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Fields near Lexington

06 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

I've got the option at work to move to either Austin, TX or Lexington, KY.

I was searching on google, and it seems like there aren't any paintball fields in the Lexington area. Is there something I'm missing?

Pod packs and spine injuries

23 March 2011 - 04:47 PM

I know many police agencies tell officers not to carry anything on their belts directly over the spine because they are concerned that falling backwards on something hard could potentially break the spine and cause permanent disability. Most paintballers run a pod pack (or vest/harness) right over their spine though.

I know that in generall, falling backwards is unlikely when playing paintball, but in the woods or on a really slippery field (or in the woods in the winter), I could see it happening.

Have any of you ever fallen backwards directly on a loaded podpack, or seen anyone fall backwards? Any injuries?

I'm planning to leave the middle slot in my 3 pod harness empty.