I have been thinking about the cost to play paintball. It can be expensive with all of the cool equipment you can feel you have to purchase. Dye DAM, Rotor, Ego, Luxe, Geo, Shocker, Spire, Ninja, I4, Grill—these are just a few names of things you can buy. It can be a bit overwhelming and everyone has their opinion on what you should get.
“Get an Axe because it is less expensive than the high-end stuff but they shoot just as good,” one guy says.
“Start with a Tippmann and see if you like paintball before you spend too much money,” says another.
“The only loader worth getting is a Rotor, so don’t waste your money on anything else,” the local “pro” advises.
“But that costs over $200. I don’t want to spend that much on a loader,” you respond.
“Then you will never be able to compete at a high level,” he returns.
Maybe you don’t want play at a “high level.” Maybe you just want to come out and play once a month and find some friends that like the same thing. Because it’s nice to hang out with people that like similar things. When I first started playing I did not have any friends that came with me, but I met plenty of people that were cool and fun to play with at the field.
You do not need to spend tons of money on paintball. If you play once a month and rent some equipment, that would be $480 per year. In the big scheme of things you spend more money on fast food, cell phones, and dates with girls you have no real chance with. Paintball on the other hand, will never make you fat, waste your time like Candy Crush, or lead you on and then break your heart for not living up to your potential.
Some Hard, Cold Facts:
Average amount of money per year Americans spend on…
Gas $1962, Fast Food $1200, Cell Phones $597, Dates $738, Gym Memberships $696
Paintball is a way to get outside and run around in the woods. It is a way to meet people or be a complete loner and not talk to anyone (the sniper in all of us). Point is, paintball can be whatever you want it to be.
At Stonewall Paintball, I will never judge you if you come in with a spyder or even a brass eagle. I’ll treat you the same whether you play with an Ego Lv1 or a Tippmann 98. So come out and play with what you have. And if it doesn’t work let me help you fix it up. The whole idea of playing is to have fun, not compare yourself to what the others have and don't break the bank doing it.