Recently, I have few queries from different people asking me about how to set up a paintball field. I thought this is a very tough question...at least when I first started. There was no one to ask, no one who was willing to share, no one to tell me what to do and no one gave me directions. Believe me, before all these...I have made trips to Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia, China to find out the different ingredients. Talk to people from the industry and got snub big time... All in all, it took me 2 years to plan, to learn, to play... many people think its easy, many people...
Just a few questions (simple ones):
When do you know how the tank is full?
What is a ball detent?
If the marker is in ramping mode, 2 shots in 1 squeeze. What is the problem?
What is the difference between HPA and CO2 and nitrogen?
Do you know how to chronograph a marker?
If you know all the answers with the click of the fingers...you are very very good. If you can answer 1, you are observant. If you can answer 2 or 3...you are not bad. But but but, if you cant answer any...then perhaps, its not so easy starting a field. So its not easy after all... most people see the surface of the business...but really dont know much about running a paintball field.
Besides, if you dont play, you will never learn.
In the states, most paintballers are field owners, so if you dont really play the game, you can forget about starting a field. Even if you play try to answer the 5 questions above.
But again, the door is not shut on you. You can save time by working with the right people. People who have experiences running a field, people who have the passion to make things work. Hey, my title says I am a paintball consultant. So if you want to hire me? I am a gun for hire with some terms and conditions, I want a share in this idea of yours. Anything...anything related to paintball, I am interested. I can supply cheap, good and high grade paintballs (which field uses Proto for rec games?), I can supply markers, I can give you training, I can give you ideas to make things work...and most important of all, I can give you a good lead time against the rest of the other competitors. In today's world, its better to work together and work fast than to take time to learn and become rivals. Already, we have some "industry driven" rivals...As the saying goes, you know who you are. I establish the industry...you just piggy back and do things and say things behind my back. Just remember this, when the time comes...you just queue up hor. Er...the line is over there.