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campguy Sunday, September 14th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years
Last There: N/A
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Skirmish-more expensive, longer walks, not as strict with safety
Review: I've played at Poco Loco for the past 5 years and consider it the place to go when playing. I've read the other reviews about the price of their paint and I agree its expensive, and of course I really like the half price days. My first experience at Poco Loco was with a school group, I was the adult in charge. The staff and especially Jeff , the owner, was great in accommodating us during the week and meeting our groups' needs. Our students were new to paintball and we were concerned about them lifting their masks or not following the directions. The refs showed a ton of patience with our students while explaining the rules so they would get it and answering all of their questions. My experience was such a positive one that it prompted me to buy a marker and get into the sport. Now 5+ years down the road, Jeff is still great and the fields are better then ever. Over the years I've had marker problems of course and the staff were always willing to do what they can to get me playing. If the marker was down for the day they lend you a rental with no problems.

The speed ball was a great addition several years ago, especially since everyone can watch safely. Then the castle and now the village. I believe with the changes in the fields and the various games available keep the play fun.

The area I took for granted was the concern for safety at Poco Loco. Until I played at skirmish. Poco Loco has a great setup for the players to have no doubt about when they need a mask on. The refs are great for the most part. Over the years there have been a couple of younger refs that didn't have it. I haven't seen any younger refs for several years now. Sarge is my favorite ref, many people I guess aren't sure of how to take him. Here's a tip to know when he's full of it...his mouth is moving. Seriously, all the refs want the players to be safe and have fun. No one is jocking for a tip by looking the other way with any of the rules. I always feel safe when playing there.

I've recommended Poco Loco to dozens of people and continue to bring groups there several times a year. Poco Loco is top notch for safety, fun and convenience to the Philadelphia suburbs.

Do yourself a favor and try the field and form your own opinion. If you're concerned with the price go on their half price day.


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