FPO means Field Paint Only. This means you cannot bring in your own paint to use on our field. All paint shot on the field or chrono range must be paint purchased from our field.
What if it's the same kind of paint?
Nope... sorry, unless it was purchased at our field - you cannot use it on the field.
Ok... But Why?
Several reasons really.
One is insurance and liability. It is one of the
questions on our insurance application, and they prefer field paint only
as it reduces the chances of altered paint that might not break as easy
and could cause injury.
Another reason is clean up. We face a whole different
set of clean up problems with an indoor field using artificial turf. Some
paints don't clean up as well and can stain bunkers, walls, turf, and also make it harder for our customers to clean their equipment, jerseys, etc.
A third reason is safety and enjoyment. You might have noticed that some
paintballs hurt a lot more than others when you get hit. This is not only
a function of how fast the gun is shooting (and we chrono everyone's gun
to 260 fps), but also on the shell type and fill. The more inexpensive
paints use a recycled gelatin shell which does not break as easily - and
they hurt a lot more! It turns out if the paintball breaks on contact,
it distributes the energy which makes for more fun, and less discomfort
than getting hit with other paintballs. Take for example, an egg. If someone
throws an egg at you, it will hurt a lot less if the egg breaks. If it
was hard boiled, the egg still weighs the same, but now when it hits,
it would hurt a lot more. To make sure our customers have fun, without
the pain that can be associated with other fields that allow anyone to
bring in any paint they want, we insist that all players on our fields
shoot the same, high quality, easy breaking, non-staining paint. With
a lot of experimentation, we have chosen the paint formulas that will
work best for our unique situation.
And lastly, let's be honest. Money. The initial expense and operating costs of an indoor facility are huge compared to an outdoor field. Nice having AC though eh?? And most other fields charge a paint fee if bringing your own paint, and sell their cases for some astronomical price like $80 or $90 a case for a cheap grade of paint. In fact, some are near the $200 mark per case.
Keep in mind that you can't really compare our price of paint to a retail store. They just hand you the box, and they are done. In our facility, every paintball you shoot has to be cleaned up. We have to pick them up, squeegie the floors, power wash, and steam clean each week to remove the paint residue from each paintball that gets shot at our field. If it makes you feel better, think of it as we are selling you a case for $40 and charging you $25 to clean it up after you shoot it!
We don't want to rip off our customers, but we must make a few dollars to keep the doors open. Our specially formulated paint is a top grade premium paint that shoots great, breaks easy, and cleans up nicely, and we have this premium paint for just $65.00 a case (2000 rounds).
We've had people ask about "Paint Fees". Can I bring my own paint if I pay a Paint Fee... If you stop and think about it, they do not allow you to bring your own steak into the restaurant and charge a Meat Fee, or your own popcorn into the movie theater, or your own beer to a bar. To assure a quality product, and a safe environment for all, we must use our paint.
What if I do sneak in my own paint?
You will be asked to leave the facility for the rest of the day, and there are no refunds - so please do not put yourself, or us in that situation.
What if it's paint I got from you before?
If you have paint left over after a day of play, there is no problem bringing
it back in. Our paint is unique to our field, it is not sold anywhere
else in the US.
582 E Hwy 121
Lewisville, TX 75057 Note: This is Business 121 in Lewisville. Here's a Map & Directions
Another note! GPS does a bad job of getting here with our address. It might lead you to the other 121, but you can set your GPS to Coordinates: N 33 2.292 W 96 59.238
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