Outlaw paintball including the Euclid Ravine
Assorted Florida fields, mostly airball
Directions to the Field:
Google maps, mapuest, delorme can all find this address. Take your time when you get to the right road, sighn is hard to spot.
Very unique woods field. Most other woods fields are boring, but this one has very complex fields that take a while to learn. The speedball field......is a speedball field! LOL.
These are the most interesting fields I've ever played on. I really missed playing here when I moved to Florida a few years ago to help with Hurricane relief in the south. I'm back in Ohio now.
Each field has a different strategy that makes it unique. Ask the refs before each game for tips if your a newbie. My favorite fields are the Rainforest, the Pond, and Mikes pride.
The Rainforests thick brush requires you to find a path you can use to move quickly. The Pond has a rim thats at a much higher elevation than the rest of the field. Mikes pride requires a speedball like strategy, but its in the woods. Most people like the fort the best, but I find that field kinda simple to master.
The speedball field is ony fun for me when players that know how to work as a team show up for an open game. (rare)
Most of the complaints I'm reading here are common place at other fields as well. Noones immune to critique. Their staff has allways been friendly to me. Pricing seems only a hair more than other fields, but the quality of game play usually makes up for it. I hate Splatterpark (nazi's) in the Columbus area, so maybe it depends on your personality a little maybe. I've never dealt with PW's store, I usually go online. I have gotton a few fittings and lines there with no problems and they let me test my markers on their chrono. Paintball is an odd hobby, don't expect normal.
As far as the Chrono cheaters complaint. Thats between you and your fellow players. I've never met anyone that didn't chrono between games when I POLITELY ask them to check their marker. If they ping over Hot, don't rub it in. Mistakes happen. Let them fix thier marker and move on. I routinely play outlaw, We set our guns as hot as we can on our own private field. 400 is about as hot as we can get before the paint fails mid air. It feels no different at that speed. No bigger welts or anything.
I even wish PW would bump the speed up to an even 300, but thats just me. There's nothing to fear at PW. Been well run and safe every time I've been there. My only valid complaint is i wish the open and senerio players were more aggressive.
The senerios are my favorite days at PW. Every field is open except speedball so you can run a really interesting strategy or you can hide and sweet spot a busy path. Don't expect complex role playing. These senerios are kept simple usually. This is because most people that show up refuse to play as a team. Usually its one blob of guys battleing another blob. With two other blob battles elsewhere at the same time. It's nearly impossible to get groups to move forward or to even form a skirmish line.
In the senerios I try to find 3 other like minded players to leave the pack and move back and forth between a few busy fields like a recon team. Trying to find holes in the other teams line and pick off the weaker MoMos so we can work our way into the flank while our dimly lit teammates keep our opponent busy.
I also like being able to rejoin my group from the medic station after being shot out, while the game plays on. Usually I get alot more field time on a senerio day than the open games.Usually its pretty dead by the shack and pond so you can jump off the field to refill and regas and jump back in without affecting the game play.
It can be pretty humid there most of the year. Bring some antifog lens treatment (available anywhere snowmobiles are sold), I find the V-force goggles work best at being fog free. Also the tippmans work better than the syder types, for starter guns. (It's the opposite in Florida) I prefer Automags because of reliability concerns. I don't care how slow they are as long as they keep on working.
Also if your new and bring a group of new friends to an Open or Night game. Don't insist on being on the same team as each other. That just puts you up against an overwhelmingly more experianced team that'll crush you and thats not fun for the other team, Fish in a barrel aren't as much fun to shoot at as you would think. Let the refs split the group up so each side can have the same overall skill level.
The refs do fine. Just keep in mind theyre teens often and likely aren't going to boss a 40 yr old around, LOL. They're primary goal is safety, I'm not particularly concerned if they made a bad call or missed a "hit". Fainess of the games lies in the players hands not the refs.
I usualy buy a case of paint so I get in free, and then I buy the all day air cause my gun is a gas hog. I use about 1200 rounds a day. So after a while my extra paint piles up and I can get a day or two in with just the entry fee cost, air cost, and use my leftover paint. On average i spend $55 every time I go to PW for open, 1st two days of the season cost me the most until my paint piles up and i learn to conserve a little. And often as much as $100 for the senerios. That's not bad for a day of entertainment.
I sold all my gear. Will be rocking all new equipment for the 2010 spring fling. See ya there. Can't miss me, not many players with custom Automags that respond to "ZeroD".