View Full Version : Renegade fields..........

01-15-2006, 05:12 PM
Was cruising through the field section of PBR and saw a local place that I hadn't noticed before. Thing is when you went to the website it wasn't even a field. It's a sports shop that has a paintball section in it. I was like WTF? There was a section on the website that had a bunch of pics of players on a field so I figured maybe they had it in back of the store or something -

I needed a couple of parts for my Tippy that I hadn't been able to find locally and it said they had a lot of Tippy stuff there so I took a trip by to see what it was about. When I got there it had a residential area in the back so my thoughts of a field vanished and once again thought, WTF? -

Went inside and they had a small section of the store with paintball supplies. They even sell my favs Evil paint at a decent price. I BS'd with the guy and there were about 6 other people there looking at PB stuff as well. Everybody seemed to know each other and were pretty friendly to me. As I was checking out, I asked the guy about the pics on the website because I have been to all of the local fields here and didn't recognize this one at all. He said they had a renegade field about a mile from there in a local park. They all met there on weekends and usually have about 40 people there on Sundays. He gave me some directions and said to common out this weekend -

I went out to the location today and envisioned some run down abandoned wooded park but when I got there it was a well kept city park that has tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields and such. In the back portion there is about a 10 acre wooded area and there was a bunch of cars parked on the outskirts. I walked a trail and followed the noise. There were a bunch of people there getting ready for the next game. They bring all their own equipment including air and paint. The field had a bunch if bunkers made of pallets, tires, plywood, carpet, ect. The place looked well broken in so it seems that there is no prob with local authorities about using this property for play. Everybody seemed close knit and friendly. They chronograph the markers at 300fps max and allow full auto, ramping and the lot. All of the fields I used back in Michigan allowed all this as well but locals here don’t. I don’t need all that but I really don’t mind others using that crap if they want to -

Well long story short, I’m gonna try this place next Sunday and see what of it. I reffed a few games today and everybody seems pretty responsible. There are 2 blinded areas as a safe area, it’s organized and seems like a good dealio. The field I normally use takes a good hour plus to get there and just added a BYOP cost of $10 so it’s now $25 to play there. This place is organized, about 20 minutes from where I live and all I need to do is supply my own paint and air. I have all that so imma go for this and see what happens -

Anybody else have a field similar to this that they use. I’m not much on renegade fields because safety and responsible play doesn’t seem priority. This place on the other hand seems quite the exception to the norm -

01-15-2006, 05:17 PM
seems to me like you found yourself a good new field

01-15-2006, 05:45 PM
No, don't play on anything quite like that, but sounds good to me

01-15-2006, 05:53 PM
We have a renegade field that I play woods at...Pretty good, except sometimes there are some bad people playing there. The rest of the time it's pretty good.

01-15-2006, 06:06 PM
I've heard of a renegade field that was set up not to far from my house. Some guy owns some land that he isn't using so he threw up some pallets and other obstacles. Only thing is this guy I was talking to said that like 45-50 people show up every week and play on this one field which really isn't that big. Guess I should drive by there one of these weekends. The other draw back is the closest pro shop that can fill tanks and sell paint to the field is like 8-10 miles away.

01-15-2006, 06:21 PM
i cant believe you just complained about paying $25 to play...

every day i go i spend at LEAST $90...

there are no BYOP places around here

01-15-2006, 06:56 PM
there is a pretty big wooded/feild area behind my friends house and we go and play there a lot. we are working on a deal w/ the owners to put up our own practice feild using some wood and stuff we got out of dumpsters when the were building soom new houses.

01-15-2006, 06:58 PM
I get my paint from local tourneys. I get 4 or 5 cases at a time and stock up. I have my own large C02 fill station but no HPA stuff. There were 2 sets of scuba tanks and 1 20lb C02 on this field today. I'm sure most brought their own tanks and stuff. That Sports place is only a mile away if you really needed a fill -

MTT......I complain about most everything, get used to it lol - ;)

01-15-2006, 07:04 PM
Nice sounds like you have found a place would with some kewl people, people make the field.

01-15-2006, 07:37 PM
We do that here. I live about 15 minutes away from National Forest land (in Colorado). We have two areas of play, everybody chronos, and everybody is pretty honest. We've even had rangers show up and everything is cool. It is some of the most fun I've had and by far the cheapest paintball around.

01-15-2006, 07:51 PM
.......... We've even had rangers show up and everything is cool..........

Hate to get off topic in my own thread but rangers started the game of paintball back in the 80's. They marked trees for cutting with a Nelspot marker(where the name 'marker' came from) that shot oil based capsules. I suppose one day one shot at the other and paintball was birthed. Thank them next time you see them at your local renegade National Forest field lol -

Recon by Fire
01-15-2006, 08:54 PM
We have several commercial fields around Houston, so there is never a shortage of places to go play. But we do have two outlaw fields we play at also. This started becoming necessary due to the complete lack of quality reffing and to some lack of safety standards.

One field is a public access easement for utilities. It is large wooded area that is also used for offroad motorcycles, ATV's, etc... Very nice woods and we play on a large field that is a natural bowel shaped depression. This works well for determining field limits and provides a safety burm between the field and teh staging area.

The other field is a privately owned paintball scenario field "Devil Dog Paintball". It is a larger field and has bunkers, military and civilian vehicles, and two story towers/fighting positions (more sturdy than any other field I have seen). Complete with porta-potties, picnic tables, firepit, full sized chrono, camping, CO2 fills, etc...

Both places are well above the fields level of safety and no 'tudes :)

01-15-2006, 09:11 PM
Don't live anywhere near it but I'm pretty sure there is a private airball field in Pensacola, FL as some of the SCP'ers get to play there.

Yeah I used to organize renegade game's on my parent's 200 acres but got tired of watching everybody to make sure it goes smoothly with attitudes and safety. I'd like to get a game day in sometime soon as I haven't played woodsball maybe once in a year or so!

Got another awesome renegade field down the road but the owner of the land doesn't play often anymore so I haven't played there in awhile.


01-15-2006, 09:22 PM
There's this old guy on the field I normally use has one of those tudes. He's got one of those New Yaaaak accents and a real smart***. Otherwise the field is great. It just peaved me a bit about the $10 hike with no warning at all. If it was $5 don't think I'd have as much of a tude. I know what you mean about the poorly run fields too. Then when they go outta business they are like, " The industry is in a real slump." Somewhat a state of denail. I have hit a few of those around here and one just recently went out of business. A shame, real great field, bad management. People want to be treated like someone that's supporting their livelyhood, not under the wing of some control freak that looks down at you because they own a field. This field I attended today, people seemed to be down to earth -

Recon by Fire
01-16-2006, 07:15 PM
All the fields around Houston pretty much did that same price hike and all at the same time too. Average before used to be $10 field; $5 air; $5 BYOP, and then went to $15+ field; $10 air; $10 BYOP. Then of course an increase across the board of paint too. Throw the price hikes together with the decreasing service level and it is no wonder why more and more are choosing outlaw.