Sunday, December 7, 2008

Where to Play Paintball

Where to Play Paintball

Many people ask where to play paintball. There are various types of paintball fields that offer both a challenge and exciting experience for players. Properly organized and equipped paintball playing fields add to the overall enjoyment of the sport for both players and spectators.
Wooded areas...

The purest type of setting that paintball is played on is referred to by a lot of paintball players as “Woodsball”. On this type of field, players get the feel of realistic war games. The field is basically no more than a secluded section of the woods which has an open area. Learning how to stealthfully advance when playing on this type field can be a very complex matter.

Concept fields...
The concept field is most often created outdoors and has many objects that have been set up for players to take refuge in or seek protection from the enemy. Usually concept fields have a theme such as an urban city setting with cars, buildings and many other city elements. There are some fields that are very creative with their themes, such as medieval themes with castles which have towers, wagons and cutouts of people. Concept fields are interesting and fun for both players and spectators. Organizers are able to adjust the skill level of the group by removing or adding obstacles.

Speedball fields...
According to paintball fanatics, when aked where to play paintball, most will tell you the most exciting and challenging of all fields are the speedball fields. They are made up of equally spaced and sized barriers. The challenge on this type of field is that a player can not see past the large barriers and can bump into or encounter anyone at any time. With the smaller barriers a player can be concealed in one direction but be seen by another player.

Indoor fields...
Indoor fields is another place where paintball is played. These offer a much different approach and experience than an outdoor field. The first and major thing that new players encounter is that here paintball guns are very loud and distracting. Some players find that the sound hurts their ears so they wear earplugs as protection.

Indoor fields are generally found in cities where there is a lack of open areas to play the game. Indoor fields are similar to outdoor fields in that the arenas also offer a variety of themes and set ups. The size of the playing area is considered to be the major difference.

A group of like minded people with great team effort and a well planned strategy is the key to the game of paintball regardless of where the game is played. Select a field that fits your interests and your performance level the best keeping in mind that paintball fields are as diverse as one’s imagination.

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