Sinister (gone now), Davis Paintball, Action Paintball, etc.
Capital Edge is by far the best place in sacramento when it comes to speedball. This place has 5 fields open as of right now, and has spots for 2 more.
Their fields are as follows: XBall, 2 NPPL's, Dirt Mound field (dont like this one), and a great hyperball field. So choice/field diversity is definitely there. They have pretty much brand new equipment and take care of it, so the fields look nice. If there is a big tournament coming up the following weekend, they will set up a field exactly like the one in the tournament so the teams can practice on them. Also, something important to note: They have lots of nets to separate all of the fields, so if it is really windy, they will shut down all of the fields except the hyperball field. And once you pay to play, there are no refunds or rain checks.
Refs: Best refs around. They actually REFEREE the games. I would say that they take the teams a lot more seriously, but the ref'ing for the "Walk On" people is still very good. Very friendly and fair.........this is because they get paid. Most other places just let them play for free.
Teams and Walk Ons: The separate the teams from the walk ons so there is fair play. A walk on will never play against a team unless they specifically ask to. They make separate calls for team play and walk on play.
Pricing: Seems to be on par with everyone else around Sacramento. Paint is reasonably priced.....couple dollars more than PB shops. $25 for all day play and all day air......$20 for all day play alone. Air stations fill either 3000 or 4500 PSI (although the 4500 usually only fills to 3800 - 4000).
Safety: They take this VERY seriously. They chrono to 280 FPS, +/- 10 FPS. If you are caught shooting hot, you will be warned and must sign a waiver stating they have warned you. Second time, your banned. They also are very strict about having barrel condoms on in the designated areas. And the masks. You can be warned for not following these rules too (but are much more lenient towards the barrel condoms.....no signing waivers for this infraction). No dry-firing anywhere but the designated areas (chrono shooting range or on the field). If you're looking to mess around and not follow the rules, look elsewhere.......they WILL NOT tolerate wise-asses.
Amenities: Food, drinks can be purchased at lunch time. They have port-o-potties in the parking lot and a few tables in the staging area(they are planning to get more soon).
Overall, this is my favorite place to play paintball. You can play for leisure and have a good time or play with some of the teams that are ALWAYS there for some real competition. This place has the potential to be a host of major tournaments. There is no woodsball, however, so for you players that are looking for a few games in the bush, you wont find it here. The guys with tippmans will get spanked pretty much every time (I know....I had a friend with one).
Last edited on Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 9:47 am PST