Xtreme -- nice folks, smaller, but nicer fields
Gateway -- high level of play
Meramec Challenge -- quickest game turnaround I've yet found in the StL area
I have mostly unfortunate things to pass on about my experience at this field.
Game turnaround -- very poor; only played about seven games during an entire day . . . after each game we had to go back to the staging area and sit around for up to 20 minutes.
Safety -- hard to say anything more telling than the fact the refs don't even wear goggles, just shooting glasses. Also, the complete lack of barrel plugs/socks was mind boggling. Also, folks were firing markers at ranges without even having to wear goggles. If I were these guys' insurance, I'd be having a heart attack.
Play -- in 14 years of paintball, I've never been to a field where hits to packs do not get you out . . . until I came here. Very weird. Also, hits to guns don't count, yet bounces do . . . I'm not sure how they came up with this combination of rules, but it made no sense to me.
While the folks I was playing with were fine, it was a private group, so I've no idea about the clientele. Needless to say, I shall not be returning to Fearless Fighters in the future--this field scares me, from the safety standpoint if nothing else.
when i went to fearless fighters on Saturday i was very impressed. me and some of my friends literally thought about going there and organized it in like 2 hours. when we got there they said that they were going to make a huge fire for us. it was so much fun there and the only bad part of the day was when i fell on my knee and got a huge gash on it. what was even worse was that my hopper fell of and the paint inside broke. but i still had an awesome time and definitely will be going back there.
Eclipse Paintball, Bushwackers, and various backyards:How do they compare?-They don't.
Let me first start off saying that the staff at Fearless Fighters are some of the best dudes around. The Refs are really fair and want you to have a good time. They often switch up teams and change game rules to keep it interesting. Usually whoever is running the counter in the proshop is attentive and helps you out with any problems you may have.
The park itself has many different playing fields ranging from Airball to Woodsball style fields. Each field except the Airball field is fairly big. The smallest field is probably 50 yards long and 25 yards wide. The larger fields absolutely dwarf anything that parks such as Bushwackers have to offer.
Playing at FF is a pretty good value. During open play, it costs like $15 to get in and you can buy an airpass for an additional $5. This comes out to $21. Still with me? This entry fee allows you to play all day. At Bushwackers, you pay $20 for only four hours of playing time.
Paint. FF offers like two or three brands of paint. This isn't a bad thing. They sell premium paint such as Evil and Polar Ice and for reasonable prices. I think $60 a case for Evil. They also offer a cheaper but still of good quality called PMI Stinger for $45 a case.
Rental Gear. Along with the $15 entry fee, you get a pair of thermal goggles and either a Tippmann Pro/Carbine or 98 Custom rental gun. For an additional $10, you can get an A-5 w/ response and for $20 extra, you can get an A-5 w/ an e-grip. Crazy. I have personally used every rental gun they have to offer. All of them worked fine except the A-5 w/ response. I think the cyclone feeder piston had a broken o-ring and it wouldn't cycle. This was okay because I told the staff about my problem and they let me use an e-gripped A-5 for no extra charge. Plus they let you shoot any kind of paint through their rental markers.
Safety. For the most part, the refs are on top of things. Players are made to chrono before games and new players coming in are made to chrono up. Barrel plugs and socks aren't really enforced there too much, except new player divisions. The refs just ask you to put your gun in a convenient gun rack before and after play . Also they tell to keep your barrel pointed down at all times. Of course the "goggles on" rule is strictly enforced. I have seen people removed from the park for removing their goggles during a game. Sounds harsh but it's better than losing an eye.
Cool stuff. Some other cool things about FF is the player divisions. On weekends during open play, there can be alot of people there. To give newbies a fighting chance, they are put into a "New Player" division. In this division, all players are totally new to paintball. Every player uses rental equipment. I believe this division has no entry fee but you still have to pay for paint. For the most part everyone else can be put into the same division. The other divisions change often so I'm not really sure how they're divided any more. :)
Some of the bad. We knew this was coming. No field is perfect but FF is close. The field staging areas could be better. The staff really only seems kwowledgable in Tippmanns. Open play seems to really be decided by the weather. For example, just this last weekend, me and a friend went to play the Friday Night Fights open play after it had rained. We were the only two that showed up. We still had fun playing 1 on 1 for about 5 hours. But the best thing was the owner let us come back the very next day and play for free. That day there was at least 50 or more people there in open play not including private parties. Well this kind of turned out to be some more of the good but who can complain.
