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Barrie Sports Dome Paintball Field

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Phone: (705) 728-8030
Address: 98 Hanmer Street E.
Barrie, Ontario L4M 6W3
Canada
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canadakiller Sunday, July 18th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: June 30th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
wasaga, barrie, orillia. they're all bigger and better for sure.
Review: Great place! a little small but not to bad, its indoor and every friday starts at 4pm and goes to 10pm. They have a beginer, intermidiate, and advanced groups. each plays two hours. The arena uses RE-BALLS, that are the exact same as regular paintballs except rubber and dont explode so there is no mess. This is good because that means they're free to use. You can take as many as you want well you're there. The set up is always good. and you play on astro turf. so its good for sliding and diving on with out being winded or anything. NOTE - the re-balls feel the same as normal paintballs and are pretty much the same weight and size. i thought people are going to cheat but its fairly honest and people do leave but sometimes a person will cheat and if the refs notice they will tell you to leave, but the refs dont do that much there.
Safety - The arena is very safe. Mask's must be worn at all times well inside the arena. The arena is inside the sports dome and is marked off by tall mesh nets that keep the majority of balls inside though some bounce out every once in a while. Barrel covers or plugs must be in at all times when not inside the arena, and if you dont have it in the employes let you know pretty strictly all rules are always inforced.
Rules - similar to all paintball arena's.
Services - The lend you a fairly nice BT-Combat gun, hopper, mask, and PHA tank, for 25 dollars. its a nice deal for two hours and unlimited balls.
Proshop- none
Staff - strict, dont do much besides pic teams and sign papers. Or ref.
Refs - dont do much, kinda just stand there but inforce the rules well.
Players - ages range, i dont recomend going to the beginer, it has a ton of kids playing who just hang at the back and shoot around, intermediate and advanced is alot better and highly recomended to play.
food - can buy food and drinks there pretty cheap actualy.
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ABC123_98_ Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: March 5th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
None except Wasaga which is about 40 minutes away.
Review: Something I should say before I continue: This field uses non-exploding re-balls, but please do not let stop you from going. Before going I thought that the reusable balls would mean less people would admit to being out and that it might hurt more to get hit. However, neither of these turned out to be correct. The reusable paintballs didn't hurt more that real ones, and so far as I could see everyone went out when they were hit and there was very little or no cheating. That said, I will continue with my review.


-Safety: The safety is fairly good at this field. No one allowed on the field without a mask on, no one allowed off without a barrel sock. The referees are very good about enforcing this, if they notice that your barrel sock has slipped off they will point it out to you and remind you to keep it on. The netting around the safe zone is fairly high, although the set up of the field is a little strange, which I will explain in a minute. All guns are chronographed to 240 FPS.

-Set up: The field is in the sports dome, so there is a lobby area, then a revolving door. Through the door is a waiting area with benches, dividing the inside area in two. As we played paintball there was a soccer game on the other side. Several sheets of netting, each one higher than the last with gaps in between protect both fields. The playing area has inflatable barricades everywhere like on most indoor fields, including a snake and four corner bunkers. The setup changes.

-Pro Shop: I didn't see a pro shop, but the field is new and maybe I just missed it.

-Hours: Every Friday, starts at 4 p.m. and runs to 10 p.m. I believe. You pay twenty-five dollars for two hours, and apparently the slots are divided into 4-6 for beginners, 6-8 for intermediate, and 8-10 for experienced players.

- Re-Balls: Hurt about as much as normal paintballs, made of lightweight rubber. They may not explode but the honor system works well for the most part. The major bonus to these being reusable is they have a huge bin of them, so you can take pretty much as many as you want each match without having to buy it.

In conclusion, this is a good, new field. They rent BT-Combats, and use HPA ONLY. If you do not have any for your gun you can use theirs for free. Fully automatic guns are allowed.
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