Spitball technology has come a long way since its invention in 1982. Initially a spitball was made of saliva-soaked paper and propelled by the combination of an empty pen and breath. In 1999, an important discovery irrevocably altered the spitball landscape. Now spitballs are shot with semi-automatic CO2-powered weapons instead of empty pens. And due to the increasing concern for deforestation, spitballs are made out of a more renewable resource: thin-skinned, paint-filled gel caps. Check out the enormous advancements in spitballs at Pev's Paintball with today’s Groupon.
Whether you've heard stories of epic paint-battles from a friend or watched the Oscar-nominated paintball scene from Saving Private Ryan dozens of times, paintball is one of those sports you've always wanted to try. Luckily, $27 gets you an all-day pass to Pev's Paintball Park, located 30 miles outside DC at 39835 New Road in Aldie, Virginia. With an address number that large, you know it's gotta be a good paintball park. If you’ve ever thought it’d be fun to encroach upon enemy territory in a marine crawl, expertly evade crossfire, and seize the enemy’s sacred flag in glorious victory, now's your chance. A one-on-one fencing battle with the dragon-snake from the Marines ads is not included.
The deal includes everything you need for heart-pumping, sweaty-palmed paintball competition: the entry fee, rental equipment, all-day air, and 500 rounds. Optional items that may be useful include basic army training, two weeks of rations, and a paint-sword for close combat.
The paintball park's sprawling 48 acres contain 14 playing fields and can accommodate up to 500 paintballers on unique battle sites. Feel the surging adrenaline as you race from cover to cover, duking it out in a town with more than 25 buildings, a fortress equipped with three towers, rock fields with caves, spectator-friendly fields, and many more.
Buy a few Groupons to see if you and your friends can precisely reenact the final battle in Starship Troopers, or get the family together for a wonderful day of camaraderie and adventure before you turn on them like Benedict Arnold with direct shots to the back.
- Each time I go there, I leave... exhausted, but grinning happily and reluctant when the park closes. PEVS is a fun place to go to. The refs are fun to talk with, know the rules, make fair calls. – Badger9, PBReview
- This field was worth every mile I travelled during a 4-1/2 hour trip to play at this field. It lived up to everything I have come to expect from the Pev's organization. – 4th Degree, PBReview
- [My husband and his co-workers] played on four different fields - rocks, a town, a fort and random buildings and other large items. They had organized games like Capture the Flag and just plain old elimination. – kendall a., Yelp
When Mike "Pev" Peverill’s teamed up with his brother Todd to build Pev's Paintball from the ground up, his driving force was to grant guests the chance to test their sense of strategy and adventure. This goal is achieved each day on his park's 48 acres of land boasting 16 different themed playing fields dappled with huts, log stacks, and other obstacles. The park is open to paintballers of all skill levels, and all customers receive an orderly safety briefing before they begin play, much like the gentlemanly crumpet and tea parties that prefaced each battle in the Revolutionary War.
Additionally, to ensure that grumbling stomachs don’t give away hiding spots during paint-slinging battles, Pev’s offers a fully stocked and licensed onsite concession offers sustenance for battle-weary players.