How to Prepare for Paintball
What to wear for paintball. The main rule of thumb for paintballing is to leave as little skin exposed as possible. Getting hit with a paintball on bare skin can hurt, but especially on the fingers and neck.
Best suggestion is, to cover up completely. Wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, neck protection, and hats. Sweats and hoodies are best. They are thick and easy to move around in.
Best tips for first time paintballers.
- Better not to play offensively such as rushing to battle your opponent. Paintball is a fast and exhilarating sport, but take it slow at first and play defensively.
- Stay low and use the bunkers for defense.
- Use a paintball marker that is for beginners.
- Communicate with your team players for best strategy.
Paintball is a messy sport.
The markers are made of metal with a heavy air tank attached to the back of it. You will be playing on dirt fields with natural terrain. The paint inside the paintballs is oily and doesn’t have the most pleasant odor.
Good news though. The paint is water soluble and washes out of clothes. Even still, it is best to wear older, comfortable clothing. https://www.paintballusa.org/about/rules-of-play-for-valued-patrons
Easy to learn how to play.
You need no experience or prior skills to play paintball. It is a very simplistic sport to learn, once you get over the nervous feeling and apprehension of getting shot. You will enjoy exercising in the outdoors, socialization and team participation.
Do paintballs hurt?
The level of pain when hit with a paintball depends on how close you are to your opponent when shot, what the gun velocity is set to and how you are dressed.
The areas that paintball hurts the worse is hands, neck, the top of the head and your thighs. Layer up before getting in a game if weather permits.
Does paintball hurt more than airsoft?
Both paintball and airsoft guns shoot from 300-400 feet per second. Paintballs hurt way more than airsoft bb’s. Paintballs are larger and have more density due the material they are made of. Airsoft bb’s are tiny, plastic rounds.
How long will 100 paintballs last?
Depending on the length of the game and how you are shooting, whether you use your paintballs up fast or conserve them, 100 paintballs could last for a game or two.
Most paintball birthday parties last about 2 hours. From the moment the group enters the gate, there are waivers to fill out, a short safety video to watch, head over to registration, pick up your gear, load up your canisters and hopper with paintballs, then, get into a game.
Our inclusive basic rental package comes with all day field admission, rental gun, mask, vest, ammo pouch, air tank fills and a bag of 500 paintballs. If each player in a birthday party uses the whole bag of 500 paintballs, plan to be here no less than 2 hours. https://www.paintballusa.org/pricing
You are welcome to stay longer when the group runs out of paintballs, just purchase more.
What should female players wear to paintball?
- Sweatpants with leggings underneath.
- Layers (tank top, long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt)
- Padded bra or chest protector.
- High ponytail or low braids.
- Dark colors for camouflage.
- Clothes that can get dirty.
- Comfortable athletic shoes.
- Flexible and padded gloves.
Is paintball fun to play?
For almost all players, paintball is a super fun sport. Hearing paintballs speed past you at 300 feet per second really gets your adrenaline flowing, and makes you a little nervous too.
Can two people play paintball?
Even if you bring along a buddy, it won’t be just the two of you at the park. There are always other players here to form teams.
The referees at Paintball USA keep the beginner players on separate fields playing their games. The advanced players are in their own games. https://www.paintballusa.org/