Liberty is the only one i've been to but i no cousins and skirmish are nearby
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Just go 2 the website or read other reviews
Safety- 10, absolutly great, there on top of u all the time. The refs are always making sure ur wearing ur mask or not shooting hot or anything like that.
Fields- 10, there are so many feilds, everything from woodsball, to the village, to X-ball
Hours of Operation- i actually don't no
Prices- 8, ok, so, i m not rich so $70 for 2,000 rounds was kinda high but its worth every cent and the $20 entrance fee was really cheap (thats bringing ur own gear)
Rules- 9, i think all the rules are fair except the surrender rule. I love to play agressive and bunker guys but the surrender rule stops me from doin that but it does make the game more realilistic.
Services- i wouldn't know, i have never needed a repair
Proshop- 9, good if u forgot something like a barrel plug but they don't have new markers or anything
Staff- 10, they are great, the are always willing to help u out and know wat ever you want to know
Refs- 10+, AMAZING!!!! i love the refs. They aren't afraid to get dirty and get right into the game. I was hiding in the bushes on the side of the Village (not western village) and the other team was convinced they hit me. I actually had a ref walk into the bushes and check me out w/o giving away my spot.
Players- well, what can i say, they cheat sometimes, just like in any other sport but its not that bad.
Facilities- 9, if u mean bathrooms, then i wouldn't no but they do have a indorr, heated staging room with running water.
Food- i don't no, i have never eaten there.
Last edited on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 at 3:49 pm PST
keep going on 22 until you see thunder ridge take a right and you will see liberty paintball drive up the dirt road until you see a little house the road splits go right and follow the road and your there
They are big on safety they always remind you to keep your barrel plugs in and wear your mask. The feilds are pretty fun during the big games they host and they cook a mean hot dog. Case of paint is 70bucks not to bad. as for air co2 is free and hpa is 10 bucks for the day. The refs are actually kind of lazy when it comes to checking people for paint and stand in the backround of the fighting. The fields could use some more design and during big games they should try to make situations where you have to use all the fields more. They also have a overall though its a good paintball field great for people starting out and i hope to see some of you guys at the battle of stalingrad or dday in pensylvania.
stay on the hutch north, stay in the left lane go STRAIGHT....for like an hour (bronx area) and then itll turn to a local road..on your right is thunder ridge ski area and a sign for the place..turn in :)
i went to this field over the summer (2006) and it was the first time ive ever been paintballing, i brought one of my best friends, my brother, my fiance, and her friend..and we were all a bit nervous to try it out since we were all first timers, but we all had a BLAST!! my friend, brother, and i all bought our own gear the same night!
-the staff was VERY helpful, showed us the ropes, explained the rules in a way us
n00bs could understand and were helpful in showing us the way out after we were shot. they were on top of people standing near bunkers and occasionally going inside to check if anyone was hit. they were always running around doing stuff, and were VERY fast when it came to checking in, you dont wait in a line for more than 5 minutes even when the register place is full, and i mean, it gets full! even on the big games i went to, they were all over the place, chrono'ing people all the time, and even before field entry people had to re-chrono, which was very good in my opinion.
the food was very good and at a fair price too..burgers, dogs, some chicken..what do you expect? but its at a fair price $3 (for a cheeseburger) is good for me, and it doesnt give me the runs after! i think thats a bonus :)...there are vending machines inside too.
-prices i think are fair, if you have your own stuff, its $20, rental is $30, have a college id? -$5..i think it encourages a young adult crowd :), $70 for a case which is great if you have a semi auto and friends who dont shoot much..i usually split a case between 4-5 people and we;re set for the whole day
-the people at this field are VERY nice for the most part, ive never had any bad experiences with them. even the young kids (12ish area) are very friendly! my first day one was talking to me and giving me some advice which was pretty helpful, having good and sporty players helps the experience a great deal..and yes, you get some little brats who, like the kids on xbox live, swear like there' no tommorow and are just terribly annoying, but thats like an incredibly tiny minority, and in any case..when you get them...it just makes the kill more satisfying ;)
-the fields are AWESOME, huge wooded area, houses, bunkers, fake tanks, trenches..you can tell ALOT of effort was done in making this field as it is fair on both sides, one side will probably get a natural cover advantage, having alot more wooded areas and huge rocks blocking things, but another side gets alot of houses. i believe it's fair at least. the only time i had trouble with a field was that one where one team starts at the bottom of some kind of plateau and another is on top..and the game basically starts (before the countdown) with the team at the top aiming down at the team at the foot of the plateau..it was basically people sitting under the plateau (wow i said that word alot) for 20 mins until someone did a suicide run...okay maybe 2 people, but other than that..fields are awesome
-conclusion, this the only field ive gone to , and i'm glad i did, great people, the price was good, refs were helpful. i cant wait to go again..probably the last week of december i'll be there
I think that this field in the winter is great if you have a non electric gun....I do not know what the field is like in the summer though.....I must say the field is ok not the greatest expirience I had because when I went there they were suppost to pick you up at the top of the ski lift but noone came and me and my friend were stranded trying to figure out how to get there..... It wasn`t the greaatest I think because wen you would go to bunker someone you have to say surrender....I must say the refs were great about makeing sure safety.....What I didn`t like was inside the staging area the refs were snobs and thaught they knew everything wen you couldn`t do something or didn`t know how....but all and all its a good field in the winter for people who rent or are more into woodsball...
