I can honestly say that in the time that i've been playing Hinkle has changed alot. At first it was not that great. Expensive and the staff wasn't the greatest. Now its ALOT better. The prices have gone down drastically. I remember the good paint used to be about 70 bucks, now its gone down to around 55. Of course you could drop 70 bucks for 2000 rounds, but that's Evil, so trust me....it's worth it. Most of the staff working there know what they're doing. Of course there are a couple that don't, but they're new. The fields have improved as well. Now they have a curtain style netting between the two fields so both fields can be played on at once. It can get confusing doing that but you get used to it. True, there are alot of newbies there but that all just depends on when you go. Whenever I take my newbie friends i always go on weekdays, mostly friday, because i know that there won't be any experienced players besides me-i do this so they can enjoy themselves, not so i can beat on them-and if I want some decent competition I go on a saturday. That's when all of the good players are playing. The only gripe I have about the field is that they laid down wood chips ond the ground. As for tournaments i feel that they're ok. The prizes aren't the best-if you want really awesome prizes go to Ill F/X they got the best prizes in the state. The tourneys there are run well and the reffing is pretty good. Only problem I got with the tournaments is the way they catagorize them. Before they separated the rookie and novice divisions by if you had three years or less tourney experience you were rookie, anything higher you're novice. Now recently they changed that to over a year tourney experience you're novice. They may change that for the up coming tourneys, but that's how its was at the last one i played at. So all in all its a pretty good field. If you complain about having little if any competition you maybe going on the wrong day.
Last edited on Thursday, June 2nd, 2005 at 7:40 pm PST