Badlands header
Shopping Cart: 0 item(s) / Total: $0
Paintball Guns
Paintball Packages
Specials and Discounts
Make Us an Offer
Paintball Gun Upgrades
Paintball Air Tanks
Paintball Masks
Paintball Hoppers
Paintball Pods and Tubes
Paintball Clothing
Paintball Barrels
Paintball Packs Vests Harnesses
Paintball Gun & Gear Bags
Paintball Protective Gear
Paintball Shop and Field Items
Paintball DVDs
Paintball Stickers, Patches & Promotional Gear
Paintball Gun Parts
JT SplatMaster
Airsoft Guns
Airsoft Gun Accessories
Airsoft Magazines and Speed Loaders
Airsoft Tactical Clothing
Airsoft Tactical Gear
Airsoft Ammo and BB's
Airsoft Batteries, Chargers and Gas
Airsoft Goggles
Airsoft Gun Parts
Airgun Accessories
Refurbished Guns and Gear
Dye Rotor R-2 Paintball Hopper Navy/Lime Dye Rotor R-2 Paintball Hopper Navy/Lime
more details
Tippmann TCR Magfed Paintball Gun
Elite Force Milsim BIO BB 0.32g 2700 Count White
Planet Eclipse ETek5 Minifold Gasket
Planet Eclipse ETek5 Push Button

Am I Ready for this Paintball Season?

Posted by Will M. on 3/21/2014

We had a long, cold winter in Canada this year. As the winter blues are quickly fleeting, itís time to dust off your paintball gear and get it ready for a new season. Before you make your way to the field, you need to make sure that your gear is ready to rock and roll. Nothing is worse than heading to the field, only to find out that your gun has a leak or dead battery.

Before hitting the field, here is a quick check list for the average player. Once you knock through this list, you and your gear should be ready for some paintball!

1) Replace those batteries! Your batteries have been sitting stagnant in your loader and gun all winter. They will likely need to be replaced before you head out for a day of paintball. Nothing is worse than gearing up and getting ready to play, only to find out that your fully loaded hopper is dead on batteries, or your paintball gun will not turn on. Donít be fooled when you turn on your gun at home and it appears to work fine. Many paintball guns will flash at you indicating they have battery life left. Once you are on the field, you may turn on your gun only to find out that your battery has enough juice to power the LED, but not the solenoid!
2) If you havenít been out playing during the winter months, you might want to give that paintball gun a quick cleaning and lubing. Badlands recommends using lube designed specifically for paintball guns, that can be found here. If you are uncomfortable with disassembling your paintball gun, you can always stop by your local Badlands store and sign it in to our tech centre! Our certified technicians will replace any worn or damaged parts, and get your gun running smoothly.

3) Be prepared! Give your pods a quick inspection and do a head count. Make sure that you have enough pods left over from last season, and that the thumb tabs are not damaged or broken off completely. Stop by your closest Badlands store and stock up, or order online here.

4) Double check your paintball maskís lens. A new paintball season is starting, and this is the perfect time for you to invest in a new lens. Your existing lens likely has scratches and wear from the rigours of your last season of paintball. Replacing it before you play will guarantee clear vision- well, at least until you get gogged! Check out our variety of lenses available here.

5) Inspect your soft gear. Check your paintball pads, pants, and jersey for any rips or tears that could cause a problem. Consider upgrading to new gear if the elastic in your padding is starting to lose its tension. Remember, some days you will be playing for 8 or more hours at a time- do you really want to be stuck out there in ill-fitting gear?

Follow these 5 simple steps, and your first day out this season should be flawless! Do you have more tips to share? Leave a comment below!

Share |
Add Comment

 Paintball and Airsoft News
 Tournaments and Big Games

 GoG Paintball Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with Badlands Inc.
 Tippmann $30.00 Off Mail-In Rebate
 Badlands Welcomes Rusty Glaze to Canada
 Am I Ready for this Paintball Season?
 Tips for Taking Care of your Paintball Mask
 Does my Paintball Tank Need to be Re-Hydrotested?
 How to Clean Your Paintballs
 Paintball Air Tanks - Choosing CO2 vs HPA
 Can the Virtue VIO make you a better player?
 Guns Stolen from Badlands Toronto

 December 2014
 October 2014
 March 2014
 February 2014
 January 2014
 September 2013
 July 2013
 November 2012
 October 2012
 August 2012
 June 2012
 May 2012
 March 2012
 October 2011
 July 2011
 June 2011
 May 2011
 April 2011
 November 2010