How you may use wind in paintball you ask? You may use the wind to your advantage, as it can mask the sounds of movement
and garble your conversations. When winds blow leaves and other debris about
noisily, use the naturalsound to cover the sound of you footsteps as you charge quietly towards
your opponents; they won't hear you coming!
If you have to get vital info to buddies, but don't want to have your opponents
understand your commands, use code words and/or bark the information to the
players when the wind is blowing. If your teammates are closer to you than your
opponents, odds are that they will hear you clearly and your opponents won't!
You can use the wind to your advantage in other ways as well. If you are given
the option of choosing the side of the field you want, consider play from the
side that puts the wind to your back. Paintballs are big and highly susceptible to wind. If you are
shooting with the wind, your balls will be helped along by the air and go
slightly farther, slightly flatter. Conversely, your opponents’ balls will be
flying directly into the wind, which will slow them down and make them drop
shorter than yours (provided you are all shooting at the same velocity).
The stronger the wind, the stronger effect! Beware of crosswinds though--they
can make you miss your target!
From masking your movements to giving you a little extra range, take the wind
into consideration the next time you play!