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HeVeMetL Monday, March 30th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years
Last There: March 22nd, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
CPX- Best fields by far, but the most expensive, have to buy their field paint(Lame) and no outside food(Lame)
Directions
to the Field:
Website has easy to follow directions
Review: Overall I'd have to say 5.0 out of 10

Fox will not impress you, but it is very affordable. My friend got discount passes from Sam's club for $20 which includes 10 free admissions if you buy 1,000 paintballs. How awesome is that, paintball all day and only spend $25 can't beat that.

The fields: The fields are mostly not kept up, some of the cover is downright silly like old pallets or picket fences that have gaping holes past times you are playing in above knee high grass.
- My favorite has to be the "hill" which is a giant hill with teams starting at the top and bottom. Complete d-day mayhem, played once with over 200 people quite insane.
-Other woodsball courses?-Meh lack of cover, muddy as all hell because its right on the banks of the fox river, overall muddy terrain.

The ref's: Or lack there of. Last time I went it was by far the worst. For half the day there was only one ref to handle about 200 players at a time. No way could he see everything and people get really frustrated when players aren't being checked. I have been playing for 5+ years and always follow the rules and the ref had the nerve to yell at me for apparently shooting a player less than 10 ft away. NO WAY was I even 30' away, wish I had a tape measure to bust out and show him, maybe he was used to meters I have no idea. Then he had the nerve to tell me to ask me to watch a "safety" video so I knew what 10 feet was. Halfway through the day fox added what looked like 14 yr olds to help ref the rest of the open games. This was ok accept they did not move nor did I see them call anyone out. So don't accept any "officiating of the year" awards at fox.

Other than the above listed complaints the place is actually really reasonable and the fact that you go to your car when the round is over is awesome, just lock all your gear in your car when your playing and you have nothing to worry about. Also you can bring a cooler and a grill and your set for the day.

Last edited on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 at 6:27 am PST
 

Review Comments
Wallify Monday, April 27th, 2009 | 11:43 am PST
First off I would like to say that I am sorry you had a bad day out.

I apologise if the fields were not up to par on the day you came out. We had a few destructive floods this past fall/winter and the major repair work typically doesn't begin until March -ish. We still have a few fields to fix up at this point, but the vast majority of the fields are back in good shape. As for the mud... Well its spring, snow melts, it rains and it takes a while for all that moisture to leave the ground so mud it going to happen. Its paintball in the spring, its going to be muddy everywhere you go. Best I can do is suggest bringing a change of clothes and some Bounty.

The reffing problem I am having a hard time believing. We schedule AT LEAST 2 reffs for open game every day rain snow or sun. I highly doubt there was only 1 reff. Bad reffing? It happens, and it happens everywhere. We try our best to get the best reffs we can. If you happen to get a bad one, please go into the sales building and let the manager know. They have no way of correcting the problem if they don't know there is one.

-Wallify
   

HeVeMetL Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | 9:06 am PST
Thanks for getting back to me. I like fox don't get me wrong, but I am in no way exaggerating the circumstances that day. I actually felt bad for the guy that he had to ref the first half of the day by himself. I wouldn't even call it bad reffing just too much for one person to handle. And yes if this does happen the next time I go, I will go to the sales office.

I appreciate you guys keeping fox the most affordable and funnest paintball place in the area. Hope you guys stay that way.

-Dave
   

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