Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT IS PAINTBALL?
Paintball is a high adrenaline, highly strenuous game where participants shoot each other with paintball projectiles at a high rate of speed. This recreational activity in which players compete, individually or as a team, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with .68 caliber paintballs. Game play varies in style and composition but often range from speed-ball to organized scenario games.
Players will have a fun-filled and exciting time on any one of our fields. Paintball is more closely related to tag and dodge ball than to any other sport or activity. Paintball games last 10-20 minutes and have set objectives ranging from capture the flag to elimination of the other team (like in dodge ball). In all paintball games, a player is eliminated when they are “marked” by a paintball. A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule with colored liquid inside it.
Paintballs are similar to large round vitamin capsules or bath oil beads. The fill inside paintballs is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble and biodegradable. It rinses out of clothing and off skin with mild soap and water.
- WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We suggest you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that cover as much exposed skin as possible. Hooded sweatshirts, sweat pants, and good running shoes with ankle support are suggested. SC Village has a small shop where you can purchase paintball apparel including disposable jump suits.
- DOES GETTING SHOT WITH A PAINTBALL HURT?
The sting of the paintball is part of the mystique of the game. So, while getting “marked” by a paintball might sting a little, the sensation is similar to getting snapped by a rubber band and will usually go away in a couple seconds. You may be subject to bruising from such impact and/or minor scratches or cuts from running, jumping and rolling around in rugged terrain.
- CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT? MY OWN PAINTBALLS?
Yes you can bring your own marker, mask, chest protector, and other safety equipment. No outside store bought paintballs are allowed in the park for safety reasons.