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6 Top Archery Tips For Beginners

Written by Karl Broadbent on January 18, 2018

BPF is more than just a paintball centre. It’s the no.1 activity centre in Yorkshire, and we also offer a number of exciting activities, including archery. Hitting the bullseye is not easy. These 6 top archery tips for beginners will help you hit the bullseye every time and get one step closer to becoming a master archer.   1. Perfect your Stance   Start by getting the perfect stance. Stand with your feet parallel to each other, shoulder width apart,…

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Beginner’s Guide to Paintball

Written by Karl Broadbent on December 14, 2017

What Is Paintball?   Paintball is an action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled game in which participants use guns to shoot capsules of paint at one another. It was invented in the 1980s and has grown in popularity ever since. Paintball is one of the most fun and exciting outdoor sports. It is a game of skill and tactics and is especially great to play as part of a team and with friends.     Paintballs   Paintballs are round gelatin capsules made of non-toxic,…

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Glossary of Paintball Vocabulary and Jargon

Written by Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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 Karl Broadbent 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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