After a long time away from paintball I decided to make Cedar Ridge my first field to play in years. I'm glad I did. I have heard horror stories about many local fields and was a bit hesitant about jumping back into the game. Cedar Ridge is a bit more "old school" but that's part of it's appeal. No flashy X ball field but, no cocky, loud mouthed kids with their heads up their butts either. There are good players there and games are usually competitive. For the most part the people that play there do so because they love the game and not because they want to hurt someone or have a chip on their shoulder.
I debated on whether or not to even write a review because I see Cedar Ridge and hidden gem on the Dayton Ohio area paintball scene. I kind of want to keep it my little secret. However, I also realize that some people won't give paintball a chance because there are a lot of players out there that simply scare potential players/ customers away from fields with their "I'm a paintball God" attitude. I know you can't completely escape that kind of mentality but at Cedar Ridge it seems much less of a problem than with most fields.
As far as the staff at Cedar Ridge goes I'd say they are top rate. They are always friendly and willing to help anyone out in any way they can. They can usually get a marker up and running if someone has a problem and if the staff can't fix it there are players that are considered "regulars" that are usually more than willing to take a look and give good advice if they can.
Decent variety of fields
Lack of paint selection (only PMI Premium)
Paint cases are about $10 to high
Field paint only ( a con only because you only have one choice of paint )
Overall I give Cedar Ridge a 10. For me the Pros out-weigh the cons. I'd rather have a good time and pay a little more than pay to much and have people with bad attitudes pointing paintball markers at me.