To be a professional at gel balling, you’ve got to be on top of your game! Gel balling is a fun and competitive sport to play with friends and family, but if you want to show off your skills, you've got to up your game in the right ways. Let's show you some methods to ensure that you are matching the pros while getting the most out of this great game.
Practice Your Shooting Skills
It sounds obvious, but practice makes perfect. The best way to start practising is to start doing it at home and invest in a premium gel blaster. At GBU, we offer a variety of great gel ball blasters that can suit your needs and your dexterity. If you want to master your shot, you've got to practice the basics first, and this means firing with precision. When firing a gel ball, make sure you stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, bend your knees, and keep your arms away from the body, breathing slowly as you squeeze the trigger.
Watch Other People's Techniques
Playing gel ball can be difficult for any newcomer, so if you want to improve your skills quickly, you've got to invest your time in the world of gel blasting. Look at the top gel blasters around the world and break down their strategies and tactics. It's not just about firing after all it's about the terrain the battle is played on. Taking a deep dive online and watching videos of people playing the game is a great way for you to increase your skill set.
Understanding the Different Types of Gel Ball Guns
There are a wide variety of gel ball guns on the market. Choosing the right one for you can help you specialise in a specific set of tactics. In essence, there are two different types of gel ball guns:
- Single shots, which are similar to a sniper rifle and are more useful in open spaces.
- Multi-shots, which are similar to a machine gun, but shoot multiple balls at once, albeit with a shorter range.
Choosing the right type of weapon for the arena makes a massive difference. Getting to grips with the type of weapon that suits your skills and the terrain will give you a better chance of winning in gel ball.
Understand the Different Modes
Rather than just randomly firing gel balls at another team, if you want to be serious about gel balling, there are three main modes, and learning the intricacies of each game can help you increase your gel ball skills infinitely:
- Capture the flag, where teams split up into an even number of sides. The objective is to steal the opponent's flag without being shot by your nemesis and return it to your base.
- Free-for-all, similar to a death match, you can kill or be killed, and the person with the most kills at the end of the time limit is considered the winner.
- Team battle, where the team or individual with the most amount of kills is the winner.
With each objective comes subtle levels of teamwork, solo play, and being a master of warfare. We all love to play war, and if you really want to get an edge on an opponent, you've got to develop an extra tactical mindset with each of these games. The Art of War by Sun Tzu states that “every battle is won before it is fought,” but of course when it comes to gel blasting, there may be a little bit of leeway in this wise old philosophical term, especially in the free-for-all!
Getting Physically Ready
In order to be a success at gel ball, you've got to ensure you have the stamina. As fun as it is, if you are someone that's on the wrong side of 30, you may find yourself ill-equipped for some of the rigours of gel balling in a competitive setting. Ensure that you are ready for the extreme exercise that comes with gel balling by developing that stamina and endurance, but also make sure that you know how to be physically adept, as this will make a massive difference, and you can get the best results. Of course, this is nothing without being prepared mentally. When it comes to the long rounds that come with gel balling you've got to be mentally adept.
It is an incredibly arduous, but exciting game. Improving your gel ball skills is something that doesn't happen overnight, it comes with practice, perfection, and a lot of play.