Paintballing has only recently been made legal in Western Australia. Combatants face off against each other using guns filled with paintball pellets and when they've had enough of the messy stuff, they can have a go at laser skirmish.
Xtreme Leisure has just opened Perth's first indoor paintballing centre where people 13 years and over can have a go at this latest sports craze, indoors and out.
Participants are divided into two teams which face each other across a wide indoor battleground that is scattered with inflatable objects players can hide behind.
At the sound of the referee's whistle, the teams run to the middle of the room, using the obstacles for protection and try to shoot their opponents. A player surrenders with arms raised once hit and returns to a protected zone behind their goal. The game is won by the team with the last person standing and who can collect a flag from the middle of the room and place it on the opposing team's home net. Games can take from one to many minutes, depending on the skills of the players, who all wear overalls and protective masks.
The aim is to outwit your opponent by not only firing the paintball directly at them, but also using the obstacles to deflect shots onto opposing players.
Malaga in Perth, WA
Xtreme Leisure costs $30 per person for around two hours. Safety gear, a special paintball gun and 200 paintballs are supplied. More balls can be purchased. Paintballing and Laser Skirmish run year round. Minimum age is 13 and closed, non-slip shoes are compulsory.
Laser games start every 20 minutes and cost $10 for one game and $18 for two games.
The centre is open on weekdays from 4-10pm and weekends 10am-10pm.
Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.
Xtreme Leisure Paintball and Laser
299 Victoria Road, Malaga
Phone: (08) 9248 2222
Fax: (08) 9248 2588