The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
February 7th, 2009
Other Fields in the Area:
Coastal-absolute waste of time, no one is ever there
Southwest-havent been there yet, but i have heard nothin but good things about it
Directions to the Field:
About 3 miles down from walmart on the left
I have played at this field many times now and have had nothing but an awesome time but when i started going this year, they are now under new management, and the new owner has a pretty dumb policy (im pretty sure that they dont do this at other fields so i hope i dont look like a newbie) they wont fix, or even look at your guns on weekends. And of course, my 98 staeted spewing chopped paint and i took it to them and they refused to look at it, after i had spent 300 dollars there. The fields are alright the speedball field looks the same every time i go, and there are less and less people there each time i go.paint and air i think is pretty standard price, decent selection of markers and accessories. But the thrilling experience isnt what it used to be. I strongly reccomend driving the extra like 5 or 6 miles to try out southwest. If u see me at either of these fields, im the guy with a camo98 and ghillie suit
Dispute: Yeah man, you made yourself look like a newbie! I was there, and they gave you the tools to fix it yourself. They helped me check in so I could go play, while you were trying to do it in your Ghille Suit. I play there all the time, when I am not deployed and love it. The staff tells you if they do not know about something and there are a couple of guys there that know just about everything about paintball. If they are not slammed I have always seen them help people out. The old owners were cool, but let it get run down. These guys are trying to fix it up. So they got my support. I have been to a lot of places that just want my money, especially being military these guys at least treat me normal. Go there and make up your own mind!!
Dispute: I remember this too. It seems as they were trying to help you as much as they could, considering the amount of people that was there shooting at the range. I am an avid paintballer and I believe you might have been a little harsh on your review. The field does have a policy of only working on markers during the week but that is only under the reasoning of been able to dedicate complete and undivided attention to your marker.
During the weekends, they run not only the paintball field, they also have the shooting range, the gun repair shop and the airsoft range open. The new owner wants to provide customer service at its best so he provides an airsmith in the premises 5 days a week/8 hours a day in order to take care of your needs. Even then, they were trying to help you out while taking care of the other customers.
Troubleshooting and understanding your marker is something that as a paintball player, we should be very knowlegeable at. After all, it is our responsibility to know and understand the gear we own.
As a suggestion, I think you might want to check the troubleshooting section at www.tippmann.com. In the site you will notice that when you are breaking paintballs you should check the following:
Quality of your paintballs - Paintball quality will differ with the weather, it does not matter how great the paintballs are, if you have cool weather and you are shooting summer paint, it will break. If it is summer and you are shooting winter paint, it will bounce off without breaking.
Bad or dirty barrel - Make sure the barrel is clean and it does not have any burrs. Dirt and debris may cause the balls to break.
Bad or worn out ball latch - A bad ball latch can allow more than one ball at a time to fire, pushing the balls against each other as they are fired and causing them to break. If this happens, the latch should be replaced.
Velocity set too high - This is the culprit of so many balls breaking. If the velocity is set too high, then it may push too hard on the paintball, causing damage.
Ball latch in backwards - If the ball latch is in backwards, this will put a strain on the paintballs, forcing them to break.
Those are the things to check first and they should be the responsibility of the player. I hope this shed some clarification as to why I am disputing your post. The new owners at that field are really trying hard to make it a A+ field. I have een a customer of that field for four years now and I tell you, things are better now than they used to be. Understand that they were helping you work on your marker for FREE!!!!! and learn to appreciate that.
Imagine if I went to the mechanic and purchased some motor oil, wiper blades or some other items. Out of the blue, I asked the mechanic to drop what he was doing and check my vehicle cause is making a weird noise. I have no appointment set up and I expect the work done now because I just bought some simple items from him. Things would have panned out totally different and yours is pretty much the same scenario. From what I observed, those guys really tried to help you and you are been very unfair in your review.
Sometimes quality sevice is worth waiting for, especially when is provided to you for FREE.
Last edited on Saturday, February 14th, 2009 at 5:37 pm PST
my apolgies guys youre right, i was just uber pissed cuz i didnt know what was wrong...I went back to the field and there were actually plenty of people there. I was wrong in writing this review after having a bad person experience. DISREGARD THIS REVIEW! p.s. is there anyway i can delete the review and write a new one