Paintball is the favorite sport of teenagers these days. Many people play it for fun while others want to play it professionally. Such players have got the best paintball gear and they can compete with their enemies in the best possible manner.
In case you are starting your paintball career for the very first time, it is important to know some essentials of the game before you step in to play the game. This is where many newbie paintballers get confused that how they can play this sport just like pro players.
So, as a professional paintball player, it is my duty that I give you some tips regarding playing paintball professionally. Following these tips, you will be able to know the basics and can they play the game effectively.
So, sit tight and give this article a thorough read if you are a newbie and want to enjoy playing paintball like a pro.
Let’s start the topic without any further delay:
7 Tips to Play Paintball Professionally:
Some important tips are as follows:
1.Finding an Appropriate Place to Play Paintball:
One of the first tips that you should follow will be finding an appropriate place or area where you will be able to play paintball. For this purpose, there are different paintball companies available in the premises of the United States that let you rent their fields on hourly rent.
You can also rent the field for a whole day to maximize your gameplay skills. However, for newbies, they should find a space on their own and that’s because many of them can’t afford the rent of paintball fields just yet. Therefore, you must find an appropriate space for playing paintball if it’s your first ever try.
2.Understanding the Basic Rules of Paintball:
Paintball is strict in its rules. That’s the main reason you need to understand its basics especially when you are stepping on the field for the very first time. Some basic rules ask the players to play honestly because there is a good chance of cheating in this game. So, you should get knocked out if a pellet touches you but fails to paint your shirt.
Some other rules are wearing the safety gear while playing the game. That will include safety goggles, gloves, and a paintball mask. Some paintball fields also allow you to use only mechanical guns or hand pump guns. Therefore, you should keep these rules in your mind before you start playing this game.
3.Leaving the Field Play Once You Get Shot:
Honesty is the best policy. Keep this proverb in mind especially if you are playing the game of paintball. So, the first basic step in this regard will be leaving the field once you know that you’ve been shot. That’s because the pellet may hit you and even after hitting it won’t leave a mark.
So, no one will know that you got shot. Therefore, it is always encouraged that you leave the field of play once you know that an opponent has shot you. That’s the main reason I also recommend targeting the head of an opponent as it is most likely that the pellet will leave its mark on that area.
Get to know the basics of how to shoot with a paintball gun. Is it for long-range or short-range? Will it cause damage if you are shooting from a large distance? All these questions are answered once you start practicing the game by shooting with the paintball gun. Aiming properly is the most difficult task in this regard.
That’s because paintball guns aren’t original ones. There is an immense effect on the weather conditions especially the wind and rain. On the other hand, the type of gun you are using can also impact your aiming abilities. Therefore, practicing is the only way to get better at taking accurate shots with a proper aim.
Don’t just stay in one place or you will get shot in a small time. That being said, you should always keep moving no matter what the situation is. Taking cover is one thing and staying there for the rest of the game is other. Try taking covers on the field but only for a limited time.
Moving on continuously will leave your opponent confused that where you are actually. They won’t be able to recognize your location and it will give you a benefit that you will get away with intense shooting moments easily. Therefore, it is always better to keep moving while you are playing this game.
6.Communication with Teammates is Important:
If you are playing paintball with your teammates, then it is important to communicate with them via a microphone system that is already integrated with most of the paintball masks. Communication is an important way to make a plan and taking down the enemy team will become much easier especially if you are thinking of a planned ambush.
Therefore, keep in touch with your teammates. They are going to save you when you are surrounded by opponents. Or you can just make a trap to knock out the enemy once and for all. So, apply this practice especially when you want to play the game professionally.
Last but not least pay attention to what’s happening in your surroundings. Paintball requires quick reflexes and decision-making skills whether to take down the opponent in a specific moment or not. So, paying attention is what you need to do the most especially if you are a beginner.
Don’t worry if you get knocked out in a small time when you are a beginner. Every professional starts like that and you will get better with time especially if you are paying attention to your enemy’s movement.
Some Last Words:
Those were some tips following which you will be able to play paintball actively and professionally. Keep in mind that success won’t come overnight and you will have to work hard to win over your opponents especially if it’s your first time of playing the game.