Triggertyme Paintball - More woods courses, less professional
There are not enough good things to say about Ballbusters Paintball. They are more than willing to help out the novice player and also to make sure that the more advanced are having fun. They have a competent, friendly staff of referees. They were there to make sure that the rules were followed by all players.
Their pricing is the normal for the area, $15 / per person but that includes air fills all day long. Roughly $15 for 500 balls. They do not allow paint to be brought in. They do have group rates for more than 10 people in a group and seem to be able to handle a large number at one time.
Their store is open 4:30pm - 8pm M-F, 9am-8pm on Sat, and 1:30pm - 7pm on Sun
The field is open 9am-6pm on Saturday and 1:30pm - 6:30pm on Sunday
Their fields consist of 3 speedball fields, 1 field of grassy dirt burms, and 1 woods course. The staging areas are right next to the courses, so the refs are able to help turn around games quickly.
My groups last trip to Ballbusters really helped us decide to use them exclusively as our field to play on. We had not been to Ballbusters in a little while and noticed a few changes on the this journey. They have a new field office with heat and air instead of the small half trailer office kind of unit that some fields have. Their staff greeted us individually even though there was a church group of young teens milling about the place.
It took a little bit of time, but they were able to process all of them as well as get the ones in our group equipped with rentals and paint. We paid our fees and headed down to the fields.
Ballbusters fields are located about 1/4 mi or so down from the office. They have an airshack / equipment area near the field and are more than happy to make runs back up the hill for parts or extra paint when needed. We were met by a ref who quickly showed us the various areas around, the fields, the equipment building, the staging areas and the chrono field.
My group got their equipment to a table, got chrono'd, and figured we would have to wait for others to start showing up. When we got back to the staging area a ref was there asking if we would like to go ahead and get started. We were amazed at this as at other place there is a giant lag time to start and between games. We agreed and they took us to the closest speedball field.
They split us up into 2 groups of 4 and right before we started we noticed that there were more refs than players. They had 9 referees covering just this one game!. We started, had a blast and when it was over headed back to the staging area. At this time the church group had arrived as well as some other players. We asked how the playing was to go on from here, all one group, take turns, etc. The refs informed us that they would be splitting this large group into 2 separate ones with their own fields and referees.
For the rest of the day, neither group stepped over each other and whenever we were ready the referees were there to get going. Everyone that we played with that day commented on how well they thought the place was run and the professionalism of Ballbusters as a whole.