Not from the area, but have played at Battlefront in Hubbard OH a few times. Also played various back yards.
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Where to start... I got my brother into paintball a year ago. He started playing at this field being that it was the closest pro shop to him, and where he bought his gear. He 'coerced' me into playing there with him on the free play Sundays. Initially I was hesitant because I was a staunch 'backyard baller' with only a few organized play scenarios under my belt. I wasn't looking forward to playing at a primarily speedball field, and dealing with the sterotypical egos that usually go along with the staff and players. But contrary to what I believed, I was hooked after my first day of play.
The Proshop is stocked with a great variety of speedball guns, upgrades, equipment, and clothing. Most of what I have priced on the internet for future upgrades were here at the store and at a competitve price. There is also a decent collection of woodsball gear for sale. Paint prices are pretty fair too, and the staff is usually kind enough to let you know what kind of paint is shooting well, even if it happens to be on sale.
The Staff is knowledgeable and helpfull. The owner, Sean, has always been present on the Free Sundays to chat with the players, and sometimes cook up free burgers and dogs. Refs are friendly and involved, and more than a few times have been rather helpfull in suggesting ways to improve your performance. Saftey is strongly emphasised, and enforced rather kindly. You won't get railed for forgetting your barrell cover or mask repeatedly, as I did the first couple times playing.
There is a dedicated staging pavilion that is secure with surveilance, and plenty of room to spread out your gear and set up. It is partially enclosed, and during the winter it is heated.
There are 4 different courses to play on using different set ups and bunker types. Each offer a different feel of play. During the non winter months there is an airball field which is rather large and roomy. In addition to these, there is a "capture the fort" style field that is seldom played due to the majority of the players being mainly interested in speedball. But the few times that I played 'The Fort' it was challenging and fun, and good to get my woodsball juices flowing.
I gave Pentagon Paintball a 9. One point shy of perfect due to the lack of woodsball involvement. That I'm sure will change if they were patronized by more woodsball players. I highly suggest this field for anyone looking to throw paint in a friendly environment.
I was there with my family to open the new Scenario Field on July 4th. Although only 1/2 done, this field is amazing. With towers on each end of the field you can see to the other side and communicate with your team mates on the ground what's happening on the other side. Through the middle of the field (thing 50 yard line) is a creek with embankments along the side to shoot over. There are three bridges crossing the creek, one on each end, and one through the center where a flag pole is fixed. The objective of these games is to raise the center flag. Very tough to do as every one has clear view of the flag from the field. Throughout the field are plenty of structures to work around, and along one side is a 'village'; several stuctures with doors and windows giving players an opportunity to excercise a search and clear style play. I would strongly reccomend to any Scenario/Woodsball style player to come and check out the new field.
I bumped my rating up to 10 because of the amount of initiative the owner and his wife take to make the sport enjoyable to all players, and to continuously make improvements to the field.
Last edited on Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 10:36 am PST