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Old 05-21-2020, 05:07 PM #1
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Where do people from Chicagoland play speedball??

Where do people from Chicagoland go to play speedball? Just getting back into the game after a 6ish year hiatus.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:53 AM #2
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Breakout Paintball in Garden Prairie, IL; Blastcamp in Hobart, IN; and Siege in Big Bend, WI.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:04 PM #3
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Thanks, any opinion on which of those is the best field to try and walk-on at?
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:46 PM #4
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Thanks, any opinion on which of those is the best field to try and walk-on at?
I would guess Siege (have not played there outside of a tournament). Breakout is a great field but a small operation, and I don't usually see walk-ons. Blastcamp is doable, but I'd still recommend you at least reach out to a team beforehand. Are you looking to join a team?
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:27 AM #5
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Does anyone go to breakout? Iíve never heard of it. Iíve lived in Belvidere for 20 years and travel to paintball explosion or Fox paintball because they have big crowds that show up.
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:08 AM #6
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Does anyone go to breakout? I’ve never heard of it. I’ve lived in Belvidere for 20 years and travel to paintball explosion or Fox paintball because they have big crowds that show up.

From what I’ve heard it’s kind of a team centered/ have to know someone type of thing. As far as I know it’s just on someone’s property.
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Old 05-24-2020, 01:23 PM #7
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Fox when open normally pushes a big walk on crowd, They have a nxl field, sometimes open sometimes not

PB Bomb is a mag / rental fest, they run it like Disney World prices and all.

Never been to breakout...

I'm out in Dekalb so like you my options are limited without 4 other guys to roll with.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:56 PM #8
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From what I’ve heard it’s kind of a team centered/ have to know someone type of thing. As far as I know it’s just on someone’s property.
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:16 AM #9
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Does anyone go to breakout? Iíve never heard of it. Iíve lived in Belvidere for 20 years and travel to paintball explosion or Fox paintball because they have big crowds that show up.
I've been a lot. The person who owns it plays for Faction. Mostly, it's teams that comes to practice so walking on can be tough, but when it's not a tournament practice weekend people will let you jump in.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:30 AM #10
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I've been looking to go to breakout, but don't have a team to go with. If anyone wants to throw together a quick line, hit me up!
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:42 PM #11
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I have no idea why it did that...lol I’m on my phone so that could be it.
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Old 05-28-2020, 04:32 PM #12
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Practice at blast camp is every Saturday and Sunday except for this weekend cause it's down for maintenance...lots of teams that show up and it's not impossible to jump on with some guys but definitely easier if you have people to go with ..if your looking for speedball only tell them u are there for team practice and paint is 55 instead of 80 something for regular open play and ask him to direct you to the airball field ..every weekend 9-4
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:49 AM #13
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I think that assessment is correct. Going to PB explosion is fun for rec paintball with Disneyland pricing(expensive), but if you are more into speedball/ team practice and good rec ball too, Fox paintball is top notch. Badlandz is excellent too but about a 1.5-2 hour ride for me.
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Old 05-29-2020, 10:56 AM #14
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I can't say I know anyone who practices locally at Badlandz any more. Which is really strange.
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:39 PM #15
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I haven't been to Badlandz since like 06. My "local" field is now PBX (they'll be open this weekend), but they are pretty expensive. What is Badlandz like now? Is it still BYOP? Do they have airball?
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Old 05-29-2020, 12:57 PM #16
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The last time I was there was for MWXL probably 3 years ago.

Since Shock folded I don't know what they've done with their airball fields.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:17 PM #17
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Did blastcamp and Siege one weekend each, ended up buying a siege membership because I like how everybody is in one area whereas blastcamps airball field is completely separate.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:19 PM #18
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Both were great operations though and I would recommend either to anyone looking for a field that lives in Chicagoland.
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