J&D PaintBall, New Bremen, OH
Buckeye Paintball, Lima/Shawnee area - NOW forever CLOSED
Directions to the Field:
Best way is to get off I-75 at mile marker 90 (Fair Road) head WEST. Keep going West and take the angle to the southwest. Right were Fair Road takes a hard left turning into Conservancy Road going due south the Cutters parking lot is 50 feet on the right. Signs are posted/present! Total mileage to Cutters from I-75 is about 6-7 miles. Cutters is near Lonkington and just above the Miami/Shelby County line.
Cutter's is a good field that centers on the Fox Creek running thru the center of the field (east to west). There are three bridges across the field. The field is usually played in parellele to the creek allowing players to go high (south side) or play the low flats (north side of the creek). Most of the time the creek has little water but if you want to get wet you can find spots.
With all the trees on the field it has little sun heating but this also means little wind/breeze - so it can get rather stuffy & hot. Yes, it's a tree covered creek area so sketters are popular. They manicure the feild well!
There are numerous natural and man-made bunkers all over the course with an infamous bunker on top of the main culvert on the far east end that covers the east end home base.
Cutters has some rental equipment and CO2 filling. The last time I looked the guns are single shot types.
They are strict on crono'ing. They are also strict on fair playing and NO bunkering or wiping - they will kick offenders off the field - there are RULES enforced at this field.
If there is a negative about Cutters it is the lack of web site/info on "opens" or how to get invovled with teams/groups the frequent their field. Also they do not have a phone number listed as "Cutters Paintball" in the phone book. You need to drag your paintball equipment down a gravel road about 1/4 mile from the parking lot. Bring your own cooler and lawn chair.
Last edited on Sunday, June 25th, 2006 at 9:36 am PST
Playing at cutters is THE best place to paintball. Great Service $25 gets you 5 hours of play and 250 paintballs. This place is God, King, and master of paintball. The Paintball God lives in this wooded place. You need to play at Cutters.
The only bad thing is that they only have Pumps. Thats not bad they even have a high rate of fire. Just hold the trigger and pump away. I brought my Tippy 98 and it was stilla pretty fair game. GO BLUE TEAM!!
I-70 and Rush. There's no comparison. Cutters is paintball Mecca, Nirvana, Shangrila, what have you. If there were a God of paintall, he/she/it would reside in the heavenly wooded realm that is Cutters Paintball Valley.
I began my paintball career in the year 1990. I was living in the town of Sidney, OH and was just given a brand new Splatmaster paintball marker. I then proceded, with some friends, to go play at an old wharehouse in Belle Center, OH. I was decimated when I was cornered in a small closed space, defending myself with a Splatmaster against two guys with semi auto's. I believe one was a Tippy SMG-60 and the other a brand new SL-68 special. That was it! I was done with paintball, that is until my cousin, brought me out to the beautiful, wide open spaces of Cutters Paintball Valley.
Fresh air, clean trails, mature trees, babbling brooks, open grassy fields, wide spaces etc. I was hooked! My Splatmaster did not have nearly the range I would need to take advantage of Cutters' depth and variety of shooting lanes. So, I bought a SL-68 special, the marker of choice of my 'former' friends in Belle Center.
The people at Cutters were (are) awesome! Friendly, family run business (the place is in their backyard) and always helped out when I needed it. I think I was one of the first people to ever play at their field. My membership number was like 12 I recall.
I had many a good times playing at Cutters and developed my game there and that field helped to mold and sculpt the player that I am today.
Sadly, in 1992, I had to say goodbye to Cutters. I joined the USMC and began a career of using real guns and 'playing' on far off foreign 'fields' etc.
I have not been able to play there since. I have tried, but it seems they are never open when I show up!
Please, if I have sinned, and the God of paintball is angry with myself, or sixgunner and will not grant us permission into his/her/its kingdom of paint-slinging enchantment, I will do whatever it takes to achieve forgiveness, if but for only one day of shear paintball bliss! Your humble and eager paintslinger awaits his calling.
First, let me just say that I am 30 years old and I have been playing at Cutters since I was 15! Now, on to the meat of this review. Cutters is 7 acres of pure paintball heaven! In one 7 acre area, you have it all- hills, flatland, creek beds, sewer culverts, etc. All of the bunkers are natural. They are made from fallen trees, twigs, logs, etc. The woods has been manicured to provide just the perfect blend of cover and some of the greatest shooting lanes I have ever played. Don't get me wrong! If the paint starts flying, you have plenty of places to hide or stalk an opponent. On the flipside of that, you also have opportunities to long ball your opponents and engage in some serious action. Paint and air is of good quality and is inexpensive. Field fee is low and the staging area is incredible. If it's cold, an indoor heated staging area with windows to watch the action is available. If it's warm, outdoor staging tables are everywhere. Chrono is fun, easy, and all watched by the owners. If you have your own gear, you can bring your own paint.Safety is job #1 and the refs are also the owners so you know that they are looking out for everyone. The only downside to this all is two things. The last time that I played the field their rental markers were pump SL-68 II. Not that there is anything wrong with that! I love and play with pumps, but that is going to turn a lot of people off of the field. Second, trying to find them open lately has been next to impossible! They are never out playing on the weekends, they never return phone messages, and are generally out whenever I come by(maybe I should take the hint!). I now play at I-70 which is 45 miles away instead of Cutters which is 5 minutes because I can't find them open lately! Nick and Melinda if you are reading this, please open up that magnificent field so we can play!!!So, let's review:
Pros: Incredible field/ Great field lay-out/ Good paint/ Cheap prices/ Great staging area/ Safety is #1/ Refs are awesome!/ Can bring own paint/ Location(for me!)
Cons: Lately have been unavailable for play/ Pump rentals may be a turn-off for some