I heard about First Strike through this website–there were only two reviews posted for them, but they were sufficient enough for me to at least give First Strike a try. I am a pastor, and was bringing sixteen people with me from my church and one other church to give paintballing a shot. For most of us, this was the first time that we went to an actual paintball field.
The reviews for First Strike were right on, and the service was even better than we expected. They walked us through every step of the process–from equipment to safety to strategy. The wooded field was big, had lots of bunkers and land forms, and proved to be fun and exciting for both the adults and the kids in our group. The speedball field was...well, brutal–fast and furious. We had a great time battling out with each other in close-quarters.
The thing that impressed me the most was the service. The rental equipment performed superiorly–we had no breakdowns. We received a group discount on the paint (much appreciated), and all the guys at First Strike treated us well.
I would recommend First Strike to both beginners and pros!
First strike is a great field. Craig was very helpful, especially after I chopped a ball chronying. Definatly going back. The paint was excellent, and I had no problems with the reffing - they were quick on the paintchecks and very clear. Very cool atmosphere, helpful people in the pits too.
Addition (4-24-05): After a year of playing, I've gotten better with only FS's help. I now play on their sponsored team and I keep going back. They have just changed to a hyperball setup for the speedball field and it is A++. Give it a try!
Last edited on Sunday, April 24th, 2005 at 8:06 pm PST
played Bubba's a few times, but First Strike is the better of the two in my opinion
I've never had a bad time playing at First Strike. Craig and John are very helpful, and the other refs are excellent also.
The course is well taken care of, and has some really good bunkers and other hiding spots. Lots of area to play in.
I'm not too big on speed-ball, but I've played a few times on the course, and I like it.
Very helpful at getting gear ordered for you and the field markers are keep in great condition for play.
Give 'em a shot and you won't be sorry.
Bubba's, not bad, but the reffing lacked in my opinion
I love playing at First Strike. Craig and John are easy to deal with and very friendly. Rentals are in good condition and I never had a problem with them when I used them. Paint has always been good, no problems with bad shippments that I've experianced.
Woods fields are great, and many good bunkers. Not much of a speedball player, but it is still fun every so often.
I'll be back here as often as I can.