I dont want to sound like I am beating a dead horse here but I would like to post my opinions of the party referred to by "Jaba45". I believe that since I was present at this particular party and since I am the youth leader that booked this party, I may be able to shed a better light on what went on.
First and foremost, I would like to thank you for going above and beyond your normal protocol to accommodate our youth group. Our party went from midnight until 3am and I realize that it was a challenge to have staff there to take care of us. This is the third youth party we have booked with Hot Shots and each time you have been more than generous with your pricing and accommodations.
Each of the close to 20 kids that participated in playing paintball at Hot Shots expressed to me personally how much of a blast they had and how much they are ready to do it again!
Addressing the comments from "Jaba45"; the refs did, in my opinion, an excellent job keeping the players safe and keeping the games fair. I attribute the fact that no one was hurt to the diligence of our refs that night. As far as the ref being asleep, that is just ridicules. Perhaps "Japa45" ment that the ref may not have been paying attention to the exchange that he was taking part in.
As for the ref not calling the other person out; I was involved in a similar battle with an opposite team member and I was hit several times, however, the paint balls did not break. I was also hit with paint spatter as the paintballs hit the barrier I was hiding behind. None of these, however, makes you "out." You have to be hit with a paintball that breaks on you. The ref said I was still "alive" because the paintballs did not break.
This may have been the situation that "Japa45" was referring to if not a similar one. As I stated earlier, we have done several parties with Hot Shots and will continue to do so. We have had nothing but commendable service and we will continue to refer others to Hot Shots! Thanks for your help in making a fun, safe time with our kids!