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p8ntballrebel89 Saturday, March 22nd, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: March 29th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
since scrap that and cj's are gone, the only others are paintball kingdom and gold diggers but I've never been to both.
Directions
to the Field:
from lawyers road area- go down rocky river road towards monroe and as soon as you pass unionville-indian trail road its on the right
from monroe/ 74- just go down rocky river rd and its on the left right before you pass unionville-indian trail rd
Review: -Safety-
Not so great. The hyperball field isn't even netted. So as I was watching some games from 30 yards away, some paintballs were landing in the parking lot as players would go to the side of the hyperball field and shoot (which would be in the same direction as everyone). Despite this, after I voiced my concern, the manager (bob) said that nets were soon to go up and that they couldn't put them up due to the ground not being leveled yet. Other than this they [mainly the owners] were very strict on safety by yelling at people for a barrel plug to be put in or not having their mask on in the designated areas. It was an inconvenience at times but a necessary one. I blame the main safety issues on the refs (young ones) being lacadazical because even they didn't abide by the safety rules.

-Refs-
Um, terrible...mostly. There were one or two that were no older than 11. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing but these were 11 year old bad refs. One game I was diving in behind the snake on the hyperball field and I felt a paintball graze my vizor. I called for a paintcheck and a young ref came over. Right after I finished saying "yo is my visor hit?" he immedietly called me out . After the game I looked to see where exactly on my visor I was hit. Nowhere. I had a few tiny splatters from throughout the day on there but nothing near even a dime size let alone a quarter. That didn't make me too happy 'cause I would of been in an awesome position.
Some of the other refs were older and experienced which made them really good. Unfortunetely, they were mainly reffing the tournaments. If it was just those guys reffing it would of been awesome.
*Edit 3/31/08- I now see that it was a one time bad thing with the little kids as refs. This time all of them were great, especially when Tony would ref.

-Hours-
Typical. open at 10 on Saturday til (I think) 6. On Sunday it's 1-dark. I wish they were maybe open on Fridays too.

-Prices-
Really good. It's 15 dollars for the whole day and that includes all day air and a rental. They offer cases of paint for really cheap. It's the cheapest place I've heard of or been to.

-Service/Staff-
Great. I had called a few days beforehand just to double check the location and I talked to Tony. He was very nice and polite and helpful. At the field I was beyond impressed at the level of hospitality from the workers there (Tony and Bob). Both of them took time to sit down and talk with the players treating them like guests and not customers. The service to get tanks filled or to buy stuff was good. I didn't buy any, but they had food and drinks and they ordered pizza.
*edit 3/31/08- again the staff was super friendly. Bob bunkered some kid and he was crying and what not and bob apoligized to him a bunch of times which I thought was very nice.

-fields-
Pretty ok. The woodsball field has some work to do cause it is only 2 1/2 acres and there are a lot of places where there is 0 cover. But Bob said that they got a bunch of plywood and doors that they are going to put out to make up for the crappy places. It is only 2 1/2 acres like I said so there isn't a whole lot that you can do out there with a big team. But it's soon to get twice as big and when the bunkers and doors are added it will really be a good course.
The hyperball field isn't meant for 235 pound guys like me, that's for sure! It was fun but I think it should be a little bigger 'cause anything bigger than 4 on 4 is just plain crowded. Again, it needs to be netted off. But it's a good place to better your fast paced game.
The airball course is really good, it's a tournament style setup. I'm sure there is probably a name for it, but it's setup for 3 man tournament play with the big X in the middle. And because it was made for 3 on 3, I could tell it would be kinda tight with big teams. But still, it was fun and a good field. And unlike other fields, there weren't any stupid rocks to worry about ripping apart your knees. A bigger airball course made for 7 on 7 is coming.
The places where they stored stuff (like 4 shacks) smelt pretty nasty but that doesn't have any effect on game play.

-Overall Experience-
Good. I hadn't played in a while and so I was quite happy finding out how close this place was by my house. I was told beforehand that Glory Road had opened to provide a course where there weren't bad influences like smoking a bad language. Upon showing up that was not the case but hey, there was a big tournament going on with lots of players so what could I expect. And with it being a tournament with tournament players I was greatly out gunned. I think at times in the day I was the only one not shooting nitrogen. I don't know if that's how it always is but if it is and you are looking to play with high end players then this is the place. The players were all friendly and helpful. I would be more critical of the place as a whole but this is basically a church sponsered course. I'd say give it 6 months and it should be better in the areas I said needed fixing. Sure there were some cons but come on, for only 15 dollars it was definitely worth it and I will be back next weekend for sure and I will edit each time I go.
Last edited on Monday, March 31st, 2008 at 8:46 pm PST
 

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