Gelball. What is it?
A gel blaster is a toy firearm that shoots small superabsorbent polymer water beads, also known as gel balls. These gel blasters are designed to resemble real-life firearms in appearance but are much lighter in weight. They operate by using an air pump mechanism to propel the gel balls.
Gel ball is a competitive team sport similar to paintball. Players form teams and aim to eliminate opponents by hitting them with the gel balls. It is played worldwide at various skill levels, ranging from beginners trying it out for fun to professional gel ballers who are dedicated to the sport. Gel ball can be a great activity for groups of friends, team-building exercises, or simply for individuals looking for something new and exciting to try.
When played in the right environment, such as gel ball facilities like Challenge Accepted, gel blasters are safe to use. The impact of the gel balls is less intense and messy compared to paintballs, making it a less painful activity. At Challenge Accepted, safety equipment such as protective eyewear and facemasks are provided to ensure a completely safe environment for participants to have fun. This allows players to enjoy the experience without worrying about injuries or spending excessive time cleaning up afterward.
Gelsoft (Low FPS). What is it?
Gelsoft is a variation of Gelball that focuses on providing a safer alternative for younger or new players. The main difference is that Gelsoft blasters are modified or designed to shoot at velocities below 170 feet per second (FPS), which is roughly half the speed of standard Gelblasters. This lower velocity helps to reduce the impact and potential discomfort of being hit by the gel balls.
Low FPS Gelblasters can be purchased as equipment specifically designed to fire below the required speed. Alternatively, existing blasters can be modified by technicians to meet the low FPS requirement. These blasters include pistols, rifles, submachine guns, and shotguns, and they are typically electric-operated rather than gas-powered.
Gelsoft is played in a similar manner to Gelball, with two teams competing against each other. The objective is to eliminate players from the opposing team by hitting them with the gel balls. It is a fun and competitive team sport that can be enjoyed by groups of friends, as a team-building activity, or simply as a new and exciting experience.
While Gelsoft is generally considered safe when played responsibly, it is important to note that the gel balls can cause some discomfort if used in an unsafe manner or at very close range. However, Challenge Accepted takes safety seriously and provides protective eyewear and facemasks for participants. These safety measures help minimize the risk of injury. Additionally, wearing long clothes can offer extra protection if desired.
Overall, Gelsoft offers a fun and engaging sport that combines the excitement of Gelball with reduced impact for younger or less experienced players.