In the context of tournament paintball it is a common axiom. It is also an inspiration to ballers everywhere, shorthand for every kind of bunkering move or run thru. It is also inextricably linked to competitive paintball's most influential team, Dynasty. Beyond the wins and success it speaks to their trademark style of play. A thing of beauty to watch, fast, efficient, elegant and brutal all at the same time it drove numerous generations of players and teams to emulate them; to make 'speed kills' their own mantra, their own reason for competing, the peak of paintball perfection.
Best of all it's true. Speed does kill. Precisely timed speed sews confusion, overwhelms reaction times and reflexes and creates chaos and indecision. Except that outcome is supposed to be limited to the recipients, those on the receiving end. Too often 'speed kills' also applies to the players on the move. Unfortunately rapid movement doesn't exempt anyone from the basic requirements of team play; communication & coordination. Nor does it magically imbue players with a sudden awareness of the field or knowledge of their teammates roles in executing a close on the run. The result then is too often just chaos and confusion with the outcome of the game (or point) another roll of the dice.