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Bellows Recreational Field

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Location: Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795
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hawaiiballa21 Saturday, January 20th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: January 14th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
kaneohe
Review: easily the best field i have ever played on and i have played at around 15 or 16 Fields. they have two major fields a woods ball field and a speed ball field on the woods ball field they play regular 15 minute games with around 5 to 10 minute breaks they have a recycle which is if you are hit in the first 10 minutes of the game you can go back to your flag and you're back in the game which is one of the best procedures i have ever seen. if you and a few people want to play speed ball ask the head ref and he will have a ref go out to the field and ref it. great service and extremely friendly i had to use a rental a few times while my gun was being worked on and their rentals are the best rentals i have ever seen and when you rent they give you a full Hopper of paint. if you buy the highest quality paint and rent full gear its about 65-75 dollars the manager is extremely friendly and will answer any questions about paintball or anything for that matter. the refs are great and see everything that happens so ther is no wiping or cheating of any kind and they are great and will lend a squeegee if you need and give advice almost all refs are vets and know a lot about the game. there there are also other rentals they rent pod packs for 5 dollars and sell pods full of paint for 5 dollars a peice they play almost any games you can think of and are always up for suggestions it is very family oriented my parents are very protective and they will drop me off for a full day and be fine. the last thing i want to add is if you like to play a lot then if you pay on Saturday on sunday it is completely free 4except for paint and the only bad thing is the field floor is sand even on the speed ball field which is a big problem if you like to dive like myself other than that a 10 out of 10 easy oh and they sell drinks have a mandatory lunch break in the middle of every day and ter i a store that sells everything you could think of for paintball this field is highly recommended without a doubt

mike
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chezta1 Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: December 9th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Paintball Hawaii
Review: Nice staff, cool field set up for woodsball players. Bunkers and bridge and a unique game play. only down side is that field paint is expensive $50 for field paint. If they allowed BYOP (bring your own paint) this would attract more speedball players regularly like myself who play often @ Kaneohe Marine base.
Last edited on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 at 11:47 pm PST
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Fridaddy Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: September 15th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
There are several, but they are all Speedball type
Directions
to the Field:
Its better if you go to the website and check. There are some formalities in getting onto a military base, so follow the directions carefully.
Review: I had been posting on various Hawaii fields forums asking about fields to play at while I was in Hawaii. Most people PM'm me saying I should try this field. When I Bellows called Saturday morning I asked "Got room there for an old guy w/ a pump" the reply was "Only if your Fridaddy." I knew I was going to have a good time.

The field:

Its about a 65-75 yard round "bowl" with various bunkers around it surrounded on three sides by the dense Hawaiian brush. The bunkers start from a small house in the bottom of the bowl to various structures, stick bunkers, and standups around it. One side has a tremendous amount of cover while the other side (the bridge side) has somewhat less. Some game the brush is open for play. Be forewarned, that brush is thick...real thick at times.

The base is sand, while that allows for easy jumping, sliding and the like, it's hard to run in. You'll get your work out there. Also if you slide keep your marker up and out of the sand for obvious reasons.

The owner just put in a tire field for the speedball players. There is discussion of more fields being put up.

The games:

15 minute games, and quite varied games, several types of capture the flag, scramble start, elimination, and the head ref is open to suggestions. They have a innovative idea in the "recycle" window. The first ten minutes if you get hit you go to your flag station and you tag back in! This allows players to be a little more aggressive and still get a full days play in.

They have a mandatory surrender rule, well that is becoming a industry standard now. I think its 20 feet but I may be wrong. The line is "surrender or die" which is unique.

The staff:

Kick ass staff. The head ref was always on top of the play and his asst refs. Friendly check-in staff willing to help.

The field owner went out of his way to make me feel at home there. He showed me around the field and asked several questions on field operations. Its was obvious he wanted to make his field better. Look for more and better games from this field!

Mandatory chrono every time you enter the field, however the there are two chronos so the line is small. Goggles on and plugs in at all times on the field until the ref gives the OK to unplug the markers just before the game.

The Players:

I sat down next to a group of younger players who wanted to know more about my marker (NW9) they were friendly and many broke out pump markers for the rest of the day. I kinda teamed up with a local Navy guy and one of the field pros. Took me under their wing and started showing me the angels and shots to take.

I must point out two incidents that typify the play there. The two players noted above noticed a first time player sitting waiting for the game. It wasn't hard to notice her she was someones mom in denim knee-high shorts and white shirt and a denim vest, in other words she wasn't dressed at all for paintball. Her son was playing and she wanted to see what it was like. They took on the role of "bodyguards: and showed her how to play and were to go. At one point we were all in the house in the center of the bowl, it started getting real harry in there as wer were surrounded from three sides. These two guys pulled the new players (including the mom) out so they wouldn't get hammered. Talk about looking out for the newbies! That mom could have easy been a Paintball naysayer, but she commented on how the players around her kept an eye on her and her son making them part of the play.

A second incident, I was playing round robin about this house with a opposing player (and many of his his tream too). After about 3-4 minutes I got him with a snap shot through a window. He walked over and shook my hand laughing about the small battle we had just had. That's sportsmanship!

I know every field has its bad players, the wipers, the cheaters, I did not see much of that there.


