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Yankee Paintball Offers Digital Waivers

Tired of filling out a waiver every time you have to go to the field? Wish there was a way that you could fill the waiver out once and be all set for an entire calendar year?

Well then all your wildest dreams just came true, because yankee Paintball now offers digital waivers. the digital waiver can be accessed from our website from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Digital waivers can be signed by the participating individual or by a parent or guardian for minors. The digital waivers are stored in a database and can be accessed at any time by Yankee Paintball personnel.

To fill out a digital waiver click here: Yankee Paintball Digital Waiver

Paintball Safety – The Goggles/Barrel Sock Rule

One overwhelming concern for parents and new players when it comes to paintball is the issue of safety. Since it is a game where you are shooting at opponents, people think it must be inherently dangerous. However, paintball is statistically safer than golf or bowling, and that is greatly due to the safety equipment used; namely goggles and barrel socks.

The only way to get permanently injured is by getting shot in the eye. That is why fields are so strict about keeping goggles on when on the playing field. The goggles also work in conjunction with barrel socks, which stop accidental firing of the marker/gun.

The general rule is that EITHER a goggle system OR barrel sock must be on at all times, and sometimes both. When going onto the playing field, all masks must be on before any barrel socks are removed. When coming off the field, all barrel socks must go on before masks come off and/or players step off the field. To keep accidents to a minimum, most fields direct players to keep their barrel socks on even after masks are on and players are on the field, and only direct players to remove barrel socks as the game is about to begin.

The barrel sock is also the universal way of showing other players you are out. In bigger games, if a player is simply walking around with his barrel sock off, other players may not know he is out because he can still potentially shoot back. Putting on your barrel socks actively removes you from the game, and when other players ee it on your marker/gun, they know you are out and not to shoot again.

Remember “all socks off until all masks go on, and no masks off until all socks go on” and you will have a fun and safe paintball outing. Plus, you will keep the refs happy and on your side.