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lastshot0330 Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
1 year
Last There: January 24th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
I have tried every field that has popped up in the East Texas area in the last 5 years. I have traveled to Central, Nacogdoches, Diboll, B.F.E. and in my opinion they were out for a get rich quick scheme rather than making a foundation for a much-needed lasting pillar for the sport.
Directions
to the Field:
Head to San Augustine, TX, Look for the "circle" (also called a rotary) by the dairy queen. Hit Highway 96 South and be looking on your left for the sign. It is right before El Giro Mexican Food. (They make a pretty decent taco salad by the way, just an F.Y.I.)
Review: I have been going to Splat City Paintball as a member of SFASU's team for over a year now, and I have seen this field grow into something I honestly never imagined it being, a second home.

Now I must preface that statement so as to not sound too overdramatic, I am originally from East Texas (Diboll) so I know the many fields that have tried and failed around the area. I felt resigned that if I wanted to play speedball I would just have to make a monthly trip down to houston to even see a decent field. This field's direction and promise have made me less of a pessimist on this subject. I have been heavily involved with the sport of paintball for 12 years now and this is the first field that I truly believe is being built with solely the player in mind.

The ownership and staff are always friendly, and are the polar opposite of the cliche, yet too often seen, self absorbed field owner that looks down on new players. The main focus of this field is to make every player that walks to the gates, a better player, and a better person upon leaving. This outlook is a much needed thing in a region that is heavily dominated by unsafe backyard play with shop goggles, and overall ignorance about the sport.

To make this review a little less long winded, I will try to refrain from gushing much more about how high my opinion is of this field. So, I will reduce the rest of my review into segments.

Safety - Always a top priority at this field. Goggle safety is strictly enforced, as are barrel bags, velocity regulations (300fps) and rate of fire rules (Semi-auto only). Oh and parents, this field is insured.

Fields - There are two basic fields, woodsball and speedball. Both fields good and are constantly being improved. The speedball field in particular is good enough that it will be hosting a college tournament very soon.

Food - There are concessions at the field, but if you aren't hungry for hot dogs and candy bars there is a mexican restaurant right next door. So, food is never an issue.

Facilities - The field has a metal building that houses the office, proshop, bathroom, concessions, and player's area. It is very spacious and now accommodates larger groups pretty well. Located outside is the field-side covered patio that is a great place to watch the action.

I know there are tons of things I am leaving out of this review, but I feel I have gushed enough about how much I have come to love this field over my time spent there. If you have any further questions, give the owner, Doug Huss, a call and he can fill you in on anything I may have missed.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to email me at Sfapaintball@yahoo.com or just come see me at Academy in Lufkin.

Ben Beaty
Tech Officer
SFASU Paintball
Last edited on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 12:02 am PST
 

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