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#1 Spitlebug

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:44 AM

The latest newspaper article on paintball in my local area. This is a major problem as we don't actually have any commercial fields, and the one field we are allowed to play at, the road is really run down (you need a 4x4 to get there). Now, I am going to have to get some guys together and take all this crap down.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:50 AM

Ouch, sounds like you may not be paintballing any time soon. Fight the power though.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:08 AM

Fight the power!

What you NEED to do is mark your territory, Pee on/in the WHOLE school. I mean EVERYWHERE just SOAK IT.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:10 AM

The government could pay for a field to be made if they want to complain.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:12 AM

Do paintballers = ATV users 100% of the time?

If not then the title needs to be relabelled.



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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:20 AM

Do paintballers = ATV users 100% of the time?

If not then the title needs to be relabelled.


Yes, the title was meant to be inflammatory. However, the paintball players are the ones doing the majority of the damage.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:28 AM

I highly doubt there is as much damage as they are saying there is. More damage is done to the environment when the area around it is sold to build houses on. We should write an email to Mrs. Gooch.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:29 AM

I highly doubt there is as much damage as they are saying there is. More damage is done to the environment when the area around it is sold to build houses on. We should write an email to Mrs. Gooch.


Unless you live there or have played there then I would advise against it until you have seen with your own 2 eyes what they are talking about.



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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:35 AM

I highly doubt there is as much damage as they are saying there is. More damage is done to the environment when the area around it is sold to build houses on. We should write an email to Mrs. Gooch.


Unless you live there or have played there then I would advise against it until you have seen with your own 2 eyes what they are talking about.


The same goes for you. I've learned not to trust singled opinions on matters such as this.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:39 AM

I am trying to contact her today. The real issue is that this is park land. It is inside of the city limits, but it is in a protected land reserve.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:48 AM

that bites. stick it to the man! haha! but in all seriousness that sucks
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:03 PM

I highly doubt there is as much damage as they are saying there is. More damage is done to the environment when the area around it is sold to build houses on. We should write an email to Mrs. Gooch.


Unless you live there or have played there then I would advise against it until you have seen with your own 2 eyes what they are talking about.


The same goes for you. I've learned not to trust singled opinions on matters such as this.


That is why I said until you/me/we/one lays our two eyes on it then we can do something. It seems as if Spitlebug or anyone else in BC is in the best position to do something directly.

I am trying to contact her today. The real issue is that this is park land. It is inside of the city limits, but it is in a protected land reserve.


Ah. That is the kicker. Seems though like the author is dying for something to write about though.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:22 PM

There is some back history to this. Many moons ago I contacted the Ministry of Forests about leasing some Crown Land to put a woodsball field on there so we weren't squatting on City/Crown Land. Long story short the guy that does the approvals flat out told me he would never accept any proposal I put forth. I told him that I was able to Survey the property, and have an Engineer design/certify any roads and terrain features that we might incorporate. The real problem though, is the guy that I had talked to about the approvals is now our City Mayor. He has an obvious chip on his shoulder when it comes to paintball players, and this is just another nail in the coffin.

With any luck, I can swing a deal with Greenways Land Trust so that we might get the land to play paintball on without damaging the woods or having to resort to squatting.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

The government could pay for a field to be made if they want to complain.


For real!!! They did that with the Skaters cuz they were tired of them tearing up the sidewalks, curbs, and benches, So alot of cities built a skatepark. Why not a city run paintball park? <_<
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:04 PM

For real!!! They did that with the Skaters cuz they were tired of them tearing up the sidewalks, curbs, and benches, So alot of cities built a skatepark. Why not a city run paintball park? <_<


Last year the City paid close to $250,000 to help fund a $750,000 skate park. A lot of the kids that Skate at that park also play paintball. The sad thing is that we always use the minimum safety gear to play paintball, but how many skaters actually use helmets, elbow and knee pads when they skate? Not very many of them. The opening day of the new skate park saw at least three broken bones. Compared to the last twenty years of playing paintball in Campbell River, the number of broken bones was zero.

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:04 PM

Like Ive said many times in other Forums for those wanting to play Paintball on Private Land...always ask Permission First.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:28 AM

Hmmm...tempting to call that number.

But good luck Spitle, I hope the players stop, yet dont ruin the whole sport in your area.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:45 AM

There is some local sentiment that we should vandalizing the piss out of the town and ruining anything we can in an effort to force the City's hand in this manner, but I think that will only be trouble. It's one of those things where they can ban the sport altogether, but much like skateboarding there isn't much they can do to curb people from actually playing paintball.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:49 PM

QUIT SAYING: "FIGHT THE POWER"!!!! I mean yeah, keep on paintballing, keep on trucking but dont make us sound like a bunch of rebels, might as well say, "I got my six shooter and my lynchin' rope, lets march on city hall!!!".....just, keep on doin what you do best
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:21 AM

There are some ways I can spin this, but right now I want to take the high road.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 12:23 AM

It's good of you to take it down.

I guess just let anyone that asks know that you're a real paintballer...not a thrill seeker.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:18 PM

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 09:25 PM

Yes, this month we are tearing that shit down.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 11:56 PM

The government could pay for a field to be made if they want to complain.


true but i doubt the government wants to bailout paintball
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:04 PM

Oh I should post an update. Last week we tore down this field. Pretty dangerous field. It was on the side of a gully just downstream from a large Highways Bridge. Apparently it is in a flood zone and super close to the creek. The gully wall itself was about 60 feet high and pretty vertical, I would say a 120% slope (45 degrees = 100% slope). It's honestly a miracle that no one has broken a leg, arm or neck coming down that hill while playing (that we know of).

