To all below that say it's a terrible place to play paintball. You guys are clueless and should play at other places and relize liberty is among the best woodsball places to go!
I would love to see you guys ref and get shot while not being able to shoot others
at to the last post. man you shoot a SPYDER come on its hard to take you seriously
And for the comments about us not fixing your guns. Fix it yourself u useless hicks and second we are not alloud to fix them because go forbid somone blame us for breaking it
Come to liberty on may 7th for big game day and you have changed your minds..
this is a very good woods ball Field most refs are pretty good and for the most part the players are nice. once and a while some players will cheat but that's the same as any other game the paintballs they use currently are origin paintballs and they cost 70% a case which is not to bad
Last edited on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 at 5:51 pm PST
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
January 21st, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
Paintball Madness, Cousins indoor,
This is definetly one of the worst places i have ever been to. the refs are horrible, they do not move and are not attentive, i shot one guy twice in his back, the refs didnt call it and he wiped the paint. I thought he was out so he just got up from the bunker and shot me. I had only one good ref and he was a 15 year old. Also, i only found 2 fields enjoyable out of 6. Also, the people that work there arent very knowledable except the one 15 year old. The waits between games are extremely long. I will never come back here again because of the horrible conditions. The only reason i thought it wasnt a total waste was becuase the people on my team were awesome to play with. DONT EVER COME HERE!!!!
Played here a handful of times over the past year. Overall a good operation and will go back. If they could work on the "Negatives", could be a great place.
The Good -
* nice variety of fields - all convenient to staging area (no long walks/hills/buses)
* Seems to always have good turnout (plenty of walk-ons)
* decent quality field paint
* 4.5k always available
* Good staging area - huge enclosed, heated area to register, grab equipment, paint, air, etc (think large cafeteria)
* Indoor plumbing (the women in your group will really appreciate this)
* Loudspeaker - announces upcoming games clearly
* Location - one of the more convenient fields to Westchester
The Bad -
* biggest complaint, (as others have said), the refs are very spotty. While polite and good at keeping notes of barrel plugs/goggles, once the game starts they don't seem particularly interested in getting near the action, doing paintchecks, etc. - thus, wiping seems to occur more frequently than fields where the refs are more involved.
* seems like they have a hard time standing up to and splitting up the "regulars" (you know the guys - every field has them) to even up teams. Amazing how far splitting up the $500+ guns/people goes towards ensuring a fun time for all (especially new players).
* Chronoing seems pretty loose
* Would love to see them minimize the times between games (fields should love this - more games = more paint = more $).
I have been going to liberty paintball for nearly four years and have to say it is pretty good. Whether you go with a private group or play with the walk-ons its an exciting experience. The referees are all alright. They know what they are doing but can occassionally let a few calls slip by them. The problem is that if you ever have a problem with your gun, they can never figure out what is wrong with it or they're just too lazy. Liberty just got a new paint supplier and its $70 a case and is just as good as the paint that they have had in the past years. They have a good amount of basic supplies if you need them. There are a great array of fields ranging from the classic woodsball to speed ball an their new Xball field which I think is really good. I just went to the big game on the twenty seventh and it was alot of fun ---- definatly a reccomendation.I think that they should do a few more tournaments over the year but thats just my opinion. Good field Good Prices Referees could use some work but all in all its alot of fun.
I first went to Liberty paintball 2 years ago with a couple a friends for a private party. it was fun but the refs werent that good. they were never paying attention. the only time they would call someone out was if they were shot in the mask because it stood out. we got angry and asked for new refs and they gave us 2 new refs who were very experienced and the rest of are time there was mad fun.
i went again a couple months later with the same crew but this time we did walk ons and wow was it different. if you like close combat intense paintball go to liberty paintball and do walk ons. there were enough people on my team that me and my crew with the help of the other kids on our team could flank or box in the opposing team easily.
ive been going to liberty paintball for 2 years and i have seen all ages of people there, but i have to give props to an old man who was deffinately my team general this guy was amazing he didnt take anything from anyone and he made most of our team plans
Cousins: Comparable fields, but ref's are much more experienced.
Went here this past Sunday with 3 of my buddies as Walk On's. Being that I only played at Cousin's paint fields I may be a bit prejudiced. I have to tell you that we must of had all the newbie ref's, cause they were horrible. Either walking in my line of fire, or not walking anywhere at all, just standing along the boundary. Had an old timer who ripped one ref big time. There was one group of 8 guy's on the other team that kept wiping there paint all day, never would leave the field, even if the ref told them to. Myself and another friend both shot this one player, ref called him out, he begins to walk off the field and as soon as the ref went to check another player he turned around and began playing again.
After our first 3 games of getting slaughtered, One ref finally split up the teams with a Beginners and Experienced game. That was the only positive thing I saw the refs do all day.
I will return once more and give it another chance, and if this is the quality of ref's again, it will be the last. Very disappointed.
One of my all time favorite feilds for many reasons.
Storm the dog
The Llamas goats and chickens at the entrance
The woods feilds are amazing an they are always coming up with great setups.
