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Ditch1978 Sunday, February 11th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: February 10th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Home Field: Dangerzone Indoor (Tacoma, Washington)
Directions
to the Field:
Well the quicker way seemed to be locked up so take 435 north or south to exit 55B headed east on Highway 210 to the first light and take a right headed south to first street on the right should be Birmingham. follow til you cross railroad tracks and turn right immediately after crossing follow all the way to the end following signs "Jaegers Paintball""
Review: At first glance I wouldn't know what to say. The setting is in an old limestone mine so I had my doubts as to what this would be like. I was thinking low lighting and an uncomfortable playing environment. Man was I wrong!
So why not I'll rate this as Ive rated others in the past.

Upon entering I was greeted and welcomed....10+
Overall rating I give this Paintball center a 10!
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Pro Shop: I give the air-tech's and employees a 10. They were very knowledgeable and informative and as helpful as can be. Prices were reasonable and fair.
Gear: I have to give this one a 9.5. They had anything and everything you can think of as far as frames, Air source adapters, LPR's, HPR's, anything universal they had. But they were limited to mostly (not all) JT jerseys and gear.
Markers: Holy crap this one goes beyond. Talk about the hook up on prices. I watched a new DM6 with a scratch on the barrel go for $600 I of course being an Ego fan tried to get them to order a few 07's and scratch them up a bit then sell em for $600. No dice!

Paint prices: Very High Priced! They offer Heat, Nightmare and Stinger from what I saw. Their premium paint is offered at $70 a case, but it is heat. Not really what I'd call a premium paint. So as for paint I give this a 5. Id suggest something more like Rampage. $55 a case and a true premium not remelted gelatin.

Safety: High regards for safety are taken. Fire extinguishers are plentiful, emergency escape routes are visible, (in a cave there's really only one way out) First aid kits were accessible. Barrel condoms are a must when not on the field and masks must be worn at all times when entering or on the field. There were a few times I forgot to replace my barrel condom and the refs yelled at me. Not necessarily towards me as it may be misconstrued, but to yell over the sound of markers firing and others yelling.

Refs: I've read some of the other reviews on here and must say...stop your whining. I give them a 10. They usually have 2 refs on the field and 2 or more working the gear rental counter either filling air, chrono'ing markers, cleaning masks and they usually swapped out about every 2 games. Now did the refs miss somethings that happened on the field. Yes, 2 people cant cover 50,000 sq ft and be everywhere at once. The rec ball was more on an honor system. They were friendly. They cared for the other players. They were not lazy. They did stay up out of the way. Sorry this isn't a speed-ball field they don't have to run around in circles for a 20 minute paintball game. They also offered excellent pointers to the less experienced players. Good job Guys!

Fields: Only two were open but there was ample room on the rec field for everyone to play. When I first arrived around 10am there were around 15-20 people. By mid day they had between 100-150 people present and playing. The speed-ball field was a bit on the small side. Almost too small for a 3 on 3 IMO. All the fields were well maintained. They were very well lit, the temperature was excellent. and it didn't smell like must. Ok explanations: In prior reviews I read about low lighting. They mentioned that they had more lighting coming in but I for one had no problem seeing where my paint was going. If your holding your marker beside your hip expecting to see where everything is going sorry but I doubt your going to have as much luck as you wish. As for the balls blending in with the walls. Well the fill might since its all white fill but the shells were ranging from green to red to silver and orange...and you cant see this against a white background? As for the smell of old paint and must. Well I smelled must but it ran down a completely different corridor from me then it was gone. Try bathing before you come out and it might not be so bad.

Rules: No Ramping, No bunkering, Semi-Auto Only, Field paint only on Rec fields
Not a bad deal either. Gave the newer players a sporting chance. However I must say that if bunkering isn't allowed the meaning of this to some of the newer players may need to be conveyed a bit more in detail. Over all the rules were set in stone, no one was given the "special treatment" not having to follow them.

Facilities: Well I guess Im a bum. I failed to eat or drink or even use the restroom the 11 hours I was there. They had plenty of soda and candy vending machines available, offered red bull in the proshop and as for the restrooms I never used so I cant say whether they were well maintained or not. There was plenty of open space and tables to set your gear on and even offered lockers and locks to store your gear in. There was also ample parking outside the facility so no need to worry about having to walk far to get to the field.
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Hours Of Operation and Prices:
Retail Store: Open During Field Hours: Monday-Sunday
Office Hours: 1:00 PM - 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Field Times
Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday
Indoor Field 5:00pm - 10:00pm 5:00pm - 11:00pm 9:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday
Noon - 8:00pm
Outdoor Field is closed Monday-Saturday and open Sunday Noon - 5:00pm weather permitting -- 65+ degrees
All Other Times Open by reservation only.

If there are no reservations or sufficient walk-ons, the indoor field will close at 8:00pm.

Accessory Prices
Mask Rental $3.00
C02 Tank Rental: $2.00
Coveralls Rental: $5.00

Paintball Prices
100 bag 500 bag 1,000 (1/2) 2,000 (case)
Indoor Field $7.00 $30.00 $45.00 $69.00
Outdoor Field N/A $20.00 $35.00 $60.00

Member's Prices
Membership: $50.00 first year, renewals $40.00
Field Fees: $5.00
Guest Discount: Up to 6 of your guest get $5.00 their rental package or field fee
Paintballs: $5.00 off bulk paint purchases (500 rounds and up)

All Prices Include Sales Taxes.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted!
Gift Certificates Available!

All prices and times subject to change without notice.
A Deposit may be required to use some optional safety equipment.

When I left I was told thank you for coming by and was treated like I was when at my home field in Tacoma.
Last edited on Monday, April 2nd, 2007 at 1:30 pm PST
 

Review Comments
DarkeWolf Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 | 8:28 pm PST
A very excellent review. Terrific job!
   

SpY I Maverick Friday, June 1st, 2007 | 5:18 pm PST
WOW!!! What a review. Everything you said was completely accuarate. Great Job!!!
   

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