Whether you are a first time player or a long-time professional paintballer, nothing is quite as exciting as winning the game single-handedly. There are many ways to do that, but one of the most intelligent and innovative ways is to have the tactical equipment upper hand on the other team. Paintball grenades provide you with exactly that: superior firepower for the superior player.
Nothing feels quite so satisfying as seeing the look on the other team’s faces as you take out an entire squad of people in just a few seconds. We all love the game of paintball and nothing can take away the exhilaration of a perfectly placed sniper shot or the adrenaline rush you get when you charge the enemy, guns blazing, but there’s something special to be said about hurling a grenade at your enemy and watching it explode all over them!
What Are Paintball Grenades?
These grenades are canisters that are made out of surgical tubing or some other kind of stretchy material that isn’t that expensive (but is durable) and then filled with paint. This tubing is generally sealed off on the end with a rubber band (or similar device) that will come off or break upon impact with the ground or the players. When this happens, the paint comes exploding out of the grenade, splashing and “killing” everyone in the general vicinity.
The grenades also come in the “pineapple” format that you are probably most familiar with as well as a canister format for launching from grenade launchers. These give you a much more realistic effect which is perfect for scenario players.
How to Use Grenades for Paintball
Depending on which type of grenade you have, you’ll load them in different ways. For instance, the balloon grenades will simply be filled with paint while the pineapple grenades involve igniters, pins, scatter-effect paintballs and charges. They can be adjusted to go off at your own personal time intervals after you pull the pin. For grenade launchers, the canisters must be loaded beforehand and then are shot through the air, into bunkers, etc., via a special launcher.
The best time to use a grenade is when your opponent is not directly visible but there is a clean path to throw the grenade. For example, if you know there are a group of players behind a bunker or over the ridge and you have a clear line of site to the area right above them, this would be the perfect time for a grenade kill.
Paintball Grenade Rules
Any player that gets any spot of paint from a grenade on them is eliminated from the game. This is what makes grenades so effective in that their splatter pattern reaches very far and the tinniest drop of paint results in a kill no matter where it hits your enemy.