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Our take on the top benefits to Playing GelBall!

Gelball is a sport that is rising rapidly in popularity, known also as Gelsoft / Gelballing / Hydroblasters and even at times referred to as the Australian version of Airsoft, the sport is relatively new to the Australian Market.
Every month there are more and more great places popping up where you can purchase Gelball Blasters (Toy Guns) and accessories, both online and at brick and mortar stores, and numerous locations where you can go in order to find a good match with great people. This is a community of people who are always improving themselves and one another. But here are some specific reasons to get involved.

 

1... Physical Benefits


It’s very difficult to really get involved regularly with Gelballing without seeing some significant physical improvements on a number of different levels. Most obviously, the actions of running, ducking, dodging, hiding, shooting, and jumping are fantastic cardiovascular exercises, ones that are sure to start showing benefits like weight loss and increased strength over time when paired with a healthy diet.

More than that, though, you also see a major increase in coordination and body control from activities like learning how to aim and shoot while hiding behind over. Being able to move quickly and quietly becomes more ingrained and starts to translate to the rest of your life. Further, you will start to develop your reactions to a much higher level, making your response times more rapid.
Finally, Gelball builds endurance. The sheer amount of movement that is involved can leave a new player winded after only a couple of hours, but experienced players can go for half a day with hardly any breaks or dedicate whole weekends to the sport as seen in last years Milsim SEQ Game.
 
 

2... Mental Benefits


It’s not often that you really get a chance to cut back and relax. Sometimes when you’re on holidays, it’s hard not to check the phone for emails or text messages from the office. Even when you’re away from work, you’re not really “away” from work.
Gelball gives you a perfect excuse to actually relax and gives you an excuse to really cut loose.
This is also a sport that gives you a heightened awareness of the world around you. When you start to go out into matches, you learn to pay attention for small details. Tiny sounds or almost insignificant movements become enormous and easily noticed when you get used to paying attention for them. This makes you more attentive and gives you a better reaction time.


Being involved in combat simulations like Gel Ball matches can also be a huge boost to self-confidence and image. There’s nothing that makes a person feel better about themselves then reliving a victory they had over the weekend when they were out with friends. That translates into a better outlook on the world and more success in your daily interactions.
Most importantly, from a mental perspective, it gives you a fun outlet to experience the feeling of danger and the attendant adrenaline without having to actually risk your life or health.
 

3... Social Benefits


While every group has its share of jerks, by and large the Gelball community is a wonderful, welcoming group.

People who play Gel Ball and fields around are still in the stage where they are building a fan base for the sport, so they are always looking for other people to share their passion with.
As a result, you know that if you’re looking to get started, there are plenty of people ready and able to help you out and get you into a game. This can give you the opportunity to meet a diverse and interesting group of people and make friends that you might have never thought you would connect with before. There’s a place for almost everyone in the Gelball community.
This is also a great way for people to bond with one another. Family members especially can find a common ground in the shared experience.
These are just some of the myriad ways in which Gelball can benefit you. Try it out as a hobby today and you may find that it’s the sport you’ve been looking for your entire life.

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