The fields are great. i usually play speedballing and nothing beats sc village. one thing better is that the new refs there are now really nice, the ones before was a burn. One negative thing about this field is the smell when you step out the car. (cow crap) well im use to it already. big parking lot. they should give us more time to reload paints after the round. if your not fast enough the game starts and ur not in.
i played at two others one in simi valley and war zone both not as good ass sat . war zone was as good butt went out of business and sat cong keeps getting better
i played at song cong about 1980 after playing at war zone early mourning in corona califonia and i went over with ten friends and didnt have time to stop and get money and i couldnt find enough money and the field owner let me play for free . i will always remeber that thanks . since then i have palyed about ten times thier and each year the place gets better and better and the people and control and atmophere and parking is just great you would want to try it here if you never been here. i was on the termanators for a while in 1990 now just play walk on. i played one one shot only in nelson no pump
got nick name backdoor cause i was always the slowest and watched the back of the players on my team
I have been to SC Village as both a walk-on player and as a memeber of a private group. Everyone always talks about how the groups are always crowded but that is because I don't think they split the groups ( Beginner, Intermediate, and advanced) up correctly. You know something is wrong when you see someone with an angel on the Beginner or Intermediate groups. If you plan on going to the park, a private group would be the best way to go as long as you can get the 28 people that are required to go. If they don't show up you have to pay the extra money for them so collect in advance. Also, it is best if you have all of the paperwork ( wavers and rental aggreements) filled out before hand. It makes the process go a lot smoother. Now for a few bad things about the park:
1. REFS- some are good and some are bad. Most of the red shirts are good. our private group had a shaggy blonde haired guy a few weeks ago and he was cool. As a walk-on i have had a few but the one that I remember was a big guy names Matt ( I believe he is a supervisor now though). As I said before, some are good and some are bad.
2. Bathrooms- They are real bathrooms and the do flush but they could be cleaner
3. Food- Food is a far drive if you want to go get something away from the park. They have food there but it is a bit pricey after paying for paintballs and the entry.
4. Speaking of entries- $25 is kind of steep but I think it could be worth it depending on how crowded it is. And it is $20 for a private group which is good.
5. Cheating- If you are going to play on the walk-ons you should expect a fair amount of cheating. It isn't the refs fault that he has to control 200 people. I believe this could be solved by having at least 1 ref for every 25 people but I don't think that will happen.
6. Fields- There are a lot of fields but some of them are just horrible. There is a lot of trash on some of them. On some fields you could sink down to your knees in mud. On some fields the wood is falling apart. South Vietnam used to be fun but now it is a bunch of sand and mud with nothing to hide behind. All of the fields along the river are bare and there is no cover. NO MORE BAMBOO :(.
Well, that is all I have to say for now. I am going back there in a few more weeks so I will let you know if anything is better.
Jungle Island - Overall, SC Village is much better
Hollywood Sports - It would be great if you didn't have to buy their paint
I have been to SC Village twice and both of my times have been pretty good experiences. The first time I went I had to rent a gun, and that took about 20 the 30 minutes just to get that done. Other than that the rest of the day was good.
The second time I went was on Memorial Day, and they were charging half price admission. Well, my dad and I got there at 9 and when we finally got through the line and registered it was 11. But looking past that, the rest of that day was also terrific.
- lots of fields, and it pretty good shape
- pretty big parking lot (when I went we had to park in the second lot, and that was a killer walk to the fields)
- pretty good service (it only took me 2 minutes to get my air filled, so I was happy)
- chrono check is very fast...they get it done quick so you can get playing
- You can bring your own paint!!!
- refs are REALLY bad (they hardly care if people cheat, rarely do paint checks, and one of them is like 14 years old)
- too crowded (both times I went it was 100 on 100. But if you like big games, that forget this)
-the walking (not much any of us can do about that)
I guess overall, this is the best park I have been to.
Very good field. Has its ups and downs.
-Variety of fields with different themes (city, forest, desert, or a mix)
-Pretty good rentals (not the best)
-Fields are nice
-Different player levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
-Some fields are far away from each other so it takes a while to get to them
-Only get five minutes between each game
-Hard to hear refs at the beginning of the game
-Forest levels are confusing and not kept up (cant tell which way to go and very thick mud)
California Paintball Park -- overall, I had more fun here
This was the first park I played and initially I thought it was ok. Then, I bought new gear (2003 outkast, SM1 14in barrel, full force delrin bolt, etc) and I went a couple more times; I then thought it was poor and was quite dissapointed. Let me explain some of the pros and cons so that you can formulate your own idea about this park.
- A ton of fields (including many speedball fields) to choose from
- Pretty good sized parking lot
- You can use your own paint
- There is always some speedball action to be had
- A few hot chicks come and play every now and then (so its not all guys and sausage)
- good props on some of the fields
- safety (at least wearing of a mask and barrel plugs in) was enforced on the field after or before a game
- the speedball courses rock
- TOO MANY PEOPLE DURING GAMES
- TOO MANY PEOPLE (whether you play advanced, intermediate - if they pay enough refs to even hold this level - or begginer, there is at least 60-70 people per team). Consequently, you end up with about 5-8 people at every bunker/trench/tree/etc. This then relates to no movement during the game, and is a relic of World War I. Also, you run into the cheating issue...I'll get there next.
