how NOT to get kicked off an outlaw field how a small few ruin it for everyone
Posted 15 March 2005 - 04:22 PM
(1) Keep it CLEAN!!! Bring garbage bags and clean up after yourself. If you get there early and its a mess, clean up. Most police officers and property owners will be a little more lenient if its nice and clean. Keeping it clean is paramount!!!
(2) Carpool. The less cars that are illegally parked the less the chance an officer will pull over to see whats going on
(3) Always address authority figures calmly, and with respect. Ive had cops actually shake my hand and tell me they appreciate my attitude and then allowed us to continue playing.
(4) Safety!!! As long as Rescue One doesnt have to come out there or the cops have to break up a fight or the neighbors dont call the cops that their cars and houses are getting hit by paintballs.....it should be all good
(5) Give a damn. We all know that playing woodball out in some field that may or may not be private property is a no-no. Give a damna dn clean up and behave. You represent all paintballers.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 04:29 PM
Posted 15 March 2005 - 04:39 PM
One day, it was just me and my friend playing one-one (In fact, JAN3-04). I was creeping along a path, keeping low and looking for my friend when I see something shiny. I look over and its a cop and he already has seen me. So he calls me over and we begin to talk. He tells me how he recieved a call about suspicious people in camo running around in the woods (Go figure...<_<) So he went through a series of questions; What are you doing? How many of you are there? And so forth. (At this point I had checked my safety...and uncocked the marker). He finally asked if we had permission to play...I said no, we didn't, but this is the only place out of the way that we can play without having to travel a distance. He said that we really shouldn't be here, gave me a short lecture on safety and what would happen if someone were to get hurt. I told hm that we have radios and such. So he was walking away and I asked if we could still play and all he said was that he wasn't going to tell us we couldn't play here.
Being calm and telling the truth does pay off in the long run. Don't make a mad dash for thick cover when you find out a cop is near by nor should you argue with one 'cause it will only get you into deeper trouble.
Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:34 AM
As a land owner(80 acres), I can tell you some things that tick me off. Tresspassing. Is the #1 thing that I dislike. Why? I aslo use my land as the back stop for gun shooting so I know it is clear, You might be supprised to know that some people have valid reasons to not like people sneaking in there land. #2 Litter. You all might be supprised if you find a land owner and show up "clean cut" and ask him if he needs any help around his place (fire wood cut, fence fixed ) in exchange for a spot to play on his land. Just don't show up with 500 people if he says yes. I grew up hunting on other peoples land. How ? I asked You'd be supprised to know that not all people are against this sport. And if you need a place ask around. Most people know someone that might have a spot. Just use your skull to figure out how to ask and promote the sport, I had a friend that said put an Ad up at a store will exchange work for a place to play paintball at ...you never know. I know outlaw games are fun I used to all the time But do you think that "outlaw" games give the sport a bad name? As I have herd the neg on people getting cought. Heck! I'll shut up now-Rob
Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:16 PM
I think the Sprint guy was the guy who called the cops and was trying to give us a scare by claiming he owned the land but he didnt.
But the point is dont run most people understand paintball and accept it as a sport even if they dont like it.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 01:10 PM
Ghost Runna, on Apr 9 2005, 11:58 AM, said:
I really hope you are joking...but...
The trash bags are for picking up your stuff. Empty bags and boxes from the paintballs, soda bottles/cans/cups, discarded macrolines that you had to change out, etc.
Usually when we play (well, we play only where we can get permission), we also have developed the habit of picking up the larger pieces of trash in the area, mainly to keep the owners from saying that we did it.
Posted 09 April 2005 - 02:48 PM
Thats another thing, keeping it clean also involves leaving it as you came. Do not leave bunkers, especially plywood bunkers on other people's property, unless they say it is ok. Never start a fire, except in designated spots for camp fires.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:58 AM
If someone comes on to your land, even uninvited, and gets injured you can be held responsible as the property owner in civil court. So if you get told no don't get mad just remember that there is probably a good reason.
Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:22 AM
Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:12 PM
Ghost Runna, on Apr 9 2005, 11:58 AM, said:
im sure you wouldnt use them to put trash in
ha, thats a good one!