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Poll: How far do you drive to your field where you ref at??? (49 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. A mile or so... (5 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  2. 2 (3 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  3. 5 (3 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  4. 10 (9 votes [18.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.37%

  5. 15 (3 votes [6.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.12%

  6. 20 (6 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  7. 30 (8 votes [16.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.33%

  8. 40 (2 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  9. 50 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. 60++++ (10 votes [20.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.41%

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#16 Guest_Jester3_*

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 09:51 PM

It's a little under 10 for me, but the farthest I've gone to ref was probably about 80-100 miles.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:21 PM

The field I usually ref at is 33 miles from my front door. I am down there 2-3 weekends a month and do it for the love of the game. This particular field is loaded with youngsters and I love being there to help them grow and enjoy this sport. I just can't imagine not getting to see them learn as they play. It is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I have done in paintball. I get paid in paint to ref and my day ends by finding a little guy or two and giving them a bag or two paint.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:40 AM

View PostEl Toro Loco, on Aug 28 2006, 01:21 AM, said:

The field I usually ref at is 33 miles from my front door. I am down there 2-3 weekends a month and do it for the love of the game. This particular field is loaded with youngsters and I love being there to help them grow and enjoy this sport. I just can't imagine not getting to see them learn as they play. It is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I have done in paintball. I get paid in paint to ref and my day ends by finding a little guy or two and giving them a bag or two paint.



FINALLY SOMEONE WHO GETS IT!! although i generally bargain with my employer to be payed in guns or gun upgrades. for example: my pay for the month was an RL Timmy ^_^. my pay for next month will be an MT65 RIS Elite Sniper ^_^ and sometimes i go with paint too.

only 20 miles for me though

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This post has been edited by StJimmy: 29 August 2006 - 05:40 AM

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 06:28 AM

View PostStJimmy, on Aug 29 2006, 05:40 AM, said:

View PostEl Toro Loco, on Aug 28 2006, 01:21 AM, said:

The field I usually ref at is 33 miles from my front door. I am down there 2-3 weekends a month and do it for the love of the game. This particular field is loaded with youngsters and I love being there to help them grow and enjoy this sport. I just can't imagine not getting to see them learn as they play. It is without a doubt the most rewarding thing I have done in paintball. I get paid in paint to ref and my day ends by finding a little guy or two and giving them a bag or two paint.



FINALLY SOMEONE WHO GETS IT!! although i generally bargain with my employer to be payed in guns or gun upgrades. for example: my pay for the month was an RL Timmy ^_^. my pay for next month will be an MT65 RIS Elite Sniper ^_^ and sometimes i go with paint too.

only 20 miles for me though

EDIT: its always fun to see their faces when you pull out your UBER MilSim marker


PSH! get me to ref there lol
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 11:12 AM

I ref a little bit but not offten BECAUSE of the gas cost. Hey don't get me wroung i love reffing but to play paintball school thats coming up and to drive 70-40 mile to a feild it's nuts!

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:25 AM

Well, I've gone to some great lengths to Ref. So far my longest drive is 279.32 miles to Ref The I.A.O. in Cranberry PA, and when it was at Big Butler Fairgrounds in Prospect PA (even had to deal with a border crossing to and from as I live in Canada).

I understand about the cash though. If your kinda tight for money, its not really worth it to take time off work to ref (spending cash to get there then the money you lose not working) without getting some type of compensation. Now when I used to ref at the old local field, I'd ref for half the day till lunch (Reffing, helping players at Base Station and getting lunch ready) and I'd usually end up playing in the afternoon with my pay being given to me in the way of paintballs, air, etc.....

Its a personal prefference why you do it, but doing it for the love of the game HAS to be in there someplace too.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 08:40 PM

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Its a personal prefference why you do it, but doing it for the love of the game HAS to be in there someplace too.

Amen to that.

If you're not a die-hard-want-to-keep-the-morals-of-the-game-type-of-guy,
then reffing may not be the best job for you............


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Posted 03 September 2006 - 11:40 PM

Exactly. Keeping it safe and honorable is the name of the game.

Another thing to add, is look at all you learn from reffing. It makes you a lot better player from watching others. And it lets you know who is insane. :unsure:
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 07:14 PM

lol mmmmmmmk........ I suppose so........... :P
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Posted 05 September 2006 - 02:24 PM

I know poeple from winkydoodles in Texas have come out to play and ref in AZ games. thats around 6-800 miles, and my team is reffing the beach blanket bunker bonanza which is apporx. 800 miles from where we live.

its about the enjoyment of the game. I have reffed for speedball in michigan, and woodsball 20-30 miles from home a lot, but the scenarios have got to be the most fun to ref for :P
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:35 PM

The long drive I have done is 880 miles from utah to Cali I was refing at Cal Jam 9. Would have one longer but the doctor will not let me ref at a national event for about 5 more months. I will still be at the SPPL finals no matter what. :wacko:
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Post icon  Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:10 PM

I just wanted to update this and say that I got the job.

70 miles one way baby....................... OHHHHHHHH YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ;)
Talk about lovin' it!

I've got to be more obsessed with Reffing than anyone I know....................


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:49 AM

I have to travel jus under 30 miles to my site, paintballing aint as big here in the UK as it is over there in the US. And also i agree with wat alot of other people say. Your doing it because you love the sport, not for the money.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:21 AM

View PostDa Rev, on Sep 6 2006, 12:35 PM, said:

The long drive I have done is 880 miles from utah to Cali I was refing at Cal Jam 9. Would have one longer but the doctor will not let me ref at a national event for about 5 more months. I will still be at the SPPL finals no matter what. :P


My longest was just over 650 to splatt Action in Molalla, Oregon form Ogden, UT (SPPL)
It was long and long and long
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:18 PM

I travel 140 miles 'round trip, from NJ to PA, nearly every weekend. Thank god for $1.93/gal. :unsure: I get up 'round 6, out the door by 7:30, get there around 8:30, depending on traffic...or sometimes 9. Leave between 6-7...and home by 9. Night traffic sucks, due to all the people leaving Skirmish...and the darn New Yorkers!!!!!!! <_<
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