Before i start i want to talk about the refs. The refs are completely oblivious, and seem like they DO NOT want to be there. All they do is make teams, say go, and just stand there until the games over. They dont check anyone, dont require the chrono, my friend has his gun at 350 fps and they didnt know anything. They really dont know whats going on, and people all over the field were wiping and cheating. Theyre cool guys, but not into the game and dont even barely watch it. They dont call ANYONE out, and just basically are there to start the games.
Alright, the first time i went to Invasion last saturday wasnt the best experiance. The speedball course was totally swamped after not raining for 3 days, like it always is. The speedball course is tiny and always has huge puddles, even if it hasnt rained for like a week, or so everyone tells me. I heard the indoor course was good. The rec ball was decent, except for there being huge puddles behind every single bunker pretty much, and it smelled like complete crap, like auctual crap, for some reason i dont want to know. The refs were asses and didnt call ANYONE. I shot 3 people in the mask and WATCHED THE BALL BREAK, and told the ref and he just said whatever. Another round, the ref was constantly yelling at me in my ear to move, and what to do. Basically terrible refs and just plain annoying. The speedball course was always pretty much inactive or like 2v3 or 3v3 games. The refs were the only thing that really bothered me a lot, as well as people stealing my barrel plug on the course, as well as one of my pods. There was almost no tables to set up your stuff at, even though there was only like 20 people in the whole place. They need to get their stuff together at invasion, they seem like they dont care. The only good thing is that they offer sponsorships to any team, and you get 20$ off if you buy their paint.
P.S. They say free air fills up to 5000 psi, but theirs only fills nitro tanks up to about 3000 psi. I had to fill mine up 5+ times. Oh, and all the vending machines didnt work so i had to walk to the pro shop every time i wanted to get a bottle of water. That really pissed me off. Last thing, the recball course was boring after 2 rounds, and we were limited to that because of a private party on speedball. Also, they were playing games close to 16 on 16 on a smaller recball course. Way too many people for 1 round.
Rec Ball - 6/10 (decent setup but swamped and way too big rounds)
Speedball - 4/10 (swamped and small, basically not very good)
Setup Area - 4/10 (need a lot more tables)
Air Station - 3/10 (doesnt even fill tanks, they say it fills 5k but only does 3k)
Cost - 7/10 (20 bucks isnt bad for bringing your own paint)
Refs - 1/10 (dont call anyone out or check anyone for paint on them, didnt watch the games and all they did was start the games.
OVERALL RATING - 4/10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at 12:52 pm PST