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Jedbacca Sunday, April 30th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 months
Last There: April 28th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
The Seige - Paint is a lil' pricey but paint is paint.. they never clean their indoor feilds(from what I seen) making gameplay quite taxing when you have to slide on your feet to get to your spot, and in the lower feild, its not really setup for a middle front runner.

Action Territory - Great outdoor pvc feild, nice to run around in the sand for a bit, yet their paint prices are ridiculous, 20 bucks for 500 balls, not to mention that they are rampage balls, go ahead and look up how much they are and you tell me whose getting ripped.

Out back in random woods - Out stan ding, aint nothin' better than shootin' your friends in random woods.
Directions
to the Field:
Get off at Ryan road off of I94, go east on Ryan, take Ryan all the way down to hwy 32 go South for a few miles it will be in Racine on your right hand side.
Review: Safety - Even though we go quite often they still orientate us for safety

Field - It gets a little slippery, but I'm sure if you asked the ref will throw some oil absorbent down to sop it up. It's a great feild to get used to the game, it's a sup' air ball field and the coolest thing about it, is you get to watch from above the game field. Myself and a couple of my buddies intend on getting in on the next tourney coming up. It's a great feild for pros as well to, as a matter of fact on Friday when you go they will split up the groups when there are too many in to two. Group 1 is for more experienced competitive players and Group 2 is for the laid back crowd that is just there for gamin' and just shootin' around. My first impression of the place was a little negative with one of the refs attitude that day, but everyone has their bad days. This past Friday night I sat in the dead box...well, on the side after having a mexican stand off from aztec to roll, we shot eachother at the exact same time and called ourselves out accordingly, there was no way to tell who got the first shot off, talked to the ref. The ref seemed pretty cool this time around, this ref seems to be a little wet behind the ears but he still knows what he is talking about and did handle a situation this past Friday pretty well. The other ref that is there is a prick, which makes him a great ref, someone doesn't follow the rules he lays it down. This may sound bad with the wording but, I'd prefer a guy who will yell at someone every game for taking their helmet off before leaving the field than someone who will be soft spoken and only do it once.

Hours - Pretty good, really no reason to have the field open every day of the week, although with a little advertisement and the addition of a feild in back, i'd say that would change a lot, especially in their pockets.

Rules - General rules at every field, the staff won't even take your money if you havn't signed a waiver, good to know people make sure to cover their bases.

Services - They offer everything that any other field offers, pro shop, field, refreshments, bathroom, staging area, mini arcade. Really all you need for a paintball field. Also this should be a big up in everyones book, is that they will fix your gun, yes a paintball feild with people that have experience that can fix your gear. If they can't fix it or if you don't ask, they have no problem loaning you tools to fix your gun, whether its making an adjustment or tightening everything down. They even let me go in back and work on my brother in laws gun when it wasn't working, which was outstanding. Which I didn't catch it but the air hose was on backwards...made me feel stupid but they noticed it. They do charge a minimum of 5 bucks for repairs made to your gun, so if it is extensive they know what they are doing and can prolly handle the fix, more than likely its always a bad gasket.

Proshop - Not really a big one, yet it is a pro shop, I don't think people realize why no one is in the back, one is that the place isn't that big, its not that hard to ask someone at the front desk, as a matter of fact they usually have the area gated off with a sign saying ask front desk for assistance. I'm sure if you've read paintball related news articles in WI you would find out that this feild has been broken in to and that people have stolen from this facility, so if you rib on their pro shop, there is a reason why they don't have everything always open to the public.

Staff - Everyone has always treated me real nice as well as my friends, no problems with anyone their. The people behind the front desk know their stuff when it comes to the guns as well as the refs.

Players - For the most part you have your mix of crabby players as well as the people who are actually enjoying themselves. You're not gonna get away with that anywhere, you will always have the player that complains about absolutely everything.

Facilities - The parkinglot sucks going in and out if you have a car, but I have an SUV so I don't care, I like bajaing every time I go there, it only has one field, but its a decent sized feild that you can watch from above. The people at the front desk are nice, basically the do unto others as they do unto you. They have no issue with addressing someone if they are getting out of hand, which I have witnessed this past week with a punk kid that I even said to him, if he didn't want to get hit he shouldn't have come out to play paintball...

Food - Think they got some candy bars, chips, soda and gatorade. Really doesn't matter anyway, you have a McDonalds right accross the street, so if you need a quick fix just hit the dollar menu there.

Suggestions for improvement - Scrape the field floor maybe once a month, fill in the potholes outside with some dirt or gravel or even the scrapings that you would get from the oil absorbent that is stuck to the floor feild (kill two birds with one stone), advertise more, add a feild (which I've read they are intending on doing so..) Instead of spray bottles in the staging area, if somehow they could get a sink plumbed in to just rinse gear really quick so you don't get paint inside of your bag, change up the feild maybe once every other month

Prices - Great, 10 dollars for a feild fee, even better Friday is half off so its five bucks to game if you have your own gun. Rentals are pretty cheap if you get 200 balls you're lookin' at spending 27 dollars I beleive, that covers gun and 200 balls, generally I only use about 250 for like 6 rounds anyway. I beleive I seen Tippman 98 Customs and Piranas for rentals, pretty durable guns when taken care of properly, and seeing the condition that the guns were in, it looked like the shop takes care of their equipment. When I brought my wife and my buddies fiance with us for a birthday party I beleive it was one of the store owners that came out and gave them chest guards and gloves for free no charge. Go to www.actionterritory.com they charge you like five bucks for chest/neck guards, gloves and camo suit when gaming their. (thats a place I don't recommend based on prices alone) I beleive that this is the cheapest place in WI and I will always recommend Black Rain Paintball to anyone.

Overall - I think this is a great feild for any type of player, especially the player that is looking to get in to paintball, the price is right, the people are nice, I thoroughly enjoy visiting their facility almost every week I'd give the place a 8/10
Last edited on Sunday, April 30th, 2006 at 9:03 am PST
 

Review Comments
JerichoSCA Sunday, July 30th, 2006 | 9:51 am PST
This is in regards to the comment made about the Siege in this post.
The upstairs indoors field is cleaned once a week during the winter and a lot of time is spent trying to keep it clean, but with the amount of paint that gets shot on any given weekend it will get slippery.
   

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