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oublik2 Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
3 months
Last There: November 3rd, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
Take Aim
Review: -FACTS-
It's $30 to get in, which isn't so bad because everyday is B.Y.O.P. Fox also sells paint if you need any and their pricing on paint also isn't too steep like some other fields. 20$ for a bag of 500, But when you turn in your wavier's and ask for a bag my friends got it for $12. Obviousley theres some kind of discount on paint when you FIRST regester, however I was ripped off and i will explain later. Fox has a decent selection of fields, when i went to Fox the first time they had 2 X-ball fields but on my second trip they took one down, A speedball field, and many woodsball fields including a field called "The Village" which in my opinion is the best woodsball field they have, A few chrono stations here and there, and a shooting range. All of which is neatly placed all over the Fox property. A nice choice of food and drink at the concession stand. Safety was pretty good they always did chrono checks before you went out on the field and while walking to the field some guy had his mask up and a ref that wasnt even sopposed to watch over our game came running across the field that he was watching over and yelling at him to put the mask down. Porta potty's are on site so don't worry.
-MY EXPERENCE-
I have been there twice with mixed feelings. The first time my friends and I went, we didn't know there was a scenario game going on that day and that worked against us. We got in 3 games that day...Yes only 3. All the open game players could join the scenario game, because thoose were the only games going on. My friends and I played an open game within the first hour of our arrival and everything was going ok. But an hour or so went by and we never heard a ref yell out "open game! 5 minutes!" so we asked one of the refs when will the next open game be and he said it would be 5 minutes. And 5 minutes goes by and so we asked another ref and he said 5-10 minutes. In total we had to wait 3 hours for the next open game to start because the refs had this food fight thing they did. Not very organised if you ask me. We then played in the Village field, which was awsome, the field was well put together the buildings weren't demented and falling over. We all played 2 rounds at 10 minutes a round, switching sides when a round was over. That was the best out of that whole day, but if the operators at Fox could organize the games properly instead of everyone waiting 3 hours for the next game, we would all be much happier paintballers.
Sorry guys if you don't like to read this much for a field review but i'm just trying to cover all the bases about the good and bad in hopes that you will get a better understanding of how Fox Paintball works.
Now, the second time i went was by far a much better experence and the best time i had paintballing ever. My friends and i learned our lesson and didn't come during a scenario game. We had open games all day long, if there is 10 or more people in your party you get special treatment because you can actually pick what field you want to play on and you get your own ref to oversee the games. While we were there another group of open game players asked us to join them so that we would have 10+ people and play at the supair field which we did. The mix between novice players and more experenced players was nice, a few game we played 6 vs 4 beacuse the 4 players were tournment players just to even things out. The ref that we had didn't call anyone out that i'm aware of, he just stood there. The only time i noticed him doing any kind of reffing was when there was a 3 vs 1 at the end of a game and that one player was trapped behind a bunker so he ended the match. that day of paintballing i must have played around 20 games and as a result of the heavy play my legs were sore the next day to the point where i had to walk funny because i couldent bend my legs but it was worth it because i had a great time. However, as i mentioned earlier i got ripped off on the paint pricing. Whoever accepts your waiver forms will ask you if you need paint or any other gear and you get a discount i don't know if that extends to the different amounts of paint, but you can get 500 for $12 in stead of the standard 500=$20. I did say i didn't need paint when she asked me but as soon as i said no she went to this guy that was waiting to ask a question, she didn't even give me the green wristband that your sopposed to get saying that you paid. I had to ask another employee for one and when i got one i went back to the person that kinda ignored me and i asked for a bag of 500 and she told me it was $20....and then i said somthing like "i thought it was 12?" and she just looked back at me blankly and said no. i got kinda pissed but i could use some extra paint and i paid the $20. Yes i know i did say i didn't need any paint but she never gave me a wristband, she completely ignored me and went on to someone else, and i did JUST turn in my waiver form to the same person not even 2 minutes ago. Am I in the wrong here? i think i should have gotten that discount i never even left walked out the door and came back in, i was there the whole time. Also, they didnt even check if i was 18. I am 18 however and i do have my licence so i didn't bother to print out the waiver form at my house because i thought it would be easier to do it there and i told them how old i am and they never asked for a card, I guess i look older? I did have problems with my gun and the guy at the fill station was running all over the place because a lot of other people needed help but he got my gun fixed so it's all good. Once again sorry for this long review, but in conclusion, if you plan on going to Fox DO NOT go on a scenario day if all you want to do is play open games all day, check the Fox website for when scenario games happen. The service needs more work and to be more organised that is really the only bad thing about Fox, and the fact that it's around an hour from where i live. Next time i'll be sure to buy paint exactly when i regester. i gave this field a 7 because it is good, it's peolple that needs improvement, I will be going again only now i know what to expect from this field, and so will you, thank you for reading.
Last edited on Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 3:01 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Wallify Friday, February 8th, 2008 | 11:40 am PST
You can still play open games on scenario days you just have to be a little more assertive. Your right the reffs probably wont be CALLING for open games, you just have to find the reff who is holding them and hang out by that field. The last time I played during a scenario we got a ton of games in playing open instead. We basically played with a hopper and a pod and ended up only breaking for 5 min for paint and air.
   

