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Max Casualty Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: October 7th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
BFG- visited pro shop twice , poor staff.
Review: This field is the first that my friend and I had payed to play on, we usually play in the woods on private land.

Our experience for the most part was a positive one, we are both new to the sport and are on budgets, so that is the main reason the siege appealed to us. They have lots of specials and both times we went we paid half price with the purchase of 500 rnds of field paint. The field fee is only 14 bucks and they have cases of paint for 50. This is the cheapest in the area and they do not run sessions. You can stay all day. We bought the least expensive, which was nelson, but they have a good variety to choose from.

They have 2 indoor fields and 5 outdoor. We have not used the indoor, but the outdoor has a good variety including an x-ball field, but it is only up when there is team practice. The pro shop has decent equipment and the staff is very friendly and helped us with marker problems. My friend put his spyder bolt in upside down and they didn't make him feel like an idiot, they saved that for me. They also helped him cut his spring because when he first got his maker it was shooting really hot.

The reff we had on each occasion was laid back, and not really into the game, but we also had fairly trustworthy players. There were no arguments and no one was caught cheating. He did split up the teams so it was fair since they allow automatics and the team players had finished practice joined the walk ons. At one point the teams were over 10 on 10 and with automatics it was pure chaos, I would have liked another reff to split up the group and start 2 games but i didn't speak up so i can't complain.

The only real points that could be improved upon is that there is no running water at the field. They offer bottled water and Gatorade, but they are HOT. If you want a cool beverage, bring a cooler and lots of ice. I learned this the first time, and the second time there was much more enjoyable. Another point is that since it is an outdoor field the limit of fps is 300 which is the maximum safe limit on markers. There is a chrono, but no one is watched by staff at the range, and several people were shooting hot. There is also no rule on bunkering, which means that you may get hurt. I was bunkered by a kid with an auto and took 5 rounds point blank to the chest. If you are not into taking hits like that or are younger that rule could be a problem.

So in a quick summary

Good:
Price
Staff
field variety
Quality of players
Variety of paint
lots of deals (BYOP) days and 1/2 price days

Not so good:
Hot beverages in summer
Can be lit up at close range at 300 fps.

Overall a great place with great prices. I plan on going back many times.


 

Review Comments
JerichoSCA Friday, December 15th, 2006 | 3:47 pm PST
I just wanted to thank you for your input.
It sounds like you may have played on a team practice day in which case we do allow ramping and bunkering on the field. If it is not a team practice day the rambo rule should be used. Also, sometimes people think others are shooting full auto and it turns out to be ramping or a lot of the times it is just some kid that can actually shoot that fast.
As far as the refs, chrono, or fields anytime you think is a problem or you want to try something new make sure you talk to a ref and if that doesn't work please let someone in the shop know so we can fix any problem right away. :)
Oh yeah, the Xball field is usually up every Saturday and Sunday during the outdoor season, weather permitting.
   

Max Casualty Saturday, December 16th, 2006 | 7:23 am PST
I didn't mean to imply that overshooting and other things were going on without the refs taking action, I just wanted to get accross the conditions that a new player may be up against, especially on a Sunday when there has been team practice. I should have included that when there were any issues the ref took care of it right away. One kid was shooting hot and throwing up divits in the ground and we yelled for him to get checked with the chrono and he was. There were several automatic A-5s but thankfully most of those kids just spray and pray. I should have gone more into the safety, but I just expect a place to be safe. If it wasn't I wouldn't play there. You guys are doing a great job, keep it up.
   

JerichoSCA Thursday, December 21st, 2006 | 3:14 pm PST
Thanks for clarifying. I just wanted to make sure my refs were doing their jobs. :)
You're right team practice Sundays are not for beginners to play on the Sup' Air field.
   

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