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PoisonMushroom Friday, February 3rd, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months
Last There: January 1st, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
BKA (now cockeyed) Paintball
Horn's Creek
Review: First off, I'm going to write 2 reviews. One of the field, and one of the shop. The field is in Charleston (across from Kings) and the store in in Cleveland (next to Jenkins).

The Store:
Okay, first impressions. The store has been open for about 4 months now. They can fill both CA and CO2. They can do repairs, and order parts for you. This may seem all well and good, but there is a dark side. The owner of the store/field is an okay guy. I really don't like him, but that won't affect this review. First off, the only paint that the store carries is PMI/RPS. That's it. They have Stingers ($35), Rampage ($50), Premiums ($60), and Marballizer ($70). He charges the RETAIL prices on all the paint. The paint sits there, they don't move it around, so if you buy the "cheap" stuff, then expect almost all the balls to be dimpled. Now, onto other gear. They have a selection of guns up on a wall that you can see. The guns are as follows: Ions, 98Cs, BT-16, BT-4 Assault, and some Icon-Es. That's it. No high end stuff here. They don't have much of a selection of gear in the way of masks or packs (all he has is Profilers and Advantages). He has a few hoppers (Halo TSA and Halo B), but the prices aren't worth it. One of my friends went there and paid $70, yes $70 for, get this, a Teardrop barrel. When I heard this, I was stunned. I couldn't believe that he charged that much for a barrel that costs $30. Also, I went in the other day to ask if they had any DOW 55 (i need it for my NME) and he had no clue of what I was talking about. He offered me some PMI oil, but I refused it and explained that it would destroy the internals of my gun. He gave me a funny look and told me "I use this oil for repairing ALL the guns that come in here". Wow. This guy has no idea that he could very well destroy some very expensive guns with that oil. Take my advice: Stay away from this place. He charges way too much for paint and gear. He has no idea on the PROPER maintence of mid to high end guns. And, he refuses to order any paint that isn't PMI/RPS. The only reason that I go to this place is to get my tanks filled. That's it.

*note: I'm speaking about the owner. I can't say much about his new employee because I haven't had much experience with him.*

The field:
At first glance, the field looks okay. It has a safety net, and a small staging area. However, things aren't always as they appear. The field is made up of just about everything. Spools, tires, pallets, tarps, and a tree. It's kinda fun the first few times you play it, but you soon notice that it isn't that great. He never moves any of the objects on the field, so you are stuck playing the same field over and over again. Some of the bunkers have extremely large worn out spots of dirt behind them. There are little to no shooting lanes on the field. The middle of the field is a No Man's Land because none of the middle bunkers are tall enough for anyone over 3 feet tall. Most of the action rotates around the outside and side bunkers. Even then, there is almost no way to move up unless you get the person shooting at you down. The field also has a slight ditch on one side that puts that team at a disadvantage. The field is also relatively small. I could easily shoot from one corner of the field and hit someone on the opposite diagonal from me. There is one MAJOR thing that this field lacks. Refs. That's right. There are no refs. Barrel condoms aren't enforced, and nobody needs to have their safety on. This is extremely unsafe, and is one of the main reasons I do not like the field. Another annoyance is that the only field paint is Stingers, and they suck. If you want a halfway decent paint, then you need to bring your own. They do have refreshments if you need them, but they can be pricey. They charge for air ($6 for my 68/4500 to be filled), and there is a field fee of $5. The staging area is extremely small, and if you want your own area, then you have to roll a spool up the hill and use it as a table. I've played at this field about 4 times now, and my experiences have gotten worse as time went on. Personally, I won't play there anymore unless I absolutely have to. I suggest you people do the same.

All in all, both the field and the store suck. I only use them for filling air, and buying emergency paint. It is not worth going there unless you have to. I give Ulitimate Paintball Plus a 3/10.
 

Review Comments
Falcon33 Friday, February 24th, 2006 | 8:27 am PST
Just to let you know. I have bought Draxxus from Ultimate many times. That is not an RPS paint. He has worked on my autococker and minimag, they are high end guns. I also know for a fact, (ask to see them yourself) that the owner is a certified tech for Tippman, WGP, Airgun Design and Kingman.
And I don't' know how much you know about paintball, but the markup on paintball is terrible and you cant really make much of a profit, so if he sold a 30.00 barrel for 70.00 that is not a good markup compared to what you pay for things at Wal-Mart. Ask them what they pay for something and sell to you.
So your telling me that a store should carry 1000.00 guns that don't sell very well so that they could have your approval rating? That my friend would be bad business for any store. Ask some other stores how often they sell them high end guns? The guns I see in most players hands are Tippmans by far then spiders. What would carry in a store if that is what sells? hmmmm
I would not be to hasty in making a decision. Most people use paintball stores for three reasons: Paint, air and repair.
   

Durmegil Friday, July 20th, 2007 | 9:45 pm PST
Hey man i dont think its ur job to tell people where to go and and not to go. I personally think the guys nice he was helpful when i needed help so dude leave the owner alone and dont critisize someone the place is fine. Thats my oppinion!
   

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