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CaptainSmarty Thursday, January 26th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: January 15th, 2006
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Splat Action in Molalla and Oregon Paintball in Sandy
Review: This is a smaller field than most I have played at. It has only 3 playing fields. One is a speedball field that is larger than most speedfall fields. One field is wooded with a sort of loop road and lots of brush for hiding and sneaking. Watch out for black berries. The last field is sort of an open area with stands of trees for cover.

The prices at Pioneer Paintball are the cheapest I have ever seen. The field/green fee is $7.00 and equipment rental is $15.00. This included a mask and free air. Paint was also cheeper with the cheapest paint selling for $40.00 a box of 2000 rounds. On the date that we played, the field rented Tippmann 98 customs. I did not hear any complaints about the equipment. Where I have heard complaints about rental equipment accuracy at other fields.

The field owners have a very laid back and relaxed attitude but retain an emphasis on safety. Though I found some of the safety precautions to be less than 100%. There were areas where the "mask off" area was not seperated from the play area by netting.

My single biggest complaint has to do with the refereeing. The reffs are instructed to wear bright yellow and black jerseys to let players know who they are. During one of the games that our group played 2 of the reffs were wearing large black sweatshirts over their yellow and black jerseys and yelling at players who mistook them for opposing players. In addition, when the teams had seperrated in preperation of game play the reffs would allow more players onto the field, giving one team an advantage unknown to the other team. Also, reffs would enter and leave the playing field during play so that there could be more or fewer reffs at the end of play than at the beginning. In other cases the reffs would run the game to intentionally give advantage to a buddy that was in the game at the expense of other players. Having said that, I understand that the reffs are teenage boys and have their shortcomings and should be managed as such.

As a previous poster mentioned this next door the the transfer station but I did not find any of the animal manure or garbage that was mentioned.

On the whole I would reccomend Pioneer Paintball as a cheaper alternative to Oregon Paintball or Splat Action. The play area is smaller and you have only 3 field options. But It's still hard to get bored in a day.

Oh and we had a great time.

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