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panhead4411 Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: December 17th, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Was on vacation...
Directions
to the Field:
A bit on the tricky side, i was glad it was two of us in the car, or we would have missed the place. Lots of parking though, big gravel lot.
Review: Minus the fact that everywhere in Florida seems to be infested with sand, it was okay.

PROS

BYOP (allows players to Bring Your Own Paint)
Lots of parking on gravel (not dirt)
Good sized woods
Toury setup for Airball

CONS

Only two fields
Safety did not seem a priority
Field fee more than i'm used to for a BYOP field.

The speedball field looked fun, but due to the fact there were a BUNCH of teams there, and it was not made very clear to use very recreational players that we could just totally interrupt their 2-3 minute game rotation to play w/ just us, we thus did not get to experience it at all. They started deflating the bunkers 1 1/2 hours before "close" b/c they were eager to get out of there. We figured we'd wait till all the speedball guys had gotten tired, then we would play a few rounds on the airball field to bun the rest of our paint/air that we couldn't take on the plane home.

The woods was decent, for florida. It had a good variety of vegetation in in different areas. There was not much "hard cover" anywhere except the one side of the "fort." But i'm not much for man made cover, i like my wooded fields natural. It was large enough that players could flank easily and the boundaries were well marked. (good thing as i'd never played there before)

One of the PROS that i usually take advantage of is they are NOT a field paint only field, so you can bring left over paint or your own personal fav.

This brings me to the CONS section. This field seemed to (from what i saw) take the physical safety of the woodsball players very casually. The "deadbox" for the woods was on top of the left over remains of what seemed to be a very old RV chassis, complete with rusty nails and lose sheets of metal. Also, they instituted no "bunkering" rule of any sort. When walls to the fort are just field netting, and the only way to "attack" it was to stick your gun over and shoot the other person from less than 5 ft, that surprised me. Having been to some very safety conscious fields in my day. Maybe its just a florida thing, i don't know.

Also, the masks ON in any firing area rule was seemingly largely ignored, as was the use of barrel blocking devices that were not a finger. The Chrono station was literally on the speedball field.

All in all, the day was not an experience i'd like to repeat. Not for lack of trying, we single handedly won several games. But i have to admit, if i had to do that day over again, i would have packed a different gun, one that was not so susceptible to sand.

I've heard some really great things about this field, but honestly, i just did not get that kind of experience. Maybe it was just a bad day. So, if you are planning a trip there, maybe make sure there are not a metric crap-ton of ppl planned for that day, as they only had the ONE airball, and ONE woods.
 

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