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lostnbattle Sunday, January 6th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: December 29th, 2007
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Predator Paintball, Krossfire
to the Field:
Southeast 1604.
Review: I am new to the San Antonio area and was surprised to find such a contrast between fields. First off, I am not a "Tourney" player and would consider myself to be a pretty good "Rec" player. I have been playing for about 7 years and have taken my son to many fields across America as we have moved several times.
As many of the other younger posters have indicated, Paintball Knights does have nice fields and is much more geared toward the "Tourney" players.
But as an adult, you need to ask yourself what kind of paintball experience you are looking for before you go to any of the fields here in San Antonio (are you going by yourself, with friends, with new players, etc.). My son and I have played in both the competitive and rec type environments but we prefer a relaxed, friendlier type environment. So, if you are going out just have a little fun and/or you are taking kids out with little or no experience and are looking for a "family type" environment, I would NOT recommend Paintball Knights. If this is what you are looking, you will quickly find out that Paintball Knights is not the place to bring new players.
The owner is full of himself and his staff is NOT friendly. New or beginning players are talked down upon and if a safety rule is broken they are humiliated and talked down to by the refs and kicked out by the owner, no warnings or second chances. The owner then punishes the entire group by requiring the person that broke the safety rule to leave the property. How is a 12 year old supposed to leave the property if he came with friends that are still playing??? The owner is very egotistical and thinks he is better than everyone else and does not realize that by telling a player he must leave the property, he is in a sense kicking out several other players. This is not the way to run a business or introduce new players to this sport. Also, if the owner is so concerned about safety, why is it that crono'ing is not required and/or randomly verified by ref's as is customary at most fields in California, Arizona, and Michigan. I can tell you that most players at Paintball Knights are playing "hot" and I have the pictures to prove it.
Again, Paintball Knights is not the place for beginners or new players and the owner is not doing this sport justice. We need new paintballers and the only way to increase this sports popularity is to be a little more understanding with new players.
Paintball Knights has nice fields and it’s a shame that you cannot bring new players here. The owner is so full of himself and so perfect he does not understand that new players will accidentally break a safety rule and while safety is very important, there has to be a learning curve. If the owner of Paintball Knights is truly interested in attracting new players and growing his business he needs to be a little more understand and grow up. I might suggest a simple but very effective wristband warning system that is used at other fields. The ref's carry yellow wristbands and if a player breaks a safety rule, the player is issued a yellow band. If the rule is broken a second time, the player is then suspended. And, you cannot ask the player to leave the property unless he drove himself, think about it!

So ratings....

Fields... 6
Owner/Ref's... 2

Again, just know what you are getting into. Paintball Knights has nice fields and is good for experienced players. BUT I would not recommend to anyone taking younger kids or new players, it will not be a good first time experience.

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