First, let me say that I am representing the 30 something crowd here. I understand that many of the reviews are from die-hard teenagers. I give you guys a lot of credit for having the energy and the cash to play this game as often as you do.
As far as my review goes... I organized a paintball excursion as a bachelor party for my brother and a few of his close friends. I had never been paint-balling before, but had a great time.
I contacted several other paintball places in the area before settling on PBX. The first place that I contacted was in Bridgeville. I did not care for the rude and poor customer service that I was shown on the phone. Condescension does not sit very well with me. I could tell the woman on the phone was just reading information & price quotes off a sheet. I guess she didn't want my money.
The name of the second place that I checked escapes me at the moment. The customer service was good,but the price structure was too convoluted for my taste. I felt like I was being hustled. So, they didn't get my money either.
I finally settled on Paintball Extreme. I was met with friendly, courteous staff who listened to all my questions and then answered them all. Their price structure is simple. They offer a flat rate. Everything is included! No shell game tactics here. They advised me that throughout the day we may need more paintballs and that there was a cost for that. We did infact wind up purchasing more. But we bought them in bulk which saves money and the cost was nominal.
The instruction & training before the games was clear and helpful. The referee was also very good. We played 3 out 4 fields that they had. It was a blast; made me feel like a kid again! The ref gave us good suggestions & tactics. He never got in our way or caused us any trouble whatsoever.
So, if you are looking for a great place to play with courteous staff and affordable prices - I would highly recommend Paintball Extreme in West Mifflin.
Submitted for your approval.