Exit 27 coming from the Thruway. Take a right when coming off the Thruway, Follow Rt30 across the bridge, up through the city, then the town. When you see Ponderosa, its just a few feet up the road in the behind the old Millers building.
Strict on rules, goggles on at all time when on the field, staging areas, barrel bags or plugs at all time when outside of the field.
I only played the X-Ball field, its good, the wind kind of made a couple things lean to the side, nothing some rope can't fix. Good refs.
Open Sunday at 10am.
Free Admission with purchase of case of paint. The choices today where Broze balls for $55 or Silver for $60 dXs paint., $10 if you re-use field paint, $20 if you bring your own paint. They fill HPA tanks to 3000psi.
There is no food or drinks at the place, so bring your own food and drinks. If you don't want to bring food, just a mile down the road there is a Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendys, several supermarkets. A half a mile further down the road is a Napoli's a pizza place, KFC, and a McDonald's. If you like to play on a full stomach, i suggest hitting the Ponderosa breakfast buffet then heading out to play since the field and the restaurant are only like 1000ft apart.
Notes: for the next 6-7 months they are starting Road construction on a 2.5 mile stretch of Rt. 30. The road next to the building they are realigning with a road from across the street, and various other widening and other construction so if you can I suggest coming from north of there to avoid delays once they get the full construction in progress.
Albany Scenario Club, First Prize Paintball, Hornets Nest Paintball
Directions to the Field:
Right off rt 30 in Amsterdam
I have to tell you. I started playing at HEP in late 2006 and heavily in 2007. I took the time to get to know Ed. I already knew Kerry from PB missions which closed in 2005.
I am a hardcore scenario player, and a field owner as well. I have to give these props to The HEP crew.
1) Super Friendly
2) THE BEST props in the industry, Ed's suitcase bomb, Bio hazard chamber, TANKS, artillery cannons that shoot the length of the field, missle silos, just make the field realistic and fun to play on.
3) in three years I have not yet received a bad case of paint from ED.
4) strict rules of play, and comprehensive scenario games.
5) clean and well maintained.
6) staging areas at either end of the field, each has a fill station.
There is only one drawback to HEP, and that is the field is small, HOWEVER, Ed and Kerry limit registration, and keep the numbers manageable for the field size.
If you want a complex fast paced scenario game with experienced players then HEP is the place to go. Just make sure you say hello to ED and Kerry when there.
I played my first day at High Energy just a few days ago and my gang and I had a blast! This place is huge and totally in a league all of its own. The owner, Ed, and all the refs where incredibly nice and professional and really have a deep passion for what they do. I played on the tournament modeled speed ball course of which they have two, and even though there was only a few of us, Ed gave us free reign to explore the jaw-dropping scenario field they have built in the back. This place is 23 acres of amazing paint ball fun no matter what skill you are.
Their scenario games they play once a month rival actual battles in history and promise to be the most strategic, mind-blowing, fun you will ever have with your friends and your marker. Ed explained the last scenario game they hosted and all I can say is, you have to be there to believe it.
This place has everything from rocket launcher pads, capture the flag, speed ball, woods ball, scenario play and even get this.......Ed's building a TANK!!! I kid you not. Its a 6 wheeled beast that will have a deadly array of weapons. Now where the hell can you find a tank anywhere else?
The prices are extremely reasonable and the staff and fields are top-notch. If you decide to go anywhere to experience paint ball at its best...go play at High Energy on Rt 30 in Amsterdam...you will not be disappointed. I am no expert, but I know a good thing when I see one. Me and the gang were so impressed, it is now our one and only paint ball field.
Last edited on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 at 11:37 pm PST
its right off of 30n in amsterdam right behind the boar's head deli complex.
I just went there today and it was an amazing experience the man who owns it Ed is really really nice and the ref's were strict BUT polite about enforcing the rules. We did some speedball but ed also let us go out back and use some of the scenario field that they had used from yesterdays scenario and it was amazing! They were telling us about the event and their plans this field is amazing and for scenario play it honestly seems perfect Ed has a real passion for it and wants to make fun complex strategic scenario games! All in all if you go here you'll have a great time guranteed!
Last edited on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 at 5:50 pm PST
Albany Paintball Emporium: Great scenario field.
First Prize Paintball: More aggressive, in your face.
Headrush: Great indoor.
Hilltop Paintball: Alright facility, Lack of quality players.
Directions to the Field:
Visit www.highenergypaintball.com for Directions.
Safety: Safety at HEP is top notch. There are never any 2nd guessing it. If a mask is off or a barrel bag isn't put on. Someone is giving a talking to and it never happens again.
