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Some Paintball Do’s and Don’ts

Paintball is an extreme game that is quickly gaining more and more popularity. Though the inventors of this game did it for fun, it has evolved into the third most popular game in the world. For those who want to play, there are rules to be followed. The first is having the proper gear which will protect the person from paint balls. Guns should be checked before being used in the matches because the maximum velocity allowed is only 300 feet per second. Anything above that can cause serious injury to the players. As a precaution, barrel plugs should be used to avoid any misfiring incidents for the safety of the gun owner and the people who are present during the event. Protective equipment must be worn at all times inside the playing field. This consists of a face mask, gloves, and pads for the chest, knees and elbows. When hit, the player must stand up with both hands in the air to inform everyone that he has been eliminated. If the person is not sure of being hit, then ask the referee and he will con...

 


All Weather Paintball Tips

People play in the rain for the love of paintball and the rain adds so much interest and challenge to the game. When playing in the rain, everything will be muddy and slippery: consequently running, stopping and crouching will be harder than normal; visibility will be lower; and wind can make paintball courses more difficult. All of these make playing paintball challenging which is exactly what paintball fanatics look for; the action and the thrill! Here are guidelines so you can enjoy your paintball game on a rainy day: 1. Put on something that keeps water off of your body, such as a raincoat, ‘slicker’, waterproof clothing or even plastic garbage bags. It is very important that you stay dry so you don't shiver as this will affect your mobility, accuracy and can be very uncomfortable. Remember to cover your head too. Wear any waterproof covering but make certain that water will not be sliding down your face and cause fog to form on your goggles. Wiping the fog from your goggles each time...

 


Choosing a Good Paintball Mask

The face mask is the most significant protective gear in playing the sport of paintball. It mainly shields the eyes from balls with a traveling speed of up to three hundred feet per second. Most completely cover the face and the ears, but there are those who prefer to wear goggles, protecting only the eyes. Paintball masks are designed to absorb any direct shot, from any distance or range. An ordinary pair of goggles will supply only a false sense of security and put one at great risk since it they are not constructed to block a paintball. All paintball mask manufactures measure up to DOT safety criteria and safety standards. The choice of the mask's material is one important factor. There are masks made of different materials from rubber, plastic to foam. It is a wise idea to buy your own face mask rather then renting one. It should be the first pice of equipment purchased before playing paintball. Be sure to properly test the fit of the mask to your face and make sure that you can see clearly so that...

 




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