FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions
and Recommendations

THIS PAGE WILL HELP YOU WITH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND SOME SUGGESTIONS COMPILED THROUGH OUR EXPERIENCES.

Q. HOW SHOULD I DRESS?

A. Dress a bit heavier than normal, you can always take layers off. Typically after you have been hit a couple of times you realize that it’s not that bad. Sweat shirt, tee shirt, jeans, hat, maybe a jacket in the spring months and late fall. Camouflage fatigues are a good old favorite. A good pair of boots or high top shoes will be fine, cleats are a common favorite.

Q. DOES IT HURT WHEN YOU GET HIT?

A. This depends on where you get hit. Obviously getting hit in certain areas hurt, but for the most part it stings a little bit. Your not really expecting it so the anticipation isn’t there. It also depends on how close your opponent is to you, and if the ball breaks or bounces off you, and your level of pain tolerance.

Q. HOW DO YOU PLAY THE GAME?

A. At DMZ’s Paintball field, we play a variety of different games including D-Day, Ranger, Center Flag, Bomb/Detonator, and Elimination. All games except D-day are a 20 minute game with the first 10 minutes being a re-spawn time. If your hit within the first 10 minutes, simply return to your start point, wipe the paint off and resume play. After a double blast of an air horn (half way point) if your hit, you are eliminate and must exit the field.

D-Day games are a strait 20 minutes or shorted with an objective. The Americans must post a flag in a designated location to win, and the Germans must hold the fortress for 20 minutes to win. Americans have an unlimited amount of lives but must return to the boat to re-spawn with a predetermined amount of other players. A hit anywhere on the player counts as a hit. The Germans are completely out if their hit in the head, chest or back only.

Q. WHAT QUANTITY OF SUPPLIES SHOULD I HAVE FOR A DAYS PLAY?

A.This depends on how aggressive you are, and how many games you play. The average entry level player uses about 500 rounds per day, and one 12 oz tank of C02.

Q. IS IT SAFE FOR MY KIDS TO PLAY?

A. Paintball, when played at a supervised field with responsible people making sure that everyone adheres to the rules, makes for a safe game for all. Accidents can happen, but with everyone watching out for one another, it can eliminate most problems. As for safety, only certified safe equipment is authorized on the field.It is safer than playing in the back yard with a bunch of friends and no supervision. The accident rate per 100 players is less than 1%, making it one of the safest extreme sports today. Typically sprained ankles and abrasions are the most serious incidents when safety rules are followed.

Q. HOW FAST DO PAINTBALL FLY?

A. All fields have a limit to how fast paintball travel through the air.280 feet per second is a good average speed for most fields. All markers are checked to insure they are under 300 feet per second.

Q. WILL EXTRA PADDING HELP?

A. Sure it will help. It will also help slow you down and make you very hot, no matter what time of year it is. If paintballs happens to hit your extra padded area it may cause the ball to bounce off you,giving you another chance. A hat or stocking hat (beanie) is recommended.

Q. HOW LONG DOES AN AVERAGE GAME LAST.

A. This depends on how many players are playing, and what kind of terrain your playing on (woods, Speedball etc.)I would say about 10 to 20 minutes on the average,with about 5 to 7 players on each side, in a fairly open wooded field.

Here are some Recommendations:

1. Wear good boots, high top shoes or cleats – This will help prevent sprained ankles, and give you more traction.

2. Bring water to replenish your fluids because you will sweat a lot. At the DMZ field we sell water and other drinks.

3. Stretch out prior to playing. Paintball is a very strenuous sport and proper stretching will help prevent injury and ease your play. It’ll help the next day too!

4. Bring a rag or two to wipe off your equipment and body.

5. Lawn chairs are nice to have in between games so you canrest.Some places to sit are available but are not as comfortable as your own lawn chair.

6. Walk the field prior to playing and look for good advantage points and hazardous areas.This will help you when the game starts.