OSG In Barnsted NH, No comparison. OSG has a great fun professional playing enviroment with staff that know there job and work there tail off for the players. Owens is a non professional, lets go rough it, I have a few fields in my back yard so I can charge people with paintball markers to come play with us, sort of attitude. Tryed playing at Paintball Alley in Danbury NH. It was a beautiful day in the summer waited around for two hours no one showed up to play.
The GOOD. Only $10 field fee if you have your own equipment. When I played you could use your own paint witch is cool. The paint they sold was reasonably priced around $60 case for pmi premium. Started playing on time. Played alot of games through the day. Always had people there to play. Bunkers where big enough for big people to get behind. Had plenty of stand up bunkers so your not always face in the dirt. Marker hits do not count. Strongly enforced, no blind firing. If your firing your marker you best be looking where youíre shooting.
Very little parking. No bathrooms, Use the woods man. No real safety briefing. No customer service. Only had to chronograph once for the whole day. After that run the marker how you want and you could tell. Most the guys were good about keeping there speed around 280fps just a couple who didnít. Walking on the field to go play and having kids rip 10 to 20 rounds by your head so they can shoot a tree. Not cool. It sounds like a war zone just walking to the fields. I never got shoot that way but Iím sure some one has. Only had three fields we played on. Speed ball field is not level and in the middle of big pine trees. It has a side advantage for sure. The far side can reach the higher ground faster and it is all over from there. Most the bunkers have big voids in them where paint can get through, Very little security. The fort has big holes in the sides so once the opposing team gets close they will stick there barrel through the holes and smoke you from about 5 to 20 feet away. It hurts like hell and you have no way to return fire. Only one ref, usually the owner. His son not calling him self out when he is hit and lighting newbieís up. Watching the owner not do any thing about it. Capture the flag rules are very unclear. One time you play all you have to do is pull the flag. Next time you play you have to pull and push. Next time you have to pull and return. They do not make it clear as to witch version there playing.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a great lets go rough it paintball field with bunkers and stuff. Three of my friends and I had a great time playing there the three times we played EXCEPT for one thing. The owners son. I will explain. Third time playing: Game 1: speed ball, owners son last one left on opposing team would not call him self out after taking several obvious hits. Finally left after being lit up, walked off with like 10 hits on him. Game 2: Speed ball, Owners son, I hit him on ball pod system he was wearing with bright pink paint, drops back in the field takes off ball pouches comes back up other side takes me out and the rest of our team. Game ends he picks up his harness from be hind a tree. Looks right at me and wipes off the paint. Game 3: Capture the flag on the fort field. My team and I believe we are playing just pull the flag. My marker dies so I decide to pull the flag witch I did successfully. Owner come down and tells me we are playing pull and return asks me to step out and re hangs the flag. As I was observing the remainder of the game the Owners son shoots a new player. First time playing with his own gear. Kid stands up with his hand over his head yelling HIT, HIT, HIT. Owners son proceeds to shoot this kid 6 to 8 more times in the chest from about 20 yards away. We left and will NEVER go back. As we were leaving the owner comes up to us and offers us a half a case of paint to stay and play. We look at him and say no thank you. He just doesnít get it. We didnít want paint. We wanted him to pull his son aside and straighten him up. Stuff like this happened every time we played. Iíve played at a lot of fields in VA and have been through a lot but I have to draw a line some where. There is a limit and they went way by it.
THE EVENT LISTED ABOVE TOOK PLACE IN THE FALL OF 2001. THEY MAY HAVE CORRECTED THESE ISSUES BY NOW.
I would rate the fields and playability a 6
But because of the events that took place I can not honestly give an overall rating above a 3.
Last edited on Monday, May 3rd, 2004 at 5:09 am PST
I went to owens farm in 2006 and the events have changed in the past 5 years. Safety is much more of an issue now and the owners son... chris i think... was very fair. He refed most of the day but when he played he was fair and didn't cheat at all. He only played in about 2 of 10 games though. I have heard this from many people who play their that the owners son is a brat but that has changed alot in the past couple of years and i enjoyed playing their alot and recomend if you are in the lakes region you check it out.