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RobOpel Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
3 years
Last There: June 3rd, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
I have actually not played at any other fields, although I have visited several
Review: Simply put, this is a brilliant field.
Their woods fields are great, although the speedball fields seemed to be down for repair...not really a problem for me as I love woodsball. In the woods fields, there is 'the town', which is basically as it sounds, a lot of tightly spaced buildings and about 2 towers. 'The pipe fortress', again, as it sounds, a huge fortress made of large (4' diameter) sewage pipe with wooden structures behind, including at least one tower. Opposing the fortress, there are several well built bunkers and one building. 'Bunker hill' an area with well built trails, a couple bunkers (more like buildings) at key points along the trails, and a nice looking HQ type bunker atop the hill named for it, it is surrounded by several other defensive bunkers. Sandbags are used a good bit on this field. Lastly, there is 'the big field' which, if I remember correctly, is about 15 acres. Sadly enough, in the times I have been to Athens Paintball, we have never had a large enough group to be able to play a game on the big field, so I am unaware as to its layout. But, if it is anything like the others in build quality and layout, it is sure to be a good field.
The proshop (an extension of their real shop on Lexington road) leaves nothing to be desired. Their air fills are fast and competitive in price, and their paint sales are completely fine with me (a $12-$18 range depending on what type paint you buy, $12 is for 500 rounds of stingers and $18 is 500 rounds of marb or inertia).
I disagree with many of the above reviewers who have said that the refs are pushy or mean. In my experience, the refs were always quite fair, never pushy, and generally just looking out for everyone's safety and enjoyment. They were always happy to let us walk the field before the game or tell us the basic layout of the field.
All in all, a day at Athens Paintball could be seen as a tad bit expensive (for me to play all day it was $40 and I only bought a bag of inertia) but I believe, as with so many things, in paintball you get what you pay for. My best memories playing paintball have all come from Athens Paintball. The combination of stellar fields, great service, and an all round good attitude has gotten Athens Paintball a 10 and a dedicated customer.
 

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