The first time i went to this field it was very enjoyable but after this time i doubt i will be back.
Pros- Nice Clean Fields no build up of paintballs on the ground, green grass, and clean bunkers. Two Woods ball Fields.
Cons- This place is run by kids. Its stupied when all the refs dont want to be there dont start any games and when they do they stack the good people on the same team against people with rentals. and to top it off after i was walking off the field i herd the ref telling the regulars were the other teams players were to shoot them. Then to top the whole thing off by the time my friends got there to play some THE FIELD WAS OUT OF PAINT!?? How is it a paintball field runs out of paint? there wasent more then 15 people playing today and they ran out of paint. From the time i got at 11 and left at 3 i played maybe 4 games it was so rediculous that there was only one ref on duty all day.
Follow the instructions on the site- mostly. If you came from the I4 directions, and took a right on CR672, the field is on the left- the drive-way before Hill's Dirt Pit. If you took a left on CR672, from the I75 directions, the field is on the right, the drive-way after Hill's Dirt Pit.
Hours: 0900 - 1600 Saturday and Sunday (Other days for special events or private parties.)
Fields: Four fields in total- two with inflatable bunkers 'speedball,' 'X-ball,' 'airball,' etc. Two are woods. I played on both woods fields. It's mostly attack and defend, with a two-story tower on either field. Normally you play on one or the other, but they have opened up both for larger groups at times. Watch out for thorns- it is a wooded area. Field '2' is more overgrown and thus provides much better cover, but both are fun.
Employees/Refs: Awesome people. Very friendly. Ref was always willing to do a paint check, even if he had to run through suppressive fire to do pull a check. 'Pro-shop' was decently stocked, but I broke a feed neck and sadly, they didn't have any at the time.
Players: It seems that at times the 'professionals,' didn't want to take it down a couple of notches for the new players, but overall, most of the other players were very friendly, and ready to have fun.
Facilities: Mini-Mobile portable trailer for fees and the 'pro-shop.' One 'portable outhouse.'
Food: Freshly cooked burgers, hot dogs, and fries, as well drinks are available. The prices escape me, but I remember they were reasonable. ($2.00 for a 1/2 liter bottle of Gatorade, for example. Could be better, but I've seen worse...)
Final Score: 9.23 / 10
Admission is a little much if you BYOP, but I didn't knock points off for that. The 'players' section had no weight in this score. Lost 'pointage:' Attack and defend is great, but I'd like to see something else- capture the flag, search and rescue, something. Adding a little 'theme' to everyday woodsball makes it even more fun. The store! Feed necks are some of the most common items players have trouble with. Keeping some in stock would definitely garner some extra funds, as well as please more customers.
Will I go again? Even though it's over an hour drive, for me, to get there, I'd go again.
It's been a long time since i've had such a bad experience at a field. Although there were many good things as well.
Pros- There were two speedball fields, and one woodsball field that was running today. Paint is a good price. There was food and drinks as well.
Cons- This field was purchased by a new owner, and is now turning into legends. Rumor has it that the refs that used to work there quit. The ref we had was horrible. He was new, so i can't be hard on him for that. But he was never at the fields. Most of the games that were played had to be started by the players. Since there were no refs present most of the time, a lot of cheating was going on. People were wiping left and right. It was absolutely rediculous. Again, this only happened because there was only one ref, working both fields, and he was never ever there.
The bunkers were not inflated all the way. Infact, most of them were so deflated that people were moving them and using them as shields. People sat in them using them as bean bags in between games. One game, the whole bunker tipped over, allowing three of us to nail one guy that was hiding behind that bunker.
The field was very poorly taken care of, which made the experience with the cheating and the absolute unorganized game play even worse.
And the Rules.... What Rules? No one every cared about the rules. The new ref, that i was talking about would take his mask off on the field! After one of the games we were waiting for other players, and the ref took his mask off, and so did five other people on the field, while people were testing their guns ten feet away. There were no rules being enforced what so ever. No one ever explained any of the rules to me the whole time i was there. Safety was at an all time low.
I will not go back to this field for a very long time. If the new owner actually decides to put some time and effort into keeping things organized i would come back every weekend. I liked the field layouts, but they were very poorly taken care of. If these things change then I would definately go back.
