I Really like the Snipers Trail Its sweet.Me and my friend always do that I ve only been president twice.The prices are ok but theyre Kinda like Zombies with price signs on their head.HeHEHe.The people their are pretty nice but I would reccomend a different place for new players.
The staging is not safe...what with ppl shooting off into the woods or just wasting air in whatever direction.
The young staff know what they are doing (even if they arn't very proactive)
The owner (and staff) is friendly and actually cleaned my (and my friends) gun when I asked him what kind of oil to use
We got coupons because it started to rain (even though we played through)
The "junkyard" is a lot of fun
Overall I like playing there...it's close to my house and not too expensive...they have some good fields....you may have to start your own games but who really cares...I give it an 8/10 because of the safety problem
Last edited on Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 at 9:47 am PST
none, simply because there are not very many fields in my area.
Many people have bagged on this field for the wrong reasons. Number one, the people who said that its not safe have obviously not visted lately. they have a large yellow sign that says "barrel plugs in during staging". they will even provide you with a barrel plug if you need it. I`ve also read that people dont like the "underaged staff". Yes, many of them are young ,but,there experience has been seriously overlooked. They know what there doing. What is true,though,is that starting the games can be a little long sometimes but can be solved by simply getting the refs attention.
Moving on to description, these fields are very well laid out. I will try describe them all the best I can
1. the junk yard
the field with most activity, it has a fairly simple layout. inside the boundary, there is a declene from one end to the other with a starting sandbag bunker at each end. The "top" or higher end of the field has the obvious advantage so usaully the bottom gets one extra man. As its name implies, there are small bits of junk like old car parts, barrels,and wood pallets lying around for cover.
probably the coolest field on the whole property, It has a more "scanario" feel to it.
There is one attack team and one defense team. The defending team stays in a dug-out pit about 15x15. There is a sniper tower in the center about 10 feet tall (you are actually only about 4 feet off the ground but ad your height and you`ve got a pretty high view). It is dug in such a way that the dirt that originally filled the whole has formed its own "wall" around the whole pit. The attacking team has to attack the base until all occupants are out. As you probably guessed, there are more attackers than defenders
A field just like junk yard,excepct thicker woods and less man made cover. Its also a smaller field. Not a real eye opener
Another interesting scenario game is snipers trail. 1/5 of the present group goes and hides along a trail cut out of a thick patch of woods. The rest of the group has to succesfully escort a designated player (the "president") to the end of the trail without him being eliminated by the snipers.
On certain weekends during the month, they set up inflated bunkers in a big open area
I hope this article is helpful to all who read it
Last edited on Tuesday, July 13th, 2004 at 9:49 am PST
I've only been to the field twice, but I expect to return in the next few weeks over summer. I may not be experienced but i know what i like in a field, pb adventures has some nice courses, some we couldnt play on because they are in need of repair, but the fields they were using were nice. the field "gauntlet" has been fixed up from the first time i came. It is an attack and defend game, and there is a base with a sniper turret cut made out of that corrugated drain pipe stuff, and other bunkers at the base, and the attacking side has mostly wooded cover, but a few bunkers. this field was fun, and the workers said they would be adding on to it even more over their summer break.
the workers are all fairly young, they look about 16, or 15 but they know what they are doing. the safety speaches they give are good, but i feel they should give them more often. they seemed to have stepped up their safety since my first visit due to a few complaints. however the owner, brian, said that they have never had a safety related issue out at the field. Overall i think the staff was fairly good and capable. the one thing i disliked about the staff was that they seemed overwhelmed. i think that they were slightly understaffed, maybe i was just there on some bad days though.
the prices are competitive, with draxus blaze paint for only 52 per case of 2000. they also had a few cases of draxus midnight for 48 dollars a case. the co2 is only 7 dollars for all day, which is better than army navy's single fills for 4 or 5 dollars.
The only big set-back was the parking. there is a construction company that shares the road and nobody can park close to the field because of the big trucks and equipment, so you have to park on the road leading into the place, which isnt a big deal, but something i hope they work on. overall i give this field an 8 out of 10, and i hope to come back again soon.
Wild Bills Paintball: Great for speed ball and airball.
Paintball Bro: never played there
Firstcoast Paintball: Great fields, kind of a far drive.
Well I had been to PB Adventures before and it wasn't run very well but I decided to try it again. I was kind of shocked to see that the owner just stayed in the trailer and let little kids run the place.
The paint was crap and pretty exspensive. The fields were god but we only played on one field because something was happening with the other ones.
The staging area was VERYYYY unsafe. People were just shooting at little targets without wearing googles or putting in barrel plugs or barrel condoms.
Pretty good woodsball,crappy staff,crappy paint, VERY VERY UNSAFE!
Last edited on Tuesday, June 1st, 2004 at 8:56 am PST
I will have to agree, the field did have some bad days and big problems last month. but they finally got things rolling again.
I was talking to one of the older guys there, Erik and hes been working there awhile and he told me that thins are never as disorganized as they were for those 2 or 3 weeks. Some of it due to two new staff members that were hired during that time period.
