IS PAINTBALL ?
is an exciting game, basically two teams start at flag stations,
their objective is to capture the other team's flag and return it
to their starting flag station to win. We have several game
variations that we play. During the game players
attempt to eliminate opposing team members by marking them with a
liquid-filled projectile which (usually) breaks on impact. This
projectile or paintball (where the game gets its name, but
contains no paint) Is fired from a CO2 powered air gun, which is
set at a safe velocity, so as not to injure players.
IT SAFE ?
paintball is one of the safest sports in the world. According to
insurance and medical statistics, paintball is safer than bowling.
The reason for this is that players MUST wear the proper
protection and Must adjust their paint guns to proper speed limits
. We have frequent speed checks on our field . Paintball guns can
shoot in excess of 400 fps , but goggles are only rated at 300
fps. Our field speed limit is 270 fps.
WE BRING OUR OWN PAINT ?
are a Field Paint Only Field.
CANT WE BRING OUR OWN PAINT ?
have a shelf life. The older they get, the harder they get.
Unfortunately large retail stores buy their paint in massive bulk
quantities for the best price. So you never know how fresh it
really is. Some can be years old. We get frequent shipments from
the manufacturer to insure we have fresh paint. Fresh paint
will break on your target and lessen the impact on you when you
are the person getting shot. We get fax and email specials all the
time for older paint at huge discounts, even the brands we use.
But these are older cases the manufacturer is trying to get rid
of. We tried it once and had one of our groups experience cuts and
nastier than normal welts. We will not do that again because its
not worth it and most people don't usually enjoy the pain. This is
not to say you will not feel any pain or not get a welt at our
facility. You still have close shots, hits to bare skin, or
sensitive areas that can hurt or leave a welt. Usually everyone
has a great time. We want you to come back, not scare you from
ever playing again. You will hear horror stories of paintball
wounds, which are usually caused by old paint and unsafe speeds.
Its like shooting rocks at each other. Many of our first time
players are so worried about getting hit, until they actually do
get hit. Then they say that it wasn't bad at all. I think its one
reason why we get younger girls to grandmothers trying paintball
and loving it. We do make a small amount of money our paint, but
that's not our main reason for which you cannot bring your own
paint. If money was our primary concern we would be buying the
half-price-rock-hard-paint. But we are more concerned with
your safety and helping the growth of paintball (the sport we love
so much!) Its too bad you couldn't purchase the paintballs
that would be shot at you, because people would be a bit more
selective and not all about the price.
IT HURT WHEN YOU GET SHOT ?
the time No , sometimes if you get shot at close range and/or on
bare skin , it can sting and leave a bruise. People say it like
being snapped with a wet towel or a bee sting. Due to the
adrenaline rush, your more upset about being out of the current
game than any pain that you feel. We've had many players including girls , come off
the field after being hit for the first time and say that it
didn't hurt at all , or that they thought a bee sting hurts much
worse. They key is fresh paint, that breaks after hitting you.
Read question "why can't we bring our own paint?" above
for more information.
I GET PAINT OUT OF MY CLOTHES ?
paintballs are non-toxic and water soluble. If left on lighter
clothing for a period of weeks, it will stain.
SHOULD I BRING ?
up registration you can download the insurance waiver form (Which
every player must sign to play, and if your under 18 you must have
a parental signature on it. also under 16 players must have a
medical release form signed) All forms are located on our forms
you don't mind getting dirty and sweaty , and are suitable for the
weather conditions of the day. Loose clothing is said to lessen
the impact of a hit . We have Camo Shirts and chest/back
protectors available for rent. On our woods courses camouflage can
help conceal your location. We suggest that you cover all exposed
skin (long sleeves and pants) A bandana for the neck area . A
baseball cap worn backwards can also help protect the back of your
head, and also help your paintball mask fit tighter. Proper foot
wear, our fields can be muddy at times, most of our fields are in
the woods. Sandals or flip flops are not recommended.