The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
August 22nd, 2009
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Paintball Factory, Adrenalin, Splatters
I finally talked myself into going to this place. I will admit I do not like indoor fields. Anyway we get there and the first thing is we had to watch the safety video. This is no big deal because every good field I have been to has a safety briefing of some type. Usual things, no horse play, no throwing paint, no climbing under nets, always were a mask in the field area, 260 fps, etc...
We get geared up and chrono and go out to the fields, half the bunkers are at least half deflated. No problem there, it happens. We start playing. Over the next 5 hours several things happen...
1) Not one time while we are there does a ref do a chrono check. I have been playing over 6 years and know what it feels like to be hit. I also know that at 260 fps you do not get bruises, i left with several and a good size bump on my head, all from paintballs.
2) Not one time while there was ant field maintenance done. There was so much broken paint on the turf if was difficult to run at times. The longer the day went the more paint shot and the more that got broken from being stepped on instead of being cleared from the field. Also the bunkers were never blown back up. When we left several of the bunkers were so deflated they were just lying around in lumps.
3) At one point 2 of the refs were chasing each other around the field and throwing paint at each other. One took a running start and slid UNDER the net to keep from walking over the the entrance, and another ref walked into the playing area without a mask and proceeded to discuss what to order for lunch.
4) The last straw was when I confronted a player that was leaving pretty good marks on other players about shooting hot. He said "I just did awhile ago" and walked off. The ref standing there just walked away and did not think twice ab out it. The next game the player I questioned bonus balled me with 5 shots as I was walking through the exit. The 2 refs there just laughed. It was time to leave.
While we were packing up I was cleaning a marker with NO tank or hopper. I had a ref come over and grip about not have a barrel condom on. lol It was very obvious that none of our group was happy but the owner never even made an attempt to talk to us and see what was going on. I was very disappointed in his lack of concern.
Cost - About $80 per person with entry and 1 case of paint. Pretty high for my taste.
Field - Lousy maintenance and upkeep
Refs - Annoying, unprofessional, and definitely catering to their friends and local players. Thought it was strange that almost ever rule in the safety briefing was ignored and broken by the refs.
Owner - Seems friendly till he gets his money, then seems very uninterested.
Over all I would not recommend this field and will not return.
Dispute: One thing I can dispute right away is the attitude of the owner not being interested... I'm the owner, and on the day you were there, I was in Wisconsin - so we never met. And I'm always very interested in how people perceive our establishment, and how they are treated. So your other comments are listened to, and I believe we have made the steps to correct them all.
First off, we purchased an entire new bunker set, so there are no longer any problems with deflated bunkers.
We set up a field Ref supervisor, Kyle, who is a very good ref, and his entire job is to make sure the refs are doing their jobs.
We now chrono each person, every time they walk out for a game.
We set up another position - an individual that clears paintballs every 15 minutes from each side of the field, making sure things stay cleaner, and have better footing.
So I appreciate your comments, have moved to correct them, and if you would like to discuss any of this personally, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited on Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 9:03 am PST
Oh hey Mr. GatSplat owner guy, you should really make sure kyle stays there for the whole day =) One day he walked in for 10 minutes then left and didn't come back. My other thing i have to say about your dispute is that YES YOU STILL HAVE THAT DAMN CRONO PROBLEM. There were people bonus balling, and chronoing at 320 fps. Last i checked thats what? 80 over your hard limit, and ehh lets say 30 over your ref's limit. These refs need to grow some BRAINS.