I'm in the process of playing every single fields in a 3 hour radious from the Lehigh Valley, PA. My primary concerns are how a facility is run, the services offer, safety, and use of space vs. size. I am always seeking unmolested woodsball, as well as airball you get to actually use.
Destination Earth is the smallest outdoor I know of. It is not cheaper than your favorite BYOP field, but is so small you can easily have a sub 500 round day.
The regulars are a good bunch of players that posess integrity.
The field exists off of these few and the tourists stationed at Fernwood that pay to bascially play a few rounds. If a large group ove say 20-25 people show, the field is overcrowded instantly.
Safety is farily good, since regulars volunteer to keep it going well. The rentals need better chronoing, as almost all fields I encounter. I have no idea why the common beleif a tippman maintains correct velocity overnight even, but that's another diversion. I have found only 4 feilds so far that mark the player or marker, and chrno the rentals the same as the personal markers.
there is no pro-shop, there are no parts. HPA fills are simply a single scube rig, so bring that 88, and be happy with 2250psi. Co2 fills are available.
The speedball fields was developing when I discontinued visiting here (which I did about 6 times), and show some promise as a practice field. It is made of big-pack plastic pallet bottoms. It was almost even my last visit, maintained by the great group of regulars.
Except for the possibilty of tourists with attitudes, this place has nice people.
The field itself is limited from growing and will need to rely on structure building to faciliate more players on the field simulatneously.
Overall, this is a small field with a unique buiness environment, since it relys on toursit groups and a small core group for survival. It is a tight, friendly place, that I would have no problem going back to anytime. It is simply limited in facilites, which could slightly change over time to be a nice little hot spot. Better HPA fills, a small trailer for a rental/pro shop, improved field structures, perhaps hyperpipe or air ball, a portapotty, and some more parking could allow this place to accomodate more players and grow some.
The age limit is ridiculous, however, 5! You should not play paintball if you are under 12, at least be accompanied by an adult responsible for you. I had to sneak on fields when I was 13-14, as back in 87-88 the limit was 16-18+, 5 is just absurd.
I'm giving this feild a six, it highly suffers due to circumstances, but the people and effort alone make the other important 50%.
The place needs cheaper case prices for the regulars, and maybe a somewhat cheap season's pass for some extra profit.
The toursits often just shot 100 balls and left for 25.00$ or so. they need to be encouraged to try more gaming.
If you are close, or like to travel around like myself, stop and visit here for a short, inexpensive day, and hope the regular guys are there to hang with.