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Florida Hitman Friday, April 2nd, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: March 18th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
BattleZone (Florida) C+ Mad Cow (Nebraska) B+
Blitzkrieg (Florida) C- Adventure Games (Florida, no longer around) A
Junglegames (Florida) D
Kohn (Florida) D-
PSI (Florida) C
Directions
to the Field:
Coming from Tampa Area:
You can just take Fowler Ave past USF, which runs into US 301 N, make a left and take it north for about 3.5 miles and it will be on the right.

Coming from St. Pete/Clearwater Area:
Take Hwy 275 north to I4 and take I4 to Exit 10, make a left on CR 579 until it dead ends into US 301 N and make a right and go about 1 mile maybe, and it will be on the right.

If coming from Hwy 75:
Just take Hwy 75 to Fowler Ave. Take Fowler Ave to US Hwy 301 N and make a left and go north about 3.5 miles and it will be on the right.
Review: Rating: B+

Hours of Operation: (Per website)
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 4pm Week Days: Reservation for groups of 6+

Prices:
We had a group of 10+, so our cost was $25 per person, which included the Rental Paintball Gun and Mask, All day air plus a bag of 500 paintballs. Price was a HUGE bonus. I don't know what individual prices are since we got a group rate.

Safety:
The staff and refs made safety number one at this field, having a safety meeting right after everyone was signed in, and making sure everyone, even the experienced players, were included. The refs were on top of making sure the guns were chrono'd to 280fps or under, and that all the players were sticking to the rules.

Staff and Refs:
The staff and refs were fantastic. The staff in the shop, which they call the Bunker, made sure everyone were taken care of and were checked in as quickly as possible. They were nice and made sure we had everything we needed, plus made us aware of where everything was as far as the restrooms, air refills, etc. They had 8 refs out at the field when we were out there, and each introducing themselves at the beginning of the day, so we know who we can go to if needed. The ref we had was right on the money, mixing up the fields of play so we got a chance to play each, and made sure when we were ready to play the next game. Kudos to your staff Orbital.

Fields:
This field had more different fields than any other Paintball Field I have been too. They have 3 Woodsball Fields, Field to Fort, 2 Hyper Courses and a XBall Field. The 3 Woodsball Fields had plenty of props, trees and shrubs for scenario play, plus each is unique in its own way // Field to Fort was fun with the amount of people out there, but fort is needing work, which they promised will be coming soon // XBall field isn't the best XBall field I've been on, but was fun for the little time we played on it // 2 Hyper Courses were fast and furious, and are next to each other, so when we played with other groups, they put both together for larger group play! Excellent idea! The fields need some work, but some of the players informed us they have been making improvements regularly.

Players:
The great thing I really liked about this field was the players. Everyone playing there seemed like they were enjoying themselves and were fun to play with. They have a complete mixture of players, from newbies to the very experienced. Another important thing that stood out for me as well, especially having some inexperienced players with us, was when we did play with the other players, the refs split up the teams as even as possible, balancing the fact of trying to keep players who wanted to play together on the same teams. I have been to too many fields where they try to pit everyone against paintball teams and it makes it no fun at all because the sides are so unfair. More Kudos to your refs.

Food:
The food was great! They have a concession stand out there that is out of this world!!!! The two guys running it were very nice and made sure we were taken care of. I will be honest with you, because everyone in our group was able to find something they liked, we stayed even longer than we were going to because we were thinking of going out to eat afterwards. They had hotdogs, sausages, hamburgers, pulled pork, french fries, etc..

Overall:
Our group had a great time and we will be going back out during Spring vacation. The mixture and number of fields at Orbital Paintball make playing there fun throughout the whole day! Probably one of the biggest reasons why I don't like going out to most of the fields in the area is because they are very limited, and why we had such a great time at Orbital Paintball! The staff and refs were great and made sure my nephews and their friends had a great time. Orbital Paintball will be seeing us back as loyal players.

Thanks Orbital
 

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