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Col. Doubt Monday, July 16th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: February 11th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Review: I didn't play this day, however I was on the field lot's, and running around everywhere. I was organizing and running a indoor scenario tourney this day... and here is what I have to say.

The front desk help was fantastic... very friendly people, the owner was very involved and the general attitude in the building was very professional, yet very friendly and personable... this sets it way above a lot of other fields I have played at.

The size of the field, although not very large, does allow for some nice moving around, and team work... It's a lot like a speedball field, but with wooden bunkers, towers, vehicles, and buildings... I am sure with some bunker re-building, and some re-arranging... this can make one amazing CQC/SWAT training facility.

The ground is a combination on turf (in the middle) and pebbles around the outsides. It is however drenched down in paint... however, I can run and not worry about slipping (because I have good boots) I can see how a lot may find it very slippery... over all ground though is a lot better than a lot of indoor fields.... at least it's not sand! The pools of paint in some corners, and the paint covered pebbles should probably be replaced often, I know it's terribly difficult to find a good flooring for indoor fields, but PBNations flooring seems alright..

The Refs... This had some of the best reffing I have seen in an indoor field for a long time! These reffs never really seemed to be in the way... yet they where there the moment you needed a paint check. The were EXTREMELY accommodating and went a long with our scenario style of play, very actively into it, and were just a great bunch of guys. The only one suggestion I have, is giving the Ref's radios... Communication is the biggest key in safety on and off the field. At PBNation, there was one reff that would stand on top of a center vehicle and use his megaphone to start the game, and reply information to other refs/player. Now, having a head reff there, and using him to start a game with a megaphone, is a good idea... Having him relay information (about checking players, etc..) is also an amazing idea (with his "birds eye view"), however... instead of using a megaphone, use radios to radio to the ref to paint check a player he thinks he seen hit. There as some instances where players got hit in a gun/hopper, and did not know... and the center reff would yell at them through the megaphone, forcing them to poke there heads up... and get shot some more, or worse, they may not have been shot in the first place. Having the center reff radio a near by reff to do a paintcheck... would be a better option. We did not have to many issues with this, however... one can see how it may cause conflict in the future.

The Facilities are pretty amazing. Very clean, lot's or room, private rooms, tables, staging areas, etc... The layout is easy, washrooms are easily accessible, and getting to the playing area is quit and simple. You walk in, the front desk is right there. You can get your paint or rental gear no problem. Take your stuff through a door and your in the staging area. Access to the field is to your right through a doorway... simple. When you first walk in there is a lounge to the left for parents/family... and private rooms are available as well.

Costs are pretty good. Since we organized a large game, we were given the ability to bring our own paint. With the entrance costs, and the ability to bring your own paint, the prices were perfect. I cannot comment on exact prices, so I would call them to find out for yourself.

The field owner (Chedo) was easy to talk to, and doesn't mind to help out anyone, and make the day more enjoyable for the players.

The location of this place can be a little tricky to find, but stick to your directions, look out for signs, and your should be o.k.

When you go to this field, you are always going to have people to play with, contact the field for private booking details as well. Just watch out though, I had a slightly bad experience with the field owner when a game we were going to have (not even a private booking) fell short due to a cancellation (money is everything).

All and all, I am putting a minor setback behind me, and will give this field a Current Review Total = ~7.5/10. With some fixes (replace gravel, add/fix/move bunkers, give radios to reffs) = ~8/10.

I generally don't like indoors, or play indoors, and I still prefer any outdoor field to this, however for an indoor field... not bad.

Doubt gives this field a thumb up.
 

Review Comments
AKS74U Saturday, July 21st, 2007 | 7:01 pm PST
Good review bud
   

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