Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I become a member/subscribe?
- Click on the 'new member' link on the left menu and
- What are the costs of membership?
What are the requirements to join?
- Membership and participation in all games are FREE unless
Where do you play?
- There are no requirements to join the list other than
being a paintball enthusiast. You may join and participate
in games regardless of age or skill level. We are not
an exclusive club.
- NOTE: Underage paintballers (less than 18 years old):
- Underage paintballers are certainly welcome as members.
However, in order to participate, you must have a
parent or legal guardian present.
Are armbands required?
- We play paintball in non-commercial areas such as Roosevelt
and Arapahoe National Forest. This is commonly referred
to as outlaw paintball (outlaw paintball isn't illegal
like it sounds... outlaw refers to paintball outside commercial
How can I email the list?
- Yes, armbands are standard equipment on the field. Players
need armbands in order to distinguish the opposing team(s).
However, you do not have to purchase the armbands available
on Tunka.com. You are welcome to bring your own armbands
(such as tape) in Lime and Red colors. In some cases,
the host may have tape available to share (but don't count
If you do decide to make your own armbands, please be
sure that they are 2 inches wide in the same colors as
those displayed on Tunka.com. In all cases, the host has
the last word on what is acceptable for his/her game.
- You must first subscribe
- Once you have subscribed, you can reach all members
by sending an email to email@example.com
from the subscribed email address.
- How do I unsubscribe?
I'd like to help promote Tunka and
the game of paintball in general. How can I help?
- If you'd like to unsubscribe from the list, please update
your membership and uncheck the 'subscribe to list' checkbox.
Do all emails I send to the list
have to be about paintball events?
- Download, print, and post the promotional flyer on the
- Tell your friends about Tunka.com. Since paintball is
a team sport, others should be happy to find out where
they can find more friends to play.
- Take the opportunity to tell others about Tunka online
on webboards and forums. If you encounter a user in a
forum asking others where to play in the area take the
time to reply the user about Tunka.com.
- Find more suitable fields or contribute to our website
- Host a game, potluck, or whatever else you'd like.
- If you'd like to help in any way, you are always welcome
to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are paintballs safe for the environment?
- No. You may email the list if you'd like to just meet
new people too. If you have a BBQ, party, or get-together
you may want to include fellow paintballers too. The
only PROHIBITED subjects are advertisements.
We don't live in Boulder, CO. Can
we still join?
- Yes. Paintballs are made entirely of non-toxic water
soluble food ingredients. The outer shell is gelatin based
(ingredient used to make gummy bears) and the inner base
filling is polyethelyne glycol (inert ingredient in cough
syrup) thickened with crayon wax. Food dye is used to
dye the colorful paintballs you may have seen. Because
paintballs are made of food ingredients, they are biodegradable.
- The only real kind of pollution paintballs can have
on the environment is color pollution; however paintball
remenants will dissolve and wash away the next time it
rains or snows. Color pollution can be minimized by using
paintball colors that blend in a natural environment such
as green paintballs instead of hot pink paintballs for
Is it legal to play paintball on
- Yes, of course. Tunka does not represent Boulder, CO
in any way nor is it exclusive to residents of Boulder.
Boulder, CO is referenced throughout the site for the
sole purpose of organizing game events around a physical
Who can host a game?
- Yes. National forest lands are open to firearms and
hunting (paintball markers fall under firearms... arguably).
Presuming you follow all national forest regulations,
you should have no problems with any law enforcement officers
who decide to stop by (and you will encounter this sooner
or later since a concerned motorist driving by or neighboor
will eventually give them a call). To-date of this writing,
we've had two such instances with law enforcement checking
up on us of which neither occured in any violations (we
resumed play). Be sure to follow all national forest regulation
and carry a map with you (and of course be sure that you
really are on your map where you think you are). Contact
your local Forest Service Station and find out all the
rules that apply to you! Paintball on vast fields of national
forest is quite an experience! Don't pass it up.
Where can I find directions to
- Any individual member of Tunka may host a game provided
he/she is 18 or older. A small group of members such as
a team may also do it.
I am a business owner. What are
the advertising rules on Tunka.com?
- Check the 'playing fields' link on the left menu. If
you can't find it there, try the forum. If it's not there
either, email the admin
- We currently display ads by Google AdSense at the
bottom of most pages so this is one way.
- If you have an exclusive special that you'd like to
extend to Tunka members, you may also request that it
be posted on the 'special offers' page at the link on
the left menu
- If you participate in the forum regularly, it is commonly
acceptable to use a few lines in your signature as a
signature/ad. Keep in mind that this is a very gray
area and any post that was posted for merely the purpose
of an ad will be deleted. Posting ads in threads can
be disruptive to the forum if not done in a tactful
manner. If you'd like to keep your post on the thread,
be sure to do it gracefully.
- You can post your link free in the 'other links' section
on the left menu
- We are open to other advertising methods. Please email
the admin if you have questions.