Paintball is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Take paintball arms against a sea of troubles with today's Groupon to Insane Paintball, which is conveniently located downtown and has open playing hours Friday through Sunday. Insane Paintball's sizable facility plays host to multiple indoor and outdoor fields, as well as a 3,500-square-foot on-site retail store. Though the indoor facilities will close for renovations on November 1, eager paint slingers needn't wait to start shooting their 500 pigment pellets; add extra color to the autumnal shift by using today's Groupon for a day of play al fresco play. Turn your opponents into works of abstract expressionist art as you crawl through fallen leaves, weave in and out of trees, and scale the fort field's four two-story and 10 one-story buildings. Before marching to the battlefield, suit up with a chest protector, mask, marker, and compressed air tank, and throw some Keebler cookies in your pockets to easily recruit woodland creatures to your defense force.
- Insane paintball is the best paintball field and store in the history of Chattanooga. I've been playing there on and off since opening day, and have played there very regularly for the last 2 years or so, and only after moving out of the Chattanooga area have I realized how exceptional a facility it is. – The Inflicted, PBReview
- AWESOME pro shop, never seen anything like it, it looks like something out of a movie… – icd guy, PBReview
"Tread softly," say players on Insane Paintball’s outdoor forts course. No matter how careful you are on the ground, opponents likely lurk atop the field’s 14 one- and two-story buildings, waiting to strike on the unsuspecting players below. More buildings tower above the wooded field, where teams can take cover behind mounds and old, paint-splattered cars.
Those pellets fire from Insane Paintball’s semi-automatic rental guns, part of gear packages that include face masks and compressed-air bottles. Snacks await players after long stretches of recreational, scenario, or tournament games, as do shopping sprees inside an on-site 3,500-square-foot retail store. Besides stocking new gear, the store hosts certified technicians, who repair malfunctioning equipment such as guns that only let players load crayon nubs.