Combat Zone is a nice, small, 3-field paintball park. Some of my opinions will include offensive and supportive comments. So I will start off with compliments.
1) The fields there are really nice, my favorite is trenches. Others may like veit namm or speedball
2) Some of the refs are really nice and helpful, and not to mention young
3) The rules are pretty fair, nothing wrong with that
Now I will state my offensive remarks
1) There are a ton of mosquitos on each and every feild and near the benches
2) Some of the refs let kids get away with wiping and other signs of cheating
3) Some kids forget to put on they're barrel bags and people sometimes get injured
If you wish to visit, the hours are from 10am - 8pm on Saturday and Sunday
And the shop is open 7-days a week from 10am - 5pm
Behind Merritt Square Mall. Colocated with a skate park.
First time playing at the outdoor field. I'll break it down as best as I can:
Check in area: Prices are decent, staff was friendly. They have snack and drinks to purchase as well.
Paint: I always buy whitebox wherever I play. Theirs was the worst white box I have ever used. I had a lot of barrel breaks and they flew in every direction other than straight. I use J&J ceramic barrels and matched the paint to the bore size. My son has a powerlyte system and he commented about it as well.
Refs: Young kids. One older guy. They were mediocre. Slow game starts, not a whole lot interaction with the players, i.e. paint checks. Also they had games between their "buddies" while the rest of us had to wait to start.
Fields: Speedball field is fine.
The other two are rather small:
Trench field has one of the worst layouts I have seen. All the structures are pushed to
one side. Both sides gravitate towards them and gets all bunched up.
Vietnam field is super small and very sparse for cover. Not great for anyone over 5' 5".
Overall I wasn't impressed and probably won't go back unless I hear things have vastly improved. I realize space is tight where they are located but maybe a bit more field planning could possibly make it a better spot to go.
Ok, first of all,. This tournament was sooooo disorganized. And on top of that the refs were letting their friends cheat, and that completely pissed me off. They also messed up the brackets so we only played each team once,
So Yeah definetly not going back there, it was deffinetly a waste of time and money
Combat Zone has always been good to me. Their field hours are great and the fact that they are open 7 days a week makes it a lot more convenient for me to play at since I have a part-time job with no set schedule. They have had to fix my gun twice already, once because of a broken barb, and the other (which just happened recently) when they installed my new board and my gun stopped fully cycling, they fixed it for me in a very good manner of time.
Their field can get overrun by parties of little kids sometimes, but it is something every field deals with from time to time, and it is needed to pay the bills. Other than that though, the fields are amazing. At first, their field was a little rough around the edges, but over the months it has really improved and has made a significant difference.
I would strongly recommend playing here because they are very experienced in all things to do with paintball, from running a proshop, to referees, to field operation, gun techs, and always having plans of expansion. Their rules are great. It lets the professional players have the freedom they want, without scaring away newcomers from the sport. They are very strict on safety which is always a plus, and their fields and staging areas are kept fairly clean.
Overall I would give Combat Zone a 9 out of 10 just because of size, but with the plans that the owner has for them, I don't see why they couldn't receive a 10 from me in the future.
Last edited on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 4:51 am PST
I first went to CZ with one my friends after not been paintballing for 4 months and had a great time. The prices are great. Only $7 for entry and on Sundays they have Good deals on paint. Also they have the "Beat the Gas Days" where its free to get in. The Owner There is nice. I like the Fact that its an indoor field because during the summer and winter months it gets hot & cold and they have a huge fan in the waiting area.
Which is a big plus. The UAPL field has Astro Turf and is great for sliding. The other Big Field is nice too. But i just wished they installed Astro turf on that but i guess that would be a big hassles but i still great. Because on carpet i can get a better grip on the Ground. Although i wish they had Dorrito Bunkers there. The field setup is nice. The Lighting is really good for an indoor field. They have two Fill stations there which makes filling quick. The ref are nice and the majority of the players are aswell. Although I dont really like the 10ft rule but theyy let us sometimes pass on that. The proshop is very professional with all the New Guns, They also aswell have Airsoft. Also they Tech guy is awesome he fixed my Leak And my Reg for free!
Last edited on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 at 6:29 pm PST
Epik -enjoyable field-
Stingers -always a good time-
Orlando Paintball -VERY UNsatisfied with this field-
Crosstown Sports -good small indoor field-
I decided to check this field out today and I was not disappointed at all. The store is very equipped with the latest markers for recreation to woodsball and a wide selection of parts and paintballs to choose from. Also the owner -Derek- is very friendly and knowledgeable... Combat Zone has two fields which are indoors, there's a roomy field that has a combination of speedball and hyperball together with old rugs on the floor. Then they have a PSP 3-man field. This one is intense and quick (got my arse handed to me by a player who had a Spyder with the rocker trigger, my fault though I should have gotten him. Remember it's not the marker that makes the player, it's the player who makes the marker). Also, a large staging area with a a good ventilation system that makes the place very cool. Ref's were at the call of the players to start up a game and there was no down-time between games. So I give this field a full 10 in my book. Go check it out and have some fun!!!
Map quest it they have a huge freaking sign out front and their warhouse is huge too you cant miss it from the road (even tough i miss the turn every weekend)
Its been a while since i have been i came out regularly i reffed for colonal and played on his field the place has seen some amazing upgrades over the past year or 2 hes constantly trying to make the blace brighter and cooler in the summer time and all of this takes major ammounts of time and money he wants to do what ever it takes to make you a customer he s a really nice guy and hes likes to speak his mind he keeps the place at tip top shape and is very strict about saftey wich is a very good thing the games are constant and the reffs are always ready to start up another game they have a A++ proshop best one in FL pretty much any where in the US i have seen so far with the new uapl field added this place is getting better all the time he has plans to make a better field in the future and i would keep close to him because i can tell he is going to get BIG major sponsers through NPBS have him up on top he can get what ever you need. the facilitys are kept at a grade A this place is awesome and deserves to be tried out go play have fun place gets a 9.7 of 10 and he will continue to take customer feedback to make CZ the best field ever
Hurricane very good field if u want alot of fun!!!!
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CZ is a great field and pro shop that holds everything you could want (notr actually everyting just a vast number)and i go here to buy my ups and planning to come there for a new shocker also the staff is great and is very good expet when they dont come off the net to paint check u witch pisses me off but they did trie to help like when i was a noob i drie fired my phirana and he insisted i didnot later that week it broke.(i didnt listen)
I think CZ overprices alot of things but i think its for a good reason I think personnaly some are overpriced for instaling.but stuff like tank covers shouldnt be different
over at CZ noobs might not COME BACK because people with very fast gun light them and they mught go to hurricane and like it cause they dont get lit up
Over all i would rate this field a 8 because of paint prices (exept on Byop) i think a cheap cases of paint over there shuld be $40 but Cz just tries to give you the best of the best. Good luck combat zone i know last year wasnt to hot for you guys hoping this year will be. just a thought (only allow semis unless uve changed it alrdy cause alot of ppl get lit up and noobs think theyre using auto matic *thye dont no wat ramping is*)