Last edited on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 at 2:44 pm PST
The road in isn't that bad but it is dirt. 3 Fields: X ball, NPPL, and Woods. I didn't go on the Woods field but the other two were nice. Food and Drinks were available and the Staff is helpful. I give it an 9 but im sure it will soon be a 10 as they have room for 2 more air-ball fields and the only down side is they currently only have 2 air-ball fields. The grass is nice and i understand their planning on adding lights for later hours. Check it out you wont be disappointed.
I like Hi techs fields better and safety. But the really good thing about kohn sports is when ever you are ready to go play a game you can and at least one ref will come with you, so you dont have really long wait times.
Fun only two fields set up when I went plus the woodsball. They have two woodsball fields but they really only use one because the other one they said has bananna spiders all over it. Another problem no one really went over rules or anything especially with all the new players and they werent the strongest spoken to enforce it the time I was there there was kids and adults shooting off there guns everywhere instead of just by the chrono. The paint we got was 45 dollars but it was pretty bad 689 had my insert in and had a bunch of balls throught the day that just exploded because they were to big. Best thing about this place is how you can play whatever field as soon as you want with who you want
Go to there web page. The directions are idiot proof.
The place was good. not great. I have not found great yet.They had an xball field and an nppl field up today'm pretty sure they have a woods ball field too.
Plenty of refs. Plenty of people to play.Down side was not having assorted paint. paint was a little expensive. they had food. which was cool. an ok proshop.safety was great. if my daughter can walk around an not get hit then its a plus.people can watch the games while there being played. overall i give it my blessing.. good job..
The only word I can think of right now to accurately describe my experience at Kohn Sports today is "WOW!". I'm visiting Florida for vacation, and brought my gear with me so I could test out new fields. Where I'm from (Houston), the recreational players are usually never allowed to play on the air ball fields...Kohn Sports was MUCH different. They let anyone play on any field, the staff is very friendly, and there's a wide variety of players, from all different skill levels. There was never a point where a ref wasn't around. There was no trouble starting games, as the refs were there ready to do their job. The reffing was very fair, and they were all over the field. The refs here were VERY nice, which is different from the stuck up 12 year old punks that I'm used to dealing with at other fields. The fields were VERY nice. No rocks ANYWHERE. Perfect for sliding, etc. Not only do they have amazing air ball fields, but they have very well maintained woodsball courses, as well. The main difference I noted about Kohn Sports, which is different from other places I've played was the price. They have the best priced paint I've ever seen at a field. They sell good brand paint at good prices. All of their stuff was very well kept, and everyone there was nice.
this field is amazing
they are well kept and the prices are very reasonable
if you live in the central florida area i suggest you take the drive to this field becasue it is going to be one of the best
as of now there is on NPPL and on Xball field, both to official size and layout and they have 100 acres of woods
an 05 xball and another NPPL field are being put up as soon as they get post
they have a nuber of portable bathroom facilities and they get a grill up and running to cook burgers and hot dogs
everything is very well organized
Played on a Sunday with the threat of poor weather looming so there weren't alot of people. Games were organized with a minimum of persuading (start walking towards the field and a ref (or several) would move on over). Due to the lack of players there were generally some big gaps in between games as people joked around and restocked. The field would be reset and the next game started as fast as the players could get there acts together. There was an obvious group of regulars which cliqued together but only occasionally did the teams get crazy unbalanced and they were mostly friendly.
I'm not a big fan of X-Ball which was the only field running due to lack of players so I was a bit disappointed. I would have liked to have played the woods but there just wasn't enough interest to get a game together.
A very good experience considering the circumstances of the day. With enough players to get some variation and more fields up it would have been a much better day but those looming clouds kept people indoors. Will definitely try again.
Prices were very reasonable. I bought a case the night before at the Kohn Sports store in Oldsmar and was very disappointed in the paint. The field paint was basically the same price and seemed better than the wobbly stuff I'd picked up the night before. Think I'll just buy field paint next time. $20 field fee and a $5 rental for goggles (darn lazy brother forgetting to ship stuff) was very reasonable.
People are layed back and easy going unlike many fields in the Tampa area. The fields are the best kept in Florida and actually have grass on them. Dont worry about sliding into rocks and twisting your ankles in holes like at other fields. Games are played constantly throughout the day, no waiting for hours for refs to get games going. One of the best fields in Florida and soon to become the best once they add more fields.
Last edited on Sunday, June 4th, 2006 at 9:12 am PST