Well in conclusion, Fearless Fighters is a great park for beginners and veterans alike. They offer a large array of fields and different ways to play. If you live in the area, you should defintely check it out.
Bushwackers- Not the best but great I think for younger players looking for a good story to tell there friends.
Xtreme is the nicest area park around as far as field up keep but they don't let you bunker
Outer limits- Closed down- but indoor and was always more than expected.
A couple fields in Ohio
Nice people but have to agree about the unproffesional; safety, proshop, and fields.
I went here for a bachelor party and had fun but only because we made the best of it. They could really have something nice if the place didn't look so slapped togother. You get the feeling like they put the place togother in a day and that was ten years ago and havent touched it since. The staging area is kind of small but NO barrel plugs on any of the guns that where rented. Just kind of left them sitting out everywhere. I will give them credit on google safety I heard them yell at people in open play and our group for playing with them to much on the field. The proshop is not so pro unless tippmanns are your gun of choice. Not bashing tippmanns but I wouldn't want my electro to go bad if you have one here. If you have played anything like gateway or topdog and love that type of play then I would say don't waste your time but if you just want a casual game give it a try.
Just not my thing and rate it really low as far as fields I've played on. I would only go back if it was a only option (private party where this is where there going and even then thats always fun no matter where you play.) I'll give it a three because you can play here and have fun but don't expect alot out of it.
I would recommend Bushwackers if you plan on playing out in this area and I don't care for that place so much.
-Pretty cool fields.....lotsa cover....pretty unique designs...
-Paint....not bad prices...all PMI stuff.....(you can get it 5$ cheaper at the Gateway store)
-Cool idea with the "Im out ribbons" Instead of holding up your gun...you hold up a bright orange tape that signals you are out.
-2 lives duing the games...makes for some interresting games...
-more than just elimination...we played center flag....some bomb thing....it was cool
The not so good.
-Staging area was very...welll...."ghetto" I think is the term the kids are using now...
-NO BARREL PLUGS..."if they soot out of the barrels that is something that can hit you..." the problem with that it the plug will STOP THE PAINTBALL. When was the last time you got jacked by a barrel plug?
-NASTY......NAAAASTY "pro shop"
-No paint checks...cause they play if it bounces you are still out....
They were nice guys...but...way to unprofessional...and the saftey is just not there at all.....We did have fun....but we will not be back...
I played at Fearless on Satuday for about 5 hours had a great time played on 4 different fields and about 25 people in open play in our area so teams stayed at about a dozen withch in my view is about right as far as the refs this is my 5th time playing there and as always they were great the one they call ice man has never been nothing but helpfull and wiling to help us in anyway he can paul was the other reff and this was the first time he reffed us and he was great couldnt ask for a better reff. and as for the other reviews saying u have to buy there paing with your own gear there lost i have never had to use there paint i always bring my own and have never had a thing said about it. all in all its a great place to play
WOW - my entire family spent from 10:30 to close 6pm in open play, we had the most tremendous expierence, the stagging area right next to the field blew me away, kick back and relax between games. The staff was helpful, friendly and just nice, they really catered to our needs. They were running a special on field paint, that was good grade stuff, never a barrel break. My family of four went through 5 2K cases of paint.
When you arrive you get put in to 1 of 3 different levels, Level 1 is for the begginers, never played before, Level 2 is for the general non tourney types, and Level 3 is for the Pros.
Works great, you don't end up against a team of comados with guys they invested what I pay on a morgage in two months. Refs are really fare, I love the multiple life play, keeps the game interesting. Refs try to mentor the younger kids, to get them moving and advancing which is great, teaching them the game. They really have everyones needs in mind, from a family to the Pros.
My family is going to the 2 day senerio in June, and I'll be there next weekend again.
