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Diomedes Saturday, January 7th, 2006
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: January 7th, 2006
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Paintball Depot - Big, safe, great fields
Ruckus Paintball - Cheap, not bad
Top Gun - Enormous, expensive, but great fields
Fireball Mountain (Old Bridge) - Terrible in every way
Fireball Mountain (New Hanover) - More fields, above average
On Target Paintball - Big, inexpensive, wonderful field
NJ Paintball Club - Huge, nice fields, but not much fun
Review: Decided to give ABC a try, since it was either this or Depot, and ABC is in fact BYOP. First off, very inexpensive. $15 to play, BYOP, so that's good.

The safety was hit-or-miss, mostly miss. The refs were pretty poor, and tended not to leave the upper dead zone for woods games, meaning it was impossible to get paint checks. They weren't as strict as other fields about masks, but were on top of barrel plugs/condoms between games. And NO safety orientation, which is bad, really bad. No net up in the upper dead zone, so masks on until the game is over, which isn't that great. One thing that impressed me was that they check for hydro dates when they fill CO2 and air tanks. That's not something you see at every field, so it's worth mentioning.

As for the actual playing fields, there's only two. The lower course is speedball, quite large for a speedball field. Has many solid bunkers arranged well, but they're covered in old paint, absolutely filthy. The upper field is in the woods. It's a bit of a hike, but there's a semi-dead zone up there. It's quite a large course, a lot of bunkers, which are in excellent condition and solidly built, not like cheap little piles of branches that you might see elsewhere. For people that have played at Depot, the woods course at ABC is comparable to Thunder, which IMO is pretty good. There isn't a lot of natural cover in terms of thick trees or bushes (didn't expect any bushes, being January and all), but the terrain isn't flat, so one can use the uneven land for concealed movement. Thumbs up for the woods field.

So overall, not a bad place to play. It's cheap, the field I played was nice, safety might be considered the weak point. Oh yeah, they let you pick whether you would like to play on speedball or woodsball, providing both are open (they have refs on both), which I thought was cool. 5/10.
Last edited on Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at 10:50 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Hunter23j Monday, January 16th, 2006 | 2:25 pm PST
It seems like it is worth giving it a try.
   

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