False advertising for paintball in Manchester?

I have been paintballing many times in my life – although admittedly not for a fair few years and not in Manchester. My experiences of paintballing are that it’s a lot of fun, it’s very tiring, it’s expensive (if you go nuts with the paintballs) and, most importantly, it hurts when you get shot from close range.

Protective clothing is recommended.

Now, I saw this advert this week displayed on one of our sites – and it made me chuckle, while also annoying me slightly that ads like this can be used when they’re clearly false.

I have never, ever, been to a paintballing event where crop tops were the norm, as any bare skin would create the most painful of experiences should it get hit with a paintball.

Also, and it’s a minor point, the woman in the ad has her mask raised while she’s aiming the paintball gun – which is also a big no-no on safety grounds.

So, how do companies get away with ads like this when they’re clearly false advertising? Unless this is of course is for some very risqué paintballing venue in Manchester where you can take extreme risks with exposed parts of your body.

Either way – think I’ll give this one a miss.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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