|Posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:33 PM|
Well we are seeing more TPX's out at the field now and what a great pistol it is. There is a new kit out for the TPX which has an ajustment for using different co2 "little bottles." Tony 'the Ghost" and Jeff "Chief" both have one and would be more then happy to show anyone what they are like. They are a hearty marker being a Tippmann product as expected. There is a kit out now as well that will allow for a remote line to be put on which is very cool. I have a TPX on back order now that will be for sale at the field pretty soon (unless I grab it first lol) Talking to Tippmann I found out the holsters are on back order for the TPX until sometime in October.
Well other than that I must say the field is prime right now with everything green and lush a snipers' paradise!
Till next time, remember it's the best 3d video game you'll ever play!
|Posted on August 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM|
Well as everyone knows we filed for a and was granted a conditional use permit recently. We feel the conditions and restrictions placed on us are going to allow us to operate close to as we have in the past. One change is we will be closed on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving. Another is we have to close 1/2 hour before sunset. We plan on keeping Open Field Sundays the same from 9 to 5 but no playing after 5:00 pm sharp. We have basically 3 tokens a week one is used for Sundays and the other two are for the private party schedule. During the days Monday thru Saturday we can open from 9:00 am to 1/2 before Sunset for private parties.
Another change coming is building a privacy fence on the South side of the property. We ask that anyone that is handy call us if you would like to volunteer time to help us build this fence and also to spread the word that we need perhaps church groups to come play so we can raise the money to help pay for it.
The total cost of the permit was 546.00, the fence is between 3,000.00 and 4,000.00.
The good news is we have everything up to date and now this field has come in compliance with the zoning laws in Mower County. We are registered with the state as an LLC, sole proprietor, all taxes have been payed and reported for the last seven years, there is no state licence requirement for paintball fields in the state of Minnesota and now the permit has been granted, and as always we are insured.
We thank everyone for their support and its game on for paintball in Mower County!
|Posted on June 8, 2009 at 11:34 AM|
Well the rain and sunshine have really made for great growing weather. I have never seen the field so lush. Some of the grass is 4 feet plus and the rag weed is close behind so it is becoming a sniper's paradise. Sundays are a great day to come out if you are alone or with a few friends and the more the better. The land mines on the field add for some more fun (unless you are the one that trips it lol) because you have to watch for booby traps a bit now as well as the action on the field. The new game hold the slaughter house is being played more often and seems to be growing in popularity. For large Groups the new game "the stash" is popular and gives back to the team that can win this game. Over all I am very happy I started this paintball field and it is becoming what I invisioned it would be. A safe place to play, good for new people to quickly learn the game and a hell of a lot of fun. I have met so many new people and really enjoy that part of the business. Keep in mind also that I can order tippmann products right down to a particular part and it only takes about 3 days to get here. I saw the new "project Salva" gun the other day and it is a very nice upgrade to the alpha series, will also take a response trigger now along with more upgradable parts. Well I have to sign off for now ............. cheers!
|Posted on April 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM|
So after years of research and trial and error we have finally done it. A triggering mechanisim that actually works in test 100 percent of the time. Twice as much paint as a big boy and launches sucessfully from a home made grenade launcher! We call em black beauties. Cheap enough to sell for 4.00 on open field these grenades add a whole lot of fun to the game. The real test is today the day of the 2nd annual Cedar River Canoe Trip. 21 top players from the area go head to head on this naval/land battle. One game features a ammo box on both teams with goodies inside, if you kill the man with the box you get the contents. The Ghost organized this event this year and has done a great job with it. featuring 6 players from the first year the Splat! was open to the public to every referee that has regulated games at Splat! Including Curtis the 5 trophy champ from year 1 and 2! Players include nicknames like Machine-gun Matt, Lil Rambo, Grey Squirell, Chief, White Wolf, One Bad Dude, Shadow, Steamroller, Flanker, Stinger, Assassin, Paiintball Daddy, Viking, etc.... From Dog Tags to Grenades and a cook out afterwards, this promises to be a special event! Paintball is the best 3D video game you'll ever play!! that is a quote from yours truely, Paintball Daddy! Chow
|Posted on April 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM|
Today I thought I would write about how to reserve a private party. First of all, maybe you don't have an exact date or amount of people but just a general idea of what you are looking at. You click on the "Request date for party" link above and fill out a short form. This form is sent directly to me on my phone. Don't forget to include your phone number. I will give you a call and we can discuss a time and date and the details. Once we agree on a time and date you click on "Web Store" above. Here you can pay your deposit online with either paypal or a credit card. This amount is refunded to you directly when you come to play. After the deposit is received you can check the "Calendar" link above to make sure your time and date is reserved. That's all there is to it. I tried to set up this easier way online to speed up the process and give more information so you know everything is set. Another helpful thing is to get the wavier frome the "Wairver" link and print them up at home and have them filled out and signed by player and adult, this will speed up check in time so we can get down to the business of having fun!!
