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Church Fête - paint ball


Fresh from a paint ball battle. The guy on the left is the controller of the event. Two teams of two people each don the protective equipment, take their guns and start shooting at each other. Behind the palisade one can see the obstacles and hides that can be used by combatants. The two guys on the right, visibly took more hits and are deemed to be the losers. But since it is all fun and games, all are winners. How is that for new speak :-) 


An eventful weekendto you all.



comments (15)

i like this description of the paint ball battle Louis... it's also a great group photo...
they all win because of the exercise that they get from playing the game....petersmile
Louis: Thank you peter, there were big smilles all around as they came walking from the range.
Very good newspeak!!! And a great shot!
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth
  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 28 Aug 2015, 03:14
Sounds like the knockemdowns at the fair, Louis ... "A prize for everyone!"

Is it a pious Paintball Gun event?
Louis: Not so much devoted to form, but rather happy to be set free from it. So I guess they experienced the paintball event as fun and games.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Aug 2015, 04:53
One time I 'won' a paintball event. The first thing I though was 'Jeroen and his gang'. It was situated at a large park with all kinds of army trucks and other obstacles and the day itself it SNOWED..... they had FUN.
This looks like a great group of youngsters having fun smile
Great picture smile
Louis: Thank you Astrid. The event was meant to entertain (especially young adventurous men with lots of energy) and from the attitudes all round, I guess they succeeded. So you are right about them having their fun.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 28 Aug 2015, 06:27
Is the paint in all colours, Louis?
Louis: I saw a few colours there, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Aug 2015, 06:43
They look as if they mean business Louis!
Louis: Ha, that may be, but they were only having fun, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2015, 06:58
wat voor spelen zijn dit - in de naam van de kerk?
Louis: Dit geweren zijn met gas gedreven en schieten balletjes van verf in een dunne membraan gehuld. De idee is dat als je geraakt is, merkt je dit aan de verfspatten. Voor de eventualiteit ook een heleboel veiligheidstoerusting. In diè geval is de doel de ontspanning van energieke jonge mannen, en daardoor een kleine inkome voor de kerk.
I've never done it, Louis, but even at my age I'd have a lot of fun. HA!
Louis: It is fun.

As children we went down to the spruit (small water course, with clay walls) and two teams would take each other on with 'kleilat', positioned on opposite sides of a sharp bend of the spruit. Kleilat - klei = clay and lat = a supple strong shoot, preferably from a quince plant. A piece of clay that fits in the hand is plied, until soft and then fixed to the one end of the 'lat'. One throws the clay, using the lat to create speed and obtain distance. A hit would definitely extract a cry of pain and only a hit to the eyes would be dangerous.

I guess the principle of paintball is along the same lines, but on an industrial level.
A natural development from playing with water pistols as children I suppose Louis.

It is a bank holiday weekend here so people will be queueing at airports and on the roads for a final holiday...I'm staying at home grin
Louis: I just explained to Ginnie how we played kleilat as children. It is a step up from water pistols, but uses only natural equipment. I guess, seeing the paintball warriors brings back memories.

Enjoy your holiday at home. It is something I like to do, too.
Great capture of these modern times knights Louis!
Louis: Thank you Richard, they do look the part.
My youngest son was into this as a teen.
Louis: In my eyes, it is a harmless way to vent energy, Mary.
Good shot Louis, especially in B.& W. This is the sort of thing companies send their senior staff to for bonding sessions over here!!!
Louis: Yes, the bonding exercises. Shoot him in order to learn how to love him.
For a CHURCH fete? Seems inappropriate!
Louis: Interesting comment - I think. It seems to me, that when modern young people chose to be religious, they don't do it to parade someone's idea of appropriate form. If that be the case, they can freely participate in harmless fun and games.
i've participated in something called a laser tag (the laser replacing the paint). this one seems much more intensive, Louis!
Louis: It may seem more intensive, because of all the protective clothing, Ayush. That is my guess.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2015, 01:01
Great account of event, Louis. I love the shot.

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