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hey_zues69 Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Shockzone Paintball - MUCH better
Smakzone Paintball - MUCH better
Blodgett Paintball Planet- Better
Review: Ok, me and my team went to a tournament hosted by Crowely Ridge last Sat. We went out 2 weeks before to walk the field, which I might add is a wierd assortment of industrial kittylitter chemical tanks and barrels, kinda cool. The speedball fields are on a 20* slope with terraces, I know thats what I thought too... One end is uphill and the other is at a major downhill, the bunkers are not measured, the snake is closer to the uphill than it is to the downhill, but the "Tops" are way closer to the downhill than they are to the uphill... I am used to playing on a nice, level, flat properly groomed 7-man sup'airball field at Shockzone Paintball, me and my teammates thought that this was unacceptable (Also other teams that was there agreed with us...). Now, Jason and his dad are really nice guys, they tried their hardest to make this a good tourney, and it was fun. Safety, obviously not a #1 priority at Crowley, the Chronograph was one of those old ones with the antennas (i thought it was a radio at first :) ) that hardly even worked, it just kept on growling at me "ERRR" is all it would say most of the time... But, the chrono was set-up on a box, 20ft from the staging area with NO NETS OR MASK ON things around! And little kids were walking around, and someon could've gotten hurt bad... They didn't even chrono us! they told us to chrono after everygame, but we were not mediated by a referee to do so, i personally forgot a couple times... The Referees are a whole other story, sure they had on their PBjunkies Ref jerseys, but there were no refs! They just stood there! they wouldn't check anybody! It was quite pathetic... Anyways, we did have fun, As I Said Jason and his Dad are great guys and will try to help you out when they can. And another point is, I hope you have a gun that sips air, they only filled to 2000psi at the max! Luckily i was using a NYX matrix with a Evolve in it...
Now, If you want some good speedball that you can play with about 20 regular players then come to Shockzone Paintball that is 5mi south of Poplar Bluff, MO on 160west right at "Call of the Wild" bar :)
For good Woodsball, come to Smakzone Paintball located right before Patterson, MO on Highway 34 5mi north of Greenville, MO
Crowley Ridge can be a great field if they just cleaned up a bit and got some safety standards down. Worthy of a trip to try em' out at least.
 

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