Battlezone Blog | Battlezone Paintball - Part 2

Paintball Shooting Tips

Marksmanship is your ability to hit what you’re aiming at. Shooting skills play a huge role in this, there are various things you need to consider to ensure your shooting game is on point. STANCE On the paintball field you may be required to shoot from any position. Most shots will probably be shot from a standing position, so it’s important you adopt a solid stance. You need to ensure this is solid and comfortable. A side on position will prevent a smaller profile to your opponents, your feet should be shoulder width apart and should feel natural. Before you fire you should lean into the marker, pulling it tight to your body. The most stable firing position is to lie down, but this limits your mobility and arc of fire, you can always kneel for a...
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Defensive Tactics

In most sports, a good offence is having a good defence, this is definitely the case with paintball. We often talk about tips and tactics, were going to focus on defensive strategies in this post. DON'T CROWD First time paintballers often all crowd together and stick together in the best vantage point. This may seem like the best tactic, but it’s far from it. Crowding together only makes it easier for the opposing team to surround and eliminate. It’s better to try and split into smaller groups of 3 or 4 and dot yourself around the game zone. This will make it harder for the opposing team to advance if they are getting shot from various directions. MOVE We’ve mentioned it various times, one of the most important tactics is to keep on moving! Staying...
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Don’ts of Paintball

Paintball is a competitive sport there’s no getting away from that, there are various areas you can look at improving in order to become a better player. Here’s a few; DON'T BE A RULE BREAKER Paintball is better when everyone follows the rules. Don’t go outside of boundaries or blind fire just because there little rules, no. Follow the rules, it’ll make it a better game for all involved. DON'T WIPE So it’s not ideal getting hit, yes it can be a little frustrating but its paintball. If you wipe you’ve ruined the whole objective of the game, if you don’t want to lose consider something different. DON'T TAKE YOUR MASK OFF Never ever remove your mask on the paintball field. Keep it where it belongs on your face! DON'T OVERDO IT Don’t over...
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Stag Do Paintballing

Paintballing is a legendary activity for a stag do. What’s better than a group of grown men running around and shooting each other? It’s the perfect opportunity to release all aggression and shoot your friends, give them a head to toe paint makeover. You can immerse yourself into a real life fantasy with the use of grenades and flash bangs in our various themed game zones. Sounds like a pretty epic stag party to us. Here’s a quick guide into booking paintballing with Battlezone Paintball. PICK A DATE AND TIME Rise and shine! Chances are you’ll be hungover from the night before so be sensible about when you intend on playing paintball. We offer afternoon and morning sessions, full and half day. PACKAGES We have various package options available,...
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Paintball Tactics

Various tactics can be used to gain advantage over the opposing team. The main roles are to either invade or suppress your opponents. If used successfully you can overpower and eliminate your rival team. So here’s how. SUPPRESSION To use this tactic successfully you need to keep coordination within your team. You need to control the other team by using random fire and allowing your players to advance undetected, this will give you the upper hand. It’s a distraction technique but heavily relies on teamwork, if executed successfully you’ll be in an advantageous tactical position. INVASION So if suppression is being effective it’s time to get your other team members to invade. The element of surprise is key here and this will be assisted via the...
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5 Paintballing Tips For Rookies

Paintballing can be pretty daunting at first, so to help you rookies out there here’s 5 tips to help you survive your first paintball game. Remember the key to becoming a paintball pro is practice it makes perfect. USE YOUR EYES, EARS AND MOUTH Most newbies will put their head down as soon as shots are fired. Granted you should keep your body behind cover, but this does limit your vision. To beat a player you need to first see the player. It’s vital that you use your eyes and ears to identify the location of your opponents and then call out to your teammates. Take 3 seconds to look around, this will give you just enough time before your opponent potentially clocks you and fires. DON’T BE SCARED Newbies are often scared of being hit and spend 90%...
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7 Paintballing Tips

Everyone loves a little pointer, here's a few basic tips for the paintball novices out there. Play to your own ability, don’t think just because you’re holding a paintball marker you’re suddenly Rambo.­­­­ If you couldn’t run 100 metres and commando roll before, you still won’t be able too. Cover as much ground as you can, as quickly as you can. Move around until you spot someone or someone spots you, then take cover. This will assist with your possession of the field being higher. Paintball isn’t a one man mission, you need to communicate with your teammates in order to be successful. Storming through the field alone and without any strategy or communication is a recipe for disaster. Ensure your hopper and your paintball pots are loaded...
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Avoid Bordem This Summer

Introduce the kids to a world of adventure this summer at Battlezone Paintball. Children ages 8 years + can immerse themselves into a real life battlefield, come on ditch the electronics this summer. Still not convinced? Here’s a few reasons why to come paintballing. COST We offer mini paintball for 8-11 year olds where 2 hours’ worth of paintballing is just £20pp, you will be provided with all the paintballs you need for the session as well as equipment, site entry and body armour. We also offer paintball for 11 years + which we have 5 package options, our most popular being the ‘full day commando’ which is £40.00 for 7 hours’ worth of paintballing! This again includes all equipment, armour, 750 paintballs and breakfast (only at our yam...
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The Fundamentals of Shooting

Granted is sounds simple, all you have to do is aim and fire and hey presto you’re a pro, if only. How to aim, how to stand, how to hold the gun and when to shoot are all vital to ensuring you ace your shooting game on the paintball field. So were going to discuss the basics; HOW TO HOLD THE MARKER Ensure your upper body is stable so you can hold the marker steadily. As long as your upper half remains stable the lower half can manoeuvre around the field, whether it’s running or crouching. A common shooting position is to bring the marker central with your nose so you can look down the centre on the barrel through both eyes.  This may take some getting used too especially with a hopper or loader obstructing your view. FIREEEE! So you might think...
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A parents guide to paintballing for children

Paintball is the perfect children’s activity, its outdoors, encourages teamwork, problem solving and is active. Its paintball so it does carry an element of risk, but it’s incredibly low. Your child is probably more likely to injure themselves playing football. If you have any questions about paintballing for your child, continue reading. IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT? We offer two options for children, mini paintball and junior paintball. We ask that anyone under the age of 16 has a guardian on site at all times. Mini paintball is for 8-11 year olds and they will be provided with smaller lighter and less powerful guns. They will also be provided with extra protection, a full head mask, front and back chest protector and gloves. The mini paintball sessions...
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