Ringworm Paintball- A decent field; their playing surface is good but it is outdoors and the three airball fields they have are all small. The netting is also sub-par, since if you stand anywhere near the fields when people are playing your are probably going to have a few paintballs land near you, bouncing over the net.
Paintballs And More- The playing surface isn't great (hard ground with sparse grass), and their fields lack originality and hardly ever change.
I played at Insane both days this past weekend (it was the opening weekend) and I must say it is the most professionally run paintball field I have ever been to.
Let me start with the location. Insane is located right off Amnicola Highway, just down the street from the police station. You can get there in about 10 minutes from almost anywhere in Chattanooga (if traffic cooperates at least). Parents can drop their kids off and go shopping at Hamilton Place or Northgate while they play, and still be able to get back to pick them up quickly whenever their kids call.
The first thing you'll notice about the facility is the HUGE store. They stock just about everything you could ever need, plus more, all competetively priced. They can also work on most markers, so if your gun happens to break while you're playing, there's a shop right on there that can fix it for you.
Although the store is nice, the fields are definitely the highlight of the facility. Currently there are two indoor airball fields, both on artificial turf that the staff works very hard to keep clean. The turf slides great and cleats get good traction on it. The bunkers are held down with water inside of them, so there are no annoying bungie cords attached to stakes or sandbags to worry about. Outside, they have netting up for four fields, although only one outdoor field was setup (an Angel field like they used in the NPPL last year), but they already have a regulation X-Ball field that they can set up and have a custom airball field on the way. All of the fields were set up well, and were very fun to play on.
The rates were very reasonable considering the quality of the facility and staff; $20 for entry/all day air, and $55 per case of paint.
All in all, there is little that could be done to improve Insane. Although it has been a long wait, I think Jared and the rest of the Insane crew have really put together one of the best fields in the country. Everyone definitely needs to go check it out.
Last edited on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 at 7:04 pm PST