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marksman73 Thursday, April 17th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 years
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Sherwood , Windsor Paintball(now defunct)
Review: Here it is in a nutshell. The jungle is a large , semi forested field . I say semi forested because the thickness of foliage varies greatly depending on where you are in the field.The farthest area from the parking lot is the most shaded and has some pretty thick and tall grass....the jungle itself is great for stalking and laying ambushes if you have the patience for it. The bunkers and forts are novel at best and do occasionally provide for some interesting firefights, cant deny that most of the time my friends and i stay in one we get killed eventually . I have to admit to liking the terrain overall , they just need to make some improvements to the main field to make it the same calibre as Zulu.
Zulu deserves its own paragraph, this field rocks....everyone likes playing it as far as i can tell, newbies , vets, doesnt matter. It has great amounts of trees and wooden bon fire type bunkers all over the place...also a creek with two flimsy bridges but it does the job...You have to walk far from the lot to play here and the people are always rushing you out....thats the only drawback , other than being shot early in the game , like i said , its a long walk back........
Pricing.....this is the real sore spot of the field, 20 bucks is fairly common, ive done my homework on this, but charging extra to bring your own paint is BS....this isnt some super fancy indoor place with A/C and a viewing area , it isnt a movie set from Hollywood, its an old dump in Vallejo.....Bobs paint prices arent the worst , ive seen places charge up to 135 for a case of Marb.....I cant go the jungle without dropping 100 bucks , 30 bucks for air and admission, 70 for a case of paint.......but i will admit that i didnt choose to play this game because it was cheap.....i think he is a little bit inflated in his costs but until i know what wholesale paint goes for i cant make an honest assesment.
As far as staffing goes it is quite a motley crue.....some people are really nice, others arent so nice,the guys who run the repair shop are pretty cool and have helped me a number of times free of charge, they get props for helping people stay in the game..!
The hornets are the worst wipers around, i no longer play in the Beeswax due to the overwhelming cheating going on.......ask anyone.......!!! It used to be a really good challenge , they would almost always win but it was exciting still, now it seems like a waste of ammo....no offense to anyone in particular in their club but without enough referees they should be leading by example.Oh yeah the refs with radios help the hornets out when they are supposed to be inpartial....yeah right....!!
Paintball isnt cheap by any means, neither is skiing, i do both with little complaint over the cost....The jungles is a decent place to play because they always draw a big enough crowd to make it interesting.I think they should alternate their gaming a little more and have more than one game going at a time for the walk on crowd, its really not that hard , the guys from Windsor paintball had a great way of keeping the action going , they would get people who just came out of one game and would roll them into another one....it was really sad when the county shut them down for pernits or whatever, gotta give props to Sonoma County officials , they do everything to make a business or a house upgrade as hard as possible....the old Windsor field is sitting there collecting dust with no one using it , no trespassing signs everywhere...its such a waste of oppurtunity.........anyone who reads this and has any factual working knowledge of field insurance costs and any desire to start a new field in the north bay please speak up and be heard.......a simple paintballer who wants to provide a better place to play.. :) sorry Jungle , if i had the land and the money i could do a lot better.....!!!
 

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