forestfire (much better field, much better refs not so good on the equipment support), doodlebug indoor (way better refs, greasy field, way better equipment support), Kc Crusaders,
I used to go to this field when it was STP and enjoyed it. The new rec ball field is a bit too speedball for my tastes. It has almost no trees left on it and the layout gives a strong advantage to the side nearest the entrance. I strongly suggest that if you are to play here you check the ages of the refs. I didn't see anyone older then 16 and they where completely unprofessional. They didn't perform chrono checks or explain the safety rules before starting new players. The worest problem is that they mostly just stood around by the entrance and talked to there buddies that where playing in the game. One even told me where they other players where during the game. I could hardly believe that until he did it again. No refs would be better than those refs. So if you don't see someone old enough to atleast buy cigarettes don't play this field.
DBS Indoor, Outdoor, CDR, STP, Hole in the Wall, Splat Attack, Thrill Zone, KC.
Best urban outdoor by far.
Doodlebug has outdone them selves with this field. The indoor field is a blast to play at and the outdoor is just as fun. The recball field is big enough for games of up to 40 on 40 madness and has elements of many different types of fields. It has a woodsed section, a hyperball bunker section. Tall Grass section and a few cool structures such as a fake helicopter (Trailer with a propeller attached to it?) and a netting carwash. Games are exiting and not much time is wasted trying to find the oponents such as on larger fields. The field is designed well so that both sides are fairly even and its not a "camping" type of field which makes for better games.
The 2 speedball fields are great, two words sums up how great they are: Outdoor TURF! Its cool having tournament fields that are super level with a great playing surface so close. The fields are perfect for tournaments such as the NW survivor series with a 3 man format. The field has hosted all the way up to a 5 man format and I though fields were perfect. If you dont mind cleaning your goggles due to splatter, playing on the hyperball field is also fun, there are a crazy amount of cool shaped bunkers that should make all games enjoyable.
The staff is super nice and reffing is geared toward exactly what it should be, keeping players safe. Since there are only 1 or 2 refs per game on the woodsball field you cant expect them to pull out a player that you hit every time but you can expect them to get right on people who take their masks off inside the field and walk off the field without a barrel bag. I thinks its great because it makes an exellent environment for new paintballers to learn it.
Nelson paint is the best brand of paint I have ever shot and that is exactly what they sell at the field and at competitive prices too!
Rumer has it that there are plans to make the field even better! Plans include a full sized PSP speedball field (125 by 150 feet) and improving the urban combat aspect of the recball field by building buildings to create a village.
Overall I really could not ask for anything more in a paintball field for the new, experianced or occational paintball player
The DBS outdoor field looks like it's undergoing some renovations and hopefully some improvements. On my previous two visit the two airball and one speedball fields have been closed and don't have bunkers in place which is contrary to what the DBS website would have you believe listing the grass speedball field as always open and the airball fields as available. The turf on the two airball fields is pretty well trashed, though unless you're willing to drive to SPD in Mt Vernon you're not going to find anything much better locally. The rec field is always open though is a little small, especially when you get over 20 people playing per game.
The staff are fair, friendly and willing to let you play other games if you suggest them and enough other people agree. The entry fees and paint prices are reasonable and the field allows you to bring your own paint for a $5.00 premium. Safety rules (bags and masks) are enforced, guns are chrono'd and checked for automatic/ ramping fire which is always a good thing. There is ample room in the staging area to store your gear with shade in a few of the areas if you get in early.
The location has a ton of potential, I'm looking forward to seeing what DBS does with it.
Been to the other doodlebug field (everett/indoor) and had a decent time. The indoor place only has one field (speedball)
Directions to the Field:
directions on the website were good
So the place was a bit hard to find. Little signs did get us there. Once at the field I didn't know where the office was or anything. I think it's still being set up but there was a X field and rec field Air was available and free with field fee. Overall it could use some refinement but the staff was helpful and friendly.