Developing Your Sixth Sense
A few days ago, my friends and I were playing some woodsball. It was a 4 on 4 match of capture the flag. My team was the extreme underdog. The other team had better guns, better players, more experience, even better camo. The only weak link they had on they're team was a new guy who only played once or twice before. (Our team had two newbies, one of which had never even been hit by a pb! The only people with experience on our team were me and another guy, but we both had new guns that we were still getting used to.)
This new guy must have had some pretty bad luck, cause somehow we had managed to hunt down all of his other teammates. (I'd like to point out that I shot all three of them :D) The way he avoided being is that, right before my team started our ambush that put most of their team out of commission, Newbie got a bad feeling about what they were doing, and he silently dropped back w/out his team noticing and went back to guard the flag.
A few minutes later, he heard shots and then watched as his entire team walked to the neutral zone. He had used his instinct, or what I call your Sixth Sense, to anticipate what would happen next. My team, which had not yet lost a single member, chose that moment to get careless. We just assumed that he was wandering lost through the woods looking for his team.
So we took three people, left one of the newbies at our flag, just in case, and set into the woods in what was more less a single file line. No sooner had the words "there's the flag" left my teammate's mouth when Newbie decided take us out. He popped out of the woods and dropped my two team members before they even had a chance to react. I, however, had a Sixth Sense of my own, and I knew Newbie was there a split second before he opened fire. That split second gave me enough time to take a step away from the woods.
After my buddies got hit I returned fire well enough that he had to retreat back into the woods, which gave me time to grab the flag and take off, winning the game.
So basically that was a long, drawn out way of telling you that using your instincts can really help you in paintball.
ps, this also shows you that a little strategy can go a long way.