Unlike thumb wrestling, paintball is adrenaline pumping and doesn't require that ties be settled by a parent in the front seat. Try more colorful combat with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a paintball outing for two at Husker Paintball Adventures in Murray (a $50 value). This deal is valid only for open play on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The paintball outing includes the following for each player:
- Rental of mask and gun
- Unlimited compressed air
- 200 rounds of ammunition
- Unlimited open play
Lush and expansive, Husker Paintball Adventures' many fields of dense woodlands and hilly creek beds form a theater of rainbow-hued war suitable for both dye-scarred veterans and metaphorically green newbies. Before each round, safety-conscious tint tacticians separate the experts from the beginners, provide younger players with a less forceful arsenal, and make thorough sweeps of the field for stray rambos. As paintballing pairs suit up for battle, they are handed chromatic weaponry that complies with Husker's rules that require one shot per trigger pull.
Scurry through woody thickets while avoiding enemy fire whizzing overhead, confident in the knowledge that a restriction on nonfield paint keeps welt-raising, thicker-shelled ammo out of the battle-zone and still allows for a satisfying splatter. Fresh bandoliers of paint pellets are available ($17+ for 500 field-grade rounds) so duos can complete their tribute to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel on the felled logs that constitute their team's home base.
Husker Paintball Adventures
Throughout Husker Paintball Adventures’ rural backcountry speckled with trees and tangled thickets, paintballers explore six battlefields spread across 20 acres and find refuge behind plastic barriers and stacks of timber. After traipsing through creeks and crouching along the low ridges of shallow gullies, players seal their truces with lunch by bringing their grills for a picnic among the spindly trees and garden of organically grown target symbols. In the interest of sportsmanship and making the hobby accessible to everyone, the staff never pits pros against rookies and enforces a 20-foot shooting rule. Safety is also paramount, so they turn down firing velocity on all paintball markers for groups of younger players.