1260 Old Franklin Turnpike Rocky Mount, VA  24151                                                               Tel: 540.489.7368

Store: M-F 8-5 & Sat 8-12                                                                                     Field: Sat 1-5 & Sun 11-4

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS PAINTBALL?
Paintball is essentially a game of tag.  Two teams start on opposite ends of a field with barriers (bunkers) throughout the field.  They shoot paintballs at each other to eliminate the other team by marking them with a splat!

DOES IT HURT?
This is easily the most common question about paintball.  Some say it feels similar to being snapped with a rubber band or being popped by a towel in the locker room.  We require players to dress appropriately, by wearing long sleeves and pants, and recommend a couple layers.  Players should be prepared for, but not afraid of being hit.  Tiger works to minimize any discomfort by requiring players to buy quality paint from us, and regulating the shooting speed on the field.

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT?
Anyone 11 and up can play standard paintball. We offer the splatmaster experience which is low impact paintball for private parties ages 8 and up. All participants will need to sign a waiver (kept on file for the season), and anyone under the age of 18 will need their waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PLAY?
You will need a Paintball Marker, Barrel Sock (No plugs), a High Pressure Air Tank, and an ASTM approved Paintball Mask.  If you need to rent these items, check out our Pricing page.

IS CO2 AVAILABLE?
Tiger does not support CO2, instead we use High Pressure Air exclusively.  The field fee covers unlimited HPA fills for the day, and if you need an HPA tank, you can rent one for $5, which is less than the cost of a CO2 fill!

CAN I BRING MY OWN PAINT? WHAT IS FPO?
Tiger Paintball requires that players use Field Paint Only (FPO).  We need to ensure that only quality paint is being shot so everyone has an enjoyable experience.  We use a special starch based paintball that is non-staining, environmentally friendly, breaks on contact, and is easy to clean up. Discount paint found at big-box stores typically features a hard shell that can potentially hurt other players.  

CAN I COME BY MYSELF?
Of course! Most of the players come out by themselves, and our staff organizes games by grouping players together based on skill level.

CAN WE COME AS A GROUP?
Sure!  If you have a large group needing rental gear, please call ahead to give us a heads up.  If you are interested in a group event, check out our Private Groups page.

WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES SHOULD I WEAR?
All the paintballs are designed to wash out of clothing, but there is always the chance for residual discoloration.  We require long pants and long sleeves, so that exposure to bare skin is minimized. Further, we recommend a couple layers, and recommend AGAINST tight fitting clothing.  

DO YOU HAVE BATHROOMS?
YES!  We have a very nice facility with heat & hot water, something many fields lack!

DO YOU SELL FOOD & DRINKS?
We have some snack style food like chips and candy available, but do not prepare any hot food on site.  You are welcome to bring in your own outside food if you like.  We do offer soda and water for purchase, but again, feel free to bring your own drinks.