Skyline is run like a business. Professional. Could use some more fields.
NM is run like an after school project. Has lots of potential though.
Went to North Mountain the first time I played. The fields are nice, people are nice.
Not the safest or best organized place though.
3rd game was on the mounds field. 7 on 7 total elimination. Halfway through the game a guy comes out of the weeds (out of bounds) from a 90 degree angle and shoots my friend in the arm twice from 5 feet away. Left 2 pretty bad blood blisters on his arm. The bad part about this was he not only came in from out of bounds... he was not in the game when it started.
The ref let 3 more people join the game 3 min. after it started. Now it was 10 on 7. and allowing people to come in from out of bounds. Unsafe. My friend was not pissed that he got the blood blisters, he was pissed at how he got them.
I would say that NM has possibilities. They just need to run the place better. Right now it seems like it is run by people who thought opening up paintball field would be a cool idea. Employing their buddies as refs with no real training.
Pace of play was very slow. It can be the same at skyline. Keep the games moving. I did not pay to sit around.
What can be done to fix NM.
1. Better safety enforcement from the refs.
2. More organization
3. get rid of the 12 inch high speed bumps.
4. Better area to work on stuff and sit down.
Seems like they have a good bit of land to expand if they get their crap in one sock.
I hope they do since it is only 10 min from my house. Now I drive 40 to go to skyline because of the lack of safety and organization.
Last edited on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 at 12:37 pm PST