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Ballaman Sunday, May 14th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 years
Last There: April 8th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
none
Directions
to the Field:
Their website does a good job of directing you to their field.
Review: The refs are extremely good at doing their job. If you act like a bonehead and shoot in the staging area, you're promptly kicked off the field. The head ref (far as I can tell, he's the head ref) manages private parties when there are private parties. From what I have seen of him, he does his job well for these parties. After every game, he announces a hero and gives a very energetic speech as to why that person is such a great paintball player.

The walk on service is very good as well, 10/10. There are several fields, and if you approach the refs, they take suggestions for the next game (attack and defend, center flag, play on the village field, play on the alamo field, etc). They don't always take these suggestions because some players might get owned too quickly or whatever. Still, it's a good thing they do.

After every game, the refs decide if the game was evenly or unevenly matched. They know how to seperate the newbies from the pros, which is good for evening teams. They also PAY ATTENTION during games, to see which players do good on what fields, so they know who's good where.

I had a cool personal experence with them creatively evening teams. Me and two friends went there for a day of fun because they both got their own guns and wanted to try them out. Near the end of the day, there were about seven of us left, four guys renting, my two friends, and me. The four guys we didn't know were all renting. My two firends and I all had our own gear and were somewhat experenced. (3+ years of play for me, 4 days of play by friend A, 3 days of play for friend B). The guys renting had never touched a paintball gun before, but two were active army. We did a few 4vs.3 games and my friends and I just cleaned house with the other team. To fix this, the refs made us do a few "free-for-all" games. To start these games, we all had to have our hands tuching at the start. Following this, we had ten seconds to run to a bunker and start the game. I got shot because when I surrendered a guy, someone else saw me open and took a shot (don't blame em in the least). My friend that only played two or three times in his life wound up winning. On the way back to the staging area, the head ref (who was doing our game's reffing) apologized to me and my friends for "throwing so many curveballs" because we sereously outclassed the other team. I wouldn't exactly say he was wrong to do this either, we won three games in a row with about two minutes a game.


All in, I give this field a 10/10 for good refs, good field layouts, good game types (top gun, attack and defend, center flag, two flag, 1v1 dueling and more), and most importantly for many good memories.
Last edited on Sunday, May 14th, 2006 at 1:12 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Palfguy Saturday, July 1st, 2006 | 11:43 am PST
The 'head ref' is amazing. I know exactly who you are talking about.
   

deerroadkill Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 | 2:51 pm PST
he's not the head ref really, he's hardly ever there. He does do more game variations than the other refs.
   

HappilyDeranged Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 | 4:16 pm PST
haha his name is phil hes only their on saturdays or sundays if their is a private party hes prolly the best ref there
   

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