Originally Posted by Shantonio
Maybe this is a dumb question but why do our fields close in the winter? I dont see teams in the northeast or other places where it gets cold close a fields because it gets cold like honestly how can we get ohio paintball the respect it deserves with all this down time. MAN UP
Originally Posted by ladd_17
Eh... I mean yeah, it's semi-inherent to paintball, but to me it just seems to happen so much more between the Ohio teams and I think it's for exactly the reason you mentioned: there really isn't a top team in this state for everyone else to rally behind and aspire to become. That's why we have so much in-fighting, because we are all trying to become that team.
It doesn't have to be a *****-fest. We routinely travel down to Asylum and have very intense grinds, but everyone respects each other. That just doesn't happen in Ohio.
This happens in every state. Ohio is no exception. Personally I think we are all getting along well. All of us Akron/TPA/Cleveland ballers make it down to Xscape here and there. Tyler I would travel to Creek more and so would everyone else if it wasn't a 5hr drive.
Originally Posted by T.Scruggs
How many national and regional events were played in the worst of conditions in 2012? It's good to get out in the muck once and awhile, even the cold. Had 3 solid early spring grinds in the snow and rain this season, it was good for the team in terms of comradery, and being prepared to play in less than ideal weather conditions at 2 events later in the year.
It does kill playing surface though, and we had only one other team to play against at two of those sessions.
And for the record since your randomly throwing Colorado out there no one practices outside in the winter in CO. How can you practice on literally sheets of ice through a foot of POW? If your saying no one in OH practices because it is "just cold out" your wrong there as well - players play when there is a turnout. As stated and reinforced in this thread - it simply is not economical to keep fields open in the winter. Field owners are running a business
, which you obviously do not understand. I do like the idea of one field staying up during the winter as the main hub for winter grinds. Dimensions LCC, DropZone, & Pinacle stay open nearly year round. Considering the elements that we see up in NE OH - this is impressive. When I lived in CO there were 3 fields in the entire state worth playing at. The only one open in winter (on the reg) was a ghetto indoor facility in the Denver Warehouse District. Too much snow. Seriously where are you from and what are you thinking that good practice would come out of playing in more than 3" or 4" of snow? To risk an injury is another factor.
It's pretty baller that we may have to sit inside or drive 4-5 hours to play indoor during the winter and our divisional teams are still beating out teams like CFP, acDallas, GI Paintball; areas of the US where the weather permits year round play. Why are there some many ballers out of southern california? Because its gorgeous everyday in SoCal.
When you have facilities like Plex & Asylum (with in a respectable driving distance) accompanied by a lot of good talent showing up every weekend - that is where the players will practice. Regardless of what state or climate - players are going to play where the competition is.
And what are you talking about Willis? Ohio reps the up n coming Tippman Effect killers, Ex-Rogue players, Ex-Punishers, Ex-Less Than Zero, Ex-Dynasty, Ex- Aftershock pros and we house PSP and NPPL divisional contenders all over.
Ohio is great place to ball.