This is how you Play Paintball for the First Time
The first time you play paintball, play the edge of the field to cut half the field out from being able to shoot you. Shadow an advanced player. Keep your gun up at all times to cut reaction time. Stay on your feet to cut time to flee. Trees are best as are any tall wide stand-up bunker that keeps you on your feet. Dress for the weather, forget the hoodie unless it is actually cold out. Wear sneakers over boots to stay fleet of foot. Repeatedly turn your head to make sure you don’t get needlessly flanked. Always check and confirm any move you want to make is not an unsafe move.
Do Paintballs Hurt?
Here is the good news!
Paintball field owners know that if you don’t have fun, you won’t play again. Paintball fields make every effort to keep new paintball players away from intense game situations. The field owners are not the only ones who feel this way. Your referees are just as keen and interested in you playing at range so you have the most fun.
Will I Have To Play With Better Paintball Players?
What’s The Best Paintball Tip?
Until you find a truly established woodsball player, mingle with players until you find someone with three or more years in the game. Now you’ve entered into the truly sage advice territory. These are the players who have been a part of the game complexities. They will teach you how to play paintball with meaningful instruction without being pretentious.
These players may take you under their wing for the day, or they may just dispense field recon and how to play at the location you are at.
So how do you prepare to play paintball before you’ve gone for the first time?
Establish the right mental model. Know what to expect before you go.
Know that safety is truly the most important aspect of playing for the first time. If you are not safe, you are not having fun.