Paintball SafetyPaintball is a fun sport but can at times be slightly dangerous. Below you will find the rules, best practices and best ways of avoiding accidents while shooting your pals to bits!
Paintball is relatively safe sport. Statistically it’s safer than golf!
Safety is of primary importance at Paintball Place. We demand that goggles/masks are worn at all times while you are inside the playing area (in any of the paintball fields). Our fields also require that barrel plugs (plastic inserts that prevent projectiles from leaving your gun’s barrel) be used while players are out of the playing fields (only players with their own paintball markers). Ignoring safety issues is a good way to get yourself ejected from our field very fast.
Further, due to our motto “safety first”, we offer you full protective gear covering you from head to toe, including Paintball snoots, gloves, coveralls, chest protectors (for ladies and children) and, of course, the most important – mask. All you need to bring with you are comfortable playing shoes like sneakers or boots. To see our protective gear please click here.
Does it hurt to get shot by paintball marker?
The paint pellets (paintballs) break open upon impact and generally cause very little pain. What pain is experienced is more of a stinging sensation from the pellet’s impact through protective clothing. Of course, the closer you are to the muzzle of the gun, the higher the velocity of the pellet when it hits you thus, more pain may be experienced when shot at close range rather than farther away.
In general, one can count on coming off the field with a few welts from paintball impact but your most annoying injuries are those of insults from fellow players or opponents.
Is paint from a paintball toxic or poisonous
No, paintballs are made of a nontoxic material, it is however no recommended to eat them. Getting paint on your skin or clothes is quite harmless, although it is notable that since paint within paintball acts as a sort of paint removal, it is unwise to wear colourful/expensive clothing due to possible risk of ruining the colour of the clothing. Otherwise paintballs are entirely harmless.