Virtual Assault has a very good tactical course. If you want to know what it's like to hunt down a bad guy in a urban environment then this is the place. If you want to do this without getting dirty then find somewhere else. This place was very dirty, paint all over the floors and don't even consider running because you will pay hard on the concrete floor when it's time to pay the piper.
The bathrooms were very ugly and I would recommend going out behind the building before venturing into the bathroom (boys only).
The service was good if you seem to know what you need or want. If you are a new paint-baller you will seem to sense the intolerance toward your lack of knowledge.
This field was not at all what i expected. Sure, they had one guy there that knew how to work on guns, but i wouldn't leave my gun there, or take my eye off of it either. I gave him my two piece barrel so he could chrono it, but that night it took me and my friend about 4 tries (together) to get the barrel apart. He ruined my velocity nut on my cocker cuz he torked a screw in there that was to long, and he charged me 10 bucks for a minute of work. Also parts are very expensive. The out door field looked good but i didnt play on it cuz it was winter, but it was asphalt covered with sand, not good. The indoor field was even worse. the games were not reffed and it was not open, more like moving from room to room in your house. Plus they dont seperate ther newbs from the pros, so be prepaired to get rained on with paint with a guy shooting 13 bps+. The restrooms are gross too. And last of all, the indoor floor is cement coated with paint, so dont plan on running to much. I will not be back here, id rather to to the compound, Ellensburg, or go to tactical
I love what Virtual Assualt has done to the outside part of their course!! The fist time I went to Virtual Assualt the outside course was made of haybails and tires, but now they have a sup-air field that is aewsome. I has a lot of respect for Virtual Assualt because it was the first place that I ever went paintballing. I have now went their 4 different times. The indoor course is really fun, because it has the perfect amount of light and leaves you in suspense. The staff is very Knowledgable, but they are not very freindly. All in all I think Virtual Assualt is the best paintball experience in Spokane.
First off, I must list the positives, because they do exist. 1. Great proshop, helpful/knowledgeable techs, good equipment. 2. Indoor course is actually very fun to play, if you have good night vision eyesight and feet like spiderman. 3. Other stuff is good too I'm sure... Ok, now as for the negatives. 1. Lack of reffing and enforcement of any rules. Wiping, hiking velocities, close-range bunkering with more than a couple shots, etc... If you go with a large group bring your own refs. 2. Very run down, the bathrooms are a good example of the rest of the place, think 'neglect.' 3. The speedball field looks like it has seen better days, but they were a long time ago, and it is slightly slanted so one side has an advantage. 4. The indoor course is cool, but the floors are smooth cement, covered in oily paint. Prepare to go skating.
This is hands down the best field for speedball in spokane. woods ball or tactical games... thats a nother story. but if you like speed ball this is your place. the have a sup-air ball field that is ok. its not in great condition but it does the job. its fairly cheap as well.
their pro sho stocks anything you need if ur gun isnt working and if you want to purchase something they probablty have it. if not they wil order it for you. Cam is the tech their. i have to say he is one of the best techs ive ever seen.
I have played on their indoor and outdoor fields several times. Well...once inside, it just is not the same as the sup air ball field outside (tubed field). The indoor field is lacking in a few areas, primarily the lighting, otherwise it is a good setup. The outdoor field is a little on the worn down side, but is nonetheless a good setup for tournaments.
The proshop stocks severe paint, which I have grown to like, except for the more than occassional bounces (on the bright side it does not break in your gun). In addition they stock a wide assortment of guns, and can order you nearly anything you might need at a reasonable cost.
The best part about VA is their tech, Cam. He is perhaps the best gun tech in the WA, ID and OR. If you have a problem with your gun, he can fix it for only $10!
Overall, VA is a fun place to play because the people are serious but fair. While their fields need a little repair they are still fun to play, if they were not there wouldn't be so many people coming back. However, without Cam they most certainly wouldn't recieve a 10.
Outdoors on private lands and I know this dates me, but I used to play at Boomers (long since closed down).
