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What is Paintball?
Paintball is a fun adventure sport that encourages teamwork, good sportsmanship, and tactics, it is also highly addictive! Playing Paintball is not a form of violence or an act of war, it is a ‘hide & seek’ and ‘tag’ game mixed into one. Paintball is a sport that people of all ages, over 13 years, can enjoy and is one of the safest sports out there, as long as the basic safety rules are followed.
The following rules have been outlined to maximize your safety and enjoyment at Lanta Paintball. Feel free to query any rule that you do not understand.
Minimum age: 13
Read and sign the Liability Release form prior to entering the Paintball field.
Listen to the briefing whilst being orientated to the Paintball field.
Familiarise yourself with the specific game objectives and rules.
Wear your mask at all times when playing. Do not remove your mask until you have left the Paintball field or until barrel socks have been placed back on all loaded guns. There are no exceptions to this rule. Remember that most severe paintball injuries occur because someone removed their mask at an inappropriate time. If your mask comes off during the game, immediately lie on the ground and shout ‘MASK’, the referee will then pause the game.
Never point a marker at someone who is not wearing a mask, doing so will lead to instant disqualification and possible ban.
Keep safety button on “Safe” until you are ready to play. (Red is fire i.e. ready)
Don’t cheat! If you are shot once, unless otherwise specified, you are out. When you have been shot, shout ‘HIT’ and walk off Paintball field holding your gun with two hands over your head. Do not remove your safety helmet until you are off the field. An eliminated player is out of that game and therefore may not speak or motion, or give any supplies or equipment to players still in the game.
Adhere to the 3m no shoot rules, when within 3m allow the other player to surrender, the player surrendering must shout ‘HIT’ and leave the field as above.
Don’t Bonus Ball anyone, one shot they are out, two to make sure, three or more shots is just abuse and will not be fun for the other person.
Do not shoot blindly. If you cannot see where you are firing you may hit a player leaving the field, a teammate or the referee, shooting the referee is not advised!
To be hit, the ball must break on the player, if you are unsure, shout ‘CHECK’ the game will be paused until the closest person to you, from either team, can confirm if the paintball broke or not (e.g. being shot in the back). Once confirmed either safely leave the Paintball field or play will recommence, the ‘Checker’ will be given time to go back to his original place.
Do not pick up unspent paintballs, doing so will lead to instant disqualification and possible fine of 1,000b. (reusing paintballs can damage marker)