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vandamme Monday, October 20th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 months
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
GA Paintball 2.0, Paintball Atlanta, Open Woods
Review: The Good
The fields aren't bad. They have woodsball, speedball, and airball. The speedball and airball fields are pretty standard. The woodsball field is overly populated with cover. You can't go 5 ft. without running into a pallet, some netting, or some other non-natural cover(I like woods fields with just natural cover).

They allow you to bring your own paint(always a plus)

The Bad(Well not really bad but disappointing)
Field Fee $10, All Day Air $10, So $20 if you bring all your own equipment.

$25 Rental fee for equipment(Goggles, gun, and 100 paintballs) if you don't have any... My neighbor had to return his gun 3 times for replacements during a four hour period.

Paint $40(for the cheap stuff) to $80(for just below premium)

The Ugly(Why I will probably not go back)
I returned to this field after a semi-bad experience the first time. I though what I experienced the first time was a one time fluke but after the second time I am convinced that it happens rather frequently, here are the details of both times...

I took my neighbor(a first timer) to the field and we proceeded to find a game. There was a limited number of people available, so we played a 2-on-2 with another guy and his friend(also a first timer). We like to play woodsball so that's what we played. Well, the field sponsored team wanted to practice on airball so they asked us for a game. We didn't want to play airball, and we had two newbies in our group of four so we really didn't want to be target practice. We let them talk us into to it by promising to play a game of woodsball after the game of airball. Needless to say they creamed us in airball then refused to play woodsball. Also during the airball game they wiped paint while the refs watched them do it.

On my second visit I took along a more experienced player. We found another one at the field along with a semi-experienced teen. We played 4-on-4 airball. The first game lasted a long time, but in the end we lost 4 players they lost 0. After the game we discussed how they could lose none, when I was positive that I hit two of them, and one of our guys hit another. Int he second game, They we down one man(I think he went to get air) so we picked up another teen and one of our experienced guys moved to their team. I quickly shot out our old teammate, and was concentrating on the guys behind him. He didn't want to walk through the crossfire, so he waited on the side. All of a sudden he started screaming the I had shot out the other guy and he was behind the bunker wiping it off. The ref being his friend(or brother) said nothing, but he eventually admitted he was hit and left. We ended up losing but I shot out three of their guys. The next game(in which I finally got pissed enough to leave) they kicked my old teammate off of their team and picked up their original(whom had refilled their air). Again we were playing a 4-on-4. Early on, I shot out two while they hit our teen. All three left the field. I know there is one straight in front of me, and their other is on the opposite side of the field having a shoot out with our newly reunited teammate. While I have my guy pinned, and have my friend advancing behind me, I suddenly get shot in the mask from the left flank. The reunited teammate gets shot from his guy, and my friend has just advanced center field, and is surrounded by three people. I know I shot two and watched them exit. 4 minus 2 does not leave three... Their field team seems determined to do anything to win(including wiping, and returning to a game after exiting)... During the game we were calling out positions, so we were positive the we knew where they all were and how many there were...

Conclusion
Not a bad place to play as long as you bring your own refs!!!
 

Review Comments
Justinrq4 Monday, November 24th, 2003 | 1:20 pm PST
a 2..... come on its not the best but not anywere near that bad. Go to paintball atl and then come back and give the place a third chance, come back and change your score.
   

Justinrq4 Monday, November 24th, 2003 | 1:21 pm PST
go to some other places around here and than give this place another chanch.
   

Spyderman0092 Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 | 5:32 pm PST
I have never had any problems like that.
   

Shockerman69 Saturday, March 6th, 2004 | 6:33 pm PST
yes vandamme you are right i went here today(the day i posted this) the ref is an idiot i cant stand that ref i see you like playing woods but that ref when i was there was treating me and my friends like we were just stupid. i think i would give it a one. the only thing i liked was the woods field. the airball sucked real bad.if you ever are looking to play airball or speedball you should go to dynamic games paintball (in winder GA) they are much nicer and the refs are cooler and nice and the sponsered team wont try to make you play them all the time or at all and if you ask them they will help you. and soon dynamics will be building a woodsball course eventually. im not sure when but he said he might.
   

JTimberlake101 Thursday, March 11th, 2004 | 8:00 pm PST
Once again im with Shockerman because i was with him. everything he says was true. Oh and Spyderman and justin u all went on a good day i guess or either ur on illegle narcotics.
   

jolly Friday, April 23rd, 2004 | 10:01 am PST
i have never had a problem at this Field
   

HardTarget Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 | 6:08 pm PST
I do not doubt what you had to say. I have played at Maximum several times and the only people I have seen break the rules (That new they were breaking the rules) were team members.

One time I saw them keep shooting a guy in the head after his mask came off because he didn't raise his gun fast enough. The ref did not have anything to say but I did notice at the end of the game that they scurried out of the woods ball field and did not return.

The positive side is that the majority of people who play there are just there to have fun. The woods ball field is ok, the hill and size being the limitations. The lack of ref's is not a bad thing when you are playing with honest people.

The majority of my experience is as a OUTLAW PAINTBALLER. For Newbies that is people who play on home made fields with groups of 20 - 25 people. You are invited into these fields and if you cheat you will be invited out.

I have seen some really nice fields but the common thread is age. The average being between 32 - 35. This gives us some perspective on following rules and not doing anything to win that the younger generation has not had a chance to learn. I am not picking on them I am just stating my opinion and the opinions of the people I play with.

We travel to Maximum on occasion and never fail to have a good time. Sometimes the field is muddy. Big deal. , The refs suck - Play without one. If a player cheats and returns - then change from one hit to mercy and see if he likes it. Don't let a few things that go wrong ruin your day. Enjoy the high points and ignore the low. Yeh things aren't perfect but the price isn't bad and you get to play a variety of players.
   

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