New England Paintball! BRING IT !!!

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    Aug 18, 2008 6:11 PM GMT
    Okay guys, here's what I've found through a quick and dirty search. There are a number of places in the same area as where the kayaking group met up. They all seem to offer the same basic services (equipment rental, field to play, etc.).

    Here are the options:

    * West End Paintball - Route 9, Leicester, MA
    http://www.westendpaintball.com/

    * Executive Paintball Indoor - Blanford, MA (west of Springfield)
    http://www.executivepaintball.com/

    * Camelot Paintball - Chicopee, MA
    http://www.camelotpaintball.com/

    * Xtreme Paintball - Agawam, MA (just south of Springfield)
    http://www.xtremepbma.com/index.html

    Shall we narrow down the place and then work out a time?






  • DiverScience

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    Aug 18, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Most of those are out by where my parents live. I'm trying to remember, if we have people coming from the east, that will make for a hella-long drive for them though. In which case I'd lean toward West End, since it's closer, I think, to everyone.
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    Aug 18, 2008 7:40 PM GMT
    I'd go for one of the one's other than Blandford. That's not too easy to get to. The other one's are probably easy for all of us. I don't mind going to Western Mass, although for selfish reasons I'd rather be at the one in Leicester, but that's no big deal.

    I think that putting down a date would be important. I assume that most are outside, so that we wouldn't want to do it when theirs a possibility of snow. What are some dates that work with your duathalon training schedule Gig?
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    Aug 18, 2008 7:47 PM GMT
    Well West End is pretty close to where we were Kayaking and they offer doughnuts or Pizza (says a lot about their typical client) - Closest to Bahstun. Works for me.

    Executive Paintball Indoor - almost the same distance for us in CT but furthest away for you wicked guys from Bahstun.

    Camelot Paintball - Chicopee, MA - nearer to Springfield doesn't look like they have 'woods' but rather playing fields. Good thing or bad thing - I don't know.

    Xtreme Paintball - Agawam, MA (just south of Springfield) well for one thing, afterwards we could always end the day relaxing on the rollercoasters at 6 Flags NE. I couldn't log on to their site. It's not a problem with the url but with the server end.

    I started looking at pbreveiw.com, pbnation.com and other site reviews and I realize, I don't know enough about it to know what the terms are (bonusballing, bunkering, speedball vs. paintball, paint checks, etc.)

    Some are open to everyone while some are by appt only to groups of 10 or more.

    It still sounds like fun!

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    Aug 18, 2008 7:51 PM GMT
    DiverScience saidMost of those are out by where my parents live. I'm trying to remember, if we have people coming from the east, that will make for a hella-long drive for them though. In which case I'd lean toward West End, since it's closer, I think, to everyone.

    Yeah, there are plenty of places further east but in my effort to stay central these seemed to be the best options I found.

    I guess it might come down to how many people we could draw if we moved things further east. Any thoughts from folks?
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    Aug 18, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    If I'm free, I'll drive to wherever. Depends on the date for me.
  • kinetic

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    Aug 18, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    AWW, you guys are making me homesick!!!
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    Aug 18, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    which one's the most north, and easiest to get to from montreal?
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    Aug 18, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    kinetic saidAWW, you guys are making me homesick!!!
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    Time to get yer ass home! I'm sure the Motherland will welcome you back from the Republic of Texas with open ahms!
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    Aug 18, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    jms84 saidwhich one's the most north, and easiest to get to from montreal?

    Chicopee and Agawam are gonna be easiest for you since they'll be right off interstate 91.
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    Aug 19, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    kinetic saidAWW, you guys are making me homesick!!!
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    Hey Kinetic, if TigerTim can fly in from Cleveland, you can fly in from Texas *and* visit your relatives. It's a two-fer! icon_smile.gif

    Does this all show how much fun we had last weekend?
  • DiverScience

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    Aug 19, 2008 1:30 AM GMT
    I'm out October 18/19 and... the first week in October I think (week before the week of columbus day) on a family backpacking trip.

    *I'm* fine with out west, I can just drive home to visit the folks in bumfuck nowhere western MA!
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    Aug 19, 2008 2:24 AM GMT
    I'll drive anywhere if I'm not committed to something else.
  • NYCguy74

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    Aug 19, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    You guys seriously need to get pictures that look different, i though someone was having a conversation with themselves till i looked at screen names.
  • kinetic

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    Aug 19, 2008 1:19 PM GMT
    matt45710 said
    kinetic saidAWW, you guys are making me homesick!!!
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    Hey Kinetic, if TigerTim can fly in from Cleveland, you can fly in from Texas *and* visit your relatives. It's a two-fer! icon_smile.gif

    Does this all show how much fun we had last weekend?


    Clearly!
    Wish I wasn't so damn po... I'd love to go back east if only for a weekend!!
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    Aug 22, 2008 7:07 AM GMT
    you figure out dates and where and then i can figure out if i can make it down or not. long term plans not my forte right now... i am interested in launching paint at people though.
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    Aug 25, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Ok - to bump this back up and get the conversation started again, I'm going to suggest a vote on one of these two:

    * Camelot Paintball - Chicopee, MA
    http://www.camelotpaintball.com/

    * Xtreme Paintball - Agawam, MA (just south of Springfield)
    http://www.xtremepbma.com/index.html

    To answer a couple of questions that came up: with speedball, just think dodgeball only with paintballs. Woods is a lot more fun as they usually have man made shelters/bunkers in addition to just a natural terrain.

    As for going as a group, we will need to scrounge up at least 10 people to play just amongst ourselves. Otherwise, we'll get paired up with whomever else shows up that day.

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    Then there are dates. I'm going to guess most people will be planning something for Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 11-12). Diver is out the 18-19th.

    That leaves these two weekends (if we're only considering October anyway):

    Oct.
    4-5, 25-26

  • DiverScience

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    Aug 25, 2008 7:13 PM GMT
    12th if it's going to be that weekend. I'll be coming back from a 5-7 day backpacking trip in the Whites with my family. That will hopefully give me at least one day to recover (I *think* we're getting back in time for that)

    Apparently there's also a paintball place that's fairly popular in Grafton, MA
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    Aug 25, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    I could do Oct 4-5 or Columbus weekend 11-12.

    Oct 25-26 I'm away

    Grafton's a bit more of a hike, but I could do it.
  • iGator

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    Aug 26, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    I want to join in!!!

    I'm down for whichever Saturday...I just need to know ahead of time so I can get out of work icon_smile.gif

    Mike
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    bgcat57 saidI could do Oct 4-5 or Columbus weekend 11-12.

    Oct 25-26 I'm away

    Grafton's a bit more of a hike, but I could do it.


    Right now, I'm on the same schedule as bgcat57. I can do either Oct 4-5 or 11-12, but now 25-26.

    And Gatormedic, please come! We need 10 guys, and I'm sure I or others in the Boston area would be happy to car pool.
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:43 AM GMT
    I'm on the same schedule as bgcat57 and matt45710---I'm away on October 25th/26th.
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    Aug 26, 2008 1:58 PM GMT
    I can be so slow sometimes. I have a race on the weekend of the 25-26th so as organizer, I declare the weekend to be October 4-5!
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:28 PM GMT
    Great, now which day? Saturday Oct 4 would work for me.
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    Aug 26, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    I like Saturday too. It leaves me time to recouperate. Though that hasn't been necessary lately, I've a feeling that with paintball and this crew, it could be necessary. icon_twisted.gif