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caymus Monday, January 16th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: January 16th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Other Fields
in the Area:
Don't know....
Review: This was my first experience with paintball (did it as a birthday thing). I thoroughly enjoyed the experience (hence my perusing these forums) and plan on doing it again very soon. It was a holiday today so I think the field may have been more crowded than normal (at least I hope so as there seemed to be a *LOT* of people playing with us) - we had anywhere from 35-45 players which on some of the fields seemed like a lot. This is my first time so I don't know if that's normal or not. The fields were all very fun (although I didn't care for the house one where five people had to defend a house from 30 people - all the others were a blast) - I especially liked the village (when there were less of us) and the one map with all the pipes. I don't know if the prices are exorbitant or not but after reading the comments on this forum I would say they are probably average (meaning some places charge you for air vs. this place charging you for paint). Everyone was extremely friendly and helped explain the rules and the game to me. The experienced folks that were there were also very happy to share their wisdom with us newbies. I didn't hear any swearing which I found refreshing and if people were hit they followed the rules and got out. The Ref we had (John) was also very nice and good at explaining things and keeping things safe for all of us.

The things I didn't like (but do not know if this is normal - this being my first time) - is the amount of time we had to spend waiting between rounds. There was such a large group of walk-ons that we would have one long round (instead of two shorter rounds) in which case if you were knocked out early you had to wait a long time and then because the round was so long the people that did stay in had to go back and get their air refilled and loaded back up on ammo. So we would ALL have to go back and wait for everyone to refill tanks and reload ammo (about 20 mins between a round). When there were less people in the early part of the morning we got two rounds in - so if you got knocked out early - you didn't have to wait long - and most everyone needed air and ammo at the end of two rounds (not so after just one round).

To finish this off - I would say that this field is a great course for beginners (I heard many comments to the same point) and if you happen to go on a day that there is not so many people - so much the better!! I also think if you can get a group of enough people together so you can get a package with your own ref and field it would be much more fun. You would not be at the mercy of the number of walk-ons that happen to arrive that day.

Thanks for a great introduction to the sport and a fun day!!
 

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