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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well i am going to start working on a paintball field(s) in the spring here and would like some input on what types of fields people like and what format and such i am in the research right now and would like all different peoples input not point in repeating mistakes that already have been made
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Always have your field ready, one of the biggest things I hate is when I show up to play paintball on Saturday mornings is that they're still airing up the bunkers a half hour or hour after the field was supposed to be ready.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Always have your field ready, one of the biggest things I hate is when I show up to play paintball on Saturday mornings is that they're still airing up the bunkers a half hour or hour after the field was supposed to be ready.
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Recreational players (including renters) are your bread and butter. Hire good refs and be stringent with rules and safety to make sure they will have a good time and return. Keep the rental guns serviced; make sure they shoot at field velocity. If you're going to be FPO, try to be reasonable with the pricing, and offer multiple varieties.
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Recreational players (including renters) are your bread and butter. Hire good refs and be stringent with rules and safety to make sure they will have a good time and return. Keep the rental guns serviced; make sure they shoot at field velocity. If you're going to be FPO, try to be reasonable with the pricing, and offer multiple varieties.
Thanks for the Input. Would you know of any organizations where i can find information on Refs and Certifications. I am planing on Using field paint only, and i have seen a lot of postings on over priced field paint so i am already aware of that.
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The field/store owners forum on PBNation is a pretty good resource.

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yeah i am on there too but thanks
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 02:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah i am on there too but thanks
read that section and read it WELL.
I considered doing the same thing as you a few years ago, and realized it was a poor decision.
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read that section and read it WELL.
I considered doing the same thing as you a few years ago, and realized it was a poor decision.
Will do i have been researching it for over a year. Going to start out really small and see where it goes from there.
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Are you making a speedball or woodsball field(s)?
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Old March 6th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Are you making a speed ball or woods ball field(s)?
I am going to start with just a woods ball course. I have a lot of wooded land I am thinking with the land i have I can do about Three Different fields Maybe more a Lot of it is on a Hill. I have a few large patches of open flat land, But i am going to hold off on speed ball field until i see how the woodsball fields work out. I don't want to invest the money in bunkers, and netting if the demand is not there for it. Plus We are waiting on some additional funds.
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the place where i play doesnt use netting, but then again the fields are far apart from each other. Also, there are a lot of hills where i play at and they mostly use trenches on those (one team defends and one attacks), so you dont really have to build anything for those. Here is one of the places, which is pretty fun: http://www.redfoxgames.com/silveradoCity.html its like a western town sort of thing with a larger tower on one end. Here is another that shouldnt cost too much. http://www.redfoxgames.com/PaulBunyan.html - it basically is just a bunch of trees with random blocks set up everywhere for cover. And basically what the other people said above, hire refs that know what their doing
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the place where i play doesnt use netting, but then again the fields are far apart from each other. Also, there are a lot of hills where i play at and they mostly use trenches on those (one team defends and one attacks), so you dont really have to build anything for those. Here is one of the places, which is pretty fun: Red Fox Games Fields and Scenarios its like a western town sort of thing with a larger tower on one end. Here is another that shouldnt cost too much. Red Fox Games Fields and Scenarios - it basically is just a bunch of trees with random blocks set up everywhere for cover. And basically what the other people said above, hire refs that know what their doing
Well thank you for the information. Cost is really not too much of a factor, but i don't want to invest a bunch of money if the things just going to flop if i get good attends this spring we will be doing a lot of expanding. I would have to use netting on the flat course due to the fact they are so close to other properties.
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