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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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If I build it, will you come?

The field will be located in Hawaii, we are planning on having it air conditioned. There will be two fields, one sup air and one a "geometry field." The bunkers will be wooden cubes that are painted black. The field turf will be astroturf. The fields will be 25yd x 50 yd ideally. At the minimum, they will be 20x40. Thats all that I haven't included in the attachment below. Tell me what you think and what I could do to improve.

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Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Thursday 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Friday 3:30pm – 12:00am
Saturday 2:00pm – 12:00am
Sunday 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Rules
1. Goggles will be worn at all times while in netted areas
2. Barrel blocking devices will be on at all times when in non-netted areas
3. NO shooting anywhere but in the netted areas. AKA chronograph station and the field(s).
4. NO Cheating
5. No dry firing when in non netted areas
6. Players must be at least 10 years old
7. Maximum velocity is 250 feet per second
8. Only Paintball approved goggles will be allowed
9. No full auto, 3 round burst, ramp, sweet spots or turbo. Semi automatic modes only
10. No sliding unless you know how and are wearing knee and elbow pads
11. No jumping/hurdling over bunkers/obstacles
12. No blind shooting
13. Bring your own paint is WHITE Fill ONLY. NO blue, red, pink, yellow, green, etc.
14. Please do not litter
15. Please refrain from using foul and/or offensive language
16. Referee’s decisions are final. If you have a problem, take it up with the manager.
17. No physical contact
18. No Alcoholic beverages before or during hours; if you are inebriated, you can’t play.

Prices
Field Fee (weekday) $12.50
Field Fee (weekend) $15.00
All Day Air $10.00
Rental package with all day air (paint not included) $22.50
Co2 (per ounce) $0.50
Paint (1 case) $50.00
Paint (1/2 case) $30.00
Paint (1/4 case) $15.00
Bring your own paint (White Fill Only) $10.00
Student Discount 5% off paint
Monthly Membership $50.00
• Membership includes monthly field fee & 10% discount on paint

Group Discounts (10-14 people)
Package A (10-14 people) $28.00/person
Package B (15 or more) $23.00/person
• Packages include goggles, marker, tank, hopper, all day air and field fee

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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sure, i would go, BUT... it's in frikken hawaii , j/k, looks like it will be nice
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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I'd come if I went to Hawaii. You need to change the hours, though. More like 11-6 or so. And I'm liking your paint prices.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Change hours on weekends to like 9-whenever.
Charge no more then $7 for all day air, none of this crappy Per ounce and per 1000 psi ****.
Dont charge for byop, thats ghey.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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definetly, paint here is 150 bucks a case, that's a steal... i'd go next time i go to hawaii
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Old July 19th, 2004, 06:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, by far the most important question is:
WHAT ARE THE OTHER FIELDS LIKE? How many are there?

You have to be honest, and ask yourself? Is there enough demand in your area to warrant the opening of another field?
6 years ago, we had NO fields in the area. 3 years ago, we had 10.
There was HUGE glut of fields, and they all battled each other of prices, and eventually most of them went out of business.

The prices you mentioned are the "standard", but if a nearby field has BYOP and "all day air" your customers might demand it.

What type of player are you targeting? Where will you advertise? Fields that target towards "newbies" can often charge more because they might be the only field the Newbs know about (via advertising).
Sometimes it helps to cater towards "private groups" like church youth-groups, bachelar parties, POLICE, etc.
It might help out in the beginning to send out special "coupons" or "flyers" for free-game, or "buy 1, get 1 admission free".
I also helps to sponsor teams. Require them to play 2-3 games at OTHER FIELDS, WHILE displaying your banner. This often is your best form of advertising.

Ultimately, your prices and policies will likely be dictated by the nearby fields you are in competition with. Paintball is NOT an easy way to make money. Most field owners do it because the love paintball.

Anyway. I think I am in the FURTHEST state from Hawaii right now. So, sorry, I don't expect to be there any time soon.

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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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6. Players must be 10 years old
damn i cant play... ummm you may what to put or older or something lol im an ass
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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standard prices... wow i must be missing something here...
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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some of those rules are harsh...I mean how are people supposed to learn how to slide if they don't try out different slides during a game...
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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if im ever in hawaii id go
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Old July 19th, 2004, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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some of those rules are harsh...I mean how are people supposed to learn how to slide if they don't try out different slides during a game...
They won't seem so harsh when your sued because some kid injured himself when sliding on your field.

We'll teach them how to slide. Under our supervision.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 04:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Dude, Id up the max FPS, I mean, 250 is kinda low, most fields shot at 280-300. Just a thought.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 04:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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His field will be indoor. Most indoor fields shoot around 240-260.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 07:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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as long as it has air conditioning, i'd go, whats the flooring?
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 12:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
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astroturf.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 12:34 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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but dude thats why you have waivers so if someone injures themselves it's not your responsibility
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 01:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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but dude thats why you have waivers so if someone injures themselves it's not your responsibility
Is this about the FPS? Safe speeds on an indoor field is around 250. Even though people are signing waivers you must realize that you have to keep things safe. Otherwhys you insurance won't cover your business anymore.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:03 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
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field policy is zero injuries. Which means, 250 fps and no sliding. and no jumping over bunkers. I should add that
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 10:45 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
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i wouldnt come...jumping over bunkers is fun,i think ill practice by jumping over my bed....weeeeeeeeee crashbam,crack*glass breaking noise*
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field policy is zero injuries. Which means, 250 fps and no sliding.
No sliding? You sure about that, maybe just no supermans, but i wouldn't suggest saying no slides period.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Officially there is no sliding. Unofficially sliding is allowed if the slider is wearing pads.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 05:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Oh ok i see what you mean.

That member price is pretty high. We only charge $70.00 a year. But instead of getting in free you only have to pay $5 instead of the $17. Plus you save $5 off a case of paint and you get into the big games for free.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 07:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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yeah, membership here is only 100.00 canadian, thats like 2 days work at minimum wage. for a year membership, you get free field fees, cheaper tank fills, and 10% off all purchases. and you can byop instead of buying it there.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 07:33 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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Sorry, prices have changed since I last posted. Membership is now $50 per month and yearly memberships are no longer available.
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Old July 22nd, 2004, 07:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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50 u.s per month! that=teh gheyness.
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