Herbie's paintball field in Fernley, Nevada. The two fields should not be compared because they are service two distinctively different types of players. Herbie's is outdoor, with lots of big fields and a lot of walking to and from the fields that will take most of your time. Whereas, Reno Indoor Paintball is an indoor field, hence the name, and is played on astro-turf with professional style air bunkers. Games are generally less than 5 minutes long, but you play so many that only the athletically conditioned are able to play all day long.
Directions to the Field:
Reno Indoor Paintball is located in Panther Valley just 2.5 miles North of UNR. From Hwy 395, take exit 72 and turn left at the light which is Panther Drive. Then take your second right which is Western and your first left which is Standard; RIP is located in the second warehouse on the left.
OMG! Safety is a priority at Reno Indoor Paintball. The referees are very helpful and do not tolerate unsafe activities.
The field is a tournament 3 versus 3 indoor field that is 150' x 50', played on astro-turf, and the obstacles are brand new 2010 National Professional Paintball League bunkers made by SupAir; they are awesome and in perfect condition.
The astro-turf is kept very clean and albeit slightly slippery, when you wear paintball cleats you stop and start on a dime without slipping at all. Of course, slippery is expected of indoor fields, because the sun can not dry the field like outdoor fields.
I can definitely say that Reno Indoor Paintball is cleaner than Chicagoland paintball in Chicago, Illinois and Bone Head Paintball in Las Vegas, Nevada.
RIP's hours are good by being open Thursday through Sunday and open way more than any outdoor field in Western States! They also offer the option to open for private parties even when they are scheduled to be closed. I called when just an hour away on a day they were closed, we are UNLV students that drove up to party after finals. The owner opened up and let us play for as long as we wanted.
RIP's rules are standard industry rules.
I noticed that RIP has a service technician on staff and performs in house warranty service on Bob Long, Dye, Proto, Ego, and other markers.
The warehouse staging area has both A/C and or heat dependent upon the weather.
RIP's paintball prices are in-line with other fields if not way cheaper and here is an example quote from Herbie's Paintball Park website gleamed today:
"General Prices: 500 Paintballs - $15.00 Cases Available Field Paint Only"
That is nearly $5 more than Reno Indoor Paintball charges per 500 paintballs, so not marked up like a previous post on this site stated.
Overall, we played for 3 hours and had a blast shooting each other up. We played 3 on 3 all night and omg it was way fun. The owner let us put our own ipod on the stereo so the music blasted throughout the field area, it was like having our own paintball field.
Amazingly good time and the next time we come to Reno, we are so gonna play here again!
UNLV undergraduate students
Class of 2012!
Last edited on Friday, December 17th, 2010 at 9:23 am PST