PB USA-- Much better fields, much better prices, better safety
Twisted Games of Texas-- Similiar woodsball field, much better prices, better safety
This field has been one of the more successful fields in the Houston area, catering to woods-ball players, and new players. I had read the previous reviews, but wanted to see for myself. Well now that I have, I can say that I doubt I'll be going back.
The prices seem to be the biggest complaint people have regarding this field, and they are justified. The cost of playing, even on a BYOP day (Sundays) is prohibitive for anyone that regularly plays. For first time players with rental markers it would be a fun field, only because they would have no comparison.
Safety- There were not enough Refs for the players, though when a large party of renters showed up another Ref was called in. The delay in play was a drag, but not unreasonable. The chrono station was falling apart, with wildly inaccurate readings being the norm. Barrel plugs are still allowed at this field, which made me nervous with all the first-timers, but there was no incident. Mask-on policy was not stressed enough, as many of the renters were unmasking on the field after they were tagged out.
A more in-depth safety briefing would go far in preventing injuries in the future.
The Co2 fill station, while expensive and lacking HPA, was safely in the back of the office. Accidents happen, but dropping my Co2 tank then laughing about how that could have really sucked does little to instill confidence in the staffs professionalism.
In essence, I did not feel that this field was being run by people that put enough emphasis on safety. I think with a little fine tuning, and some re-training of the staff, a safer field is well within the reach of the operating staff.
I had fun, the woods fields were pretty good. Some of the rotting and dilapidated structures need to be torn down and replaced, but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for a "woods" orientated field. Everyone I met there was courteous, the Ref's on staff are also players so they were approachable and helpful to the new players, with the exceptions listed above.
With some effort this field could score higher, but unfortunately I will not be back until I hear that they have focused on the topics discussed above.
Well I have been back to this field after a few years, primarily for the scenario games, and I have to say that this field scores even lower than my initial low score.
The reffing was inexperienced and played favorites, the owner of the field was very unprofessional in his judgments regarding the process of winning the game (making stuff up on the spot vs having any kind of consistent rules) and general asshattery.
Cheating, wiping, lying and bad sportsmanship is apparently just fine if you are one of the "regulars". Well I gave the filed the benefit of doubt, hoping it had improved.