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Old 09-12-2005, 08:52 PM #1
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Starting a field, get this guide to save time and money

If you are seriously thinking about starting a paintball field before you spend tens of thousands of dollars take the time to invest just a few hundred dollars to get the best source of information on starting and running a paintball field that I have run across.

Guy Coopers “Paintball Field Operator’s Guide”

Guy was kind enough to send me a copy of the Guide after we talked about it during the Denver NPPL event. I was curious as to how in the world a field operator’s guide could be over 600 pages and counting.

I was amazed when I received my copy of the guide. It has every conceivable topic that touches the operation of a paintball field. I see lots of posts on PbNation asking, “How do I …” and we get lots on great answers from PbN members but this guide will give you everything you need to know to help you be successful at opening and running a field.

The guide is also updated on a constant basis (twice a year) and has received 500 updates since 1998. There is simply is no other resource like this available for new and existing paintball field operators.

If you want to know what is in the guide take a look at Guy’s web site and the table of contents by downloading the PDF brochure:

http://www.prostarsports.net/field_guide.htm

The icing on the cake is that the Paintball Field Operator’s Guide also comes with a CD that has all the forms, flyers and support materials discussed in the guide.

Starting a field? Save some money by reading how to avoid the most common pitfalls of opening a field.

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Old 09-16-2005, 07:12 PM #2
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sweet,thx
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:43 AM #3
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something to think about but pretty expensive but probably worth it
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:17 AM #4
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Sounds like a good investment.........my check is in the mail!

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Old 09-22-2005, 07:49 PM #5
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psh, i would love to have it , but i am not gonna pay for it. ya ya, i know it would cost less money than i would save by gettin it prolly, but cmon you know how it is....
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:32 PM #6
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i have a field, and we had no problems with money
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:59 PM #7
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taking out a loan to start a feild and anouther loan for the book...
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:09 PM #8
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Hey, does this give all the goodies on stores or just fields?
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:21 PM #9
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There is a small amount of information pertaining to retail sales but the guide is geared towards field operations.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:32 AM #10
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I have a field and the book. The book is a guide from the Authors point of view. I found a lot of the information to be date specific. Since it is photo copied book I wouldn't think it would be to difficult to update the information, especially for the money.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:14 AM #11
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To update everyone a little bit on the guide from the above post: The paintball guide is no longer photocopied by the old printing company but printed in a normal fashion. It’s not hardbound for a specific reason. We do so many new editions that pre printing in a fancy fashion would make the book prettier but it would not be updated 2 to 40 times a year as it is now. There are areas in the guide that would appear to be from the author’s point of view. However much of that information comes from the firsthand knowledge and work of being a field owner and the lessons learned as a result.

I am interested in what seems to be date specific as well. Keep in mind the guide has been an ongoing project that continues to be updated year after year, yet it was started over 15 years ago. Over such a large amount of time things from the past will seem to be pretty dated.
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Old 11-18-2005, 02:32 PM #12
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Thats not to much more than most of my books for college cost.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:18 PM #13
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if u buy the book will you get the updates for free or do you have to pay for them or buy the whole book again
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Old 11-25-2005, 06:58 PM #14
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updates are 20 dollars.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:58 PM #15
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I bought the book over four years ago.
Good information that saved me well over the $200 the book cost me.
Guy took the time to actually research and answer some complicated questions that I needed answered so the county would give me a permit.
To my knowledge, there is not another book that is written for the aspiring field owner.
I don't want to sound harsh, but if $200 is a significant factor in your field start up costs, you don't have enough capital to start yet. Just buy the book and keep saving your money.
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:06 PM #16
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^^^^i can see why people would think 200 for a book is expensive...but mrhellfire is exactly right...if its too much you either dont have the capital to start or you know everything
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Old 12-07-2005, 09:27 AM #17
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updates are 20 dollars.

WOW, 20 bones for updates??? That seems kind of expensive when you are talking up to 40 updates a year...
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:16 PM #18
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indeed. 800 a year, just to replace your outdated book.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:05 AM #19
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200 is reasonable for the book, but updates should be free. I will not pay extra AFTER putting our 200. Sell it for 60 dollars and charge for updates, but that is just greedy.
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Old 12-21-2005, 03:13 AM #20
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You don't need the updates.
The book as it is is just fine.
Once you are up and running, you won't need the book cause you will know everything.
I was an experienced player as well as a business professional, and there was still at least $200 worth of valuable info in the book.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:43 AM #21
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I dont get it. If you dont need the updates why are they selling them? If you need the updates why aren't they included in the price of purchase?
Basically, either they are selling unnecessary material just to generate revenue or they dont think 200 is enough for some info they compiled and they want more to keep it up to date. Seems shady to me...
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