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Jweb617 Sunday, March 21st, 2010
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: March 20th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Other Fields
in the Area:
There are three other fields in West Milford but only went to this one
Review: I went to the field for about 3 and 1/2 hours and played some really good games. I guess I'll use the guidelines.

Safety: The safety portion of the field was descent I'd give them a 2.8/5. The referees were always watching to make sure barrel covers were on before you left the actual field. A couple things that bothered me was that there was dry firing in the parking lot by players that should have known better and no one was yelled at. Also, there is no verbal safety briefing whatsoever but a large yellow rules sign that is pretty long and players can obviously choose not to read it at all. A couple smaller signs that said things like "goggles on" and "barrel condoms on" had been painted with balls and were falling apart making them almost unreadable. Also, most players did not keep their safetyís on while outside the field, which made for an unexpected shot or two every now and then. Chronographing is done at 280 FPS but a player could easily walk on the field with higher if he told the referees that he/she had done it themselves without the refs watching at the target range.

Fields: The fields are pretty good. I played on Junkyard (a hybrid wood/speedball field), Castle (an all ground level fort), and Log jam (a true woodsball field with little in the way of cover and several logs piled up for bunkers). In addition the refs would occasionally combine fields making for a pretty big game. All of the fields are pretty well balanced and each side has its pros and cons.

Hours of operation/Prices: They are open every single weekend throughout the year from 8:30am to 4:30pm. I arrived at 9:30am and was really happy that I didn't come earlier as playing didn't start until 10:30am. At least one ref was really late getting there so there were at least 25 players sitting around waiting to play, myself being one of them. Pricing is not the cheapest. They just switched back to BYOP and it is $35 for admission and all day air as stated on their website. One thing I wasn't thrilled about was that the man at the counter tried to bump the price up to $45 on me claiming that it was 35 for admission and 10 dollars for air. I had my own air with me so I ended up paying just the 35 dollars. If I hadnít done my research I would have been out the 10 bucks.

Rules: They are standard stuff, players don't always follow them though as I explained earlier.

Staff: There were at least 5 or 6 people working there but it still seemed that they were understaffed. I actually had to go back inside to ask where the chronographing area was as I didn't see a target range or anything and the woman at the counter gave me a blank stare and wasn't sure. She asked another employee and even he was unsure where it was but pointed me in the right direction. I was more than a little confused as to how two people who work at a paintball field would be unsure where the all-important chrono area was located.

Overall: I might go back again but I would also like to visit some of the other fields in the area as this one was a little too unprofessional for my tastes.

 

Review Comments
skymiles Saturday, April 10th, 2010 | 11:44 pm PST
Dispute:
All in all a decent review with just a few minor corrections.
1. It is $35 for all day entry and AIR. Co2 is an additional $10 for 3 passes and if you don't use al of your tabs you can use the remaining on your next visit.
2. It is BYOP that in and of itself makes us less expensive. Also we recently dropped our paint prices to $45 a case of 2000.
3. About the issue of no one there to chrono people in and the safety speech. We realized there problems on our end and now have more people on staff to take care of it.
4. Player following the rules. Thats an issue with the sport as a whole and not a single field.
   

Jweb617 Sunday, April 11th, 2010 | 7:29 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by skymiles
All in all a decent review with just a few minor corrections.
1. It is $35 for all day entry and AIR. Co2 is an additional $10 for 3 passes and if you don't use al of your tabs you can use the remaining on your next visit.
2. It is BYOP that in and of itself makes us less expensive. Also we recently dropped our paint prices to $45 a case of 2000.
3. About the issue of no one there to chrono people in and the safety speech. We realized there problems on our end and now have more people on staff to take care of it.
4. Player following the rules. Thats an issue with the sport as a whole and not a single field.


I guess it would have been better if the man at the counter had explained that the extra $10 was for 3 Co2 passes instead of just trying to charge me for something I wasn't going to use. Just a misunderstanding I guess. Regarding the safety, that's great that you're revamping that area. That's was pretty much my greatest concern so thanks for taking my review into consideration.
   

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