The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
June 11th, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
My buddy owns a private field
Directions to the Field:
right next to the Nuclear Plant... and you can't miss those!
I played at Da Nuke today and would have to say that I had a pretty good time. We started around 11ish and played until around 5:30 (but others were still playing for a little longer). I'll divide this review up to discuss the main points:
SAFETY - Da Nuke was very good about making sure that their field was safe. There was always someone nearby when everyone was coming out of the shooting zone and they made sure that the barrels were covered and that people weren't jacking around. They didn't flip out on you if you forgot to cover the muzzle, either. They would simply ask or remind you to cover it.
REFS - I was a little disappointed with the refs. They didn't make any bad calls or anything, but it seemed like they didn't do a whole lot. In every game I was in, whether it was speedball or woodsball format, the players made their own calls on the honor system. Half of the time the refs weren't anywhere near the action to make a call anyway. It wasn't a real problem in our case, but the field could save a few bucks by cutting the amount of refs at least in half.
PRICES - I brought my own equipment and, since it was Sunday, brought my own paint. The field fee for the day was $20 and all-day air or co2 was $5, which isn't too bad. Da Nuke also had a few cases of Nel-Splat and Brass Eagle Monster Balls for sale too. From what I heard the prices weren't too bad for those either.
Overall this was a pretty fun field. They had a fairly large area of woods, 2 decent speedball fields, and a "city ball" type of field. Usually there was a speedball game and a woodsball game going on at the same time. Another great part of Da Nuke was that everyone (newbs to experienced ballers) could have fun, not be embarrassed, and afford to play at this field.
Dispute: the refs were in absolutely all the major fire fights. with 35 people there
and only 5 refs how can they watch everysingle player? Also some players decided to go play speedball on thier own and no refs could ref them because they were all needed for the major events going on
i havent been there, but i was going to go yesterday (sunday). my uncle checked it out and said that there was no one but a bunch of old guys and skin heads haha. so if anyone that is into speedball and is younger than 30, please i would like to go.
I've been to this field on two occasions. Both times I was dissapointed with safety, the refs being MIA and the long wait to play and in between games. The last time I was there, we started at 11:30, finished at 4:30 and we only played 4 games-- seriously. The lags between games was over 20 minutes. I have a problem with safety on this field for two reasons. 1.) They were lacks in their rules and basic safety, like requiring mask when chrononing. 2.) The refs are spread thin because the playing field is huge. You basically have the run of the entire course when you play, which is nice but good luck finding a ref. Some soultions would be to hire more refs, or divide up the field into smaller play areas.