The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
October 26th, 2008
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Conquest-much better R.I.P.
Field of Fire
I will list my experience, if anyone else agrees or disagrees we can discuss it.
I went there last Sunday with a group of friends. I understand how a field operates and its demands, issues etc. Having said that, I had a very disappointing day at this field and here are the reasons why.
1) It was taking WAY too long to start games. For the majority of the day, we waited no less than 30 minutes before refs even began calling games. To make it simple, in 6 hours there, we played 7 sets of games. We played so few, I even remember the order we played. We would even get on the refs about starting the games, and they would say "open class walkons in 10 minutes" and then disappear for 20-plus minutes.
2) Charging $80 for paint is borderline criminal. I understand markups, overhead and all that stuff. I could even understand (reluctantly) charging $80 for $60 Evil or something like that. But charging 80 bucks for cheap "seconds" is ridiculous. There must be no fields or paintball shops anywhere near here or there must be some rule about not using outside paint for rental guns because I see no reason for people to buy the field paint.
3) The refs have no control of the field. Aside from lagging game times, (except for 1 ref), we could have just gone out by ourselves and had the same experience. There was no presence at all, which along with the wait for games, lead to pretty much a sense of apathy toward the staff in general. This leads to a lot of problems like arguing, overshooting and fighting.
4) Field maintenance was a little shoddy. This may just be a personal thing so there isn't that much to say. The hyperball tubes on the hyperball field and the dunes fields should at least get a once over. Again, not that much of a biggie.
I'm hoping that this experience was just unique to this day. If I go back to the new field, we'll see if the problem was bad luck or a more chronic one. Until then 4/10.
Last edited on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 11:01 am PST
Dispute: Well..... it may be this player could have been talking about a different paintball park other than Paintball USA because I disagree with all of it! First of all, Paintball USA "outgrew" the Agua Dulce site and moved 10 minutes closer to Los Angeles. The 10 playing fields are larger and awesome. The staff have always been friendly, understands how to ref the games, the owner keeps the games turned around frequently and being able to play (7 ) 20-30 minute games in one visit to Paintball USA is nothing to complain about. The hot dog guy that used to be at PBUSA got his own paintball park, now we offer pizza from 2 local restaurants. Outside of that, not to much else to complain about.
I believe this posting should've been challenge by other than a staff member of said paintball field (See: "The hot dog guy that used to be at PBUSA got his own paintball park, now we offer pizza from 2 local restaurants."). So far, I am going with the original posting unless somebody else has anything to add to this posting.
Of course this guy disagrees. The funny thing his, when he "outgrew" his old field, he moved across the road and has a whopping 3 FIELDS at the new place. He does not have 10. There is another park above his and he counts their fields as his own to make his park look better.
And please, any baller, please tell me how playing "(7) 20-30 minute games in one visit to Paintball USA is nothing to complain about"? Wow, 7 whole games?!?!? Cocaine is a helluva drug...lol