WHAT IS PAINTBALL?
Paintball is a sport in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with dye-filled, breakable, oil and gelatin paintballs usually shot from a carbon dioxide or compressed air (Nitrogen) powered “paintball marker”. The paintballs themselves are biodegradable and Eco-friendly.
Paintball draws a wide array of people, and the Sporting Goods Manufacturer’s Association estimates that over 5.4 million people played the game in the United States in 2007, with over 1.5 million playing at least 15 times that year. Insurance statistics show that paintball is one of the safest sports, with fewer injuries per exposure than sports like football, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, and bowling.
Games can be also played either indoors or outdoors and take various forms, of which some of the most popular are woodsball, scenario, X-Ball and speedball. Rules for playing paintball vary widely, with most designed to ensure that participants enjoy the sport in a safe environment. The sport requires a significant amount of equipment.
A game of paintball usually involves two opposing teams seeking to eliminate all of the other team’s players or to complete some other objective, such as retrieving a flag, eliminating a specific player, or other paintball variations. Depending on the style of paintball played, a paintball game can last from seconds to days.
Pittsburgh Paintball FAQ’s to assist our paintball players in making more informed decisions involving playing paintball at our facility.
WHO CAN PLAY?
Paintball is geared to both genders and people of all ages. However, our minimum age for players is 6 years of age. Anyone under the age of eighteen must also have their legal guardian sign and date a Safety Waiver form!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We recommend that each player wears clothes covering most of the body, such as jeans or pants, and long-sleeved shirt. We require that all players wear full toe shoes. Players can bring their own food and drinks, with the exception of alcohol. Pizza and soda is available for groups upon request.
DOES IT HURT TO PLAY PAINTBALL?
There is a bit of a sting, similar to being snapped with a rubber band. However, we have our field safety coordinators strictly enforce a 10-foot courtesy rule, to avoid close range shooting.
CAN I BRING MY OWN PAINTBALLS?
Due to insurance and safety regulations, we are a FIELD PAINT ONLY playing facility.
CAN I BRING MY OWN PAINTBALL GUN, GOGGLES & PAINT?
You can bring your own paintball gun and goggles. You must have goggles that are manufactured specifically for paintball and they must have a full face mask and ear protection. We do not allow outside paintballs.
HOW DO I MAKE RESERVATION & HOW FAR IN ADVANCE?
Reservations are highly recommended to be made at least 1 week in advance, however we still accept reservations anytime as long as the day requested is not full. To make a reservation please call (412) 419-5570
WHAT HAPPENS IF I BRING A GROUP WITHOUT RESERVATIONS?
Everyone will be able to play, however a reservation will guarantee that rentals will be available.