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tippmannfreak04 Saturday, April 16th, 2005
Period of
Field Use:
2 years
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Predator's Creek-Brazil, IN
Treehuggers Paintball-Sullivan, IN
A bunch of woods in the area
Review: Well, there is quite a bit to go over here, so buckle up. I will start off by saying that this field is a decent place to start your paintball "career". This is the first real organized field that I played at, and it is where I learned the basics of speed ball. The fields are laid out really well, and Mike likes to play around with the layout to give you the best bang for your buck. There are also lights on both the speed ball and woods fields. The nice thing about this is that when the lights are on, you can play around in the shadows and really surprise some people. Mike tries to put on tournaments and scenarios when he can. it's a real "good-ole boy" feeling there. However, as I grew and expanded into the world of paintball, I encountered some problems with the owner of the field. I'll cite some examples:

1.) When I mentioned that my school had a paintball club, the owner (Mike) seemed interested when I told him this. He asked where they played and I told him we had a course on the school's property that was being built and that we played at Predator's Creek. He proceeded to tell me that the school's insurance wouldn't cover a paintball field (later found out this was incorrect) and that Predator's Creek was going out of business because they had no insurance and had ordered a pallet of paint and didn't pay for it (also found out that this was false). He then asked if I would tell the club about his field and asked if I could talk the club into using his field.

2.)When I was experimenting with my marker, I told him some of the things that I had done, and he proceeded to tell me that I "need to stay off the Internet," because I was screwing my marker up. Never hurt the marker, and I've been playing with it for a year like this.

3.)In a review above, it was mentioned about the paint issue (cost, quality, etc.) I encountered the same things.

The bottom line . . . ONP isn't the worst place to play. You can go there and have a decent and safe time. I enjoyed my time on the field there, as it always was a great time. However, the owner has some tendencies to be the know-it-all and has quite the ego. If you can get past that and if you have a good BS detector, it won't be a bad time. But, in my honest opinion, I'd spend the extra time in the car and go to PC in Brazil or Treehuggers in Sullivan

Rating:3.7/10
Last edited on Friday, April 22nd, 2005 at 11:55 pm PST
 

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