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Texas Paintball Field

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Phone: 512-257-8728
Address: 18300 Medina Vista Lane
Austin, Texas 78645
USA

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Crimson_Chaos11 Tuesday, June 24th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Constant action
Review: I've been playing at texas for 3 years now and i must say its the best field around! Ive been to sc village in C.A (one of the most popular fields around) and i dint even think they compared to this place(except for there speed ball ^ ^). Texas has the best fields. Best reffing staff. Atleast they have a consession stand... Ya, the prices do suck a little (around 80-100 for full case) and u have to buy field paint. But hell its more than worth it. They have 6 wood field, 1 air ball, and 1 badass hyper ball. By the way, Texas has 4 rental guns that r pretty nice to choose from (tippmann pro carbine, Parana, Parana pro, and the new tippmann a-5) sme guns include nitro, ricochette hoopers, and tank covers(nice stuff for rentals).
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Trench Raider Thursday, June 12th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Hunter's airsoft in South Austin
Review: i really can't speak much about the paintball scene at this field as I have never played paintball there.

However the Austin area airsoft group meets there twice a month. They are a great bunch of guys who are very "newbie friendly". They have a web site at:
http://216.120.233.17/~austina/

On "airsoft days" the field organizer allows the airsoft group to use whatever area the paintballers are not on. As the tend to use the speedball courts (that we have no interest in) this is usually not a problem. Relations with the paintball crowd here is not a problem. Most of them either ignore us or tend to show interest in our guns. To my knowledge there has never been any of the tension I have heard about in other paintball/airsoft mixed fields. The only troubles co-existing on a paintball field is that occasionally one side or another will get a few stray shots if the two groups are playing in adjacent areas. (one of our players was accidently hit by a stray paintball last time I played....)

The area is great for airsoft. First off there is a large wooded area at the bottom of the property that is about 100 yards square. This area is heavily wooded and is an excellent skirmish enviorment. The other two areas that are good for airsoft involve a large field with many bunkers, wrecked cars, a couple of small buildings, and large wooden fort. Finally there is the "trench area". This is an area hat has been torn up with many holes and trenches. The result is rather like "no man's land" on a WW1 battlefieild. Given my "Nomme de Plumme" you might imagine I rather like that area.

The owners charges a very reasonable rate of $10 for airsofters to play all day. Of course as this is primarily a paintball field you must bring your own BBs, batteries, gas, etc...

In closing, if you are curious about airsoft come out to TxPB on one of the days we play and see what it is all about.

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obey Monday, May 26th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
constant acttion...... the price was really good but i did not really like the fields.
Review: I am really tired of all the crap Texas is getting for the price and the condition of it. Ya there is not much running water but is it really that hard to bring a cooler of drinks. you could also just buy one if you want. Ya some of the refs are young but they are definitely not bad, and it is good it, gets them more into paintball and teaches them at a young age. The refs are nice and if u just talk to them you will see that. that crap about the o-ring, that is bull, i have gotten free o-ring from them many times. If you ask they will help you a lot. i have gotten numbers of adjustments and help with my gun and even got a free trigger job, and even then i was a newbie and did not know any of them. stuff about how the refs don't like paintball and don't even play, bull, bull , bull, i am sorry that is really stupid to say. about the safety issues they are good at enforcing them, there is a surrender rule, but the person getting surrendered, yes can turn around a shoot you. Yes there are some bad thing but nothing is really perfect.

The field are awesome, there is a real variety of well maintained fields. You can play hyper ball, air ball, a lot of really good woods courses. They even have a full trench field with dug outs and pits.

The staging area is really great, one of the better ones that i have seen (such as constant witch has almost none of this). There are lots of trees to keep the sun out and keeps it cool. There are a ton of picnic benches for u to put your stuff, take a brake or get ur gear together. They do have a concision stand that sells food and drinks. they are a little over priced but how many recreation places that you go to aren't. The pro shop is kind of cheep but it serves the purpose and that is not a bad thing.

Prices are very high but that is what it cost to run such a nice paintball field and make a living.

Over all is is a good field with a couple of flaws and i would definitely recommend it if u are willing to spend a bit more money for a much better time.

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isaaclim Wednesday, April 30th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
petty's paintball and constant action. Texas paintball should rank lowest compared to petty's and constant action.
Review: The fields aren't that bad. Mostly wooded and if you like that kind of stuff you should definitely check it out.

But yes....the prices are horrible. These guys must be desperate for cash or something cuz man they are high. I've been here a few times and I honestly don't think i'll ever go back again because of the prices.

Staff is ok. They have a range of competent nice folk all the way down to "what the heck is wrong with you in the head" kind of peeps.

I would give the fields a rating of an 9, but staff and value would rank down at 1 and 2. That averages to a 4 so thats what i'll give them.

If you're new to the austin area....don't go here. Constant action is a million times better and I'm not even that huge of a fan of constant action. If you can go to petty's. They will roxorz your boxorz.
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mloatman Thursday, April 24th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Review: This place is a zoo. They appeared to me to have little regard for player safety. The refs let a guy shoot me from two feet away after I bunkered him and called for him to surrender. I did not have the heart to shoot him from so close, so instead he shot me. Instead of putting him out, the ref called me out.

