PROs: great resting area for between games, even has covered picnic tables in the rear. Indoor plumbing (who needs it anyway though, id just as soon go on a tree but i guess its a plus for those female players out there!). As for the actual play, the woodsball is great! Much better than MCP's. They have a king of the hill setup and thats my favorite one, but they also have a ghost town with 4 buildings, 2 of which have 2 stories, and it makes for an action packed quick packed game. The refs are also very good there, and they check ur velocity before you play so nobodys firin hot which is more than most fields do (from what ive heard at least).
CONs: Used to be BYOP for private parties and all u had to do was pay a little extra to get in, but they changed it so its FPO now and their paint is pretty expensive IMO ($85 a case). Its still BYOP for open play though i believe. The much anticipated boat course was a big dissapointment to me, it just seemed really boring. The speedball sucked too, compared to MCP's speedball.
CONCLUSION: all in all, if ur goin to bushwackers lookin to play some speedball, DONT!!! Now if ur lookin for somwhere with great woodsball then youve found the right place! i wouldnt reccomend private parties here anymore cause the paint is too expensive IMO but if u got the money, then ur in for a day of fun, so id say if u wanna just do open play then this would be a good place to go. Refs are very nice, and can be helpful for the most part. pretty nice joint if ya ask me, which is why i give it an 8
RECCOMENDATIONS: get there early, and by that i mean around 10:00 am (unless ur goin on a weekday with a private party cause then it wont b very crowded) because on a saturday afternoon, the line of people to refill co2/n2 can be HUGE. u also dont gotta bring lunch with ya cause usually 1-2 times a day one of the employees will go pick up a pizza for ya from just about anywhere (as long as u pay for it that is, o_O duh).
Last edited on Saturday, December 13th, 2003 at 3:12 pm PST
Bushwackers is a good place to begin paintballing because they rent out guns that most beginners start with. They rent out Tippmann 98 Customs, Tippmann Pro Carbines, and a gun from PMI. I'm not exactly sure which one but I know for a fact that its one of thier cheaper models. Bushwackers has about 10 playing fields which includes natural features such as trees, ditches, creeks, and so on. It may also include boards to hide behind and big forts to hide in. As far as service goes they don't have much of a pro shop and if your gun breaks they cant do much about it but they will let you borrow one of thiers. After a while i feel that it gets a little boring there because it seems that they dont change much in their fields. If you have your own gun make sure to buy paint else where because they overcharge. Overall I believe that Bushwackers field is fairly good.
Last edited on Saturday, November 29th, 2003 at 3:12 pm PST
BUSHWACKERS is the WORST place you could EVER go for paintball or anything else paintball related. The field refs there are awesome, but the management is the absolute worst I have ever seen. The owner is greedy(charges 85.00 for a case), the manager is rude and obnoxious, the fields are so horrible that is is unbelievale. If you ever consider playing here---DO NOT PLAY HERE!!!! If you ever consider working here--if the offer you a job---DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!!There is nothing good about this place period. Overall---THIS PLACE IS WORTH NOTHING!!!!!!
I've been playing at bushwhackers since before I could remember. There are some things I hate and love.
Nice staging area - They have a real bathroom, airconditioned main house where you can even order pizza.
Cool refs - The refs here and pretty cool and mostly laid back. Some refs may do more than others however they do promote safety quite well -- especially to 1st time private players.
HUGE open play/cool scenarios - I've seen 40+ people in open play here on a given sunday easy. Makes for very interesting games. Some cool scenario's are king of the hill, d-day invasion (or "the boat"), DEA (no longer there but CRAZY), and some of the new fields they have just rock. (Haven't been there in a while but I have a friend who ref's there.)
**Note: They do chronograph people now at random times because they have one of those hand-held chrono's now.
Prices - they pretty much do rape people on paint prices and it sucks. I dont really get affected too much because i bring my own paint/gun.
Speed ball/sup air - Non-existant at this field.
Time between games - Could be a *little shorter* -- one thing I hated about wacky warriors was the very short time between games -- some people like to rest or take care of something.
Uneven teams - sometimes they don't take into consideration if a team gets dominated 3 games in a row. It gets old when you're on the loosing team but usually if you ask the ref to even the teams he will have no problem doing so.
Last edited on Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 at 10:12 am PST
Terrible. I greatly dislike bushwackers, heres why.
1. Nothing but rec ball
2. Even the rec ball is bad
3. No speedball
4. Owner threw up all over my friend after my friend asking for an oreo.
5. Refs dont do their job.
6. Bad Concepts for rec ball
I do not suggest Bushwackers for people who want to become better players, you should go to Merrimac or Gateway. Bushwackers is possibly the worst course i have ever been to.
well, i cut my paintball teeth on bushwhackers at their old location, and since their new location opened up i've been playing and working their since. however, i am giving up on bushwhackers for many reasons.
i know the owner and he makes a killing on paint prices. while entry fee and his other prices are pretty competitive, he jacks up his paint prices. while this may not affect people who bring their own paint, i think it hurts the average baller who just goes out every now and then.
the key to paintball is safety. it should be every parks #1 priority. while the staff are well versed on the safety rules, and they do give thurough safety briefings, enforcement is almost non-existent. they have no chrono station, and the only time i have seen people chrono out there is at the insistence of me or one of the more experienced guys after we feel like we've been hit with a baseball bat. then it will turn out that some little kid with a tippmann was shooting like 420fps the whole day. they also have lax enforement of the goggle and barrel plug rules. they will yell at you, and maybe even sit you a game, but in four years the only people who have been kicked out for goggle and barrel plug violations were people i personally escorted out. i've reffed there many times, and it seemed like sometimes i was the only one enforcing anything. most of the refs are nice enough guys, but they can be very lazy and undertrained. once we played a game where we had to find the ref while he took a nap in the woods.
