Learn how to win a paintball fight from paintball pro Mike "Pev" Peverill in this Howcast video.
My name is Mike Peverill. I’m here at Pev’s Paintball Park in Aldie, Virginia. I’ve been playing paintball nearly 30 years. I’ve played professional paintball with numerous pro teams all over the world. This facility here was built from the ground up for paintball, kind of like a paintball Disney Land. Our website is www.pevs.com. Hopefully you can come out and visit us sometime.
It’s all about strategy. I tell everybody, a paintball field is like a chess match. It’s playing a board game, you have boundaries. And I tell everybody, the secret to winning a paintball match is A) you know, playing as a team. B) understanding where the other team’s gonna be coming and attacking from. And the #1 rule I teach when I coach kids all over the world to play paintball, is first, learn how not to lose the game before you learn how to win the game. And what that means, is, you need to look at the field and say, "Hey, how can the other team beat me?" When you can figure out how the other team’s gonna beat you on that field, and you figure out a strategy to stop it, then you’re positioning yourself to better win that game. Because once you stop the other team from beating you, then you can win. Most people walk the paintball fields and say, "Hey, I’m gonna beat the time by going here, going here, doing this," and they don’t understand the other team’s doing the same thing. I’m gonna go here, go here, go here. But really, the way to win in a paintball field is strategy. Working as a team, getting your teammates to be all on board with the plan. And understanding that the field has multiple objectives, multiple places that you can be beat on. And learning how to stop the other team from beating you on the weakest spots on the field. So identify your weak spot on the field. And once you’ve figured that out, and you know how to shut that down, then you’re positioning yourself, game-wise and team strategy-wise, to win the game.