Paintball Frequently Asked Questions
If this is your first time playing paintball or if you have played a few times already but you may still have a few questions. So we have put together a few of the commonly most asked questions we get asked on or off the field. If you can not find your answer here give us a call or ask us at the field we will be glad to help.
1. Does it hurt when you get shot with a paintball?
Answer: Most people over think this question and fear that it will hurt a lot when they get hit. To be honest when you are running around and your adrenaline is going you sometimes don't even really feel it. Yes some shots to certain sensitive areas hurt a little more and they can leave a small bruise. This is where wearing the appropriate clothes helps. Think of like getting snapped by a rubber band.
2. What should I wear to play paintball?
Answer: You should wear loose durable fitting clothing that doesn't not restrict your movement like running, crouching. sliding or crawling. Remember that you will get dirty so bring clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or paintballs on. Also good footwear is advisable since you will be playing on various terrain in the woods. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and try to cover all exposed skin that may get hit by a paintball. We have camo jump suits, gloves, neck protectors and hats available at the field for purchase.
3. What other items should I bring?
Answer: An extra pair of shoes and clothes to change if needed, sometimes our fields can get a little muddy. We are an outdoors field only. During the summer months bug spray helps with the pests, but apply before putting on your gear. Most importantly do not apply to your paintball mask since some bug sprays may ruin or compromise the safety of the goggles of the paintball mask and or plastics.
4. How old do I have to be to play Paintball?
Answer: The minimum age limit to play at Paintball Sportsland is ten (10) years old and a waiver must be signed by the parent or legal guardian. It is also suggested that the parent be present, if a parent is not present Paintball Sportsland will not be held liable for any forged signatures. Please bring the waiver dated and signed with you to the field or have them ready before checking in. Waivers can be downloaded from here.
5. What kind of equipment do you rent?
Answer: The rental package will include the field fee, a semi-automatic marker (Tippmann 98) with a barrel sock, a hopper, a full Co2 tank with all day refills, a paintball face mask, 500 paintballs. Rentals must use field paint only. Additional paint and other supplies are available.
6. What is required to rent equipment at Paintball Sportsland?
Answer: A valid photo ID for all equipment rentals. You will be charged for lost or damaged equipment.
7. Can I bring my own equipment?
Answer: Yes, we will inspect your equipment during chrono.
∙ All goggles must be full face-masks and have no cracks in the lens.
∙ Paintball markers must be semi-automatic with a trigger guard. We do not allow full auto, or markers with ramping mode enabled, or burst mode. Any markers with full auto capability must be able to lock it down and not have the ability to quickly switch to full auto while on the field. If there is a question on if your marker can be used here, ask the staff when checking in.
∙ Barrel socks are required on all paintball markers.
∙ All C02 or HPA tanks must be within the test date of 5 years and not have any cracks or visible signs of damage. Ask the shop if you are uncertain.
∙ Maximum velocity is 280 fps (feet per second).
∙ You can bring your own paintballs to use in your own equipment or you can buy them in our Pro Shop, our prices are very competitive.
8. What weather conditions do you allow play?
Answer: We play rain or shine. We do however suspend play for lighting storms, or inclement weather. If the weather conditions are considerable bad we will post the closing on our facebook page. If you are unsure you can always call the field (301)898-1100.
9. What if we need to cancel our reservation?
Answer: If you need to cancel your reservation or reschedule to another date, you need to contact us 72 hours or more before your reservation date. If you do not give us more than 72 hours notice you will forfeit the entire deposit fee to Paintball Sportsland to cover the time and expenses to prepare for your group.