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PinoyHawaiian Sunday, April 30th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: April 29th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Xtreme paintball complex in Kapolei - Great field and great staff.
Review: Let me start by saying I went there to play after the paintball field my son and I usually play at temporarily closed down. I have never played there but my son had when he was younger. He told me that it was not a great place to play but I went there with a open mind. But after a day of playing I was totally convinced that I will never play there again. Let me list some on the good things about this field.

Strenghts:
I was impressed with the amount of tent covered benches.Lots of room to put your gear.
Big chrono station.
Location is in the airport area which is more accessible to people that live in the down town area. Other fields are located in the country area.
Lots of parking.
PA system to notify players of upcoming games.
Players separated by experience and equipment.
Lunch wagon comes at noon so you can buy lunch.

Weaknesses:
"Field paint only" field which is not the problem but the paintballs are sold by another person out of the back of his van. I think this is very unusual as other fields sell there own paint. The cheapest paintballs he sells are $40.00. These are a mix of several types of paintball paint. I was actually not going to buy these but he reassured me that these were good. Well after going though half the case my son and I had lots of broken paint. This has never happened to us before and we have used alot of different paint. I recommend that you do not buy these paintballs and go for the more expensive type he sells which will vary from $45-$60.00

All day compressed air is also sold by the same guy that sells the paintballs. Again very unusual? There are 4 stations but only 1 of them actually worked to fill my 72ci 3000 psi tank. Very disappointing as I paid $20.00 for all day air for me and my son and the service was defintely subpar.Compressors also took awhile to fill my tank when it did work. It took about 2 mins to fill.

The walk-on games I feel could have been managed better. There were about 20-30 players playing on one field!! I think and players should of split to 2 fields making for smaller better games. The overpopulated field to me wasn't fun.

The referees were all young teenagers which I do not have a problem with. But being yelled at because I forgot to put on my barrel cover well that's a different story. I'm 36 years old and lucky for him I showed restraint. But my concern is that the next guy probably would not. The refs should enforce rules but also should show some common courtesy. He did not need to yell at me but could have politely warned me. Also there were some players that were trash talking during the game and I feel the referees should have warned the person to stop but never did. I think this was because he was a friend of the refs. This should give you an idea of the whole attitude on the field and the lack of control.

Now the last thing is that all throughout the day I observed many people dry firing their guns under the tent area. My son was dry firing his gun trying to clear some paint in his gun because of the crappy paint we were sold. Well my son was told over the PA system no dry firing under the tent area. Well that really struck a nerve as the other people who were dry firing earlier were never warned when they were doing it. But the group that was dry firing were "Friends" of the field so I guess it was ok for them to to it but not ok for us. I also saw several people of the same group fire their guns in the chrono station without a mask on and they were never warned not to do that. The rules of the facility should be the same for everyone but be more stricter for employees and their friends as this will leave a bad impression on their customers that the rules only apply for certain people.
Last edited on Sunday, April 30th, 2006 at 4:00 am PST
 

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