SteelTown Paintball Park Low Impact paintball uses smaller paintballs & equipment. It is easier for the player to handle the equipment and the hits stings less when players mark each other! We intentionally choose smaller ammo to minimize the sting! Low Impact Paintball uses .50 caliber paintballs over the standard size of .68 caliber paintballs. Think of it this way – would you prefer to get hit by a pebble or a boulder? The same physics apply to a paintball! If you’re hit with a smaller, lighter paintball, it won’t have as much energy behind it, making it “low impact.” You will still play a traditional game of paintball, but this new equipment allows younger players & those that are concerned with the impact to play!
One of the biggest objections of potential paintball players is that they are afraid it will hurt, low impact gives us a way to introduce new players without the full impact of the standard .68 caliber paintball. It’s a great option for younger players. With the standard .68 caliber paintball players must be at least 10 years old to play. With SteelTown Paintball Park Low Impact .50 caliber paintball we allow players as young as 8 years old to enjoy paintball!
Like any equipment, paintballs need to be stored in a way that doesn’t expose them to extreme temperatures, they can be a little sensitive. The gelatinous coating can make paintballs a little more sensitive to those temperature swings, so we’re careful to store them in a way that keeps them from being too hot or too cold.
Though the thought of wearing long sleeves and pants in the heat of summer doesn’t sound appealing, we highly recommend it! Adding extra layers of clothing prevent the paintballs from hitting your skin directly – which can help minimize bruising. We actually recommend adding multiple layers for younger children or if you bruise easily. We promise you’ll thank us later!