I have played here many times and I think today will be my last time going back. I have liked the field for sometime but it has been going south in quality and i demand more even if i must pay more for that. I got there late (noon) ,no biggie for me, paid the man to play got my gear ready and all of a sudden the refs shut the field down for "lunch". Couldnt even chrono my markers they told me. Kinda erked me but I rolled with it, im not in too much of a hurry to be blasted with paint anyways. Shortly after players were back on the field and in action. Here are my thoughts of the place.
Cant comment on the airball field because i was late and didnt play on it at all but the staff were taking that field down around 1:00pm which sux big time if you like to change fields every 4 or so rounds as i do. Playing on one field for 3 hours can get boring. I liked the rec-ball field but it is a lil overgrown for my tastes but still very playable. I saw it was nice cover if u wanted to lay down a creep your way to cover so I cant rate it bad at all. No other fields were open that i saw.
Well this is a stickler for me. I demand safety, not because I or others are dangerous but I would hate to see the sport tarnished further by any more bad publicity. This place fails big time if you ask me. The staff never checked my hydro date or valve/tank seating on any of the two tanks I brought (1 air, 1 co2), and they never checked my chrono speed of my guns. I could of brought a real rocket launcher and played. The refs were oblivious to even to simplest safety measures a field can practice. Even during game the refs for the most part stood off to the side and watched paint fly. We all had to rely on there team for any paint checks that were needed. For this reason I will drive 10 more miles to frequent a different field. THE REFS SHOULD NEVER BE THIS BAD. Refs are the key to any good field and the quality of play such a field can offer.
The Non-field grounds:
Not much to say because they dont have much. Porto potty looked usable. They had pizza and drinks for lunch. Rental guns(old spyders) looked beat to hell but I didnt rent. They did have coveralls for players how wanted them, which is nice. Prices didnt seam to bad. They did have plenty of places to setup and chairs to sit on when not on the field. They had 3000psi and 4500psi fill which is nice since I just got a 4500psi tank.
I will have to rate it a 3 at best because you can play on it and have fun but I would like to see more fields open while the field is still open (9am-4pm) and I DEMAND BETTER REFS. If the field had better refs i would be happy to double my rating but until then I cant give better then the low 3.
Yikes Davis Paintball I expect more from you
On a forum site I was trying to get player feedback on this field to see if the field was getting any better. Well come to find out the actual owner saw the above posts and apologized for the bad visit to the filed. He told me there have been changes at the field and asked for my to give them another try. Since then I have been to Davis Paintball twice and was very pleased with the state of the fields and the staff are great. I included myself in a safety brief (given by Pat one of the best and nicest refs I have ever seen at a field) that went a little more in dept then just rules and safety, there was some emphasis into field etiquette with topics like bonus balling, surrender rules, rental gun operation and estimated shots per co2 tank. Today I did have a short talk with the owner and he seemed to be genuinely concerned about what I/us player think about Davis Paintball. He did express that if I have any comments or concerns to feel free to bring them to his attention.
As I told them at the field things have change for the better as if they did a 180. So far I like the changes I see and will going back to Davis Paintball for sure.
To all at Davis Paintball thanks for stepping up your game, your hard work is noticed and appreciated.
Last edited on Saturday, September 4th, 2010 at 10:00 pm PST