A trip to the paintball field is the only way to treat an itchy trigger finger, outside of expensive rash creams or firing a water gun carved from a cactus. Scratch the itch for vengeance with today’s Groupon to Skyline Paintball in Strasburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a paintball outing for two people (a $90 value).
- For $79, you get a paintball outing for four people (a $180 value).<p>
Each outing includes the following per person: * All-day admission * Gun rental * Thermal goggles * 500 paintballs * Pouch rental * Unlimited air<p>
At Skyline Paintball, marksmen take cover behind walls and obstacles on more than 10 sprawling fields. Paintball guns fire acrylic salvos as sharpshooters crouch among trees, duck into underground tunnels, or quickly paint their family crest onto castle walls. Players trade shots from behind inflatable cover on the Hyperball field and avoid technicolor ammo streaming from the Mars Attacks field’s hovering saucer. As players pull rounds from pouches, thermal goggles battle condensation to keep eyes free for spying opponents or the scenic views of Shenandoah Valley. Meanwhile, trained staff members referee each battle or tussle over who can make the most convincing “pyew pyew” noise with his or her mouth.
Hidden among Strasburg's thicket of spindly trees, patchy grass, and dirt fields, castles and wooden forts stand strong while flying saucers hint of an alien invasion. This is all part of Skyline Paintball's battlefield landscape, which includes thirteen fields such as Mars Attacks and Frontier Fort. Before slinking through trenches and underground bunkers, players load up on fresh paintballs, sold by Skyline onsite. Refs oversee matches to ensure everyone understands the finer techniques of pointillism and that no one uses a marker that fires faster than 280 feet per second. Less experienced players who rent equipment play in separate games from more experienced players who own their equipment, helping ensure games are evenly matched. Players can walk on during open play each Saturday and Sunday during which up to 20 players can sling rainbows of paint throughout strategy-laden matches.