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Cedar Ridge Paintball
Okay, I've only been there once, so I don't have a lot to say about it. First off most paintball fields are business trying to make money, that is not the the case for Cedar Ridge. This is an "Old School" field in which Wayne (owner) runs, cause of the love of the game. He is not in it for money. Due to that, the field really lacks. There is only one, I guess you could call it a speed ball field, and plenty of woods, they don't have a airball field, cause Wayne can't afford one. The refs there are very nice, and friendly, but when I was there, there was only one ref, and he was re-cooperating from surgery. So he didn't even ref the games, and let us play on honor system. Since that happen, some more inexperienced players, where running around the field while games were going on, without their mask on. The field is fairly cheep to play at, and provides air and CO2, and is field paint only. The field is strongly connected to Queen City Paintball store, and is serviced by them. All in all, its a good field to play some "old school" style paintball. Not much into the tourny style.
The only thing I saw that was bad, is the fact that the field is hard to get to, way out on the back roads of Germantown. I think because of that, there's hardly anyone there to play. When I visited, there was only 5 people playing, including myself. So I'm going to give it an average rating. May be I'm not being fair, since I've only been there once, so I do plan to go back, and play some more.
One last thing to know, is that this field does allow full auto modes of firing. They told me, they feel "if a person can afford a full-auto, they should be allowed to play with it". Which is neat, cause I play with an Angel, and want to try that out. However, I think its silly, cause most people can shoot at a faster rate of fire on semi-auto, then the factory capped 13 bps full-auto has.
It is a bummer that you had such a "lack luster" experience the last time you played. I have been playing at this field for about a year now and I think you will find that things are pretty smooth these days. While many of your observations are correct (old school style, no airball) I would have to say that the groups lately have been pretty decent. Come on out and give it another try and I bet you change your mind on the 5 you gave it. (my review from "stormwire" has my personal findings) I look forward to seeing you out there sometime .... when the regular 2 refs are there and the normal group of 12-20 is there. :) Just look for nate :)
Last edited on Monday, April 19th, 2004 at 4:02 pm PST