Questions and Answers for Vaughan Paintball

Q: Do paintballs hurt? How much does it hurt?

A: Vaughan Paintball has two separate calibers of paintballs. With appropriate clothing, our low impact paintballs feel like a quick flick and regular paintballs feel like a hard flick. We do like to impose a mercy rule of 10ft for beginners so the impact is less.

Q: What should I wear?

A: This would depend mainly on the weather. Generally, you want long clothing with no skin showing. Sweaters are appropriate for extra padding/protection. Expect to get dirty! So wear something you don’t mind washing. Maybe some gloves if you feel you need extra protection.

Q: What kind of shoes do I bring?

A: No open toe footwear. An old pair of running shoes is great but again, you will get these dirty.

Q: Do paintballs stain clothing?

A: Not our paintballs! At Vaughan Paintball, we only use high grade paintballs made in some of the best facilities in Canada (maybe the world). They do not stain but please wash your clothing as soon as you get home to reduce any chances.

Q: How many paintballs will I need?

A: Generally, you will need 500 for a day (2-3 hours of paintball) but this purely depends on how active you are during each game.

Q: It’s my first time playing paintball. What are some general tips?

A: Keep your head tilted down to prevent getting hit in the neck. Use your shoulder (not your armpit) to brace the marker and aim. Never shoot without looking at what you are shooting at (no blind-fire).

Q: What are the differences between the grades of paintballs?

A: Higher-end paintballs are rounder, more consistent, have thinner shells, and hurt less than low grade paintballs. We use the highest grade paintball of any field in the GTA so this means a thinner shell, less pain and more fun!

Q: What is Low Impact Paintball?

A: Low Impact paintball uses smaller paintballs & equipment so it is easier for the player to handle & stings less when players mark each other. You will play the traditional game of paintball, but this new equipment allows younger players & those that are concerned with the impact to play!

Q: Why Low Impact?

A: One of the biggest objections of potential paintball players is that they are afraid it will hurt, so Low Impact gives us a way to introduce new players without the full impact of the standard .68 caliber paintball. It is also a great option for younger players.