I went to cpx once and i never plan to go back. the place is enormous and the fields are great (except for the woodsball), i will give them that. but thats where the complements stop. the place is extremely expensive, i dont know what the entry is now, but it was like 10 or 15 bucks when i went, and its about 100 dollars per case of crap paint. it is a very safe place, but its so safe its a pain in the ass. there are too many rules and the refs are waay to strict. i was kicked out of 3 games for sticking my hand up my mask to scratch my eye while in the deadbox (note, i did not lift my mask at all, thus my face and eyes were perfectly safe) and chronoing in at that place takes forever. the refs are complete jerks (at least the refs i dealt with) they acted like it was a huge chore to ref a few games. this gets me to another point. you have to wait about 20-30 minutes between games (at badlandz its 10 mins MAX between games). it is mainly consisted of new players and rentals, that is good for alot of people just getting into the sport, but for someone more experienced it is a pain. i cant think of anymore things to whine about right now, but i will never go to challenge park again, badlandz all the way
this park is great for big games, because of the elaborate fields, but i wouldn't recommend it for weekend playing. they rip you off big-time, you have to use their paint which is $80 a case and it is crap, a day pass costs a lot, and everything in their proshop is way over-priced($400 for a stock A5!). if you are looking for a place in the Midwest to play big games, then this is it, but i wouldn't go there for anything else besides a big game or a tournament.
Last edited on Friday, March 21st, 2003 at 6:25 am PST
Mainly play st lousi area. But went here for a special deal.
I will give them this. It is probably one of the best built fields I have ever seen. They really went all out. I mean it has everything a player wants from a field.
BUT I also have to give it a little slam on this point. It is the most expensive place I have ever played as well. Paint cost as much if not more then it does tournament day. Even playing there cost more then anyother field I have been on. I have been playing since 1986. I have seen a place so pricey. And the ref we had was ok. I have seen, better, but I have also seen worse. Ours was really lazy. We spent anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes between games. Which I wont complain about. The amount of paint I was forced to buy lasted all day at least.
outlaw ball at Billy S place. (i know a few challenge park spnsored players went there) His field is cool but nothing like this
well built, very very well built. Took serious money to biuld this park
EXTREMELY SAFE, i say 1 ref kick out 3 players in 15 min. becasue they lifted there mask off for a second.(this is also bad)
Chrono is at 280. Very nice, safe speed.
refs are awsome. I know 1 ref there whos my friends brother.
HUUUUUUUUUGE. A lot of assorted players. Its cool becasue youll have rentals, with pro type players, with average players vrs. the same amount of tallent. ( and suckyness)
LOTS AND LOTS OF FIELDS.
People complain about waitnig but 10 min isnt bad at all. You have time to refill, relax, talk a little and boom, next game.
(dont go on weekends dumbys!!!then its super crowded!!) But even on weekends its an awsome place to be.
15 bucks for free fills and entree
20 for 500. (not to bad, but hey, thats how they make there money)
CITY WARS. omg this is fun. Guys whove odne it know what im talking about. I to lazy to explain it right now. PM me if you want to konw what it is
sitting areas are really nice. you get like a whole bech to yourself and buds.
sweeet speed ball fields. (if you ever can get on one...i can though, hehehe)
i wonce tripped on a pole or metal thingy in city wars (bedlam side i was on). It sucked and kids laughed but i said shut up ya "butt" holes...... They did:) But A ref did asked if i was alright, so it was cool.
sometimes long lines on freakin weekend. aka newbiew invasion days.
not much else, is an awsome place!!
Fox River Games - many years ago, much smaller, but they've moved to a larger location since then.
Paintball Blitz - Cute small place, but the fields weren't that great, and it was more expensive.
Entry Fees include all day air ($15 for a day)
Refs are pretty good and very friendly
Pro Shop has a good selection of equipment and parts
Quick fills on Nitro (Can fill up to 6 tanks at the same time)
To my knowledge, one of the largest and THE most expensive field ever built.
Great variety in fields for play
Rental markers use NItro tanks and are in fairly good condition
Paved parking lot away from the field
Large Central gathering area
Field paint isn't TOO expensive, and high end stuff is pretty good quality.
Trams take you to and from remote fields
Food store with lots of good warm food
Staff chronographs players before each game (Good for safety)
Nitro Fills are 3000 at most, and often closer to 2500
Busy, can overflow with people (Over 600 on a weekend)
Field Paint Only, and cheeper field paint is bad ($20 for 500 cheep, $25 for 500 Premium, though they may be instituting a $80 premium case setup)
CO2 fill line gets very long
Long walk to some fields if tram is not available
Overall, this is the best field I've ever played at. The fields are fun, many have themes, and there are some nice amenities at the field. The price is great too. Unfortunately, this keeps them very busy which can make it slow to get into a new game at peak times. Nitro fills not going all the way to 3000 can be irritating to some, but they target at least 2000, which should be enough for one game, and the fills are quick and free so you're not losing money. If they can increase their capacity to handel more people, this would be the perfect paintball park for any player.