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Paintball has gained a lot of popularity in the recent past because it gives players the actual sense of being in combat. The sheer weight of paintball rifle, searching for opponents and firing at them to win the game is truly satisfying. Because it is played as a team, you can only enjoy by understanding and strictly following the rules. Here are the main rules of paintball that every player must grasp.

Because it is played as a team, you can only enjoy by understanding and strictly following the rules. Here are the main rules of paintball that every player must grasp.

Establish the correct boundaries

Before commencing with the game, it is important to agree on the boundaries. Take a walk in the entire field and mark the boundaries where all the players will be. Remember that the boundaries could differ depending on available space and the number of players. It is important to ensure that you have ample space that is neither too big nor too small. For example, a 100×50 yards field will be okay for three-on-three. However, if you are about 15, the space is too small. Ensure to get a field with barriers so that every player is hidden away from each other.

Remember that the boundaries could differ depending on available space and the number of players. It is important to ensure that you have ample space that is neither too big nor too small. For example, a 100×50 yards field will be okay for three-on-three. However, if you are about 15, the space is too small. Ensure to get a field with barriers so that every player is hidden away from each other.

However, if you are about 15, the space is too small. Ensure to get a field with barriers so that every player is hidden away from each other.

Mark all the dead zones in the field

The dead zone (staging area) is the section in the field where players go after they are shot and eliminated. Players are not allowed to shoot into the dead zone or even get near it. Typically, it is the point where extra paint and paintball gear are left in between the games. It should be located some distance from the combat section so that eliminated players can remove their masks and clean them without worrying about being hit.

Typically, it is the point where extra paint and paintball gear are left in between the games. It should be located some distance from the combat section so that eliminated players can remove their masks and clean them without worrying about being hit.

It should be located some distance from the combat section so that eliminated players can remove their masks and clean them without worrying about being hit.

Set the objective of the game

Your game will be more enjoyable if you work towards a common objective. Though many people often start with a common elimination play, additional objectives can be included.

For example, the objective can be capturing a flag, winning a city, or other prestigious awards. It is critical that the objectives of the game are clearly spelt out before starting.

For example, the objective can be capturing a flag, winning a city, or other prestigious awards. It is critical that the objectives of the game are clearly spelt out before starting.

Time limit for the game

Every game must have time limitations. Just like football and other games, players can get exhausted if the game lasts forever.

In paintball, you can start timing the moment the game starts or when the first person gets hit. The ideal time is between 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

The ideal time is between 20 minutes to 45 minutes.

Have teams with equal numbers

Just like it happens in combat, working in teams makes the game more enjoyable. You should divide the members into teams with equal members and share the field.

Besides, if there are new members, ensure they are shared equally on both sides to avoid giving one side undue advantage. Note that if you are only a few members, it might be relatively easy to remember all of them.

However, you might need to use a sign such as colored ribbons on the hand and head for easy identification.

Starting the game

The paintball only starts when all the teams have taken the respective positions. Then, one team shouts it is ready, and the other respond we are ready too. Then the first team shouts game on and the game starts.

Hits

When a player is shot, the paint leaves a nickel-sizes mark on the body or gun. Note that the hits considered during a competition may vary. In many instances, any hit is counted and that player has to get out.

However, there are some games when hits on the gun, hands, and legs are not considered. Note that the hit must form a visible mark.

Paint checks

If a player thinks he has been hit but is unsure, he is required to shout paint check so that the nearest player can check.

If it is a hit, he has to exit the game. Besides, the game stops for a while during paint checks until everybody resumes the right position.

Getting off the field

Once a player is hit, he is required to raise the gun and shout to let the others know has been hit while walking to the dead area. This helps to prevent you from being shot again.

Paintball safety rules

  • Have the masks on always
  • No playing and drinking
  • Only shoot less than 280 FPS
  • Always utilize barrel plugs
  • You must have the right equipment including a gun, mask, air tank, paintballs, and hopper.