Paintball is not a new game, but many people are still missing the fun that it brings. Some are too afraid to sign up for the game because they think it’s too violent and dangerous. On the other hand, some people are not familiar with the rules, thinking the game is too hard to play, which makes them decide to pass.
If you’re new to paintball, here are some ground rules that might help you to understand the game better.
The core of the game is tactical: beat the opponent by shooting the members of his team with a specialized painted bullets. Although it resembles the military or war game, paintball adds much fun to the whole idea of finding ways to attack the opponent or defend your position.
The essential equipment used in the game includes paintballs and guns. Paintballs are small bullets filled with biodegradable paint. They’re like containers that burst when they touch the solid surface.
Another thing you should have before you start the game is the clothing. In paintball, clothing is designed to keep you safe from the hits. Therefore, the materials are high quality, and resistant to hits.
If you’re worried about the paint stains, don’t be. The die can be washed from the clothes, as well as from the skin.
The safety of the players
Since there are a lot of questions regarding the security of the players, let’s discuss the issue a bit further. The guns used in paintball (also called markers) are designed to give the players maximum safety during the game of paintball. There are strict rules that regulate the technical aspects of guns, shooting speed, controlling systems, and other relevant features.
The maximum speed for paintball guns is 91 meter per second. This is the speed that will unlikely cause any serious injuries (except the bruises). However, the players are required to wear head protection to avoid eye, mouth, and nose injuries. Since the speed of the paintball projectile is slow, it will fall shorter on the ground than the projectile with a faster speed.