FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Paintball?
A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule, with colored liquid inside of it. The fill inside paintballs is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble and biodegradable. It rinses out of clothing and skin with mild soap and water and they are even edible, although we don’t recommend it!
What should I wear?
We suggest you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that cover as much exposed skin as possible. Hooded sweatshirts, sweat pants and good running shoes with ankle support are suggested.
What extra things should I bring?
During the summer months always carry bug spray and sunscreen. Avoid using bug spray near your goggles. It will damage goggle lenses and other plastic equipment. In the winter lip-balm and good warm gloves are a must. Remember, we are outdoors so dress for it.
Does getting shot with a paintball hurt?
William Shatner said it best when he visited a paintball park: “The sting of the paintball is part of the mystique of the ball game. So, the kick of running and jumping, dodging the paintball goes right back to your childhood. And the competition of trying to make the points to win the overall thing is a rush.” So, while getting “marked” by a paintball might sting a little, the sensation is similar to getting snapped by a rubber band and will usually go away within a couple seconds.
What kind of safety precautions do you take?
The most important safety precaution in the sport of paintball is the full face goggles. We require all participants to wear full-face mask system with ear protection. All visitors at The Citadel are given a safety briefing every time they visit. This briefing explains the important safety rules, along with how to properly use the equipment and play the game. We also require guests to chronograph their markers before each game, there will also be marshals in game to chronograph players. This allows us to make sure no guests are exceeding the maximum velocity of 280 fps (feet per second) or are in full auto or burst mode.
Can I bring and use my own equipment?
Yes, it is your responsibility to check your equipment to make sure it meets our safety standards.
All goggles must be full-face masks and be unaltered. There can be no cracks in the lenses at all.
Paintball markers must be semi-automatic with a trigger guard. We do not allow full auto, double fire trigger systems (double triggers are ok), markers with ramping mode enabled, or burst mode. Any markers with full auto capability must be able to lock it down and not have the ability to quickly switch to full auto while on the field. If there is a question on if your marker can be used here, ask a member of staff. The decision of the Citadel staff is final.
Barrel socks are required on all paintball markers.
All High Pressure tanks must be in test date. High-pressure fiber wrap tanks may not have any cracks or fraying and can’t have any stickers, decals or other coverings on them.
We do allow silencers, smoke grenades, paint mines or multiple paintball launchers.
Maximum velocity is 280 fps.
How old do you have to be to play paintball?
You must be at least 8 years old to play paintball. Anyone under 16 must have an parent or guardian to participate
What kind of equipment do you rent?
We rent all of the equipment necessary to participate in the sport of paintball. Our standard rental package will include a semi-automatic Tippmann paintball marker with a barrel sock, a hopper, a HPA tank, and a full facemask with anti-fog lenses.
Does The Citadel close for inclement weather?
No, Givet Adventure is open year round rain or shine! The only time we stop play is if there are lightning strikes on or near the park grounds. We will resume play as soon as the storm passes. Please be sure to check the website for opening hours.
Can I bring my own food and/or beverage?
No. Givet Adventure does not allow any outside food or beverages anywhere on the property. We do, however, offer a full concession stand with a variety of snacks, food and beverages.
Can I bring my own paintballs?
No. On Site paint only. Any players found to be using any other paint will be ejected from The Citadel. No exceptions.
How many paintballs will I use?
The average player goes through 750-1,000 paintballs in 4 hours of paintball play.