Can't wait to try the night play.
I read some of the other non-favorable post and they were just unfair, the game is what you make it, doesn't matter if the guy on the other side of the field looks and acts like a pro, or even 3 times your size, he's not superman, its about the stratagy, paint will break on him just like any other.
Hands down the best time, it was worth the 47 welts (thats right - I tend to rush a lot), I recommend this field to everyone in St. Louis.
They do check the speed on all the owned guns, the refs do show mercy for the little ones. With that said....
I would not recommend Speed Ball at any location for the pre-teens to close, to fast, typically they get slaughtered :)
They are out in the woods, so don't expect more then 2 outhouses for a bathroom, suck it up city boys, running water is overrated, and they were very clean and not smelly.
Keep up the good work Fearless!!!
10 out of 10
I don't ever write reveiws, but I felt that all the trash talk had to be laid to rest.
The Staff are NOT CRABBY :)
I wish kids wouldn't get on this site and diss good fields because they had one bad day at them. I have played at many local fields and Fearless is one of my favorite. Their prices are extremely reasonable, heck they even have a free open play division. And you can bring outside paint to open play and for my buddies that don't have equipment they allow you to shoot outside paint through their markers if you want too.... but i always buy house paint. Cases start at 40 bucks, and go up depending how good of a ball you want. The fields are always changing that's what i like about them. They have a lot of everything,big woods ball fields, scenario style fields, speed ball, and they're buying an air-ball field or so i hear.....don't quote me on that though. I love their field at the bottom, and the field they have in the very back. Two of my favorite. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and well nice as far as i have seen. They don't baby and give extra attention to certain players or people...they're nice to all. Cant wait till their own scenario event that they're putting on this summer... its the "Chronicles of Dune" I think that's what they're calling it? Something of that sort... they're opening up the whole park it should be fun. Also I know they were pretty high on private play prices but I was talking to the owner, i think it was the owner, this weekend and he said they went down quite a bit on paint prices and changed up a bunch things... i like how they always try to adapt to keep everyone happy...not just one style of player. Looks like I'm hanging here for awhile...I really like whats going on lately! And tell Jimmy that next time I'll get him, he plain owned me in a game of speedball this weekend, I was stupid enough to challenge him......
Fearless Fighters has some of the best fields I have played at. I have played in many "tournament style" fields in New York, Illinois, Texas and Michigan. FF is working hard on more fields and making the ones they have more interesting. The staff is somewhat knowledgeable but they really need to listen to there customers MORE. The only thing that I disagreed with is that while myself and ten other payed to play , two staff memebers challenged two customers to a match. They have to remember that the other twenty or so customers paid to play not watch. This was the only bad experience I had there and if that is the worst I can deal with it. I highly recommend Fearless Fighters to any beginner of professional or for just a family event. The staff is very considerate and helpful when any trouble arises. And to conclude this reveiw the equipment is nice (for rental equipment) and is respectfully priced. Where else can you use a field, get a marker and airtank and a 1000 balls for and have this much fun for 35 or so bucks.
Last edited on Sunday, October 17th, 2004 at 2:36 am PST
My back yard (10 admisson and i got a sup field =D )..3,000 bucks
Well im sure all of you people hate this place, and im not going to lie to you... It IS infact the ugly. Not to mention the guys working there look like cast away bikers from who-knows-where-ville, nor are the fields that aawesome. I think, although its a lousy field plot, the money paid for such a field plot is nice. Its not to $$ and its pretty fun. My plot in my backyard is way better, and im a 15 year old kid... These guys may look like a bunch of losers, and they polly arent far from just that, HOWEVER..they are very nice and for me pretty understanding. Ive been there a few times and my first time i used a rental gun, not so awesome but no rental gun is awesome. I ended up shooting th lights with every other 5 shots because my gun clogged. Now i nave a raven, i just oreder a DM4 Cobalt. With your own gun and mask and tank (prefer n2) your set up perfectly fine to have fun. In some ways this field is better then bushwackers and in many others its not. nevertheless, its still a field to have fun at with little brain power and little firepower...and never go to the bathroom here
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