InvinciblesWent once and was all but ignored, I had heard lots of bad things, but wanted to check for myself. I walked around for 15min, while workers were present, and nothing was said to me.
Went once and was all but ignored, I had heard lots of bad things, but wanted to check for myself. I walked around for 15min, while workers were present, and nothing was said to me.
Employee that seemed to be running the group looked to be about 10, I'm not against younger support refs, but primary should be older, or at least awesome.(didn't seem to be awesome)
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InvinciblesSince this field was 3 minutes away I started going every 2 weeks or so. At first the staff was good and the service excellent. That was until recently...Apparently they lost ALL of there staff a...
Since this field was 3 minutes away I started going every 2 weeks or so. At first the staff was good and the service excellent. That was until recently...Apparently they lost ALL of there staff a few weeks ago (rumors abound, but it sounds like they weren't being paid)
The new "staff" are untrained, rude, and utterly unattentive. The refs refuse to walk on the field for any reason. They don't make players who bring their own guns use the chrono, nor do they seem to care about people's safety.
The paint (which was bad to begin with) has become horrible! It looks like 3rd or 4th run balls! They're melting in a 20' storage container that sits in the sun all day! After shooting a hopper of this garbage (the only paint you can play with incidentally), my entire marker needed to be cleaned. Just loading the balls into a hopper turns your hand red! Oh and he charges $55 a case for this junk!
The field is seems to have a serious drainage issue as well. It takes days for 80% of the field to be usable after even a short rain. The structures are poorly constructed and the 2 story towers in poor shape. The city of PSL may actually shut this field down due to permit issues...Hopefully they'll give the land and field concession to someone who actually knows how to run a good paintball field.
Vince Cloe, the owner, has become synonymous with poorly run fields. He's closed 2 in the Treasure Coast/Space Coast. This one appears to be going down hill as well. If you like to play paintball try going to Palm Bay or West Palm Beach...
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Currently 3.4/5 stars.
InvinciblesAfter several years away from paintball, I was talked into getting back out on the field and Invincibles is very close.
We played with rental gear, tippmann 98 customs run off of HPA, and vforce...
After several years away from paintball, I was talked into getting back out on the field and Invincibles is very close.
We played with rental gear, tippmann 98 customs run off of HPA, and vforce masks. The equipment was in good order, clean and not nearly as beat up as most rentals ive seen. There is a very nice staging area with picnic tables that over looks both the woods ball and speed ball fields with good netting so you can actually spectate without worry. we found the staff polite, and the refs were rather aggressive on enforcing safety, which was a good thing in my book. some of the teen age refs maybe just a touch overboard on the way things were communicated, but id rather that than refs who don't do their job, these definitely did!
I chatted with the owner for a few minutes, and he has allot of experience as both a field owner and a player. And more importantly, he seems to enjoy what hes doing. In fact, he was telling me his plans to add a skateboard park to the facility. Overall Vince knows his stuff, and is working with many local youths and teaching them the business and how to be better refs.
The only cons, the advertising online is a bit confusing and rates were different than advertised online (just not updated, not really a big deal.) You might want to just call them for rates and directions first, their site doesn't seem to get updated much, and though the place is easy to get too, their directions are confusing if you dont know the area.
Overall we had a great fun time playing paintball and thats what its all about.
With a little more work, and streamlining their adverts and rates to reduce confusion, this can easily be a five star field. they have the experience, staff, local suport and resources to do it. Ill be back!
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Currently 3/5 stars.
Invinciblesi dont work there but i have helped alot with setting up the new speedball field. i have squared off the field so all angles line up. i have also gridded out the field for perfect bunker placement....
i dont work there but i have helped alot with setting up the new speedball field. i have squared off the field so all angles line up. i have also gridded out the field for perfect bunker placement. the owner has recently invested in several new bunkers so the field is now a worthy field to practice, play, and tourny on. the has also promised that if the speedball community continues to play he will continue to invest in more new air bunkers.
form your local rain maker,
aka Mad Man
aka Jumpsuit Joey
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Currently 2/5 stars.
InvinciblesIts fun when you play with friends but other times its not fun at all.. Vince knows me well (the owner) I have'd played at his fields for 4 years. He doesn't offer the best prices at all. Also the...
