Flagswipe - Indoor and Outdoor
Ballistik - Outdoor (West Lorne, ON)
I was out to the new field on Sunday afternoon for the walk-on day. The new field is AWESOME.
Built on the sandy soil of Melbourne, Ontario, the new Adrenaline field has great drainage, this translates into a nice, dry field. The field off Elginfield Rd. was a mudhole for days after a rainfall, but this should no longer be a problem on the sand. Having spent many of my growing-up days at my grandparents farm in Mt. Brydges, I can attest that the soil is mostly dried out within 12 hours of a hard rain. YAY! No more black muck! (Well...almost none. I stepped out of my shoes in a small gully on the beachhead scenario. I should have known enough to wear my boots.) There is also plenty of underbrush, so that ghilly hat/suit you have been dying to try out will actually be useful. I got pegged three times by people I never even saw, and I almost stepped on one guy. Very cool. On the downside, bring some bugspray. The mosquitos (read 'little pricks') love the underbrush and were pretty aggressive. This is, of course, normal for a wooded area, but the mosquito population should die down soon, as Greg had the field treated to disrupt the mosquito's larval stages. Give it a week or so and there should hardly be any little blood suckers.
The scenario setups are pretty slick. There are several smaller fields set-up, with some of my favourites being the Urban Field, the Tank Capture Field and the "Saving PVT. Bryan" Field (beachhead), although, I would like to see it renamed "Juno Beach" in honour of the Canadian Veterans who helped liberate Normandy (Today, of course being the 61st anniversary of D-Day). Even given the fact that I am not a fan of speedball, the tournament-grade air bunkers are very nice.
The rental markers (Titans) are in very good shape, and they even have a few with double triggers. Of the 600 Balls I went through, I only chopped 3, and I'm pretty sure that those were from holding the marker at a poor angle.
They do not have debit or CC at the field yet, but I am told that they will when their office trailer is all setup. For now, just hit the ATM on your way out to the field.
Overall, I am very impressed with the new field. Kudos to Greg and Tom for making the move.