Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHAT IS PAINTBALL?
It is a game of elimination. It is safe and fun and even scary. It is the most exciting game you will ever play. You will be equipped with an air-powered Paintball gun that fires a marble sized paintball just under 280 feet per second. That's over 200 miles per hour! And when it hits its target the Paintball splats leaving a bright mark, eliminating your opponent from the game. But they'll be back in the next game vowing to get you first. You will also be issued safety-goggles that protect your eyes, ears, and face. This mask must be worn at all times... this is the sport's most important and enforced rule. The paintballs are non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble, and completely biodegradable. It rinses out of clothing and off the skin with regular soap and water. Your playground will consist of woods, ditches, open fields, and bunkers. Under the watchful eye of referees, you and your teammates will be trying to eliminate your opponents at the same time they will be trying to eliminate you. Winning requires teamwork to complete the game. Though there are dozens of types of games to play, elimination is the most common. Games can last up to 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the game and how fast players are eliminated. Between games, you will be sharing "war stories" with teammates and opponents alike recounting the "thrill of victory", or... the usually-funny "agony of defeat." Win or lose, everyone has a good time and there is always the next game waiting to be played. If you want action and adrenaline, there is nothing like being part of the great outdoors and experiencing the rush of Paintball!
2. WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR EQUIPMENT RENTALS?
When you rent equipment at Firemark Paintball you are accepting responsibility to return it in good working condition. You will be charged for lost or damaged equipment according to rates.
3. WHAT DO I WEAR?
Dress for the weather. Always wear a long sleeve shirt and loose fitting clothes. Wear clothes that you are comfortable with the possibility of getting dirty or ripped. Also be sure to wear outdoor shoes with good ankle support.
4. DOES FIREMARK PAINTBALL CLOSE FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER?
Yes, when the conditions appear unsafe for the players the field will close down.
5. DO YOU HAVE ANY INDOOR FIELDS?
Currently, Firemark Paintball has no indoor facilities.
6. DOES THE PAINT STAIN YOUR CLOTHES?
Actually paintballs are not paint at all. It is non-staining, non-caustic, non-toxic, environmentally safe oil. It will wash out of clothing with simple soap and water, and taste just about as bad.
7. DOES IT HURT?
Nobody ever quits because it hurts too much! Getting hit does not hurt most of the time, however every once in awhile it could sting or leave a bruise. We encourage players to cover up any exposed skin.
8. CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
Yes. Approved, unaltered Paintball Goggle System (full-face mask) with ear protection is required. Goggles need to be free of any lens cracks. Paintball guns require a barrel-sock or barrel-plug, a trigger guard, and may not have a full auto or double fire trigger system on. All Co2/High pressure bottles must be in test date. High-pressure fiber wrap tanks may not have cracks or fraying nor are they allowed to have any stickers, decals, or coverings. Silencers, smoke grenades, paint mines, and multiple paintball launchers are not allowed. Maximum velocity is 280 feet per second.
9. CAN I BRING MY OWN PAINTBALLS?
No. Firemark Paintball uses a specially made paintball that easily washes out and is environmentally safe. Any players using other paint will be ejected from play.
10. IS FOOD AVAILABLE?
No. Firemark Paintball currently does not sell food, however we do sell drinks (water Gaterade etc) for $1.00 ea.
11. HOW MUCH WILL IT ALL COST?
A full day of play at Firemark Paintball with complete rentals usually cost around $50 - $60 depending on how many paintballs you shoot.
12. HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PLAY PAINTBALL?
You must be at least 10 years of age. All players must SIGN a waiver. If you are under the age of 18 then you must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Click here to download waiver.