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  • For the Starting Player

    Overall:
    Paintball cannot be compared to any other sport, it's in a league of its own.
    Paintball is fun.
    Paintball is an adrenalin rush.
    Paintball is more fun played as a team sport.

    Paintball has several genres (stock, scenario, speedball, tournament 5, 7,10 man, and X-ball), but the underlying rules are universal:
    1) Guns are limited to fire only up to 300fps.
    2) An elimination is a hit(s) on any part of the player or equipment (gun, pack, bottle, etc). Bounces don't count.
    3) Fully auto play is typically illegal, with safety maybe the primary concern.

    Resources:
    Paintball magazines are available at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Books a Million.
    Paintball DVDs can be bought from many Paintball websites.

    Paintball can be expensive. Here are things to consider:
    1) Do you want to play for a team or just play individually every now and then?
    2) Do you want to shoot a lot or make technical moves?
    3) Previous year's gear is often cheaper. Used gear is best if purchased from a reliable source. Ebay can be a good source, but ask the seller plenty of questions.
    4) Spyder-based and Tippmann guns are good and usually reliable, but electropneumatic Low pressurez guns are typically more accurate (less FPS fluctuation and come w/ better barrels) and faster (balls per second).
    5) Paint is cheap and just keeps getting cheaper. Tough thing with cheap paint is consistency, sometimes you'll get a awesome batch of cheap paint, but the next batch might suck. The most expensive paints are typically tougher to wipe, have more brittle shells, and rounder ball to ball -All good properties but not typically necessary for the starting player.
    6) Call your local paintball field. Find out if they are Field Paint Only (FPO).
    7) Invest in a good Thermal mask. Using a rental can be unsanitary and unsafe. Rental masks typically always fog. JT Thermal Spectras can be found for as low as $40 online.
    8) Purchase a High Pressure tank. A 48 cu, 3000psi steel tank can be found for as little as $80 online.

    Bring a disposable camera with you and take photos. The memories and experiences are priceless. Have fun.

  • #2
    ^^^Yes, Paintball is VERY expensive. That's why you don't see many hobos playing the sport lol

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    • #3
      we could use the hobos as live targets
      Govenour Of Texas and all southern provinces. Kepper Of The Holy Woodchipper.

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      • #4
        hmm... I like your thinking.....

        now I just need a hobo.....

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