Just throwing it out there-- I'm planning on coming too, as long as it is still on Sunday. I'll keep on the lookout for changes, but otherwise, looking forward to seeing everyone then. I have unfortunately been unable to rustle up any other people to come with me, though.
Yeah, I know the Podcast isn't that great. We had fun making it, and it's not intended to be on par with Foamtalk at all.
I thought it was actually pretty good (lord knows nobody on foamtalk is a professional podcaster either) The original idea behind the podcast was community conversation and collaboration and I'm really happy to see the community taking that idea in many different directions and mixing it up. Hope to hear more!
I'll be pretty interested to see if this gets off the ground. The biggest roadblock in my mind is the fact that Nerf is a brand name-- I'm not sure how Hasbro will feel about someone advertising themselves as a "Nerf arena." I checked out their twitter page and it's referred to, at least once, as an issue, with them using the word "foamdart" until they got permission to use "Nerf." So maybe it already happened.
I admit, though, this is a tantalizing prospect.
Here's the news story:
Business has a shot at success February 21, 2010|Retail Watch | Scanning the Storefronts
Air rifles send projectiles flying across the room at high velocity and people--at least some--are dressed in commando attire as they return fire and battle it out for bragging rights.
Participants are doing what some may call ''getting their gun off,'' but to the lay folks it's just some of the fun at the new indoor airsoft and Nerf arena called The Grid Code at 1801 Union Blvd. in Allentown.
Owner Leland Fraser got the idea for the facility years ago from his then-13-year-old son, who wanted a place where he and his friends could play with their Nerf guns. Advertisement
After finding few options for the Nerf battle, Fraser decided to construct one on his own. Now, years later, the place is a reality.
The Grid Code includes a more-than 8,500-square-foot arena decorated like a military training course of tires, camouflage, wooden barricades and old refrigerator boxes.
Players can rent Nerf guns, air rifles and protective gear. Participants are given 30 minutes per game to play with friends or foes in contests that range from an all-out free-for-all to controlled contests.
The Grid Code holds birthday parties, tournaments and summer leagues. The place complements the east Allentown neighborhood, which is turning into something of a sports mecca thanks to Coca-Cola Park, Pig Pen Sports Bar, and now The Grid Code. We just need a skate park or another outdoor venue and then we'll be all set.