Jonathan Cambre ( Owner/Operator of Basics Paintball LLC ) played paintball for the first time in 1989 and was instantly hooked. He continued to play on a recreational level, and later opened his first paintball field along with his wife Frances ( Basics Tournament Style Paintball 2001 – 2003 ). They now operate Basics Paintball LLC ( 2016 – Present ).
Over the years Jonathan witnessed the rapidly evolving paintball gun technology completely change the face of the game. The advantage of owning your own equipment increased as the technology improved and electronic guns with high rates of fire were introduced to the market. Jonathan observed that the high rate of fire from electronic paintball guns in the hands of regular players with their own equipment was intimidating to new players. He felt that there had to be a better way to introduce new players to the game so that they would not be afraid to play. In years past, Low Impact Paintball was not an option. However, in recent years, creative thinkers within the paintball industry came up with smaller paintballs, paintball guns, and procedures that made it possible. The solution to the problem was finally realized.
With new players in mind, Basics Paintball LLC opened on January 1, 2016. Low Impact Paintball was offered as an option from day 1, making us the first field in the Baton Rouge area to offer Low Impact Paintball. It hurt less and it allowed new paintball players to taste the excitement of authentic paintball without the fear of facing fast shooting electronic paintball guns. Everyone was on a level playing field and their collective experience was greatly enhanced.
On June 6th, 2020, we also became the first field in this area to offer Gellyball for our youngest players. GellyBall is more fun than Nerf and even less impact than Paintball…. Full-Auto Awesomeness at its finest!
Basics Paintball LLC offers GellyBall, Low Impact Paintball, Medium Impact Paintball, and Standard Paintball options for both our private groups and walk on players to ensure that players are able to choose the option that they are most comfortable with. Parties play as a private group at Basics Paintball to ensure the best possible experience!