Most frequent questions and answers
No. Well, maybe just a little. With Low Impcat Paintballs being shot from a paintball marker at 260 feet per second, when hit, it will sting for a second – about like getting snapped with a towel, or with a rubber band. But with the adrenaline, and excitement, you may not even feel the hit. Depending where you get hit, it can leave a little mark which will go away in a day or so, and by simply wearing the proper clothing, you can minimize or eliminate this.
You must wear an approved mask that will protect your face. That is supplied with all our packages. Then just full coverage, long sleeves and long pants. The younger crowd seems to prefer hooded sweatshirts, as then even the back of the head and neck is covered.
Layering on clothes is a great idea, and since GatSplat fields are indoor, heated, and air conditioned, you can wear any protection you want, summer or winter and be comfortable.
We do have an entire protection set you can rent for just $10 per person. That includes coveralls, a chest and back protector, and a set of armored gloves. Then when the day is over, strip off the coveralls and leave the washing to us.
For a more in depth answer, check our article: What to wear to paintball.
Yes it does. Actually, paintballs have no paint in them! They are a gelatin capsule, much like a bath oil bead, or a big round Advil caplet (about the size of a dime) and the stuff on the inside is mainly a product called PEG. This is a food grade synthetic oil filler that you find in tooth paste, visine, and even Dr. Pepper. You may get a few little grease marks, but since we don’t allow outside paint at our field, you don’t have to worry about big Pink, Orange and Yellow stains like on other fields. All our paint is a non-toxic, non-staining, no-pigment special formulation for our indoor facility.
No problem. It’s still best to do a reservation, even if just a few people. Then when you come in, we’ll just get you teamed up with some other folks of the same age and ability, and make sure everyone has fun!
We don’t have individuals room for rent. We have a big open lobby with 20+ aluminum picnic tables, and we will reserve enough table space for your group based on your reservation.
Sure! GatSplat facilities have an assortment of munchies like popcorn, but you are free to bring in any food you want. GatSplat facilities also work closely with pizza companies that deliver to our facilities. We’ll send you their information in your reservation confirmation email!
Sure, in fact, if you need help, just let us know and we’ll help you carry in any of your party supplies. We sell water, Gatorade, soda, etc. at a reasonable price. (A can of coke is $1.00) But if you want to bring in a cooler you can. Just bring your own ice, etc. You can bring a cake, or cookie cake or even ane cream cake? We have a refrigerator we can keep it in for you. You feel free to bring anything to make it the perfect Paintball Party. Want to cover tables?? They are 8′ – feel free to bring table covers, decorations, etc. Please, no confetti or silly string and no alcohol is allowed.
That is up to you. There is no time limit. Our average is about 2 1/2 hours, but we’ve seen it go as fast as an hour, and seen other groups stay for 4 hours or more. You decide!
I’ve seen people have 100 paintballs last for a few hours, and I’ve seen people go through 100 in less than 15 minutes. It all depends how aggressive, and more over, how wasteful people are. I’ll see people repeatedly shooting a bunker, just to watch the paintballs explode. So obviously, if you squeeze the trigger as fast as possible, you can burn through 100 pretty quick. But if you wait, and shoot at people, and not just walls, floors, bunkers, then they can last a lot longer. The over all average in our field is about 350 paintballs per person, and the average person is here for about 2 1/2 hours. So about 125 an hour is the average.
The term “Gat” was a shortened term for Gatling gun that became popular in the 1920’s to refer to any gun, but most often the “Tommy Gun” which was popular with the Gangsters of the era. With the growth of the Paintball Industry, the word Gat became a popular slang expression for one’s paintball gun: I just got a new Gat – Check out my Gat!
Obviously “Splat” is what a paintball does when it hits, so GatSplat is really a fun slang expression for Paintball Gun. But really?? GatSplat means a great time for all!