Just visited while staying in the Gatlinburg area...
We arrived at this field and at first we didnt believe anybody was there. We went into their proshop, which is a trailer, and we began talking to the owners. They were both very nice and wanted to help me as much as possible, but they didnt have the part I needed (random screw). So, I had to rent (sucks going from an Excalibur to a Pro-Carbine).
We bought a case and went up to the field to play. Since it had just rained, their speedball field and lower field was closed, so we needed to find the other field at the top of the hill. That was a little confusing to find. Try putting a sign there. Once we found it though, we saw everyone waiting.
We d idnt sign a waiver, even though I knew that was standard everywhere. I believe the rest of the players did, however. The 2 refs were good, but 1 was better than the other. 1 of them was on his cell phone most of the time and hid behind a bunker behind me when he was trying to tell me that gun hits dont count. That should have been covered in the briefing. I also forgot to fill CO2 at the bottom of the hill, so they lent me theirs. It was half empty and didnt last me long at all, and I ran out in the middle of a game. My girlfriend first ran out of air, then out of paint. When you're lending out CO2, make sure they are FULL! Players dont like to run out of CO2 in the middle of a game.
There was no staging area, but its ok because we had this huge van that we used as the table. The trip to the field is uphill. The field we were on was too small and sloped down on both sides (top of a hill). There was a dip in the middle, so it was, well...different. Im not going to say I didnt like it because it did add a little different style to the game, but I prefer flat fields. In this area though, thats impossible.
The bunkers on the field are not good. They need to be held in place with nails or screws. Leaning a board against a tree does not constitute a bunker. When I hit one, it fell over leaving me exposed.
Difficult to get to the bunkers. You would either slide downhill or have to work your ass to get to the other one before you were hit.
Anyway, overall, this field gets a 7/10. You need to get that 1 ref in shape, check your safety measures, and possibly get a sign to point up the path that we should take, since there are 3 choices.
Last edited on Friday, September 29th, 2006 at 3:15 pm PST
I have never been to any other field that would bring you CO2 if you ran out during the middle of a game. Most fields say that you are the DUMB@$$ for going out without topping off. Furthermore, when you go out to a field acting like God's gift to Paintball, you are probably not going to make too many friends.