I am not a speedballer or a tourney player so I will not comment on the outdoor field here except to say that I resented paying to play on the indoor field and having no choice but to play outside everytime a ref wanted us to or a majority vote was held. It is designed to waste paint nothing more.
However, I have always enjoyed the "urban" environment provided inside and despite the extremely slippery floors (bare concrete + paint) it is a fun course.
They used to let you bring in your own music to play during games over their speaker system, but I do not know if they still do. But the combination of noise/music and strobe lights adds to the experience.
The pro shop is efficient and helpful to those assertive enough to demand it. Lately, there have not been any refs on the field inside and if there are any new or younger players, games were always designed around wasting paint instead of tactics and smart play. (you gotta learn sometime!)
It was very apparent that some "regulars" to this place know they can jack up velocities and wipe paint and not get caught. I even spoke to the staff personally about specific players and nothing was done to change the situation.
I agree that the building is old, but that is no excuse for a filthy bathroom, which has been the case every time I visited.
Overall, I would not recommed this facility to new or young players, but if you are a salty vet or like to shoot 15 rounds a second because you can't hit with one shot (sorry, my lighthearted dig at speedball) this is the place for you.
If they cleaned the facility more frequently and improved the safety and rules standards I would consider returning.
Tactical Assault, Adventure City Paintball, Paintball Shack
First things first, Sean315, Jacko231657465, & thelilJugg. No one lost their eye at VA. I was present and playing that day. Heres the REAL story: An older gentleman came to play with a few family members, the next time I saw them they were getting their afety briefing and were being told what damage would be done if a paintball were to hit you in the eye. At various times that day I saw the same gentleman being repeatedly told to keep his mask down on th efield and to use his barrel plug when he was off of the field. The warnings got to the point that he was told that the next time he would have to turn in his gear. The gentleman then went back onto the field and about 1/2 way through the game lifted his mask off of his face in the middle of a firefight and got hit just to the left of his eye. The gentleman then came out to the counter where I was talking to one of the employees, asked for a towel. and said that his mask got knocked off by a paintball and then he got shot. I was asked to help gather statements from other players that were in the game as the ref that was on the field at that time was getting statements from the others. The statements from his own grandchildren state that he had taken his mask of in a place where the ref wouldnt have seen him do it.
As for my review, I always find the Staff very kind and knoweledgable about ALL products even ones that they do not carry. The staff does not bunker kids with every chance that they get (not everyone behind the counter is an employee) And if you have a problem with the way that the teams are set up, why dont you SAY SOMETHING!!!
Paint is always fresh - no more than 2 weeks old
Proshop is chock full of the latest and greatest items
Best and fastest tech in the area
Always willing to help the younger players
The only negative that I have would be the condition of the bathrooms, but in the same breath you do have to realize that this building is older than most of the players in this area.
The guys at VA do what they do 7 days a week and are always there when they say that they will be there unlike other fields in the area. If you call you are more than likely to get a person on the other end instead of a machine.
Tactical Assault, The PB Shak, Neverwood, Elk Paintball, some others....
VA has a great setup. They have a convenient location along with a good play field and fully qualified staff.
The outdoor sup-air field has a good setup and usually makes for an intense heavy-fire speedball experience. However, some of the bunkers could use some repairs, such as the now-limp 50. I really cant go into to much detail about the indoor fields, as I have seen them or played on them in over 7 years, and don't even remember what they look like.
The VA proshop is very extensive, they always have a good inventory, stocking everything for beginning paintballers up through tournament grade equipment. The tech's at VA are the best. If you don't know Cam he is one of the NW's best 'cocker techs, if it involves a cocker Cam has an answer. =)
I recommend VA to anyone in the area thats looking to get into the sport or just go and play.
Last edited on Saturday, August 23rd, 2003 at 9:00 am PST
I think this is a nice feild. its fun and the faculty is very nice. they have a very nice pro shop inside the building. they have an sup-air feild outside and also an indoor feild which i haven't played but i have seen a couple times and it looks ok but i like the outside feild.
Last edited on Friday, August 15th, 2003 at 1:05 am PST