I normally play at my home field in New York. This was my first time at this field. I don't live in the area this field is located.
I am novice player who has only played at about ten or so different fields. Out of those fields i would have to give this field a low rating. I was suprised by the lack of safety enforced. When i was on the field waiting for a game to begin, I had my mask on and my berrel bag on right up until the time the game was about to begin. This is the way I was taught and the safest way to insure no mistakes happen. Two younger gentlemen were at the other end of the field talking to the team we were about to play and I noticed they didnt have their masks on properly. So I went to them and asked them since there were people and markers on the feild that they put their masks on. I was told that it was o.k. for them not to have masks on because they were the refs. This to me is totaly unaceptable! I asked the ref about the kind of example that sets for the ten year olds waiting to play. In which his response was a huff and he finally placed his mask on his face properly. The fact that we played indoors was nice and the turf they had while being soaked with paint wasn't to slick. I had noticed that the bunkeres were alittle underinflated and were absolutly covered in paint. When I asked for a window squegee to clean the bunkers a bit I was asked "Where did i play paintball that they cleaned bunkers with a squegee". Well i found one myself in the staging area and began to clean bunkers myself. The overall play was good, the compatition was fair and i didnt notice any wippers or cheating going on which for me is important to having a good time. My last issue is with the tech staff. I had a tank filler nipple go bad on my high pressure air tank and went to buy a replacement which was marked $9.95. The clerk at the counter said it was mismarked and charged me $14.99. After i purchased it i asked to have it installed and was told that they dont work on Proto equipment. The tank was a standard High Energy 4500 psi 68 cubic inch tank. The only thing I can figure is that since my tank was still on my marker they weren't going to touch it since I wasn't shooting one of their Ego's. I tried to install the nipple myself only to realize it was the wrong nipple for my tank. When I tried to return the item then the tech wanted to do it for me. Only after he tried did i get my refund. The overall prices were good and I did enjoy myself but I would have to say that this was more because of the people that came with me then the feild or the staff itself. The field seemed understaffed but I must say that they did seem very busy. The facilities were nice and the bathrooms were clean, but I didn't notice any food avalible.