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Glossary of Paintball Vocabulary and Jargon

Written by BethGriffiths on November 15, 2017

We help you get to grips with some confusing paintball jargon by defining some of the most used paintball terms and vocabulary that you need to know.   Basecamp – basecamp is where you spend your time when not competing in paintball games in the game zone. It’s where you’ll break in between games, register at the start of the day, receive your equipment, get your safety briefing, eat lunch, re-gas your paintball gun, and update the scoreboard.   Battle…

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The History of Paintball

Written by BethGriffiths on October 2, 2017

Paintball is a relatively new sport. The origins of paintball begin in the 1960s when Charles Nelson of the Nelson Paint Company invented the paintball marker which would later become the paintball gun. The marker was not originally invented for use in paintball, but rather as a much more accurate and easier way to mark trees and livestock from longer distances by park rangers and cattle farmers. He patented spray paint devices for agricultural use and invented the balls for…

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5 Action-Packed Ways To Play Paintball That Will Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

Written by BethGriffiths on September 14, 2017

Paintball is an incredibly exciting and action-packed game of skill, tactics, and teamwork. There are many different ways to play paintball and different game formats to have a go at to get your adrenaline pumping. This article highlights some of the best paintball games to play, many of which have inspired our games here at BPF and you can look forward to playing on your next visit.   Capture the Flag Capture the flag was the first paintball game ever…

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BPF’s Paintball Dos and Don’ts

Written by BethGriffiths on August 16, 2017

When playing paintball there are a few dos and don’ts that can help ensure your safety, make sure you have more fun, and beat the opposition to win your game…   DO   Do Follow the Safety Rules – the safety rules are there to ensure you are protected whilst you have fun. Paintball is an incredibly safe game if you follow the simple safety briefing and listen to our marshals at all times. Paintball has just 0.2 injuries per…

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5 Reasons Why Paintball Is The Best Kids Activity This Summer Holiday

Written by BethGriffiths on July 14, 2017

Struggling to decide what to do with the kids this summer? Bawtry Paintball has paintball games specifically designed for kids aged 9 years and above. This article highlights 5 of the best reasons why paintball is the perfect kids’ activity for the summer holidays.   Paintball is Safe Many parents may be cautious about their kids playing paintball, and you may be worried about how safe the sport really is. However, paintball is very safe and has one of the…

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10 of the Best Paintball Game Zones at BPF

Written by BethGriffiths on June 12, 2017

BPF is a world-leading paintball venue with state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and game zones. All of our award-winning paintball game zones are expertly designed by specialist set builders, game designers and structural engineers, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Hollywood film set. These are the 10 best paintball game zones at BPF to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping.   Black Hawk Down     A Black Hawk helicopter has crash-landed in the heart of a war-torn shantytown. Your…

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12 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Paintball

Written by BethGriffiths on May 17, 2017

Paintball is an adrenaline-pumping, action-packed game and is enjoyed by friends and teams of all ages, lifestyles, and abilities. Whether you’re a paintball pro or a beginner, do you know these 12 fun facts about paintball?   1. Paintball guns were invented in the 1970s by Daisy and Crosman. They were originally called paintball markers and were used by foresters to mark animals and trees due to their accuracy and long distance range.   2. Paintball was invented by Hayes…

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What Do I Wear To Play Paintball?

Written by BethGriffiths on April 11, 2017

Many beginners and first-time paintball players are unsure what to wear to play paintball. This post outlines what you should wear to play paintball and the protective gear you will be wearing once you enter the game zone. When deciding what to wear to play paintball, the key is to keep as little skin exposed as possible. Paintballs can travel at speeds of up to 200mph, so it will be painful when it hits you. However, don’t be discouraged, paintball…

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Is Paintball Safe?

Written by BethGriffiths on April 11, 2017

Many first time paintballers may be worried about playing due to the risk of injury. With paintballs being fired at you at 200 mph and difficult terrain to manoeuvre, paintball doesn’t seem like the safest activity. However, paintball is, in fact, one of the lowest risk sports there is and is very safe as long as you follow the safety rules.   Safety Stats One study by the Minnesota Paintball League found that paintball has 0.2 injuries per 1000 players,…

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6 Reasons Why Paintball Is Fantastic for Team Building

Written by BethGriffiths on February 27, 2017

Finding the right team building activity for your company can be tough, so we’ve made this decision super easy for you. Choose paintball. Paintball develops a number of skills that are essential in the workplace, improves relationships between your team, and keeps morale and productivity high. This article showcases 6 of the best reasons why paintball is a fantastic team building activity and helps establish formidable teams.   Leadership Paintball can help develop strong leadership skills. Some will lead their…

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6 Tips to Become a Paintball Pro

Written by BethGriffiths on February 27, 2017

Whether it’s your first time playing paintball for a birthday party or stag do and you want to read up on some tactics, or you simply want to improve your game and get a one up on the opposition, these tips will help you lead your team to victory and transform you into a paintball pro.   Be Aware It’s important in paintball to always be aware of your position, your opponent’s position, and your team’s position. You need to…

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