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leibstandarte Sunday, April 19th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
2 years
Last There: April 18th, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Review: Group of 10 youths and adults. Inexperienced players. We brought our own guns. Tippmans and Spyders. Cloudy mild day with a light rain occasionally. The fields are all forest except for Tombstone.

SAFETY: Masks were required whenever you were on the field until the game was over then you could lift them for a breather. Barrell condoms or plugs were to be in place whenever you were not playing. The staff were watching and asked you to put them on.

FIELDS: 5 oudoor fields (Firebase Bonnie,Tombstone, The Alamo, Bull run, Gold mine We played Firebase Bonnie, Tombstone, The Alamo.
GOOD POINTS:
-there is a lot of cover to be found man made or naturally occurring.
-Firebase Bonnie very exciting challenge. (Even our group of inexperienced players were able to hold off a large,more experienced group of a players.(they won eventually)
-The Alamo is very difficult to attack.
-Tombstone faster games making it very exciting moving amongst the buildings.

BAD POINTS: the geography of the area is Canadian Shield and very rocky in parts(The Alamo) (this might be a good point for some "realistic conditions." You have to be careful whe you are moving slow or fast. Watch your footing. ( All the buildings and bunkers require some minor maintenance ie. loose boards. The rental guns need tlc. The masks range from good to bad. The older equipment needs tlc . They did have not any shirts or armbands (they might have them) to distinguish teams when we joined other group and mixed the teams for play balance. (This was not an issue when we played with our own group)

RULES: The refs enforced the rules and were watching closely. 10/10

PROSHOP: Needs a clean up and reno.

STAFF: Very helpful and polite. Showed alot of enthusiam 10/10. If the teams were mismatched they mixed things up. They suggested different scenarios/ games to create different challenges. They gave suggestions and tips to the younger players.

REFS: Very involved in the games. They seemed to be right there checking for paint hits. They were running and moving amongst the action. They were hit several times with no complaints while they were checking people. 10/10

PLAYERS: We played several matches with a larger group of very experienced players. They were very accomodating playing with us several times but generally speaking the games were pretty lopsided. (There were several who took themselves or the game too seriously, just like hockey etc.)

FACILITIES: With more investment in the fields I think this could be a very good place. There is a lot of potential here. They seem to have a large piece of property. bathrooms have a separate entrance from the restaurant for the paintballers.

FOOD: There is an on site restaurant for traditional sit down meals. The paint ball shop offers hotdogs and cool beverages. ( I bring my own stuff and tailgate it.)

Overall: We enjoyed ourselves- paintball is fun exercise and challenging. The staff on our day were very good.

I have not played any other field so I cannot compare it.

Prices: Overall I think overall for a day of exercise and fun - its cheap. Compared to taking the kids to an amusment park or the movies. The adults can have fun too.

Ignore the field rating I posted (it was required for the post.
 

Review Comments
sledgehammer Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 | 5:36 pm PST
i was there last fall on there walk on day sunday, i was pleased with the place , but kinda sad to see that it has kinda gotten a bit run down to say the least because before that i played there with my team aprox 3 years earlier and it was awsome, i was with my girlfriend and she had a blast, but this was her first time playin. They now no longer have 98c at all to my understanding, and why they chose piranas or spyders i will never know, garbage. i have my own gear thank god... Oh yaa one more thing and this blew me away field speed 250. blaaahhh
   

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