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Old 07-25-2020, 04:42 PM #1
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What do you do with your bunkers?

So I play/work at a small field in Colorado. We just got a new set of AirUps, and the field owner is worried about them getting stolen. It's a well founded fear, since the previous owners has their set stolen.

What do you guys do during the week when they're not in use? We currently have a 25 piece set, with the plan to add 12 more shortly. This is the second weekend we've set them up, and on Sunday evening last week, owner took them down, took them home and washed them. But I can't see that as being feasible to do every weekend, as it takes almost 2 hours to get them blown back up and tied down in their original spots, add another 45 minutes when we get the remaining bunkers. Any suggestions to help expedite the process?

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Old 07-25-2020, 09:27 PM #2
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Depends on what equipment you have available. If you are set on taking them off the field because of theft concerns why not get a small trailer you can hook to a vehicle to load them on? Layouts change so often anyway that needing to set them up for a weekend isn't really a big deal
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:39 PM #3
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Moving them to and from the field isn't an issue, we have a trailer. My concern is the 3 hour set up time.
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Old 07-26-2020, 01:15 AM #4
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Set up and take down time is a pain. Especially if you have a slow weekend, having the field up for just a few groups is not very feasible compared to using woodsball field. The amount of work gets very old after just a couple of weekends.

Even if you can leave the bunkers in the field, just blowing the bunkers full after a few days is a chore compared to ease of using woodsball or some other build up field.

A bit of help is leaving the stakes in ground, that way you don't have to think or measure, just get bunkers to the stakes.

If you have active tournament team, you could trade playing time for them setting the field up. But you can bet that people won't be available all the time for that.

Againts theft, having the bunkers printed with the field logo works. Won't help againts vandalism, thought. It might lower the re-sale value also.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:27 AM #5
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That’s one of many reasons why there’s not a single blow up on my field. You can find many uses out of people’s unwanted junk to make bunkers, HDPE culverts is the most popular. You can watch paintball videos on you tube and see what other fields use as well. Make sure it’s sturdy, safe, and playable.

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:37 AM #6
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That’s one of many reasons why there’s not a single blow up on my field. You can find many uses out of people’s unwanted junk to make bunkers, HDPE culverts is the most popular. You can watch paintball videos on you tube and see what other fields use as well. Make sure it’s sturdy, safe, and playable.
I've been playing for almost 20 years, so I know my way around. We have a hyperball/scrap field, but nobody is going to want to play a real speedball tournament on it. We have the AirUps already, so your advice to not buy them is firstly unwarranted, and secondly not helpful to my initial post.
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