They redid the some of the fields, especially one called gauntlet, the base was entirely redone and the attacking side was done up very well, there is not "crappy side" to be on that you get on some other attack and defend games ive played at other fields. it is now ALOT of fun.
I am not sure what problems you see on the way there safety at the field. During my bothers birthday party that we had there, the ref gave a through speech on safety and did not leave anything out. He made sure that every fired and tested there weapons near the chrono behind a blue trailer in a designated area. And all of the rentals that were handed out had barrel plugs and made sure they were used in staging area and were required to pay 3 dollars to replace it if it was lost. The ref was great and in fact i think my dad gave him a $25 tip because ever thing ran so smoothly.
All i can say is that everyone has their good days and their bad days. what you guys probably witnessed was one of their bad days, especially if it was a busy one, all they need is to have one simple problem hold them back and everything can get messed up.
and one reason the serive may be slow compared to other fields is because Paintball Adventures ALWAYS has more people playing than other fields, other fields service is better because they don't have as many people there. Plus, you cannot complain about the prices there either, 10 dollars field fee (as usual) $15 for a 50 round bag of blaze, and $52 for a case of blaze, (also have $14 bags, adn $48 cases.) plus all day Co2 is only $7! and All day Compressed air is only $5. You get a rental for $26 but technically are only paying $9, considering that it includes you $10 field fee, and $7 all day c02 for the guns rental tank that comes with it. so if u break it down
I would definitely recommend this field. If you have had a bad experience with this field i would say come back and give them a second chance, I overheard some of the employees talking about some nice plans they are about to start with the fields and a sweet upcoming scenario with lots of cool scenario props. I have played at Wild Bills and was impressed at first, mostly because it was just so different, but I soon found out that the total of 3 fields just wasn't enough to satisfy my paint balling appetite. I became bored with the field, and it has begun loosing business rapidly, unlike paintball adventures, even though there are some ppl like these two guys that have problems, there has always been people there, and they way i see it. as long as paintball still exists in Jacksonville, they will always have business there.
Last edited on Friday, April 16th, 2004 at 11:10 pm PST
I have played at PBA almost every week for the past two years. I have always enjoyed the games and the staff. The refs are fun and show a great deal of imagination in the selection of games. The prices are excellant ($48/case of blaze) and the airsmith (Chad)is very knowledgable. The field is recreational and wooded. Lots of so-called 'pro' players bad-rap PBA because the owner won't make it all speedball. I like the rec play and the way PBA is run. I like the way the refs talk you the players about safety rather than trying to embarrass you like at other fields. I suggest you try PBA if you're into rec play. I you're into the arrogant pro-player attitudes or speedball all day, then you might want to go elsewhere.
First coast paintball - a little bit more expensive, but much better service and a better operation
All American paintball - kinda expensive, rental gear is low quality (cheap rebels), woods course is weak, however, REALLY fun assault course, nice speedball course. Great service.
I've only had one trip to this facility and that'll be my last. Though they have a great area to play in, and several very good courses, they are very weak on the operational side of the game.
The office area and staging area aren't anything to look at, they are very functional with lots of high tables to leave your gear on and work on your gun. I've never been to a place with as much counter space as PB Adventures, I found it extremely helpful to have it.
They don't have a chrono station, you have to hunt down their hand held job. A chrono station was something I thought every field would have for safety reasons. I don't even know if they chrono their rental guns.
The refs were too young. Of all the people working there on this day, three didn't appear to be over 15 years old and there was only one adult, he didn't do much. I've seen many places that use younger kids to run the show, but these kids couldn't hack it. Two of the kids were refs and they seemed little interested in starting games. Of the four games i played (in FIVE hours) I had to prompt the refs three times. Otherwise people just sat around waiting. Had it not been for myself and some other motivated players, I don't know if we would have played at all.
Safety was also something that appeared to be completely alien to this operation. At First Coast Paintball they made it very clear that you would wear your mask on the field, you would chrono you gun, and you would have a barrel plug installed in the staging area. There was no such safety brief at PB Adventures. There were no signs that I remember seeing about barrel plugs or masks.
First Coast Paintball is a bit of a drive but I think they're worth it. I wouldn't go back to PB adventures unless they got their act together (and gave me a coupon or two). Great potential here, just a lack of effort.
First Coast PB: Large varity of speedball fields.
All American PB: Good staff, friendly owner, growing, good crowd.
M.I. PB: Small, could be much better.
My expirences there were about a year ago. I can't comment on what is happening current except but heresay, which I won't.
It was the most dangerous PB field I have ever been at. I don't mean in terms of game, but safety. The refs did not monitor the staging area at all. People were not chronoed in (I had to hunt down a ref to find me a chrono). Almost no one was using a barrel condom or plug. Players were shooting wily nily all over the place. It was foolish.
All the games that day were played on the same woods/speedball course. It was a large field with shoddy bunkers. It had potential but for the most part a boring design.
There was too much time in between games. The refs (most. not all) seemed far more interested in playing around and yapping than running a business.
There are better fields in town for a better price.