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Ditch1978 Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: April 1st, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
None in Colorado
Home Field: Dangerzone Indoor (Tacoma, Washington)
Review: Ok how did everyone else rate the field as to how Ill rate it. Ive seen quite a few things on here about discrepancies about the "home team" giving regulars the "special treatment" I didn't notice this. Matter of fact I actually learned a few things from the "Home Team."

Here's my review: (Indoor Field)

Upon entering the setting looks like an old warehouse set in an industrial district. It has limited parking and a sign from a neighboring business stating that anyone parking in their lot going to play paintball will be towed. When entering the pro shop is immediately on the left. I noticed a lot of smart part markers and accessories along with empire and reds jerseys. Just beyond that you reach the marker rental and return booth where of course you meet Lance. Hmmm How to describe Lance. A happy go lucky guy that has been playing the sport way too long. LOL nah just joshing. This guy knows his stuff, has a great attitude and sense of humor and really seems to love his job. I had a minor problem with the switch on my marker and he fixed it for free which is always a price I like.

Ok prices well this one I have to say is a bit steep. For field fee all day air and a case of stinger paint it was $94. A case of stinger can easily be purchased for $45 else where but they charge $65, field fee and air fee is pretty much a standard price no matter where you go. Id say if your gonna charge $65 for a case how bout a case of Premium paint.

Staffing well as far as I could tell everyone was very helpful. I of course did go on a sunday and didn't play in a tourney so as far as reffing went it was more on an honor system. I mean come on you can wipe the paint but ya cant wipe a welt. If you get hit get off the field. As for attitude of staff and regular players. Come on this is Speed-ball...not woods-ball and rec-ball. Off field I was told I have a different attitude than on field. There's supposed to be a level of smack talking in the game, gets your adrenaline going. So I give their attitude a ten.
As for stretching of the rules and special treatment I tried to get the staff to bend the rules a little bit and they wouldn't, not even for the regulars.

Safety: All barrels must have plugs or sleeves at all times when off the field and goggles must be on at all times in any area where a marker is in use. No Exceptions!
This is of course would seem pretty standard no matter where you play. Fire extinguishers and first aid kits were readily available. Emergency exit locations and routing was also available. Downside: They have a lot of concrete flooring and NO safety mats. Condensation paint and slick floors dont mix.

As for the field all the bunkers were wiped down and were aired up. Its nice to know that there are still homos that slash the bunkers cause they get owned. But that's another story. As for the cleanliness of the field based on what staff was talking about New turf is on its way.

Facilities: As for food and sodas they had a few vending machines, and the restrooms were kept up and clean.

The players I met were overall in good spirit. Most were very competitive on and off the field. Constantly comparing and giving pointers as well as some boasting but bragging rights come and go.

Overall I feel this is a good environment for new players as well as experienced ones. Especially those with an interest in speed-ball. My rating a 9. The amount of parking available could use some work and the price of the paint offered could use some serious work.
Last edited on Monday, April 2nd, 2007 at 1:24 pm PST
 

Review Comments
willy666 Thursday, May 31st, 2007 | 10:43 am PST
Yeah, the concrete with the paint is a bad combination, i almost fell a number of times.
   

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