Brothers In Arms Paintball

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First Time? Here is some useful information about paintball

Beginners play Beginners at Brothers In Arms Paintball. We take great care in separating players based on skill level. Players who are renting equipment with BIAP will be placed in groups with other players who also rented equipment (unless you are in a private group). Likewise, self-equipped players are split up into intermediate and advanced groups. Nobody enjoys playing with others who are far beyond their skill level, we get that. Paintball is one of the most exciting, adrenaline filled, action packed, addicting sports you can play. Unlike other extreme sports like mountain climbing, motocross, stock car racing, sky diving, whitewater kayaking, paintball is the only extreme sport that gives you a high adrenaline rush without a risk of serious injury, due to an error in judgment. It also does not require extensive training and has no barriers for gender, strength, or age.

In order to play the game of paintball, you need the following equipment: paintballs, air supply, paint marker (gun), protective head/eye gear, and the right clothes. The paintball is a nontoxic, water soluble, completely biodegradable “paint”. It is propelled through a marker by a constant air supply towards its target. The head/eye gear is a paintball specific protective mask that shields the face, neck, and ears.

What to wear and what not to wear

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  • Pants, no Shorts
  • Long sleeve shirt recommended
  • Closed toe shoes/boots, no slip-on, or open toed
  • Footwear must have some type of lacing
  • Gloves, if you have some
  • Layer your clothes, rather than a single bulky layer
  • A beenie may be worn under the mask
  • We do rent chest protectors, for an additional fee, if you feel that is neccessary. See pricing page for more details.
  • If you are concerned your clothing will get ruined, we also rent cover-alls. See pricing page for more details.

Here at BIAP, we require that you wear long pants, and strongly suggest long sleeves it is important to try and cover everything. Go for a couple light layers versus one heavy one, not only will this minimizes the impact of a paintball it will also allow you to take some layers off as you heat up from play.


The most important thing you will wear is your shoes. Bring something that has some traction, ankle support, that won't hurt your feet, and something you wont mind getting dirty. Don't get a new pair of boots on the way to the field unless you bring a bunch of Band-Aids! If you do get new footwear, wear it at home for several days before you wear them to the field. Also, invest in a pair of socks designed for sports use (yes sport socks, they will provide cushioning in high-impact areas where you need it most!). Players will not be allowed to play in sandals/flip-flops, open toed shoes, or slip-on type shoes, such as Vans/Converse/Slides. Your footwear must be closed toe and have some type of lacing. We have seen people wear lots of different things while playing. The happiest people tend to wear light hiking boots or football cleats(no metal cleats). Alternatives are high top sneakers, but remember, they will get dirty (often very dirty).


Wear gloves if you have them. If you don't have them, buy a cheap pair of gardening gloves. You can cut the gloves to allow you to "handle" things better. We would suggest that you cut the top half off of the glove finger that you use to pull the trigger. A lot of people wear hats or ski caps when they play. They serve a couple of different purposes, number one they give you a little extra padding on the top of your head,  number two they give you some protection from the hot, sunny days, after-all.


Remember, you can always take something off, but if you don't bring something, it could lessen your enjoyment.

Field Waiver

Before entering the fields to play or enter the fields for spectating or taking photographs EVERYONE MUST fill-out and sign a "Waiver and Release of Liability" form prior to entering the fields of play. Any persons under the age of 18 MUST have the Waiver and Release form signed by a Parent / Legal Guardian. All players must be a minimum of 10 years of age. Exception: Players playing with .50 Cal may be between 8-12 years of age.


The Waiver and Release of Liability form is available at the park or for your convenience however you can also save time at check-in by downloading the form by clicking the link to the right, please fill it out legibly and brining it with you to the park. The down-loadable form is in PDF format.

Safety

Everyone's biggest concern

So, your young son, daughter, college student or spouse is begging for your okay to play paintball. While you’d like to share their enthusiasm for the sport, you’re concerned with your loved ones shooting paintballs at other players and being shot at. You’re also concerned with the psychological effects of paintball. Safety is highly stressed at BIAP. At the beginning of each session, referees/staff members go through a safety briefing with all players. Each player must wear approved safety goggles and, in addition to goggles, we enforce the use of Barrel Covers at all times. Velocity is limited to 285fps. Breaking any of the rules may result in suspension from play and/or dismissal from the park with no refund of fees paid.


Does it hurt when you get hit? First off, paintballs won’t hit hard enough to cause an injury. People have associated being hit with a paintball, to that of getting snapped by a large rubber-band. Also, most paintball players say that with your adrenaline pumping, it’s likely you won’t notice getting hit. But you still must follow the rules and regulations to ensure a safe and fun filled day.


Paintball is considered safer than all the major sporting activities.