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Howlin' Mad Saturday, August 20th, 2005
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: February 25th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
None Here, In California and Nevada-
BLM Land- Not as good
DOF Land- Not as good
Paintball Jungle-Horrible
Murder Inc. - Close, but not as good
Sherwood Forest-Equal
Review: I love this field. Its Probably the best I've ever played at.

1.Parking
The parking here is somewhat limited. You have to park at either on the long dirt road or in the staging area. I can imagine that it could get very crowded if a lot of people show up.

2.Staff
The staff here are the best. Hands down. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Also sometimes the owner brings his dog that likes to eat paintballs and fetches pods.

3.Staging Area
The staging area is right in front of all the fields. Not even a minute walk to any of them. Its a open dirt area in front of registration area. There's some garbage cans and only a few tables. They are planing to build some sort of structure to provide shade in the summer.

4.Fields
As of now they have 3 fields.
-Woodsball
The woodsball field is great. It's pretty big and has 3 forts including one on a small hill. Also one of the forts has a tunnel, which ive never seen before and is a interesting idea. The field is somewhat muddy, but then again it's the woods, and it rains.

-Speedball
They have a wooden speedball field that they built themselves that is just great. Its got 2 zippers on each side and great lanes and bunkers. Its pretty clean, but of course there are going to be paintballs in there. There is a bit of mud, but they put woodchips down where it gets pretty muddy, so its not bad at all.

-Airball
The field has one Chronic Airball field.In the times i've been there they don't have it set up unless you want it set up.

5.Refs
The reffing here is terrific. They pay attention and get right in the action. They have no problems if you ask them questions and are very knowledgeable and friendly. They make good, fair calls and i've never had any problems with them. The also will check peoples markers if they/you think they are shooting too fast or hot.

6.Players
The most players play here in the Spring and Winter due to the fact that it's so hot there in the summer. Birthday party's aren't uncommon here too. There's a decent mix of speedballers and woodsballers, and i've seen everything from Ghillie Goons and people in full SpecOps gear to hardcore speedballers. I've never had any problems with players; no cheating or bonus balling or stuff like that. You see markers from rentals to a few DYE's, Ego's, and Angels. The most commonly seen marker is the Ion, and the 98. Some people, especially kids, have started to be come real cocky. It's starting to get a little annoying.

7.Rental Gear
They rent some Pirhanas, but now they are getting into renting 98's. Also sometimes you can rent HPA tanks from them. They do have pod packs that they rent out. The rentals are well cared for and people don't have any problems with them.

8.Store
The have a bunch on small stuff for sale like gloves from JT and Evil, some Proto and Mantis pads, Strange and other NXe packs, NXe Barrel Condoms, swabs, and sometimes other stuff like that. Also the owner can buy things for you and have it for you by the next weekend with some stuff.

9.Field Paint
The field paint varies from time to time here. All the paintballs i've seen them carry are,
-Brown Box
-White Box
-RPS White Box
-Chronic
-All 3 XBalls
-Severe Tempest
-Severe Hurricane
-Proto Darts
-Hellfire
-Midnight
-Stinger
-Atmosphere
-PMI Premium
The prices on paint are usually really good and cheap, depending on what you want to buy.

10.Safety
Safety here is Okay. If you don't have a barrel cover they'll give you one for the day. The netting around the speedball and airball fields is good, and if a storm pulls some of it down, they're working on getting it back up the next day. The netting is a little run down around the woodsball field. I keep my mask on around it just in case. Also you can use a barrel plug, but if you're going to be coming here often, they would like it if you get a barrel bag.
EDIT: I have recently seen people using barrel swabs as BBD's. Got to stop!

11.Hours
They open at 9, although they may be there early to get set up. The close when everyone leaves, or when you run out of paint. They really care for their players here.

12.Pricing
10.00 All day HPA or CO2
10.00 Field Fee
10.00 BYOP Fee
Now they do have a membership option here; for 100.00 you get,
10.00 All Day Air and Field
5.00 Off Paint
5% Off Shop Items

The Membership pays for it's self after 8 games.

-They only have one Portable Toilet

-They regularly have tournaments and small scenario games
The prizes at the tournaments aren't bad, the recent young guns tourney had 3 Ion's for first prize. In the open class it was 50% of the entry fees collected, but after that it was only 5 Cases of Inferno for 2nd and 3 Cases of White Box for 3rd. That had better be good white box for a 250.00$ entry fee!

-There is no food for sale at the field

-The do have an Air Compressor

-They are working on buying land to build a shooting house

-Some players smoke if that's a problem for you

-There are a decent amount of teams that play here; a few young guns, and 5 man teams.

-The chrono is on an honor system
Last edited on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at 1:06 pm PST
 

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