It is like no other game you have ever played. It recaptures the excitement of the childhood whilst using adult resources and skills. It is an expanding, well-organised non contact sport which caters for both sexes, with the opportunity to experience a fun packed and exhilarating day. Paintball is enjoyed by people from all professions and lifestyles. It is a sport where men and women can compete equally, and where the age is not dominated by youth. Whether homemakers or high school students, professionals or retirees, most paintball players share a common love for adventure and competition.
Although there are many different game formats, a group of players will typically divide into two teams to play "capture the flag". The object of the game is go out and capture the other team's flag while they are protecting it. While you are trying to capture a flag, you also try to eliminate opposing players by tagging them with a paintball expelled from a C02 or air-powered paint gun.
YES, its like getting a strong blow from a sledge-hammer... Just kidding! Seriously, this depends on how close you are and what kind of protection you are wearing. The paint pellets break open upon impact, and generally cause very little pain. What little pain you may in fact experience is more a of stinging sensation from the pellets impact against the skin, or thru clothing. When marked by paint the sensation of being marked goes away after a few seconds. Of course, the closer you are to the muzzle of the marker, the higher the velocity of the pellet when it hits you. Thus more of a sensation may be experienced when shot at close range, rather than farther away.
Here at Splat Paintball Games safety is paramount. We supply the latest safety masks and overalls plus we give a detailed safety lecture prior to commencing any game.
Like all action sports (football, basketball etc.) Paintball is very dangerous unless adequate protection is worn and safety rules understood and followed. Since the paint pellets are fairly light (only weighing a few grams each), they have little momentum while in flight, and thus are not lethal like the heavy lead projectiles fired from conventional firearms. In addition to using a non-lethal projectile, paintball players "ALWAYS" wear protective goggles to protect their eyes, all head gear within the sport of paintball should cover the full face and ear areas. Safety is highly stressed.
Statistically you are more likely to become a casualty playing a round of golf than you are on a hectic days paintballing.
A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule with coloured liquid inside it. Paintballs are very similar to large round vitamin capsules or bath oil beads. The fill inside a paintball is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble and biodegradable. It rinses out of clothing and off skin with mild soap and water. When a paintball tags a player, the thin gelatin skin splits open, and the liquid inside leaves a bright splat mark. A player who is marked, is eliminated from the game.
Paint guns come in a variety of shapes and styles. Some are small paint-pistols, powered by small 12-gram C02 containers. These must be changed after 15 to 25 shots. Other paint guns are more "rifle-like", with shoulder stocks and longer barrels. These are often powered by larger, reliable 7 ounce C02 cylinders that supply hundreds of shots. Some paint guns are semi-automatic, and can fire as fast as you can pull the trigger, while others are pump-action. At maximum elevation, a paint gun has a range of only about 50 yards.
The guns that we use are silver Inferno semi automatic markers with vertical feed and 200 shot clear hoppers and 20oz carbon dioxide bottles.
The answer is no and if this is the case then you will find yourself on the receiving end of Robs friend - Bob Long!!!! Bob Longs rob's electronic intimidator marker that can fire 20 balls a second! Yes 20 balls a second!!! so if you don't want your nickname to be called "Dulux" from now on then shooting the marshalls isn't a good idea!!!