i know the owner personally and while he can be comely and friendly some of the time, he can be pretty mean and uncaring as well. he doens't care about input from the players, refs, or even his friends. i have offered to volunteer, along with several of my paintball buddies, to go out and help fix up the fields, chrono the rental markers, and just help him to improve the place a bit. i have even asked him if i could ref for free or for paint. he will not accept our help. he has very little care for what the players want. he cares very little for improving the fields. he cares very little for people who have been playing there for as long as i have.
very little competition:
like me, many experienced paintballers have decided to call it quits at bushwhackers. they is very little competition, no tournaments, and lots of people who don't know a whole lot about paintball. while i am trying to become a well rounded player of tournament, scenario, and recreational paintball, i don't think bushwhackers offers me any competition any more.
if you are new, brave, and have money, i suppose bushwhackers isn't too bad. it has some very fun fields, and some very fun games (such as DEA and President Assasin), and even a boat. however, if you are an experienced player looking for a safe, friendly, competitive field, don't look at bushwhackers.
wacky warriors which is a pretty good but bushwackers is my second home. and fearless fighter but ha dont even get me started that place is horrible
bushwackers is a good feild thay have some really fun scenarios. but i admit they do have some flaws
flaws: the refs dont do jack. sometimes u have to wait like 20 minutes between games but its like that almost everywhere. the boat used to be broke all the time but they got a new one and it runs almost all the time. they like to play the same game over and over. if u rent a gun they make u buy their really expencive paint its like $28 for 500
good side: people are nice. free fills! the feilds are really nice. they have a game called DEA and the objective is to get into one of the buildings (there used to be one but it fell down so they have 3 now) shoot all the drug guys. its really hard to get to the building the druggies are shooting at u the whole time. a really cool crazy town feild. there is alot of good competition there which makes it a little more interesting
overall its a really cool place to go and hang out with friends and a birthday party field.
wacky warriors is to strict and fearless fighters sucks paintballs
Wacky Warriors West - Much Better. Sometimes crowded but you can always get in a game or get air filled really quick
Wacky Warriors East - Much better. This field if alot of fun if you want to play some long, intense games. It usually isn't very crowded and you can always get quick personalized service.
I decided to check this place out because I'd heard several people say that they had some fun fields. Well, they were half right.
First, the good: They have some really cool fields to play. They also try to set up some of the games like mini-scenarios which makes it more fun. The employees were all very friendly, more so than most other fields in the area. The refs seemed to actually CARE what was going on in the games which doesn't happen at some places. Also, they have a nice infrastructure. There is a real building with running water, a nice staging area with picnic tables, and another park shelter type building for parties.
Second, the bad: If you go to this place, be prepared to wait... alot... then wait some more, then wait even more. The counter where you register and get air refills is in a corner and it about 10'x10'. They have one CO2 fill station, and one N2 fill station. It was busy with at least 100 people playing the day I went, probably more like 150 (there were 6 or so private groups and apx. 50 open players). I had to wait in line about 15 minutes to check in, 20 minute for my first CO2 fill, then another 20 minutes after that for an open play game to start. I got there a little after noon, and wasn't on a playing field until 1:15.
In subsequent games it was all repeated. There is an average wait of about 15 minutes for air for CO2. I saw a couple guys with N2 systems successfully bypass the air lines by grabbing a passing ref and asking for a "quick fill" but there were also plenty of N2 people waiting in line. They only have one fill station, so even if there are a hundred people waiting for a refill, they won't do it any faster. Open play games are spaced at about 30 minutes to and hour apart depending on what field is played. They only ran one open play game at a time, and there were at least 50 people in each game, so if you are unlucky and get shot out in the beginning, you will probably be stuck for at least 45 minutes before going out again.
I can say that I definitely won't go to Bushwackers again for open play. The wait is just WAY WAY too long when you can go to wacky warriors and usually jump into a game as soon as you're ready to go. I would consider playing here again if it was a private group on a weekday just because the fields were really cool. Also, if you happen to have several bottles and can get your air filled before going to the field it would probably be worth going (should only cost $10 if you don't need air).
I give Bushwackers one point for fun fields, a half point for friendly employees, and a half point for the nice infrastructure for a total of 3.
Last edited on Monday, September 22nd, 2003 at 1:49 pm PST
Wacky Warriors: Better than Bushwackers
Meramac Challenge: Bushwackers is much better
-Good woods ball fields
-Great staging area
-Bring your own paint
-Plenty of people work there so there is always help if you need it
-Ref's are cool
-Awsome "ghost town"
-Fun "Drug Enforcment Agency" scenario
-No 7 year old kids with autocockers
-They never chronograph anyone
-Boat never works
-It is true that the ref stands in one spot watching, but what do you people expect, he cant watch all 50-60 people individually
Bushwackers is the best place to go and play open play with your friends, but its a lower level of play than other fields in the area if you are a more experienced player.
the fields are hilly and makes it more interesting
some of the senarios are pretty cool(king of the hill, dea, the boat)
big open plays
most of the refs stand in one spot and make all the calls from there and don't seem to care too much
a few times they have given their shield to players which makes it a lot harder to hit them
when i've gone with a reserved group it seems to take forever to sign in
the boat is broken all the time
lots of people shoot hot
overall its got some of the coolest fields and is a lot of fun, too bad alot the refs don't seem to be doing their jobs