Paintball Beginner Cheats
Need some paintball beginner cheats for your first time on the paintball field? It's hostile out there, but the sooner you get used to the pain, the better. These tips will take you from green behind the ears to getting your feet wet - and finally to a pro.
- Get moving! The worst thing you can do in paintball is to sit behind the same cover for too long. Unless you're on a stakeout waiting for enemies to arrive, you need to switch from barricade to barricade every ten seconds or so.
- Fill up your paintball hopper. You'll probably blow a lot of paint during your first few games. If you run out, you'll have to call yourself out, and then you miss out. That's three strikes you're out, in case you weren't counting.
- Wear plenty of protective clothing. You're likely to get hit a lot starting out. Wear a sweatshirt beneath a jacket to take the stab out of each round.
- Follow the rules to the letter. You don't want to get a reputation for disobeying the rules. How you begin your paintball career will dictate what your team and opponents think of you from here on out.
- Don't get cocky. In other words, don't go Rambo all over the opposite team. Here's a hint: if you stand in the middle and blow paint everywhere, you will get hit, but there's no guarantee you'll be the one hitting anybody.
- Don't try to outdo everyone else. Being a show-off won't impress anyone, especially if you foul up the game in the process. You don't have to drag your butt as a paintball beginner, but you might not want to take center stage if there are team members that can do a better job of winning the game.
- Take hints from players who have been playing a while. Don't think you have all the answers. Listen to instruction. If someone with more experience than you makes a suggestion, don't blow them off.
- Try not to waste paint. Maybe you're paying for your own paint for your first paintball beginner game, or maybe someone's letting you use theirs. Either way, remember that paint is very expensive (the good stuff costs more than $50 a box for a mere 2000 rounds). Control your bursts, or you'll be setting yourself up for a pricey paintball habit.
- Get used to running with heavy equipment. Think you're soldier material? Try running with a paintball gun full of paint and a full carbon dioxide tank attached, plus your mask, your protective clothing and any paintball beginner equipment you might have with you on the field. It gets pretty heavy, doesn't it? You might work out with heavy clothing on to get accustomed to moving quickly while carrying stuff.
- Don't be a wimp. Unless you get shot within ten feet of your opponent, there's no reason you should cry or make a big deal about your paintball wounds. Wear your bruises proudly, but don't moan and whine like a wimpy paintball beginner.