September 30, 2014
Archery Tag at G-Force Karts!
At G-Force Karts, we constantly evolve our business in order to offer the most exciting, adrenaline packed and unique entertainment activities in Richmond. Whether you’re a racing fanatic, a paintball marksman, or a lasertag adventurer, there’s a thrill for you at G-Force!
Today, we are super excited to announce our newest experience: Archery Tag!
Here’s How to Play
So what is Archery Tag? Simply put, it’s a high-octane take on dodgeball, and is very much what it sounds like. Much like in your dreams, you get to shoot your friends with arrows. (note: The arrows are foam tipped and completely safe).
The archery based battle takes place much like dodgeball, where two teams start on opposite sides of our indoor arena. Once we say “GO!,” you run towards a bin stocked with arrows, and the madness beings. Each team vies to shoot the opposing players, and once you get hit…you move quickly to the side of the arena. With cover behind inflatable bunkers on both sides of the field, shots must be strategically placed in order to have an effect. The challenge ends when only one man (or woman!) is left standing. Simple right? Not so fast! In the spirit of dodgeball, if you catch an opposing arrow, you can tag back in one of your previously knocked out team mates, and the fun continues!
Safety First, Of Course!
Archery Tag® Arrows are 100% safe and absolutely non-painful when used with Archery Tag® Bows. We will not allow outside bows to be brought in or used. We require players to wear safety equipment and follow safety procedures similar to paintball when playing Archery Tag. Participant safety at G-Force, whether behind the wheel or behind the mask, is a no-compromise affair!
Our Official Launch of Archery Tag
Hang tight. We’ve ordered all our bows and arrows, and will test all the equipment in the coming weeks to make sure we are 100% ready to launch. Once we are ready, we will make an announcement and let the games begin! We plan to roll out Archery Tag leagues and might even run “Unlimited Nights” for Archery Tag, depending on how intense our demand is during the week.
As always, if you have questions about how to play Archery Tag or if you are interested in talking about an upcoming birthday party or corporate event involving Archery Tag, contact G-Force Karts online or call us at (804) 228-0188. Experience the Thrill of Racing (and now Archery Tag) at G-Force Karts, Richmond’s elite entertainment venue.
September 8, 2014
G-Force Karts needs your help to get to the top!
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re already hooked on the pulse-pounding thrill ride that is the G-Force Experience. Who can blame you? With insanely fast go-karts, an awesome lasertag arena and Richmond’s only indoor paintball course, we’ve got your fix!
So return the favor, and leave us a review on TripAdvisor!
If you’ve never used TripAdvisor before, prepare to be hooked! TripAdvisor is a phenomenal resource for traveling. It contains reviews for hotels, taxi services, restaurants, attractions, and more – basically all the stuff you’d want to know if you were on a trip out of town or looking for new things to do around Richmond.
We recently asked our fans via social media and email to to give us some honest reviews online, and with the help of all our recent reviews, we’ve climbed up into the top 10 highest rated things-to-do in Richmond! We can’t thank you guys enough for your support!
We’re going to be honest though – just like the high-speed racers on our track, we want to get to the #1 pole position.
If you’re as big of a fan of what we do as we hope, take a minute, sign up for TripAdvisor, and let us know what you think! Not only will this help to share the G-Force Experience, but it will also provide valuable insight into the things we are doing well and the things you’d like to see improved. We know we aren’t perfect, but man… we’d like to be!
Head over to the G-Force TripAdvisor page and let us know what you think of G-Force. With your help, we can get to that #1 Pole Position for things to do in Richmond!
July 18, 2014
Ever wanted to share the G-Force experience with a friend or loved one, or show a rookie the tracks? With G-Force’s new 2-seat go kart, you can!
G-Force Stands Atop the Karting World
We are super excited, honored and proud of our standing as one of the only indoor tracks in the United States to offer a two seater kart! There are hundreds of indoor karting tracks nationwide, but Sodi saw fit to test these products right here in Richmond, at G-Force Karts. If that doesn’t tell you what G-Force is all about, nothing will!
The “Sodi 2-Drive” Go Kart
The two seater kart, known as the “Sodi 2-Drive” is ideal for younger, newer drivers and as a great training tool for racers too young to drive on their own (hey dad… get that young’en ready now, man!).
Our Sodi 2- Drives allows younger drivers to experience the thrill, speed and feel of indoor karting, while offering the driver the ability to restrict the passengers ability to have any real impact on turning, speed or performance. These karts are state of the art, featuring vented disc brakes, huge, beefy axles, and 4-point restraint system. If you so choose, we can enable steering from either the driver or the passenger side, but from what we’ve seen so far…we will likely not activate the passenger side all that often.
