oh man where to begin, be prepared this is a long reviewand it should be it's a large field . There is actually no description of this place, it was just awesome! the feilds where huge! MASSISVE! they had so much feild that i didn't even get to try every field the first time i went, i just didn't goto the airball feild. But now in 7 days (from this post) they are openng a 20, 000 sq feet indoor field!!! the only place in canada where they have indoor plus outdoor! and teh 20, 000 sq feet is only the field! it doesn't count towards the waiting area, and they're adding anotehr 70 acre another 15 fields on another 70 acres! before these new fields they were alreayd known as teh biggest feild in canada and now they're adding more how cool is that?? I am going on the grand opening so I'll edit this to let you all know how the new stuff is, it inculdes a new proshop and a veiwing area for teh indoors for parents or friends to watch you play. But for now i'll tell you about the old stuff and the stuff i already know.
First of all the rental guns are custom 98s but what's so specail about it is that they give you HPA TANKS! no other fields give you that! (not that i know of and i've been to feilds in the US and in Alberta., for $30 you get a custom 98 and a hpa tank with a mask, barrel plug, and a camoflague overall. who can say that it's not a a good deal? the paint they use are zap balls, good balls for any gun. $10 for around 100, they jsut take a pod and scoope it out of the box, i wouldn't blame them with so much people there.
first the staffs seems happy to be working there, to be honest i was kind of freaked out by how happy they are lol. and the number of players there are uncountable, they had to seperate them into like 16 groups, and no the groups weren't small, they were big enough that i can't even count so i can't give you an estimate, but u can count on one thing it's a huge group of people. the people there seems to be all "non-cheater" (don't know a good word to describe it) the refs seems fairly nice and are willing to help and give you tips before each game, most of the other feilds jsut tell you wat game to play and are rude in different ways these refs actually try to help you become better players by telling you stratagies and the bst way top play this game (for example one ref told me and my friends to grab advantage of the oponents at teh begging of the game by just rushing up the hill and securing it so they will have a disadvantage over us and stuff like that, it's very useful if it's your first few times tehre and don't know the field)
they have alot of feilds all different, i can't remember the correct amount but i know they're adding 15 news ones by oct 24, 2004) the fields are arces, except for one or two of them but you get teh point, they are all different, one's a valley ones like a town with a school bus, ones woods ball ones a bunker hill, speed ball, a air field and so on. i've been there quiet some time now and i can't seem to remember how the feilds are, kinda of hard to set up plays or stratgies if you don't know the field but that's another part of excitement you don't know what's gonna happen, kind of like a surprise lol, here that's how big the feild is again lol.
the parking lot isn't that big but there is usually space to park, and they have different buildings, one for rental and to put your stuff away, one to buy balls, to chrono and stuff liek that, they can't operate under one building it's jsut not possible with the amount of people there he lockers a free and pretty clean for free lockers (you might notice other fields have dirty lockers even if you have to pay for it, but these are pretty clean and are free, and if you didn't bring your own lock you can alwayz borrow one, jsut leave a $5 deposit and when you give back their lock they'll return the $5, what more can you ask? except teh washrooms i don't recall remmeebring the washrooms maybe because iw as noticeing the otehr stuff, but if i don't remember it then that must mean it wasn't dirty or super clean must been in teh middle or else i would remember.
there isn't much of a variety, i think there was only like 3 or 4 kidsn of food, one of them was hamburger, i think one was hot dog, i believe it was $2-$3 for one, but who goes to a paintball feild and notices the food? just go paintball if you're hungry grab a burger or two and continue paintballing, but the burgers were pretty good they make it fresh off the bbq, that's even better then fast food resturants! it's actually hot and u put your own toppings on! lol
that's about it, after i goto the new feilds and pro shop i will edit this and put the new stuff at the bottom.
the new feilds are totally different from teh old ones they're not just images (or copies) of the old feilds like you would find in some other fields the new feilds are more scenario fields, there was one like a fort a great feild to play attack and defend (i assume they made it for that, it would make more sense) and i like how they give the attacking team a few more players then teh defending team, balances out teh reams more defending is usually more easier, but attacking is more fun in my opinion.
and the new pro shop, i was alittle disappointed in it to be perfectly honest, i e-mailed them to ask if they have the SS freak inserts a week before i planned on going (if they have it there i was gonna just go and buy it there, if they didn't iw as gonna drive down to badlands to buy them), so it was kinda important that they e-mail me back or else i would go without inserts, but they never e-mailed me back in time, so i went to buy them and went to their pro shop and found out that they do have it, so that kind of pissed me off because badlands was a hour drive from my house. then around 7-9 weeks later they e-mail me back saying that they do have it so it took them 8-10 weeks just to answer if they have freak inserts and how much they where, and in teh e-mail they didn't even answer mehow much they were so if you're going to e-mail them be prepare to wait a long time and you migh have to resend your e-mail more then once if you have more then one qustion, this might be because it was their grand opening, but 8-10 weeks for an email was just unacceptable to me
My rating for this feild is 10/10 and everything was 10/10 until i went to the pro shop, i'll give the pro shop 8/10 so don't buy your gears here they're nice people but they seem some what lazy to me, i could be wrong they might of had some difficulties of some sort. so overall proshop is 8/10 and everything else 10/10 i wanted to give more then 10/10 for everything else but i can't =D
Last edited on Monday, November 29th, 2004 at 9:01 pm PST
area 51 gives hpa?? since when the first time i've went they didn't give rentals and i didn't like that place so i never went back so i wouldn't know, and as far as barrie feilds i have no clue about them i would never go taht far unless i know it's worth it like teh wasaga field which is something special