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Do gel ball blasters hurt?

Let's get to the first question on everyone's mind: Do gel ball injectors hurt?

First off – what exactly is a gel blaster?

What are gel sprays and how are they different?

Gel blasters fire projectiles for fun and entertainment purposes. But unlike paintballs, these revolutionary water bead shooters fire water-based gel balls or beads that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and non-polluting.

These Gel Blaster balls burst upon impact, leaving only water as a residue, which evaporates instantly. In other words, Gel Blasters are also similar to Water Blasters, except they're more fun and exciting to play.

Can Gel Shockers Hurt You When Getting Shocked?

Gel Blaster Balls are super absorbent polymer beads. They come to your house as small, dry beads that you have to soak in water before you can play with them. In just four hours, they can grow 100 to 1,000 times their original size. Once grown, they are a little soft and sticky, much like orbeez.

So, here's the question: Does getting hit by a gel ball explosion hurt?

Like any projectile, these gel balls sting on impact -- but only a little. Users noticed that they felt like a rubber band snapped against the skin.

How much damage does GEL BLASTER do?

As we said before, GEL BLASTER only hurts a little; the slightest sting doesn't detract from the fun. Most people probably don't even feel it because they're too busy enjoying bead shooting each other.

It's also worth noting that when the gel blasting beads hit sensitive parts of the body, they do more damage. For example, a shot in the neck stings more than a shot in the leg. Still, pain is almost negligible. If you're still concerned, wearing long pants and a long-sleeved shirt can help reduce some of the sting.

Do gel blasters hurt more than paintballs?

Many people compare gel blasters to paintballs because the rounds they fire all explode on impact. Both gel balls and paintballs are non-toxic and generally safe to use. The biggest difference, however, is that paintballs are larger and heavier than gel blasting balls, which means they cause more pain on impact. They can even leave scars on exposed skin, which is why paintball markers should never be used without proper protective clothing.

Gel blasting balls, on the other hand, don't require protective clothing -- just goggles. While it is recommended to wear long sleeves and long pants when playing Gel Blaster, this is not a strict guideline, as Gel Blaster balls do not cause as much pain - unlike paintball.

Please take a moment to learn more about Gel Blaster vs. Paintball!


While gel blasters do not cause significant pain, improper use can make them dangerous. The first rule of using a gel blaster is to always wear goggles. Every set of our gel blasters comes with safety goggles, so you're ready to go. However, if you need extra protection, we recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and sneakers while playing.

Parental supervision is also very important for Gel Blasters games involving young children.

Final Thoughts on Whether Gel Blasters Are Harmful

So far, the answer is clear: Gel Blasters do damage -- but only a little bit. Often, the pain is so mild that you may not even have time to notice it. The sting is enough to get the game going, but definitely not enough to cause serious damage as long as you use the gel squirter properly.

So, if you're ready for some clean and safe fun, choose your next weapon from our huge range of gel sprayers.

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