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SID67 Sunday, July 9th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: July 8th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Operation Paintball - see body for notes

I've also played at
Edmonton - Indoor: PAG Indoor, Evolution
Edmonton - Outdoor: PAG Outdoor, Quest for Adventure, Urban Paintball, Young Guns, TAG, Jazz Paintball
Review: 3 fields: town, speedball, junkyard. Town's good sized, good layout (even, but not 50/50 if you know what I mean). Speedball is 50/50 of course, kinda small but decent enough. Junkyard was clean every time I've been there.

I've been playing the last 4 years on fields built on naturally heavily wooded coulees, so coming down here was kind of a shock. Biggest things I miss: Hills and Trees! I know the fields are built on a flat piece of land, and that's no one's fault really, but heck, if you dig up some dirt, leave some trenches, have some hills, it *definitely* makes for a different game. **see Operation Paintball note at the end** TAG in Edmonton is literally built on a farm just like CP, but they've used hay, pallets, dug trenches (one field is all WWII trench-like), pilled dirt, and used spools to make it a very interesting place to play.

Service is pretty good, on par with the good service I'm used to. The refs are good and refreshing, though young (<18, which entices the memories of stupid kid refs who spend more time lipping off and not paying attention to what they're doing) they ref responsibly.

Paint is decent, Xball Bronze but lately they've been using some cheaper stuff I'm not too fond of.

My biggest (and only) peeve is pricing: cost is 8c/ball regardless if you own your own equipment or not. For owners, $15 field fee that sometimes includes 100 balls, and sometimes doesn't. Plus GST on top to boot. Nice thing though is free c02 (field tanks only) and nitro fills.

I'm used to $10 field fees, 5c/ball or $70/case on one field, and $15 field fee, and different paints for $50-95/case (Blaze to Marballizers, with a whole other brands in between), or $10 bucks to bring in your own paint on another field.

In short:

Pros:
Good service
Good reffing
Decent fields (given available terrain)

Cons:
Cost (field fee, paint, GST)
Wasted field potentail (just because it's flat doesn't mean you need to leave it that way!)

Score 8/10


**Note on Operation Paintball**
The only thing I really like about OP over CP is the field. A barn, mini tower, trench, tires and even some trees that I put to good use. Now if CP would do something like that and add it as a new field, it'd be pretty damn good. That being said, if OP decided to get some decent paint and some staff who knew what they're doing, I'd play there more often. (and there's nothing wrong with running it out of a bus, it's about *how* it's run out of the bus)
Last edited on Sunday, July 9th, 2006 at 5:12 pm PST
 

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