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Paintball Netting Safety Warning

In a late May 1999 press release, Larry Cossio of the National Paintball Association (a paintball insurance company) issued an important safety warning to field owners,

"Please be advised that there has been an injury reported from a player firing through the netting and striking a spectator in the eye causing an eye injury!"

The press release urged the immediate testing of paintball field netting to ensure that it is capable of stopping a paintball.

It is important to remember that the synthetic fibers used in netting materials can weaken and decay over time with exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation from the sun, as well as weather.  Different materials will have a different life span, but all will eventually suffer aging to some extent.  For field owners it is important to test and inspect your netting on a regular basis.  For players and spectators it is a good reminder that it is possible for netting to fail, and that wearing a mask and goggles when standing near netting is still a good idea, as even "perfect" netting can let paint and gelatin particles through if a ball breaks on it.

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