Ruckus Paintball - smaller but cheaper
Top Gun - bigger, about as nice
Fireball Mountain (Old Bridge) - smaller and just poor in general
ABC Paintball - smaller, nowhere near as good
Fireball Mountain (New Hanover) - also quite good
On Target Paintball - costs less, maybe a bit bigger, just a bit better overall
NJ Paintball Club - bigger, more expensive, not as much fun as Depot
I've been going to Depot since getting into paintball years ago. The most important thing is safety, and this is the safest fields I play at. The staff is extremely strict about masks and barrel condoms/plugs. They start each day with a detailed safety orientation. I've seen whole groups get thrown out for the day for disregarding basic safety procedures. Two thumbs up for the safety.
The refs are, for the most part, excellent. Friendly, helpful, and strict when necessary. They take a little longer than you might expect to get things ready in the morning, but there's very little waiting between games.
As for the fields themselves, I like them. There's about 7 or 8 that I've played on. Speedball isn't great, but the woods courses are varied and well maintained, and go from pretty much open to the point of being speedball in the woods to almost all dense natural cover. The shooting range is a joke though, it's about 15 feet long. Works to chrono, but useless to actually target shoot.
The prices. There's the rub. $70-$75 for a case of paint (fpo), depending on how many you get and where you get them (it's cheaper at the store than at the field). Admission is fair though, $20 w/ your own stuff, $30 for rentals. Just this year (2006) they started selling season passes. $100 covers admission for one year. Needless to say, this is a sweet deal. $10 for 4 co2 fills, not sure about air, but they do fill HPA tanks, and the fills you pay for carry over between visits.
Overall, excellent, one of my favorite fields. Highly recommended. 9/10.
Last edited on Friday, November 16th, 2007 at 10:30 pm PST