Come join the NorCal crew for a little paintball action, because there's nothing like the run-and-gun fun of paintball... and shooting your friends in the face!
Never played before? no problem! Just bring the following:
Paintballs travel between 260 and 280 feet per second, which is over 200 miles per hour. Which can make for head shoots rather uncomfortable. Many people wear baseball hats, do rags, to protect the melon. Face mask will be provided.
Rule of thumb for paintball is to have as little skin exposed as possible. So wearing a t-shirt should not be your first choice. Many paintballers wear dark colored loose sweatshirts, hoodies with a long sleeve t-shirts. Also wearing loose clothes helps with hits to not break on target, meaning you will get eliminated less and shots wont sting as much.
Hands are one of the most common things shot when playing paintball as you are exposing them frequently by shooting at your opponents. Hands have tender spots on them and paintball shots to the hand (especially at closer ranges) can be relatively sensitive. Many people wear lite duty mechanics, gardening gloves, golf gloves, football gloves fingerless weight lifting gloves and or paintball specific gloves.
Paintball can expose your legs to a variety of elements depending on where you are playing i.e.; thorns, twigs, rocks and dirt that can cause you to scratch your legs and knees up a bit. Therefore shorts are not recommended. Many players wear dark/ loose sweat pants, jeans, cargo pants, jump suits or paintball specific pants.
This is one of the most important components, as ankle injuries from paintball are the most common. Lots of people wear football or soccer cleats, army boots or hiking boots. They should be shoes that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.
There are certain types of shoes you should avoid when you play paintball. For your safety and comfort you should not wear sandals or open toed shoes.
Since the things that you wear are prone to getting wet and dirty, you should consider bringing a full extra clean outfit for the ride home.
First time Paintballers checklist:
-Extra full clean outfit for the ride home
-Bring garbage bag to put all your dirty clothes in after you get done playing.
-Bring lots of drinking water
-Towels or rags to clean off equipment and old hits
- Hat or headwear of some sort
-Your will to survive!
Everything else will be supplied or available for purchase.
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