If you're coming from NYC, take the Long Island Rail Road to Deer Park, then walk towards cleveland ave. Turn left on South fehr and you're there
If you're driving from LI or elsewheres, Googlemap it.
For anyone looking for an instant review, I'm going to say this right off the bat.
Hi-Vi is THE BEST. Period. Like another reviewer said, I regard it as my "home field". Whenever I'm home from college, I'm there.
The staff there is top notch- the refs are awesome, and keep the game fun. The Owner- James- is the most helpful guy on the planet. The first time me and a friend went there over a year ago, he got us set up and playing and made sure everything was going well. We've been playing there ever since.
Safety is a big thing for them there- there are signs everywhere indicating exactly where you can have your goggles off, and where your gun is allowed to roam uncovered. The safety speech they give is on-point and comprehensive. I've never seen a newcomer (myself included) left the least bit in the dark about their rules.
They order in pizza (or chinese food) from a nearby place at very reasonable prices, so if you've been playing for a few hours and need a bite, it won't take too much out of your wallet.
Their proshop is a sight to behold. They stock almost every type of gun, from Tippmanns to EGO9's. The vast majority of major gun upgrades, padding, and most popular jerseys are available there too, as well as every high (and low) end loader and hopper imaginable. Free passes are given for large purchases. Buy a pricey loader, and they give you a free pass. Buy a pricey gun, and they'll give you several. In addition, Buying a gun there also nets you free repairs, maintenance, and parts replacements from Hi-Velocity for the lifetime of the gun. The techs there know their stuff really well, and if they can't fix it, James probably can.
Prices for paint and admission are ok- it's 25 to get in, and 65 for a case of 2000. Their field paint is DXS/Procaps field brand paint. It's good stuff, and worth the money. Full rental is 10 dollars. Nitrogen fills are free. C02 is 3$ a fill.
Lastly, the field. The field is awesome. They clean it every few games, so it's never quite too slimy to play on. It's extremely well it, and they change the configuration of the bunkers about every week. When there are enough players for each, they run Hi-tech (advanced players with high end guns) and lo-tech (beginners with novice to mid range guns) games to separate the recreational guys from the more advanced players.
DON'T SIT ON THE TABLES. You've been warned.
As a final note, the crowd that frequents the place is great too.
If ever you're in long island, and looking to play paintball on one of the best fields available, head on over to Hi-Vi. believe me, it'll be worth your time and money.
Last edited on Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 9:24 pm PST