Paintballs are small capsules, usually made of gelatin, and filled with dye. They are designed to explode on impact, marking the target with paint inside them- hence the name paintballs. Since the dye isw non-toxic, you don’t have to worry about accidentally swallowing it, although I really wouldn’t advise it.
Many different companies supply paintballs, ranging from expensive tournament balls to much cheaper bals of lower quality of recreation. If you have a look at www.sakworldpaintball.com you will see some of the ones available. They come in pretty well every color and quantity.
The paint is water based, so it will easily wash out, although this might be annoying if you want to play in the rain. The place you play paintball is usually outside, and so is referred to as a field even if it is wooded as many are. Most such places ask you to buy their paint, but some will allow you to bring your own for a small fee.
Yoru choice of paintball depends almost entirely on how you intend to use it, as they vary in consistency of fill. The site http://www.sakworldpaintball.com/paintballs.html has some paintballs you can look at to learn more.
If you need a paintball for practice purposes you will obviously go for a cheap and more or less decent product. When buying a ball for rec-ball purposes, again, quality will be a secondary requirement. But when you are buying a tournament ball, quality and quality alone is the lone priority. Here you need balls that won t burst easily either inside your paintball guns or in transit. But, at the same time you need balls that will easily smash into your opponents.
Besides the quality of the ball, you must also think about its size. The ball needs to fit easily into your gun, which means it must be the right calibur for your barrel. All paintballs are .68X, but the final number varies. Most balls these days are .689, however if your local field paint is the wrong size, you might want to consider getting a different barrel for your gun. You can find a variety of barrels available at http://www.sakworldpaintball.com/paintball-barrels.html .
Of course, you must know the exact measure of your gun barrel before you can buy paintballs. If your ball is the wrong size, it might break in the barrel, and be completely useless to you.
Paintball guns themselves come in a number of varieties, like the paintballs themselves. Consider the Ion gun, which has all the standard features you woudl expect, plus is extremely versatile. Think about your level of skill and expertise when choosing a gun, as well as your budget. There’s no point having an excellent gun if you can’t aim it accurately. If you have a look at http://www.sakworldpaintball.com/paintball-guns-markers.html you will see a list of paintball guns you might be interested in.
Take another look at the Ion gun. It has a 17/sec fire rate, and an automatic fire rate of 10 balls/sec. This alone makes it worthy of consideration, but its price is so low that it could be used for recreational play as well as tournament. So go to http://www.sakworldpaintball.com/smpaionpagun.html and have a look.
If you want a top end paintball gun, then have a look at Planet Eclipse (http://www.sakworldpaintball.com/planeteclipse.html). Planet Eclipse makes guns which shoot over 30 balls/sec, and are some of the best available.
But if you don’t know what exactly you want, have a look at SAK WORLD PAINTBALL (http://www.sakworldpaintball.com). They are one of the best online stores, and keep up to date with the newest guns.