Tag: speedball

What is Speedball?

Speedball is a fast-paced, action-packed version of paintball typically played by more advanced players. Most of the time, speedball players are using their own equipment, which almost always includes a .68 caliber marker. Most tournament players and teams play speedball when competing for cash prizes, medals, trophies, etc. Typically, speedball is played by two 5-man teams that face off for…

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What Are Paintballs?

Paintballs consist of two things: the shell (outer casing) and the fill (the colored paint that makes the splat). The shell, or outer casing, of the paintball is made of the same thing as liquid capsules for supplements or medication. Gelatin! The gelatin hardens enough to securely hold the fill, yet will break on impact. It is kind of like…

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Does Paintball Hurt? Why?

Most people ask if it hurts to be shot by a paintball. The short answer is that they can hurt, however, there are a lot of factors that go into the pain level. The velocity, how far you are from the person who shot you, how many times you’re shot, grade (that is the quality of the paint) and caliber…

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