Sudden Impact. Best field tucson has.. end of story.
Directions to the Field:
on houghton road. if you heading towards the fairgrounds, its on your left hand side. theres a big sign that says "Desert Fox Paintball"
Safety- i give it a 5/10. they have a goggles on rule, and a barrel condom rule. but thats about where it stops. when you get on the field, they dont care if you have your plug/condom on or not. people are checking their guns, paint is flying around, they dont enforce the blindfire rule that they state in their orentation speech. i noticed it happening yesterday and talked to the owner about it, and he said "i really dont care, ill let the reffs worry about that. but im sure they dont care either." not even kidding here.
Fields- i give it a 6/10. its huge, and its got many bunkers and things to hide behind. but game play is very very slow. myself, as a tourney player doesnt like slow play at all. so, if you like senario type games, i guess you would like the field.
Hours of Opperation- i think its like 9-130ish. which is good, but i wish they started earlier since it gets reallly really hot at noon.
Prices- prices are rediculous. id give them a 5/10. the field is FPO (field paint only) and the cheapest case of paint is $45. now, when you think of a case for $45, you would think its actually "good" paint.... WRONG. i opened it up and it looked like it had been sitting for months on end. paint was dimpled all over. i took out my calipers and measured the paint on 2 different axises. at the seam, it was anywhere from .675-.696, on the other axis, it was anywhere from .645-.660. some might say it doesnt make a difference, but it really does. you can see paint flying in different directions. other than paint prices, everything else is reasonably priced. $15 gets you field entry and all day air. and rentals are $25-$35 for tippmans.
Rules- they have them... but dont enforce them. the only rule they enforce is goggles on beyond X point. thats all. i had to tell multiple people to put their barrel condom on in the camp so i dont loose an eye.
ProShop- there realy isnt one. they sell barrel condoms and paint pods... i think thats about it.
Refs- i give them a 1/10 honestly. theres 1 ref sitting in a tower that cant even see the whole field. then theres one cruising around the perimiter in a golf cart. they dont care about anything like wiping or penalties. all they do is blow their wistle to start/stop the game.
Players- this is probably the strongest point. everybody is out there to have fun, so everybody is nice to each other, which makes that part cool. nobody really takes playing there seriously or competitively.
Facilities- i dont even remember seeing one.
Food- um... what food? they have 2 vending machies that sell drinks. no food here. if you want to drive about 8 miles theres a McDonalds. thats the closest thing to food here.
overall, id give Desert Fox a 3/10. Lets just say i wont be goign back there again when i have Sudden Impact only about 5 miles further.
The only thing I see wrong about this that I even care to dispute is that Sudden Impact is a good hour drive away from Desert Fox. Not a mere 5 miles. Considering they're on opposite sides of the city.
As well, the Referee situation has improved greatly. They move throughout the field and they make sure if someone is hit, they are out. Normally there's the one in the tower still, watching the field and then 2 - 3 on the field. Depending on how many people show up. Also, Barrel plugs are watched over a lot better too.