Staying Safe In the Thick of ThingsStaying Safe In the Thick of Things

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Staying Safe In the Thick of Things

When I was a kid, I loved to watch extreme sports. I never imagined that it would become my career, but these days, I spend a fair amount of time outside. Unfortunately, driving my bike off of steep hills and trying to jump between buildings hasn't always been good for my body. I have had 16 broken bones, and I want everyone to know that you can have a great time while staying safe. My website is dedicated to helping other people learn about the intricacies of extreme sports, and why it is important to wear protective gear each and every time.

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4 Perks of Outfitting Your Paintball Course with Inflatables

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.  

Fully Customizable

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.