X Paintball FAQ
What To Wear
Closed shoes, long pants and long sleeve tops are recommended
Paint is water soluble and washes out easily
Boiler suites are for rent (not included in the cost as they are not a necessity)
How Much Should I Budget For
Average rental will use 200 to 300 paintballs
Jackets, chest and neck protectors are for rent
Does It Hurt When You Get Shot
The paint pellets break open upon impact and generally cause a stinging sensation which goes within a couple of seconds
You will generally leave the field with a couple scratches from the terrain and welts from the paintballs
Due to the nature of the sport the minimum age is 10 years.
If the children are between 6 and 10 we would recommend
Anyone below 19 must have a guardian sign an indemnity form (this can be done at the field by the organizer)
X Paintball Game Types
All games are scenario based.
Games change according to the groups skill set and abilities.
New scenarios are constantly thought up and implements
Stop your paintball mask fogging up
After cleaning your mask, make a mixture of 1:10 washing up liquid and water. Wipe the inside of your mask.
It is helpful to take a small spray bottle with this mixture when you go and play just in case you fog up while playing
Try breathing down out of the bottom of the mask to stop the hot air fogging up the mask
Try and keep your hair out of the mask as this fogs it up
NB. Please check if you can use washing up liquid on the plastic of your mask as it may cloud some plastics
Cleaning your paintball marker
It is important to do a basic clean of your marker after each session as some paint damages the paint work
All you need is marker oil, warm water, a cloth and a tooth brush
Strip your marker down removing the barrel, hopper and gas cylinder
Wipe down the marker with a warm damp cloth
Use a damp toothbrush to clean the hard to reach places
Rinse the barrel and hopper with warm water (only do the hopper this way if it is not electronic)
Use your squeegee to clean out the barrel
Dry off the marker, barrel and hopper with a towel
Oil all o-rings etc as instructed by your marker user manual
Once every 3 months, depending how often your marker is used, you should strip down your marker and clean all the inside mechanics
Follow your marker user manual as each marker is different
Paintballs storage and care
Paintballs should be stored in a dry area, out of direct sunlight.
Keep between 20°C and 26°C.
Some interesting points on paintballs
Paintballs are filled with a mixture of Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, colour dye and sometimes a little wax
It is the Propylene Glycol that gives the paintballs the bad taste
Paintball’s optimal speed is between 250 and 260fps so chrono-ing your marker higher is not going to help
Freezing paintballs also does not work as they become dimpled and will not shoot in a straight line
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