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Bobby Hated Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
6 months
Last There: March 21st, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Warped, Urban Quest, SC Village, Hollywood Sports Park, etc.
Directions
to the Field:
easy to find
Review: this field was recently taken over by Giant Paintball (owners of Giant, SC Village, Hollywood Sports Park) and sadly it seems to be going downhill fast. the previous owners ran a great field and employed some of the best refs at any field who put the H in hustle, checking hits and turning games around in 10 minutes or less. they also used to serve a great lunch of bbq burgers and hot dogs and cold drinks.

unfortunately alot has changed with the new ownership. through the grapevine i heard the cut all the existing refs pay and many of them left (which i can verify there were a number of refs i recognized from Giant's other fields, and almost none i recognized from CPP). i also heard they got all their rental equipment stolen the second week out. i guess thats what you get for screwing over the staff you inherited with the field. of course that might be good if they buy new rental equipment, but more likely they will import rental equipment from their other fields, none of which works at all. which is why i never would take a newbie friend to any of their fields. having your friends marker fail all day and goggles fog up all game makes for a freind who never wants to come back.

Drive and parking: partly paved road to a dirt parking lot. if your car is not an SUV you may scrape some on the way down the road. especially in the wash.

Price: varies by promotions $20-$30 a day for walk on plus air. house paint isnt outrageous but many of the rental markers are worthless.

Amenities: sparse at best. dirty porto pottie. shaded bench areas. no food. no running water.

Air: one of the biggest problems with the new owners is they cant seem to get their HPA to fill right. youre lucky to get 3000 on the 4500 hose and you will prolly get less by the end of the day, if it doesnt completely break down and stop working. i cant believe they didnt solve that problem after the first week. i dont know if i'll go back after getting such poor fills 3 weekends in a row with the new owners.

Chrono: they chrono everyone before the first game, but anyone can turn their gun back up and any latecomers never get chrono'd. i've never seen a random chrono check and guaranteed people are shooting hot. no one seems to care.

Fields: CPP does have a decent assortment of fields, which is the only reason i would think of coming back. they have 3 big fields, 2 smaller ones, and supposedly are going to make more, including an airball field. no woodsball which i would like to see. the existing fileds are spindles and tires and man made board buildings.

Players: almost no teams ever come here, which is a bad sign. lots of newbies and families and troublemaking youngsters in general, and a few (less since new owner took over) self-equipped weekend warriors. people on average are probably less decent than you'd find at other fields in the area. alot of former regulars are going to warped now instead.

Staff: to begin with they have 1 cashier to get people in, so some people end up standing in line for almost an hour before they can start. there is one guy that really gets an A for effort. his name is Josh. hes kind of a manager for the new owner and he tries his hardest to get the refs on the ball, but most refs are the same ones i hate from other Giant fields since most if not all the old refs and staff left after Giant took over. sad to see them go. the refs there recently take forever to turn games around (ive sat next to a field waiting for the game to start after it was called for over half an hour) and checking hits during a game is like kryptonite to them. youre lucky to get 6 games in from 10am to 4pm. at least when they call lunch you have about an hour to drive somewhere and get lunch, sit down and eat it, and drive back before a game starts. i rather play continuously all day myself.

i generously give a rating of 4/10 in the hope that they will manage to turn it back around and bring CPP at least to where it used to be. they should contact all the old staff and get them back for whatever they used to be paid, make sure their HPA works all day, and buy a propane grill and bbq up some cheeseburgers.
 

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