I first started playing at Pevs like everyone else in NoVA. We all did it for sh*ts and giggles at first, now I have some friends who make time to go and are getting their own equipment over time. We started at Pevs, but after 3 times at Hogback, I say Hogback is the main choice for summer of 2005. I am going to go to Pevs once, thatís because I got a gift card for a free game last Xmas, otherwise Hogback gets the $.
- They are all fun. Sure every field wonít meet everyoneís expectations, but a harder field (or pain in the *** one) should present a challenge for you.
- Staff is very good, owner is cool, and they do a good job about game control, game staging, and handling groups of people. I was impressed when they separated the expert from novice players for a few maps. Their intent was to put in as many games as possible throughout the day. Pevs staff are slackers if you are a walk-on, and you spend more time sitting around and not playing. I was impressed with the Hogback folks. If I want half @$$ed service I will go to Pevs. Since I am not in a group, Iíd have to deal with lazy refs @ Pevs. No thanks.
- The games were fair and the staff enforced the rules pretty well. They cannot see all things at all time, but what they did see they did a good job. I play fair, I do not appreciate cheating.
- A rental gun is a rental gun, if you complain that they donít shoot straight, etc. Your own equipment is always superior to rental equipment. This is a given anywhere. If you have any issues with renting, buy your own. It will pay for itself in the long run.
- Prices are reasonable. Air, balls, and game fees are not expensive (VERY UNLIKE Pevs). If you say the food is expensive, bring your own. Itís a given that it will be expensive, think how much that candy is at the movies. Thatís a way businessí make $. If itís such an issue, get some take out pizza and bring it with you.
- The way there is a little sketchy for a passenger car. Use 4WD vehicle if possible. This also applies to the parking lot.
- Only one Dons John for taking care of business. Recommend bring your own TP.
- I agree with the lack of expertise in event of equipment failure, compared to Pevs probably being able to better resolve a problem because they have that proshop. Best thing to do is learn how to take apart and clean your marker and air assembly yourself and have tools in the car, or in your bag.
Pevs might have some good fields, but the head up their ***es staff and higher prices make Hogback the field of choice.
Last edited on Monday, April 18th, 2005 at 1:17 pm PST