- Too much cheating -- Yup. people do cheat. When there are 2 refs for 60-100 people per team, it is awfully easy to wipe paint and keep shooting. In fact, some guys didn't even bother to wipe the paint, they just pretended they were robo-cop and kept going like the energizer bunny. There were at least a few spats that nearly resulted in fist fights every time I have played...usually as a result of cheating. This just takes the fun out of the game.
- Lots of hot-heads play here. You will undoubtedly run into the "macho guy" who is convinced that he is paintball's newest prodigy (and he is usually far from this level). Also, people seem to get mad when they get shot during speedball; this has always perplexed me since the point is to shoot people.
- The refs are little 16 - 17 year old kids who just don't care. In fact, they usually seem like they are hung-over and have had to drop huge plans to come to work...come on guys...you are a paintball ref...not a bad high school job at all.
- The refs don't usually do paintchecks and don't call on anything, especially cheating.
- You have to practice your marathon skills just to walk to each field
- The prices are quite high for addmission, air, CO2, parts, service, etc.
- The bathroom is pretty grungy and yes, the floor does seem to be caving in
- People shoot hot all the time (you have to get chrono tested once before you play, then you get a little plastic zip tye if your gun passes...this does not stop people from cranking up the velocity after they pass. Also, you could easily go to home depot and buy the same zip tyes
- People shoot paint in the parking lot all of the time; epescially at cars...so don't piss anybody off or you will find your car lit up (the management at the park claims that they have "undercover employees" in the parking lot, but I doubt that seriously
- The staff does not know how to fill tanks (you might last one or maybe 2 games after they fill your tanks)
- The Fields are just plain run down...it is obvious that SC does not put any work into cleaning or repairing
- You are not allowed to go into any houses, bunkers, vehicles...if it looks cool, guess what, you cant go in or near it
- A couple of the maps were created in a local flood basin, and as a result, there is always a ton of mudd...every time I play at SC, I see at least 2 or 3 kids get stuck (requiring assistance) in the mudd...I mean stuck to their knees.
Whew. That was exhausting. I have to say that I feel SC Village is a major dissapointment. I know everyone seems to like it, but I feel you might be better served to try somewhere else. But hey, give it a shot and just maybe, some of the things I listed may not be true.
Tombstone - field of choice due to proximity of paintball shops, fast food, etc. 10-15 minutes between games. Nice choice of fields: trenches, woods, speedball, hyperball, town, etc. Airfills to 4500 - all day for $10.
Jungle - Free Compressed Airfills. Great selection of fields, Congo rocks. 15-20 min between games. A little too far of a drive for food and too far to drive to paintball shop. So have all the gear and paint you need and if you don't mind pizza for lunch, it's a great place.
SC Village was my first experience in paintball, probably like thousands of other people. The majority of the walk-on fields are great but can be extremely crowded on weekends. The entry fee is $5 more than most other local fields and the compressed airfills only go to 3000 on a GOOD day. The turnaround between games does not give you enough time to get both air, paint, clean-up, rehydrate, etc. The distance to the airstation and the lines can be ridiculous.
The refs check for wristbands and chrono marks before everygame.
SC Village is renown for it's Arena fields and the major paintball tournaments held there annually. Sundays are the day of choice for most tournament teams but is extremely difficult to jump on to a game unless you have a team yourself. This is hard-core tourney ball and no refs so tempers can sometimes flare. You just have to remember that it's just a game. The fill station at the Arenas is excellent. Self-filling and all the way to 4500. If you want top notch competition in paintball then SC Arenas is the place to go on Sundays!!!
Tombstone, California Paintball Park, The Jungle, and Conquest
SC Village has lost their luster and shine. Thought the reffing was adequate and the quick turn arounds were good, I was greatly disappointed in the service. It took a long time to get your HP Tanks filled. They only fill up to 2800 PSI and that's it. They also do not let you use scuba tanks from home. We witness a tank exploded at the air fill station. I wonder about the safety measures there. The fields are poorly maintain. Some areas of the fields are completely bare and have no brushes. The booths are placed in poor locations. Meaning you have to walk pretty darn far to get your guns chronoed and even further to get it filled!!! It took me 5 minutes just to walk to the air fill station. Trust me with the quick turnarounds, you have a choice, get paint or get air. You can't get both unless you haul arse!!!! I would reccommend you to come down once to experience SC Village but that is about it save your money and go somewhere else. I wouldn't waste my money here anymore. Tombstone is good since they have Worr Game Compressors that will fill up to 4500 and The Jungle is Awesome since HP AIr is free and they fill up to 4500 as well. Both Tombstone and The Jungle have nice and well maintained fields. Tombstone is a little better since they are very close to food outlets and they have a little more fields.
i just went here once when i was on a team and that is the way to go it is cheaper and it is all speedball fields that are excellent for the players pro and amateuers to pratice on there was some of dynasty, sc ironmen, and bushwackers pro up there playing they had pipe coarses as well as the blow up bunkers wich was relly cool but it was an expierence and you had t o ref yourself but that was cool i saw no one intentionally cheating which says alot for our sport. but if you walk on as a player they have a whole nother set of fields for you to play on from what i understand.