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What is the Sport of Paintball?

Paintball is a combination of Chess, dodgeball and Cops & Robbers. The object of the game is to out think your opponent, while in quest to capture their flag and bring it back to your flag. You must accomplish this while you and your opponent are trying to tag each other out with paintballs launched by CO2 powered marking guns. It's safe, fun and affordable.

Paintball is played recreationally and professionally throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, and North & South America. Because of its international appeal, it is projected to be an Olympic sport soon. Paintball as a sport is approaching it's 20th anniversary.

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What are Paintballs?

Paintballs are biodegradable, water soluble and non-toxic food quality filling inside a round gelatin capsule similar to those used in vitamins or bath beads. Paintballs clean up with soap and water.

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Is Paintball Safe?

Organized Paintball has a very good safety record. The injury rate is less than half the injuries of more familiar sports like: Tennis, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball. It's even safer than bowling. At Jungle Cat Paintball we are safety certified the players abide by very strict safety rules. A violation will lead to expulsion. We have a staff of referees to help enforce and remind the players of the safety rules. Note: Every player must go through a safety orientation before playing.

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What kind of safety equipment is required?

The APL requires every participant to use goggles designed for paintball. At Jungle Cat Paintball we use a goggle/mask combination that provides greater comfort and safety . The goggle/mask combination offers protection for the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and face. We also require a barrel plug that is used to plug the marker's barrel to help protect against accidental discharges.

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What are marking guns like?

Co2 powered marking guns come in an array of designs. For our purposes we will describe the rental markers at Jungle Cat Paintball. Jungle Cat Paintball uses two types: A tournament grade pump action marker and a semi-automatic marker. With the pump action marker, every time you want to shoot a paintball, you will have to move the handle back and then forward again to ready the marker. With the Semi-automatic, this action is automatically done for you.

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Who plays paintball?

Paintball is mostly intellect; modern paintball equipment has negated most physical inequities. We have ten year olds playing along side their parents and fat out of shape old boys, playing next to "prime physical specimens". One of our usual inquiries is whether women can play - OF COURSE! The things that make people players are their wits and determination, not their physical attributes.

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Does it hurt when you get hit with a paintball?

Using proper safety equipment and quality paintballs on certified fields, your injury rate is listed at less than 1/1000. Judging from the millions of participants each year, and the sport's sky rocketing growth, the occasional "stinger" doesn't drive people away from the sport.

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Do you make special accommodations for youth or groups?

Jungle Cat Paintball is safety certified for players ten and older [with parental consent]. When appropriate, we separate players by experience so the old guys aren't "newby bashing". We also offer special parties for youth and free Tactics & Safety Programs for new players [call for schedule].

As an option, to keep costs to a minimum for the youth, we also offer games like "30 Ball" where each player gets 30 balls per game thus stretching your dollar. Upon request we will lower the marker's power even farther then our norm to reduce the paintball's impact further

SMALL GROUPS WELCOME! Another unique feature, we schedule small private parties for groups of eight rental players or more. This includes 3 hours on our dynamic fields.

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How do you play?

After registration, you will go through an orientation explaining the safety rules and game formats. You can then pick up your equipment and follow the referees to the playing fields, where they will explain game formats and rules. Index

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How many fields do you have?

Jungle Cat Paintball has 11 different fields. Spectator/Speedball field, an Inflatable field, Bunker Hill, Hybrid Speedball field, Tower field, Bridge field, Cemetery field, Witches Gultch, Tornado field, Ghost Town, and Beach Head.

Our 6 Forest fields are set in a mature forest with rolling topography. Structures are also provided in strategic locations with huge trees shading out much of the light. Our 5 Concept fields sport extra large barriers, closer together, and lights for night play.

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What is the Three Shot Rule?

Our business is based around a commitment to entertainment not selling paintballs. The high quality, high output markers on the market today are welcomed [I've got one]. They are entertaining to shoot, but players using them have a responsibility to respect other players desire's for entertainment also. A majority of players do not think it is entertaining to get hit by 9 paintballs in a second. We have been pioneering the three shot rule for years. It's fair and it works. It you get hit more then three times by a player in a game, the shooter is out not you. Players don't mind shooting 3 shot strings, or getting hit by the same. Plus common sense would lead us to believe it's safer.

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Do you play at night?

We were the first to offer lit fields. We schedule parties for any shift and have had some truly extreme requests that we have catered to, like an all night game in the winter. This season will see all night games again with food, fire, and fun. Bring your sleeping bag for the best sleepover of your life!

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Can we use our own paintballs to play with on the fields?

Players have the option on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during open play, to bring their own paintballs to shoot. They will be subject to a $9.48 surcharge to do so. NOTE: You must shoot our paintballs in our paintball markers.

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What are Friendly Competition Tournaments?

Jungle Cat Paintball gives our players practice tournaments- Friendly Competition Tournaments. These are hopperball tournaments without the harshness that generally scares players away from tournament play. Their is a limit to the number of paintballs you can shoot in a game, plus we charge nominal tournament fees and the prizes are given away as door prizes so everyone has the same chance to win, thus there is no reason to be a hard case.

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What is the Total Package Design?

For decades the Jungle Cats have designed, built, and played high skill, low cost, player friendly formats one of which the industry has coined hopperball. But our experience and efforts haven't stopped there. We operate using our Total Package Design.

The Total Package Design equals more- comfort, exciting movement, and affordability! Note: We go to great lengths to protect the freshness and quality of our paint which is critical to our Total Package Design and we must require that paintballs be bought here, fresh daily except when explicitly expressed.

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