A: Paintball is a sport in which players compete; in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water soluble dye and gelatine shell outside propelled from a device called a paintball marker (commonly referred to as a paintball gun). Paintballs are composed of a non-toxic, biodegradable, water-soluble fill . The game is regularly played at a sporting level with organized competition involving major tournaments, professional teams, and players.
A: Statistics show that paintball is one of the safest sports around. Like all action sports though, following the safety rules is mandatory. Full-face masks must be worn at all times when entering the field. At our field, safety is our #1 concern. All players are provided with the latest safety gear and are given full instructions on safety regulations and game rules.
A: No. Well, maybe just a little. A paintball is actually made in the same machine that makes bath oil beads, or Advil caplets – so it’s a relatively soft shell filled with vegetable oil and food coloring. Shot from a paintball marker at 260 feet per second, when hit, it will sting for a second – about like getting snapped with a towel, or with a rubber band. But with the adrenaline and excitement, you may not even feel the hit. And depending on where you get hit, it can leave a little mark that will go away in a day or so, and by simply wearing the proper clothing, you can minimize or eliminate this.
A: It really depends on the person!
I’ve seen people have 100 paintballs last for a few hours, and I’ve seen people go through 100 in less than 15 minutes. It all depends how aggressive, and more over, how wasteful people are. I’ll see people repeatedly shooting a bunker, just to watch the paintballs explode. So obviously, if you squeeze the trigger as fast as possible, you can burn through 100 pretty quick. However, if you wait, and shoot at people, and not just tires, trees, and bunkers, then they can last a lot longer. The overall average in our field is about 500 paintballs per person, and the average person is here for about 1 1/2 to 3 hours.
A: We suggest you wear comfortable clothing. If you own a pair of coveralls you may want to bring them. You can wear old shoes because it is a paintball game. You wouldn’t want your new shoes to be dirty. We do provide one 500ml bottle of water, bring extra as needed.
A: You need to fill out the waiver forms (mandatory) for individual players. Waivers are available online in digital form, and the link should be shared with all participants to avoid unnecessary delays at the field. Then, you will be given all the equipment (paintball markers, masks, paintballs. and any add-ons) and a safety briefing will be explained. When the players are ready, they will be taken to the field entrance and play will begin.
A: No. This is a field paint-only (FPO) facility. Any players found to be using off-field paint will be asked to leave the field. No exceptions. The bottom line is that if you are having a good time in the field you are playing on, then you should think of it as a necessary expense that you will just have to live with. We have spent hours of our creative energies and money towards creating some great fields that give the player an action-filled day. If you stop and think about it, they do not allow you to bring your own steak into the restaurant and charge a Meat Fee, or your own popcorn into the movie theater, or your own beer to a bar. To assure a quality product, and a safe environment for all, you must use our paint.
All paid participants are allowed to play as much as they wish. We reserve the right to call a game when conditions require us to do so. Weather, light levels, or safety issues mostly. Perhaps the odd large booking. The playing times listed are not in stone, rather, a guide for the booking process.
A: Yes. You can bring your refreshments (non-alcoholic drinks, chips, food) if you need to. You can order pizzas from Fairmont Pizza. Please contact them directly at 250 345 6233.