Many people have this question in mind: Do gel ball blasters hurt?
Gel Blasters Introduction
What are gel blasters and what makes them different?
Many people compare gel gun blasters with paintballs because they both shoot ammo that bursts upon impact. Both gel balls and paintballs are non-toxic and generally safe to use. However, the big difference is that paintballs are bigger and heavier than gel blaster balls, which means they cause more pain upon impact. They can even leave welts on bare skin, which is why paintball markers are never meant to be used without proper protective clothing.
Gel blasters, on the other hand, do not require protective clothing–only safety goggles. While it is advisable to wear long sleeves and pants while playing with gel blasters, it is not a strict guideline because gel blaster balls do not cause that much pain–unlike paintballs. These gel blaster balls burst upon impact, leaving behind only water residue, which will evaporate right away. Innovative gel blasters shoot water-based gel balls or beads that are environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-staining.
Do Gel Blasters Hurt?
Gel blaster balls are super absorbent polymer water beads. They are delivered to your house as dry, tiny beads that you have to soak in water before using. They can grow 5 to 20 times their original size in as little as four hours. Once they do, they are a bit soft and squishy, much like orbeez.
So, the question is: does getting hit with gel ball blasters hurt? Just like any projectile, these gel balls can sting upon impact–but only slightly. Users have reported that they feel like a rubber band snapping on the skin more than anything.
How Much Do Gel Blasters Hurt?
As we've mentioned earlier, gel blasters hurt only cause a slight sting that won’t interfere with having fun. Most people may not even feel it because they’re too busy having fun shooting each other with water beads.
It’s also worth noting that a gel blaster bead can hurt more when it hits sensitive parts of one’s body. For example, a shot to the neck can sting far more than one to the leg. Nevertheless, the pain is still mostly negligible. If you're still concerned, wearing long sleeves and pants can help lessen the sting.
How to Make Every Gel Blaster Game Safe?
While gel blasters do not cause significant pain, improper use can make them dangerous. The number one rule when using a gel blaster is to always wear eye protection. Each one of our gel blaster packs comes with protective eyewear. But if you want extra protection, we recommend wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and sneakers while playing.
When very young children are involved in gel blaster games, parental supervision is also highly crucial.
By now, the answer is clear: gel blasters can hurt–but only by a little bit. The pain is mostly so minor that you may not even have time to notice it. The sting is enough to make the game exciting, but definitely not enough to cause serious harm as long as you use your gel blaster properly.
Therefore, if you’re ready for some safe and clean fun, check out our best gel blaster as your next weapon.