Large groups to play with so there is more people to shoot out
Refs and employees are cool and like to talk with the players
Games run efficiently an fast
Indoor out door stagin area so you can choose where you want to be depending on Weather
Great food durring lunch time
Large chrono area/target range
All day fun
Mostly noobish players/ not very expirienced people
since there is a large crowd there some days there is no place to put ur gear unless you have a car
Airball is never set up
The speedball feild isnt spactacular and doesnt give many angles
At the top of a ski slope so it is hard to get up the hill with a 2 wheel drive vehicle
Durring the winter u have to take the ski lift up and walk 5 minutes to the feild and at the End of the day take it back down.
Paint prices are a little high but arent the worst i have seen
Hard to catch wipers (there are many of them)
10 bucks extra for nitro(not sure if they still do that or not)
20 foot surrender rule
This is my favorite feild for woods and i have been coming back here for year because of how much fun i have.
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When I showed up and started signing my waivers a llama and a goat showed up and although interesting, if you have anything against animals find somewhere else. Apparently the guy down the road owns them. Once I got out on the field, though, I loved it. It was my first time so I'm probably not too reliable but the ref was nice and there was a good variety between fields. Their inflatable course was deflated and looked a little trashy but I'd have to recommend the field to anyone in the area. Pretty good rental stuff too.
I just spent a full day at Liberty and overall I would have to say that I had a great time! My friends and I got there for the 8:30 AM opening and we got in 10 games before the 4:30 closing. There was a good pause between games to allow players to reload their pods, catch their breath, drink some water and rest for a few minutes. I don't want to give the impression that the breaks were too long... they weren't... they were just right. I was never itching for a game to start all day. Games never felt crowded or undermanned.. just the right people for each field. The refs picked fields correctly based on the number of people there.
All games are capture the flag with a 20 minute time limit. Liberty has a great selection of fields and we used a range of them throughout the day. We started on their speedball field which is pretty good, but not really my cup of tea. After the first game (when more players were ready) we played the rest of the day on their woodsball fields, which are top notch. Good terrain and elevation changes are key features to all the fields. The cover is perfect for sneaking around and liberty also adds some man made bunkers to the fields. These can range from simple walls made from 2x4s (brush) to actual buildings (cabins). There are also some great hybrid fields like western village which is really speedball, but with bigger bunkers.
Their pro-shop was adequate and I was able to get a good replacement squeegie when mine fell apart on me.
Air fills were fantastic! I never had to wait for an air fill because they do them very quickly and my tank was never filled to less than 4500 psi all day long. I couldn't believe it.
Proper attention to safety seemed to be there, with refs checking for goggles and barrel condoms in appropriate areas, but I don't really know how well the rules are enforced because everyone followed the rules all day. The only exception I saw all day was in the morning when a kid with a loose barrel condom shot my car... but this isn't really Liberty's fault and I've learned my lesson... I'm going to part on the far end of the parking lot next time. (the staging area is right next to the parking area)
Chrono checks are done twice daily (once in the morning and once after lunch). The field limit is 300 fps which is nice considering the size of some of the fields. You really use that range. To keep things safe with the relatively high velocity there is a 20' surrender rule. In all fairness, however, this rule really isn't used much. All of my engagements were 20' or more all day. I only saw 1 surrender in the 8 hours of playing.
There was a good, diverse group of people. Skill levels in both woodsball and paintball skills in general ranged from newbies to very good players with a good, equal distribution across the scale. I'd say about 40-50% of the players are rental users, but the slight majority of people have their own equipment. Equipment was as diverse as the players. I saw a lot of Tippmanns, including my own, as well as an Ion, Impulse, Cocker, a Timmy and some other really nice markers as well. There was no enforced restriction on firing rates and firing modes which really spiced up the play a lot. When making a break across a clearing you never knew what kind of fire the guy on the other end would be laying down. Personally, I see this as a huge plus.
The comment I hear most is that the refs at Liberty are poor, but I had a good chance to speak to a lot of them and they seem like really nice guys. On the field they acted professionally and paint checks on myself and my targets were easily made all day at first request. I never had to ask twice and they were done quickly and efficiently. I only witnessed one act of "cheating" all day, by someone who was obviously playing for the first time. He had a marker hit and didn't call himself out, but I think it was because he didn't understand the rules. The refs stepped in and made the correct call.
All in all, I had a great day at Liberty. Their only negative that I saw was the price. At $85 a case and $30 field fees with all day air, things can get a little pricey. Myself and two friends used two full cases all day. Probably would have used more but one of my friends was renting and my other friend was using his substantially slower shooting backup marker.
A word of advice to anyone that ventures out to Liberty: Bug spray! My friends and I each found a tick on us. Luckily two of them had not bitten yet but one of my friends was not so lucky.
Liberty has all the elements of a great woodsball establishment, but I'm deducting one point because it also has the price tag typically associated with great woodsball establishments. :)
Last edited on Sunday, July 24th, 2005 at 1:58 pm PST