Panther, Tsawwassen, Bigshots, Northwest Adventures (in Maple Ridge).
>>>>>>I just went out to Paintball Extreme recently, and I have to say (as a lot of other reviews have stated) that I was A) Disappointed in the Fields, B) Disappointed in the Refs, and C) Horrified of the lack of safety.
I know they are well intentioned at Extreme; but intentions mean little. It is run out of a back yard that happens to have a boat load of acreage. They are running 3 fields as far as I can tell; 1 of which is almost enjoyable. The fields are tight, and the teams can see each other clearly from the spawn points. I was simply not impressed with the field layouts at all (and consider the amount of surround bush they have; they could expand the fields to make them larger and perhaps even fun).
Prices seemed to me normal (the only thing at this field that could be called normal). Iíve read other reviews complaining about paint; and I believe them. However, the day I was there they were using a relatively good Diablo paint; and I didnít see any gun have any chopping problems.
CO2 was a Joke at this place. They charge by the size of the tank for refills, or if you want a flat charge for the day (like every other field in the world). The CO2 was held near the house (up the hill), so you had to wait for 1 of the employees to waddle on up and try filling the CO2. I took near 25 minutes for one of their employees to fill two 16oz tanks; need I say more.
Lastly, but certainty most important, was the lack of safety. Keeping Masks on was a big problem. People would get hit and walk off the field, and sit down in an adjacent field, and then proceed to take their masks off while still in a live zone 100 feet away from the active field. The Ref was well intentioned, but there is only so much a 15-year-old can do who is just trying to get some free paint for another weekend.
Overall I had a mediocre time. I went, I played, and I got to shoot some people. However, I would not go back if given a chance. I would much rather drive 35 minutes from Surrey to one of the Tsawwassen Fields rather then 45 minutes to someoneís back yard in way out in the back end of Maple Ridge. 2/10 Ė They get 2 because the prices, in my opinion, were reasonable.
Last edited on Monday, August 9th, 2004 at 10:55 am PST