Yes you can have a bad paintball day if the operators are not experienced!
Will It Hurt?
The first thing people are worried about is “Will it Hurt?” and the best answer is that it “can” hurt. Depending on where you get shot and the range you get shot at, and how many times, determines the amount of pain! 95% of the time it is just a slight sting, like an elastic band being snapped onto you. If you happen to get shot in the head, these are almost always on the goggles, and at Action Paintball the goggles are the brand-new BASE Operator mask with tons of protection for your head! Without a little bit of pain when shooting your mates, there really is no point! The entire reason paintball is so different and so fun is that you get to shoot guns at your friends and give them a little revenge!
It is very addictive and fun. When you get to the field and start getting your gear, you will start to feel extremely excited from the adrenaline! When you are paintballing, you feel like you are in another world! It can be intense, but in a good way.
For 99% of all people, it is SUPER-FUN. There is nothing like the feeling and sound of paintballs whizzing by your head at 300 feet per second. Well, except the feeling of shooting your mate at the other side of the battlefield!
How long are the Paintball Games?
The games only last for about 10-15 minutes before break time. Most people think that the games last for an hour, and the first question is “What happens if I get hit in this time?’. Well, all you must do is go back to your start base and respawn! We make sure our games give everyone a second chance and keep you in the game shooting and having a great time. Depending on the game, you can have unlimited lives, or just a few, some games even have a medic that can revive you!
Physical Fitness and Intensity
Expect that you are going to get a great workout! Paintball is a lot of moving, kneeling, crawling, standing and running! Once you get the gun in your hands you won’t even notice how much hard work you are doing until after the day! Most people will be sore from the actual moving during the game rather than the paintball marks. Drink plenty of fluids and go hard!
Expect the Paintball Rules are Followed
You should also expect that your group is well policed by the referee that takes you on the field. The referee’s main job is to ensure safety, and secondly ensure that everyone is having fun and no rules are being broken! Some people try to cheat and break the rules, and the referee should take care of that quickly with a FIRING SQUAD. At Action Paintball Games, we are strict on the safety rules (do not take your goggles off) and do not cheat (wipe off paintball marks). You should expect this service from any paintball field!
If you have been wanting to get your own paintball marker, and you live in New South Wales, congratulations. As of Dec 1st 2021, the process for getting your licence can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, and you get emailed your licence instantly!