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California Sniper Gotcha Paintball Field

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Phone: 522789072
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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Enzo Monday, July 16th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: July 8th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Review: At first sight looks kinda Dissapointing, I mean, their Website looks great and the place is kinda simple. But you weren't expecting Disneyland, were you?

If you get there it's because youe were caught up by the Cheap prices and the great website, so good news, indeed it's cheap. It's $200mx field fee, unlimited air/ Co2 (they got both and plenty) and 500 pballs of good quality. They also accept Outfield Paint with a little charge (or not if you know the right people, muajajajja!)

Rental guns are also cheap and good ones. i believe they got 98c and some Spyders in great shape and good manteinance. They also give jumper suits for playing and clear goggles, Jt elites and Full-headeds. For $120mx, you get rental and 100pballs and so on. Case is around $600mx as i recall.

There are three fields: Hyperball, Woods, and a Recball with a School bus right in the middle.
1.- Hyperball.- Its made with giant metal cans, well distributed around the field with its snake and everything. It's Damn muddy there, great for sliding but awfully bad for Laundry. It also has a great view of the valley! It can hold 5vs5 with no problem, 7on7 that would be crowded, anything beyond would be ridiculous

2.- Woods .- A little bit Narrow and pretty long downhill. Uphill there are a lotto Bunkers and Man-made covers, not likely the Downhill side, full of trees and high grass with ups and downs to crawl. I believe it's a little bit double wide than a Speedball court. A great challenge for CQB, also you better got good eyesight, it's always hard to see through all the trees and grass... specially when you don't have a clue of where your teamates are and your marker it's not working, I believe it's called Panic.

3.- SchoolBus.- Don't know why but Paintball fields really love Schoolbuses, must be something from their childhood. Anyway, This a square like 50x50m usually played horizontaly so there's no Down/Uphill side. There's a trench tunnel that conects both sides at Downhill along with a small tower for cover and observation. There's a lot of Mam-Made cover all around the School bus, that's were most of the action happens. Getting the bus, early can be a great advantage, tough in the end can be more like trap for the surviving ones.

It's not the Paintball Valhala in Mexico City but indeed it's a good one to know. Mainly cause of the weather and great view. For a few hours you get to play paintball at low price and breath some clean fresh smog-free air. A cool place to go play with friends.

And now.... the Downside!
The first thing you'll notice here is the lack of customer service. You drive in, park your car, grab a table under the tent, pack up your gear, get ready, and as far as that there will not be anyone saying hi nor Welcome, nor anything. You need to aproach to pay, ask, and everything (maybe because we have our own gear they think we know how this works, don't know)

No player is forced to check his marker before playing, and players are favored to call themselves out eversince there are NO REFS!! both times i've been there no freakin' ref showed up anytime, so i thank everyone who I played with and thei honesty, believe me you really get to test everyone's integrity there.

So by now you may have realized Goggle safety was also a user matter only, we were mainly trying to save those walk-ons eyes, why do they keeping taking of their goggles in mid play, uh? Next time I'll carry some nasty ER pics from Paintball eye hits -if i can find them- and show it to them.

Good thing is employees and the owner himself ordered Barrel socks, plugs and safeties on everytime a player crossed their path, that shows some interest in safety, hope they could max it.

Want something to eat? Need a drink, champ? Well... you should've brought it, Einstein!! cause this is not the place to get them. Of course they try to keep up and sell some water and sodas, but they really lack of it, and there's no saying about food. There's simply not food. Bring your own, it's cheaper, cleaner, and not-that practical, but hey! you're there to play not to eat.

This review it's getting longer than i expected so let's end it by saying:
It's a good field compared to some others in the area, at least i can say it stands up proudly as they should. it's cheap but not that well attended, no problem if you are a Noble, Honest and Fare player. So, chrono your gun, wear your goggles and get to play.
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Ra-Hell Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: May 20th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
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There's another field right next to this one but I did not visit it
Review: Ok here it is, First of all it was difficult to get there( the map you see in their site oversimplifies the route) at the time, there were only 4 or five people who were only concerned about selling paint and "filling tanks" and I say "filling tanks" because they were only pretending to fill the tank, I took my own gear so I just paid 200 pesos (around 20 Dlls) which covers paint and"UNLIMITED CO2" and honestly, I can say that it sounded Ok because other fields charge from 50 to 100 pesos the charge of 14, 20 Oz tanks. anyway they do not use a scale and simply fill the tank with whatever amount they think you can play with, needles to say, I ran out of gas in the middle of a game I knew it was not properly filled but I didn't complain because I thought I could simply fill it again and I might get it right the next time. After seeing that it was not even heavier, I told the guy (who by the way didn't even release the remaining content before filling again) to do it better that time. Afterwards I went to play and I noticed that there was no ref, nobody to do the job of making teams, check for hits in other players etc. Then of course, after looking for our enemies for more than 10 minutes 2guys and me realized that we had already won, but there was no one to tell us!!!! talking about the facilities I can say that it lacked a place to buy something to eat or drink in fact there were only some small plastic tables and chairs to sit under a tin roof ,there were also some sort of oil drums which were completely full of garbage and all kinds of water and drink bottles lying around the whole place, the restrooms....well you can imagine!. it was raining so I thought it was finally exciting to play but after all I had seen I do not recommend this place I really thought it was ok. I mean you see their site and you really think it is a great place many newbies fell for that too, that explained why there were no experienced players in that field go somewhere else instead.
Last edited on Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at 8:50 pm PST
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