Originally Posted by paintsprayerrr
Pev's does help there teams, A LOT. We are a Pev's teams and we have one of the best sponsorships of any divisional team anywhere. Also, Pev's has good prices for other teams to come practice. Other teams can come for $3 field entry and $35 a case of paint. That is not a rip off. Yes the walk on prices are high, but if you are a regular paintball player then buy paint from the store. I have played at about 40 different fields, maybe more. Pev's has a very strong turf field that beats out most others.
Its odd that the OP was initially talking about rec and walk on, and how the staff should be more focused on customer service. At least I would think so, because your not going to see very many 12-15 kids on D3/D2 xball sqds.
And then you go on to talk about how great all the MD teams are... which has nothing to do with customer service. In fact you lucky, and you are correct, that is why so many of those teams are good, they have a lot completion to grid it out against week in and week out. If you look across the country the field that have 4-5 teams who play national events tend to have 2-3 teams who place in every event. Look at LVP for NPPL, they have 7-8 team out every week and that is why they have 3-4 who take podium every event. PAP has a ton of teams, and like you said several of them place in every event. The same is true with the 2 big so-cal field, they have 10-12 teams out every week, and those are the teams that are winning.
Fact of the matter, the pev's team rates (for non sponsored teams, just teams that show up to play) is cheaper than any other field. The problem is that there aren’t any tournament players who or playing in this area right now. Its mostly walk on's.
And I'm sure that’s why Pev's run's so many FREE ENTREY tournaments, as well as a youth development league. Do any of the fields you mention do that? I'm guessing not.
As far as prices go, look where the field is? its next to 3 of the 7 richest county’s in the country... Pev's also have 20-30 staff members every Saturday and Sunday. So the over head of this field is ridiculous, thus the prices are high. But its also one of the nicest fields in the country. And yes, I have played PSP, NPPL , AZPPL, WCPPL and other random events, so I have played cost to cost and in several states between.
As far as your comment about the sponsorships that they provide, I think several teams just "say" that they sponsored and throw a logo on there jerseys. I know for a fact the NPPL sponsorship they provide is the most legit Divisional sponsorship available.