The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Only other one in the area and its still new is Power Play
I would like to say a few things about this field and the owners of it. Don and Trisia go out of there way to make sure these fields are always up and running, they put a lot of time into it.
Now that i got that out of the way i will cover the fields they have. With just the one Air Ball field (yes it has been down from time to time) they dont offer a lot of speedball chances. There is a short walk to an old barrels and pallets style speedball course and it play very nice. They have a large field named field 4 which can play up to 70 people on it, but can be a little crowded. The first field is nice and hope but offers a lot of cover to hide behind. There is a two story in the back corner of this field as well as a snipe hill, there is one other two level building on the field which is nice to play in. There fields are a little over run at times and could use some work. However all in all they play very nice and offer a nice range of playing.
The reffs at times could use some more training, but they do their bes to ensure the main thing any field should and thats saftey.
Their staging area is right next to field 1 and offers the dead players a nice sit to watch the action still on going. They offer plenty of space to put your gear at and even a BBQ pit to cook your food if you would like. There is a shortness on bathrooms with only one porti to use, however it never really seems to be like a major issue.
They offer snacks and drinks at a fair price (compaired to most fields in texas) their paint cost is also very fair with a case costing 30 dollars. Their rental fee is 15 dollars and covers all day Co2, and their also one of the few texas fields that have all day Co2, most fields make you pay by the fill unless you have their rentals. They also have compressed air on hand as well as a airsmith there to work on your equipment. Being that they are still a small business in a area that hasnt seen the boom of paint like other areas in texas they do their best with what they have. I know a lot of people wish they would be more knowledgiable about higher end markers but they are also the only field in Waco (other being Power Play) with a true Angel Tech on hand that went to England to take the classes. If you have any questions about Spyders they know them all and can have your marker up and running within the day if they have the right parts.
All in all i think this field does a great job for what they have in the Waco area, their isnt many customers cause the area is still catching on to paintball and once it does you will see the field grow with it.
Blora Paintball - Not as good as this field
The Bunkers - Staff is better here than Guru
This isn't a horrible place to play. The refs are cool, which is nice. The field could use some work. The Airball field has been down everytime I go, and other than that, there is really no other speedball type of field worth playing on. Every field has pallets and crap that you can shoot through, which sucks cause all it does is make scared newbies hide behind one and keep popping balls through the cracks. Its alright though, I just light up the pallet till they're covered with paint so much they can't see.
The main staff, well, at least the woman, is rude. They treat groups like gods and walk-ons like crap. My team was playing, and trying our hardest to get some decent type of practice with the walk on group, which does't work when they throw 15 on 15 on a 3 man size field, anyways were playing, and everyone comes back to the staging area to get some paint. We start heading back out and the lady comes out of the "Trailer" and yells at our ref that she wants all of the refs out on the big field with the 100+ people church group. Were standing there like???? and he's looking at her like she's crazy, cause there are like 30 of us walk ons. She keeps telling him to go out to the big field, and he's arguing that he can't, cause WE the walk-ons are there also. Anyways, she finally let him go with us, so we could actually do what we paid for, which is play.
Overall, its not bad if there are a few refs there and no big groups.. Don't expect any decent type of speedball, or to practice the way you want with your team. This is "Redneck" paintball at its finest, trust me.
If they would stop treating the groups better than walk-ons, it would be different.
Do the math, a walk on buys an average of say, 3/4 of a case, so thats 30 bucks. if he doesn't have is own gear, thats another 25? I think, not sure what there rental price is. So anyway, a walk on spends between 30-50 bucks to play. lets average it out at 40.
A group buys a case for 4-6 people. They also rent their guns. So your looking at about 30 bucks per player at most, and thats if they get no discounts, probably more like 20. BIG DIFFERENCE.
Last edited on Thursday, March 18th, 2004 at 5:24 am PST
Not a terrible field but very over priced. Staff is very hard to deal with and not very knowledgable about the sport. Good gun tech but thats all. Fields are all real old and outdated, just not a good field for paintballers. A good field for little kid birthday parties or church groups but thats it. They say that they are going to have tournaments but never pull them off. Very disorganized and not updated about the sport, they still think its 1990. Everything is different now.
Last edited on Monday, January 19th, 2004 at 5:16 pm PST
I have played many times at this place. They have plenty of tournaments going on every month. The prices are great-full rental=$22(full rental is 500 rounds of paint, gun, co2 or n2, hopper.) I think 2000 rounds of paint is just $30. This place is great for partys. It's got a speedball course, woods course, and about 8 bunker courses. there might be some more that i dont know about. the staff there is o.k. there not the nicest people around, but they'll help you out. this field even has a seperate proshop. I'd say it's a very well-rounded field with refreshments, great refs, and low prices.