Overall this is a pretty good field to play at... It was my first time playing at this fiend and I would have to say overall I approve.
First off.. Field is a bit out of the way so is a bit of a negative towards it and the kenosha road isnt overly marked as having the field on the road, but the site's online directions arent too bad, plus there is always mapquest (although pbreview shows the distance being 8 miles from omaha area compared to mapquest declaring 24 ish)
The prices were a little above average compared to what I am used to paying... Low grade paint was $17 a bag of 500, field fee was $10 although air/co2 was included so that was not so bad. My friends had to rent some gear and that was $30 with 500 rounds (98 custom rental), $25 with 200 rounds, or the $27 I paid bringing my own gear so the pricing could be adjusted a bit, but the field needs to make a profit too so it wasnt too bad.
The field layout itself wasnt too bad as the boundaries were marked off with yellow rope and pink flags tied off to the tops of the trees, bunkers mostly consisted of wood piles thrown together, and occassionally some other things like a old truck and some pallets would be used. It had a fairly neat setup since there is a small creek that runs through the center along with some sandbag bunkers at the edge of the creek as well as some wood beams going across as bridges kind of gave it a battlefield feel.
Only a few downsides from what I saw that couldnt be helped for the most part:
The rental guns have been rather abused by the players to the point where the black finish is pretty much GONE from the guns, the co2 guages look broken on some, and the field does not rent out hpa tanks... luckily, however, the group of players there was a great crowd and one had a spare tank he loaned me for the full day.
I thought the field could also use some sort of food stand set up though, something like hot dogs or something, but there was at least a fire pit where some of the players were cooking food so I suppose just bring some yourself :) On the upside though, they had a port-a-potty which isnt usually a common thing at outdoor fields.
Overall, a decent field that I wouldnt mind playing again as long as you dont mind the price and the distance out of town.
mad cow and Nebraska paintball. Compared to husker mad cow and Nebraska paintball just plain suck. There fields aren't as good. And the service is horrible as compared to husker. Val huskers owner will always be there to help you and will treat u with total and complete respect (val ut the siz)
Husker may be a little further away but the 15 more minutes are well worth it. Nothing can compare to woods ball at husker and that's that. At husker u will feel as tho u have had an experience that is well worth your money. i highly recommend that u visit husker, not the wanna be's like madcow and so on.
I have also played at High Altitude, which I have also posted a review for. Between the two I would choose Husker Paintball every time hands down. The extra 15 minutes it takes to get there from Omaha is well worth it.
Husker Paintball has 7 fields - 1 speed, bunker hill (take the hill scenario), and 5 wooded courses. All the fields are fun.
Safety is the top priority here, which I didn't fully appreciate until I played at High Altitude. The staff at Husker makes it clear what the safety rules are and they are quick to enforce them.
I really don't have anything to criticize here. If you play paintball outdoors, Husker Paintball is the place to be.
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I played this field and i have to say that i have played alot better. I went hoping to play some speed ball but when i got there it felt more like woods ball from all the plants. so i played woods ball on field 4 and i got shot by someone on field 1 i belive i had my back to that field and i got hit from behind. so there is no denying that they need to do something about this problem like nets in between fields. and my friend went there recently and said that everything had been move from where the fields were and was no where to be found.
I have playing at husker for two years now it was the first field i had ever played on. The woods ball fields are nice they are really diverse because some are very wooded and great for stealth others are very open so it's like speed balling in the woods. The bunker hill field is a great field to it fast and there's not alot of time like speed ball but it has a twist in that only one team goes for the flag so it's something new. Huskers staff is great their friendly and fun will at the same time they keep everything inline. The only problem I have with Husker is they hed more speedball. So I think husker is great field and nonce they put the new field in it will be even better.
I have been to husker a few times. I have played almost everywhere in nebraska. Ill start with the good things. There are a lot of woods fields well laid out. Staff was nice.
The not so good he had cheep paint for high price and no air ball and no speed ball. Its also a field paint only field. If anyone want to know anything else about it email me firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great field. All the staff is really nice. If you have a problem they will fix it for you.
The fields: AWESOME!! They have one speed ball field that is pretty cool, they have about 4 wooded areas that are pretty big. One of the fields probably could be split in half its so big.
The food there is pretty good too. But you have to be there from like 12 to 1 or you will miss out on all the hot dogs and hamburgers.
They have alot of guns. They have about 30 tipmanns. They are workin pretty good. But i bring my own gun.
I think you should really try out this field.
One more thing is that when they say fallow the signs, fallow the signs. It kinda hard to find.
Today was my first paintball experience. I was totally blown away. Not only was it the ultimate adrenaline rush, but the fields were extremely fun to play, the staff was very courteous and took the time to explain the rules and how to play along with safety instructions and help with fine-tuning the rental marker. Although I really didn't have any expectations, other than being pelted with paintballs, the staff and refs ensured an exciting game.
My only dissatisfactions were the fact that many of us were completely new to the courses and were not fully aware of the boundaries and layout as some of the more experienced players were. This put us at a distinct disadvantage as we really didn't know where we were going. Also, the minimum maint. road leading into the field should be considered more of a liability rather than a path to get to play. Thankfully we had 4 wheel drive.
This is probably the best rec ball field in the Midwest
There are now 5 woods fields and a speedball field. Each woods field is completely different from the next. The team at Husker takes full advantage of ridges, dips, creeks, islands, and other terrain features. For those used to sup air fields this is a big change. Most of the bunkers are plywood or pallets with some tire, sandbag, and spool bunkers thrown in. This field is great for the first time player. The rental markers are all Tippmann products and are kept in great condition and all use HPA. And not to mention they are reasonably priced.
The one feature that keeps bringing me back is the ownship and the ref crew. They are very friendly and are willing to talk to everyone. The keep a very relaxed attitude and put stressed out screamers in place to make sure everyone has fun. The refs stress safety. And reinterate "masks on" almost to the point where its annoying, but that is a good thing. Everyone chronos to start the day and if someone looks hot, they're asked to chrono again.
The downside that I keep hearing is that the paint is overpriced, but as for me I almost expect to get $60 to $70 for a case of paint at any field. But in Husker has don e a good job of upgrading paint and providing a variety instead of just one brand.
Husker also makes up for the paint by having two customer appreciation days per year where there is no field fee, free fills, and $55 cases of paint. This event is always a success and usually draws over 200 people per event, which is a site everyone should see at least once.
I'm going to give Husker a 9 just because there is always room to improve. If you're looking for a speedball field, this probably isn't for you. But if you just want to have a good time, this is your best bet.