Field of Fire - Better Refs, Worse fields
Paintball USA - good for hyperball - not for me
I have been going to CPP for about 6 or 8 weeks and I am on the fence as to whether I will again. The field is great as far as the look and feel. Interesting maps all over the place. Up until now I have really enjoyed this place.
Today the field didn't start play until 10 am, when it is supposed to start at 9 am. Not a good start. My real problem is that they played rec ball people against 2 teams of Pro's. They played them on the fire station Alpha map. You have 20 pro's with 300FPS guns shooting downhill on all of the walk on people. Sure, there were some good players with the walk on's but the rental kids didn't stand a chance. It is one thing to learn from your betters but this was not the case and completely uncool. It was like a live video game for the pro's amusement. The reason I say that is because they cheat. They wiped They used shields. Got coaching from the sidelines, etc. I shot one right in the mask, he ducked and like a miracle came back up without the paint!!! This was bad form on the part of the ref and the field. I know that the pro's pressured the ref to do it because he knows them and probably wanted to be on their good side. The better players on the walk on side were OK with the game until the cheating became obvious. Most of the players were pissed after the match and several packed it up and left.
Nice way to get new players involved in the sport. Nice role models those pro's were. There are no Pro's in this sport with out the cash and interest that the walk on's and amateurs provide.