The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
January 1st, 2011
More than 5 years
Directions to the Field:
I want other veteran players to stay away from this field. So no I will not give directions to this field.
Being a veteran player (started in 1987), I have played at many fields in California and Arizona and have only played at Fun on the Run twice, (The only field I have played in Texas) once with a birthday group, and the other after 2 to 3 years of in activity, with my son (only his third time ever playing). I didn't know the paintball rules, like not being able to buy your paintballs and use them on their field, they told me if it doesn't have a PPS logo on the paintball you can't use it, meaning after our 1000 rounds we were done. We bought 2 Groupon vouchers for my son for Christmas to use at this place. So we bought 4000 rounds from Acdaemy Sports the day we went and was getting ready to have a wonderful day, but ended when the ref said, "Where did you get those paintballs?" Then I told him, then he told me "you can't play with those." I then told him who would I need to talk to to get this approved? He said that I would have to talk to the field manager, so I did.
Long story short I told manager my delimma and where I bought the paint from, and he then he told me those were the rules (and I understand rules) but I saw others with different paint. He then told me why I couldn't use my paint becuase "it was recycled" how does he know what brand of paint is recycled or not?. Anyway my son and I will never play there again.
About the field:
This field is for newbies, plain and simple. The fields are small they had to break up our group just so we could fit in the fields. What is funny, I was talking to a ref and he was happy to have 150 walk on's for the new year!! He said their turn out normally is 30 walk on's each weekend!!?? I'll tell you, change the paint rules so customers can bring their own paint and you'll get your 150 players on your field each weekend! DUH.
Other observations was they take so long in turning games around, you'll sit there for 15 to 20 minutes, just waiting for the game to start.
There staff personel are nice no complaints.
I have given this field a 3 rating only because coming from California and being able to play with different paint, ANY paint was just fine, then come here and fine out that you can't play beause you didn't buy their OVER PRICED field paint. So if you want to spend between $100 - $300 dollars for a day of paintball, this is your field.
Dispute: FPO- Field paint only is a common field practice to product players from horrible, old, bouncy, unsafe, sitting on the shelf paint. Many fields use it.
This player was upset because he brought his own paint... How is that the fields fault?
Secondly, they are timed ten minute breaks to allow players to get air, paint, drink water, use the restroom, and do other activities because they play two games back to back. Again, not a valid complaint.
The field knows, and I know, which paint is and isn't recycled. JT paint is recycled and other cheap paint found on wal-mart shelves. It's proven to be unsafe.
The fields paint is premium grade paint. I'm sorry it's how many fields operate, welcome to paintball. It's the same reason they won't allow airsoft masks, how do they know which is which? Because people in paintball, like myself, know the brands and the contents and details of each brand and each product. And people like myself, with knowledge inside the paintball industry, are capable of identifying what is and isn't paintball safe.
Just like the people in the automotive industry know details and specifics about vehicles.
Dispute: Everything you have posted here in your review is wrong.
Being a paintball player for going over 8 years now as well as playing at just about every field in texas and Virginia can tell you that you are wrong.
Acadamy paint sits on the shelves for months at a time, if you knew anything about paintballs you would know THAT is bad.
Their paint is not overpriced in the least bit. it is one of the highest qualities of paint I have had the pleasure of shooting in terms of field paint, especially for the price!
The games have 10 minute intervals between them in order for people to refill their air and paint before the next game.
Do some research before going to your next field. if you would have done that before going to FOTR you would have known it was FPO(Field Paint Only). It's not their fault, it is yours. Accept responsiblity for your actions instead of taking out your anger on a "bad" review of an excellent field.