Well our scenario team (PASSYHAW) played our first scenario at Friendly Fire last week. It was a rainy day making field conditions poor and turnout low. Yet, Regardless we and I believe all we talked to had a great time. I can only discuss the scenario and not the sppedball so please keep that in mind. Also take into consideration that I represent the 30+ age group.
I believe what sets FF apart is two things: 1 An excellent field with good bunkers, cover, proportion and shape (rectangular). 2. Great staff-from the guys who were at the fill station to the owner and staff.
Somehow though it was our first trip we truly felt like guests. There was a strong emphasis on safety. Registration is the lowest around and paint prices were better than almost anywhere else. Refs were good (I think we players only complain when we are having a bad day) and fair. It may be the rain or limited numbers be we noticed some of the best sportsmanship bar none.
Were there things that could be improved? Of course. A pavilion or rain cover for players would be nice. Also they are new to scenario, but some more organization will need to be forth coming as well.
Final thoughts: our team is calling Friendly Fire our preferred NE Field as of this point and will attending their other events. I highly recommend you give them a try.
Fox 4, which I think is slightly worse than Friendly Fire, but still a great field.
One of the best things about Friendly Fire is that they are safety first. So many fields say that safety is their number one priority, but how many actually apply it? Friendly Fire does an amazing job of going out of their way to make everyone feel like they are playing in a safe and secure environment.
This is also a customer service field. Friendly Fire loves their customers, and every employee that I have ever spoken with there goes out of their way to help you understand the game of paintball. I remember when I first began paintballing, I was at a different field, and the employees there made me feel like such an idiot when I didn't know how to chronograph my gun properly. I've never had this problem at Friendly Fire.
Another time, at a field that I will choose not to name, I was having trouble with my new ION. The advice from the workers at the field: "Return the gun and get a new one". A few months later, when faced with a similar problem at Friendly Fire, one of the owners went out of his way to help me fix the gun, AND I DIDN'T EVEN ASK HIM TO HELP ME, he just came over when he heard my nitro tank leaking. He then cronographed my gun for me because I wasn't positive how to do it myself.
The woodsball field is very large too, and I love the speedball course.
This field has everything from customer service and knowledgable workers to a great field and a great crowd (I usually play with about 20 people per team when I play woodsball there).
I prefer this field over any that I have been to so far in my life, and if your looking for the best customer service around, go here!
This field has a great woodsball field there is just acers and acers of woods.The reffs help you when you need it also if you want to sit out a game of woodsball you can play a fun game of speedball. I would recomend this field to everyone and if you dont have your own gun you can get tippman a-5 or the 98.
Fox 4-great , Canobie-great , Boston paintball-$$$ , PnL-$$$ Playboyz-o.k. , West End- $ but great fields . EMR-@ Pa -awesome
Directions to the Field:
in Upton Ma . end of Grove St which is off Rt. 140
Flields - are alot of fun to play . tons of differant structures , including 2 helicopters . The Staff - very nice and they treat you fairly . Reffs - are on the ball. They are right there in the game with you . Proshop - very helpful and do repairs for you well and fast . I cant say much about the speedball field because I dont play speedball . Its not my bag . But I can say that the speedball field is always busy when Im there . The prices are on the average and paint is also on the average also . If you have your own equipment your can use your own paint . They even have shuttles from the parking area to the staging area for you . Overall you and your buds will have a great time there .
Great time! the people running it and the refs are all real friendly. the rental equiptment is up to par! fairly priced good lay out in the woods, the speed course needs a little updating.the owner is a good guy who takes time out to make sure everything is going good. and they are very patient with new players about the rules. the woods course is fun and the set up is good with a bunch of different games to play so your not bored and playing the same thing over and over. highly suggest going there too!
Friendly Fires pretty sweet the refs are good to you and its cheap i haven't been anywhere else and i don't need to go anywhere else this place is the best. the staff is wicked nice to you the only problem is sometimes there's to many people on a team but its ok im going there sunday
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I loved it, everything from the games to the food. They have a huge variety of games that they do, capture the flag, extraction, assault & defend. Its pretty cheap to get in, around $25. They have really nice staff working there, they were very helpful. The lunch was pretty nice, pizza and a drink (ordered from an Italian restaurant). They have a speedball field that is pretty nice. Personally i loved it, im willing to bet that almost everyone else will to.
Fox 4(Only played on the private field)
Boston Paintball(Too expensive)
Friendly Fire is the best field in Massachusetts, and with some of the best prices around. The refs are extremely helpful, especially to people who are new to the game. The best part is they will work on your gun for free. The woodsball field is amazing with 15 acres, containing 6 bases and a main village. I have also used the speedball field which is also a great field. This is a great field for anyone new or experienced to paintball. There are always players of all levels there, and i have never gone there to find less than fifty people.
This field is a Damn good field. pretty fair prices, including half day prices incase you dont wish to play all day... very helpful and courteous staff, they give safety speaches at the beginning of the day, almost like a college lecture... very thorough. no time is wasted, play is kept very safe and still fun. the field is nice, theres bridges and small forts, im sure theres more now cause i have not been in a long time. the fields are kept clean, along with staging area. there are some regulars, who will take out alot of newbies, but thats expected at any field. overall, a great field, many players, and a general good time. i give it a 9 out of 10, because the field i am a regular at is a little cheaper, but its also smaller- neither are perfect.
Several fields around New England, so far this one is the overall best we've played at.
Have been playing paintball for almost 20 years. Have played from coast to coast while on various military assignments. Currently stationed home in Rhode Island. I've been leading a small group of military personnel on paintball outings approixmately once a month. Initially we played at Warzone in North Kingstown, RI. Due to various managerial issues/challenges there, we decided to expand out and try some other fields. We've now played at Friendly Fire 3 times, and have found this to be a truly outstanding place to play! From the personnel, to the prices, to the field, to the great karma that exists every time we go, simply put Friendly Fire has become the official field of the RI Air National Guard! They have everything you could need or want including a pro shop, food shack, unique game scenarios that keep you engaged, ample and fair officiating by the umpire crew, and much more. To top this off, recently I had the pressure guage on my air tank go bad during a fill, however they immediately and happily replaced it with a new one for free. Paint is BYOP, however due to the fair prices, good selection, and just the way they do things overall, most of us have been buying our paint from them anyway. So from the crew of the 143rd Airlift Wing, Quonset Point, RI a big THANKS to the folks at Friendly Fire for the way they conduct themselves and their operation. We look forward to more good times and fast action!
Steve Martin, SSgt, RIANG
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