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colonelbadgers Saturday, December 27th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: December 27th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Other Fields
in the Area:
BattleZone Paintball, just search 33809 in the Florida Paintball fields on this site. BattleZone Paintball is closest and apparently all speedball. It was great going here though because my dad and I are on vacaction coming from New York. Weather was perfect, balls weren't frozen like in Northern Paintball fields.
Directions
to the Field:
I say mapquest, google map, etc.. I don't know what's easier for you the reader of this. 9365 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 33809
Review: I loved this place, it had more pros then it did have cons. That's good right? I think so.

Safety and Refs: it's enforced if the ref can see you and probably by some people you'll be playing with. Barrel covers and safety are required to be on until you enter the playing fields. Masks must be put on immediately once you go into the playing fields. Unless your in the speedball fields, if everyone in the speedball field you are in has their cover on then masks can be taken off. When I was there the refs were great, they weren't total a-holes to you when were breaking a rule. They didn't get mad at me when I had no idea you can tap out an entire fort and so I shot at the dude who tapped it, the refs just told me don't do it again. Though some refs were a bit afraid of getting shot. Though some aren't on the other hand. I witnessed an e-trigger marker vs a ref during a woodsball game, let's just say they lucked out because the refs are laid back. They will come for paint check and visor wipes if you call out or signal to them. Overall the safety and refs were great to me.
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From what I understand on the website these are their hours of operations:
Speedball:
Hours of operation: Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woods Fields
Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Friday: 2p.m. - 7p.m. - By appointment only for 10 or more.
Saturday and Sunday: 9a.m. - 5p.m. No appointment necessary. Walk-on's welcome
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Prices: I'm lazy to type it all out. Just go here for their prices:
http://www.centralfloridapaintball.com/prices.htm
Be sure to look at the bottom of the page (I know it's a lot of scrolling, too bad), it has the different case prices.
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Rules: Listen to the refs, obey the ten foot rule, bunker tap if at all possible, remember the fort can be tapped no matter how many people are inside, follow the safety rules, have fun, OH and make sure you do check your velocity, my dad and I thought we were at 270fps, but not to long after my dad shot someone in speedball in the neck making them bleed we found out my dad's velocity was 310fps and I was 325fps. PLEASE don't make someone bleed, check and fix your velocity.
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Services:
-Entry $ 15.00 (+ tax) Includes Co2 or HP air all day.
-Full rental ( Includes mask, gun, and air tank ) $10.00 (+ tax).
-HP air tank or mask rental (availability subject to demand and requires a Picture I.D. for us to hold) $5.00 (+ tax).
- Sell drinks at the air refills near the woodsball fields.
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Proshop: Can't say much, seemed empty at the time, but Christmas was just three days ago. It's a proshop, sells the guns, the paint, the pods, the apparel, etc..
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Staff is nice, they let the one team there coordinate their own games, and they got games going pretty quickly, the proshop staff was nice as well.
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Players: I got there and the moment I got out of my car I met a guy who showed me his gun and told me about his paintball career (he got to meet and talk with Oliver Lang). Also got to meet another father son group who we became friends with and stuck together as much as possible. Got to meet Team Knightmare, woodsball team, pretty well coordinated. If you ever see them and need a walkietalkie to hear them, you should ask, they probably got one. They mainly wear Army BDUs.
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Facilities: Bathrooms are in easy to get to places, woodsball air refills shack has drinks to sell and they have the rentals for you to use if you do not own your own equipment needed to play (except for money).




I don't think there were any major bad problems other than the fact that the refs didn't force anyone to check velocity when my dad and I went. It was an awesome time, and remember just because the fields look small, they're not. Ask the refs or people around about the woods in the woodsball fields. The refs will probably allow them or they may not. There is a pretty good forest like field in the woodsball field closest to the speedball fields. If you run into Team Knightmare, they like to play there so see if you can join, its really cool, it had a small walled camp site, very rain forest like, sniper tower, trails and some other white bunkers. Wear some good camo for that though, otherwise you'll stick out very well. Sniper tower wasn't a "death pit." Oh and this field gets a rating of 9.99 out of 10. Its just not totally perfect, but its extremely close. Good place to go to if you are on vacation.
Last edited on Saturday, December 27th, 2008 at 8:49 pm PST
 

Review Comments
pump4life Monday, January 12th, 2009 | 10:14 am PST
Hey do you remember me i was the guy your dad made bleed

Glad you had a good time

p.s im a ref there
   

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