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.
Basically, renegade paintball is playing in people's backyards, on your own property, anywhere where it's not run by an organization, such as a paintball field, pro-shops, or league. And the reason why the industry doesn't like them is because the perception is it's not safe. Because remember, at a paintball park, you have people that are paid there to watch them to make sure everybody follows the instructions, to make sure you have goggles, to make sure you're wearing, you're shooting the right velocity with the paint gun, to make sure you use your barrel covers on your gun. So the industry itself is skittish when it comes to renegade paintball, but it happens all the time. People play on their own property all the time, so I'm not gonna act like it doesn't happen.
So if you you're gonna plan a paintball renegade party? The big thing is reach out to all your friends who know you have paintball guns. The other thing is it's like a network. With, with the Internet these days, you can go on these blogs, these forums across the nation and say, "Hey, we're doing a pickup game at this address, on this day. Everybody show up and let's play." And typically, you can have anywhere from 10 to 100 people show up. It depends on where you are, and how many people follow. The big key is safety. It doesn't matter what you do. Remember, if you're the one setting up the party? I urge you. If you care about the sport as much as I do? Safety is the number one key. And make sure that they wear goggles. Make sure they use barrel-blocking devices. And make sure they chronograph under 300 feet per second.