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Old 06-10-2013, 09:37 PM #1
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Walking the field...what are you looking for?

What are the aspects you look at when walking the field in order of most to least important. After reading yalls comments on new field layouts I'm constantly asking myself "why didn't I see that" or "how did they notice that" and I feel like I'm walking the field looking for all the wrong things.

Typically, I tend to look at the following:

1) Important zones - Basically choosing bunkers I feel covers the most area and have the most angles.

2) Lanes - Deciding Where I want to hold my stream off the break

3) Lob shots - I like to find certain spots where I can lob a stream over a small pin every few minutes onto the edge of a temple or can.

From the big ones to the small ones, what aspects of the field are you personally looking for when you walk it?

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Old 06-21-2013, 01:18 AM #2
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when its live you are trying to seek players positions and tell this info to your teammates

never run with your head down off the break

nothing else matters
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:28 PM #3
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Look for blind ball spots, pretty much yourr 3rd point. If they aren't expecting a shot from a certain direction, lobing a few shots might completely change the game.

Walk every bunker you would potentially play and pretend to snap out. get your angles, see how preotected/unprotected you would be. PB4A recently played wcppl in vegas, and S2 had a completely open lane on Dorito corner. Half of the teams never saw that coming going into their first few points because they got lazy.

Check for bad turf spots, how much room you have to move between bunkers. Oh! walk both sides of the field. It sounds stupid but not every field is mirrored perfectly.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:45 AM #4
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Look for blind ball spots, pretty much yourr 3rd point. If they aren't expecting a shot from a certain direction, lobing a few shots might completely change the game.

Walk every bunker you would potentially play and pretend to snap out. get your angles, see how preotected/unprotected you would be. PB4A recently played wcppl in vegas, and S2 had a completely open lane on Dorito corner. Half of the teams never saw that coming going into their first few points because they got lazy.

Check for bad turf spots, how much room you have to move between bunkers. Oh! walk both sides of the field. It sounds stupid but not every field is mirrored perfectly.
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What I usually do is think of the 5 most comfortable bunkers on the field. Then I look for bunkers that need to be taken in order to make those 5 comfortable bunkers uncomfortable.... then I look for the easiest way to fill those bunkers.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:18 PM #5
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Also it is not just comfort you are looking for, its also firing lanes. If a 3 foot high barrel has a great field of fire, you don't have to be comfortable to take down the other team.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:56 PM #6
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I think his point is that the comfortable bunkers are the most likely to house an opponent. His real tip is to find the shots that make those bunkers difficult to play.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:33 PM #7
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Don't be in a populated area!

Never be with a big group of people. They get you spotted, shot, and eliminated!
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:12 AM #8
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Never be with a big group of people. They get you spotted, shot, and eliminated!
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Another thing to look for is dead zones to help you safely get to your first bunker
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:31 AM #9
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I generally play woodsball, so the first time I walk a field I look for high traffic lanes and all entrances / exits of buildings. It is good to know where you can get flanked from inside a building. That way, you can have someone cover that spot if needed.

Perfect example: My group was playing a One Flag Push match against a walk-on group. Four of us were pushed all the way back into our base. I saw the flag carrier and another of his team pushing up one side. I yelled commands to my group to cover the front, side entrance, and I moved out the back of the building. We kept them pinned for a good while until my side door guy got tagged. They ended up pushing inside that door and won the game.

After the game, the walk-on group said it was the most intense game that they had played all day long. Hearing that made the loss even better. I love getting new players out of their comfort zone and trying new things.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:50 PM #10
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What I would look for, in woodsball, are bunkers that have a great area on places with a lot of traffic.
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