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dsrtneck Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: August 23rd, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
none yet, but i will not return to this field
Review: The field itself was very well laid out lots of cover and bunkers to use depending on your preferance, it was quite a good size field. The only problem was that they have a pro speedball team they sponsor and pretty much allow them to do what ever they want legal or otherwise. there was another player at the field today using the same paint I was but for some reason when he shot his they wouldnt break but mine wouldnt make it past the first twig, and his paint was cold to the touch when i picked it up after it bounced off of me (the weather was in the high 80s with high humidity), a couple of the reffs claim that from the distance he was shooting from they dont always break but they leave welts. when i brought these issues to the attention of the field manager i was asked to leave, i got quite a bit mad and told them i was leaving anyway so they banned me, thats fine the drive was a bit farther than i would like anyway. the field will let there team and friends do what ever they want but if you complain be expected to be asked to leave or banned, im not bashing this field i am just statting facts as to what happened on my first and last visit to this field and store.
 

Review Comments
Mike-BossPB Sunday, August 24th, 2008 | 8:45 am PST
I am the Field Manager at Boss Paintball, I would like to post a response to this review.
1st - Our speedball team is not actually professional, the others who were staging with them were two fathers, and a friend of the family. If a scenario team came out to play at the scenario game you attended yesterday, we would have allowed them to play on the same side as well. Sponsored teams at our field are under more scrutiny than walkon players, and teams that travel to our field because they display Boss Paintball as a sponsor, and represent the field and store. They are chronographed more frequently and are ROF checked more than the average walk on player.

2nd - The individual's paint you refer to was Marballizer, I would like to stress that he bought his paint at the field the same day you did and roughly a little later than you had. The paint had been sitting in the trailer for over 3 hours at this point. While we have a refrigerator at the field, it is far too small to fit a case of paint in, especially since it is full of drinks for our customers. Furthermore, there was no access to a freezer at the field, and not enough time to freeze the paint anyway. (For that matter, you can't actually freeze a paintball solid, if you did manage to somehow get it to that temperature a paintball marker wouldn't fire it, the ball would simply break in the gun). You complained that his paint was frozen, his immediate response was to hold the bag of paint out to you for you to examine yourself. You refused. I checked it on your behalf, and broke 5 of his paintballs on the spool and ground around you. You claimed he was shooting you from 100 meters away....you do know this is over 300 feet right?
High humidity causes paintball shells to soften, thus making them less likely to break. I tried to explain this to you, and you refused to listen to me. Bounces hurt more than breaks because you absorb all the energy of the paintball in one focal point, instead of the energy dissipating over a larger area because of the paintball breaking on you. I am sorry that you were feeling that this was unfair, or that you were the victim of a malicious player, but this was simply not the case.
3rd - I did not tell you to leave the field because you were arguing with me, believe me in my position I am used to it! I ejected you from the field because you were getting into an argument with another customer, who is also a member of our scenario team. He was asking you to tone it down because there were small children in the safety compound, and your language was frankly out of control. I asked you to leave because I do not tolerate ANYONE regardless of their standing with our field talking to another customer in that way. Simple as that.
I should also add that the individual you were trying to essentially pick a fight with is a US Marine who has served two tours in Iraq. It is extremely disrespectful to talk to anyone this way, even more so in this case.
   

Bigjoe11 Friday, June 10th, 2011 | 7:04 pm PST
Paintballs get cold when shot because CO2 makes is cold when you shoot it, if you are using co2. You would know if they were actually frozen. Marbilizers don't break easily anyway, happens to me all the time.
   

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