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gary12445 Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 18th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
none in the area, (out of towner from New England)
Review: Pros

This establishment has the best fields I've ever seen hands down. It is really an amazing display of excellent paintball field investment with plenty of well constructed bunkers, lots of creative carpentry and the layout is great. I love the World War 2 field with the tanks carved out of wood. I have never been to a paintball park with so many good fields.

Also, safety seems really well under control at this field.

Cons

This place drew a huge crowd of walk-ons the day that I went and I was very impressed with the turnout but I couldn't believe that they do not keep the rental gun players and noobs separate from the more experienced players with upgrades. It was just a hodge podge of about 40 on 40, all different skill levels. Why not break it up so the noobs don't get trounced and experienced can actually bunker someone without getting booted from the game? It seems like a no brainer, but my guess is they don't want to pay for the extra on site ref or 2 for this to happen. What's with that 10 feet mandatory surrender rule? It seems ludicrous. Just keep the electros away from the rentals and all will be happy. I mean once you gut more than 30 on 30 you really should break the walk-ons up.

At one point, the manager walked away from his loud speaker to announce to everyone that they should not plan to come around noon since they will have to sit for a while due to mandatory lunch. Are they kidding? Does he not know that some people travel over and hour to get there and 9:00 am arrival just doesn't work? Why not just keep the games rolling and let people sit out a game or two of their own choosing to eat?

Also not a fan of the rec grade DXS paint. The bore is way too small, they shoot terribly compared to RPS stinger (about the same price) and the field paint price of $70 is highway robbery. Hey, I know you guys need to make money, and paint is the way to do it, but $70 a case? That's high compared to many other fields.

In conclusion, I would say that this place has the potential to be one of the best fields in the country, but the management decisions are hindering it. Don't get me wrong. If you haven't been there, this place is worth the drive and definitely a field that is worth going to for the field bunker eye candy alone. I'd give it a 7, but a 10 would be easy for this field to get if they made some changes.
 

Review Comments
TheUnkown Thursday, November 20th, 2008 | 5:04 pm PST
the reason for the break is that the refs need to eat and catch a quick break. And 70 dollars a case is cheap for a scenario field. Champion and other indoors can charge a lot less bc they have a lot less maintenance and also have a lot less refs to pay for.
   

Soul06 Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | 8:07 am PST
I don't know of any fields that separate novice and experienced rec players. Honestly doesn't make sense to me.
How exactly would you even regulate that? What level of experience would determine where someone should play? You have players that are new that are still very good and players very experienced that absolutely suck.
   

gary12445 Friday, December 19th, 2008 | 4:45 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Soul06
I don't know of any fields that separate novice and experienced rec players. Honestly doesn't make sense to me.
How exactly would you even regulate that? What level of experience would determine where someone should play? You have players that are new that are still very good and players very experienced that absolutely suck.


I see it done at fields all the time. All they do is put rental guns in one group and upgrade guns (owned by pb players) in the other group. It will never be perfect, but it's better than mixing everyone together.
   

Soul06 Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 | 3:11 am PST
But the latter half of the question remains the same...
What level of experience would determine where someone should play? You have players that are new that are still very good and players very experienced that absolutely suck.
And owning your own equipment doesn't mean that you are a good player. And I know many people that are better then average that only use rentals. They like paintball but not enough to go out and buy a marker.
Last edited on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 at 3:12 am PST
   

Vertigo_07 Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 | 11:05 am PST
Great review man. I might look this place up sometime.

   

Iseeall Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | 6:06 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Vertigo_07
Great review man. I might look this place up sometime.


WE WOULD BE GLAD TO HAVE YOU COME BY.
   

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