23 BPS: ( WAAAAAAAY better, the best field I know of in arizona)
Directions to the Field:
Just a little south of hell
My "issues" with this field are so many, and so varied, i'll just list them.
The manager, Bill, is a DICK. Every game he plays, he cheats like a mofo, and you better not be the one to hit him, or you are likely to be kicked out for "cheating". He treats all of his customers like crap. Once, i asked him if i could borrow his (unused) squeegee during a game, and he demanded i "pay him back" afterwards. Aside from that, he always wipes whenever he plays, kicks out the people who shoot him, and bans anyone who is destroying the team he is on for "over chronoing". which is not even a real term. The refs are lazy jerks who just sit on chairs on the sidelines, and drink coke, sometimes without even wearing a mask. I have never seen them do anything other than berate and make fun of the little kids. Only a few of the people that work here are willing to help out with anything. I once saw one of their techs get bullied by bill into not servicing a kid's 98C for "liability reasons." This is the same kid that had just one-balled bill a game or two ago.
Bill likes money. Alot. He will go to just about any length to insure that you walk out with at least $100 less than you walked in with. Last i checked, warm sodas were $2, CO2 was 25 cents an ounce, Air was $3, a (usually broken) rental piranha was $20-25, a case of (Really) crappy field paint was $60, and entry fees were somewhere near $20. Everything here costs you money, even a quick gun "checkup" by the resident "tech" was at least $10, regaurdless of weather he fixed ypur gun at all.
The quality of rule enforcement entirely depends on weather or not anyone is paying attention/ I have seen refs at this field drinking coke without masks, right in the middle of a firefight. However, whenever the refs think people ARE paying attention, rules are enforced to a level of strictness that is almost funny. All guns, even the rentals, are chronoed before EVERY game, no matter how many games you play. Masks MUST be worn if you are anywhere near anyone who is shooting, and god forbid you forget to place your barrel condom on at least 20 feet before exiting the field. I know that saftey is essential, but honestly, this is just ridiculous.
Has apparently never been cleaned. A layer of disgusting, gooy, coagulated paint about an inch thick coats EVERY surface inside the playing area. the problem is so bad, that you cannot run faster than a slow jog, or you risk falling into the swamp of paint around your feet. Also, i am not sure about this, but it appears that a significant amount of dirt-mud coats the floor of the field. I am not entirely sure weather it was put there intentionally, or if it is even dirt at all (it is a disgusting blueish color, the same as all of the paint on the field.) But if it WAS intentional, it was a VERY bad idea. Apparently, at some point the entire field was flooded, watered, or something like that, because every square foot of it was a thick, paint-and-broken-shell-filled slurry last time I was there.
Honestly, i would say to anyone who is getting into paintball, drive the few extra miles to go somewhere else, ANYWHERE else! I have played here a grand total of six times, five of which were when i had just started paintballing (I had almost quit when i finally found another field) And once again just a few months ago, along with my friend who had never been here before, and thought I was lying about the conditions here.
Last edited on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 at 12:24 am PST
well to bad both of you are wrong, and right. who ever manages the field does love their money/normally uses it to burn in the winter to stay warm. But seriously, the field does sucks and it will run your pockets dry. The field is lacking something...what is it again cant remember, o yeah thats it atmosphere. there isnt the, "Oh its a great day and lets play some paintball and have fun" its more of a "Lets not do anything wrong and get kicked off the field and lose the several hundred we had to spend to get in here." i wont go to a field paint only field EVER AGAIN. for one its over priced and another is that it sucks. So to end this Sam, i bet ur the kid with the XSV jersey and the ETek Ego that had all the refs all over your balls and irsd is a competent player that knows what hes talkin about, if i were to go to a field it would be 23bps or Cowtown