|On an different note, I think that I had one of the best commercial paintball field experiences of my life today.|
Please, do tell.
Ok, This will be from memory, during class, so I will probably miss stuff.
1. The field owner was super nice. When we first arrived, he came out to greet our group. This continued throughout the day. He went to each group of players to ask them how they liked the field and how their experience was going.
2. The owner, Cliff, raffled off a case of paint and two jerseys during lunch. He also had each player make a guess as to how many paintballs were in a water cooler jug. (I was way off)
3. Great reffing for a rec ball field. Cliff and what I assume was his son were constantly doing paint checks. They also carried rags and wiped down players between rounds.
4. This did not really apply to me as I have done this once or twice, but he charges a little more for a rental player to play. However, that rental player gets a new mask (an entry level mask) to keep as part of the deal. When they come back for their next rental, they get a discount. I have never worn a rental mask, but they look nasty. I also know that the treatment they get between days is a hose. I also saw Cliff pick up a rental players mask between rounds and cleaned it up really nice for him.
5. This field is does not currently have an airball field. This kinda sucks for me, but I am happy with that because he fields are pretty good. I will link to his webpage at the end. But he has this field that is a pile of dirt mounds that are really close together. I thought I woudl hate it, but I actually really liked it because it is very fast paced and all about moving up the field.
6. I would rather play with intermediate to advanced players. But they do not have enough staff right now to do this. The fields are also large, so two 5 man teams would not work well. BUT, they managed to consistently break up the teams very fairly. I did shoot a good number of rentals, I found myself gun battling good players almost every game.
7. There were alot of old school guns yesterday. I saw a sick quest, an impulse (bleh, but it is still old) a 2k5 timmy, and a great variety of new and old pumps.
8. Ten minutes or less from my house.
A few cons, but I am not really worried about them
-only 2500-3000 air.
-no airball, as previously mentioned
-TERRIBLE low end field paint. Normally I can compensate for inaccurate paint with volume, but the zing just kept chopping. At first, I thought it was my fs8, so I changed the detents, turned my lpr up a bit, and went one more bore size up. But, I borrowed a friend's G6R, and I had the same problem. Maybe the both of use should have overbored more. Btu it seemed like the only place the paint was breaking was in my breech. The easily recognizable yellow zing was bouncing off me all day. I actually had one bounce off my thick head.
A may add a few supplemental posts, but I should really pay attention in class.