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the executive paintball field is bad. the amount of time spent getting to the fields is a paine and the weather up in blandford is not that good. its far away from every thing. not to forget how expensive the paint is for such a bad field. what bothers is their no one ever their to play with and the reffs dont even give paint checks. i think their is much that they could improve on. some of the fields are falling apart and have nails hanging out and their indoor field is closed
Last edited on Friday, May 30th, 2003 at 7:22 am PST
Executive has both and indoor and an outdoor field. I will go into both for everyone...
Indoor Field: (Rumor is that the indoor field is closed)
The games are very quick due to the small field size. They do split games up between those who bring their own equipment and those that rent. This certainly allows the newer folks to get accustomed to the feel of the game. Renters are allowed to "move up" to the other games whenever they want. The field setup is basically big 10 gallon drums stacked in pyramid forms, scattered throughout the field.
I've had trouble getting a Nitro fill on occasion, and when they do fill it, it isn't full. The floors are carpeted so after a few games, it gets real slippery. The do vaccuum, but it really doesn't help. Their paint isn't the best, and they insist that you use field paint only. Fields that allow you to bring your own paint, but charge a higher fee make me happy since their paint is usually the cheapest stuff around.
A decent indoor field although a little small. 7 out of 10.
Their Alamo field is quite good. A two story fort that basically gets surrounded and the defenders have to fight their way out. A very fun scenario. They state that they are building more fields, but there were only 5 the last time I went.
It's quite a long drive to get there. Especially from my part of Massachusetts, but even if you are in Western Mass, it's a trip. We always arrive early to this field and find that we stand around waiting to start for a few hours. The last time we played, we arrived at 10am and didn't get into our first game until 1pm. That is unacceptable, especially since other fields I go to start promptly at 9am. Their fields are not well marked. In one game I pulled the other Team's flag and returned it, only to find out that we had pulled the flag on a completely different field. The refs at time don't seem to care when playing on wooded fields. In many games, players walking back from the staging area have just walked into the middle of an ongoing game and finished the game. It may be a case of too few refs to cover too many players. On certain days Nitro fills are non-existent, and the other days you can't get a full fill. You trying playing on top of a mountain in the cold with CO2.
I am not happy with the outdoor fields. Besides the Alamo, it isn't worth dealing with the bad reffing and dismal paint. I haven't been back in 6 months, so maybe it has gotten better. 5 out of 10.
Last edited on Sunday, April 6th, 2003 at 11:34 am PST