Alight well i showed up at around noon, went to the little house to sign in and pay. I brought my own paint that I had from my last outing from another field. I told the lady at the desk (didnt get her name) that I did not need air fee (running 12 grams) just byo paint fee and field fee. She informed me that it was bundled together so I would have to pay anyway. Kinda sucks that I'm getting charged for somthing that I don't need nor want.
I paid my $27 and was on my way down to the field.
Got down to the staging area, had to go down two flights of stairs and saw a bunch of tables and the little fill station and chrono station. Go to chrono my gun and it took a while because its a little dusty if you know what I mean. There were a abundance of refs i saw around 10 or so, which was good to see. Played a few games all the players seemed cool. There was a birthday party going on, they didnt want to play with anyone but their party. I played with about 8 other guys though.
Ryan the ref seemed really cool and was paint checking people like crazy, which was a major plus.
While I was chrono'in I was shooting high then low, then major low, one of the younger refs came over and asked what i was shooting at I told him its major low...220. He just said thats fine just go play. I was kinda shocked and just kept tunning till it got to 265-270 where I normally shoot at.
Another thing I didn't like is the field allowing full auto and ramping, I dont know if this is the standard now, but I wounldn't think it should be allowed for walk on play. Its one thing to be able to shoot fast another thing to just be able to hold the trigger down and blast.
pros-lots of refs, good big red chrono, fills both co2 and hpa, paint prices
cons-just a couple what seemed to be underexpirenced refs,ramping/fullauto, have to pay field and air fee regardless if you need it or not.
Overall a so-so field, I've just been once so I don't know if this weekend was just a lax weekend or what. I will probly go again but not a awesome field.
Last edited on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at 12:13 pm PST
I appreciate you coming out and playing and I hope to see you out again and meet you in person. I have not made it a point to dispute too many post because everyone is intitled to their own opinion.
I appreciate the props you did give us and I will try to reply on the things you said were bad.
1. Next time you are out, by all means say something to one of the owners and we will work something out for air discount if you are using 12 grams. I say 12 because we dont sell them on a regular basis nor can you refill them. So no sense in charging you for the air. Honestly though you are one of a VERY few in the past two years that have come out using 12 grams. Kind of happy to see that its still around.
2. As for my refs, the one that approached you in the chrono was probably meaning that you were good to play if you wanted and was just trying to get people on the field. Sorry if you felt shocked by how he said it. He didnt me anything by it. I had a chance to talk to him and he said he was sorry that maybe he chose his words wrong and would correct that from now on. Also we did have a couple new refs that weekend you were out so yes it probably did seem a little inexperienced on a few of them.
3. As for full auto and ramping. Ramping has become a way of the sport now as long as they stay under 15bps. Now I know there are a few out there that do use full auto but that is only allowed on our scenario day and those guys are vets to the scenario world and we stay on top of them about the bps.
By all means this goes out to all that read this. PLEASE if you have any issues with our field, come talk to one of the owners and we will do what we can to handle any situation you may have to the best of our ability. If we can not then you will here it from our mouths at that time. We are very friendly and nothing makes me more tore up then hearing there was an issue at the field that I could have fixed at that moment and wasnt able to and then we end up reading about it on here after the fact.
I will never flame anybody for their views but I will try my best from now on to address the issues that are brought up so that they may be corrected if need be because as of now this is the only way I seem to find out we had issues... lol.