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Paintball Terminology


Paintball can be confusing. When a non-paintballer hears a phrase such as, "My gun was hot until I lubed my reg," it doesn't make a lot of sense.  Other times, terms like beaver-tail, pod or elbow have non-paintball meanings that just confuse listeners.  When you count in the acronyms such as ASA, FPS and LP, it really is a different language paintballers often speak.  While there are glossaries of paintball terms available, it often is more appropriate to explain what you are talking about to the neophytes who don't, yet, speak paintball.  To really enjoy a sport, you have to understand it, and understanding starts by knowing what people actually mean.

Take a minute and explain to people what you're saying.  Everyone will benefit from your help.

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