FAQ

WHAT IS PAINTBALL?

Paintball has been around since the early 80’S. It started with several friends being competitive amongst one another. It was decided to hang a flag in the designated playing area, the object being to capture the flag and hang it on a distant flag station to win the game. If a player is hit with a paintball, this eliminates that player from the game. The Paintball Markers used then originally were used by the Forestry Service to mark trees and Cattlemen to mark cattle.

Paintball at Paintball Bonanza
Today, the sport of Paintball is played around this same concept. A flag is placed in the center of the playing field. Not all are games are flag games, sometimes we play just elimination games. Two teams are formed, each team on opposite ends of the playing field [that teams flag station]. Once the whistle blows to begin the game, each team is attempting to capture the flag and hung the flag on the opposing teams flag station to win the game. If a player is hit with a quarter size mark of paint anywhere on the body, this will eliminated that player from that game.

WHAT DO I WEAR?

This question is asked frequently by first time players. Always dress for whatever the weather may be for the time of year and day you decide to play.

  • Long pants [loose fitting] BDU camo or jeans

  • Long sleeve shirt cover the arms

  • Shoes [sneakers, cleats] something you can run around in. all shoes with laces must be laced up for proper ankle support.

  • Baseball Cap

  • Gloves good in the winter!

We do rent BDU Camouflage Jackets: first come basis (limited supply and sizes

  • Small / Medium $2.00

  • Large – XXL $5.00

  • Camo Pants $5.00

  • Body Armor $5.00 This is for gals and younger players

WHAT ARE THE RULES ?

#1 is Safety

Paintball Marker (gun) all equipment must be maintained in a safe manner when in and out of play. Barrel blocking device must be in at all times except shooting at the target range or notified by staff before game begins. Players with own gear must have blocking device in securely before engaging air system on their marker. All players, Safety must be on, fingers off the trigger and Paintball Marker is held by the fore grip or hose in front of the trigger guard with barrel point to the sky or slung on shoulder. We are holding are Paintball Markers in this manner because some players just cannot seem to keep their barrel pointed in a safe manner when not in play. No shooting anywhere except target range or in a game. Everyone knows real gun safety, let’s maintain our Paintball Markers in the same manner. This prevents accidents from happening.

Goggles are the most important gear Paintball players have. Goggles are to be worn at all times when required. Zero tolerance is our policy.

Hit Zones anywhere on the body, a quarter size (the size of a 25 cent piece) or larger splat of paint, eliminates a player from that game. Games are 10-15-20 minutes long depending on the field of play. Paintball Bonanza does not count a hit on the Paintball Marker (gun). This also does not count as an elimination: Hits smaller than a quarter size, speckles of paint (splatter) and ball did not break when hit (bounced off). Anytime a player raises their Paintball Marker in the air and/or yells hit, that player is eliminated because they called themselves out/hit.

Surrender Policy getting close to a player, within 20 feet ask that player to surrender. We frown on players shooting to closely. If a player resists the surrender, tag that player below the knees, toward that will eliminate the player, 3 or 5 shots should do the trick, we do not have to machine gun them down. No bunkering or barrel tagging. You can tap them on the shoulder with your hand and tell that player they are out. Whatever the age or experience level, all players came to have a good time. Let’s all play with sportsmanship.

Velocity Paintball Markers will be measure for speed by field staff and set at field limits. Rentals will already be tested and set. Between 250 fps – 260 fps.

No Climbing Trees player must stay on level ground.

Shoes must be laced for adequate ankle support.

 

Paintball Bonanza Houston

6500 Gold Moss Dr,

Houston, TX 77085

Phone. 713-935-0552

Email. pbbonanza@hotmail.com