Essential Tips for Your First Paintball Game

Playing PaintballGetting ready to play paintball for the very first time? Your first game of paintball might seem a little intimidating, but the truth is you don’t have anything to worry about. Just follow these helpful tips and you’ll be sure to have a blast.

Dress in layers if you’re afraid of getting hit by paintballs.

If you’ve never been hit by a paintball before, you might be concerned about whether or not it will be a painful experience. Paintballs can sting a little bit, depending on where you get hit, but in the heat of battle you’ll probably hardly feel a thing. If you’re still worried about it, though, a heavy sweatshirt can give you some additional peace of mind.

Keep your mask on at all times.

Regardless of your experience level, it’s important to keep your face covered with a protective mask at all times. While getting hit with a paintball isn’t nearly as painful as some people make it out to be, a paintball can do some serious damage if it hits you in the face. It’s always best to keep your face mask on until the referees tell you it’s safe to remove it.

Strategize with your teammates before taking the field.

One of the reasons paintball is so much fun is because it gives you the chance to coordinate with your teammates to maximize your chances of success. Before you take the field, talk to your team and come up with a rough plan for how you’re going to approach the match. This can give you a tactical advantage and help to build camaraderie among your teammates.

Don’t beat yourself up if you make mistakes.

Chances are, you’re not going to be the best paintball player on the field when you play for the first time. Don’t let it get you down! The goal isn’t just to win; it’s to have fun and blow off some steam in the process. Treat your mistakes as learning opportunities, and do your best to relax and have a good time.

To schedule your next game at Battle Creek, give us a call or contact us online today!

Improve Your Paintball Marker’s Performance With These Upgrades

Paintball PlayerIn the heat of a fast-paced match, it’s important for your paintball marker to perform as well as it possibly can. The good news is, there are several straightforward upgrades you can make to your marker to give yourself a leg-up on the competition. Check out three easy ways to improve the performance of your paintball marker below!

The Barrel

Frustrated with your marker’s accuracy? If no amount of practice seems to be making your shots more accurate, you may want to consider upgrading your barrel. There are plenty of barrel upgrade options to choose from, but 12-16-inch barrels typically offer the best accuracy. Just keep in mind that especially long barrels can reduce the range of your shots. Short barrels, on the other hand, can offer additional range at the expense of accuracy.

The Trigger

Want to improve your rate of fire? A trigger upgrade might be just what you’re looking for. A double trigger is an effective, affordable and easy-to-install option for paintball beginners. This will make your trigger easier to pull and allow you to shoot more paintballs, faster. Other more advanced trigger upgrades include response triggers and electronic triggers.

The Tank

Want to make your marker more efficient and accurate? Swapping your Co2 tank for a high-pressure air, or HPA, tank is probably the right move for you. This will not only allow you to shoot your paintball marker faster and more accurately, it will also improve its performance in cold temperatures. HPA tanks can be considerably more expensive than Co2 tanks, but they offer a significant upgrade in performance.

Want to test your upgraded marker in the fields at Battle Creek? Give us a call or contact us online to book your next match today!

Plan a Paintball Party This Summer Season

Summer is right around the corner, even thought the weather isn’t quite there yet with it only being the beginning of April. Summer is the time where we can get outside for fun activities and plan parties and events for our friends and family members.

What if this summer you decided to plan a party at a paintball field? Paintball is one of the most fun activities to do, especially with friends and family involved.

Paintball party in New Jersey

Plan a Paintball Event with Battle Creek

If you’ve never played paintball before, there is no need to fret. Here at Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields, we provide paintball fields for events like parties, corporate events, and much more!

We provide you with 15 acres of forests, buildings, hills, secret passages and hidden hide-outs to play paintball games with whichever tactics you prefer. With our private paintball parties, we have several different rates for how many people and length of time. We can provide you with 500 paintballs per person and even a referee to make all the calls to who was hit and who wasn’t. Check out our paintball rates for more information when you plan a party with us!

