Questions and answers

Who is allowed to play paintball?

Paintball, anyone can operate as long as it is at least 18 years old. There is also no separation according to age or gender. In addition to responsiveness and communication skills - the players communicate by shouting on the current situation - is in demand especially team spirit. Finally, working as a group towards a common goal.

 

What are paintballs and what are they made of?

The most important thing in paintball are natürlichdie paintballs, also known as Paint. The Paintball consists of a gelatin shell that is filled with a mixture of potato starch, vegetable oil and food coloring. Paint is environmentally friendly and is biodegraded residue-free within two weeks under normal weather conditions.

 

What are the coverages?

As collateral can actually many objects act, such as car tires, pallets. In tournament Sports Sup'Air coverages, however, have called. Proven, which are air-filled plastic covers in principle and are available in many shapes (cylinders, cones, tubes, etc.). They are weighed down with sandbags inside or anchored with hooks in the floor.

As collateral can actually many objects act, such as car tires, pallets. In tournament Sports Sup'Air coverages, however, have called. Proven, which are air-filled plastic covers in principle and are available in many shapes (cylinders, cones, tubes, etc.). They are weighed down with sandbags inside or anchored with hooks in the floor.

 

What is a marker and how does is work?

The airguns with which the paintballs are fired, are hot markers. They operate the same as any air rifle. The paintball is in the run-accelerated by compressed air or carbon dioxide from a bottle on the marker. After the German Weapons Act markers deemed permit-arms, that they may purchase from authorized dealers, if you are 18 years or older. Each marker must be initialed by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), before it can be sold. This approval will be with dies (one is a F in a pentagon, the second information on the merchant) documented on each marker. Special conditions apply for transporting a marker, which must be followed (eg one may not have their guns ready marker outside for approved areas (fields) with you). Exact information issued to the dealer.

 

Is paintball a safe sport?

If you follow the advice of the safety briefing, paintball is a very safe sport. Each player must wear a protective mask paintball fit. This mask protects the face and especially the eyes. The box is secured by nets, so no paintball can leave the pitch.

 

Does a hit hurt?

At first it can be a little painful a paintball hits, but after a short time this diminishes and the hit is forgotten. In unfavorable cases, the paint can leave a bruise.

 

Is the color washable?

Yes, the best is to wash the clothes on the same evening after playing paintball.

 

Are changing rooms and showers available in Altlay?

Yes. For changing and showering we have heated rooms available for you. It's best to bring a bag for your colored clothes.

I don't have own equipment - what to do?

All our rental packages include the things you need: Rental marker, battle mask, air bottle, hopper, field fee and air refill. In addition, you can rent the following things: Chest protection, gloves or a costume to complete your bachelor party.

Do I get instructions how to play paintball?

Part of every rental package is a safety instruction, instruction for the rental marker, mask and get to know the rules. During your event, we are available to answer your questions and support you. 

Can I buy additional paintballs?

Yes. Every rental package can be extended with additional balls. You can buy 500 balls for €15. It is cheaper to buy 2,000 balls directly for your team - for a price of €12,50/500 balls.

What is a day at the field like?

Find a group of at least six people and contact us to find a date for your event. After arriving at our field, you can change and you receive your safety instructions. Followed by that, the rental markers and masks will be handed out to you. Then you are ready to play: Run, hide and mark the other players before you get hit. Who reaches the starting point of the other team first, wins the game. We restart the game for you and we are always available close to you if you need us. 

After some games, we make a short break and continue. Closing the day, you can use our BBQ station. 


If you have additional questions, please contact us directly or check out the German Paintball association