Low Impact Paintball

Low Impact Indoor Paintball

Air Assault Paintball is Minnesota’s exclusive low impact indoor paintball center. We put a twist on the traditional paintball action! The enhanced paintball experience at our establishment isn’t just due to our facility, playing area or our staff. We specialize in paintball for both kids and adults! The modern game of paintball has evolved into one of the funnest pastimes in MN.

Until recently, paintball has most commonly been associated with being painful and leaving unwanted bruises. Now with the incorporation low impact paintball guns both kids and adults can now enjoy paintball with less pain! Low impact paintballs are (.50 inches in diameter) smaller, lighter and more fragile than the traditional (.68 caliber) paintball. These specific paintballs deliver less sting upon impact making the experience more fun!.50 Cal vs .68 Cal Paintball

.50 Caliber Compared to .68 Caliber Paintball

A .68 caliber paintball weighs 3.00 grams. A .50 caliber paintball weighs only 1.25 grams (approximately the weight of a paperclip). Using the weight and average paintball velocity of the two paintballs we can calculate the amount of force a low impact paintball has when shot.

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Does Low Impact Paintball Hurt?

The low impact format takes a majority of the pain out of paintball impact by reducing the weight, size and structure of the paintball. In fact, the the weight is cut by 60% and by .18 inches in size. By reducing the overall mass of the paintball the player feels a lot less of a sting compared to the standard (classic) paintball. How much less of an impact will you feel? The weight of the paintball is not the only factor that determines the amount of sting felt. The speed or velocity of the paintball is another important factor.

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Our paintball guns at Air Assault Paintball shoot a smaller paintball. In fact, the paintballs we use at our indoor paintball field are 1/3 the weight which means the .50 caliber paintball guns provide roughly less than 1/3 the sting. In actual lab testing, it was shown that low impact paintballs only transfer 5 joules of energy versus  13+ joules of energy for the standard size paintball.