Winning at paintball – one of the world’s popular outdoor sports worldwide
Guns, paint, masks, and camouflage clothing… Still not convinced to try paintball? It’s becoming one of the most sought-after outdoor sports worldwide because people of all ages like it.
But if you want to stay at the top-of-the-game you need to practice and invest time to improve skills. It takes complex strategies to win a paintball game, and to stay safe on the field.
When gearing up, the players use their best strategies to defeat the other team, so you need to improve your game. You must follow the rules, know how to use your gun, and have an accurate aim. Let’s see how you can win at paintball.
Playing paintball regularly can help you to get a better grip on the field. You can’t name yourself a pro from a single game, you need to play it continuously to gain expertise. With playing multiple games you understand how to fight your opponents, how to shoot them and how to protect your body from dye-filled capsules. Practice can make you an expert in the game.
Individual practising makes you a master in paintball. When playing on the same field, practising alone allows you to inspect the field and identify the best spots.
Practising is the best way to improve your personal skills. Different team members have different skills, and by using them at their maximum, the team can defeat their opponents.
Solo practice helps you gain confidence in your skills, so when you’ll be the only survivor, you’ll not panic and continue the game.
When playing with the same team, practising helps you to understand the style of the other members. Team practice allows you to identify the team strengths, weaknesses and threats your opponents may pose. If you’re struggling together on the field to win the game, you need to learn how to support each other and how to play together to win a tournament.
The best way to practice with a team is to split into two different groups and fight each other and to evaluate each other. This way, you learn how to move on the field.
Once you understand when to move, how to move, and how to maintain a continuous movement, you’ll know how to protect yourself from getting dye on your body.
What’s the best shooting position?
A pro paintball player is an excellent shooter so you need to fire from any position. You need to practice shooting from different positions because during the game you’ll crawl, run, stand behind bunkers and even hang in trees.
You won’t have enough time to aim at your opponents, or to find a comfortable position, so you need to gain expertise in finding the best shooting position when under pressure. When practising, you should try different positions to shoot accurately from any point.
This game implies shooting your opponent with dye capsules that blasts when they hit their body, so the gun you use has a decisive role. The gun is an essential part of the game and the right model does half of the job when aiming your opponents.
What’s the best paintball gun on the market?
The best paintball gun differs according to the needs of the player, so reading guides and trying multiple models can help you identify the right one. Choosing the right gun isn’t an easy task.
- You need to buy one designed for outdoors.
- If you plan to join tournaments you’ll need an advanced paintball gun.
- The source of air the field provides decides if you need an air or gas-powered gun.
Shooting from any position is important, but quick shooting is essential. You can practice quick shooting when you train alone. Put a target in a stable point in the field and continuously shoot on it.
Once you can quick shoot targets located in various positions, you can easily shoot from any position. When you train for accurate shooting you should crawl, dive run, and try other movements you’ll do when playing with opponents.
Quick shooting is a valuable skill, but shooting while moving through obstacles is an art so you need to practice to getting expertise in the game. If you can’t practice at a paintball field, you can install some artificial obstacles in zigzag in your back yard,and try to shot a target when moving through them.
Repeat, again and again until you feel you can master the movement and you no longer find these hurdles as obstacles in shooting your opponents.
Cans, poles, trees, bottles, all make great targets. The principle behind hanging them is to learn how to quick shoot opponents in a different position. The hard part is when the wind moves the targets and you need to aim them while changing their position. This will enhance your aiming skills and help you win games no matter how quick your opponents move.
How to get the most?
When joining a tournament, walking the field can make the difference because it helps you learn all the angles and identify the locations that leave you uncovered.
Good body shape can help you to enjoy the game while playing because you’ll not constantly gasp for air. Attending the gym, running in the park or riding your bike regularly before a tournament gets you in athletic shape and you’ll no longer have to worry if your body can handle a game.
If you know you cannot shoot when you run, you shouldn’t try it during a real game. Save this skill for practice and use the other ones. If crawling or quick shooting are your things, you should limit to these. You should always train to enhance your weak points.
Beginner paintball players tend to be the star of the show and they forget to protect themselves from their opponents’ capsules. Paintball is about team play, so stick to the strategy you create with your mates and focus on doing your part.
Don’t forget that the purpose of paintball is to bring friends together, so even if you don’t win some games, it’s important that you spend time together and have fun.