The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
July 25th, 2009
Other Fields in the Area:
YGP- Good field overall, needs some new courses but its getting better 8/10
Quest for Adventure- In need of some upgrades for sure, pretty run down and sad on the service end of things. 5/10
PAG Outdoor- Good field but needs some different courses, mostly just bush and more bush. 6/10
This is an excellent and very professional field which i really enjoyed playing at. The refs were good, they suggested fields for the walk ons, enforced the safety rules, and payed alot more attention to the games, ie checking hits on players etc then you would find at any other field and it made for a very enjoyable time. The fields were from the ones we played in very good condition and far more interesting and well layed then you will find at pretty much any field. The pro shop was nice and clean with a reasonable amount of the usual mods, guns etc, but the service at xcalibre is top notch, i have seldom seen this level of service at any place much less a paintball field i applaud everyone that makes this place so excellent.
Chronoing- When we had all signed in we were rdy to chrono we were taken to their target range to chrono our guns, which was done by a ref with a hand held chrono....
This isnt the end of the world but some nice big reds layed out on a table where you could take your time to set your marker up nice so you were shooting just under the safe limit would be alot nicer then rushing through while a ref is holding a dorky hand held under your gun. From my understanding they do have big reds set up but only at the speedball area and for us none speedballers, it feels a bit awkward and unproffesional for an otherwise amazing course.
Paint prices!!! $100 for their lowest grade box of paint (RPS Stinger) up to $120 for Marbs, my god that is insane anywhere else you could get a box of low grade for $70-$80's, i know they have to make money but i find that a bit hard to swallow.
I am being a bit picky i know but the only reason i am is in the hopes that these guys can fix a few issues with an otherwise stellar field, that every other field should strive to be like. Its not perfect but its pretty damn close :)
Dispute: First of all Paint starts at 90 a case. If you become a memeber paint starts at 50 case. As far as chronoing goes they did have a big red on set up, but they had problems with renters shooting the chrono. All the refs carry hand helds now.
Sorry, it is $90 for there cheapest paint, still way over priced from anywhere else. The Member thing is ok and would be fine if the place wasnt in the middle of nowhere. As for the chronoing, honestly ive seen big reds shot by dumb renters many time with no ill effects, hardly a reason to make everyone chrono on silly handhelds.
never had much problem myself with the handhelds, their red chrono is used at events for sure and handheld to confirm, but for renters, the crono is normally set already, so they can confirm, and if your bringing your own gear, they mainly want to make sure you not one of those asshats that clock up high and are shooting 300+ they aim for a 280-290 range... which in my opinion is a good idea to do.
I like the membership idea but for a place that is as remote as this, where alot of the people that play there have to come for a long ways away and may only make it there once or twice a year i just sucks to get hosed on paint. I think alot more people would look at making the drive if their price were a bit more reasonable, especially since alot of people are making a long drive already to get there.
Lol that very well maybe, the memberships is a nice idea for local players but it basicly punishes, anyone that wants to try them out or maybe doesnt live closes enough to warrant driving out there 4 times a year. My review was like 3 years ago im sure they have made a change or to, hopeing to make it back there for their big game.
Last edited on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 6:44 pm PST