Conquest, California Paintball Park, Hollywood Sports Park, Paintball Sams
SC Village, where should I start. Most people say they love this field and there is nothing like it and others have the worst time and bad mouth this park all the time. My opinion of this park is that it is a place every paintballer should play at least once. To me SC Village is the Mecca of paintball. I had heard of this place way back in the mid 90's and always wanted to play a day. So when I moved to SoCal I had to play this field. It was well worth it. Since my first I still have a good time there. Now this is not to say that this is the perfect field like others is has problems.
1. Many fields
2. can handle big crowds
3. tourney fields
4. Can bring your own paint
5. HPA and CO2
6. food and restrooms
7. Free water
9. Good refs
1. hot during the summer
2. the smell of cow
3. prices - store and air both co2 and hpa
4. cheap days = huge crowds
5. not many tourneys any more
6. some fields really showing there age
7. load speakers not working all that good
The variety of the fields is great. There are woods to city type fields. The majority of the fields are wooded. The good thing about these is that from season to season they change. SC has always been about giving the paintball player a wide variety of fields. The city fields are some of the best I have played. Tali-ban City is great and Beirut is always a favorite. Also the tourney fields are good and it is always cool to see the pros practicing on Sundays. But one thing I would like the owners to do is fix the fields. Bosnia, Vietnam, and Beirut need to be fixed. The buildings are falling apart. Maybe a makeover for the whole field is in order. I mean the field it self is over 10 years old.
The staff is always good. Sometimes you run into a young kid who is just doing his job and doesn't really care but this is just a theme you see at most paintball fields. So you can't hold this against SC.
The rentals are showing their age but you get what you pay for. These are good enough for the first time player. They don't rent Cockers anymore which is a shame. The store is a little pricey for things and they don't have much. I still don't understand why they don't have a better store.
Air station is a little under staffed. They need to have the compressor on earlier because sometimes they can't get you more than 2200psi. But you can get 4500 fills are the tourney fields but only after 9:30 when the guy shows up. So show up with a full tank. The prices for both air and co2 are a little high. $10 for all day air is always silly. It is just compressed air they get for free and I know the gas for the generator can't cost that much. CO2 prices are a little high but they do have to pay for that.
All and all this field has something for everyone. I think this is why so many love it and come ther every weekend. If you love paintball and haven't play there yet plan ahead and you won't be disappointed.
The fields are awesome but the only thing is that it is so crowded. Long lines for air, which is always a bad thing. They only fill up to 2800 psi, which won't get you to far if you play 2 or 3 rounds. Tombstone has the WGP compressors that fill to 3000 psi and 4500psi......OH YEAH that is the stuff. For first timers (non-Speedball players, the dudes that that is all they do) it is a good place to go but try Tombstone for a better experience, it is more personal than SC.
Last edited on Tuesday, January 27th, 2004 at 1:19 am PST
Although I haven't been to many other fields, (1) SC is a good field.
Plenty of speedball, super airball, AND regular courses. The staff is strict on its' chrono markings and "dead man out". No long waits between games, and the games are anywhere from fifteen totwenty-five minutes. Also, the walks to the fields aren't long if you get a parking spot in the main lot.
High prices for rentals, air, and spare parts.
Well, after playing at two other paintball parks, I was not happy with the play at this park. Although the fields are quite nice, the big problem is the play time between games. For every 15 minute game expect at least a 30 minute wait for the next game. This seems to be a problem with organization rather than number of refs available.
At the end of the day, they started to chrono 150 players for a game. That took at least 20 minutes. When they chrono my rental gun (my other gun broke), I was running at 262. They told me to get it adjusted. That required a long walk to the gun station. All they need to do was adjust the screw on my gun like they do at tombstone...
When my own gun broke, I went to the repair station. No one there.
I went on a crowded day where they had a 1/2 off (12.50). The problem with the half off day is that they start at 10 and end at 4. The actual start time is closer to 10:30....setting up teams starts at 10.50. That type of situation occurred at every game. I think we got maybe 7 games for the day. At Hollywood park, I got 12 games in 4 hours.
The refs were ok, but would not start a game unless everyone was quiet. What they should have done was kicked out the talking players. I paid to have a game....if someone else is talking...send them home....but dont punish me or the other quiet players. The refs took a long time to read the rules...they should write them down on paper and read them.
no outside food vendors (like in-and-out) nearby....I recommend a pack lunch.
SC seems to be more rough and tough versus family oriented park...
Good news...they game me a free pass to their other park, Hollywood park.
At least you can use your own paintballs......whenever the game starts....
First thing, all you people complaining about the crowds; Guess what, shut up, and go on a weekday.
On a weekday, its $10 to play from 10am to 4pm
Not crowded on weekdays, and refs are still great
They have real bathrooms and great air service
The games are 15 minute elimination
Only 5 minutes between games so you dont ahve to wait forever
The fields arnt that far of a walk, everyone jsut exagerate
Teams are made real even
Refs give good comments when you do great
Staff is real helpful
Park is on a sideroad without a sign
Some fields can be a long walk
Anything that looks fun you cant go in
Shop staff doesn't know anything about paitnball
Bathroom floors are about to cave in
Compressed air costs
5 minute between games doesn't give time to refill pods
Parts in store are costly
Most courses you can not watch after you get eliminated
Great fields but too crowded. Refs are few and far between. Easy for players to cheat. Long lines for air and gas. Restrooms not clean. Foode service truck was ok. Would be better with more refs. Many CO2 bottles were over filled causing burst ring failure. Staff was friendly for the most part but need more of them. Could not hear safety briefing as speakers were terrible and not loud enough. Did not offer capture the flag. Not a terrible experience but with more staff and more concern on safety would be much better.
I went their recently and the first thing i noticed was that it smelled horrendously of cow! But once u get passed that it is a really fun place to play. It's like a bigger, better, more expansive hollywood sports. There were so many fields that i didn't even get to playthem all. The refs are good and the owner is really nice. U couldn't ask for much more. The best part is you can bring outside paint!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!
vERY FUN FIELD.
Urban Quest, Paintball USA Close Encounters, Camp Pendlton
SC is the greatest place to paintball in Southern California! Even though it is pricy the feilds are great exept for Russia (fire ants everywhere!!!). They have rec-ball and tounament fields. Also thier facilities are very clean and so are thier fields. The most trash that I found on thier fields was a forgten pod!
Jungle Island - Some interesting fields + competitive pricing, however organization and level of safety not up to S.C.'s standards.
S.C. Village. I have been playing at this field for over 10 years, back when the rental of choice was a PGP pistol. I shot my first paintball here & I'll probably shoot my last paintball here. However I have to say that the level professionalism has been dropping over the last few years. This is probably due to the increasing amount of players playing paintball these days, it has to be hard organizing 100's of people who want to shoot each other. But when you have some girl on the intercom yelling over and over "Stop shooting in my parking lot" , "Thats my parking lot" , without actually doing anything about it, its hard to take the staff seriously. Up until recently a tough looking guy named General Joe used to be the head referee/owner/The Boss. He was very respectable, and since he is not actively at the field anymore (correct me if I'm wrong) people just don't seem to respect the facility or the games at SC like they used too. Enough with the negatives; SC is still the best paintball field in the Riverside/Corona area, its fields are numerous and inventive, some of the staff are really cool and helpful and they still have a strong emphasis on safety, which is never a bad thing. All in all its still an excellent field, we just need General Joe back....