print a map from internet or use a nav system. i missed it the first time. lol
the field is clean no garbage on the field at all, the staff is very helpfull and friendly. the refs will give you quick paint checks when you call for one, the prices are great for play and for food. fast on the air fills. great place for newbies to advanced.
the refs should take lunch in shifts, so games could keep going, we had some paint wipers, people not calling out when hit, had two guys leaving speed ball field jump in end of game as they walked by and changed the odds from 2 to 1 to 3 to 2.
side note; the field use to have a note on web site saying what kind of paint you cannot bring. this saturday we were given a flyer of the paint they allow now. all other paints are banned. they cited complaints from kids and parents saying paints were hurting to much. this is like being in a football game and saying he tackled me to hard. i understand safety and thats why they had the paints banned on the web site. to go further and ban even more paints to the point of having to buy high cost paint. will make bugget players not be able to play. there was a guy next to me saying his gun was set to max and no one ever checked the speed to his gun. any kind of paint hurts at 390 fps. so maybe its not the paint?
Well we are happy that you came out and hopefully enjoyed yourself! We as a field do try and make the game of paintball as safe and fun as possible. I did want to address a couple of the things you mentioned. As far as the lunch shift goes, we usually have so many players that it wouldn't matter if we did lunch in shifts, players would still have to stop for a lunch break (as we need to keep our ratio of Refs to Players). And by law we are required to give one.
As far as the Chronoing, we find in this game, a lot of people like to talk big. More often then not, their stories are only partially true at best. Now, could someone slip through and not have been chrono'd? Yes of course. If someone were shooting extremely hot would that person most likely be caught and asked to leave the park if found to be blatently disregarding safety rules? Yes of course.
On to the paint, most players that buy their paint at discount stores do so thinking that they are saving a bunch of money, when in fact it is usually two or three dollars max. Some of the brands that we allow are actually sold at those discount stores. Now if you buy paint and it's $10-$20 cheaper than the box sitting next to it on the shelf, then there is probably a reason for that. Usually this paint is just a very poor quality, made in China, and having sat around for months and months and months. Many of the brands make lines of paint at a higher quality for PB Stores/Fields and of a slightly lower quality (meaning thinner paint, less paint in the ball etc) for discount stores. There is nothing 'wrong' per say with these balls they just aren't made of the highest quality. Those paints are fine and we will continue to allow them. The other stuff which usually shoots out like rocks is what we are trying to elminate. The problem fields have with banning a specific NAME of paint is that after so many fields ban it, these comanies just change the name and keep putting the same crap in the boxes! All of the brands of paint we allow make many different levels of paint from entry level to high end. I know I have written a book, sorry about that! If anyone would like to talk more about it feel free to call us on our field line at 209-571-0210!
If you made it this far, thanks for reading. lol