My last time at Fox Valley Paintball was truely my last, I doubt I'll ever go back. Paint prices are extremely high and the rental guns are in really rough shape. We were the only group out there w/ 14 guys and they couldn't find one semi for me that worked properly so I got a pump Tracer and that was the best gun I used all day! And then there were the bees, I didn't get stung, but others in my group did.
Pretty nice feilds, nothing spectacular, but fun. The only real grip was the owner. Over the phone, he told me that the price for paint was $80 a case of 2000. When we got there, he told us that price again, and both my friend and myself gave him $80. He handed us a case, and we took it out to a picnic table, and went back in to get the second case. He then told us that we only paid for one case. We soon found out he charged us $80 each for a case to split, meaning it really was $160 for 2000 paintballs. And he charges $45 for 500 balls. That price is rape. He lied to us, and charged us waaayy too much, and we'll never go back. Plus, the paint was all dimpled and crappy, and the feild has bees, I was stung in the hand during one game. Overall, I'd say it was a fun place to play, but untill they re-do their prices and get new managment, I won't reccomend this feild to anyone.
DBD - fun and friendly, but it's been a few years
Stalker - great field, people, and prices
Commando - Cool place to go for scenario games!
This was the first, and probably last, time I went to Fox Valley Paintball. My first impressions were that it was smaller operation, and I was right. One guy and his sons from what I gather. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a bad place to go, and really the folks there were quite friendly, but it's not in the best of shape. The "pro shop" (I use that term loosely) is a old dilapidated mobile home. The front steps up to the trailer barely supported the weight of me and my friends. The other gripe I had was the bees! He mentioned that the dry weather prevented him from burning. Hmm, so the solution is to just let if fester in the staging area? There were bees everywhere because of the garbage.
When we wen't out to play, things got a little better. The refs were not much help, but the fields were ok. A few folks were having trouble with there rentals, but they were replaced or fixed as far as I know.
Overall, a fun day, but that had more to do with the people I played with than Fox Valley Paintball. I'll go again if it's someone's bachelor party or something out of my control, but otherwise I'll be steering clear.