TAG: way more fields, staff seemsa a lot more laid back... but that's about all they've got going for them. Also, you an play as long as you want, whenever you want, which is a HUGE bonus.
I first went to PAG for their walk on play on the 15th. First of all, I noticed that they have a large staging area that is in view of the employees, so chances are, nothing of yours will get stolen. Security cameras help ensure that. They also have bathroom facilities, and a decent wash station (sink and counter... bring your own rags). They also have pop machines.
I went to the front counter, and was impressed by the fact that they have a cash register, and accept debit, for all you plastic fans. The prices of paint are pretty decent, and vary depending on the day you go there, and whether you're a private booking or not. It's PAG paint only though... fair enough
For the field fee, you get free fills all day, or you can pay for each individual fill... prices aren't bad. If you need a gun and mask, they provide one for free, as well as coveralls, which are always freshly laundered, and organized according to size. If you need tape, tools, a barrel condom, or simple gun advice, the staff is happy to help.
There are signs posted all over with safety warnings, and the staff is vigilant to make sure no one walks around with their barrel cover off in the staging area, or their mask off on the field. The safety is awesome here!!!
They have a chrono room where you have to wear a mask, although they depend on honesty from you to chrono your gun properly. When we first got onto the field, the ref made us use the hand chrono, so I guess that helps eliminate hot guns, although we weren't asked to rechrono after. If you're caught with a hot gun, I imagine you'll be kicked out, possibly banned if it shoots extremely hot. Same with non PAG paint... you get caught, you get the boot... banned if you bring white paint to avoid detection.
The fields are awesome, especially for all you speedball freaks. They have multiple fields stashed away, two of which I've been able to play. The fields are cleaned and switched around occasionally. They have turf, which is kinda slick from paint, but hey!... if you're into tourney ball, you can't ask for anything better. You can slide a long ways, and will overshoot/become one with your bunker if you're not careful. The field is quite large, although you can still shoot across it. There are nets on both sides, with one blocking the field entrance so you don't have to make a dash to safety if you're spectating, or leaving mid game.. There's also a net bordering the whole field, so you can watch/ref from ANY angle, sometimes standing inches from a player. The lighting is good, although you can still see some shadows.
The place is kept clean, being swept every day, mopped if needed, and the windows are cleaned regularly. There is a viewing area on the second floor, which is also kept clean, same with it's many windows. You will be warned if you shoot the windows and backs of bunkers for no reason... it's just a senseless mess that has to be cleaned up.
...more to come, I've gotta go to work pretty quick.
Last edited on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 at 8:14 pm PST