ASTM-F2278 Standard Test Method for Evaluating Paintball Barrier Netting

Show Complete Document History

Document Center Inc. is an authorized dealer of ASTM standards.
The following bibliographic material is provided to assist you with your purchasing decision:

Standard Test Method for Evaluating Paintball Barrier Netting



Changes from the previous issue

A redline edition is available for this document, with all changes visible. Ask Document Center Inc. for more information.


1.1 This test method is designed to evaluate paintball barrier netting that may be used to delineate playing fields, chronograph areas, target ranges, and other “goggle-on” areas of an active paintball site. An apparatus is suggested to evaluate paintball barrier netting in a laboratory. On site testing does not require such an apparatus.

1.2 This standard is designed to be used in conjunction with Guide F2184.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard; the inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This method is performed to evaluate if paintball barrier netting will prevent an intact paintball or shell fragments exceeding 3 by 5 mm (0.118 by 0.197 in.) from passing through the netting.

4.2 This test method provides accurate results about the current effectiveness of the test specimen when field-tested in an existing installation. Laboratory results are particularly useful for testing the relative effectiveness of multiple test specimens.

4.3 The results stemming from the use of this test method may be used to evaluate the effectiveness of paintball barrier netting represented by the test specimen for use in delineating “goggles-on” areas found at paintball playing fields.

4.4 The base procedure outlined below is applicable to “field-testing.” Additional requirements for “laboratory” testing are noted.


paintball; paintball barrier netting; paintball markers; paintball sports;; ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.07 (Sports Equipment and Facilities; Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Amusement Rides and Devices; Snow Skiing)

To find similar documents by classification:

97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment Including equipment for mountaineering, football, tennis, swimming, diving, etc. Personal flotation devices (life jackets), see 13.340.70 Small craft, see 47.080)

This document comes with our free Notification Service, good for the life of the document.

This document is available in either Paper or PDF format.

Document Number


Revision Level




Modification Type


Publication Date

Jan. 1, 2019

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number