Out Numbered Paintball - Paris, IL
Silver Spur Splat Paintball - Princeton, IN
A buddy of mine and me decided to make the 20-25 minute drive over to TreeHuggers at about 3:00 Sunday afternoon. We weren't sure if there would even be anybody there to play against. We took our time getting our stuff together and finally arrived at about 4:00. We figured if they close at 6:00 like they posted we could get a couple of hours in. Thankfully, when we pulled in there was a number or people playing.
Paul (I believe his name is), the owner, seemed to be a really nice guy. He didn't charge us the $5 field fee because it was so late, let us use our own paint even though you're supposed to use his field paint, and just tossed me a full 20 oz. tank to use for free instead of filling up mine. I did go ahead and give him $10 for the field fee... I didn't want to play for free. Even if we hadn't brought our own paint, his prices were fantastic! I'm not sure what brand the paint is, but I bought it (cheap, brown box) from ActionVillage for $35 a case. It's a purple shell and has either white or yellow fill. Well, he was selling the same stuff at the same price! Yes, it's cheap paint... but it shoots great! I don't normally shoot a lot of cheap paint, but this stuff is really great for rec. balling. He had a very nice selection of paint and they all had great prices next to them.
We ended up playing until about 7:30, an hour and a half past the time he was supposed to close. I saw four completed fields, three of them we played on. We played on a nice air ball field, but it wasn't too fun this day due to gusting winds. We played a speed ball field that was pretty fun. We only hit the speed ball field once, so I can't say much about it. We also played his woods ball course. We had the most fun on this. It's fairly narrow, but is pretty long. Bunkers are spread out all over the place, some of which are a little comical. Two of the funny ones were a door and a little speed boat. The woods field was great because you could really move around and get good position. It didn't look like there much thought put into it, just objects spread all over the area. I did have the pleasure of jumping into a couple of cool bunkers though. There were two bunkers I saw that you can climb into and pick people off. I surprised a few guys from atop one of them. My biggest complaint with the woods field is that it appears to be a tad dangerous. I ran up on one bunker and noticed a rusty nail hanging out at eye level. I tried to bend it down, but couldn't get it fully out of the way.
Paul is in the beginning stages of building a castle. This thing looks like a beast! He has the posts in place and said he's really going to get after it starting next week. He had a bunch of lumber stacked up ready to build. From what I've heard he has big plans for this thing. It looks like it's going to be big! I think he may have other fields, I'm not sure. Once we started on that woods course we didn't move from it all day.
We'll definitely be back... great place.
7 out of 10 (docked a point from orginal review due to raised air/CO2 prices)
Last edited on Monday, May 16th, 2005 at 6:20 pm PST