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Splatter Ranch Paintball Field

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Phone: 602-447-8200
Address: Jomax Rd. and Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
USA

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sinister602 Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
4 years  
Last There: August 27th, 2011
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Cowtown, Fightertown, FAP, Renegade
Directions
to the Field:
S.W. Corner Of Scottsdale Rd. & Jomax Rd. Just behind McDonald's Ranch.
Review: Safety is #1 at this field. Summer Hours are from 6am-11am Sat. & Sun. and starting the first weekend of October Thru May the hours are 9am to 5pm Sat. & Sun.
Prices:
$20 Entry
$9.95 Full Equipment Rental w/ 100rnds of paint
$59 Case Field Paint (2000rnds) for non-members $49 for Members
RPS Premium is the Field Paint used with their own custom fill that dries clear after a couple hours under UV light.
Fully Stocked Proshop onsite with great staff. Refs are very helpful and focus on all players and not just their buddies. During the 9-5 hours they have a food vendor onsite that serves some of the most delicious food made fresh onsite and very fair pricing.
I love playing at this field! Once a month they do a special scenario events based off of a movie or video game and they do an amazing job of organizing and running. All the different game formats offered at this field (which is ALOT) are ran smoothly and professionally with well balanced teams. The refs at this field try to keeps groups that want to play together together but will split them up if needed to balance the teams. You'll never see a game that has a bunch of experienced players playing beginners. The teams are always salt & peppered to keep it fun for everyone.
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proto baller 13 Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: January 19th, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Directions
to the Field:
The site best shows how to get there
Review: I use this field alot and i always have a great time there. The fields are great, the games they play which are 2 flag, 4 flag, counter strike and elimination get some what old. The fields are great with plenty of brush, houses, barrels etc. The staff and refs are social and are very helpful. Id recomend this field to beginners and advanced players. The rentals aren't great but for the people who are there just for a party its not bad. Its a bit pricy but besides that everything is great........10!
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bonus ball'd Saturday, December 6th, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of
Field Use:
6 months  
Last There: November 30th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
cowtown, tempe paintball, ballers,
Review: PROS

Safety is number one.
The risk of you getting bonus ball'd is low but in some cases it depends if there are cocky guys out there.
There is a lot of rentals but its no big deal.
The refs out there are pretty chill.
The field is amazing.
If there is atleast 40-50 players on each team they'll open up both fields.

Cons
The refs can be slow on paint checks.
The price of paint if you arent a member is atleast around 69-75$..
It costs 6$ for all day air. c02 i dont know
It will take atleast 5-15 minutes between each game which is 2 rounds. Also it will take atleast 5-15 minutes out on the field to get everything ready.
The air refill lines can take forever since there is only one fill station and the refs do it for you. Same with c02.
You must be chronod under 280.

besides that i give it a 10 of 10 because its a great field.

NOTE: you may over shoot. ;)
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clemmy Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
1 year  
Last There: April 14th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
THE DATE ABOVE FOR LAST THERE...THE DAY IS AN ESTIMATE...DONT KEEP THAT CLOSE OF A TRACK.

Xtreme-its all right

23bps-my favorite
Review: THe safety is probably one of the best out their. Even though it might be a little over the top sometimes it feels really good to feel safe. They have 2 fields and sometimes they combine them into one. Both have pretty much the same scenery. My favorite cover is their flat walls which really can give you a small profile. and the cactus. just dont lean in to the cactus covering. Spikes can still git ya. prices...yipes...like 20 to get in and with taxes like 64 for a box. and its not byop so forget about that. filling air is like 7.50ish chrono at like 280 max. they have a service center...but for their guns only. So if your gun brakes they can decide to help you or not...pretty much depending on how they feel. pro shop is ok. refs are fun and helpful. Players a very mixed. From pros to noobs. every thing is out doors, exept the bathroom. good foodstand comes around like every day. I personly think the field is pretty decent, IMO!!!!
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yeoldespyder Saturday, March 29th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
2 years  
Last There: March 22nd, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Ballers Arena- Uh not really the same concept...so I can't compare.
Westworld Xtreme Pursuit- Same with Ballers.
Cowtown- Westworld is way better than Cowtown.
Directions
to the Field:
On Scottsdale Rd. and Jomax, look for the big "Paintball!" sign.
Review: SAFETY: Top notch field in terms of safety. Everybody is checked for chrono every game, and checked for barrel sleeves after every game. They may overreact sometimes, but you have to take safety seriously.

FIELDS: Splatter Ranch has two fields, the North and South field. They are located a little bit far from the staging area, the South being the farthest. The North field is very clean, and maintained. It is mostly small buildings and wooden spindles, along with cactus and bushes sprinkled in between. The South field is the more overgrown of the two, and is used the least. It has a ravine running down one side, and bushes and trees all over.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Usually open on holidays. Winter hours: 9:00 until 5:00. Summer hours: 6:00 till 12:00...I think.

PRICES: A little bit expensive. If you don't have a membership, you're looking at about $80 for the field pass, paint ($60...a little pricy), and all day air. If you have a membership ($360/year), you can play the whole day free of charge...unless you need to buy paint, which is only $50. It's Field Paint Only, however.

PROSHOP: Splatter Ranch has a very minor proshop, which has gloves, markers, feed necks, squeegees, tank covers, barrels, drinks, etc.

STAFF: Generally friendly. Helpful all of the time, for markers, etc.

REFS: Good refs, always working. Usually at least 4-6 refs on the field at once. If you need help, they will help.

PLAYERS: Mostly Newbies. Still, at good amount of regulars. Most are nice, and will help you out if you need help. Everybody knows eachother, making for a friendly environment.

FACILITIES: 2 Fields, sometimes a hotdog stand, a big trailer (check in, rentals, etc.), and a big staging area (most of it in shade). It may take a while to get signed in, however, if you don't get there reasonably early.