Fox Paintball Thursday, March 13th, 2008 | 3:21 pm PST
The field does have sign in or registration paint specials. They are discounts granted at the time of registration if you buy paint then and there. If you do not buy paint with that option and you come back later you will pay normal pricing.

Think of it like a Value Meal at Mcdonalds. If you buy that package of food at one time you get discounts on each item in the package. If you walk back up to the counter and ask for another hamburger you are not going to get that discount at the package price even if you just ordered your value meal. It's a simple promotion to encourage a one time transaction with a special price for add-ons.

If you had truly JUST signed in and then you turned around and asked for the paintballs at the special price I would agree they should have given it to you. But if you left and came back later then you are not entitled to that discount because it was conditional on buying the paintballs at the time of registration.

On mini scenario days the open game IS the mini scenario for the 3 hours it runs. You are more then welcome to join that game and play. Even if you don't want to follow the scenario you can still go out and shoot players on the other team just like regular open games. We do also run Speedball games during the mini scenario if there are enough players. Sometimes it is hard to track which speedball field they are on. We are trying to improve that commmunication level.

Thanks for your review and hope we can improve for you on your next outings.

I wanted to add that we have a large almost 20 feet of counter space for concessions.
It takes up about a 1/4 of our sales counter. It's hard to believe you missed it. We sell all kinds of bad food and soda for you...LOL.
Last edited on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 at 3:26 pm PST
   

oublik2 Friday, March 14th, 2008 | 2:56 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Fox Paintball
The field does have sign in or registration paint specials. They are discounts granted at the time of registration if you buy paint then and there. If you do not buy paint with that option and you come back later you will pay normal pricing.

Think of it like a Value Meal at Mcdonalds. If you buy that package of food at one time you get discounts on each item in the package. If you walk back up to the counter and ask for another hamburger you are not going to get that discount at the package price even if you just ordered your value meal. It's a simple promotion to encourage a one time transaction with a special price for add-ons.

If you had truly JUST signed in and then you turned around and asked for the paintballs at the special price I would agree they should have given it to you. But if you left and came back later then you are not entitled to that discount because it was conditional on buying the paintballs at the time of registration.

On mini scenario days the open game IS the mini scenario for the 3 hours it runs. You are more then welcome to join that game and play. Even if you don't want to follow the scenario you can still go out and shoot players on the other team just like regular open games. We do also run Speedball games during the mini scenario if there are enough players. Sometimes it is hard to track which speedball field they are on. We are trying to improve that commmunication level.

Thanks for your review and hope we can improve for you on your next outings.

I wanted to add that we have a large almost 20 feet of counter space for concessions.
It takes up about a 1/4 of our sales counter. It's hard to believe you missed it. We sell all kinds of bad food and soda for you...LOL.


Thank you Fox Paintball for your comment. I did just turned in my form, went to another employee for my wristband and then go back to the same lady. Didn't even take 1 minute. Either way, the paint you provided was much better then the Monster Ball i brought with me. Also, the day I went on the scenario day was half my fault, I didn't check the Fox website, if I did then I would have been much more prepaired on that day of paintball. Speaking of your website, I saw the picture of the consession stand. I'm sorry to have missed that but both times I have visited your field, the registration area was packed full of people so I guess i just missed it, I'll change my review accordingly. I'm actually going back this sunday the 16th, can't wait to play!
   

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