The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
May 20th, 2006
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Paintball Depot- not as organized as NJ Paintball
Ruckus- too small compared to NJ Paintball
ABC-too small compared to NJ Paintball
Cousins NY- very similar to NJ Paintball
Skirmish- too big and chaotic compared to NJ Paintball
Top Gun- too unsafe, as well as too flat and too chaotic compared to NJ Paintball
ET- fields not as developed as NJ Paintball
First time I visited this place, but I've heard about it forever. Been wanting to play here forever. Since they don't accept walk-ons, I had to wait until I could tag along with some buddies from a Fire House. I have to say I was real impressed by the way this place is run. They sent us a checklist and a gun advisory (cause I was bringing my own paintball gun) and I have to say, everything they said in that paperwork was done to the letter.
I hit the gate just before 8am and the security guard waited till 8 on the dot to let me in. The refs watched like a hawk to make sure I had a barrel plug in my gun before I took it out of the car. They had me rack my gun in a secure area until it was time to chrono (I was actually happy about this regulation... after almost having had my eye shot out at Top Gun once by players shooting up the parking lot!). The chrono ref make sure each gun shot at 285 or below. Without exception. Not like some other places where you chrono on the honor system (yeah, right). Check in began promptly at 8:30, just like they said it would (although I did see some other group hanging around waiting cause they had lost players showing up late).
After a detailed (and I mean, they covered everything) orientation, and a quick lesson in the target range for newbies in our group, we hit the first playing field and kicked off our first game at 9:35. Not bad, compared to what I'm used to at other fields.
We played 6 games in the morning on two different fields... I actually ran out of paint and air in the last game. Again... not what I'm used to, playing so many games and burning through the paint.
By the way... paintballs here are around the same price as at Cousins, Depot, and Skirmish. The paint was Sterling, from England, which got good reviews in APG and shot good in my Mag. If you want to save money on paint, pay for it before you visit and save 10%. If you're used to playing BYOP fields... don't bother coming here... it's field paint only (like most places) and you'll just get sticker shock at the prices. But lets face it, some people can't afford to play a field like Skirmish, Cousins, or NJ Paintball. That's cool. As long as you're playing and having fun, go where you can afford to go. When you hit it big time, try out a more expensive field for the experience. The difference between a place like this and say ABC or Ruckus (both BYOP) is night and day.
House guns are Tippmann 98's. None of the newbies on my team had a problem with them. Helmet systems are JT... with some weird chemical they spray inside that cuts fogging big time (I bought a wiper- it works).
Speaking of goggles- this place is serious about safety. They drum it in your head relentlessly. They even make you wear goggles in the dead zones, which is a good thing, since the way they are situated, an occasional stray ball did fly in, not to mention splatter even penetrating the netting. Who wants paint in the eye?
What else? Airpass is $10 for all day, same as everywhere else. CO2 or Nitrous.
Staff seemed to be all older guys, like 40 maybe even 50. Even the women, though there was one hot chick reffing too. Again, not what I'm used to at some places where they have 15 year old kids trying to ref. These older dudes seemed to look like they could have done this in their sleep. Very confident. Very experienced. Maybe a retired tournament team or something. Like they were so used to it all they were almost falling asleep. I guess it is kind of boring watching newbies play. But I was having fun and getting lots of kills.
I'd like to play here again, definitely. The fields are killer. But I'll have to wait till somebody puts another group together. If you're planning something and looking for another player, contact me on the Forum. I'll be a ringer for your team! lol
Dispute: "If you are associated with this field in any way, including, but not limited to, owner, shareholder, employee, ref, or a member of a field sponsored team, then you are not allowed to post a review on this field. "
Hey dudes.... "muffler", "violinman", "fkhan", and "Sdaniels".... what's up with you dissing my review? And who the frack is "John Peters?" It sure ain't me... I'm Gitch42 cause my nickname in college was gitch and I'm 42 years old. I don't know what axe you have to grind with this Peters dude, and I don't know why you chose my review to frack up... but already I don't like you guys. You're the kinda guys I like to give lots of bonus balls to when I get you in my red dot sight. So... ask around for me the next time you play at Ejam or ABC.... maybe we can do some one on ones and I can get your attitudes straightened out. I'm easy to find... the Latino guy in black BDUs shooting a tricked out A5. It has a full auto setting, especially for you.
Whoever you are, I think you're mistaken about paint prices compared ot Paintball Depot. Depot is $80 a case, or $75 (I think) at their store. NJPC's are higher than that, almost $100 a case if I recall correctly.