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BiGReD6674 Sunday, February 26th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: February 25th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Strategy Plus Paintball
Review: Upon arriving to the field, the first thing I noticed was that it was rather dark. I figured this was just part of the entrance shop and staging area, but the light on the field was even worse. I started the day off with a tinted lens in my mask, and had to change it out after one game because I could not see. To make matters worse the lights that were there were all old fluorescent, and needed to be changed as they were flickering.
The second thing that disappointed me was that paint seemed to be everywhere. I have been to indoor paintball arenas before, and I realize that when playing paintball in a confined space you are going to get paint buildups, but this was ridiculous. You had to be careful walking in the staging area, because the concrete floor was covered with a layer of paint, making it very slick. Once I got onto the field conditions worsened. The corners of the fields had huge piles of broken balls where it looked like the ref's had just been pushing the balls around instead of disposing of them. The field too, was coated in a thick layer of paint, which made running from bunker to bunker nearly impossible. Sliding was out of the question, because the flooring was just a cheap green mat over a concrete floor (and parts of the floor were actually exposed concrete), and the amount of paint on the ground meant you would slide behind the bunker and keep going right out the other side. The bunkers themselves were also coated in paint. I didn't even want to touch them because they were just coated with paint. The paint was several different colors, none of which was the color of paint being used that day, indicating that the paint had been there for some time.
I brought my own equipment for the day, but a friend of mine attempted to rent one of their Tippmann 98's. The first gun they gave him wouldn't keep the velocity steady ranging from 120 to 270fps, making it impossible to chrono. When he was finally able to convince the staff that the gun was in fact broken, they gave him a different one that didn't have any air in it. Being a new player, he didn't think to check this, and didn't discover the problem until he was on the field in a game.
I had another friend with me who brought his own Tippmann 98 with an installed response trigger that developed a problem early in the day. Despite the fact that the field’s main rental gun is a Tippmann 98, and the A-5's they rent have response triggers, they told my friend that there was no one there who knew anything about the 98 or the response trigger.
This leads me to the thing that I found most disappointing, the staff. In my entire time paintballing, I have never encountered such a negative atmosphere towards the sport. The ref's did not want to be there, and had no problem displaying it. When we arrived, we were told that both of their field would be running, but every game we played we had to go to the window, wait for the people inside to finish talking to each other, and then ask a ref to come out and do his job. When they did come out, they complained about doing so, and if everyone wasn't ready, they yelled at us. I was appalled by their behavior.
To cap it all of, there was cheating on the field (not just wiping but players continuing to shoot each other after the game had been called), and maybe 2 hours into the day the party at the table next to me had some of their equipment stolen. The staff couldn't have cared less. They made no attempt to stop the cheating on the field, or do anything to help the party who had been robbed.
The lighting and the amount of excess paint on everything annoyed me, but I was just disappointed by the conduct of the staff and officials. As I mentioned earlier today was the absolutely worst paintball atmosphere I have ever encountered in our sport. I would not recommend this field to anyone, especially beginners. Perhaps I just caught the staff on an off day, and I sincerely hope that this was the case, but the conditions of the field and staging area, and the mentality towards the players that I did see leads me to believe otherwise.
 

Review Comments
Xanieth Saturday, July 29th, 2006 | 10:23 am PST
Alright. So, here's the deal. Not only do you have no idea what you're talking about, but you have no idea what you're talking about.
First off, you came at night. Therefore, the area would be rather dark. Would it not? From my further investigations, dark means night. Would you wear sunglasses at night? No? Then why would you think that wearing a tinted lense would be appropriate?
You are coming to an indoor field. This means that we don't all have the luxury of raking paint over a small hill and forgetting about it. We have refs that also have the responsibility of cleaning and making this area safe. I noticed you didn't mention anything about you being in immediate danger of death. This means that the refs, or officials, were clearly doing the job you've neglected. Paintball. The root of the word is paint. Therefore, there is you guessed it, paint all over the place. If you'd like to fill out an application to come help us clean, let me know. I don't work there, and nor do I care, but you seem to be a retard and neglecting every part of running a business.
If you don't know how to chrono a gun or don't have a gun that is consistant, stop being cheap and go buy one. Maybe you'll have better luck. Notice: The refs tell you how to use the marker and how to play safe. Another thing they tell you to watch is the gauge. Don't know how? Go back to school.
Don't know about the R/T? Read the manual. That usually has all the best information on what to do or say.
There is a reason the staff no longer works there. They were all fired for not doing their job. Take a swing by PIP. The refs and management staff CARE.
Cheating isn't something that a ref can stop. He can make comments and threats, but it is up to you valiant players to know what to do in a situation where you see paint on your face and you wipe it.
For the whole "OMG. ROBBED FOR MY STUFF!" situation. Right when you walk in, it states PIP is NOT responsible for lost or stolen guns. We do have cameras, but we can't pinpoint every thing that goes on all the time.

