APG: marginally better than PRP, because of the staff and players. otherwise they are pretty similar. the restroom and pro-shop at PRP are much better
Abbeys Paintball: More knowledgable staff and better players, facilities not as good
LAX Paintball: Better speedball field, woods and pro-shop facilities comparable, but staff and players are much better.
SWAT Paintball: no grass, but the staff is much more knowledgable, and the other players are much more skilled
Directions to the Field:
take exit 27 off I-59 and take a left, go about 5 miles or so to restertown rd, and take a left, the go two miles and the field is on the left.
Pearl River Paintball is a mediocre field, at best. the majority of the players who play there are unskilled scrubs who know little to nothing about paintball. in fact, the last time i played there, one guy actually assumed that my ego7 was a proto. this was at a tournament. the owners, while they are nice people, don't know much about paintball either. field owners should know whether or not major companies are in business, but one of them asked me if NXe and Planet Eclipse were even still in business. As far as thier reffing staff? after playing two events, i will say that they are learning, but that said, thier ref staff are some of the most in-experienced and incompetent refs i have seen in a long time. it seems to me that they are afraid of being hit, so they don't run in for paintchecks like good refs would, and the are very unsure about the calls they make.
as far as thier speedball field? if you play tournaments, this field is not the one you need to go to for practice. the bunkers they have are the "mighty" bunkers that are shaped like tanks and rockets and trees and cannons. also, the players that play here, not the kind of players you should be playing against if you hope to win. they just aren't skilled or experienced enough to give a challenge.
honestly, i feel that this field has some potential. the owners are very nice, hospitable people, and thier pro-shop, while pretty much barren of any decent items now, has plenty of room to fill out in time, and i feel that at some point in the future they may have a decent pro-shop. the players, while they are scrubs, they are trying, and maybe after a year or two, if they make an effort, maybe they'll be good enough to be called decent.
Really though, this field does do one thing better than any other field in the state. thier bathrooms, for a paintball field, are BY FAR the best bathrooms for a paintball field i have seen. they are indoor bathrooms, with showers, locking doors, flushing toilets, they are clean, they have TP, they even have sinks with soap and water in the bathrooms. and mirrors. much, MUCH better than the port-a-johns they have at most fields.
True they are a very new and inexperienced field. I can't argue with that. But everyone has to start somewhere. I am glad that they opened this field because it has really sparked an interest in the sport for our area. I have played in a couple of scenarios there and had a great time. I have met the owners and they are very nice people. They seem to have the right attitude to become better for their players. If you visit this field take what I've said into consideration and give them a chance. I'm sure they would welcome input from any experienced player. If they ask questions don't be offended, they're trying to learn all they can from you.
Last edited on Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 9:22 pm PST
I read your review, and I can't help but wonder if you went to this field expecting a tournament style speedball field. It seems quite obvious that the owners are orienting more towards the Rec player / Scenario player.
Usually your first look at a field should tell you whether or not this is suited to your style of play. For instance, I would not go to SWAT and expect to find Woodsballers and casual weekend Rec players. Vice Versa at PRP.
I have seen the refs get shot many times and there are a couple of them that are pretty good. Every scenario that I have gone to here has had its noobs, every course does and you were a noob at one time too. But there have also been some pretty good people at paintball that play here too. Also, the speedball bunkers are just fine and and the speedball course is a pretty good size.