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TrueTexan Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
3 months
Last There: August 4th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
predator(staff is cool, fields aren't that nice), Krossfire(fields are probably the worst out of all three in the area, staff is pretty cool though, they have the cheapest rates out of all three also), Tactical Paintball (if your into woodsball go here, the staff are really, really good, there are no speedball fields though), Maximum paintball (never been here but I heard its a good place, very competitive, X-factor practices here, many airball fields from what I've heard.)
Review: I haven't been to Paintball knights in about 10 months due to a broken ankle.

Lets start off with the good stuff about this field. The fields are very nice, probably the best in the area. They have night paintball, which is great so you can get a break from the day heat. Paint isn't too overpriced. I can't remember exactly but I believe it is around $50-$60 a case depending on quality of paint. Admission isn't to bad $22 for rental equipment and $18 with your own equipment. Safety is taken very seriously, although there are so problems with that which I will get into later. Food, and drinks are available for purchase. The waiting area is in the shade and is relatively clean. They run all their rentals on hpa (I don't use rentals by the way). They do provide hpa and co2.

Now onto the negative about this field. The staff aren't great. They act like they know everything about paintball, and if you ask them anything they will usually shun you away. They try to enforce safety strictly but ultimately fail. I saw one instance where a kid tried to adjust his mask and the refs kicked him out because he was attempting to remove his mask. Bonus balling happens a lot and the refs usually don't do anything about it. You can expect to get shot 5 or 6 times sometimes before going out (it happened to my, uncle when he got shot about 5 times as he was falling to the ground). There was also friendly fire, because there was no way to identify the teams. My dad is new to paintball and I let him borrow an old Spyder. This Spyder has a 3 round burst mode, and when he turned it on he accidentally put it on 3 burst mode. The refs called us to chrono (which was probably the only time we chronoed the whole day) and my dad shot of the marker and by accident it shot a 3 round burst. The ref told my father to leave the field. I stepped in and showed my dad what he had done wrong and he walked up to the chrono and chronoed again. The ref ignored my father and my father continued to play. This was just another instance of rudeness shown by the staff. One of my biggest problem I had with this field is the chrono. There is no one to check the chrono. They have a chrono and tell everyone to chrono their guns but it is not enforced except for the occasional chrono checks which only occurred once during the whole day when I was there. Some guys had there guns chronoed HIGH, not like 305fps but like 380fps. Not only would it hurt but it is also a safety hazard to the players. Mask are only made to withstand 300fps, and I can see people making the mistake of putting their marker a few fps higher by accident, but some of these guys were had their fps way to high to be considered an accident. They also had this policy where if you took your barrel sock off you had to get off the property. It is understandable but when you've got a group of kids at a birthday party, you can't just remove one kid from the premisses, everyone has to go.

Overall, the experience was positive. Although the field has some flaws it isn't that bad. The whole facility is kept in great condition. The owner is a little arrogant, but he's not a bad guy. Not all of the staff are rude jerks, just some. One ref complimented the pump marker I was using that day. There is room for improvement, especially in the staff. I continue to go because it is the nicest field in the area. Check out the field for yourself, and see what you think. Its worth going to.

I will be going again in the upcoming months. I will update my review as needed.
 

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