Speaking of refs - they appear to be young and inexperienced (high school age). Also, the ratio the day I was there appeared to be about 40 players per ref. they let players go out of bounds and then shoot other players while they were out. The refs would let them come back in, but still called their victims out.

A boy identified as the owner's son attached himself to our rec games. He was outfitted with the latest gear and a high rate of fire marker. He murdered the little kids, but was not too hard to put out if you would take the time. Apparently, the tournament players are too good for him, so he takes it out on the little kids. The refs are terrified of this kid (due to his daddy's position). The lectured him on overshooting before we started, but were powerless to stop him.

The facilities were marginal. They started a smoky, smelly fire on a hot day - it appeared they were using it to burn trash so they could save the dumpster fees. It was unpleasant and annoying.

The paint was as advertised in some of the other reviews - very over priced - approx. 33% higher than I have paid elsewhere.

The fields themselves were pretty cool with a variety of terrain and layouts.

All in all, not a great experience for us.
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GSMan300 Monday, April 7th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
N/A
Review: First of all, this field does NOT have RUNNING WATER! This field is horrible! It is poorly run, unorganized, high prices, inexperienced refs, porta-potty bathrooms.
Here we go:

1. Parking Lot: There are no lines to designate where to park - everyone just seems to park wherever looks convenient. The material on the ground consists off rocks and all sorts of debris that can chip your lower rear bumper. If you don’t have a truck or SUV then you have a good chance of getting stuck in the parking lot when it rains. Also, don’t even think about parking in the “better” spots near the trailer (yes – the main building is just a big trailer) because at the end of the day you will have paint splatter all over the side of your car. They claim to have protective nets, but they are too short and second hand with holes in them. The entrance to the parking lot only allows one car in OR out at one time – very dangerous considering the traffic is flowing at about 65mph on the outside road.

2. Prices: The prices are just ridiculous! It is FIELD PAINT ONLY and they claim it is so because “This is so we can control the type of paint used in our rental guns and on our field.” This is not true – it is so they can jack the price up and take advantage of people. Here are there prices:

Four Hour Field Fee: $15 (If you want to play the other half of the day…guess what? Another $15.

Then you have to pay for a rental gun if you don’t have your own equipment.
Paint Prices (FIELD PAINT ONLY)
Tax not included (Prices may change without notice)
Brandname
Bag of Balls 100 Rounds $6.00
Playerpack 500 Rounds $25.00
Field Paint 1000 Rounds $43.00 2000 Rounds $78.00
Bigball 1000 Rounds $46.00 2000 Rounds $82.00
Midnight 1000 Rounds $47.50 2000 Rounds $83.00
RP 1000 Rounds $49.00 2000 Rounds $89.00
Marbleizer 1000 Rounds $55.00 2000 Rounds $97.00
AllStar 1000 Rounds $57.00 2000 Rounds $98.00
They nearly double their prices on paint and require you to buy it from them, when just down the street the local paintball store sells it for much less (Marbs - $97 vs. $65).

3. Customer Service / Field Operators / Refs: One day I went into the cheesy trailer in an attempt to purchase a part for my gun, which they didn’t even have when I overheard the owners discussing how to price a certain object. They did no market research whatsoever. They increased the price on some part and here is was the logic: “They (referring to their customers) should have bought this when they had the chance for a lower price.”

The refs are all high school aged and very incompetent. On many occasions when they “try” to fill my CO2 tank they blow o-rings and expect me to go buy another one from them for $1 when it was clearly there fault. One time I thought he blew my burst disk b/c he forgot to turn off the on/off valve when removing the tank – he told me to go buy another one from there main trailer for $7. I just received my new 4500 PSI MaxFlow Nitrogen and I am afraid to have them fill it.

4. Utilities: There is NO RUNNING WATER of any kind! There are no bathrooms except for outdoor porta-potties which are poorly maintained. They have a little stand which sells bottled water and candy for high prices b/c they know you are trapped there without running water.

5. Fields: I must admit…the fields are pretty nice. Much variety, well-though out and developed.


*Conclusion: This field is still in business and gets away with running a poor operating b/c it is the only field in the immediate area. There are other fields, but they are much further away. I go to this field b/c they are close and it is convenient – but will soon be switching to Constant Action or Petty’s (kind of far). Save your money – this field is definitely not worth your time or money.

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RingMaster4321 Sunday, April 6th, 2003
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
Constant Action, Tanks, Paintball Kinghts, Lonestar, etc.
Review: Good: Lots of fields, a wide variety. Fields such as Airball, to hyperball, to Geo. Ok service. Ok refs, pit area, and maintenace of fields.

Bad:Prices! This field is probably the most expernsive field in Texas! 80 for a case!!! And the paint isn't even that good. You pay 80 bux for a box of paint in a white box, no advertising, and just about every bag is dimpled. Thats the cheapest paint. Most places you can buy good name brand paint for 60 a case. The Pro shop isn't that good either. It's basically a cabin with paintball stuff thats no good.

Summary: The fields are good, but its not worth it to go there to play a day of rec. I'd only go there to do practice where you can bring your own paint. Even then, I'd think twice.
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