I think that it is one of the best fields in the lower mainland.
I went to the field last summer and it was great. The time that I went, there were almost a hundred players on a huge field. The large amount of people made the games so interesting. There were great games being run which were very creative and interesting. Some of the games had world war 2 backgrounds and the ref did a great job of explaining the history and the mission that had to be done. The refs on the field are great, they really care about the safety of the players. They really emphasize the rules to make sure that everyone understands.
The paint prices I believe are the same or if not even better than the other fields. $12/100 for renters is the same as panther and $8/100 for owners is cheaper than panther's $10/100. Also, the last time I went to panther I believe my friend bought a case of paint for $200 while Tsawwassen sells a case for $160.
The compressed air fills are a little problem because they don't have a compressor but instead use scuba tanks. But since I don't have to pay per fill this isn't a big problem.
I know for a fact that the staff is experienced. Several members of their staff play at the NPPL level and they are knowledgeable about most of the equipment.
One thing that I must warn everyone though is don't forget to keep your mask on or else the refs will talk to you and give you a read star ... if you forget again you will be kicked off the field.
Overall, this is a great field.
Last edited on Monday, April 28th, 2003 at 6:01 pm PST
This field is ok. It has both ups and downs about it. The good part is there is plenty of space to run around and lots of people to shoot. there are lots of bunkers and forts and a fire base to hide out in. it does get flooded in some areas and there are alot of trees that have fallen down and get in the way. One of the bad parts about this field is the staff is the most stuck-up group of people i have ever met. take my word for it and dont ask for anything from them, its pointless. Besides the fact that the staff are jerks, the field uses ok paint, gun owners are usually given some sort of special treatment and the rental guns suck. oh and dont ever go on your birthday, it WILL be painfull. over all i think the only reason i am playing at this field is because i dont have the transportation to go to other towns to play. This field is also very expensive! if your thinking about comeing to play in tsawwassen, come and tell the owner to get his act together and make the field an enjoyable place to play.
twice at this field. Panther in langley and ambush in Surrey
I don't know where to start, the parking lot is a swamp, your wet and dirty before ever stepping onto the field. Next the field itself, one size has bunkers and lots of man made cover, well done and organized, the other side has nothing, one bunker in each corner of the field, barren like a dessert. The field itself is small, in 25seconds you can run from one side to the other. On the well set up side half of the field is muddy, the only entrance to the house is surrounded by a swamp, you should get dirty abit when you play but not drenched when its dry outside.
The rentals, pieces of junk, zero accuracy and chronoed at 200fps; after 20ft the balls go straight to the ground. They are bloody slow and lack all the basic features such as a saftey and any accuracy. the hoppers are garbage too, I made sure the hopper was completely closed and while running I lost all my paint.
The paint, lousy quality and doesn't shoot straight. when you buy 100's, you don;t even get 100, you get lore like 85, at $12/100 you shouldn't be ripped off anymore. There was no chrono. The reffing is horrible, one ref will do the same as the 3 they have, besides that the ref's don't make you feel welcome.
All in all I badly run field with a junky setup. No verity, no real fun. If your new to paintball go to panther or Ambush, lots of fields, well organized/run and not a mud hole.I was not impressed and I will never go back on my own to the field, the staff aren't accomidating and don't offer any help when requested
This was my very first paintball field that i played at.
Everyone was very nice there including the staff.
remember if you ever go there keep your goggles on or they will put your number on the "list"
The field is huge and full of awsome "nature made" bunkers and kiding spots.
i still remember the first time i got hit.
it was my very first game and i was going to peek around the bunker but instead i side strpped my whole self and got shot with 4 paintballs but they all bounced which made it a good first hit.
Tsawassen is a very old field that has gone through many changes. The original field was run by para-military style guys years ago. It was bought (as I understand it), then after a few years it was more it was moved (due to a loss of lease) to a new field. The last time I was at the new field it was not yet finished. (I will update the review when I have been back once again). Tsawassen is run by the same people that run the two Frontline Paintball stores.
The staging area is very good, although it does not have much shelter from the rain. They do not use barrel plugs. Instead, markers are left in a "goggles only" zone (as is tradition at this field). The chrono range is very good. CO2 fills are a shambles, with long waits. Air fills are worse, topping out at 1800 psi the last time I was there. They had 4 fields at the time, 3 of which were never to be used by the public. Only private parties. The single remaining field was massive, swampy and inadequate. The ground was very thick with fallen trees and ankle hazards. Play was very poor, and games became nothing but longball matches at 100 yard range. Movement was very difficult. As I understand it, however, the field has been much improved, and there are bunkers now.
The staff is standoff-ish (probably because most are used to running the store or dealing with hundreds of walk-ins). The crowd is mostly walk-ins with a few very dedicated pballers. The toilets are port-a-johns, and the access to the field by road is good, although the parking is literally atrocious (hopefully improved in the last year).
All in all, I'd say that the field is poor, the facilities average, the staging area good, the staff unpleasant and the crowd varied. This is Vancouver's most popular field, it only remains to be seen if the new land can live up to the old popularity. I rank it six out of ten because your average field is really bad (at least in BC)!!!
Last edited on Tuesday, February 24th, 2004 at 6:33 pm PST
Excellent field. Big, takes a minute to run width or width...without being fired upon. Everage game has about 30-40 people. Can be as low as 20, as high as 60. 2-3 teams per game. Fun fun. Just built a fort in the middle of the field. Lots of man made barriers as well as natural stumps, forest area, underbrush areas for snipers etc.
10 bucks for air and enterance. Memberships are 50 bucks and you never have to pay that fee again.
Rental guns are high quality, use good paint.
Again, paints pretty expensive. You bring your own gun, paints 8$ per 100. You rent a gun and its 12$
Canadian dollars mind you, like monopoly money :)
Fun field, I do recommend going there. Great staff. They'll occasionally ask to borrow your gun to shoot at people who are cheating....or other staff members...