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DaveAnyc Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month
Last There: February 13th, 2011
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Ground Assault is laid out ideally for the hardcore recballer who doesn't want to play tourney style, but enjoys the intensity of speedball. The juice you get from having to snapshoot and stay 110% awake is why airball can be so much fun, and this field provides it without the intimidation of having the other team ramping 13bps on you from Go. It's not a tourney field, but any player worth his balls will find it plenty exciting and challenging in different ways.
There are other indoor fields around, but anyone who wants to just have some fun and not worry so much about being lit up by a tourney team, will find this to be a great place to play ball. They split the groups into levels, so newbs and rentals will not have to worry so much about jerks who want to just shoot faces off of squids. For those tactically minded, the field has many secret ways that can be exploited and explored, which is fun since the usual airball indoors is pretty straight forwards. This field has all kinds of little tricks to it.
All Star PB is the best other indoor field around, but it's all tourney style. NYCPB in queens is fun, but smaller and laid out like a tourney field without enough space. GA is laid out more like a theme field and there's enough space to play ball.
to the Field:
GPS directions work- 245 Michele Place. But check the website in the Directions section to be sure. We used the 245 Planters Planck or something like that and ended up on the wrong side of 3. The online directions are straight forwards and tell you what GPS setting to use.
Apparently there's a NJTransit bus161 out of Port Authority NYC that goes 3 blocks from the field! That's great for us NYCers without wheels!
Review: Good field. Open weeknights and weekends. Priced decently.
Paint was fresh Heat and cheap enough. I used half a case and played tons of games. Since it's CQB you don't always shoot so much, and most games were hopperball for me.
Facilities are very clean. They're serious about keeping it clean too. You can still get a little slide going, but it's not like the indoor muck that accumulates on most indoor fields.
Three fields- Big Field One- break out from the corners (or center) leading to seriously fun fighting positions. Good solid cover, plus nice hidden movement lanes and secret shooting lanes, make this a very interesting and fun field.
Field Two- The Mall and Food Court. Brutal field with a choke point that you had better crawl through if you want to get to the other side. And if you get to the otherside, they're not going to be to glad to see your barrel pointing at them cuz no-one expects someone to crawl through! Very fun field with great looking arrangement and props.
Field Three- The Bank, limited to pistols and pumps because this is a real hardcore tactical swat field. You don't go into the bank unprepared and psyched up. for those tac-teams this is a dream come true or a nightmare as you try to get into the bank against any kind of bad guy who's still standing. Haha, it's actually going to be a real proving ground to those guys who like to dress in black and pretend their a tactical squad. But with practice it could really define that team.
TechBar is well stocked and the head tech Joe is an old hand at fixing guns, especially cockers!
Refs kept the games rolling, and the cleanup squad was always out there wiping things down and keeping the field clean.
Good staging areas laid out by color so when it's packed they can keep newbs and rentals in one area, and veteran players in another. Lots of tablespace. Vending machines and a waterfountain and restrooms with room to change in.
Didn't see so many tourney guys, but plenty of recballers and everyone was pretty friendly.
They're setting up some league stuff, including Pumps and pistols as well as Tactical Team stuff. Should be fun, and the proximity to NYC means it's going to be a regular place for me.

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