Warped Paintball Park is definately a little more professional
OK Conquest is really my home field or at least my starting field... I've played there twice and while I'm still fairly new to paintball I've managed to work up how good a place is.
Conquest is located pretty close to LA compared to just about any other paintball park and has a nice permanent shaded area with benches and lockers and such. The shop is pretty funky... but what can you expect? The staff is usually pretty friendly and there's an orientation for all the new people in the morning. If you don't have your own equipment, you'll need about $80 for entry, rental, and paint... make sure if you're renting that you get there early because that's when then good spyders are rented [the rental gun is a Spyder with a gravity fed Viewloader hopper and a CO2 tank... the full rental also comes with mask and camo jacket... no pods].
This place is a little more laid back, so to speak, and it's really kind of nice because you can usually find someone around your skill level and not feel too challenged.
There are two chronoing stations [a total of three machines] and four fields: Airball, Tournament, River, and Vietnam. the airball field is not very professional and sometimes isn't even set up. Tournament, which is my favorite field, is a long field with the works: hay bale bunkers, teepees, bamboo thickets, spools, etc. It's large and makes for a variety of play. River is pretty much Tournament played sideways. Named for a ditch running down the center of this very wide field, the ditch has been known to fill with water during rain. The setup here is kind of random, with a big, almost military-like sandbag bunker on one side and tunnels of bamboo and trees on the other. This is another great field for large teams. Vietnam, unfortunately is the one place I have not played at this park, but I have been told it is indeed very rough. [according to someone I know who works there, it was once rougher, but it was redone to make it less challenging].
In the case of food, there is a 7-11, but it's several miles down the road so you should probably bring a lunch. There is also a hotdog guy who comes by every once in a whle, but I've yet to see him.
In general, this place is rugged. If you're new, perfect. Come on over. If you're a vet, you'll still have a fun time telling new people what to do. This isn't a place for whiners, but then again, no paintball place is.
Last edited on Thursday, November 9th, 2006 at 9:03 pm PST