Its fun when you play with friends but other times its not fun at all.. Vince knows me well (the owner) I have'd played at his fields for 4 years. He doesn't offer the best prices at all. Also the repair person is not certified. Hope it helps
InvinciblesI've been going there latley and they've got a new staff and a new manager that keeps everyone in line there are kids that work there but they do better then some adult reffs that I've seen. Prices...
I've been going there latley and they've got a new staff and a new manager that keeps everyone in line there are kids that work there but they do better then some adult reffs that I've seen. Prices are fair and they have very inexpensive raffles for like a dollar, But under the new management they've changed the field up almost everyweek so that nobody has time to get used to it. The owner has no fully backed the speedball field up by just helping out there team and clearing out a new regulation PSP field. The field is almost clear but he said the weather has really been bad with all the mud he cannot operate the bobcat without it getting stuck so it is coming!
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InvinciblesI had seen the many negative reviews on this field - but due to their age, I had hoped what I read was outdated. Unfortunately, that was not the case during my experiences at Invincibles.
I had seen the many negative reviews on this field - but due to their age, I had hoped what I read was outdated. Unfortunately, that was not the case during my experiences at Invincibles.
Fields: There are multiple fields at Invincibles - but none of them are enjoyable. Portions of the fields are weighted with many, tightly packed bunkers, while other areas have large open areas with no cover. The fields are not mirrored, and the layout gives one side a clear advantage.
The fields are not well prepared - I was very discouraged to find exposed tree/bush stumps and roots at/near many bunkers. I even witnessed someone seriously injure themselves attempting to slide into cover, and getting their ankle snagged on a root in the process.
Facilities: There are no facilities at Invincibles. There is a water spigot in the corner, and a plop john (with handicapped access - fancy!). No sinks or hand sanitizer. You can purchase bottled drinks and some hot (microwaved?) food from the "pro shop".
Air fills were poor, only going up to 2000psi. I am told there are times when they goto a full 4500; but as this discussion was happening on a Sunday, I took it with a grain of salt.
Prices/Paint: Their prices are on par with other fields, maybe slightly higher with their premium paint being $75/case. Sadly, the paint quality was horrendous. It is stored outside in metal shipping containers, so it is exposed to the FL humidity and temperature changes. This leads to some very large, swelled, rubbery, egg-shaped paint. (This was observed with "mid-grade" paint at $60/case - other paints were not tested)
The biggest issue was they charge an undisclosed credit card surcharge of 10%! This is not only illegal under Florida Statute 501.0117, but it is not posted or disclosed anywhere. The only way I happened to find out was by reviewing my receipt after play - I saw a 10% charge in addition to the state sales tax. When asking about the charge, the staff clearly stated "oh, that's what we charge to use a credit card".
Staff: The staff was glad to answer questions and wasn't rude. (Sadly: a pro in this day and age)
Refs: As others have noted, the refs were YOUNG. There were 2-3 refs at any given period, but they were aged 10, 14, and 16 (estimated). I agree with other posters that I have no objections to young refs - if they're excellent - but these refs were not. On the sidelines they explained the game types well, and went over the rules thoroughly. On the field they were no where to be found. I saw a few instances where rental players attempted to take off their masks for various reasons and it was the more experienced players who had to stop play and get their masks on - as the refs were not around. In addition, there was not very good coordination among the refs to get the games going. Breaks between games sometimes lasted 30+ minutes.
Rental Equipment: The condition of the rental equipment was abysmal. Masks dirty and covered with paint. Tippmann 98's worn to the bare shells with hoppers and bottom lines falling off, orings worn to the point they are single shot markers - just horrible. I almost brought a neighbor or two with me my first time there; these would of have been first time players that would have had to rent their gear, and I was sooo glad they did not come - I would have been so embarrassed to have them use what I saw. This is one of my largest issues with Invincibles - rental players are your current and potential future customers - why give them poor gear that will result in a poor experience? To be fair, I did not hear any rental players complaining - but "because they don't know any better" is not a valid excuse for the condition of the gear I observed.
Players: Although not necessarily an attribute of the field, I wanted to say that all the players I met were great. They played well and did a good job of stepping up when the refs were mia, etc.
Overall I was pretty disappointed with this field. As the closest field to me I wanted it to be good - I wanted it to be great; but unfortunately it was neither. It is an hour one way to the next closest field - and that is what I have commited to, in order to play paintball somewhere that takes better care of their players - I seriously doubt I will be returning to Invincibles.