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GODSPEED7 Saturday, October 18th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 18th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Other Fields
in the Area:
'Homemade' game in the woods near you.
Directions
to the Field:
Right behind Guzzo Cinema
Review: Well, it was my first time organizing a game at an actual Paintball place, so this review will be absolutely un-biased.

There are quite a few points I'd like to point out, the most important being The Field itself, right?

Well it's pretty small. But on the other hand, if you're like me and it's your first time going to a real field, well it isn't such a bad place, the 'smallness' contributes to an easy start. For a more experienced player, unfortunately, I believe you could quickly get 'tired' of it.

Objects in the field are all inflatable, so no getting hurt, and they can be moved, or you can squeeze through them... kinda fun actually.

The floor is made of some sort of matting, so you can slide, fall, crawl.. without sand! So for those scared of sand, well this place doesn't have any! The floor, unfortunately, was not very clean when I went.. it was pretty much full of balls or spots everywhere, so let's forget crawling around... unless you want to end up looking like a Glad bag! You'd expect them to have it cleaned more, seeing has how all the equipment is inflatable and the ground only mat... it's no biggie though, that won't stop you from having fun!

Second, I'd like to cover The Staff.

Some were very nice, some were just... well they were 'just'. Nor overly good, nor overly bad. No one goes to paintball FOR the staff, although Paintball being an expensive sport, we might be inclined to think the staff would be slightly on the 'nicer'. But really I have no big complaints.

Now, let's talk about The Prices & Equipment.

Never have I seen such a cheap place to play... 25$ to play, 20$ if you have your equipment. 100$ for 1000 balls.. 175$ for 2000 balls. Really cheap! Although it goes hand in hand with the size and 'quality' of the terrain.

As for the equipment, well as of most places it's pretty standard.. Tippmann 98's, mask and Co2... You have to pay extra if you want a disposable suit (5$). The bad thing is that the day we went they didn't have suits!! Yes you heard... NO SUITS! They told me when I went to make a reservation, so I and the people I organized knew, but there were a few there who didn't even know and they played only with t-shirts! So if you go, make sure you call and ask if they have suits available, and if possible, request to have one reserved or something.. or prepare your own.
The equipment isn't all that clean and all, but it's ok really when you consider how much you're paying right? I had my own though, so I was happy.

The Extras:
I met a few VERY nice players who played with us, but to be honest, my opinion for their Pro-Shop team is very very low. A few of them are nice, while a few others just look like a bunch of snobs because they had better guns than anyone who had a rental. Plus, for most of us it was our first time actually playing paintball as a whole... and these guys were going all out full automatic on us.. after a few rounds we got pretty tired of that and decided to play only amongst our own group [with other non-member players joining us.. because we weren't there to show off, but to have fun!]. It did NOT ruin my day in any way, but ANY ideas I had of having a membership at this place is TOTALLY OUT OF THE QUESTION! I do not wish to play with a bunch of guys who think they are superior to first time players with rental guns.. Some of them we're acting like total jerks actually. So I was discontent of that. I will not let that event bias my review of this place in any way though, as I realize, others might have a better experience.

So... all this said, let's sum it up into a few words:

PROS:
- Cheap Cost
- Good for beginners
- No sand
- Safe inflatable Objects
- Very easy access, close to cinema, restaurants, etc..
- Nice Pro-Shop

CONS:
- Very low replayability
- No interest for experienced players
- Equipment looked a little too used/old/dirty to my taste
- Field is too small

I'd give it 6.5/10 - Although my first experience at a real Pb place was great, I'm trying to be honest about what I think of the place, to help others make a choice, and not MY experience/fun playing.
 

Review Comments
Montalban Sunday, December 21st, 2008 | 6:03 pm PST
Thanks for the review. I live close by and was tempted to give them a second try. By your description, they renovated the field again (for the better) since my review last year.
   

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