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What do I have to look out for when buying paintball equipment?
Friday February 19, 2016

You want to buy your own paintball equipment, but you are not sure what to do with it? Then you should first ask yourself a basic question: How often do I want to go paintball and how much money do I have available for it.

First of all, one thing should be said very clearly – paintball is not a cheap hobby and you should budget around 300 – 500 euros for good, solid equipment that you play with regularly and that you can rely on blindly. As with any other hobby, there are no upper limits. In general, however, it should be said that all markers that are less than 70 euros only provide short-term fun and are not suitable for regular playing on playing fields.

The saying also applies to paintball: if you buy cheap, you buy twice.

But don't worry, we'll be happy to explain all the differences to you and advise you intensively when buying your new equipment. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. by phone, email or personally in our shop in Langenhagen. Here you can get personal advice and our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you can't make it during the week, you can drop by every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can inspect all available products from our online shop for yourself on site. Now to the questions.

If you want specific advice, check out our blog post on TOP 5 Beginner Questions .

How often do you plan to play paintball a year?

Anyone who goes to play 1-2 times a year is well served with a mechanical marker in the 100-150 euro range. If it is a bit more, then you will have to spend about 300 euros for solid woodland equipment and about 400 – 500 euros for tournament equipment. The difference in price of the equipment comes from the nature of the markers. In Woodland Paintball, mechanical markers are usually used, which are based on real weapons. In paintball tournaments, depending on the type of game, markers with electronic trigger units are preferred, since there are significantly more shots in tournament sports than in the woodland area. The weight of the marker also plays a crucial role. Which of course does not mean that there are no electronic markers in the woodland area. Of course, these markers are also available here, but they are relatively expensive for beginners.

Who do you want to play paintball with in the future?

Are you alone and have you just found a team or are you in a group and want to really get started soon? No problem. If you have just found a team, it is best to clarify in advance which markers will be played there and whether there is team support, for example. Many teams are supported by paintball shops and before you buy a marker that you may not be allowed to play at all, you should clarify this. If you are a team, then stop by the shop and get advice. Our employees are all active or former players from all areas of paintball sports. They will tell you their honest opinion about every product, you can rely on that.

Here we explain how to find the right paintball team.

What do you want to play?

As in many other sports, there are different ways to play paintball. The most common terms are woodland, scenario and tournament paintball. You don't have to commit yourself at the beginning, you just should know that woodland markers are NOT allowed to be played on all fields. Here it makes sense to clarify in advance whether the field in your area allows such markers. If you decide to use a tournament marker, you won't have this problem unless you want to participate in events that are explicitly designed for woodland markers.

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