Paintball has become popular with many players and enthusiasts from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries. It is also known as Speedball because it involves moving quickly from one spot to another to shoot your opponent before he shoots you.
And what makes this sport fun and exciting is it gives an ultimate adrenaline rush, and everyone who plays knows it's not just a game.
“Paintball is a great team-building game for employees. It's a way to get to know your colleagues in a fun and competitive environment while also improving your teamwork skills,” says business expert and team leader Lincoln Beck from Biz Hero.
Playing paintball is enjoyable, but you must ensure safety with the right accessories. Whether it’s your first time or you are an old-school player, here are some of the best paintball accessories you will need:
The mask is an essential accessory that you need when playing paintball. It protects your face from paintballs and other debris while providing great vision.
Several types of masks are available on the market, including full-face and half-masks. The full-face mask will cover your entire face, while the half-mask only covers your top half and leaves your lower face exposed for breathing purposes.
A proper paintball ATSM approved full face mask is mandatory for playing paintball. You must always wear a mask when entering anywhere that paintball markers without an approved barrel blocking devices fitted. To do so could end in being shot in the face and possible permanent eye damage including blindness.
A thermal lens is a must! It is a dual layer lens that really defeats fog. If you cannot see, you cannot shoot! Having your own mask is paramount! Check out paintballshop.com for overnight shipping in Australia for a paintball mask!
Protecting your hands is one of also something to consider when playing paintball.
Whilst gloves are not mandatory to play paintball like a mask, they will reduce the possible pain of being shot in the hand when playing paintball. Wearing gloves will also give you better grip on your paintball marker so it won't slip from you! Hands are a common place to get shot, and it you plan on doing any crawling, get some gloves!!!! They are available on-site to purchase on the day!
3. Comfortable and Reliable Footwear
Your feet are one of your most important assets when playing paintball. You need to move fast without getting slowed down by your shoes. Make sure you have fully enclosed comfortable shoes that can handle all terrain and weather conditions. Action Paintball Games recommends a pair of shoes with high ankle support and a good grip on different surfaces. Definitely no thongs, sandals… or anything with a heel of course.
4. Gun Stand
A gun stand can help protect your paintball gun and keep it in working order. It will also keep your paintball gun safe from damage so that it's ready to go when you’re about to play.
When choosing a paintball gun stand for your needs, there are several factors to consider. You want something sturdy enough not to tip over or fall over easily but also light enough that you can bring it along with you anywhere.
5. Gear Bag
Paintball is a fun game, but it can be a pain to lug all of your gear around. You need to have all of your paintball equipment ready and organised so you can play safely and efficiently.
That’s why investing in a durable gear bag is essential to keep all your things in one place.
Want To Get A Shot On Paintball?
Paintball is a fun sport and activity you can enjoy with your family and friends.
It's an activity that requires skill, concentration, and teamwork and is a great way to exercise and have some fun outdoors.
At Action Paintball Games, we pride ourselves on offering a fun and safe space to enjoy the thrills of playing paintball.
Contact us today if you want to learn more before you make a booking.