These Karts Fly!
Even though the Sodi 2-Drive is purpose built as a training kart, it’s still got a ton of power under the hood! They easily maintain the same speed and control as our other karts.
G-Force has always been on the cutting edge of innovation in the world of karting. We’ve always experimented with new equipment, racetrack configurations, karts, and anything that might improve your overall experience and racing performance.
Stop in, take a test drive in these unique double seat karts, and help G-Force usher in the next generation of high performance go kart racing! Please contact G-Force Karts online with any questions on our two seater karts, or call us at (804) 228-0188. As always… “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at Richmond’s best indoor karting track, G-Force Karts!
June 13, 2014
At G-Force Karts, we’re proud of our standing as an indoor karting industry leader! For over 13 years, we’ve maintained a standard of excellence in product, experience and customer care that few nationwide can claim.
Our high speed, gas powered karts deliver an exciting and intense racing experience, but we don’t stop there. With indoor paintball and laser tag, G-Force in Richmond offers three intense activities that will surely keep your heart pumping.
That being said, we are always looking to improve upon your overall experience. As new technologies emerge and new indoor experiences arise, we stay hungry to maintain our position in your mind as the go-to source for indoor excitement in Virginia.
It’s lonely at the top, but hey, we like it that way!
With Success Comes Competition
With success comes competition! “Me too” karting places are popping up all over the country to compete for a piece of the large indoor karting market, and Richmond is no exception. Since indoor karting hit the United States about 18 years ago, the industry continues to see an influx of new karting tracks. In fact, almost 100 indoor karting facilities operate in the United States in 2014, and that number continues to grow.
Some of these new tracks are run very well by folks who know karting and racing inside and out, while other tracks struggle. It all depends on ownership. At G-Force, our ownership team has 13+ years of tweaking, experimenting, and improving our facility.
Just like anything worth doing for a living, it takes several years to truly understand your product or service. Indoor karting is no exception. Experts say it takes 10,000 hours to truly master something. We can say with confidence: we have truly mastered the art of indoor karting!
Competition Breeds Innovation
With new competition comes creativity, innovation, and a need to constantly adapt and improve our product and experience. At G-Force, we embrace the need to constantly improve, hence over the past few years we’ve added new karts, updated our indoor karting track, added new barriers, removed our inflatables in favor of our hugely popular indoor paintball, re-modeled our lounge area, and improved the all around customer experience.
Sleep tight in knowing we’ve got some big improvements coming that will change everything you thought you knew about G-Force Karts. Enough said for now…
Even with all the improvements and upgrades, we never lost sight of what is truly important to our long standing success and reputation: Your Customer Experience! We pride ourselves on maintaining an extremely high standard in racing excellence, which shows in our enormous membership base, high membership renewal rates and repeat business. Truth is, if you didn’t appreciate the value and overall experience of what we offer, you wouldn’t come back!
Adjustable Pedals, Seats and Weights
In keeping with theme of the overall customer experience, we do offer a few racing options at G-Force that few indoor tracks nationwide can claim.
First, we provide an 8 minute race experience for every race. This is HUGE for us! Many karting tracks will charge the same amount as G-Force per race, but only give you a 5-6 minutes of actual racing time. We could certainly do the same thing, and we’d probably make more money, but you, as our customer, ultimately would feel slighted. It’s in our best interest to run 8 minute races. Trust us: if you haven’t raced here before, 8 minutes on a high speed indoor kart track like G-Force seems like 30 minutes!
Next, we really feel strongly that adjustable settings on our karts are an absolute must in order to customize the racing experience for each racer. When you sit in one of our gas powered high speed karts, you can adjust both your pedals and your seat, so that you can ride as comfortably as possible at high speeds.
We also counter-balance (ie weight balance) our karts for the more competitive racers. If a trophy or even just bragging rights are on the line, you want an equal playing field. We can add or remove weight from your kart so that you and your buddy/challenger are on equal footing. For our popular events like ironman challenges and enduro races, weight balancing is crucial.
How Can We Improve Your Experience?
While we know we could rest on our laurels as an undisputed karting leader, we won’t do that. That is not what got us here and that is not how we will continue to dominate the indoor karting market.
That being said, we welcome your feedback! How can we improve your experience? If you’ve raced at other tracks, how do they compare to G-Force? Did they offer any special value, experience or thrill that we could consider also?
