what in the hell do you do when a near pro pays the field fee
Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:33 AM
See what I'm getting at? In the end it benefits your business more to cater to those who are more experienced. I think you handled the situation well, though I would suggest a short talk about sportsmanship along with your standard safety talk before they enter the field. I also like the suggestion of incentives for getting the guy out in order to keep them on the field. This will in effect make everyone happy cause now your experienced guys still have people to shoot at and the walkons/renters will go and tell their friends they got free stuff at this field, we should all go there again, etc. In a situation like this you should also consider trying to talk the experienced dude into coaching some of the walk-ons for a couple rounds before going all-out on them. Most of the more experienced dudes are going to appreciate a challenge more than straight cleaning house, so this could help give them that as well.
Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:02 AM
When i play agianst newbs i play normal, but if im mowing em down ill hold back a little and give them some chances. Its not fair to just totally roll over them cause your good. Did you want to play more when you first started and someone owned you game after game after game. I see many newbs leave cause of this.
Now i know what you all are saying is right, it is not wrong to be good... but to just own all the newbs to the point of them leaving isnt healthy for the field either. You just lost all your paying customers and many will probably never come back or play again because of this experience. You can't jsut let that happen. Look at it from the eyes of the field owner.
Id ask the guy to play a little less hard or go easy on them. There is nothing wrong with intentionally letting yourself get tagged out by a newb. If it makes his/her day, then so be it. It keeps em playing and keeps em wanting to play.
Sure he can just roll them all day, its easy, whynot. Or he can let them win occasionally and keep the fun going for all. Who cares if you lose in rec ball?? I doubt it would end his world to let them win at least one round or more.
Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:24 AM
I need a job with more vacation time
Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:32 AM
If he really wants to make it a challenge, tell him to get a pump .If he wants to continue with his setup, tell him he needs to try another field, because he is running everyone off(Tell him in a humorous way though).If he's a good, intelligent guy, he will understand and consider his options.
I lift weights, practice martial arts, and have lots of dangerous toys so back off!!!!
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:34 AM
thats a solid idea bush fox, and we did
but our rentles were 98c act with compressed air, so all it was was him getting a little closer.
Da Rev thank you (no sarcasam) that i will try next time, but we did make him lead the renters and they won
Posted 11 December 2006 - 10:10 AM
What field do you ref at, so I can make sure I never play there.
/ \ Copy and paste him
Posted 11 December 2006 - 10:15 AM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 06:16 PM
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:48 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 08:00 PM
That just means you still have room for improvment!
He's not there every day is he? You're not gonna see him every time you play.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:21 AM
And I'm about to do it again. It's a public forum, after all, I'm just trying to help.
One-balling it is a good idea, but if he's got a marker converted to use a Q-Loader or mag, such as a longbow mag, then the one-balling is not easy if even possible. Though in this case I'd limit him to, say, 30 balls or so. Something reasonable, not so much that he can throw ropes but not so little that he can never win.