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mstar926 Monday, May 5th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years
Last There: May 4th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Pinnacle Woods, Battlefront Paintball, and some others that are longer.
Many paintball fields around the country.
This field is the worst, bar none.
Directions
to the Field:
If you insist on going here, you can find directions on their website.
Review: I have played at this field on and off for over 7 years. I have been to their regular play days, and I have also been to their Big Games.

Safety is a joke. My gun was not checked once all day. The refs were bunched up at the reinsertion line, and there surely wasn't enough refs for the supposed 1,300 people there. The morning safety briefing was non-existent as far as I was concerned. I never even heard that it was happening. Last time I was at a big game it was also poorly run, and although they have improved their air filling and registration lines some, the on field safety and game rules were just as bad.

It has been said that "Rules are Made to be Broken", and Splatterpark leads the charge in this category. There website specifically states semi-auto only, I was continuously shot by full auto and ramping. Refs are not aware of the game rules, and don't enforce the field rules whatsoever.

There were two "field hospitals" to clean your goggles, but don't think that means you will be "healed" there. Reinforcements were delivered by walking reinsertions, and they were repeatedly placing enemies on all three sides. Start us off cornered against the tape line, at the bottom of a hill, and we are supposed to take the hill, when you just put there whole team on that high ground?

Players were wiping excessively, balls won't break until you get real close. I think they ask the paint company for this feature, because at the end of the day they gave prizes out to the people with the most welts. There was no "young gun" award, etc. Instead everyone gathered around as the owner through goods into the crowd. Starting with the disclaimer that, "If you don't want to get hurt, too bad". So the masochistic needs of Sean the owner to watch other people in pain, whether physical or emotional is the only rule I actually saw enforced.

We were not "allowed" to bring a camera (pocket instamatic) onto the field. We were told once again be Sean the owner that if he saw a camera he would kick us off the field. Every paintball event I have been to when there is photographers there, they still let you take your own pictures. Here, they said that they were afraid of ruining their relationship with the camera guy. Well, the camera guy wasn't selling his pictures, and even though I was photographed excessively by him, I was never approached about buying a picture from him.

As the owner said:
"I'm in business to make money, I don't cater to real paintball players".

Being in business isn't an excuse for greed and disregard. Its obvious that his pockets were the only driving force behind his work. Its evident in the lack of planning and the poorly run production.

If this field was not so close to Ohio State with a steady supply of naive customers, it would never stay in business. I know I'll never return here again.
 

Review Comments
rchurch138 Saturday, May 10th, 2008 | 7:04 am PST
you are right . just got back from the big game 2008.it was the badest time i ever had.i was on blue team .and thay put us in ambushes time and time agen .seen my ref one time.and the filld was bad to small.and the truck ? thay only gave to the pepol that rented.that cool but let others win to . all in all i had a nasty time well not go back
   

rrpntballer Sunday, June 15th, 2008 | 2:50 pm PST
ok i was there also on may 4th. i honestly dont know what you guys are talking about. Sean is a nice guy and i understand your thing about the ramping full auto. well thats because everybody likes to show off there gun by putting it on uncapped ramping. I would have to say that was a better Big Game. I was on the blue team and yea i understand about the hospitals and getting out then being lit up but the hospitals are out in the middle of play. you cant just stop 1200 paintballers from shooting each other for a few 50-100 players. i have been playing at this field for about 3-4 years and yea at each big game we might get owned(i would like to bring up the 2007 fall big game) but its still fun. it might be chaotic but what do you expect with 1000+ players. The prize truck wasnt that bad and theres no way in hell that they could fix that raffle without somebody knowing. could it possibly be that there were more rentals than others? the prize truck wasnt as big as it used to be. they had lost some of there sponsors but still, i cant even believe you are complaining about free stuff. honestly, you got in there for $50 for a case of paint and lunch, i will assure you that there are close to 0 places in ohio that will have that good of a deal.
Also i understand the wiping thing, its always been like that but how are they supposed to get 400 refs to be all over the field ALL the time.
If u dont like this field than get the h3ll out and go into ur friends backyard and d!ck around there shootin trees.
   

engtmarines8 Sunday, August 10th, 2008 | 12:07 pm PST
Ok i have been playing there for 3 years and i honestly must say this big game was not nearly as exciting as some in the past. i have nothing against the field or the people who work there but it has worsened over the past 2 years. Prize truck did get smaller and the prizes got worse but then again 1200 people being drawn you have a small chance at winning. i enjoy this field a lot and even though it is not as nice as what it was i will still go back because i just like to paintball
   

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