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A sport in which marble-sized gelatin capsules filled with a nontoxic dye are shot at speeds of 300 kph/200 mph. Paintball-related eye injuries are common and include cataracts, retinal tears/detachment and damage to lens and optic nerve; 50% of eye injuries result in permanent blindness in the affected eye

paintball

Sports medicine A sport in which marble-sized gelatin capsules filled with a nontoxic dye are shot at speeds of 300 kph/200 mph Warning: Paintball-related eye injuries are common and include cataracts, retinal tears/detachment and damage to lens and optic nerve; 50% of eye injuries result in permanent blindness in affected eye; protective masks are a must; other players must KNOW you're in “time out” to clean goggles
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There are big plans in North Wales for paint balling to develop.
A year ago Paul and Irene Martin, their three sons Spencer,Scott and Christian,and daughter Leane,pooled their different skills and launched the Adventure Company, to give people the opportunity of experiencing the thrills and excitement of paint balling in a safe controlled environment.
All NAYPC-affiliated clubs were assessed on their work and achievements over the past 12 months, and the young Coventry boxers - whose club is run by unpaid volunteers - came out on top after undertaking a varied range of activities including football, cross-country, snow boarding and paint balling as well as boxing.
Injuries sustained in this form of combat - paint balling -are unlikely to result in anything more severe than black and blue bruising.
Bernie Janes,director of Go Ballistic, which hosts paint balling games at sites across Britain,including a disused RAF base in Oswestry,likens the experience to being inside a multi-level,fast- paced computer game -``but more three-dimensional''.
The pupils will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of specific activities including bridge building, route planning, pizza making and paint balling.
The scheme runs until September 3 and trips to Coombe Park, the cinema, ten-pin bowling and paint balling are among those still on offer.