A paintball is more than just an awesome game. It’s a terrific game to play. Although the game is all fun and more fun, you need to be very careful to follow all the rules so that you avoid changing the game to a sour experience. To maintain the fun in the play, you should follow the following safety tips:
It’s needless to say that your head is an important part when playing the game, try not to lose it in the game. You should wear your mask all the time and make sure you never take it off, whether you are in the dead zone or not. The most severe of injuries are those caused to the head. Paintball is a fun game, don’t ruin it by causing injury to your head region.
Paintball is a very serious and highly involving game so your mind being sound is one of the major things you need. You are not allowed to play unless your head is sober. There is no need to come into the game with your head baked from whatever it is you love to take. This is an added risk to the other players and to you as well.
- No blind firing
When in the field you are not allowed to fire without looking where you are firing at. This is risky as you might hit players that are off the field or even leaving, you may also accidentally harm the referee. Make sure to always look wherever your barrel is pointing.
Loosing is a part of every game. In case you are sported by a player, it’s smart to surrender while a far off than waiting till you are at close range. The paintballs are more painful from a shorter distance, so be smart and surrender smartly.
- Paintball velocity
Paintballs mostly go off at speed of 285FPS. A player should ensure that his gun shoots at this velocity and below. This is because any speed above this can cause very significant injuries to the opponent. The player should also not set automatic modes in their guns. All guns are monitored by a paintball chronograph so be careful not get yourself thrown out of the game for misconduct.
- Gun safety
Whenever in an area where there are players that aren’t wearing any protective equipment, then you seriously need to make sure that the gun’s safety is on all the time until the point where you want to fire a shot. When making your way around the field you should be very careful to point your gun downwards at all time. Basically point the gun away from all players when not targeting and even yourself.
You will most definitely get shot in the game so be sure to wear more than just one cloth to reduce the impact on your skin.
Make sure you wear your knee and elbow pads. These will most definitely help you perform hard maneuvre such as slow drawling or insane jumps in the field.
- Common sense rules
The other types of rules now are just common sense rules:
Don’t look down the barrel of a loaded gun. Obviously you stand to lose your eye, so be careful not to lose in your on useless curiosity.
Don’t fire from a moving car. This is because you are bound to miss your shot and probably hurt an innocent bystander due to the speed change brought in by the velocity of the car.
When shooting an opponent, try to avoid the private regions. There is absolutely no need to make someone lose their vital organs just because of a game. Give someone a chance to live their sexual purpose and avoid these areas.
When trailing your opponent, make sure your finger is on the trigger so that you don’t start looking for the trigger with the opponent in sight. You might end up losing when the opponent shoots you before you get the chance to fire.
Please don’t shoot yourself. No matter how curious you get about the game. You definitely do not want to know the pain of the shot from such a close range.
When eliminated, shout as loud as possible to avoid getting shot at as you head out of the field.
If you are planning to last longer in the game make sure that you do not stand in the open too long. Make your strategy at a safe place out of the line of fire.
When you need to reload your gun, do so in the shelter of a tree or barrier. This will help you not get shot when not looking.
Try as much as possible not to shoot houses, cars or any other important equipment as the paint may not easily be removed.
Lastly, paintball has an age restriction so please don’t waste your time bringing your little kids along.
With all this rules at your disposal, you are bound to enjoy your paintball experience.