Can you tell me about the history of paintball?
While there are many versions of where paintball got it's start, the most common story goes like this: about 20 years ago, paintball was being used as a way to mark trees to be cut by loggers and ranchers used paintballs to mark cattle. Well, you can probably imagine what happened from there to make paintball popular today. One guy got the idea to splat another guy! Who wouldn't shoot back!? Word got around at how fun it was. I bet you can guess what happened from there.
What do I Wear to play Paintball?
Closed toe shoes and long pants are required, NON metal spiked cleats are recommended. We have coveralls, chest protectors and gloves available as package upgrades and for rent. We recommend you bring a change of clothes
and a trash bag to put your dirty clothes in when your all done.
Do I need a group or any sort of equipment to play?
Not at Elma Paintball you don't. You can show up during regular business hours and rent everything you need to play. This style of play is called "walk-on" play. Once you have your equipment you will be placed on one of two teams with other "walk-on" players. "Walk-on" players are generally new or casual players and often times rent equipment, so you don't have to worry about playing against professional, tournament players. Just walk-on & have fun.
Will I be playing against really good players!?
While we do have competitive teams that play at Elma Paintball, you will NEVER HAVE TO PLAY AGAINST THEM! These players are often referred to as "Tourney Players" or Tournament Players and they are kept completely sperate from groups & "Walk-On" players. Our teams are held to the highest standard and are very approachable, you should feel free to ask them for help, advise or any other question you have. It is really fun to watch tournament teams play and you are always welcome to view them from the safety of our netted spectator areas. We often host large regional tournament events that draw quite a crowd of spectators.
What if someone is using frozen paintballs at Elma Paintball?
You have a better chance of winning the Lottery & a casino Jackpot at the same exact time!