Colors and Layers: What to Wear for Laser Tag
- Wear dark-colored clothes. Light colors will make you stand out and turn you into an easier target. (Hopefully your dandruff won’t show up as tiny little flakes in the UV lights!)
- Wear comfortable shoes – ladies, that means no sandals and definitely no heels! Sneakers are your best bet, although boots will also work well, especially if they are dark colors.
- Dress in layers. This is important if you are like me and feel like you’re in the arctic when you walk past the frozen meats section at the grocery store. The laser tag arena can be cold initially, but it does get VERY hot as you start running (oops! Did I say running, I meant walking) around. Those of you who naturally have good insulation can skip this step.
You will sweat a lot, and the last thing you need is to fall over or feel ill in the middle of a game. Drink water before you go and bring a bottle of water with you if you have one.
Laser Tag Strategies: Defensive Techniques
- Learn the layout quickly. It helps to know the spots that offer a good vantage point but also give you some cover at the same time. Remember, though: safe can be boring. So if you haven’t really seen anyone after 30 seconds, MOVE!
- If you see someone taking aim and you cannot duck, try to turn sideways. They have less of a chance of hitting your sensors if you are not facing them full on.
- Walk like a crab, i.e. sideways. It should give you the greatest protection. Don’t forget to keep moving. Just standing in one place looking around is a sure way to get tagged by more experienced players.
- Upper levels are good for shooting down at unsuspecting questers. Again, this can get boring after a while, but I find it’s a good way for me to catch my breath for a minute. Full disclosure: I do not exercise so I am not the fittest person on earth.