How to Enjoy Paintball in Gold Coast Queensland

If your vision of spending time on the Gold Coast of Queensland involves only sunning yourself on the beach, surfing, or spending time in the pub, then it might be time for you to get into something a little more adventurous. Whether you are new to paintball or you have been enjoying it since you were a kid, you might be surprised to learn that some of the most advanced and exciting paintball can now be found in Gold Coast Queensland.

What Is Paintball?

Paintball was originally begun around thirty years ago in the northeast of the United States, by a bunch of guys who wanted to act out scenes from a book, but without using real weapons. They devised rudimentary paint balls and used them to shoot each other. Thankfully, the game of paintball has come a long way since that time and now not only is this a lot more fun, but it is safer than ever before.

A paintball is basically a small gelatinous orb that is full of a water soluble, colored solution. It is non-toxic, won’t harm you in any way, and will usually wash out of your clothing. However, most paintball players will wear some sort of protective gear while they are playing not only to protect their clothing, but to help others identify if they are friends or foes.

What Do You Need To Play?

Really, the only thing that you need in order to play paintball in Gold Coast Queensland is a few friends and a sense of adventure. You can also just turn up to one of the local paintball locations and play with strangers too, but that is usually not nearly as much fun as shooting at your friends!

When you go to play paintball in Gold Coast Queensland, it is actually a lot easier than you might think and all you really need to bring is a set of comfortable shoes, some comfortable, loose fitting clothes, and you will be ready to go.

What Will You Be Provided With?

Although some serious players go all out and buy their own equipment, you will find that most people who play paintball on a casual basis will just use the equipment that is loaned to them when they play. This includes a mask, which must be worn at all times, the paintball gun, and a hopper to hold your paintballs.

You can usually also rent protective gear such as a set of overalls or a body armor kit, though neither is really necessary. They just make the game a lot more fun and also protect you from getting hurt in any way. The mask, gun, and hopper are usually included in the price of the game and you generally pay extra to rent the overalls or armour kit.

How Are You Charged?

There are several different pricing structures when you play paintball on the Gold Coast and the one you choose will likely depend on how many people you are playing with and how much time you want to spend. If you and a couple of buddies just turn up to play, then you will usually be given the option of buying a certain number of paintballs, which can range from a dozen or so to the hundreds. The more paintballs you buy, the better the discount and the longer you will get to play.

However, if you are playing with a group, then you may want to rent a certain portion of the paintball arena for a set period of time. By organizing a group event like this, you can often have a virtually unlimited number of paintballs for you and your friends, and you can also be assured that strangers won’t be getting in the way of your personal grudges.

Is This Safe?

One of the great things about the sport of paintball is that although it replicates something that is very dangerous, it is actually a very safe sport to take part in. The fitter you are, the more fun you will have as you evade paintballs coming at you and try to sneak around the arena, but even if you have never played before, you will still have a great time playing.

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Who To Book With?

I’ve located a couple of Paintball Operators in the Gold Coast area, but if you have a dig around you may find more.

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“Get ready to play the most adrenalin pumping, action packed sport ever invented! The field is located close to the Gold Coast so it’s easy to get to, and there’s a huge variety of fields so you can play many different styles of paintball.” More reading at … Gold Coast Paintball.