How To Bunker Another Player

Are you looking to find some really good advice on how to bunker an opposing player?  If so, you have come to the right place!  Bunkering is a special part of paintball and takes quite a bit of skill, especially if you are a newbie.  Basically, what you want to do is run up on the opposing team player and shoot a few paintballs at them while they are looking away.  The key here, however, is to fully know where your opponent is at, at all times and follow a few steps to become successful at this particular art form in the world of paintball.


Here are a few steps on how to bunker an opposing player in paintball:

  • MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE PLACEMENT OF THE OPPOSING TEAM MEMBER!!  This is very important, because you want to be on top of your game at all times.  Also, this is a great time to pull out that snapshooting skill you have been brushing up on while practicing with your teammates.  Pop out from behind a cover, take a few looks around and fire once you see your opponent.
  • Next, you want to make sure you are communicating with your fellow teammates.  Your teammates should know your placement and know what to expect when you bunker the opponent.  Also be sure to let your teammates know which bunker you will be doing the move on and ask for their response.  They may not feel it is the best decision at the time – Communication is KEY in paintball!
  • Once you have gotten the green light from your teammates, perform a few snapshots and drive your opponent behind his bunker.  Once he or she is behind the bunker, shoot him or her out from behind it and fire away!

Bunkering is a special technique to use on the field and can be helpful for getting an edge up on your opposing team.  However, bunkering takes a lot of luck, and skill, but more so luck.  Learn from your mistakes and practice this skill off of the field and before a big tournament.  Bunkering can be very useful, but also a win or lose type situation – so be careful!

Have you ever performed bunkering during a paintball game or tournament?  If so, give us the details in the comment box!  We would love to hear about your techniques, tricks and tips.  Did the bunkering work out for you and your team?  Share with us!

Playing Paintball Tips

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”.

1. Snapshooting

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 snapshootgo 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.

2. Communicate

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 JT Splatmaster 1000ct Ammodesign 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.

Playing Tight – Tricks for your Paintball Game

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When “playing tight” in paintball, you are essentially attempting to make yourself as small as possible.  To do this, you want to be constantly moving, but keeping your marker, arms legs and body in as close as possible.  Below are some tips and tricks to help you play tight when you are on the field next time.

  • Keep your arms in as close to your body as possible.  Do this during every situation you are put in, even while running across the field.  This includes your elbows.
  • Do some head checking.  This is done by quickly peeking, similar to playing the childhood game “hide and seek”.  You only want to expose your eyes and not your whole face.
  • Keep your marker out of broad daylight when you are shooting at the opposing team.  One of the rules in paintball is when your marker is hit; you are eliminated, so avoid this at all costs.
  • Make yourself be a small target.  Practice this by keeping low to the ground even when you leave a bunker.  Always keep everything in close to your body.
  • Attack close enemies.  Quick shots are a must if the enemy is close by.  The closer you are to the enemy, the more of a larger target you become.  So decide fast and knock them out before they eliminate you.
  • Be unpredictable.  Try not to settle into any habits, like coming out of the same place at a certain speed.  Mix it up so the enemy never knows what to expect from you.  This gives you a longer chance for survival.

Take some of these tips to the field and you will effectively be “playing tight”.  Practice up, and bring your experience to the table.  Instinct is also a great thing to follow while you are playing – always following your gut, but playing smart.playing-tight