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teddymo Monday, January 22nd, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: January 21st, 2007
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Dont usually play in Jersey
Review: Well how do I begin, I just came back from attending Top Gun's, 2nd Annual Polar Bears v. Penguins. Many Top Scenario teams from the area showed up including Voodoo, Delta, Undertakers, 13th Legionnares and basically every major scenario team on the east coast was represented sorry if I cant remember thier names now. Because I did not attend this field during the week I can only rate it based on how it was set up for a scenario game. Regretfully I don't know if I will attend a Top Gun scenario game again. I may give them one more chance based on my review, you can make your own decision. The only reason I would is because of the history of this field legalizing paintball in New Jersey.


PRICES - A+ = Very reasonable for a scenario game. $70 pre-buy 75 at event. 25 dollar entry fee.

FIELDS - B = Great woods, nice terrain with fun features, big enough to host an event of even larger size, they had some nice mini features, like a paintball grenade launcher, a pond, a stream with small briges, swampy areas, hills, gullys, two forts, etc. speedball area Comparable to Cousins of Coram. Typical barrels, pipes, palletes and basic wood structures.

PRO SHOP B+ = Well stocked, plus indoor and warm. Basicallly anything you would need to play.

REFS - B+ = They always came to do a paintcheck when I asked. Also there were enough refs at the event and they had a good attitude.

MANAGEMENT C- = They did three things wrong in my opinion. While they seemed nice and friendly this event could have been planned just a little better.

1. I suspect they cheapened out on the paint, even though it was a Procaps brand, - "Classic" and a winter paint, it was dimpled and horrible breaking in everyones pods, as well as thier guns. I rock a flatline A-5 and I was basically just spitting out water. I then lowered the gun to 180 and was still breaking paint. I took out my ION which did a little better but was still breaking balls despite the fact that i lowered it. Then I went back after lunch and put back my stock tippman barrel, a little bit better but stick breaking like crazy 50/50 chance of breaking a ball with each shot and that was good!

2. They ended the event at the worst possible time. The penguins were storming the Polar Bears castle for a second time to ensure the victory, and we were just about to bust in when they CALLED THE GAME. It left all the players with a very unsatisfied feeling. The whole day running around in subzero weather and when the game comes to a climax they STOP it! That is just a total dis to the players, especially for sticking around and shooting the crappy paint.

3. POLICY - I purchased two cases thinking I would be firing my Tippman Flatline all day and playing coverman. Problem was the paint was so crappy I didnt even fire a full case. I hadnt even picked up my second case yet and tried to get a refund by returning the token since I couldnt use the paint. They stated they dont refund paint, even though the day had just begun and the paint they sold me was just horrible. I would have probably spent the money in thier proshop anyways but they refused. This to me was unfair given the situation with the crappy paint. Bad business policy if the paint was still in thier possession.

4. Finally I would have let the bad paint slide if they would have apologized to all the players or commented about it at the closing ceremonies. They could have at least said sorry, thanks for sticking it out, we are going to talk to our distributor for giving us this crappy paint, please come back next year, thank for supporting us and still buying it...etc. The bad paint turned what would have been a good day of paintball into a negative experience.

PAINT - D- = As stated about the paint was horrible. I have played in 20 degree weather before and never had a problem with other paint brands. I even tested out some leftover OLD draxxus paint I had and it was not breaking. To be fair I only had 30 balls of it and dont know if it would have been consistent like that all day but it, considering only 2 of the 30 broke it was not a good sign for thier story that the weather was to blame. I wasnt the only one who complained about the paint.

FOOD - N/A - Man you would think they would have set up a burger grill with hot dogs especially with so many players. They had a prebuy arrangement which was nice if you knew about it, so I had to drive to get some food. There is a nice burger joint a short walk though so it really doesnt matter if they had food their or not, since good food was nearby plus a MCDonalds and BK a short drive away.

PARKING - B+ = Nice area, centrally located to fields, close to main building

SAFETY - C- = The only reason I gave it a C- is that some of the refs did not pay attention to barrell plugs, no one was patrolling the parking area (alot of dryfiring which is not safe) and finally thier target area is not even closed off with netting or supervised by a ref. There were people in thier firing without goggles on, and I could very easily see an accident happening as someone is working on thier gun and pointing it out towards the parking area which is not closed off by netting. This is a very dangerous set up. I hope they fix it soon I can see some kid losing thier eye because of this.

There were about 350 - 400 people at the event by my estimates. I have to honestly say I would be suprised if they had half those numbers at thier next event. I have an extra case of that crappy paint i could not use or refund, I dont even think I would use it in a BYOP field or bring it back to TopGun, Its just so crappy you have no idea.

ProCaps Direct also gets a big Thumbs down for selling this crappy paint and ruining an otherwise good scenario game.

It is for these reasons I give this field a 7 rating. I would have gone even lower but I liked the woods and cant blame the bad paint 100% on the management even though they didnt apologize to the players for selling it.

Review Comments
headhoncho Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 | 2:13 pm PST
Teddy Mo,
I noticed you said you don't usually play in Jersey.
The next time you're in the area, I'd like you to stop by so we can talk about your experience at our Big Game and your comments regarding TopGun.
We're open every weekend.

headhoncho Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 | 2:14 pm PST
Teddy Mo,
I noticed you said you don't usually play in Jersey.
The next time you're in the area, I'd like you to stop by so we can talk about your experience at our Big Game and your comments regarding TopGun.
We're open every weekend.

asumdude10128 Saturday, February 9th, 2008 | 6:39 pm PST
yo they upgraded theyr paint like a month ago and it is alot better i have been playing there a couple months and havent broken one ball. And they dont have food but like a 2 minute walk away is 5 diffrent food places. also read the big sign next time that says no refunds! and they have to end there games when they do because they dont own the land they lease it ant they are not alowed to be out there past like 4:30 and they have to clean up so that is why they ended it at a bad time.

please comment me back i want t hear what you think
sry if i offended you in anyway or in your opinons

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