Let me tell you all about the quality of the Hornet's nest from a experienced eye.
1: Safety - These guys #1 Thing even more than you having fun is Safety. It's very important, and these guys will always remind you to keep masks on / barrel bags on, They have a little 15 min safety video at the start for people who never been there, but I think it's so people don't have to worry about people not wearing masks in the middle of a fight.Nobody wants an eye out or def in an ear, do they?
2: Variations of Fields - Hornet's Nest has a very large variation of highly thought into fields. The Indoor field is a very impressive field of what they could fit inside of it, A 2 alley way urban fight with a maze in the middle, This is not for the feint of heart and VERY CQC (Close Quarters Combat), As of Safety First though (yay for no big welts) the speed is downed to 200 fps inside. The outside courses Range huge, and the Speed increase to 270 fps, The Outside Consists of a rather large Speed ball field, a Castle, Trenches, an Xball field, 2 Villages, and a convoy field. The refs don't mind for multi courses to be played on when there's a good number of people, (one team starts at the castle, one other starts at the trenches, and the middle points are the speed ball field and woods) The Woods Ball Courses are Insane for any Woodsball Players like myself. Bravo on the fields Hornet crew!
3: Prices - The Prices are not that bad at all, 60$ for normal paint, and 70$ for pro paint, These guy's have a REALLY good deal for people who want to go on a regular bases. 21$ (10 for air, and 11 for field entry) lasts for 1 full week! (weeks restart every Monday) So if you want to go on Saturday and Sunday, You don't have to pay for a 2nd time for air/field use on the Sunday!
4: Pro shop - The pro shop is amazing, It has scenario guns displayed, Bob the owner is always there ready to help you guys if you need any thing, Almost every thing in the store is on sale (Don't waste you're time on buying Bob's 1st place jacket, it's impossible) Parts of guns as well are on the store counter, They are very generous on rentels, 10$ for Mask ,CO2 + Tippman98 ,or 20$ for Mask, N2 + ION! The people who get the ions will give new people a fighting chance against people who have scary guns =p. The food they sell at the counter is a pretty impressive list, It serves breakfast sandwiches, to cheese burgers, to pizza, and then don't forget the Candy, Icecream, and drinks. Last on this note, The bathroom is really clean and pretty big as well!
5: Staff & Refs - The staff is incredibly nice and friendly, though strict on the safety rules (don't lifts you masks like said earlier) and every thing is fine, The staff & refs will give you hints & tips on how to be more effective at certain situations, Help you at problems if occurring (Gun Malfunctioning and other things), They will try their best to keep the field fun & safe for people, (Warning for people who don't call themselves out). The best staff of all though is Bob himself, Bob is ready to help you for what ever problems you have or needs at the pro-counter, Go for him for tips as well, He's the Definition of Veteran in paintball.
6: Scenario Games!!! - My favorite part about Hornet's Nest. They host REALLY good scenario games, They pull out that 30.cal MG that shoots like 23BPS and put it on top of a jeep. It's fun, The field is huge, be expecting to play end to end of their fields, (Convoy to Castle), The Objective's are legit, and the game itself is very long, So bring some friends and enjoy!
7: Down side - (Yes, every thing in the world has a con when they have a pro) The Con is that not many people know of the great service's that the Hornet's Nest Crew tries to do. It is our job as the people who have gone there to tell others of what a great place Hornet's nest is so that we get some more people on the field! (more players, More fun!)
8: Over All - This place is amazing, This place would be the best in the whole North East coast if more people came to the Hornet's Nest, Remember!, The game starts at entering the doors of the proshop first, not when the ref says go!
Last edited on Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 at 7:21 pm PST