the safety in this feild is great-10 masks and plugs are always enforced
feilds-10 there is over 350 acres the village with train nd graveyard, western village with tower, WW2 with tanks and pill boxes, speed ball, super air, cabins which is jungle with wooden cabins all over the place, the crypt which is woodsball with 2 hills that connect by a ravine, brush which is extremly heavily wooded woodsball and many others
hours of operation-8:30 to 5 downside
prices its 70 for 2000 not to bad if you rent a gun its 30 addmission and if you dont its 20
the rental guns are tippmamnn 98 custom pro with double finger trigger and anti chop bolt
rules are that its capture the flag/eliminaltion and surrender rule so if you get within 20 feet of someone yell surreneder and a ref will get them out gun shots count and 1 shot kill
service is great they have a cafe. open for lunch
. proshop is great they can make minor fixes on guns just not anything big because they dont wanna be resposible for breaking your gun
staff is awesome they are very knowlegable and know what they are doing
refs are great call mostly everything arent afraid to do paint checks and get into arguments with people about if they are out or not.
players are good some cheat but what can u expect its paintball like any other sport there is going to be cheating
facilities it has indoor staging area with heat runni9ng water and real bathrooms
Went to liberty for the first time today cuz it's close to home and got pretty good recommendation from friends...
First impression was alright low key field that mostly locals know about..pretty cool doesn't get too packed, nice time.
Since we were the first people there The group was pretty small and ran a couple of speedball games. Good to me, but after every game (as most walkons go i guess) we kept adding more n more people...after a while it got to be pretty ridiculous in the amounts of people who attended.
Sad to say the fields (as fun as most were) were poorly taped off, We didn't get a chance to REALLY walk the fields because they walked us directly to the start points via paths around the field. No biggy i guess because this made it more challenging but with the amount of people playing and the way fields were designed, we were barely able to run 20 feet without gettin a rain of paint... i can't honestly tell u what ANY of the fields look like outside of the start point. Also, there's no real dead zone separated from the field...we got to the start point (which was never clearly shown to explained to us) and realized THAT was the dead zone lol (well kinda)..thanks to the refs.
The refs. were HORRIBLE...14 yr. old high school freshmen seemed to be running the place. They were more concerned @ yelling @ each other than doing paint checks, or pulling people off the field. They were rude and were about to get their asses handed to them by a few of the players. NOT the best impression to make. Saftey was also of little concern, our instructions when we got to the field were as follows..."You guys know all the rules?...ok let's play". We had 1st time players with us and I had to explain the rules of the game and saftey precautions myself. Also noone realized we were playing capture the flag for half the day LOL... This was the only major downfall to the field.
Also, My gun started acting up and I couldn't figure out the problem...none of the refs. knew how to fix the problem...went to the pro shop and not ONE person there knew what was going on...One gentleman i guess "knew how to work on shockers" so I let him have a try @ it...after two shots gave me my gun back and didn't have a clue. I was extremely disappointed and eventually figured out the issue myself...Still the staff was very unknowledgable, just bad.
Food was decent and bathrooms were cleanest i've used...but parking lot was like a firing zone and there was noone chronoing any hot running guns...also there were alot of high end guns (angels, DMs, shockers) runnin with rental tippmans...and there was no regulation on these guns. (people were on fully auto and ramping)...i tried to play it fair and kept my gun on semi, until i got pissed off @ peopel wiping and not gettin pulled off and gettin lit up by dudes runnin full auto...@ which point i kicked it up to rebounce....
Prices were great. Cheapest i've seen as of yet.
Conclusion:Worst field I've ever been too as of yet...however, I think it would be alot more organized if we would have went in a reserved group...i'm going back in 2 weeks in a reserved group so we'll see how it compares...expect a review then too...
coming from NYC area, get on the hutchinson river parkway, take the left exit for 684, take it to the very end... It turns into route 22, follow that straight, for about 10 miles... And THUNDER RIDGE SKI AREA is on your right, liberty paintball is at the top of that ski area....
I work at liberty i am new and am still learning the "way of the ref" but i just wanted to say that us refs take allot of crap. everyday we always have some idiot who takes his/her mask off during a game. let me just say if the refs tell you to keep your mask on keep it on! every time i work there some one doesn't keep it on. listening to the refs makes a easy er job for the refs and also makes a funner safer day for every one there.
Also everyone who works at liberty knows allot about paintball and can help you with small problems with your gun. remember the more you listen to the ref the more fun your going to have because the refs appreciate when people listen to them.
cousins, paintball madness, Skirmish(no comparrison to any field, sorry but castle is the best),Crazy Paint, etc.