You, our core customer, are our top priority. Let us know how we can continue to deliver an excellent racing, paintball and lasertag experience, and we will never stop looking for ways to improve.
Call us anytime and let us know how we’re doing! Call (804) 228-0188 or contact G-Force Karts online. Regardless of whether you’re new to karting or a seasoned vet, know that you can truly “Experience the Thrill of Racing” at G-Force Karts!
May 7, 2014
Summer is quickly approaching! While we’re sure you’ve got a few things lined up for your kids already, we’ve got something in store for you for this summer that will make it the best yet: Our new summer camp! 5 straight days of the G-Force Experience – what kid could ask for more?
Our new summer camp will offer a variety of activities for your kids to enjoy. On top of the hallmarks of the G-Force experience, which includes tons of racing, paintball and lasertag, we’ll also be mixing in water balloon contests, Nintendo competitions, tie-dye t-shirt making events, movies, and much more! We’ll provide lunch at noon, and snacks/drinks all day long to our campers – so no need to pack any food! We’re able to cater to children’s special dietary needs as well.
Our week long summer camps will be hosted on the week of July 14th, July 21st, August 18th and August 25th. The camps run Monday to Friday, and the fun begins each day at 8:00 AM and goes until 5pm! If you have a work conflict and can’t make it on time for pick up, just let us know – We are flexible and are happy to work out special accommodations.
If you are interested in taking on the G-Force Experience at the G-Force Summer Camp, you’ll need to sign up as soon as possible. There are only 12 spots open each week and just like our racers, they will go fast!
You can find all of the details about the G-Force Summer Camp here, and if you have any questions feel free to contact us, or call us at 804-228-0188!
We are looking forward to helping 4 groups of kids Experience The Thrill of Racing this summer… at our brand new Summer Camp at G-Force Karts!
April 21, 2014
Pumped for Race Weekend? We are too! But just like everything else at G-Force, we like to turn it all the way up to 11 – so we’re making this weekend even more extreme by offering a SWEET deal on Race Day!
This Saturday, we’re giving you the keys to the facility! From 10am to 5pm for only $75 (with reservation), you’ll have the whole G-Force Experience open to you. Whether you want to race your heart out on the track, tackle our jungle-themed lasertag course, or experience the intense, one-of-a-kind thrill of our indoor paintball arena, we’ve got you covered with unlimited access. Additionally, our Race Day crew will have access to the party room to cool off and relax between races and rounds. We’re going to cap this event at 75 people to make sure everyone gets their money’s worth – so make sure to call ahead and reserve your spot ASAP!
As always, the super karts will be available to those qualified to race them – and days like these are a great way to get your qualification done if you haven’t already. If you’re not qualified yet though, no worries! Our regular adult karts are still incredibly fast. Put them on our recently redesigned track, and you’ve got all the ingredients you need for a Race Day adrenaline rush!
Contact us online or call us at (804)228-0188 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions. We’ll see you on Race Day!
March 18, 2014
OH… you didn’t know? You better ask somebody!!!!
The pure rush, intensity and excitement you feel when race, play paintball or lasertag at G-Force Karts in Richmond is an authentic and genuine experience unlike anything else! (more…)
February 18, 2014
If you are reading this, you probably already know that G-Force Karts is known throughout Richmond for our incredibly high powered indoor karts, Jungle-themed lasertag arena, and Richmond’s only indoor paintball experience!
What you might not know is why we run gasoline powered go karts, in comparison with the option of running electric go karts. Just like with your automobile, there can be a substantial difference in how a gas kart vs. electric kart rides, feels, performs and lasts. With top Super-Karts speeds of up 45 miles per hour, all of our huge fleet of gasoline powered karts will truly test your ability to skillfully navigate a well oiled machine around an indoor race track laced with hairpin turns! That being said, both gas and electric karts are, without question, tons of fun. However, for us, there are some key sticking points as to why, just like the big boys in Nascar or IndyCar, we choose to run gas powered karts!
January 21, 2014
There is nothing more important to us at G-Force than our members!
Over the last 12 years, we’ve built our indoor karting, lasertag and (new) indoor paintball business on the continued growth and support of our loyal members. The least we can do is show you all how much we value your business and your commitment to G-Force!
November 22, 2013
Ho, ho, ho indeed! Santa Jason came tumbling down the G-Force chimney (or was that the air ventilation duct?) early this year, just to announce our 2013 Holiday Firesale!
After dusting off all the soot, dirt and grime, Santa Jason decided to do something a little different for our Holiday Firesale… and no, it does not involve any of Mrs. Clause’s mischievous friends. (more…)