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WhoPhlungPoo Monday, April 17th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: April 15th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Review: The Good: The Playing Fields at Jungle Island are AWESOME!!!, they have small fields, large fields some that are flat, some with hills, bushes, dead vehicles, buildings, etc. They have put a lot of effort into creating interesting and exciting playing fields.

The Bad:
Safety – Jungle Island has to be the least safe paintball field I have ever played on. It was painfully obvious, and I literally mean PAINFULL; a good 70% of the players on the field had re-adjusted their markers muzzle velocity after being chronographed. The referees appeared to be oblivious or just not care, as no one was pulled aside and hand chronoed. At any other field, these players would have been escorted off the premises.

In addition to being continuously blasted with paint traveling in excess of 350feet/second at the end of each game you have to wait just outside the boundaries of the playing field. Due to the close proximity of the playing fields you are continuously being bombarded from all directions while waiting for the next game. At one point I witnessed a bystander attacked by 4 other players from an adjacent field.

Lines – There is only one window that everyone who attends this field must pass through to purchase your game play wrist band, air refills and equipment. If you go to this field, be prepared to stand in a never ending painfully slow moving line. You will most probably miss the first few games as a result of these lines. In addition to waiting close to an hour to pay your way on to the field, expect another equally long line to get your gun chronographed.

Confusion – Signs are far and few between at this field, if you are a first time attendee at this field, you will most likely become lost and frustrated attempting to find the field where your group is playing. The paging system is also inadequate, forcing some of the referees to roam the countryside with bull horns making announcements.

Conclusion:
The fields at Jungle Island are excellent; however under no circumstances should you go to this field as a “walk on” player. It’s a never ending arms escalation, in response to the players on the opposing side turning up their muzzle velocity; you will in turn have to do the same in order to survive. This continues through out the day until everyone there is shooting at maximum velocity. The referees will do NOTHING to stop this type of behavior.

If you have enough players to hold your own private game then Jungle Island would be an excellent field. Just remember to show up early to avoid the long lines and be prepared to be SHOT over and over again while waiting for the next game.

All in all, Jungle Island has the potential to be a remarkable and enjoyable place to play if some modifications are made. As it currently stands I’m confident that Jungle Islands lawyers have already or at some point will have the opportunity to put their indemnification waver to the test as the potential for serious injuries due to over velocity markers runs rampant.


Recommendations for the proprietors of Jungle Island:
1) Strictly enforce the 285fps limit for walk on games and start escorting players from the premises for excessive violations. >300fps = go stand in the long crono line. >350fps = go home!!!
2) Add 1 or 2 more cash register windows to move your customers through the lines faster.
3) Install some signs to help new players find there way easer.
4) Install a better paging system throughout the playing fields and parking lots and continuously announce what games are taking place where.


GOOD LUCK AND STAY SAFE!!!
 

Review Comments
paintballer4412 Thursday, May 4th, 2006 | 8:13 pm PST
I give that a thumbs up.
That was a great way to say it!!I think that will help lots of people!!
It helped me!!

"The Good: The Playing Fields at Jungle Island are AWESOME!!!, they have small fields, large fields some that are flat, some with hills, bushes, dead vehicles, buildings, etc. They have put a lot of effort into creating interesting and exciting playing fields.

The Bad:
Safety – Jungle Island has to be the least safe paintball field I have ever played on. It was painfully obvious, and I literally mean PAINFULL; a good 70% of the players on the field had re-adjusted their markers muzzle velocity after being chronographed. The referees appeared to be oblivious or just not care, as no one was pulled aside and hand chronoed. At any other field, these players would have been escorted off the premises.

In addition to being continuously blasted with paint traveling in excess of 350feet/second at the end of each game you have to wait just outside the boundaries of the playing field. Due to the close proximity of the playing fields you are continuously being bombarded from all directions while waiting for the next game. At one point I witnessed a bystander attacked by 4 other players from an adjacent field.

Lines – There is only one window that everyone who attends this field must pass through to purchase your game play wrist band, air refills and equipment. If you go to this field, be prepared to stand in a never ending painfully slow moving line. You will most probably miss the first few games as a result of these lines. In addition to waiting close to an hour to pay your way on to the field, expect another equally long line to get your gun chronographed.

Confusion – Signs are far and few between at this field, if you are a first time attendee at this field, you will most likely become lost and frustrated attempting to find the field where your group is playing. The paging system is also inadequate, forcing some of the referees to roam the countryside with bull horns making announcements.

Conclusion:
The fields at Jungle Island are excellent; however under no circumstances should you go to this field as a “walk on” player. It’s a never ending arms escalation, in response to the players on the opposing side turning up their muzzle velocity; you will in turn have to do the same in order to survive. This continues through out the day until everyone there is shooting at maximum velocity. The referees will do NOTHING to stop this type of behavior.

If you have enough players to hold your own private game then Jungle Island would be an excellent field. Just remember to show up early to avoid the long lines and be prepared to be SHOT over and over again while waiting for the next game.

All in all, Jungle Island has the potential to be a remarkable and enjoyable place to play if some modifications are made. As it currently stands I’m confident that Jungle Islands lawyers have already or at some point will have the opportunity to put their indemnification waver to the test as the potential for serious injuries due to over velocity markers runs rampant.


Recommendations for the proprietors of Jungle Island:
1) Strictly enforce the 285fps limit for walk on games and start escorting players from the premises for excessive violations. >300fps = go stand in the long crono line. >350fps = go home!!!
2) Add 1 or 2 more cash register windows to move your customers through the lines faster.
3) Install some signs to help new players find there way easer.
4) Install a better paging system throughout the playing fields and parking lots and continuously announce what games are taking place where."

   

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