AAPP - arguably the best field in the country, but more expensive and crowded.
Crazy Dave's - Horrible fields. Horrible organization. i've heard of it not having refs for open play. that's insane. does not compare to Hot Shots
A few others such as PB-World and Pentagon, but are usually more expensive but still great fields.
Directions to the Field:
Field - It's a 90X45 field with turf layed over sawdust. it's pretty good playing surface. it's a bit dirty, but it's paintball. It's not airball, but if you can play well on this field it makes air ball a breeze. because the way the bunkers are they make you far more away of the angles you have and those your opponents have.
Hours of Op., pricing - the field is only open on Saturdays, at 5:30, til everyones done. we have been there past midnight before. If the players aren't neither is the staff. appointments can be setup for other days and times, but you must have atleast ten people. Prices are fair: 10 for entry and all day air, and price is $50-60, depending on what he has in stock.
Safety - the owner robin is big on safety. don't break the rules or we will yell at you. and for barrel covers and masks, break it once you get yelled at, break it again, your out.
Refs - i have been reffing here for almost three years now. i'm there almost every weekend and so is one of my buddies. if your starting out, we'll help you play better, but we won't overwhelm you with paintball words and stuff you may not know. for those of you who are more expirenced, the two of us have been playing for seven years and played in national events. so we can sit back and bs or get a lil rowdy on the field and have some real paintball fun. overall we're a lot of fun, we keep the games moving and attend to the players needs. you wanna play four games in a row?? sure let's do it. no two games and back to the staging area if you don't want to. anything you guys want.
Great field. Well ran and the owner was very cool guy. Reffs were good and interactive as well as helpful. Overall a very nice field. Not quite AAPP though ;P Not sure what else to say about the field other than it being well organized and well ran. Already said the the staff was helpfull.
Because i live in indiana, pa, this is basically the only field in about a 60 mile radius, so its basically the only place i can play. (besides my woods) The place is pretty cheap, $10 admission $45 a case or something like that. The owner, Rob, is a very nice guy who enforces safety WELL. You can't go down to the arena without goggles, and you can't remove your barrel condom until you get down there. The field has turf, but its only astro turf, as there's only about a centimeter of it, then concrete. The field is SMALL, but its the only official one in the area so oh well.
Three Rivers Paintball (outside) - Terrible Service, crazy prices
Paintball Extreme (outside) - Terrible Ref's, good prices
Mountain Valley Paintball (outside) - Great Ref's, Great Prices, Great Service A++
Hot Shots (Inside) - Great Ref's, Great Prices, Great Service A++ OWNER A NICE GUY!
Robin is the owner of Hot Shots. He will help you with equipment, fill air, sell you paint, all at very reasonable prices.
When you are there to play, Air is free, paint is cheap! When you are there for equipment, Air is cheap, paint is even cheaper! Robin has been great for getting started in Paintball, without him, I probably would have quit early on due to equipment problems and lack of air fills!
I only give a 9 due to field size, service is a definate 10!
I have played at this field probably 5 times in the last 2 years, but this is not because I think the field is sub-par. The arena is very small, but that causes the games to be short and exciting. Paint and air is the cheapest around, and when I play woods ball I get my air and paint from here. The owner is one of the nicest people I know, and if you buy in bulk, he usually gives you a discount. I had two 9 ouncers and a 20 ounce filled here, and only paid $15.00. Also, if you play here, the fee is $10.00 and free Co2/N2.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
Other Fields in the Area:
Only every played woodsball a bunch of times
This place is ok, i went with about 25 other people, the owner (a really nice guy) said it was the largest group he's ever had, we got a discount of $50 a case of blaze (normaly $65) which was dimpled some, the prep area was crowded with how many people was there, a little bathroom, a window to look down at the field, they told us to always have a condom on the barrel and not a plug (supplied if you didn't have one), they also had a chrono with a 270fps rule but no one checked us i know guys had 300+ because everyone had bad welts and some bleed including one guy through a mask shot
very small waiting area down on the field, the field was POORLY lit, you could not see at all, the snake espically, there was one light at each break-out point, that was it, the field does have sawdust which is hard to run in, and if its thin, it will hurt your knees or elbow or whatever, the field was small, about 25x20 yds, the dust will get everywhere, games will last about 1 minute tops, it is exciting though
Urban Assault has a comperable indoor, thier outdoor is incomperable, Combat Zone North has a similar indoor.
The field is fine. I don't mind that it is not airball, the bunkers are small enough and there is a good fifty, plus a zipper on the side. There is an excess of sawdust on the floor, which is preferable to the cold, hard concrete, but pea gravel would be better. The owner is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, his prices are the lowest I have ever come across for open play, 60 for a case of Blaze, 10 to play, including air. All in all, this is a great field.
I think Hot Shots is really awsome. They moved to a new place and its better than ever my brother says. I have to agree that the paintballs cost more if you play but you get free CO2 so it evens out I think. I got to check the new place out and it looks pritty sweet. It is cover in sawdust still but that helps you from not geting hurt on the concrete. The people there are very friendly and have some experience. The owner is very nice and nows what he is doing. The action is very intence because its so small but its VERY FUN!!!! the only complant is that the prep room is very small.
Some fields in Pittsburgh and Gadgetpaintball in Waynesburg. the ones I went to in Pittsburgh and Hot Shots are indoors, Gadetpaintball is outdoors with many types of play.
Small indoor field. Perfect for 3 on 3, crowded for 5 on 5. The smallness of the field makes it VERY exciting from start to finish. The layout is changed every now and then.
Sawdust on cement floor makes it slippery. Sawdust didn't get in the gun's internals, but it did get in the barrel (just shot some air through to clean that). If you got paint on your gun then got sawduston it, have fun cleaning that off.
I have played there on and off for a few years and there are a few things that upset me. One time I boughta case of paint and the owner told me that a case would regularly cost $50.00 and then I played there a few weeks later during an open play and he was selling it there for $60.00. It seems like he raises the prices when there are more people there. And also he had a paintball gun of mine and said that he could fix it and I told him that I wasnt in a hurry fir it back. It took him a little less than a year to get everything done. I did tell him not to hurry but really, a year. Everything that you can buy there you can find cheaper online or at another pro shop. He charges $5.00 for an elbow. Its not even a really good one. The field itself is covered with sawdust. And it's cement underneath. So it is really slippery on the breakout and you get the sawdust all over your marker and equipment. It takes really long to clean off and its difficult to get everything out. it is really time consuming, more than it should be.