Well, I'm thinking of starting paintball and there's just one thing that concerns me, how bad it hurts. I'm 14 years old, skinny, weak, and i'm not that tough. I just want to know what getting hit with a paintball is compared with. My friends that play it say that it hurts really really bad, but what does it compare to? What can I do to hurt myself that will simulate getting shot with a paintball at 300 fps. Is it a pain that will make me cry, or will it just make me want to jump.