The Benefits of a Paintball Party

Planning a paintball party is definitely a unique option because no one every really thinks about it. An event like playing paintball with your friends or family can be one of the most fun and memorable times you’ll have. Get out and enjoy something new for a change instead of planning the same old backyard cookout party this summer.

Here are some paintball party benefits:

  • Get some awesome exercise
  • Get an adrenaline rush
  • Compete with friends/family
  • Learn a new game
  • Bond with friends or family members
  • Make it an annual event

If you’re looking to plan a different type of summer party this upcoming season, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields at 973-545-2556 in West Milford, NJ today or visit us online for more information!

Prevent Goggle Fog With Dual-Pane Thermal Lenses

Paintball MasksWhen playing paintball, it’s essential for players to wear paintball-specific goggles that can effectively protect their eyes and prevent dangerous injuries. If you’re shopping around for a new pair of paintball goggles, you may have noticed that they typically come in two distinct variations: single-pane and double-pane goggles.

Benefits of Dual-Pane Goggles

Both types serve the same fundamental purpose and offer the same level of protection, but dual-pane goggles offer one notable benefit that single-pane goggles do not. They are far less prone to fogging-up during a match. This can make it easier to distinguish teammates from opponents and maintain your accuracy in the heat of battle.

As their name implies, dual-pane thermal lenses are less likely to fog because they’re outfitted with two panes that help regulate temperature and condensation. The two panes are separated by a foam barrier that prevents fog from building up on the goggles, thereby ensuring they stay clear during a match.

Anti-Fog Coatings

There are also anti-fog coatings you can place on single-pane goggles, but dual-pane goggles are generally a more reliable option for preventing fog. If you’re going to invest in one piece of quality paintball gear this year, a good pair of dual-pane goggles might be a good place to start.

Ready to see how your paintball gear performs in a fast-paced, competitive match? You can compete across 15 acres of diverse terrain right here at Battle Creek. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule your next game today!

Winter Paintball Tips for the Cold Weather

Believe it or not, many paintball players like to get out during the winter season and play paintball. Of course, this could be a very cold experience, and it doesn’t feel great to get hit with paintballs in the cold weather. For the once in a great while paintball player, this doesn’t seem like the best time to go out and play, but for the ones who want to get better and have some fun outside in the winter, it can be the perfect time.

Paintball player in the winter season

Practice Makes Perfect

One of the biggest benefits of playing paintball in the winter is that it makes playing paintball when the weather turns warm much better. Winter paintball isn’t for every player, but it can provide you with an opportunity to practice your game, learn strategies, and not be confined to the indoors the entire winter season.

Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields

At Battle Creek Paintball, we provide paintball and airsoft fields in New Jersey for paintball players to play in a field and on a course during the spring and the summer seasons. When it’s nice outside, it’s the perfect time to gather your friends and get a big paintball or airsoft game going at a course.

The winter can be a time where you orchestrate smaller games on your own property. This allows for you to practice before the season of paintball gets going.

Here are some tips for playing paintball in the winter:

Wear Warm Clothing – The benefit of playing paintball in the winter is you can dress with layers to keep warm and not feel the effect of the paintball hitting you. Wear gloves, a hat under your mask, a winter jacket, snow pants, etc.

Smaller Playing Field – If you have property allowing you to roam around and play paintball, this is a very good thing. However, you do have to create a course for yourself, and in the winter, it’s best if you shorten the course to make it more competitive and less exhausting.

Return to the Indoors if It’s Too Cold – The winter season can be tough for playing paintball, so if it does get too cold outside, it’s best if you put the game on hold and return to the indoors to stay warm.

At Battle Creek Paintball, we look forward to having everyone return to our paintball and airsoft fields to play paintball in the spring season. For more information about our paintball fields and services we provide, contact Battle Creek Paintball & Airsoft Fields at 973-545-2556 today or visit us online!