Ok, first off I'd like to say sorry to Dave and his Staff for my earlier review. It was unfair and wrong. After a few months of playing at your field and attending Kapital Kaos 3, I feel I can make a fair and accurate review.
Kapital Kaos 3 was awesome and intense, Dave and the Staff had a major responsibility to organize I believe 23-26 teams of 4-5 players. They did an awesome job. Though my team didn't do the best, we had a blast and would like to thank you.
Ok, the basics
-Safety is a huge concern at this field, refs are always checking for barrel socks and safetys. A safety briefing is conducted in the morning and to any other groups that show on. Players who usually walk on, as myself, recieve a briefing as well, though not as detailed.
-The staging area is very nice and clean, new benches and tables have been placed outside, and are in very nice condition. There are some cool fish in the pond to!
- Refs are good, they will answer your questions, some go nto great detail well others don't. I can understand why, as when asked the same questions you do become lazy at answering them. But over all great refs. My one complaint is the time in between games. The refs do sit around, and let the players talk,but at times this talking period becomes to long. After all we are here to play paintball.
-Teams are divided up evenly. I mentioned in my earlier review that the refs seperated a batchlor party on one team and put experienced woodsballers on the other. After speaking with my friend who played with me, he informed me that the Batchlor party did have 2 speedball players on their team, but were hard to notice because they were out fairly quickly.
-FIELDS! There is not one place in Ottawa, or around Ottawa that has the most amazing fields I have ever seen as a woodsball/scenario player. Recently constructed is a field called "Army Base", which is so cool, as there are towers, pill boxes, REAL army trucks. Just so cool for a woodsballers piont of view. I do feel speedballers wil enjoy the field as well. Other fields include forts with 2 floors, a village of easily 20+ buildings,various barriers and sheilds to hide behind. I can't stress how nice the fields are. They are free off brush and most fallen branches, as well tree's and such are trimmed making it easier to have a fair and fun firefight!
-The players that show up,are all nice and willing to make friends and teach others new things and give tips to rental groups. I do like the fact that they sometimes mingle experienced players with rental groups, of coarse only with the groups permission. I feel this is great because it adds to the style and feel of play.
-Service is great, They do rent out a Air tank to you for free if you are using Co2, which is good these days because some can't afford an airtank, or really don't need one as their style of play doesn't require it. The service is relaxed, and fair. I once forgot most of my cash and was allowed to put a down payment and play until my cash arrived, via a friend.
-Now there is a dog, that does like to run around and be very friendly towards players. My first time there I was not informed on the proper way of dealing with the dog if approched, and so the dog really liked me, and wouldn't go away. Now I am aware of how to deal with the dog, and he really doesn't bother anyone. Its actually kinda nice to have an animal come and greet you after a game.
-Food is great as it is Gabriels Pizza, which is the best pizza hands down. You get 3 slices, which I might add are huge and a pop for 5 dollars. Very good deal.
-Pricings are alittle high for paintballs, its 40 $ for 500 paintballs and 150$ for 2000. Its 15 dollars for walk on fee and rental equipment, which is very good. I am definantly willing to pay the price for paintballs as the fields and play is totaly worth every penny.
This facility is amazing, nothing else like it in Ottawa. I would recommend this field and only this field, other will seem boring comparred to this one. Good job Commando!
One word of advice to all other reviewers, play at the field at least 3 times before making a review, and if you have a bad experience,dont rant about it and make a false review. I learn't that very quickly, and once again my apologize to anyone offended to my earlier review.