FOOD: A hotdog stand or the "roach coach" ( burgers, chips, etc.) come by almost if not every week. The hotdogs are great. Also, they have gatorade and bottled water in the trailer. Dominos delivers there a lot of the time.

RENTALS: Piranas (eh...), a decent clip on pod pack, pods, OK goggles (clean), and 100 rounds of field paint for an average rental. I think its around $5 to rent...Bring your own gear!!!
Last edited on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 10:51 am PST
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cull324 Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
Period of
Field Use:
More than 5 years  
Last There: February 10th, 2008
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
cow town- good prices decent feields
extreme persuit- ok field a bit pricy but great pro shop
Review: Splatter Ranch is a great field probably the best one that i have played at. they are also the most safe field i have played at too but some times they can over react about the barel plugs even if the hopper and barel are off they still require the barel plugs to take the barel covers off the air source needs to be of the gun even if you have an on/off which is crazy. The pro shop is not great they carry a limited supply of stuff. the are a bit pricy $20 for the field pass $5 for all day air and$59 for a case of 2000 rounds. but the staf is great they are very outgoing and fun, they eill also try to help you with your gun or other equipment to the best of their abilities. the safty vid is a bit corny thought.
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summit342 Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
3 months  
Last There: April 14th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
23 bps-better field all around
cowtown-a little better because of prices
xtreme pursuit-no comment
Directions
to the Field:
site
Review: This field is pretty nice, with 2 fields that are big and have many hiding spots and alot of trees to hide behind. This field has a couple problems: prices are very high when it comes to a day of paintballing because the field first of all is not BYOP and a case is 60 bucks and field fee and all day air is pretty bad to but the experience was good with a lot of newbies that helped in target practice and honig your skills but there is occasional good players that come in to give you a challenge.




This field would be a 9 or 10 but prices are very high
Last edited on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 at 2:16 pm PST
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Ingrid_Cold Thursday, April 12th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: December 26th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
None, first and only time playing PB in AZ.
Review: It was clean and open, I'me not really a fan of playing paintball in wide open fields but this one was good. While it was open there was enough terrain and obsticles to take cover behind, could perhaps use some more objects to take cover though.

To be honest my first impression of the staff was a bad one, before I even got on the field. I wont go into much detail about that but a couple of the other staff member's made feel better about the place later on, there's some real good guy's there.

I think the best thing about the field is that it was open during the holiday's. I live in a place that you can only play paintball outdoor's 6 month's of the year, so when I was on my Christmas vacation this was a real treat for me.

I couldent bring my own marker's without hassle due to customs regulations at the airport's so I had to use a rental, very dissapointing. Those marker's were C***!!! 280FPS is the maximum allowed speed on the course...fine by me, the rental I was using was shooting 240 if I was lucky, I asked if it could be adjusted, nope! Not allowed, I asked to use a different marker....nope, the guy say's that they all shoot like that, wont make a difference.
240FPS on an open field like that is ridiculous, but I still had fun...just like the guy said I would.
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pulseisbetter13 Sunday, March 25th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once  
Date There: March 23rd, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Other Fields
in the Area:
23 bps- Great field, admission a little pricey, BYOP
Xtreme Pursuit- Fun, but you have to use field paint, which stinks
Wild Planet Paintball- Decent fields, cheap admission, BYOP
Directions
to the Field:
It is pretty easy to find
Review: Safety- Very strict and very safe refs, 280 fps is kinda slow, but I am usually up in everybodies face :-)

Fields- INCREDIBLE fields, I personally love outdoor fields. I would come here always if I could bring my own paint. Very spread out, plenty of room for a big game.

Hours of Operation- 9 am to 5 pm is long enough for me!

Prices- $20 admission, $5 rental package(the guns really stink!), 500 rounds for $20, 2000 rounds for $59. Really pricey for the quality of the paint.

Rules- Strict enforcement on staying under 280 fps, also strict enforcement on barrel sleeves.

Services- The staff is very nice, they are much better than any refs I've met at any other field. They also will help you fix your gun if you are having issues.

Pro Shop- Very small, but better than no proshop

Staff- As I've said before, very nice, very outgoing and they even threw a small tournament for 500 paintballs (our team won)

Refs- Same as staff

Food- No body gave us food when we were there, but they sell soda, water, gatorade, and even donuts!

Overall, if the paint was either cheaper or you could bring your own, this would be the best field. But since it is not, I give it a 9.

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twoshoes Monday, February 12th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
4 years  
Last There: January 23rd, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Cow town is down the road.
Directions
to the Field:
Scottsdale and Jomax
Review: Ive been playing here for a while and watched it grow, theres a new generation of kids here now so all the timmys and Protos are gone, mostly spyders with a splatter of ions here and there.

Pros-
Service- The refs are there to help you, if you have a problem they will fix it for you. If you ever have a problem with other players or see cheating it will be taken care of quickly. Manager is kind of hardened from dealing with some many kids who are still in the single digit age but is still a huge help.
BPS- The BPS is regulated and maintained! No jackass cranking his gun up to 300s to hurt kids.

Cons-
Expense- Its expensive, without a doubt.
New Refs- The new refs are kinda green, and someone must have made heads roll. You cant get your gun out of your bag without a ref getting ready to tackle you out of safety concern, its understandable, but needs to be relaxed. Its severely aggravating. Especially if you work on your guns alot.

It can be boring, it can be a blast. Show up early and do 3 on 3 with your buddies all morning. Expect low grade guns and to play more mind games than actual shooting.

Dont bother busting out your dm7 or what not, grab a pump gun or a mech cocker and go out and have some good old fashioned recball.
Last edited on Monday, February 12th, 2007 at 2:24 pm PST
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