Hole in the wall (both the old and the new one)
splat attack indoor field
Last saturday, my friends and I decided to go and try out this field. None of us had been there before, and all of us have about the same amount of experience. When we arrived, the first thing that we all noticed was the amount of tourney players that were there. This is pretty much the only complaint that I have about this field. The whole entire day there were only 6 walk ons, including myself and my friends, compared to the 20+ tourney players that were there. Other than that, everything else about this field was good. There was only one field that was inflated that day, so walk ons and tourney players took turns, which really wasnt an issue since you could rest and refill while a different group played. Prices were very reasonable, 15$ field fee and the price of paint ranged from about 27$ to 60$, depending on what brand that you bought. The rules were very well enforced, regardless of whether or not you were a walk on or tourney player. There was only on ref working that day, but he did a very good job on keeping games going, enforcing rules, and reffing games. He and the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful, and left a good impretion on my friends and I. The facilities themselves were good. The whole place was kept clean, and there was also an area were you could clean your equipment. All in all, I think that this field was above average. The lack of other walk ons and overabundence of tourney players would be the only thing that would cause me to second guess ever going back to this field. But for anyone who wants to play airball, or wants to play against more experienced players, then this is a great place to go. I'd give this field a 7 out of 10
Operation in Graham - They've got 1 airball field, but the ground its on is horrible. Its a mix of kinda gravel and hard packed dirt, not fun to play on. If you slide, you and your cloaths will probably get shreaded. If you don't care about speedball, Operation is great.
This is a great field for speedball / tourney players. There is tons of great competition and there are many teams who play and practice there frequently. Everyone is pretty friendly and will help you step up your game. They've got 2 separate fields. Sometimes they only use 1 at a time, or 1 is rented out and walk-ons use the other, or they'll have teams practicing on 1 and walk-ons playing on the other. The grass used to be perfect, but now its starting to show some wear in heavily played areas, which is to be expected. They've got food and cold drinks, and occasionally they'll have a guy out there with a BBQ. There are usually 1-2 refs on the field for walk-on games. People are supposed to call themselves for a paintchecks or call themselves out if they're not in direct sight of the ref, cause it'd be impossible for him to see everything thats going on on the field at once. Prices are good, I believe its free field fee if you buy a case of paint, which is reasonably priced. They don't have a proshop or a gun tech always at the field, but they are putting up a new building right there, might be a shop in the future.
I will say that if you are relatively new to the sport, you may have a better time at other fields if you are playing as a walk-on. The walk-on turnout has varied when I've been there. Sometimes its a good mix of new and experienced players, sometimes there arn't too many new players. If you played there with a private group, you'd have a blast for sure.
Overall I would have to say my experience at this field as horrible. Some of the people there were alright, but good God were the games ridiculous. Not only were the teams stacked beyond belief, but the ref did an absolutely horrific job doing paintchecks and looking for hits. People would wipe right in front of him and it was almost like he would just turn the other cheek like it didnt happen. I suppose it didn't hurt that these people were ones that I have seen there are NUMEROUS occasions and are probably friends with the refs. The only plus I can say is that there were plenty of games being played, and paint was cheap. $50 for field and a case of Premiums is not bad at all. This field still left a bad impression with me though.
Last edited on Thursday, July 13th, 2006 at 2:31 pm PST
Hole In The Wall-Ppl are much nicer, refs taek care of you
Splat Attack Indoor-PPl are much nicer
Directions to the Field:
167-512west, pioneer exit, turn left, right on 5th, right on benston, left on 114th, left at th church
Paint is expensive, very expensive. The people out there are all tourny players, so newbies, watch out. i was out there for two hours and only got to play once becasue "all the tourny guys had to practice." the refs are ok, very loud, and can be kind of an ass, but they keep everyone safe.
If you are a tourny or atleast a good speedball player, then you will hold your own. Step up and play though, they wont wait on you. I wont be going back there.
-microwavable burritos and ice cream
-go-carts next door
-no gun tech
So in conclusion this is a pretty sweet field and i reccomend going to it. But if you do go then bring a backup gun and also know how to fix your own gun because they don'thave a gun tech on site. Also if you get tired from paintballing you can go go-carting next door
operation, splatattack indoor and outdoor, patriot, kcs
this field is pretty good for the casual player. it has two fields, but use one at any one time.
i went to a tournament there, blow back, i swear that there must of been about three teams out of 11 that were actually beginners. they should control that a little bit more. on one Saturday, there were me and 7 newbies who have never played, the ref was awesome and taught these kids how to really play. then on Wednesday, i go there to find about twenty experienced players, swearing, smoking(hence the no smoking sign...) they were swearing at the field, throwing rocks everywhere, definitely not a good example on my friends mom who had never seen pb before. the staff didn't seem to want to do anything about it. still a great field on days that people like that aren't there.
oo bonus, paint is only 45 bucks a case for premium. plus, just fill out a form for a sort of sponsorship with 2 other people, and get 10 percent off, and 36 bucks a case! not really a sponsor ship but i still took it.