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Jaded_Baller Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
1 year
Last There: November 17th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
NPS - Closed down
Hollow Buzzard - Closed down, terrible prices and fields
Gateway Action Sports - Only been twice, wasn't impressed. The tourney teams were not present, though

Review: First, the high points. If you're like me, and you like your eyes, you'll like this field. Safety is strictly enforced. Barrel bags are to be kept on until the game starts, no dry firing in the staging area, and masks ON in the game areas. The staff is very vocal about all of this, and that's fine by me. I've been shot in the leg too many times by new players who thought it was OK to not use a barrel cover. One day I was actually shot in the neck. There are far too many fields out there that don't really watch the players. You might find three kids horsing around in the staging area by dry firing at each other. Or maybe firing paintballs at each other. I've seen it happen. I don't like feeling like I have to step in: the staff should do that. At MTP they do. And it's pretty nice. All of the people who hate being yelled at shouldn't do dumb stuff like take their masks off after they get eliminated from a speedball match. And it's not personal: I've been yelled at a couple of times, and I like yukking it up with the staff anyways.

They use M98s for rentals, and rentals are INCLUDED with the admission fee. Much better than being asked to pay double if you're renting. For this reason and the safety awareness, I would heartily recommend MTP for any group looking for a casual day of paintball, or anyone who's looking to try paintball for the first time.

You may be disappointed if you're used to a higher level of play. Tournament level play is done, but the number of players that show up on average for that much is much less. This is primarily a recball field.

The first Sunday of every month is team practice, and those are the days to go if you're into tournament level paintball. There are usually at least 15 players who show up, and usually a few teams.

The fields are pretty varied and nice. The woods can be subdivided into smaller fields or put all together into a mega woods field. Bill runs Big Games a couple of times a year and plays the mega woods field, or sometimes if there are enough people who want to do it, he'll run one at the end of the day. There are three speedball courses: Hyperball, X-Ball, and a NPPL 5-man. The two airball fields get mixed up every couple of weeks.

Bill, the owner, is a pretty cool guy. Just don't be a jackass around him, and if he tries to sell you something, you can just smile and he'll stop. Or you can buy stuff. That's good too. This field has been around quite a while, which is a rarity in the paintball business. And it stays in business because of Bill.
 

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