I have played at this feild a lot. I am the main local that plays there, I love this feild, not only is the feild very easy to get used to. The enviornment is great. The people are awesome, the owners is the nicest man I have ever met. And the feild is very safe. I love this feild and compared to other feilds. This feild is grear for tournament players or newbs.
OSG - More variety, quite pricy.
Planet - Indoor.
Flying dutchmans - Much larger, cheaper, far away.
I came up to Vindico this past weekend for the tournament series they were holding. The first thing I honestly noticed was that the field and bunkers looked fairly small for an outdoor speedball course, but I didn't think too much of it. We parked off to the side and began to get set up, which the staff helped everyone move along quickly and get organized. The tournament was efficiently run without much annoying downtime between games, but plenty of time to refill and such. Air and paint was readily available on site, but the quality of the $60/case premiums was questionable and personally I found the price to be a tad bit too high for what you were getting. Before EVERY game guns were checked for velocity, bounce, ramping and etc, which I found quite refreshing.
The layout of the field I hear changes quite a bit, which is good because I found that particular setup to be a bit sparse. The staff/refs are excellent, some of the best I've ever had experience with. The owner was at the tourney and was an extremely welcoming and friendly man. After every game we chat for a few moments and he would excitedly talk about his field and his son and their plans for the future and so on. All in all he was just a great guy and his involvedness in his field makes me really want to go back there.
By the end of the tourney, I had a great time and though the drive is rather long I would definitely come up again to play.
OSG - Great field, but it's expensive
Adventure Games - Another great/expensive field
Planet - Indoor field, hard to compare
PB Alley - is this even around still?
Owens Farm - BYOP, $15 field fee for only 4 hours, only open sunday
My team and I went up here for a tournament. I've never played here for rec. play so I don't know what they have for fields other than the sup'air course. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome and we were able to get our paint and air very quickly. After a short meeting to cover all the basic rules we started playing. It was very well organized and paced exceptionally well. It was a small tourney (7 teams) so it's definitely a different experience from the larger tourneys where things can be rushed. One of the best things was that before every games every player on each team had their guns chonoed by the refs to check for not only FPS but bounce as well. All the teams there had good attitudes and everything went smoothly. Of course it was made yet smoother by the excellent staff on hand. There were plenty of people on hand to help. They were all nice, especially the owner who really stood out. Normally the owners are kinda off to the side, but this guy was really helpful and knows how to run a business. The only issues were that the paint was expensive ($60 Premiums, it's a tourney shouldn't the paint be cheaper?) and the field could have been slightly better (like having some larger bunkers). Also parking could use some work.
Overall it was awesome. I would recommend it to anyone that was to try one of the tourneys. I wouldn't hesitate to go down for rec. play, even though I haven't seen the othe fields the staff is really accommodating and you'll have a good day no matter what.