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#1 User is offline   Claystone 

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:41 PM

I'm puzzled that most field won't allow you to use your own paint. I know it's a business and they make more money that way, but if most of the paint is not that good, wouldn't it ruin your day playing with bad paint? They should allow you to play with your paint and just charge you extra if you do. That way they still make something.

Has anyone played on a filed that allows you to use their own paint?

Btw, what does "SPPL" mean?

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

SPPL=Scenario Paintball Players League

I play on fields that let us bring your own paint....it's an extra $15 dollars to get in. I'd say part of the reason for it is because they do want to make more money, and quite honestly paint is really the only big money maker at a field...On top of that, you never want people to bring even crappier paint, in example monsterballs from walmart, or most other walmart paint.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:59 PM

All the outdoor fields I play at in the summer let you bring your own paint. The indoor field I play at now is field paint only, but my team gets a discount.


All I can suggest is wait till it warms up a little and look around for outdoor fields that allow you to bring paint.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:38 PM

The biggest problem commercial paintball fields have is the fact that you can play paintball just about anywhere. Because of this there are "private" free fields EVERYWHERE. I host the same type of field. Bring your own gear and paint and play all day for free. Paintball cost enough before you even get to the field. So alot of people come to the same conclusion," Why would I pay to play at a commercial field when I can start my own field in the woods behind my house". Because of this the commercial fields have to make thier money off the players that DO show up at thier field. If they had more customers thier prices wouldn't be so high and they wouldn't be FPO.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

also to all that is before this post, insurance companies demand it under the heading of controlled safty.
this is an attempt to keep things like maceballs and other non paintball projectiles. Of course not 100% effective but its easy for a ref to do a hopper check to make sure you are using approved paintballs.
I think it was ION some years back had some punks using the mace filled ones and MMG a few years before that tossin some glass marbles at us. So not cool.


But the money is also a substancial factor
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

Paint is the biggest profit fields have and if they don't sell it you are taking a major chunk of their money away. Paintball fields are a business just like anything else.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:08 PM

Yeah, like they all said. It comes down to two things: Money and Safety/Insurance. The field fee usually just covers employees and upkeep of the field. The profit is made from paint sales. And some insurances require field paint for safety.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:52 PM

View PostGauss, on Feb 28 2010, 09:36 PM, said:

What mommy said.



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Posted 28 February 2010 - 10:22 PM

View PostDVLCHLD, on Feb 28 2010, 09:38 PM, said:

The biggest problem commercial paintball fields have is the fact that you can play paintball just about anywhere. Because of this there are "private" free fields EVERYWHERE. I host the same type of field. Bring your own gear and paint and play all day for free. Paintball cost enough before you even get to the field. So alot of people come to the same conclusion," Why would I pay to play at a commercial field when I can start my own field in the woods behind my house". Because of this the commercial fields have to make thier money off the players that DO show up at thier field. If they had more customers thier prices wouldn't be so high and they wouldn't be FPO.



According to this theory, the commercial fields would be far better off to try to establish a system that reduces the cost to begin with, to lure in those outlaw players. As it stands, in this scenario, the commercial fields are in a downward spiral, especially considering the current economy.

Things are expensive enough, but adding the costs that they do, they drive away players, thus making their costs go up, and driving away more players. This can only end badly.

I can understand FPO for the reasons some have listed, especially the insurance and safety reasons. The thing is, I have no problem paying for paint. Or CO2. I do have a problem justifying a day of playing that costs me $50-$60 at a commercial field when I can play outlaw for $20-$30. Commercial fields are just not competitive. I'd go to a field and buy their paint if they'd let me pay. But requiring me to pay an entry fee, on top of overpriced paint? I can't justify it. Not for rec play.

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View PostGauss, on Feb 28 2010, 09:36 PM, said:

What mommy said.



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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

View PostI.K.E., on Feb 28 2010, 11:22 PM, said:

But requiring me to pay an entry fee, on top of overpriced paint? I can't justify it. Not for rec play.

I do it without question for a larger scenario. I expect more from a scenario. I get more from a scenario. I plan for a scenario.


I agree. I spent around $300.00 to go to D-Day Oklahoma and it was worth every penny.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 09:35 PM

I do understand that it's a business and they need to make money. But if they can implement a system that would charge you extra for using your own paint, they can still make something. The same way they charge you $10 for air since you brought your own gear.

Now the insurance thing is hard to get by. I just hear stories of field paint being used that sucks, which in my mind kills the game for you.


Btw, where can i find private/outlaw paintball fields to play on in the NYC/NJ/PA area.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 10:39 PM

View PostClaystone, on Mar 1 2010, 10:35 PM, said:

I do understand that it's a business and they need to make money. But if they can implement a system that would charge you extra for using your own paint, they can still make something. The same way they charge you $10 for air since you brought your own gear.

Now the insurance thing is hard to get by. I just hear stories of field paint being used that sucks, which in my mind kills the game for you.


Btw, where can i find private/outlaw paintball fields to play on in the NYC/NJ/PA area.

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