Background of paintball
Speedball (Paintball) is a sport in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water soluble dye and gelatin shell outside (referred to as paintballs) propelled from a device called a paintball marker (commonly referred to as a paintball gun). Paintballs are composed of a non-toxic, biodegradable, water soluble polymer. The game is regularly played at a sporting level with organized competition involving major tournaments, professional teams, and players.
Games in Singapore are usually played on grass or turf, outdoors in an open field filled with flexible high-strength PVC fabric bunkers which can be used for protection and or concealment. These can be easily moved allowing the field layout to have an infinite number of variations. These bunkers come in different shapes and sizes for players to better strategize and mirrored on both sides of the field to not give one team an advantage. Speedball is generally a fast-paced game that could end as fast as 10 seconds.
The Singapore Paintball Series (SPS) is Singapore’s very own national speedball tournament where teams locally and internationally come to compete. It is held twice a year, for more information check out www.singaporepaintballseries.com.
Fun Fact - Depending on the variant played, games can last from seconds to hours, or even days in scenario play.
Fun Fact - In the U.S., Paintball is the #1 extreme sport.
Try out Paintball today!
Here are a few tips to get you started.
what to wear
Wear loose clothing as Singapore is a hot and humid country. Long sleeves and long pants which are highly encouraged, covered shoes such as sports shoes or soccer boots for new starters.
Eventually when you do decide to commit to paintball there would specific pants and jerseys for paintball.
things you will need
- Mask (Available for rent at facilities)
- Marker with gas tank (Available for rent at facilities)
- Paints (Available for purchase at facilities)
Change of clothes
additional items you might need
- Knee guards
- Arm pads
- Paintball Pants
- Gas Tank
- Paintball bag