after going to the field a second time on an open play night my feelings for the place changed. The only other time I've played at this field was during a tournament not too long ago and i thought the field was terrible. The refs were bad, the speed ball field was dangerous and safety was horrid. But after going my second time i have this to say.
Staff and proshop-The staff was nice and friendly they helped me get everything taken care of before i got to play. The proshop had a wide variety of accessories for my gun which i liked as well as for other guns also. But they didn't have too many guns for sale but that wasn't much of a problem. The first time i was there one of the staff was supposed to fill my friends co2 tank but instead gave it back to him with nothing in it. Cost us the next game just to let you know. But this time there was no problems with fills and such. Paint prices were the same as most of the other places i go $65 a case of some high quality Diablo which shot excellent i might add.
Refs and safety- the first time i was there the refs were terrible i had never seen such bad reffing in all the tournaments i've played in, completely unprofessional and un safe. The guys wouldn't even check our field speeds before we got on instead they were playing grab ass, not cool. But this time there was no problems with the field speeds, the refs verified the speed before i went on the field. Safety wasn't as extensive as i thought it would be but it was still a safe field.
Field-the field was allright i still didnt like the dirt flooring of the speed ball but the outside fields i thought were excellent. Besides the flooring the only other weakness i see is that there's only 2 bathrooms.
Conclusion-after going there the first time and playing my score was 3 out of 10, after that i started getting a lot of these people giving our field a bad wrap which is totally immature and might i add that these people havn't been to the field in years. My second time there was different im sorry for what i said about this field but i believe that first impressions are last. I will now change my rating to something more appreciated by everyone that gave me a bad wrap about this... and i wont change it again
Last edited on Saturday, March 27th, 2004 at 6:31 am PST
not quite sure what happened to you, but i LOVED that tournament ,had a blast, was reffed fair and loved the field, lots of bunkers made it easier for the new teams to move.
the floor allowed me to run super fast and not slip and fall.
too bad you had a bad time becuse all the other teams had a blast
if you didnt like the tournament, you didnt like it, there is nothing i can say. As for the dirt floors? Find another field in New York indoors that is easier to run on. You dont like dirt? you play paintball?.........WHatever, difference of opinion and you are obviously entitled to yours. But, I reffed that tournament actually. I know every single person who was on the field reffing with me. It is doubtful that any of which you stated above occured. As for the wipe you speak of, since it was the only wipe we caught in the entire tournament, im guessing it was you guys. Myself and Hebrew Dave watched your buddy wipe an obvious hit on his forearm. He was hit there, looked at it(was NOT wearing arm pads, which i checked when we went to pull him, he felt it) and then pushed his arm against the bunker and turned away from us. I was actually quite surprised that he actually attempted to wipe it. He was pulled, and a 1 for 1 was issued. If my understanding of how to reff paintball is by any means incorrect or you feel that in that situation my actions were not appropriate then do please post up. Your teams actions were delt with in a fair manner in my mind. Please, in the future do not post up on a nationally reviewed site with insignificant "facts" of your clearly biased opinion of another field. get your facts straight or dont say anything.
Thomas Lankheet, team Goodfellas