Planet Eclipse Manic Paintball G.I Milsim Tipmann BZ Paintball DYE Paintball

Tips for getting started in Paintball

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by Rat, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Connor Huggins Huggins91

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    Make sure you're financially stable to play it's not the cheapest sport lol
     
  2. Ollat Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the comprehensive guide.
     
  3. Ollat Platinum Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  4. E j New Member

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    Might be a silly question but is it unreasonable to ask a site to pay a up front fee and then bring my own paint if I have gear? I'm trying to get into the sport but paying £100+ for a box of 2000 is gonna kill me after a while!
     
  5. Tom Tom

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    You need to find a site that does walkons

    Rental Paintball is the core business of paintball, and its the rental customers who pay the overheads to enable sites to exist
    The business model sells the experience of a day out Paintballing. Don’t look at it as £100 for a case of 2000, but about £30-£40 (500 balls) or £50-£60 (1000 balls) for a day shooting your mates.
    Walkons are typically once a month at an independent site, where you pay a bit more for entry and a lower paintball price on the basis of a case at a time

    Check out this thread for a rough guide to various flavours of paintball and their relative costs (it could do with an update but is broadly the same)
    https://p8ntballer-forums.com/threads/what-paintball-costs.153010/
     
  6. E j New Member

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    Thank you Tom that's really helpful actually! How would you suggest I go about finding a site that does walk one near me? I've messaged a few but not had any positive results, and also posted a thread on here but doesn't seem there's many experienced guys in my area, is it just a case of contacting every site near me?
     
  7. Tom Tom

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    Your posts on here are a good start, but Facebook has fractured the community.
    Have a go at googling paintball in the area (though Delta Force will show high in the results)
    Have a look out for Skirmish sites etc
    Bullswood is a good site that I’ve played for scenarios
     
  8. E j New Member

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    Ok thanyou for your help that's what I'll do then! Yeah Delta did keep cropping up when I did a search!
     
  9. STINK LIKE SOCK Platinum Member

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    Any North West Walk On reccomendations?
     

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