Originally Posted by cswanson
I've only ever played at a field once. And I didn't feel any safer there than the hundreds of times I've played outlaw. I'm not looking to get people hurt. I guess I don't understand why this is such an issue. Are fields safety certified? Or do paintball "refs" have any type of safety training? Or are they just a bunch of guys with some rentals and some land that want to make some money?
Originally Posted by Matte
Sounds like a great idea Chris...This is actually how I got started many years ago. However after looking at some of the pictures on facebook and lack of safety when it comes to barrel plugs and goggles is scary. I have known 4 people in my life that lost eyes to paintball and they have nevr been themselves since the accidents. I understand not wanting to pay field fees or have field rules to follow but please tell your players to use plugs when goggles are off. Heck I will donate a bunch to your group if need be.
This pretty much sums it up. Just saying it once doesn't completely stop it. I have never played at a field that seemed like a bunch of guys with land and rentals wanting money. They have a growing business with an expanding customer base. Why do they keep coming back? Because the parents see how safe it is. Netted areas with refs keeping control of the biggest safety precautions. Speed limits on the paint that are enforced
If you chrono in the morning with co2, those speeds are going to jump up as the temperature goes up, so a one time chrono at 280-290 could easily be 300-310 or more by noon. Its good to have a chrono out there to make sure that when the temperature creeps your fps doesn't.
Outlaw ball is a great way to start paintball. Its how I started, but my gogs only came off when everyone had a sock on their barrel and the gun was on the ground.