After traipsing deep into Fresno Regional Sports Complex, warriors breach the perimeter of Maximum Paintball, an expansive enclave spread throughout several obstacle-infested outdoor fields. Concrete blocks, wooden horses, and metal barrels populate Field1, and regulation barricades such as pyramids, cylinders, and Paul Bunyan's beanbags wait to be splattered with neon paint in other nooks. Maximum Paintball hosts traditional paintball games and some with slight variations, all overseen by referees unafraid to eject people for unsportsmanlike conduct. An observation area with awnings and picnic tables protects onlookers from stray pellets, and a supply store stays open seven days a week to equip sharpshooters with necessary accouterments.
Every Saturday and Sunday, Air Warriors Paintball opens its four outdoor playing fields to the public for simulated combat. Three of the four battlegrounds play host to adrenaline-fueled matches that pit players against each other in scenario games. Obstacles include tire mounds, corrugated metal, and dugout trenches. The facility also features an inflatable-packed speedball arena that’s perfect for fast-paced games. Much like a college student who has trouble scrounging up quarters, Air Warrior’s speedball field changes once a week.
Run by friendly staffers with 10 years of industry experience, Red TAAG Paintball 4 U gathers marksmen for rounds of play at its indoor and outdoor facility. Gear experts stock the on-site armory with weapons, paintballs, CO2, and compressed air, outfitting players with rentals before dispatching them to the battleground. Speckling the territory, obstacles such as cars, walls, fences, and sinkholes into alternate dimensions add variety to each round of scenario or tactical play. Referees and sentient clouds keep careful watch throughout each session, ensuring fair play and safety.
A car speeds along the track, as passengers inside fire paintball guns at the enemy outside?all in hopes of saving the world, or at least getting the high score. Those are the movie-like moments created by Car Chase Paintball.
Every ragtag group of action heroes has to start off with basic training, and Car Chase Paintball's affiliated motor speedways are where that happens. The mission starts with practice on the range so groups can hone their aim and get ready for the mission that follows. Then from behind tactical barriers, the heroes of the day zoom in on bad guys driving past and try their best to thwart them. Inevitably, some get away?and that's where the high-speed car chase finale comes in. At the end officials count up players' hits and give them scores, settling for good the question of which of your friends you most want by your side if you find yourself trapped in an action movie.