Food and such:

Its a dry field and unless your military you need to go off site for food. Bring food and LOTSA WATER. It is Hawaii, it could be warm but it is humid. You will sweat and sweat...and sweat more. But the day I was there the tradewinds were up and right off the ocean, so the day was beautiful for paintball.

All in all I had a wonderful time at this field. I will be linking to it on our team website as soon as I get home (OK as soon as I get off my but and update the site) If your going to Hawaii, or a resident of Hawaii try this field out, you wont be disappointed!

Look for more games and ideas coming out of Bellows Paintball in2007!
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doughboy99 Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: April 16th, 2005
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Every field in hawaii
Review: At first I was really looking forward to this field based off of what friends told me. When we were going through the pre-game breifings I was becoming increasingly irritated with some of their rules. Namely the maditory surrender rule, which is a perfect way to get shot in the throat and point blank range, and the recycle rule, which makes you waste tons of paint and air, and makes games last longer.

The field however was awesome. It was huge, and the bunker layout was great. The sand made it one helluva workout.

All in all, I would go again, but I wish their rules would change.
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snake117 Sunday, May 28th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: May 26th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
paintballhawaii
Review: This is the best paintball field when i played i went on the field and my gun broke so i had to rent so i needed 25 dollars but he said that he will let me rent the gun for FREE!!!! those were good rental guns to very accurate i just want to say the bad thing is the field paint to expensive best place to go
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Slvrslinky Monday, May 8th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 years  
Last There: May 3rd, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
N/A
Directions
to the Field:
Easy to find at the end of the main street in and out of Bellows
Review: I just wanted to pop-on and relay to the crew at Island Paintball that they are doing an outstanding job running the field. They have always been great when setting up private games and open play on the weekends seem to go pretty smoothly. I've been around paintball around 15 years and used to be a head ref way back when, so I have some feelings about this department. Playing at this field is like playing with our old/new friends, with no pressure, in the woods near your house. They really make enjoying the game first and do their best to give everyone the chance for continued play.

Some positive things about the field:
Plenty of room to roam on the main field
Friendly and from what I've seen "Fair" staff
Ability to rent field during the week for just your friends/co-workers
Good prices, albeit the all day air could be a bit less ($25 rental, $10 own equip, $10 all day air, and $40'ish to $65'ish for cases of paint)
Closest to woodsball you'll get on this island
Pumps can do as well as semi's on the field
"Recycle" - Great for the new players so they have a chance to keep playing/also makes for fast gameplay in the beginning of games for field advantage.

Negative aspects
Tropical setting (High temps/humidity) (Kind of a plus too)
If you aren't in the military, a bit of a drive for food/drinks
The wooded area gets overgrown very quickly and should be given more attention. It could make for tremendous games if given some attention during the week by the staff, it will cost money, but will increase customer satisfaction. (I realize manpower to do this is an issue too.)
Sand, it can get in places you don't want it to if you take a spill

All-in-all Keith has a diamond in the rough with this field and their head ref Shawn (sp) puts a tremendous amount of work into keeping the field in running order. With a little polishing and work on the woods/speedball area they will have the best field in the Pacific.

Have a great day!

Eric
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bigMANKEE Sunday, March 12th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: March 9th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Bellows only field I've played at.
Directions
to the Field:
Bellows AFS. mapquest it.
Review: My first experience with paintball came from this field, and I fell in love with paintball after playing on this field. As a newbie coming in, I had no idea what to expect. Shawn/Keith were awesome in helping me get associated with the sport, leaving me with some great info. The staff create a very friendly, family oriented setting.
The layout of the field is awesome for woodsball players. A variety of games, "recycle" is awesome. Great chance for MilSim experience. For me, it was like playing Desert Glory from Socom2(PSII game).
The times that I have been there (rented out the field with a group of friends/coworkers), the staff was patient and accomodating to our needs. excellence in service. The field size was great in accomodating 70 people from my Detachment.
I've been hooked to woodsball after playing here.
I highly recommend coming out to this field for an awesome (and life changing) experience.
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ethancaine Friday, February 17th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: February 4th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Review: Recent renovations, mostly minor, include cleaning up a lot of the smaller, less useful bunkers.

Recently added a great Tire field for the speedball players...

I always have a great time here. The refs are (mostly) friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Rated a 7 because of the hassle of the field being on military property, and that the field is almost always windy because of it's proximity to the beach.
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mynameislugnut Sunday, February 12th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: February 12th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Review: This field is great. Many bunkers and trees to hide behind. Prices are great, and the staff is really nice. When i was bunkered by four people. The ref made sure they stopped shooting me and got me out without to many welts. But there is a ditch. It is very difficult there because you cant see anything and people don't show mercy. But the tapeline is awesome. I give this field a ten.
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kiserchief808 Sunday, February 5th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: February 4th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
marine corps base
Review: One word, "RECYCLE". I didn't see any one mention that. Recycle is when you are hit and you can get back in the game by tagging your base, but it is only valid for the first ten minutes of the fifthteen minute game. This is a uniqe rule and it is only on the feild at Bellows. The staff, equipment, and feild is better than any other on the island in my opinion. It is for everyone.
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