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What is Splatball?

Splatball is a low impact product that shoots round color filled Ammo resulting in a Splat. The Ammo is 100% biodegradable, non toxic, non staining, and easily washes away with water. The splattballs are shot at a velocity of 110-150 feet per second. At this speed, you can see the Ammo in the air before you see the satisfaction of your Splat. Splatball was engineered so kids could easily load, cock, and fire. The markers are also very light, yet sturdy, and easy for kids to handle.

What does it feel Like to Get Hit?

This is the number one question players and parents are concerned with. Splattballs have been engineered with a special formulation that breaks on impact at low speeds. Comparably – a paintball travels at close to 300 feet per second.

In addition, the Ammo is roughly 1/3rd the size of a normal .68 caliber paintball, so the energy that is in Splatball Ammo is significantly less than that of a paintball. The advantage of Splatball Ammo is that it breaks on contact. Unlike airsoft, the Splatball Ammo breaks and spreads it energy, this decreases the pain of being hit. Breaking dispels the energy in the ball over a larger surface area, decreasing the energy in one specific spot.

The gelatin shell of JT Splatball Ammo will have a low impact break and is not painful. You will feel impact, but it doesn’t “hurt” – some say it feels like a minor rubber band snap. The Splatball Ammo was designed with the same intent as the highest quality tournament paintball.

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