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Lopez17 Monday, January 17th, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
2 years
Last There: December 4th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
AG Paintball Games, Skyline Paintball, Hogback Mountain, Warplay Paintball, Wanna Play Paintball.

The fields listed below vary in both breadth and depth of the experience as you compare to Pevs-Aldie. Although Warplay has a turf field now, they're still the best pure woodsball field in Virginia and offer a unique experience. Skyline has a mix of traditional tournament ball and rec play with some unique concept fields. Both Warplay and Skyline have turf, and a variety of paintball play that compares favorably to Pevs.
Directions
to the Field:
Just off the intersection of New Road and Route 15, slightly west of Aldie VA.
Review: For a six year period, after the closure of their woodsball field, Pevs was aligned strategically with AG Paintball games in Leesburg. After several years of legal wrangling with the county and local residents, Pevs opened their Aldie field in 2008.

It boasted a netted complex capable of holding six tournament style games at the same time. Two of these fields are professional grade astroturf and the other four are grass. The turf fields are tops in the industry and the Pevs complex has been successfully utilized by the NPPL for their end of summer "DC Challenge" event. Each field has a dedicated air-fill station to ensure players don't have to run back and forth from the registration area. These fields are available weekly for walk-on play, for team practices and for monthly tournaments. Very few fields in the nation have the infrastructure that Pevs has. Pevs also sports the PTS series, a monthly tournament for participants of varying skill levels.

In addition to the quality of the tournament fields, Pevs has indoor restroom facilities, a recreational lounge area for parents with internet access, Cable TV and leather sofas. They have a fully stocked pro-shop with parts, gear, accessories, on staff techs and an assortment of paint. They also have a covered staging area for registration, air fills, and a vending area where they sell Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, Pizza, Nachos, Ice Cream, Soft Drinks and other amenitities. They also have several dozen picnic tables for birthday parties, staging, eating lunch, etc. Their parking area is just off the main road and while most of the lot is gravel, there are spaces near the main building on asphalt. Handicap spaces are also available.

The rec ball fields are an innovative mix of fields that run the gamut of paintball. One negative is the distinct lack of trees that define a true woodsball experience, however the scenario/concept fields are unique. They have a fort field that can be played in several different ways (Attack-Attack, Attack-Defend, etc.) and in several configurations. It enables players to attack and win with a variety of strategies that will entice woodsballers, scenario players and tournament ballers alike. The Town field is a mix of blind angles, buildings, and props for a true urban play experience. They have several other fields that offer a mix of caves and "rocks", to a logyard field, a wastelands field with logs, hay bales and other obstacles. The variety of the play and the assorted configurations make for challenging game play by players of all experience levels, backgrounds and equipment types.

Pevs refs are superior to many of the fields I've played at over the years. They're encouraged to be active during game play and hop into the action to make the tough calls. The field staff makes sure the refs are engaged and keep the walk-on play moving. Complaints about the field, reffing, service are taken seriously and addressed promptly.

Unfortunately, with quality comes cost. The field fee for players with their own gear is $29, though there are frequent discounts that reduce this cost making it affordable to players of varying finances. Pevs is a Field Paint Only facility and cases can cost from $45-70 at the store. Paint bought at the field can run $69 or more a case. There are frequent price breaks for special events (tournaments, team practices, etc.). Paint checks are conducted frequently by the staff to ensure that Pevs paint is being utilized by the players.

Pevs is the consummate field. It has a mix of fields for all types of players and all skill levels. The staff, infrastructure, fields and infrastructure is world-class. It only gets better as they add new fields to the mix.
 

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