it to follow?

sparkey wrote:But death by paintball is not going to happen.


...was the one I was intending for it to be after, then realised it wasn't going to be, then thought "feck it" it's interesting so I'll leave it.

They count as paintballs was the point so you can stop quoting my misbegotten link :P
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:19 pm

Hotwired wrote:They count as paintballs was the point so you can stop quoting my misbegotten link :P


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They aren't balls. And the portion that absorbs the main brunt of the impact isn't paint. I actually don't think they count as paintballs at all.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:24 pm

:nike:

I'm feeling less than serious at the moment
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Unread postAuthor: aetherguy881 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:51 pm

Silly silly news industry. If it were meant to kill, then it wouldn't be a thriving game/hobby industry. That's about all I have to say for now.

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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:09 pm

i also find this hard to believe for reasons already stated...

next thing we will hear is that the paintball industry will lower the cap on velocity so similar incidents cannot happen again :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:17 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:i also find this hard to believe for reasons already stated...

next thing we will hear is that the paintball industry will lower the cap on velocity so similar incidents cannot happen again :roll:


If that happens, we're in trouble. The rounds drop enough as it is.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:18 pm

Even so, paintball field owners have to cover their ass with no-medical-issue forms.

Which the guy did sign.

I'd say it was just really crap luck. Heart attacks can and have been triggered over very minor external things. The paintball game as a whole before he got to his car could as easily have been a cause in my unprofessional medical opinion.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:33 pm

the only way this death could be related to paintball is due to over exertion on the field.
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Unread postAuthor: battlemonkey » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:55 pm

Or being shot point blanck to the neck/throat
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