As soon as I went to Cousins in Plattekill adn July's big game, I was wrong about the staff. The staff do work hard and the paint is much better compared to cousins( and cheaper too). These refs really know how to run a paintball place unlike Cousins, which just directed us to a field called Delta which sounds pretty cool, but isnt. Delta was just a bunch of trees without any bunkers or somplace to hide yourself. Liberty is much better and cheaper too. Entry and rentals at Liberty are $30, while at cousins they are $40. So go to Liberty, it is cheaper and has better service.
Directions to the Field:
If you are coming from NYC area, get on the hutchinson river parkway, take the left exit for 684, take it to the very end... It turns into route 22, follow that straight, for about 10 miles... And THUNDER RIDGE SKI AREA is on your right, liberty paintball is at the top of that ski area....
Safety- they stay ontop of safety, masks, barrel plugs, chrono.... If you call because you think someone is shooting hot, the refs WILL check it.
Fields- about 350 acres of property, almost any kind of field you can imagine playing on, hardcore maze jungle, to WWII trenches and tanks(wooden), to X-ball
Prices- 70/case field paint only.... That's my only setback with this place.... It costs $100 for a day of play and that's if I bring my own gear...
Rules- no bunkering, good for new players who may be intimidated, or would ruin their day, bad for people who play airball.... Also bad for people like me who hate when people cheat and you want to just run up and empty a hopper on them....
Services- never needed anything yet, so I can't really tell from personal experience...
Proshop- not a place to buy gear... They have basic add-ons, pads, masks, tanks, and whatnot, but no markers....
Staff- always nice, @ this last big game, 1 kid behind the counter gave me an all day airpass, when I went to use it, another kid said it wasn't the pass they use.... Within 10 secs, the problem was fixed....
Refs- I tip my hat to these guys... Now, I fully understand big games suck to ref, because having 300 or more people yelling for 20 or less refs.... They did what they could, a lot better than last sept. Big game...
Regular days, they do an amazing job, I've been to fields where the refs really do kick rocks all day and stare at the sky, or even grab their own gear and sit on the sideline and practice snapshooting....Liberty refs are nothing like that.... They do paintchecks, chrono checks(if called for), they run around the fields, they actually help people out...
Players- you get a real mix... I love playing with new kids because you can help them and teach them little tricks and it puts such a huge smile because they just learned how to move from one bunker to another, or how to crawl or how to snap shoot..... the only thing I don't like with players is the woods vs. Speed... We are all there to play paintball... So lets play and get over who is better... We'll see on the field who I'd better....
Food- basic... Burgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, vending machines... I bring my own in a cooler....
Facilities- indoor staging area is nice, tables indoors and outdors, nice big chrono area with a target range.... Indoor REAL bathrooms with running water.....
Parking- ample parking.... The parking lot is also the center of the field.... So every field is a 2 min. Walk from your car, to the field....
Overall- I give it a 9 just because paint prices.... If it was a little bit cheaper, or byop days or something, it would be a def. 10.
Keep up the good work guys, people who actually enjoy paintball appreciate what you guys do.
I've been playing paintball for awhile now, about 5 years or so. Ive played at many fields like the ones ive mentioned above. All the years ive played ive seen cheaters all the time. But thats what you get when you play paintball, it will happen. I'd have to say, the refs at Liberty are doing the best they can. You CANNOT blame them for people cheating. Your talking about 20+ heads on the fields and only 2 refs. They cannot be everywhere. So, if you do encounter a cheater and he does not leave, just play on and light him up!
Like what, Mr Murderdoll89, said they do the best they can. I belive it. They work very hard, ive seen them running to areas where people call for paintcheck. They rarely just stand around kicking rocks and lookin up in the sky. They do their job.
The facility is very well maintained. They are always looking at ways to keep their customers happy. My favorite field is the Village and the new Tank yard. Very nice set up. Speed ball is ok, it does need to be a bit more organized? But its still fun. Staff is very knowledgable of almost every type of paintball marker that is brought onto the field. They enforce chrono and saftey very well.
Paint is fairly cheap compared to others, its $70/case of 2000rds. Admission for people with equipment cost $20 and without $30. All day air is $10. They make you rent a arm band for$5 but you will get your $5 back at the end of the day when you return it.
What i like the most about Liberty paintball is the way the whole park is designed. I like the fact that the parking lot is in the center of the whole park. All the playing fields are within walking distance, so if you are tagged out, you can just go back to your car to rest or fill up. Great idea.
So, therefore to those who bad mouth the refs or the playing field, think about if you were one of them, see how you like running all day for paint checks and being criticized for not doing your job, its not easy man. Myself (i wear a 04 blue dye jersey with the name BIG EVIL) along with a group of 20-30 heads go there at least twice a year, and none of us give the refs a hard time, even the noobs that come with us.
I myself am not a ref but a paintball fan and player. Ive seen it all, good refs and bad refs. Liberty has good refs.
I tip my hat off to the stff and the playing field to make my experiece and all my friends experience a very enjoyable one. Good job Liberty.
Last edited on Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 at 2:25 pm PST