The first thing that I have to say about mad existence paintball are the prices. luckily i had gone on a half proce admission day. normally it costs $30 if you have your own equiptment and that only comes with 200 paint. i found this to be a bit pricey. The rental guns they use there are spyders, but they are really not good guns at all. there is little to no accuracy with them and they are super choppy. The fields there are not bad. speedball field is decent, but i found the floor slippery due to the fact that it was coverd in what appeard to be wood shavings that you would use for a rodent of some sort. the other field, Urban Assult, was decent, it was quite close together, so you have to be prepared for a little bit of pain, but i found it enjoyable except for the fact of it being too close together. One more complaint i have is bad lighting. the speedball field i found was very poorly lit up, making it a little more difficult to see. The paint there i found to be very bad, and it was expensive considering the quality of it. The pit area, where you set up your guns and get ready for battle, very poorly kept, reminded me of a public bathroom setting. another thing yet, they are very unorganized. you could honestly tell them " yeah i bought an extra 500 paint" and they wouldn't even think twice and they would give it to you. most of their rental guns are very badly maintained, i had used at least one that did not work whatsoever. and they didn't have a proper test station, they just randomly fire they're guns into the field to see if they work or not. They leave their guns lying all over the tables in the "pit". also they do not clean their goggles properly, and i am glad that i brought my own as it seemed that they didn't clean them, they just merely wipe off the lenses and consider them clean. The viewing room for the speedball field is covered only by sheets of plastic literally held there with duck tape. Now, i am not saying that this place is a dump, im just saying it could use some cleaning, updates, and upgrades. As for myself, i cannot say whether i will be going there again or not. i would go there again just if it was me and a couple of friends just going for fun for a bit, but i would definetly only go on their half price days, otherwise you would be paying WAY too much. almost literally not even worth the money. one last comment, they sound very strict with their rules, but not even once did the ref/staff come in and check that we were following rules. good for beginners and people just looking to have a good time, but if you are serious about paintball, i would not recommend this arena. my verdict, fix up the fields, and the prices, and you will get much more business and success.
Haha. I used to work there! I thought "paintball, in west edmonton mall? This should be awesome"
I'm just glad to know you went in well after I quit. For a while last summer we actually had things going fairly well. I mean, it was still a s***-hole, dirty as hell, but we had a few people who ACTUALLY played competitively and knew what they were doing. That being said, the owner seems to have little idea of what he is doing and is slowly running the place into the ground. It had so much potential, but what can you do. I blame the management in failing to really clean out the place BEFORE they opened like they should have, and hiring people who didn't know anything about paintball.
thanks for the comment
and yes, it's an idea with great potential, but it's just too bad that they didn't see what they could have had and now i bet in the next year or so it's going to have to close down maybe