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Old 12-22-2007, 10:47 AM #43
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Also people dont forget that the new passport law MAY take effect some time in January. It would require you to have a passport even if you are just driving to Canada. So add that $97 and 12+ weeks to actually get the passport

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Old 12-22-2007, 11:04 AM #44
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Here's a suggestion: If you HATE Canadians so much, stay in the U.S, wait until you're 21 and then drink on your own side of the border

Don't want to turn this into a Can vs U.s thread. so /rant....

I agree with all of the opinions here, the paint is too expensive. Pricing is set for rec ballers and group outings where they will each buy 500 paintballs.....I'm sure that once the field opens up, they will adjust their pricing to entice the teams to come and play
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:49 PM #45
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what about actually getting through customs? would there be any problems with a paintball gun? I don't know, I've never tried but I would like a nice indoor place to play at every once in awhile.

Having never been to Canada... where would you exchange currency? How big of a charge is there on the exchange?

All those things could add up to being not worth it even if paint was $50 a case...
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:00 PM #46
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what about actually getting through customs? would there be any problems with a paintball gun? I don't know, I've never tried but I would like a nice indoor place to play at every once in awhile.

Having never been to Canada... where would you exchange currency? How big of a charge is there on the exchange?

All those things could add up to being not worth it even if paint was $50 a case...
Customs shouldnt be an issue. You exchange your money at the Currency exchange right over the bridge. The exchange rate is now offically the worst it has ever been at 0.992650 (which means the us dollar is only worth about 99 cents Canadian.......thank you Bush! )


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Old 12-22-2007, 04:48 PM #47
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$80 a case? I have to work for atleast 11 hours to just have enough money for 1 case of paintballs at that price.. I make $7.50 a hour. I live about 15 minutes from the canadian bridge and so do my 3 other teammates. Seeing its $80 i dont think we will be going there. What kind of paint is it? Do you honestly think people are going to spend that much?
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:24 PM #48
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Also people dont forget that the new passport law MAY take effect some time in January. It would require you to have a passport even if you are just driving to Canada. So add that $97 and 12+ weeks to actually get the passport

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According to the front page of the Windsor Star earlier this week, the Passport law is being pushed back until sometime in 2009.

I'm going to try and make it out on their opening day (Jan. 5th) and check it out.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:43 PM #49
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According to the front page of the Windsor Star earlier this week, the Passport law is being pushed back until sometime in 2009.
God heres hoping!

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Old 12-23-2007, 10:50 PM #50
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yea passport wont be an issue

customs lately have been a ***** and I believe you need to fill out paperwork before coming across.

If it was a byop day id be down go ball then go hit up the bars

Im down even for 80 a case
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:16 PM #51
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$80.00 a case, huh? That's laughable at best!



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...Also I love the complaining about $80 a case......How about the good old Days of splat ball where you paid $120+ for 2500 balls and then still you might fall through the floor or trip over a frozen bum!!

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I was in the Packard Plant last week. I took a ton of pix. The paintball course are still in great shape...well...most of them. The one on the top floor has about 40' long of caved in roof and a whole other floor missing. 3 of the other courses are still perfect. Check out the "empty case" room.








Top floor course that caved in...





I was standing on one side of the course look across at the other section of it. :lol:
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:23 PM #52
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wheres that located at ? the packard plant that is
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:12 AM #54
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gota adress i live near detroit id like to go check that out
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gota adress i live near detroit id like to go check that out
The Packard plant is actually a few buildings, not just one. And it's illegal to be in there. Plus, MANY of the floors are buckled, burned, you can see through them, they have collapsed, ect. Be very careful when you're in there. And if you're a CPL, it may not be a bad idea to bring a carry piece or two with you. I never leave home without at least 1 of mine and I brought two with me.

Two weeks earlier we hit the abandoned Train Station, also. That place was sick!!!
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yea ive been to the train station i am liscensed to carry a concealed weapon as well i take it the packard is near the east side and overrun with homeless
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:38 AM #57
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Oh how I miss that place - so much fun was had there. it looks about the same as when we played there...lol
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:26 PM #58
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Hey,
I think a couple of the Michigan guys will know who I am so I will set the record straight on the indoor for what I know.

Has a prett good size staging

The field is very very bright...Lighting is good. (like FB indoor good)

Field has NPPL turf (new)

Field is NOT an Xball sized field...NOT EVEN CLOSE. The air ball field may have an X but that does not make it an Xball field.

This field is more geared to recballers than Tourner players but it has a new sup air field so I am sure some Tourney level players will gravitate to play there during the winter.

I have NO idea if there will be a BYOP day but unless there is and the fee is not too high I doubt I will play there, even tho its litterally 5 mins from my house. $80 a case for a rec baller is fine in Canada that is actually a great deal for rec ballers over hear. I am sure the owner may come up w/a system for certian days for Tourney players to come play at a reduced rate or BYOP or something.

The field will have an arcade and BIG plasma TV's w/Xbox 260's...sort of like the upstairs at Atomix back in the day.

Great place for a birthday party, stag or get together.
Owner that I met was a cool guy...sort of new to paintball it seemed but very energetic about the sport.

The PASSPORT law has been delayed till 2009. No paper worked needed just picture goverment issued ID and maybe a birth certificate.

The outdoor fields in the area PBW and DH are open in the winter...i know it might not be every week end but its rotating week ends or when nice weather hits. They are not closed all winter.

You can exchange your American money right when you cross the border...either at Duty Free or at the Toll booths before you get on the bridge.

I would say that the field is maybe a a bit bigger that the lone wolf indoor UPC back in the Atomix days...(man I miss Atomix!!!)
Anywys...
If you are PSP or NPPL player you will not really want to play here because you are spoiled w/free paint or at least discounted paint but if you want to do some drills over the winter or maybe play a league night to keep your skills going then it might be good for ya. If he has a discounted night I will let ya know and then I will prob go play there.

Also the field will be called Border City Paintball and its literally 2 mins from the bridge...if you can get to the strip club Studio Four on Huron line...its 2 lights past the club on you left behind Swiss Chalet / Star Bucks.

Hope that sets the record a little better and good luck to the owners of the Windsor indoor in thier business venture!!

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:28 PM #59
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Well they opened up last night and I heard there was a pretty big crowd. Turf is great, bunkers are good, and the facility is awesome. Here is a video I found on Youtube of a day from a when the owners and a few other played. It helps you get an idea of the size of the field. Not exactly tournament size, but I'm happy to have a place to play in the winter.



From what I heard, there are also 4 Xbox 360s and 4 large flat screen TVs, a pool table, and a few arcade games.

I'm planning on going out tomorrow afternoon/night with a couple others, and I'm sure some others will be there too.

Prices, I've heard from a few different people, but I always hear around $70case, and $15-25 or so for entry/air.
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That place looks slightly larger than my living room, which is 25+ feet long. $70 a case for that place? LMAO!
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:38 AM #61
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ummm yeah - for 85 dollars, I will play in my livingroom
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:25 AM #62
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i just had a vision

my basement 1600 sq + some bunkers

15 bucks byop wear so mich gear at the door = you get in free

anyone down to play in my basement shmurgen ?? anyone anyone

looks barely big enough to play 3 on 3
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rd. trip to play in shmurgens living room !!
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