IF Paintball - Maximum's fields and set-up already matches IF, with the potential to really blow IF away. IF's scenario field is a nice set-up but is limited by it's size and location. I'm not really into inflatable speedball fields so I can't say who's is better but Maximum's is bigger than
Directions to the Field:
Fresno Regional Sports Park (In the very back)
1707 W. Jensen Ave. Fresno, Ca. 93706
Cross streets are Jensen and West
$3.00 (Fresno residents) $5.00 (non Fresno residents) to get into park
Maximum's field is set up on a pretty large lot. Currently the have two speedball fields set-up. One is inflatables and the other is haybales. Both of the fields are fully netted. I've played a majority of my games on the haybales and that particular field was designed quite nicely with a snake set up on one side and bunkers stratigically placed throughout the field. It's really large and we've played games as big as 12 on 12. Speaking with the owner, his plans are to make one more speedball field and a large scenario field that would take up roughly two acres. My rating for their current field set-up is a 9.
The entrance fee is currently $10 until they have all four fields up and running, when it will jump to $15. Gun rental packages run $10, which includes gun, mask and all day air. Co2 is $5 for all day refills and air is $7 for all day refills. They have a temporary pro-shop up and running. They are selling paint and, limited parts (o-rings and etc.) and refreshments. They are also willing to help work on your gun if you are having issues. Their customer service is good and they always welcome you upon entrance. The field opens at 9:00 a.m. and games begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They close at 4:00 p.m.
Safety is a priority for the employees. The refs, in between games, are always milling about making sure everyone is following the rules and not doing anything to endanger anyone at the field. Everyone has a chrono test run before the first game and they randomly check people thoughout the day. 300 fps is the limit. You must have a barrel bag on your gun at all times when not in the field. Your mask must be on at all times when on the field. During gameplay, the ref's are on top of the action at all time and correct violations asap.
The players that I have encountered at the field have varied quite a bit from the first time player to the hardcore veterans. With that being said, everyone mixes and matches quite nicely and I haven't seen anyone lose their cool during or after a game. The ref's handle any minor disputes quickly.
Overall, in my limited paintball experience, this field has been the best place I have played, by far. If they live out their planned expansion, this field could be on the best around.