Figuring out how to give your clients the most fun per square feet is tricky business when operating a paintball course, and if you're not careful, the quest for the perfect course can cost thousands. The easy way to set up a course that is perfect in every way is by using inflatable obstacles to keep your customers guessing and coming back to see this week's configuration. Here are four reasons why inflatable obstacles are perfect for any paintball course.
Set Up Anywhere
Whether you're in the middle of a desert or have to slog through the Everglades to get to your course, once you there, you're guaranteed to be able to set up your course exactly where you want it. This is a distinct disadvantage over relying on trees or foliage to provide obstacles since your inflatables will never change, unlike if something like an accident or a lightning strike were to hit a tree in your course.
Believe it or not, inflatables are actually more cost-effective than building a wooden course using traditional methods, regardless of how you do it. This cost savings is twofold. First, an inflatable course is more likely to last through the season than a wooden setup, since the vinyl inflated material absorbs shock better than brittle, hard wood. Second, the labor savings are obvious, since all it takes is a few minutes with an air pump to erect an inflatable course, as opposed to hours of measuring, cutting, and hammering to get a wooden course just right.
Unless you invest a relatively huge sum of money in a pressure treated course, your wooden structures are going to be susceptible to rotting, which can cause a course to look dilapidated and run down after as little as one season. With an inflatable course, you just need to give the vinyl a good scrub with some cleaner, water, a sponge, and some disinfectant when the pieces begin to lose their youth.
Perhaps the best part about an inflatable course is that nothing is ever set in stone, meaning you can change your course to offer your customers something new every week, or even every day if you so desire. The sky is the limit when it comes to designs, whether you want to go for a wide open, rural-style course one day or a densely packed urban course the next.
Picking out what features you want on your paintball course can be expensive, time consuming, and stressful if you choose to use wood or other permanent materials. Inflatable obstacles give you the freedom to customize your course in terms of permanence and design, giving you endless options for less money than a traditional course.