FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is paintball?
Paintball is a sport that started in the early 1980s. It has progressed from the large wooded fields and traditional types of play to the fast-paced, well regulated sport it is today. Most players involved in the sport play on weekends with Open Play and occasionally in tournaments and other special events.
Who plays paintball?
People from all walks of life and all ages play paintball. Paintball is one of the few sports where age, size, or gender really has no relation to skill, and families often enjoy playing paintball together. The minimum age for traditional paintball at Xtreme Paintball Park is 8 years old. We also offer SplatMaster for younger kids.
How do I play?
In Open Play, a referee will divide everyone into two teams and take the group through each of our playing fields. Typically, a field will be played twice (each game takes 5-15 minutes) and then they will head back up front to reload and welcome new customers to the group. The format of gameplay varies depending on the field. Some fields are simple elimination games, while others are attack and defend or capture the flag.
What should I wear?
The key here is layers. You can always take off a layer, but you can’t add it if you don’t bring it. We recommend a long-sleeved tee shirt and pants in the warmer months. When it’s cooler, we recommend you dress for the weather, plus a layer. We also have camo jackets, upon request. Tennis shoes or boots are the best footwear option. A paintball facemask is required, which we have available to rent.
Does is hurt to get hit with a paintball?
A lot of the time, you will hardly feel it, but paintball hits will sting from closer ranges. Some compare it to the snapping of a wet towel or rubberband. To keep things fun, we do not allow shooting within 10 feet, except for some tournaments. Again, the key here is layers. We also have chest protectors available to rent.
Do I need a reservation?
You only need a reservation for Private Play, where you have a group of 10 or more people looking to play by yourselves. Otherwise, we have Open Play every Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Here, you will just show up anytime and join the group. Your Open Play admission is good all day.
Do you provide the equipment?
Yes. We have all necessary equipment available to rent for just $5. This includes a gun, 3000 psi compressed air tank, hopper, barrel plug, and full facemask. Additional items, such as chest protectors and equipment upgrades are also available.
Can I bring my own paintballs?
No. Only paintballs purchased at Xtreme Paintball Park may be used. All St. Louis area paintball fields have the same “Field Paint Only” policy.
Can I sign the waiver for my child's friend?
No. The waiver is a legal release of liability and can ONLY be signed by a child’s parent or legal guardian. We have implemented an easy, online waiver system so the parent/guardian can fill out the waiver out home or on their smartphone if they are not accompanying their child to the park. All participants must fill out and sign a waiver prior to play, and all participants under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian’s signature.
Do you fill CO2 tanks?
Yes. We fill both CO2 and compressed air tanks. All-day airfills (1 tank per person) are included in your $15 entry fee. If you are not playing but want your tank filled, prices depend on size. We can also fill kegerator CO2 tanks, but please call ahead.