The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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Don't even waste your time goin to this place,you can set up a better senario game in a shopping mall!
The fields are terrible,the owner is well,nevermind!
Just don't waste your money here.
The markers don't even have the power to get the ball to where its supposed to go let alone shoot in a straight line.
Dispute: I've played this field so many times it's almost memorised. It's my favorite. EVERY person I've met that has voiced his/her opinion about a favorite Paintball field cites this one as his/her favorite. Some of those people I have known to play in tournaments throughout California and B.C. and they still prefer Valley Paintball. Other people have worked on fields in B.C. and other areas in Alberta. Most say that it's the largest field they've seen. In it's entirety. (And yes, I do know there are larger fields. I didn't say it's the biggest in the world of course)
As for the markers, the owner calibrates them to be less painfull for certain crowds. For example: If the group is generally young and mostly inexperienced, the markers are set much lower so it is more enjoyable. In crowds of more experienced players or a bunch of rowdy rednecks, whichever the case may be, the markers are set even higher than usual, but still not high enough to break bones. (If you want to break bones, play full contact baseball. It involves the bat and someone else's face. Pretty easy to play but not the same kind of fun as paintball)
You speak of the markers not shooting in a straight line. Even a high powered sniper rifle doesnt shoot in a straight line, it will drop gradually as it loses velocity. All projectiles are effected by variables such as wind resistance, precipitation, stray branches, barrel obstructions, etc. An experienced player knows to keep his/her barrel clean, compensate for wind resistance (especially with projectiles as large as a paintball) and lead your target depending on the speed of the target and other variables.
Waste your money? Enjoy yourself and follow the rules. It's not like this field is designed to host any serious high stakes tournaments or anything. It was designed with one thing in mind: fun. It puts fun back into the game when you can just go out and enjoy yourself rather than have ref's breathing over your neck or walking around some lame arena with inflatable obstacles.
If you must know, I have 6 years playing experience and I've never had more fun than when I've played at VPA. For some it's more about competition than fun, if you are one of those people this probably isn't the place for you. Enjoy the game. Have fun, otherwise it isn't a game anymore.
Last edited on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at 8:23 pm PST