You will have 2 types of experiences. If you come from 10am to around 3pm, you will have a fun time with mostly newbies or non professional people.
If you come after 2:30 you will probably run into professionals and they will kick you *** over and over again. Maybe...
The refs are very nice. You may get a more quiet ref or you may get a more chilled ref, but they always put safety first. You have 3 chances. You get kicked out for a day depending on what you did. No exceptions. (Unless you peg the guy in the back 20 seconds after the game is over, then you get kicked out for a year, lol)
The rentals there are normal Proto masks. They are clean and not scratched up bad. Replaced every 3 months. Rentals guns are the Tippman 98 custom, BT-4 Combat, and SP-1. But I've never seen the SP-1 as they claimed they had.
***EDIT***: It costs $25 for the SP-1 rental, it is full auto, 3 burst and semi-auto.
$15 for the rentals gun, mask, free refills and admission. $15 for 100 paintballs or $45 for 500. $160 for 2000. Same prices for every field in the lower mainland. The paint is made out of olive oil and paint, it is completely washable. It's also not really cheap, it won't break from dropping it on the ground, chopping in your gun is also rare. You aren't allowed to bring your own paint. Even the pro's need to buy their own paint, so there is no newbie descrimination here.
Water and pop for $2.
The three fields they have are balanced nicely.
City is a smaller field with lots of boards, tires that make a snake, a big building, two bases at each end, and a random boat plopped near the middle you can hide in. (Killzone in there)
The Moundz is a field with tall grass and pathways going everywhere. It's also a smaller field. I have only gone straight up the middle and to the side closer to the exit, but the other side looks like it has lower grass and is generally used by the guy with the double trigger who blazes through and shoots everyone. Most people think the field sucks. It only sucks when you lose, and also if you're short. I'll put it this way. Think you're fighting the Japanese in high grass. When you poke your head up you will get shot. Random attacks will pop out at any corner, and shooting blindly through the grass may get you a kill. Your only safety is stealth or crawling face down in the dirt.
The final rec field is Forest. It's a big forest (Duh). There are logs and weird formations of wood or roots in the gut of the field. In the middle, there is one big green house. (Don't go in there) On either side there is a green and blue base. On sides are flanking routes. One is dense bush and grass that you can crouch or crawl through.You can kill the entire team from taking this route, as it almost goes to their 20 yard line. If you aren't in shape or you are really tall, your quads will kill you. The other side is a small muddy path. There is a lot of cover, but it is low, you will need to get lower than a crouch to get safe.
There is an X ball field way way way way way back at the end of the road. It's like any basic one. Usually practices on the weekends.
Edit: You can bring YOUR OWN paint to the Speedball practices.
Last edited on Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at 9:25 pm PST