The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
March 19th, 2004
More than 5 years
The following review is going to be completely based on my experience here, it is as unbiased as possible, and all information is true and factual.
My first time at this field was very short... my brother and I went, bought memberships (it was about the same price as a normal day play), and had a quick game. It was really nothing special.
The field: When we went there was only one main field. Very small (not even 1 acre) filled with a ton of blue barrels (and white ones) and a single two story building. The field itself was build poorly, sometimes I found myself on grass, others on top of concrete gouging out of the ground. No they have expanded there field much more, but I will not be returning to try it out.
Staging: Small trailer with part room, arcade, and small pro-shop. A waiting area, fill/rental area. Little to no staging are indoors, all is outdoors. Staging room enough for 50 players max. Room enough on the field for 20-30 players max.
Costs: The entrance is cheap, but so is the field. The paint is cheap... and so is it's quality.
So, my friends of my past team and I go to Cameron's for a cheap day of paintball. That was a mistake. First I get there, and I go to buy paint for my friends. So I go to buy the paint when I get interrogated about using my membership to buy paint for non-members (members get better quality paint). Of course I was going to... but apparently this is not allowed (set back #1), that OK. So, I get my paint (not the better quality though), my friends get theres and we head off to the field.
We get prepped and get ready to crony... each of us broke a paintball on our first shot, how weird. So, we clean and shoot again... we get more breaks and it takes us a while to crony in.
I should also add that the crony speed was 220fps. I didn't know that was possible. A lot of people had to cut springs to get the velocity that low. I don't even know if you can break a paintball on a person at that low speeds. It doesn't matter how small the field is... paintballs don't hurt. When they go slow the break less and bounces hurt more than breaks. The velocity should be at least 260.
We look at our guns, there are not problems so we go back onto the field. Well needless to say... we keep getting breaks. The balls are so bad, that the TAC8 breaks them by the force of the spring in the Magazine... So now we are getting pretty mad, we can't even play, and we already played.
All is not lost so far, things like this happen... so we go to talk to the field owner to straighten things out. So we approach Sean (or is it Shane...) and talk to him. First we ask if he could switch us to the better grade paint, not only would he not offer us to pay the difference and trade in... he actually told us we would have to pay the full price... so we asked if we could get new boxes of paint (thinking we got a bad batch)... he refused. Now he is being a horrible business man... he is not operating in the interests of his customers. We asked if he would return our money... even some of it, to which he said no.
Now, I don't know if we got him on a bad day... but we all walked out and never returned. To this day we tell all to avoid this place and go to S.O.F... it is by far a much better field IMO.
Cameron's is small, and more for little kids, parties, etc... The reffing is not the best, but it's not bad either. Like most field should be, they make sure everyone stays safe.
Some people like small little fields, playing with younger people, and people new to the sport. If this is true of you, then you may like this place. I myself cannot stand owners that do not appreciate there customers, and I had a very bad experience with this particular owner that just black listed this field in my books.
In the end I give this field a 4/10. The 4 points coming in play because of the amazing location, the go-karts, decent reffs, good prices, and because it's good for some people.
Unfortunately doubt does not give this field any thumbs up... how about a figure?
Last edited on Monday, July 16th, 2007 at 10:05 pm PST
Dispute: First and foremost - if you played at the field on March 19, 2004 then how can you claim that a review of that field written July 16, 2007 (that 2 years, 3 months and 28 days after you played there) and claim that it is factual and true?
Now, for the fields, there is now 5 fully functional fields with a new ourdoor turf field being opened at the start of the 2008 season. The main field has 2 castles, one smaller and one which spans across the width of the field, which is at the back and is two storys. The concrete 'gouging' from the ground is the small remains of the mini-putt that was previously there (though most has been removed or covered).
Now I myself do not feel that the paint is low quality considering regular field paint is Stinger (which is brought in fresh every week to two weeks) and Marballizer or Premium for the members paint. As well they offer Polar Ice in the winter for gun owners.
It is true that members may not share the higher quality paint with non-members but the discount on paint is untrue. I have played there on many occasions and the owner has been generous enough to still give me the discount but require me to use the field paint so it can be shared.
Now also the crony speed is not 220fps as you believe. It is actually 245fps on the main field and anywhere from 260 to 280fps on the lower, larger fields.
Also, if you did in fact play in mid-March, I feel that it is safe to assume that the weather is still quite chilly. Now taking into account that Cameron's is an outdoor facility, and paint breaks more frequently in colder weather, I feel that would be the reason for the breaks you had in your equipment.
I can understand why an owner will not allow the return of a batch of paint that has been opened already. You can't resell opened batches and you probably left your paint outside, exposed to the cold which will cause it to be brittle.
Im sorry if you had a bad experience, but i'd say try it out again...
Last edited on Friday, January 25th, 2008 at 4:13 pm PST