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liver_pudding Saturday, July 8th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: July 8th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Frog Holler.
Directions
to the Field:
Easily located if you drive down 81 towards Belle Plain. You'll see the sign to the east off 81 that points you in the right direction.
Review: Not a bad place to play. The only other place I've played at is Frog Holler. I went there with a friend and he's also played at The Edge.

Since Frog Holler is very close to Graffiti, and since it's the only other field I've played I will compare the two. Woodsball at Graffiti just isn't as good as Frog Holler. I played 3 woodsball fields at Graffiti. One was called the small woods, wich was acceptable even tho there were some very high weeds inside the boundaries. The second one was called the big woods, and I didn't care for this course at all. Very overgrown and just plain hard to move around in. The last one I believe was called the castle. This was probly the best woodsball course they had to offer, but we played capture the flag on that course so I really didn't get to feel it out as well as the others. This course has a fort that you can climb up into to hold people back from the flag, long cinder block walls and a dried up stream bed where the flag is located, giving those who go for the flag atleast some way to approach the fort with cover. They made it more interesting by throwing smoke bombs (not dinky 4th of July smokes) into the stream bed, for additional cover. This course would be awsome for just a standard team game.

And that brings me to another gripe about Graffiti. Teams. I'm not sure what was up with the way they organized teams. At first, we were seperated into arm bands and no arm bands. Pretty standard stuff. After that, nobody paid any attention to or offered to give out more arm bands or to even seperate people into groups that already had bands. If you couldn't remember who was on your team, you were just SOL. Enemy players come up behind you? You don't know if you should shoot or not. The organization of teams was far too relaxed for me. Frog Holler has the advantage here. They make sure to check bands before games and in general take more time to organize a game.

Speedball at Frog Holler in my opinion is a little weak. This is where Graffiti has the advantage. They have a car course, tire course and tube course. The tube course is hands down the best one. Very well laid out. Allows very good advancement while staying concealed. We played a mini tournament with four 5 man teams on this course and this course worked out great. I really like the height of the tubes and the height of the tires on the tire course. I'm a big guy, so I don't like staying constantly hunkered down for cover. It was like having the mobility of speedball with the relaxed speed of woodsball. Made for an easier and more entertaining day for my friend and I. I didn't care too much for the car course but again I am a big guy. I don't like staying crouched down during an entire game. Because the cars have no windows, u can imagine how low you need to get for proper cover. But still a very interesting speedball course. I believe they also have a course with inflatable obsticles, but it wasn't in service while I was there.

My final gripe against Graffiti is safety. Although I heard the refs tell players multiple times to keep their masks on, that was the only time I heard anything about safety. When we went to chrono our guns, we were just told to keep the speed under 300. Fine with me. The owner probly figured my friend and I were slightly experienced players since we walked on with our own equipment. We checked our own guns and went on our way. Without anyone verifying the speed. I could have just turned my gun all the way up and nobody would have known. Also, I never heard them go over the rules such as walk or die, or bunker busting rules. During the game in the castle, an enemy came up on us and literally said to my buddy "I call bunker bust on you". WTF?! If it was a bunker bust, there'd be no need to announce it.

Maybe from reading this you get a negative impression of Graffiti, but it is a good place to play. I would go back there again. Now that I am familiar with the courses and I know wich courses to skip, it would make for a very good day of paintball. I just wish the teams were better organized and the woodsball was a little better. And one more plus for Graffiti: all day air is included in the walk on fee. Frog Holler and Graffiti both charge the same for walk on, but Frog Holler wants 7 bux for all day air on top of the walk on fee. Paint prices are equal and we got the same brand of balls (Karnage) that Frog Holler sells.
 

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