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View Poll Results: What type of gorups need to be reffed?
All groups are reffed at my field 109 90.08%
Only Rental/Beginner Groups are reffed at my field 11 9.09%
There are no refs at my field. 1 0.83%
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:29 PM #22
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I work for the state fair and if someone has ridden the ferris wheel a few times we just let them run the machine and ride by themselves. We trust them.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:37 PM #23
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I work for the state fair and if someone has ridden the ferris wheel a few times we just let them run the machine and ride by themselves. We trust them.
Do they have to be mullet owners, cause once they have their own mullet then they must know what they are doing.
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:55 PM #24
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As a self reffing mullet owner, I and all my kind take offense to that!

Seriously - playing at a field without a ref is just ridiculous. What is the point. Our customers come out to play safe and organized paintball. If renegade paintball is what they want then why go to an insured field?
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:01 PM #25
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As a self reffing mullet owner, I and all my kind take offense to that!

Seriously - playing at a field without a ref is just ridiculous. What is the point. Our customers come out to play safe and organized paintball. If renegade paintball is what they want then why go to an insured field?
YEAH!!! I agree, not all of us work the ferris wheel, I work the zipper too.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:52 AM #26
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All groups need refs. Dont trust your customers. 9-10 new players will pull there mask for the good ole reason "I Cant See". Regular players should at least have 1 referee just to be sure.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:34 AM #27
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At most of our local fields we almost never have a ref on field with us 4x a month players. We have even acted as refs for small groups while not being payed, just getting free drinks.

The indoor there is never a ref on the field, just at the counter next to the field entrance.

At the outdoor, we almost never have a ref unless we are mixed in with walk-ons.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:21 AM #28
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this thread should put the paintball field insurance providers at ease

EDIT: this is a copied thread from the pbn field and store owners section http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3045653&page=2 i'd like to see the reaction to this topic from a ref's point of view as well.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:26 PM #29
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So me and my friend were arguing about what type of groups need to be reffed, so I was wondering what other fields do. My home field only has refs for beginner rental groups (i.e. bachelor parties, birthday parties) If a group of players that have all played before and have their own gear and everything, my field owner trusts them to be safe and does not assign a ref to them.

So, what groups need to be reffed, and which are fine by themselves.
Curious as to what field this is, because I don't know of any fields like that in the state, and I'm sure their insurance company doesn't allow such things, might be something to tell the owner about so he can save himself some money in the long run by putting a ref on every group.

Where I work there is a ref on every field that is in use, up to 6 depending on player numbers and needs. We have 'plain clothes' refs to help supervise in some areas because any 'in uniform' ref has to be paid, and for most of us, it's not worth being paid, so we accumulate 'volunteer hours'. But there's often times more than 1 ref on our speedball field, and generally 1 ref per open play field with less that 30 people.

Age, Race, Experience, Equipment doesn't matter: Every group gets a ref (or more)
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:42 AM #30
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Every game at my field is reffed, except for at the end of the day when me and the boyz (the other refs) grab our own gear and go screw around for awhile.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:00 PM #31
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Team nights and private practices are un-reffed at my local field. Walk ins and renter groups always have one or 2.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:51 PM #32
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i think everyone should be reffed because during a huge firefight you gota have spotters for hits and help getting dead men out
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:14 AM #33
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We ref everyone, no matter how much they play. Although I guess there is one small exception, see the guy that runs the field also happens to be a team member, so we switch out team members as refs, but we always have a ref supervising, just not a designated ref for the entire game, all the people that do ref, ref for the field, but we are all rotating in and out for practice.
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