Adventures in Kentucky: Paintball Adventure

Last week Brandon Lokits took you con a camping trip. Tonight, Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in Adventures in Kentucky, Brandon takes on an adrenaline pumping challenge that includes a few familiar faces from the WBKO team.

We follow Brandon to N-Tense Sports in Bowling Green and into the world of paintball. Competition paintball is much like playing army as a kid. The biggest difference is that the guns, or markers, are not sticks but rather paint slinging air compressors.

When the trigger is pulled, compressed air is released and that compressed air launches a grape-sized ball of paint. The essentials in paintball not only include the marker but protective equipment as well. The most important part of that equipment is the mask. It keeps the players eyes protected from the flying paint.

The game is simple. When you are hit, you are out. Generally, if the sting of the paintball doesn’t let you know you’ve been hit, the paint splatter will but if you are still unsure if you’ve been hit, referees are on hand to let you know.

There are many different games you can play during paintball but during WBKO’s trip to N-Tense Sports, we simply played to the last man or woman was standing.

We may have left with some paint splattered clothes, a few minor bruises and big smiles, but one thing is for sure, N-Tense Sports in Bowling Green, Kentucky, isn’t a bad way to spend a Saturday.

Tune in next week as Brandon goes caving with an area boy scout troop and as always, if you have any suggestions for an adventure Brandon can try, you can e-mail him at

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