To conclude this letter, go away and never come back. The End.
   

thekid Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006 | 5:54 pm PST
I admitt that some of the stuff that this guy is arguing about is true. Like with the rentals, I went to a camp and I brought my own stuff, however when arriving I couldn't use it because the owner said that "it would take around 30 minutes to chronograph 6 guns" (i wasn't the only who brought my own equipment). So then we got screwed into using the crappy tippmanns but I didn't care, however our team alone had 5, 6 guns that would break before each game. The next day we went we played on the outdoor field, the ref was good but we still had to use the tippmanns and the field ppl were supposed to be ready for us upon arrivel. It took around 30 minutes for them to set up the gear (when they were supposed to be ready as soon as we got there) and fill up all the tanks and hoppers. On the other hand I disagree with the lighting issue, there is plenty of light both on and off the fields. And they have a chronograph which works perfectly fine. Now we go to the paint issue, there is a ton of paint on the field and all over the place and I agree that the bunkers, and ground are very slippery. I don't know if it is just me but I think that they could do a little better job of at least making sure the bunkers aren't completely covered with paint (wash off with a hose of something like that?). Overall I do like providence paintball and I will continue going there but I do think that they could work on some of there stuff.
   

snypre Sunday, January 28th, 2007 | 7:30 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Xanieth
Alright. So, here's the deal. Not only do you have no idea what you're talking about, but you have no idea what you're talking about.
First off, you came at night. Therefore, the area would be rather dark. Would it not? From my further investigations, dark means night. Would you wear sunglasses at night? No? Then why would you think that wearing a tinted lense would be appropriate?

How about because he's playing on an indoor field. I would expect lights to be on, and working inside a building. Being that only about 50% of the lights work here and about half of those are dim because they're old flourescents, I think he has a valid gripe.

You are coming to an indoor field. This means that we don't all have the luxury of raking paint over a small hill and forgetting about it. We have refs that also have the responsibility of cleaning and making this area safe.

No, but you do have the ability to powerwash the concrete and lawn matting the field is made of to get rid of the goo. Once a week isn't too much to ask. That and shovel off the paint shells at the end of the day. But when I show up and see paint shells in a
stage of advanced decay that makes them nearly unrecognizable that tells me the staff doesn't care about the appearance of the field.


I noticed you didn't mention anything about you being in immediate danger of death. This means that the refs, or officials, were clearly doing the job you've neglected.

Safety does not just mean death isn't a risk. Safety is the prevention of INJURIES. A slick, unclean field is a safety hazard. And the Refs job is to referee the game. Safety isn't the only job. He is there to call people out, penalize for overshooting or wiping, etc. If you have to go drag a ref out before every game, then he really isn't trying to do his job.

Paintball. The root of the word is paint. Therefore, there is you guessed it, paint all over the place. If you'd like to fill out an application to come help us clean, let me know. I don't work there, and nor do I care, but you seem to be a retard and neglecting every part of running a business.

McDonald's has their employees clean. Walmart does too. So does every place of business I can think of, small and large, so why doesn't PIP? Are they special? Cleanliness is the norm, not just an added perk.

If you don't know how to chrono a gun or don't have a gun that is consistant, stop being cheap and go buy one. Maybe you'll have better luck. Notice: The refs tell you how to use the marker and how to play safe. Another thing they tell you to watch is the gauge. Don't know how? Go back to school.

I don't know about you but the first time I picked up a paintball gun I had no idea how to do anything with the gun. The refs chrono'd it for me. That's what I've seen at the dozen or so fields I've played and rented at. The field shouldn't want a nameless customer to break their rental gear. We all know that craps expensive, why shouldn't a staff guy want to help someone who has no idea how to chrono a gun?

Don't know about the R/T? Read the manual. That usually has all the best information on what to do or say.

This is true. Bring your own gear and you should know how to work it. But expecting a field that runs Tippmann RTs to be able to work on them isn't out of the question either. The field can keep their's running, so someone obviously knows how to work them.

There is a reason the staff no longer works there. They were all fired for not doing their job. Take a swing by PIP. The refs and management staff CARE.

If you mean care enough to show up, take your money, stand there silently while you play a game with your friends, and ignore you and everyone behind you in the line for air/CO2 while they try to make a sale to the 5th customer in a row, then definately they care.

Cheating isn't something that a ref can stop. He can make comments and threats, but it is up to you valiant players to know what to do in a situation where you see paint on your face and you wipe it.

What is a referee's job then? I thought ref's called penalties, ejected unsportsmanlike players, and ensured the game was fairly played. Or is that just every other sport in the world other than paintball?

For the whole "OMG. ROBBED FOR MY STUFF!" situation. Right when you walk in, it states PIP is NOT responsible for lost or stolen guns. We do have cameras, but we can't pinpoint every thing that goes on all the time.

Responsiblity doesn't just stop because you put a sign up. Legally you are obligated to help a customer recover their items if a theft occurred on your premises. If you have cameras, look at the #$% tape and figure out who took it if possible. Find out what got taken, S/N's, colors, etc. and have the staff keep an eye out for it. If the guy can prove it's his then problem solved, and the thief can be ejected, arrested, or whatever the field wants to do. The thing is, on your property, you're responsible for crimes committed regardless of a stupid sign being posted. Legal obligation isn't optional.

To conclude this letter, go away and never come back. The End.

How about you grow up some instead?


Last edited on Sunday, January 28th, 2007 at 7:35 am PST
   

the reganator Monday, February 19th, 2007 | 9:22 am PST
ok snypre, im not 100% familiar with RI law, however, if you have a cup of coffe from McDonalds and spill it, they are not responsible because it says on the cup, caution, contents may be hot, the theft is similar, granted they can look at the tapes but i dont think the tapes are in color, so the colors are out of the question, and if the person that was robbed had a stock spyder sonix then they are not going to stop every one that walks in with a spyder sonix. as for the ref's job, i would rather him worry about safty then if someone cheated, get over it, its not like its a big game, its a rec game, some people may not know all the rules if they are new to the sport.
   

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