**Played at PB Station on 08/02/2010 so I am revising my review**
Once again, the Ref is horrible. One Ref for an entire 2+ acre (could be wrong on the size) field is just not enough. Especially when the game is going and he walks off the field to talk to friends. The safety for the little guys and new players is really at risk.
Second, the field does not change and there are so many bunkers that people just camp the entire game. In other words, its get boring.
The owner of the field is FANTASTIC. When my Ego was down for the count he loaned me his Angle and Barrel kit. He saved the day for me. You can tell that PB Station will be VERY good in the future but right now its a work in progress.
I am going to stay away for a bit until things improve. Changing my review from a 10 to a 6 based on the poor reffing.
When playing paintball in the Northwest there are a few fields that you always here when the topic comes up. Doodlebug, ForestFire, Mad Dawg, KC Crusaders and Skinny Joes.
The hidden gem of the Northwest is easily Paintball Station.
The field is has a great urban warfare flavor with two bridges that include bunkers on them. There are numerous bunker, brush & trees ks to use for cover and the layout is amazing.
The new ownership cares about its customers and offers a clean area staging / seating area to get setup and watch the games. The staging area is well barked and they offer an array of food food and drink option during a hot summer day.
The air setup was SELF SERVICE for both 3000 and 4500 tanks and was brand new. At a $20 field and air fee it was the best price in the northwest hands down.
As far as game play, it was a good time for all. The only were only two real areas of concern and that was the time between games and the organization of the referees.
I am used to parks where games will start within 5 or 15 minutes of each other. At Pball Station it can be anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes depending when the ref feels like getting it started. The players were always getting on him to get moving. He really needed to take control of the games.
Also, there was only one ref for the entire field and there really should have been two for everyone's safety.
Other than the above two items, this is by far the best field in Western Washington. I spoke to the owner and he has big plans for the field. I cannot wait to see what they do next as I will be playing there at least twice a month going forward.
Last edited on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 10:40 am PST