Littered along the side of the gully was a bunch of log bunkers, we cut them in sections and used the logs as fill for the foxholes that these players had made. We then covered them all up with the dirt they had dug out. There was also a small tree fort type structure that I ripped apart and those logs too were buried. It took about 7-8 volunteers just under an hour to get it all cleaned up.

I feel much better now. If I can find the newspaper article I will scan it and post it.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:52 PM

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Oh I should post an update. Last week we tore down this field. Pretty dangerous field. It was on the side of a gully just downstream from a large Highways Bridge. Apparently it is in a flood zone and super close to the creek. The gully wall itself was about 60 feet high and pretty vertical, I would say a 120% slope (45 degrees = 100% slope). It's honestly a miracle that no one has broken a leg, arm or neck coming down that hill while playing (that we know of).

Littered along the side of the gully was a bunch of log bunkers, we cut them in sections and used the logs as fill for the foxholes that these players had made. We then covered them all up with the dirt they had dug out. There was also a small tree fort type structure that I ripped apart and those logs too were buried. It took about 7-8 volunteers just under an hour to get it all cleaned up.

I feel much better now. If I can find the newspaper article I will scan it and post it.


Were you one of the guys that built the field/played at it?

I give you props for being so safety conscious and all, but I would be rather pissed if I came to play one day and the field I had toiled to build had been destroyed.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:03 PM

Were you one of the guys that built the field/played at it?

I give you props for being so safety conscious and all, but I would be rather pissed if I came to play one day and the field I had toiled to build had been destroyed.


No, I did not build or play at this field. It is a particular concern because the field was in a very fish sensitive area, and in a conservation park.

Sadly, we have no other option in my area other than to squat on City/Public/Crown Land. The people that setup this field did a pretty bad job, and definitely in the wrong place when there is already a renegade field in operation (for over twenty years now).

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 06:31 PM


Were you one of the guys that built the field/played at it?

I give you props for being so safety conscious and all, but I would be rather pissed if I came to play one day and the field I had toiled to build had been destroyed.


No, I did not build or play at this field. It is a particular concern because the field was in a very fish sensitive area, and in a conservation park.

Sadly, we have no other option in my area other than to squat on City/Public/Crown Land. The people that setup this field did a pretty bad job, and definitely in the wrong place when there is already a renegade field in operation (for over twenty years now).


Well was it public land? If so then I would say destroying their field was wrong.

I bet someone is pretty pissed off right now. Maybe they don't like the other renegade field or the people who play there and wanted to build their own...
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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:21 PM

Well was it public land? If so then I would say destroying their field was wrong.

I bet someone is pretty pissed off right now. Maybe they don't like the other renegade field or the people who play there and wanted to build their own...


It's in a Conservation. While the land is Crown Land (belonging to the Government) it doesn't mean we can just go in there and do whatever we would like.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:33 PM

Update to thread, we cleaned up the site so here is the news clipping:

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:52 PM

Hey way to go helping positively impact paintball's reputation. Great job and good to be contributing in such a way.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:25 AM

Anybody else think that field looks pretty badass?

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:27 AM

Anybody else think that field looks pretty badass?


I would play there :)

This is great Spitle, while it did destroy years of work done by ballers, at least there was a positive side to it as you helped the local environment and paintball's reputation in the process.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:22 AM

Your supposed to play woodsball at a licensed paintball field..not the woods next to your house...sorry, I love paintball but I kinda agree...
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:57 PM

digging make it dangerous for children and hikers? animals make holes and stuff. SAVE THE HIKERS AND CHILDREN, KILL ALL THE ANIMALS. and they said something about cutting trees down and all i see are branches. they would save more trees if they didnt make newspapers.

Your supposed to play woodsball at a licensed paintball field..not the woods next to your house...sorry, I love paintball but I kinda agree...



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Posted 29 December 2009 - 11:55 PM

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:27 AM

digging make it dangerous for children and hikers? animals make holes and stuff. SAVE THE HIKERS AND CHILDREN, KILL ALL THE ANIMALS. and they said something about cutting trees down and all i see are branches. they would save more trees if they didnt make newspapers.


They did cut quite a few trees down. The area is frequented by hikers and is the next phase of a large pedestrian/nature walk that encircles the city I live in. It is quite close to new developments/subdivisions and is also a fish sensitive zone. It is irresponsible to put up a field there (even an outlaw field) where so many other sites that are more suitable and less damaging within a 20 minute driving radius.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:00 AM

Lawl, im over in kamloops. did the right choice by taking it down instead of trying to fight the power, to the ones saying fight the power, heres some info, Thats protected land, its also Crown land, think of it as the flordia netherglades, you build a paintball field in there expect be be fined and charged with some serious time and money, admiting that you built it in the first place, you wouldnt even be able to fight it, you would be fighting against legal fees the rest of your life. You are going against the government that has the right a way.
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:50 PM

The latest newspaper article on paintball in my local area. This is a major problem as we don't actually have any commercial fields, and the one field we are allowed to play at, the road is really run down (you need a 4x4 to get there). Now, I am going to have to get some guys together and take all this crap down.

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