This made me remember when i was playing woodsball at sherrwood forrest. I got a bounce and i though it was a break, so as im walking towards the out of bounds mark my shexy tippmann A5 with telescopic stock get a orange one right on the side of the gun.
paintball is dangoreous when some asshole freezes the paint or turns up the fps after the gun got rated. I have seen someone get hit in the arm and make them bleed. it created cuts wherever the paint hit, but this was bare skin, close range, and a higher than legal velocity.
Paintballs don't really freeze, the shell gets brittle but the fill never gets solid.
Pavel - Most normal hits break the skin anyways. Those of us who have played for 6+ years have had plenty of bad hits, bruises, cuts, welts, and bleeders. Worst place to get pelted is the Fingers, I don't say balls because only dumbasses leave their crotch open to a clear shot.