Fairgrounds Paintball.....no longer around :(
Sherwood Forest..... good times
My first time to the Jungle was about 4 years ago, I hated it. Noobs get targeted by the regulars and the Pros were cheats. I stuck to playing in Central Cali after that. I've recently gotten back into this wonderful sport and the closest fields are Sherwood and the Jungle, so I decided to give it a second try. As many have said the access road is terrible, but in their defense, the road is in the process (however a long one) of being redone completely. My 4Runner had no problems but you rice rocket guys better convince a friend to drive, wouldn't want your expensive exhaust systems scratched to hell. Parking was ample but shady spots were limited, bring a canopy of some kind. I got a bit of a sunburn my the limited exposed skin. The main headquarters was a bit on the small side for the number of players but I have definitely seen worse. Prices made me choke a bit, $20 to get in(not so bad) but another $15 because I brought my own paint?? That sucked and top it off with another(however expected and reasonable) $10 for all day nitro and my day was a bit more than I can afford to do regularly. Maybe cheaper to just buy their paint?? The Swarm was out and acting mostly as refs but a few games I played with and against and the same prevails....... CHEATS. Over all the were a good group off guys and one girl(today) but a few bad apples spoils the whole bunch. Be suspicious of those playing with lots of exposed skin... I think it is a tactic.... paint wipes off of bare skin really easy. I saw alot f it happening during the Beeswax game. I was put down quick that game but didn't mind cause it gave me lots of time to watch them perform..... a treat I will admit. They do now what they are doing out there. They were even good refs.... fair...in the middle of the game with us instead of on the sidelines........helped you out if you were in a jam(my loader ...Evo II... quit feeding and a ref knew what it was immediately and fixed it for me) and enforced the rules flawlessly........ almost got into an ugly fight with some Thuggish type players who thought they could play by their rules. That is standing up for the game..... mad ups fellas. As for the fields.......... boring.... spent most of the time walking, looking for some to shoot, walking, pushing my way through thick brush. For some of you that might be exactly what you are looking for but it was a bit slow for me. When they finally opened what they call speed-ball up nobody but hornets would play. However it almost was a blessing cause I never played a game on these fields with a team larger than 7. But when we did play it was INTENSE.... those hornets were out shooting everyone and had a game plan... where us walk-ons were having a hard time getting organized. On top of it all there was minimal vertical coverage, I played most of those games on my knees.... not my preference given I play BACK. Still way more exciting than their huge woody fields. To sum up and shut up....... I will go back again but only with a group of friends(this time I went solo) and I won't bring my own paint.