The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
May 10th, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
I've played at mr paintball in saskatoon and calgary there is only one thing you can really compair is you can choose to play paintball at them all.
When I first started playing paintball the field was actually decent and the facility's were ok unfortunately for the younger groups going out there now the place I am sorry to say has taken a serious turn for the worse. This was my favorite place to play a few years ago but now i only go for a couple hours at a any one time. Now it seems as though the people who work their don't care about your safety i saw five little kids out in the staging area with no masks on and barrel bags off, and when i checked one of the kids guns i found his safety was off. The guns that Les has for rentals are THE actual guns i used when i started playing this wouldn't be a bad thing if they would maintain them and at least make em safe for the kids using them and the people who are around them. THe levels all i can say is they are really poor compared to how they used to be. Also the "airball field" Les has is just some old really leaky bunkers that look like he bought them from a garage sale. AS for the people who work there they are friendly and personable but there a little bit behind on technology, they did know what i was talking about when i said macroline they thought it was some sort of barrel all i could say was wtf?
As for Les himself he isnt that bad hes actually pretty nice but i think hes more concerned about being nice so you'll consider coming back. All in all i have to say if they made the bathroom sanitary the fields safe and had enough people to watch all the groups and got his staff up to date on the past 7-8 years of gear and innovations it would be a cool place again but the place is its alright for one or two time visits but if you're gonna be a return player id ask les if he needs some help updating stuff and fixing the rentals while you're there for the sake of a new generation of paintballers to have fun and be safe while there at it.
As for the raods going out there Les has nothing to do with there poor conditions its the local municapality they dont want to grate the road every two weeks so it gets really horrible also if it has rained alot recently you might want to postpone your trip as i have actually gotten stuck in my 4x4 F-150 diesel on that road and my dad almost got stuck in his F-250 trying to pull my truck out.
Last edited on Saturday, May 27th, 2006 at 11:21 pm PST
Dispute: I'm sorry, but i'm going to have to dispute everything about this review other than the fact that it was great years ago, and that Les cares about customer service!
-->In all the times I have been out to PBP in the last 4 years, I have NEVER seen anyone with their masks off outside the MASH areas without getting in trouble aside from my groups! My groups however also run strictly by our rules that are pre-verified by the PBP staff, and we keep constant radio contact with the staff so we also know where other group(s) are at all times!
-->The kid safety thing I'll have to totally dispute!! fist off, if they're really young kids, they would either have a ref or a chaperone with them; I have never seen Les allow otherwise! also, just for the added safety, the staff also dial down a number of the Black Maxx markers intentionally for the kids that come out!
-->They are mostly seasoned vets with lots of knowledge and take quite good care of their markers! where else will you find a rental Black Maxx marker that gets constant accurate chronos all between 280 and 300fps? I know they have them, because I just used one today while they repaired my marker free of charge!
-->While some could use a good pressure washing and a fresh white-washing; they are quite well maintained with new ones being made all the time!
--> I personally have had a number of bad experiences with gravel and grid roads in the past and am quite conservative on them, but I have been out many different vehicles(Tiburon, Sunfire, Cavalier, Elentra, S10, 1500 and more) in many different conditions(rain, heat, mud, etc.) and have NEVER had a problem on them doing any speed from 50 to 150kph! Heck, today we went out in a 91Cavi with bald tires and still did well over 120kph with no fears of ditching! In short, these roads are great, and in my oppinion, someone would have to be doing something really dumb or really not know how to drive on gravel in order to get stuck!!!
Well had you considered that not going to another field with better equipment and safer places to play might bias you a little to PBP. The only good thing about going out there is that Brenda might be working that day. You also didn't seem to take into account that 4x4 version of the same model truck will weigh about and extra 400-800lbs compared to a 2wd version not to mention mine has a diesel out of an f-250 swapped into it which added an extra 400lbs plus the heavier duty suspension i had to install to make it drivable. So my truck has over 1000lbs more overall than a stock one and about 85% of it is upfront at the engine so it sinks into mud easier than say a light car like a cavalier, tiburon, or a sunfire. Not to mention you'd have to be very stupid and reckless to drive at 120kph on gravel roads with bald tires that also says to me that you don't care about your own safety or the safety of others. You prob didn't realize that the road you were speeding on by about 40kph is right by one of your beloved fields and if you crash you might end up killing someone on one of those fields. Not to mention when i got my truck stuck it was vecause the gravel washes off the roads after a little while and it if not properly grated bulds up into a nice muddy soup. Im not even gonna start on the fields or equipment i stated my opinion of PBP its rentals and fields before and my opinion has not changed.
My question to you is what do you shoot if you shoot anything electro such as a timmy, matrix, ego or anything that uses a solenoid i would keep it away from them they use oil to fix everything instead of pulling things apart to find the source of the problem. The only time they pull them apart is when dumping oil into the marker in question doesn't do anything. Oil is fine for spyders and such because they use an electric actuator to trip the sear this is also true of things like emags. But they could wreck a decent marker by doing it or at least mess up the solenoid which on AVERAGE costs about $100 american + shipping charges.
Last edited on Saturday, February 24th, 2007 at 5:57 pm PST