i havent played any in the area i played at a couple in arizona i cant remember the names and those were good so is blodgett
the fields r pretty good , if ur a speedball player u would like the barrels the best, its is nicely spread out there isnt to much crap like the tires which is pretty cramped. if u like longer, slower games more like ur really out in iraq or sumthin(haha we got sadam) i would chose this field. the proshop is good. its got alot of paintball acessories and there is a place where they can make food thats great when u have limited time to b there. the cost is pretty expensive for paintballs (which arent that good ) and its not that expensive to get in. i like blodgett its the closest paintball field to me so i go down there on weekends.....
Blodgett is an overall good place to play. Good management, fields, shop, and refs. It has 4 fields: Sup Air, Tires, Barrels, and Woods. All are well kept and fun to play on. Good for Rec, Tourney, or Woodsball.Only down side is the paint prices, a little high. But overall good field to play on.
I had high hopes when me and a few of my paintball compadres decided to head out to Blodgett's to play. I stress the fact that that sentence is written in the past tense, because I had high hopes until I opened my case of paint. I was impressed when we pulled up. The fields were nice and it is an extremely spectator friendly. Now for the review...
----Pro-Shop: Pro-shop was very nice. Stocked with all kinds of paintball accessories and accomodated filling CO2 and HP air. They have a concession stand serving hot-dogs and hamburgers and cokes and even the Ms. Pac-Man arcade game tucked away in the corner. Guys behind the counter were very friendly, though I doubt their knowledge of paintball was very high. Owner, I believe his name is Rob, was a very kind guy and even allowed us to put up a flyer of a benefit tourney we are holding this weekend.
----Paint: Paint was absolute crap. There is no way I can say that this was any good paint whatsoever. I payed sixty five dollars for a case of deformed, dimpled paint that would fly crazy and barrel break every 3 or 4 shots. I strongly believe that sixty five buck for this junk paint is an extremely ridiculous price to pay, and when a member of my group complained to the owner about the paint, all he said was that we don't have a problem with our paint.
----Prices: Field fee = $10 (includes all day air)
Paint = $65 - $90 (per case)
Fields: Blodgett's has four fields use for play; Sup-Air, Tire Field, Barrel or Concept field, and Woodball:
----Sup-Air: Sup-Air set-up was much to be desired. It was not well thought out. There were very few angles on the field, and basically just needs to be changed up. A little more thought could go into that set-up.
----Tire field: Small and packed. The field was long and narrow. Huge tires made up the bunkers and there were little to no lanes to shoot or run. Visibility on the field was low because of this.
----Barrel/Concept field: By far the best field that they have. This field played very well. Huge canisters were the main bunkers with barrel stacks and a zig-zag snake made from pipe and some tires. This field was well planned and very fun to play.
----Woodball: Being a speed ball player I can't give a fair review of the woodball field even though I did play it a few times... didn't much care for it.
Ref: Yes, you read that right. It say "Ref", not "Refs". They had one staffed ref all day, believe his name was Joe, and he seemed as if he was new to the concept of reffing. Maybe the other refs had the day off or something, I do not know, but the reffing was lacking. I ref at a local field to me, so I know what to expect out of a ref, and I must say that I was let down. The majority of our games for the day were played without him and on the honor system. Games he was present for it was as if he was a spectator allowed on field. Wiping was going on like crazy and he even allowed the "home team" to walk on a game we were almost done with and ruin it.
Overall I did have some fun at Blodgetts, but not enough to make me drive and hour and pay eighty bucks again to play. Sorry boys, but you won't see me 'round 'dem parts no more.
Shockzone Paintball, I think it is better, you can BYOP and Sam's paint is cheaper.
Smakzone Paintball, Better for Rec-Ball purposes, and you can BYOP and the paint is cheaper also.
Blodgett is a good place to play, just that Shockzone paintball has a better air-ball field ( a new 7-man Extreme SupAirBall field) and a nice barrel field also. Blodgett has a great pro-shop though, very nice, Shockzone also has a nice pro-shop, and Shockzone has a nice store, looks brand new, while blodgetts is a little old, but still in great condition. Blodgett has a built in Food place, very nice for the hungry :). Blodgett is an okay place to play, but if you're limited on money and want to play some paintball, go to Shockzone or Smakzone, depending on if you want tourney ball or rec-ball respectively.
All in All, Blodgett is a awesome place to play, but Shockzone is a better deal, and if Blodgett still has that SniperBall stuff (They call it paint) for $65 a case, you can buy a case of Nitroduck First Choice for $45. But, Blodgett may have chaged the paint since I was there last. Good shop, just that in my opinion, Shockzone Beats them out.
Last edited on Sunday, December 21st, 2003 at 7:42 pm PST