Hurlburt Field noticed a trend happening around the surrounding local area that was slowly becoming more popular. The sport of paintball. They had the land and they had permission to create the fields. It may seem odd to some that it's located on a military installation, however the military have used similar tactics and training tools to better hone their skills. This also provides a great sport for family and friends to get together and have some fun. Now onto the field information.
The speedball field consists of two field's which are built with make-shift bunkers of old cable spools and large aluminum style canisters as well as old barrels. Even with the hand-me down style the field still provides a lot of enjoyment for all types of players. However one of the drawbacks of the fields are that they rest in a levy like ditch which consists more of sand than dirt. So if you have a low-end gun this could create a problem for some.
The woodsball field is rather small but has some interesting stuff scattered through-out. You'll find a few old tents and a run down truck which make some interesting bunkers and pretty descent play for scenario games.
The rental gear isn't to bad for the price however don't expect top of the line guns, they use standard Tipmann 98 customs that have seen more time in the sand than I did when I was deployed in the desert. However 9 out of 10 times the guns are perfect for the amateur player who just took his first big step onto the playing fields. As for the guns not being chronographed thats not completely true however they don't check player's guns as often as they should.
The staff that works is pretty well knowledgeable when it comes to fixing or repairing guns and always have a great attitude to newcomers. In conclusion this field although not top of the line still provides a great weekend release. If you're new to the game or just like small fields then I highly recommend this field. If you're looking for tournament style playing field's then time to keep searching. Until next time, always check your ball's and keep your head low. -Adam R.
Last edited on Wednesday, January 28th, 2004 at 1:57 pm PST