It's summer in Texas, so me and a friend were looking for somewhere to play where the heat wouldn't be a factor. Enter Paintball Knights.
The fields are nice and have good bunkers and plenty of angles to work with. The refs are nice and knowledgeable, but they tended to take a hands-off approach to paint-checking that makes staying honest difficult. Indeed, there were two times that I called myself out only to discover that the ball had only bounced.
The refs also chose some strange games that, while new and different, seemed to be a waste of my paintball time. Perhaps I wasn't ready for the strategy of the new games, like Guard the President or Soccer, but maybe I shouldn't have to get ready when I just want to play.
The proshop at this field was FANTASTIC!!! I brought my new Pilot, which had some problems being fresh out of the box. Time after time, the guys at the shop fixed my problem and didn't charge me a penny when they very well could have. In fact, they even gave me an o-ring when my tank started going kablooie. It was a night where my gun wouldn't stop screwing up, but the guys at PK got me through it without any trouble or angst.
The price was about the same as everywhere else around here, and the paint prices were also par for the course.
The only real stumbling block to me is the actual act of playing paintball at night. You can't see where the balls are going and you can't see your target much of the time. I have better-than-perfect vision (20/8), and even I could barely function at my normal level. Night paintball gives these guys novelty value, but they ought to try opening during the day, too.
Ratings: 9 (for the field as a field and for how it is run); 4 (for paintball at night, not very great, no effect on my actual field rating.)
Good field, if you can get past playing at night.
Last edited on Thursday, June 29th, 2006 at 11:15 am PST