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dcarva Monday, October 30th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 29th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Review: I played at this field for the first time, and I found some things worth noting. To be fair, here are the positive aspects:

1. Most of the staff was friendly.
2. Prices were low. 10 bucks to fill air and C02 all day.
3. There was a hyperball field that was a lot of fun.
4. Some big fields with potential.
5. Good staging area.
6. Parking is close to staging area.

Negative aspects:

1. The place needs some adult supervision. Most of the staff were nice and did the best they could. But there are some things that need to change. I saw one ref stand on the sidelines and shot into the field and try to shoot other players or other refs. That is total BS, especially if you're one of the mom's or dad's watching. That's just one incident. It sounds like I am whining, but refs need to act professional and responsible and take charge of situations. I heard at least 3 other adults people voicing their dismay.

2. They have a castle that needs work. The stairs that led to the second floor was missing a board. I almost went right through it. The thing was poorly designed. It is way too easy to defend it. I've played other castles, and I can tell you that this was the worst one.

3. They had waiver forms, but no one was signing them. (maybe some did, but they didn't ask my group to sign it) Every action sports I have ever played at forced me to sign a waiver every time I played. Lawsuit waiting to happen.

4. They way teams are picked is stupid. At other places i've been, refs typically just choose teams and put arm bands on you. At this field, they pick 2 team captains. Then the team captains take turns picking the players. In the end, there are a few little kids left behind with sad faces. This reminded me of recess in elementary school. This is not encouraging for the younger players. Those younger kids need to feel welcomed and encouraged so that the sport will continue to grow. They should also be able to play within their own group. Either way, you waste a lot of time picking players when all you really want to do is play.

5. They had a nice speedball field, but half of the bunkers were deflated. Maybe for a good reason, but...

6. Compared to other fields, it seemed like they waited too long to start games.

7. I didn't see anyone doing chronograph checks on the markers.

Perhaps I just picked a bad day. To be fair, maybe things are different on other days. You'll have to decide for yourself. I am not sure if I will return.
Last edited on Monday, October 30th, 2006 at 11:03 am PST
 

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