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Flightle Monday, November 19th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
1 year
Last There: November 18th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Review: I came on a free admission/air/rental day and I found it to be one of the worst experiences I've ever had in paintball.

The primary drive in a good day of paintball is quality from the top down in the form of well explained rules, service, timeliness and high enforced rules on the field.

In a full day of paintball I believe we played only eight battles.
The first battle with a large number of BRAND NEW paintballers was an ironman idiot slugfest in which several players were shot multiple times at point-blank range. This was a crappy intro to paintball for these new guys which could have been avoided if our 14 and 16 year old refs weren't so bored with their job that they could have reffed a normal game.
Basically, my beef is with the poor reffing (or NO reffing in most cases) and with the poor service experienced from such a highly regarded field.

Ways to improve/problems I encountered:

YOUNG referees. 14 yrs old in one case.
Coming back to the main staging area after only ONE battle to re-equip.
Playing IROMAN type games with unwilling and new players present.
Referees having poor command and control leading to major safety problems.
Multiple times players walked around without masks on or barrel plugs in.
Over an hour for a lunch break. WAY TOO LONG WITHOUT A GAME.
Having literally half of the field not ever receiving a field rules briefing.
I never saw a ref clean the paint out of any rental barrels all day. Players didn't know that you could even do that.

Spending literally an hour trying to track down ONE dude using non-field paint. This was way too excessive and was a major drain on everyone's time.

In closing, Wayne's World need a smart kick in the ass about the quality of service provided to nearly a hundred people. The management and referees need to enforce against the crappy attitudes of wannabe pro players as well as inexperienced walk-on players not knowing or violating safety rules.

I've played at small small mom and pop fields that destroy this field in service, safety and fun. Time for a group huddle Wayne's World......
 

Review Comments
jallan5074 Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 | 6:33 pm PST
Well everything that you complained about I have NEVER seen at Waynes World, the safety is absolutly the best that I have seen any where in the US, an in a matte of fact in Europe too... If you feel that youa re over qualified to walk on with walk on's, maybe you play with a private group... As fo helping newbies, it is all of our jobs to teach and coach, not leave it to the ref's... Mask wearing is key, and I have never seen this problem go unadvised at Waynes World, they are strict, should this ever happen again report it to the office... It will be put right, rest times are important in Florida due to the heat, as it gets cooler you can stay on the field more, hydration is all important... Glad you feel that safety should be improved, help the guys, use your experience and coach... Thats what maturity does...
   

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