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ponytail Friday, November 30th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 20th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
None
Directions
to the Field:
It's in Manor, and don't trust Mapquest, call the field!
Review: Safety - very committed to safety at this field! See rules below for specifics, but this is the honest truth: this was the safest field, hands down I have ever played at.

Rules - Surrender rule @10 ft, Barrel socks at all times, very stringent on people keeping masks on (they use a 3 strikes rule), very extensive safety briefing before game. They *do* allow full-auto, but keep a the owners were keeping such a close eye on everyone, I didn't worry about getting lit up. **Update - the owners allow full-auto, ramping, Response triggers, and the like, but they watch like hawks to make sure you're not abusing your rate of fire. If they see someone with a high-powered marker laying into newbies, they'll bring an end to that real fast.

Fields - I think there are techincally 5 fields - the Speedball, Cedar Village, Bamboo Village, Sandbags, and The Hill. I'll do a quick break down:

Speedball: pretty standard speedball with pallet bunkers, oil drums, and tire stacks, except there are two "command bunkers" with netting and ramps to a raised interior. There's also a boat on the field with the center flag pole in it. There is a pallet snake as well.

Cedar Village: didn't get to play on this one, it looks like it's 1 story buildings with no doors made out of cedar planks. Theres a scummy pond in the center and this field features more trees and tall grass than the others. Couldn't tell if they were using this one at all. **Update - the owners advised me they had this field on hold until they could drain the pond permnantly, seems to many new players were intimidated by the mud and scum water. Pshaw. Also, they wanted to cut the grass, however, I tried to plead a case that tall grass is a gift to crawlers.

Bamboo Village: It's seperated by a long wall made of pallets and boards which makes charges really entertaining. One side of the field has 2 story buildings with bamboo shoots attached to the top, as do some bunkers. The other side is sandbag bunkers, gullies, and a few trees. The far tapeline ( where the trees are heavier ) makes for some decent crawling action.

Sandbag field: The owners mentioned this one was closed, as they were renovating it to be come a trench field. Sounds interesting. ** Update - this field is indeed closed, and has now been bulldozed over, and the trenches were 90% done. Wasn't open in time for us to play on, but they are some serious looking trenches!

The Hill: Great field. One side starts high, the other low. Both sides have a few 2-story buildings. There are a few bunkers on field, as well as brush piles, and several trees. Low side has a creek bed running through it. ** Update - This is by far the biggest field, and most "woodsball" of them all. Great games to be had on it, but be prepared for a hike back from the staging area!

Hours of Operation - Fri. night 6:00 - you call it (By reservation only); Sat. 8:00- 6:00;
Sat. night 6:00 - you call it (By reservation only); Sun. 8:00- 6:00.

Prices - Pretty good actually! $15.00 for a rental package which gets you a 98 Custom, mask, 4 pod pack ( how many fields do that! ), and 100 paintballs. I bring my own equipment, so I pay $7.00 for Field Fees, and $2.00 to air up my 20oz. A case of paint runs about $60.00 for Field grade. ** Updated all this after my last time playing.

Services - Rental Tippmann 98s, CO2 fils, HPA fils, rental packs.

Staff - pretty much the two owners, but they're both incredibly professional, and committed to a great paintball experience.

Refs - again, just the two of them, but they really stay on top of things.

Players - the day I went, there was a large church group, maybe a group of 8 "regulars" in camos with Tippmans, and a handful of walk-ons. I saw only two people in jerseys with high-end electros. Everyone was courteous, and play was very fair and even.

Facilities - just port-a-potties sadly :(

Food - Gatorade, sodas, and candy bars for sale. They also have a free jug of ice water and paper cups for anyone to use. Nice touch!

Overall, one of the best fields I have ever been too. I will return!


( Updated after my second time playing there on 12/15/07 - I have annotated my changes )
Last edited on Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 10:23 am PST
 

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