Fields: HEP has both a great 7man setup as well as a really great scenario field. Both are really well setup and have everyone a player is looking for.
Hours of operation: Open play is open Sundays from 10am till when ever. Which is cool because you can play until its dusk. Rumor is a team practice day will open during the week.
Prices: Prices are great. $10 walk on which includes air/co2. Paint ranges from $50-$60 a case. Bags are also sold for various prices. Which is good because not everyone can afford the high end paint and such.
Rules: Rules at HEP are simple. They are also posted up on a giant sign in the staging area for everyone to see. As well as strictly enforced by the refs.
Services: Services are great, if you ever have a problem with a marker or something else. There is always someone there to give you a hand and give you some tech talk. If they cant get you in the game right away. They will lend you there marker until the problem is solved.
Proshop: HEP does not have a proshop. They look the idea of having top notch fields and threw away the idea of a proshop because everyone goes online for product these days.
Staff: Staff at HEP is awesome. Most down to earth, easy to get to know guys ever. So if your a quite unsure player or a loud talkitive guy. Theres aways someone to chat with.
Refs: The refs know what there doing. They also let players who do not have the money to play. Ref. Of course these player refs arn't as qualified as the Staff Refs. It still is a great addition to the field.
Players: The players at the field range from newer kids, scenario ballers all the way up to experienced tourney players.
Facilities: HEP Favilities are well kept and always in good over all condition.
Food: There is no food AT HEP but right down the road is a entire strip of places to eat. From subway, taco bell, and burger king. The list could go on.
Overall: Overall HEP is hands down the best field in upstate New York.
Last edited on Sunday, July 13th, 2008 at 6:24 am PST
First time @ High Energy...Saftey was top notch, prices were great and everyone involved were polite and friendly. 2nd annual Battle of Bastogne was outstanding. Field was enormous almost 3 football fields. Approx. 30 on 30 participating. Very large towns with major buildings and forts, these guys did an amazing job on the field. Everone participated with many missions, and the Gemans dominated the game. Their was tons of areas to manuever through with evrey type of terrrain with alot of cover. I highly recommend attending events here. People as far away as conn. attended and they also said it was the best scenario field they attended. I will attend any event I can at this field.
Safety-Great. Strict on rules. No full auto and 280 is the FPS limit
Fields-Speedball and Woodzball a little somethin for everyone
Prices-ORIGIN Paint prices are $50/ basic training , $60/ classic , and $70/frontline
Bathrooms-1 porta john. More should be added in case of a large senario game/tournie
Services-No proshop.Since Friendly Fire closed theyre will be NO proshop.
Staff-Every one who works theyre is a friendly person.If you want to reff you can voulenteer.
Food-you can bring your own AS LONG AS YOU THROW OUT YOUR GARBAGE!
its a nice but long drive if you are coming from waterford
O MY GOD!!!!! That sums it up. I have played at many fields traveling around the area. I have to say this kicks A's and takes names. Games went smooth and their staging area is very nice. Good friendly reffs and some good competition. Very good atmosphere for playing paintball. The best part is I didnít even mention the field yet. I only played speedball but based on their plans for woodsball it is going to be sick!!! Thatís for all you hardcore scenario players you will LOVE it!!!!! The speedball was superb. Sick field to play on they have a huge carwash in the center of the field I mean this thing is massive! Games go quick they have astro under their snake it is insane to move and dive on!! I highly suggest you go there soon!! Even if it is an hour drive it is well worth it!! by the way ED if you are reading this its dom
Summary:Me and my buddy went out there today. Man it was awesome. Not only was the field awesome but the people and the atmosphere were great. Ed and Henry did an awesome job making that field. They're both great guys.
The Field: The playing field itself was amazing. The way the bunkers were set up was awesome. I never did the same thing twice in a row. It was a lot of fun. The lanes you can get were just tremendous..
The People: The people there were awesome. They were all freindly and willing to answer questions. Henry and Ed were great guys. I sat down while spectating with Henry and we talked like we had known eachother for a while.
I highly reccomend this field. These guys did an awesome job on it.
This feild is the best! Ed and Henry have done such a great job in making this feild. They are very carefull on saftey regulations, they are open on sunday and on wednesdays. They have great paint for cheap prices. The service is great. These guys will spend hours helping you fix your gun and get you back out on the feild as soon as possible. All the players who come are very honest players and every one plays safe.
I love playing at this feild and i suggest that if you havent played at this feild yet, you stop whatever your doing now, get in your car and drive to High Energy Paintball right now and have the best paintball expeirence ever.