I get asked often about how many players do you have to have to reserve a private party. I would say at least four. Also asked is what is the difference between private parties and open field sundays and costs. Open field sundays are just that, open. Open to everyone the drops in, we combine all players on teams and pick out scenarios to play. Private parties are reserving the field for just you. There is no additional cost to getting the field to yourself, it is all charged out the same per rental 25.00 plus tax. There are a few rare exceptions: reservations on a Sunday. This has happened in the past and at certain times of the year I know sundays are slow, so sometimes I allow a reserve on a sunday, however if other players show up for open field I expect they will be able to join the party unless there are too many . Too many would be a total over 30 people in that case I would ask the players that came for open field to come back next week. However I don't recall ever asking anyone to come back next week from open field Sunday, so basically I just wing it, lol I find that it always works out in the end because once we hit the field it is just plain fun pelting people if you know them or not.
Well I hope this is helpful to someone and remember, "paintball is the best 3-D video game you'll ever play!" a quote by yours truly ~~~Paintballdaddy
bye for now!
|Posted on April 23, 2009 at 9:34 PM|
April 23rd and it is heating up!! Over 80 degrees today. Getting plans layed out for a paintball canoe trip and that is coming along nicely thanks to The Ghost and Chief who are organizing things. Looking like this Sunday the 26th could be a good day with Jonas and friends coming out, he just bought a new Alpha Camo with Egrip from me and one of his friends also bought one!! So now he is bringing out 8 people and I hope refs will jump in and play as well!! Gotta love it, the season is just begining and paintball is just a great time with lots of laughs. Sitting good for paint and co2 for this weekend and picked up a small birthday party on saturday evening. Grey Squirrel and lil rambo will be happy they are coming out to try out some new paintballs that night so looks like they will have some people to play with! Ok well signing off for now getting tired from a long day............. will blog soon ..................
|Posted on March 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM|
Wow it is almost my birthday already and the snow is gone. That can mean only one thing, it is time for some paintball fun. The first game was already played last week. Calls are starting to come in and Sunday March 29 will be the first Sunday for open field. Let the mayham begin!
|Posted on January 25, 2009 at 8:59 AM|
Wow it is already the 25th and January is almost out of here. It is this time of year I start looking forward to the paintball season. Wondering what will happen this year. Last year was a great year all though I wonder why it is that the season always gets less active from July 4 for about 4 to 8 weeks. Does everyone suddenly want to camp? Maybe someone can come up with a good idea for an event to bring people together for mid summer fun. I was thinking about the private ref wars where there are really few rules for the advanced player. Maybe we should offer to take some small private group of hardcores into our ref games, they are after all really fun if you can take the hits.
please get the word out if you would also that this website changed from splatpaintballfield.COM to splatpaintballfield. NET I didn't like changing it because people take a while to find the new one but this is a much better layed out site with many more things. Well hang in there the season is coming around again!
|Posted on January 8, 2009 at 7:49 AM|
Found a cool site this morning splatmagazine.com which has great articles also features paintball babes! Another I found was tsquarepaintball.blogspot.com found this thru my twitter (paintballdaddy) when a guy named tsp8ntball started following me, my first follower! What is twitter? Check it out at twitter.com and look for paintballdaddy. I write short little dittys about what I am doing at the time and you can follow, or search for things like paintball and find others with the same interests that you have. squidoo.com is another for great little blogs. A special note I looked into the sky this morning and saw what I thought was a satellite flying over the paintball field, shooting in an arc in a straight line and very fast. The strange thing was that as I watched it on this clear dark morning sky after a ways it disappeared? That would mean it flew out of our orbit zone ruling out a satellite...... never know whats going on in the skies I guess. Got a blackberry phone the other day with full internet access, very cool. I will be able to keep up with the website here and will help on booking parties online with this coming season. I get all my email from here to the phone too so can respond much quicker. Well got to go to work, which I refer to as frozen hell..... lol
|Posted on January 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM|
Ahhh early morning, cup of coffee. Thinking about how the winter is going by. A lot of ice out there this year, the other day I was walking by main street (sterling drug) and slipped and fell and hit my head on the building! That was fun as hell.........lol Reminded me of the time Monte shot me in the back of the ear and I dropped the Dr Death hopper and lost 750 rounds....... yikes. Well Christmas has passed (thank god) New years has passed (fell asleep about 9 pm that night! Am I getting old or what?) and we are into Jan. already. I wonder what the new paintball season will bring. It is different every year. I sure like it more people come around and the refs are really a group of great friends, I have had more great laughs with them. I upgraded the gloves on the rentals for this next year. They are full fingered and not half fingered anymore. Better protection for these end of the finger shots which can be painful. I wonder when the new Tippmann pistol will come out, they delayed it several times but I am sure when they get the bugs out of it, that gun should be a reliable side arm. Well thoughts for the day on this first blog!