Paintballing masks, or goggles as they are also referred to, are the most important piece of equipment you will receive on your skirmish adventure. Paintballs can travel at speeds of up to 300 feet per second and injuries only occur when the proper protection is not issued.
That’s why you can rest assured that when you visit an AUPBA-approved paintball centre, that you will be issued with paintball-specific equipment. All centres on our approved list have passed a stringent set of criteria to ensure the safety of all players.
There are various models in use throughout Australia, however at a minimum you will be issued with a goggle that covers your eyes and face.
Just as paintball game scenarios have improved from playing behind hay bales and wooden pallets to the now very impressive movie-set props you’ll find at some centres, the paintball goggle has also improved, with a range of paintball centres offering the safer full head protection goggle system.
This new and improved goggle system offers complete protection of the entire face and back of head. These goggles will protect your head against the impact of paintballs, enabling you to enjoy your day in greater comfort and safety than ever before.
It is recommended that all children under the age of 16 be issued with the full head goggle to offer additional protection.
Before entering the game zone your goggles will be touch-tested by a marshal prior to leaving the ‘safe zone’. This ensures that the goggles are appropriately fitted and secured, this removing the risk of potential injury.
The most important rule for your paintballing day is to never lift your goggles, unless you are in the ‘safe zone’ of the base camp where no paintball guns are present. The goggles are well ventilated and come complete with anti-fog lenses i.e. there will be no need for you to lift your goggles when out in the game zones.
On the day of your event be sure to listen to the safety briefing and follow the instructions of the staff. By following the rules everyone will have a more enjoyable day paintballing.