What can you expect from your paintball day. A fantastic day out is a given, but what are the nuts and bolts of how the day works, from the minute I get there, to the minute I leave.
On arrival- When you first get to the paintball site, so will be greeted by a senior marshal, who will direct you to an area that you can call home for the duration of the day. This is where you will come back to after each game or set of two games. If you have not already done so, you will be asked to fill in a form with your details, it then states the rules and possible dangers of playing paintball, which you then need to sign to say you understand. This is information like the importance of keeping your goggles on, and if you run into a tree, it’s your own fault etc.
Paintball kit issue - Once you have filled in the registration form, you will be issued with the kit you need to play paintball. This is typically a camo coverall and a pair of specially manufactured paintball goggles. At some paintball sites you may also be issued with a pot pack (A belt that fits additional pots of paint to carry into the game area) and a hopper to hold the paintballs.
Safety briefing - After you have been kitted out and everyone has arrived, you will be given a safety briefing, which details your day. This usually takes around 15-20 minutes and is the reason why it is so important to turn up on time. If you arrive on site after the safety briefing, there may not be a member of staff to give you the briefing as they are in the game area looking after the players who arrived on time.
To the game zones - After the safety briefing, you will be taken to collect your gun and play game one. This is usually a simple game to get you into the swing of things. Different paintball sites have different paintball games, but they are all structured to eventually find a winning team.
At the end of the day, the best team wins the day. But even if you are on the losing side, you will have had the most amazing adrenalin filled day currently available.