Ghetto Field Highway 32- paintball basic training
Oroville Wildlife Refuge- special ops, jungle insurgent training, navy seal tactics.
Combat Zone Oroville- A place to shoot other people besides my teammates.
Nfinite Edge Paintball Park.
Pros- The $15 registration fee was pretty decent for such a large park. Although I didn't rent a rental, the rentals were Autocockers with compressed air tanks, hopper, barrel condom, your usual rental package. The rentals look like they were well keep and cleaned. YOU must have a barrel condom. The paintball place don't allow barrel plugs because of some insurance policy. Field paint, which is not listed on the website were XO and Abyss. I didn't buy any of them because I brought my own paint. The crono machine was in the shooting range. Compress air was right outside the pro shop. Didn't know where the CO2 machince was, had all my CO2 tanks filled before I came. I called the manager a few days before we went about the turn out of people on your typically Sunday at the park, he told me about 70-90. He was right. We got there about 11:00 and there was about 80-90 people already. The teams were divided up evenly with a mixture of woodsballers and speedballers, rentals and none rentals on each team. One team had colored banned on their guns and the other team did not. Each game was 40 mins, two 20 minute capture the flags. 15-20 minutue rest before the next set of games started. I didn't see any cheating myself, but a friend saw one guy got caught cheating by ref and was booted out of the course. I'm not %100 sure if the refs did paint checks, but its more of a honor system if you get tagged.
Cons- I only found a few cons about the park because it was my first time there. The first con was the 2 hour drive from home. Shading in the parking lot was very limited. I only notice about 3 trees in the parking lot. So bring a tent for shade or show up early to get a good shaded spot. The wait time for each game was about 15-20 minutes. Which is annoying when you traveled over 100 miles to come to the park expecting a lot of game play. The refs were picky on the rules, leave your barrel condom on or don't adjust your mask on the field. But I dont blame them, when you deal with hundreds of people every weekend, your gonna get a few bad apples that dont follow the rules and ruined it for everyone. If there were any injuries on the field, you must put down your markers. The refs will literally come and check everyone around him. Usually before every game starts, one of the refs would yell out that the next game was starting. If you were on the other side of the parking lot from that ref, its hard to hear. For some reason there was a private group of 30-40 people there, which walk ons could not play with or against. I though that was kind of odd. Like I said, it was my first time there, so didn't find too many cons about the park.
I don't play speed ball too much, but there was only one field which was right next to the pro shop/office/station. I think it was a hyperball course. I was talking to the owner, which was a friendly guy to talk too, he said he was gonna build two more hyperball course behind the shooting range within the next few weeks.
There was 3 woodsball fields. The first one was, I believed called the castle course. The castle course was on a side of a hill with a small ravine. Not much nature cover. There were small 3 sided structures on each of the starting points. Single water towers here and there. A few stacks of steel barrels here and there. There was a small castle like structure near the top of the hill, if you were to get to it, it was very well protected. There was a speed ball like complex at the bottom of the hill, if you were to get to it, lots of structure to hide behind and there was a snake. There was one tree that was located in the middle of the course, it had a bunch of wood and plastic boards so that players can hide behind them. The funny thing about this course was, when I played it, there were no boundries. Some of the players, including myself were having fire fights "gun battles" behind hill away from the refs line of sight. So anything goes when your out of sight from the refs. On this field, expect to shoot a lot because everyone is very visible but out of range. I manage to tag a few people up hill at about 70-80 yards with my flatline.
The second course was I think called the town, but I could be wrong, forgot what exactly the ref called it. The course was on top of a hill. Lots of nature wood cover. This course was circular with a town/fort like structure in the middle. Heavy woods around the town/fort. This course was more of a close range combat, so the ref crono checks everyones gun before they participate in it. So bring your tools on this course. Bunkers, piles of wood and some plastic and wood boards as cover around on town/fort. Our team flanks and we never went in the middle like all the speedballers did. So can't tell you much about the town/fort besides it being very close range combat.
The last course was called the ravine. Lots of nature wood cover. On this course, each team started on their own down hill side. At the buttom there was a creek with a bunch house structures. Each side of the hill had plastic and wood boards. This course is a camp fest so expect to shoot a lot. The sides are a little easier to move, but once you reach the middle, its a camp fest. Play smart and DON'T RUN downhill. The sides are almost 35-45 degree slopes, so don't run down hill at top speeds like this one speedballer did. You can get hurt, which the speedballer did and was his own fault. The best strategy is work around the sides on this course because the middle is very open unless you run fast enough to the middle structures.
Staff- There was nothing to complain about the staff, besides the ref being picky on the rules. The ladies behind the counter at the pro shop seemed friendly to me, so nothing to complain about. The owner (Rob, Ron or Bob, never ask his name, just saw it on the back of his jersy)came over and chit-chatted with us right before we left was really friendly. Never really had time to chat with the refs, so no comment on them. The staff and refs kept good communication between them all through radios. The day we went, two people got injured and the refs called in to the pro shop, less then 3 mins a truck would show up to pick up the injured player.
Conclusion- I had a really fun time but was a little disappointed about the courses. In my opinion, two of the three courses were a camp fest. Its a really nice place to play, just kinda of out of the way for my friends and I. If you live near or within 50 miles of the sacramento area, by all means, I recommand you to go. Just bring a lot of water and a tent. Good staff and good entry price. No comment on rental packages and field paint, didnt use any.
Last edited on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 5:56 pm PST