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ZechChrome Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: April 6th, 2013
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Invincibles
East Coast
Extreme Paintball
Review: Review as of April 6th, 2013.

First time playing at this field, I have been trying each of my local fields to see which one I liked most, as I just moved to Florida and am trying to learn the best fields.


--Fields--


I guess I should start off by talking about the most important part of a paintball field -- The fields themselves. Hotshots has several fields;

Two airball/speedball fields right beside of each other (One of these has lights so you can play during nighttime)

A "plywood maze"

Several woodsball (I think 3 or 4 total, and almost all of them include some kind of fort for scenario play)

One scenario woodsball field (Includes a fort, bus, several cars, good for big team games.)

All fields were in decent shape, not too messy, and well organized. Some of the fields were poorly balanced though; being on one side or the other in certain fields gave you a huge advantage. All in all, the fields were nice, and the best of all the fields I've played at in Florida up to this point.

*One side note*

There are several woodsballs field apart from the other ones, and had I not had my friend who had been to this field before tell me about them, I would not have known they were there, as there are no signs to indicate more fields or anything.


--Staff--


Probably the second most important part to a field is it's staff. Hotshots has many refs and a couple people to run the proshop/rental gear area. The refs were kind of "disconnected" though, they just sort of roamed around and did not actively try to get games started, although this is no big deal. The people at the proshop did not impress me though, they were very unwelcoming and sort of rude to us as we walked in. No big deal though, as I don't have to deal with them more than once during the day.

The refs would occupy each staging area, although many games I saw went without refs supervising them; This would have been fine with more experienced players, but many walk-on games had no refs there to help. You will probably need to go and find a ref and ask him/her to supervise if you would like someone there to ref.



--Safety--


Safety is huge to me, and I take it seriously, and this is where Hotshots both failed and impressed me in different ways.

There are several chrono stations spread out throughout the fields, and this would be fantastic...had any of them worked. Not a single station was operational when I went, and not a single ref checked me or even asked if I was within the field limit. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you what the field limit was, whether it be 300, 285, 250, or 20fps, I do not know, as no one made it clear what it was or made it their priority to check that people weren't shooting hot.

Hotshots failed me tremendously in this aspect, although they did make up for it by the refs being consistent with mask/barrel cover safety. They would double check before you walked in to the staging area and yell (which they deserved) if you took your mask off on during a game.

There was even a couple of dumb idiots who decided "Let's have a mask-less game, just once, because our masks keep fogging" while I was there, and the refs immediately ran over, stopped this nonsense, and kicked all of them out.


--Facilities--


Hotshots is the one of the rarer well-established paintball field I've been to; they have their own building, lounge area with couches, multiple TV's, full restrooms, full proshop and counter for buying their candy/drinks (includes soda, gatorade, water, etc.), tables and chairs inside the air-conditioned lounge, and several staging areas for each section of the field, although for an establishment this big, I would have liked to see more, as it was crowded from time to time as people left and came.

Everything was nice, and my only complaint would be to have multiple fill stations/restrooms, as several of the fields are a good bit aways from the main building where the bathrooms and air stations are at.

They also have a mini golf course here (Not sure why you would come play mini golf at a paintball field) and airsoft players are frequent.


--Sidenotes--


The price of paint was 50$ a case, which is pretty standard, and they have more expensive paint for higher level players. Rentals are rentals, (BT-4/Tippmans) and are just like every other field's rentals.

It was incredibly cheap for us to play there, it cost about 20$ a person for roughly 7 hours of play (We got there at 3 and stayed until closing time) and plenty of people were there to play with (They were completely booked until 3, which is why that's the time we got there)


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All in all, Hotshots is a good field. It has it's faults, but it does make up for most of them, and I could recommend this field to anyone near it. It's cheap, fun, plenty of fields, and plenty of people to play with.
 

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