Hey guys, it's great to be back on instructables again after being non-active for around 2 years. I've had this instructable on hold for a very long time. I hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed my other instructables!

This is a guide for all those starting paintball and getting to know the sport. Questions as welcome and encouraged! There is no such thing as a dumb question! Ask away!

I will add to this guide from time to time. So if it is still uncompleted, I'm still working on it. Thanks!

Step 1: Common Questions & Answers

Q: WIll it HURT?
A: Well, It's more of a surprise then pain.Iit all depends on you and the clothing you wear. If you're a bit "big" and it the paintball bounces off you, it "hurts" more then if it breaks. If you wear skin tight clothing then it "hurts" But for people who have played for quite a long time, not really.  Plus, adrenaline does wonders too.  Sometimes you won't notice it at all.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Step 6

Q: Do I need to buy this _______
A: NO No No no noNo NONONO! Don't buy anything except for paintballs when starting out!

Q: Will there be a lot of people to play with?
A: Depending on the day and your field. But usually, yes, there are many people.

Q: Is paintball scary?
A: It depends on your view of it. For most of us, it's just another sport that you can give it your all and have fun!

Q: How fast does the paintball marker shoot?
A: Depending on your field's regulation on FPS (Feet per Second) rule. It's generally 260 to 300 FPS.

Q: Can you pick up paintballs and wash them to make them clean again?
A: No, don't pick up paintballs from the floor or when you drop them. They can mess up your accuracy and marker. Paintballs also deteriorate when it comes in contact with water.

Q: How old do you need to be to play?
A: Most fields allow 10+ year olds to play. If you are younger, you must have a parent or adult to supervise you at all times.

Q: Is paintball like airsoft?
A: In some ways yes. But Airsoft isn't as big, has more flaws, and in my opinion, not as fun.

A: I might be able to fix it since I do know abit of how these things work.

Q: How do I do_______
A: Ask away!

Q: Is paintball Expensive?
A: Yes, to a certain point it is. It's a luxury sport. But it's well worth the money, You don't have to spend alot of money for perfect paintball.
<p>wouldn't it be smart to wear a cup because what if you get hit in the croch by accident because if you do it going to hurt especially if your a dude</p>
<p>I really felt the pain when three of my mates fired at me, it was so horrible that my back was in pain for few days. http://www.sevendayshopping.com/product/Experience-Day-Paintballing-for-Eight.html is where anyone can Experience Day Paintballing for Eight</p>
<p>play at tnt</p>
<p>Perfect guide for beginners. Do paintballs hurt a lot when they hit your bare skin from a range of about 10 feet?</p>
What marker is that?<br><br>And... do I see TechPB!<br><br>:O :)
Indeed. I'm Wasabiboi on Techpb
I'm TallThing.<br><br>To the front!!
you know croatia maybe you know my country too its Montenegro
i need help convincing my parents to let me do the local 26 (26 hours strait) help?<br>
Don't do 26 hours straight. You'll be tired in a couple of hours. Just go the first day and go home and sleep. Go back the second day. Or camp out.
For the beginners. There is a type of &quot;bolt&quot; thing near the back of the gun, right around where the orange thing is in the diagram. If your gun stops working in the middle of a game pull the bolt back. If the bolt is forward, the gun doesn't have any CO2 in the chamber.
not quite...<br><br>Sometimes a mechanical blowback will fail to re-cock, but there is no diaphragm in blowback markers.<br><br>look here for more animated marker diagrams:<br>http://www.zdspb.com/tech/misc/anim_hammer.html
I am looking at the Syder XTRA can you tell me if it is a good gun or not?
I would much more recommended the Azodin Kaos. If you can get it used and cheap, even better! They have the best customer service and also amazing markers.
I just found it on amazon with a 20oz co2 and a 200 round hopper $95 USD. is that a good deal ?
No. It isn't. <br><br>I would pay maybe $10 for that.
do you mean you would pay $10 for it used or new because the one I was talking about was new. When I sed USD I men't US dollars.
Used and new.
so your saying that even new that's a bad deal? Also for a used gun would ebay be a gould place to look?
Yes. Horribly Bad deal. I get all my paintball gear off ebay. If you need help finding a good deal, I can help you.
about what price range is a good deal for guns like the 98 custom,the Azodin Kaos and Syder XTRA ?
how about the tippman 98 custom is it a good gun?
i reaserched this and yes, it is a realy good gun. do you play speed ball or woods ball? tippmann came out with a good speedball gun called the gryphon.
the gryphon is just a 98 custom with a different (worse) shell. it would be bad for speedball, as would a 98. go with the azodin
I've played woodsball once but I borrowed a spare gun for that. I have never played speedball.
Tippmann 98 is great, but I would go with a Azodin Kaos since they're abit easier to maintain. The speedball marker that tippmann came out is a tippmann 98 in a red shell. No different.
can you tell me if this is a good deal? http://www.punisherspb.com/tippmann-gryphon-paintball-gun-powerpack-package-black.aspx
This is much better. http://www.punisherspb.com/azodin-kaos-paintball-gun-matte-black.aspx<br><br>If you need a tank, mask, hopper. Just purchase them in the TechPB Buy/Sell/Trade forums. I can help you look for some deals. Or you can just go to walmart and pick up a cheap mask and tank.
how good of a deal is this. ://www.amazon.com/Azodin-Kaos-Starter-Paintball-Gun/dp/B002Y4O4PW/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1
That's a nice deal.
how big of tank should I get
after i did some reserch i agree. but still, i think it would at LEAST be worth 20 usd
um hi first time into paintball what type of shoes do u wear or want us to wear
depends on where you play. here in texas there are thorns everywhere, boots are usually a must. i usually wear cleats though.
you should add in cyclone feed hoppers too
Heh heh heh, he said &quot;dont do it, please...&quot; I'm just kidding...
What brand of loader do you use? Also I have yet to see any field that rents anything other than a shake-n-shoot....just sayin' :)
I use a Halo B or my Viewloader Revolution 12v. The old school kind. <br><br>I have markers that are older then me. =]
Cool thanks, I'm trying to find a good loader, also markers older than you?! Woah what are the names of them?
I've got a Automag 68 classic. :]
thats pretty awesome man, i remember seeing a video of a gold plated automag, was pretty sick, I want to have some sort of classic gun eventually, just so i can own a piece of paintball history
I like it. Especially how you weren't lazy like the rest of us and put in rules and tips.
Also, don't skimp when it comes to buying a mask, get the best one you can afford. You don't want the to fog up in the middle of a game!
Yehp, I could tell because Mike says to buy a mask, then a hopper, then a tank, then a marker.
Did you take the picture of the rental markers? The field I go to uses the exact same ones. Pirahna right?

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