I had looked forward to my first trip to Splatbrothers for a long time...... and I wish I could say it lived up to everything I had hoped it would. But that would be a lie..... but to be honest..... Not sure any field could have lived up to it. Part of that was Splatbrothers fault, and the other mine....... But if you build yourself up to be the MECCA of paintball, then you best be able to deliver
Problem #1. If you say you can fill to 4,500 PSI , then be able to do so. I got up to 4,000 PSI once.....then 2,800 to 3,100 the rest of the day
Problem #2. If you have been around since the 1990's.....then you know how important paint is. The Mid Grade paint provided was Killer Bee..... and if you liked it (and nobody did) you would picked up a million paintballs at Market Garden because people were giving it away. At the end of the day you could see 1/2 full boxes sitting in the camping area. I did learn a lesson.... Flatlines love cheap paint.......
Problem #3. Some of us are lucky enough to have wives that support our paintball playing. All they ask in return is to be able to walk around and take some pictures. And to charge them the same fee as the players was lame.
Problem #4. Don't exaggerate the number of players there..... 350 paintballers is good enough......no need to blow up the numbers and say it was close to 500 when everyone there can see and count.
Problem #5. NOT everyone Pre-registers....... yes, they should. But they don't. And to see walk ons still in line and signing up over an hour after the battle has started was sad....... Open up at 7:30..... get those guys on the field.
Problem #6. Have experienced Generals.......Not attacking the young man (17 years old) that was the BLUE General, but maybe a battle of this size was not the right time for someone to be a Gerneral for the 1st time...... a 520 point to 160 game is boring......
Problem #7. When you think of Splatbrothers you think about the Towers and Trenches..... both of which saw about 30 mins. of action all day.
All in all I can see why people like Splatbrothers...... If the battle had been a little more even, and the paint better...... I think I would have really enjoyed myself. But the paint was terrible and the fight was one sided...... So that is a 3 hour drive I am not sure I will make again. And some of that is not Splatbrothers fault...... and some is.