There is a lot that goes into playing the sport of paintball, maybe more than what you might think. You need to fully understand the skill and dedication that it takes to be a “good paintball player” these days. Not to mention, if you want to become a pro or move up in the world of paintball, you need to possess some certain skills. In this post we will be discussing some of the top tips that we believe make a paintball player a “good” or even “great paintball enthusiast”.
Snapshooting is one of the most important skills you will need to possess while playing paintball, and is a skill that we talked about in a previous posting on our blog. To quickly go over this skill, basically, you are behind a bunker or a type of cover and you quickly do some pop-outs where you shoot a few rounds at the opponent and pop back behind the cover. It seems easy, but truly, you need to work at this to get good at it.
This is a biggie when it comes to playing on a team of paintball; you have to communicate and have code words or some kind of language that you use on the field to talk with your teammates. To win paintball games you have to function as a team; it’s like they always say, “there is no ‘I’ in the word ‘TEAM’”. You need to always know where your teammates are on the field and communicate with each other on strategies and how you plan to make your next move. Practice, and we are serious when we say this – PRACTICE communicating on the field so that this is never an issue on your team.
3. Consider Your Health
Seriously! You need to be in good standing, in good health and be physically capable to be a good player on a paintball team. If you don’t workout and stay up with your physical self, you will eventually slow down and become a hindrance to your team (just sayin’). Don’t be that guy, or girl, who is lagging behind and causing the team to lose simply because you are not an active trainer. Adopt some simple workout routines, such as jogging or hitting the gym a few times a week to build up your endurance. You can do it, we have faith in you!
4. Use Good Paint
It’s as simple as that – you need to use good paint in your gun, because if the shape or design is off, your shot will be off and you almost always will miss your target. Buy quality paint, which you can find on our website from many of our awesome brands. This is a no-brainer! Just do it! Use good paint and you will almost always have a good shot.
What are some good tips you can offer to everyone for becoming the best paintball player you can be? Share with us below in the comment box.