NJ Paintball - Less newbie friendly
Skirmish USA - If you want to make the trip, best field around
I go there for their big games. The first game was based on the movie "Space Balls". It was fun, the had teams set up fairly and some cool missions and props. (I remember my friend had to carry a big square of wood and a checked blanket on it, it was a funny moment) It was a fast couple of games, with no real favor to either team. On team would be on defense and in 5min the tides would turn and they would be on assault. They have this grade bunker type of thing made of a couple huge fallen trees, lots of fun to defend. The only bad thing I noticed was there wasn't a whole lot of open space to shoot. Brush and small trees got in your way for long ball shots. I know this comes with rec ball but still, maybe they could cut a few of the trees down. Over all it was fun, I won 500 free paintballs and was entered into a raffle for a Tippman A-5 (they have a raffle at most big games)
My last game I played there was also a big game, but it was in the winter w/ snow on the ground. This game I didn't have as much fun at, first of all it was dead cold (not their fault of course) and the theme was Aliens VS Predators. They had some interesting missions, but most were "Quick! Find 5 Object As and bring them back to base!" They had a system set up though, for missions you did, and points you found on the feild you could be "Predators" These guys were from the home team (The Jesters I think) They were very skilled but the thing is it made the game feel very unbalanced. I would have enjoyed it more without them, or if they would equaly split on each team. Although, like always another funny moment came out of the props. The rules for one of the props went like, if you find a stuffed animal on the field, you get 1000 free paintballs.
The same friend from last game (read above) found one, and for half the game went around with a multicolored dolphin tucked in his belt (I have pics to prove it! lol)
Refs: The refs were good and helpful most of the time. A few refs seemed alittle unfriendly (even though I never broke a rule)
Cronoing: Well, basicly you didnt get an armband if you didn't crono. No armband, no playing. The thing is I noticed none of the rentals cronoing and wished they would make them (even if the guns are still precronoed, the velocity can change.)
Paint: About $100 a case, not cheap, but I never had a break either.
Air: $10 full day air pass (great deal, plus they will rent out nitro tanks)
Ovreall: (8) Good field, I will return (plus I have a few pass I won!) Few minor annoyences.
I work there and i have to disagree with most of what the previous person had to say.
I dont know when he played there last but we have added a lot of bunkers to the fields.
As far as safty is concerned we are all pretty strict, that may make us seem unfriendly when we yell at somebody about goggles or barrel plugs but it is so you wont do it again.
We chrono everybody with there own guns, and get to the field about an hour early to chrono all rental guns, (your friend's rental gun's velocity screw probably came out a bit while playing, a few are a little loose and will do so, if you think somebody is shooting hot just tell a ref and we will make the person chrono in again)
I also have to say that if you take the time to get to know the refs we are all cool people, who exactly did you think was unfriendly.
There are 12 fields all of different sizes, shapes and styles.
Yes the paint is over priced at the field but if you purchase it at on of the 3 stores before you show up its cheaper (there is now a new store about 5 minutes from the field).We also use diablo blaze now.
We still give away free passes to people who rent equpment and if you are on the mailing list you will recieve pamphlets with coupons for the store and field.
As far as being newbie friendly, we try to split the teams evanly, but dont forget, while you may want to play on the same team as your friends, the regulars also want to play with thiers.
I hope you will give us another chance.
Last edited on Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 at 9:43 pm PST
Knightbreed Paintball-West Milford, NJ -sooo much better than pb depot
The staff isnt the friendliest and they over charge everything. Its $100 bucks for crappy 32 degrees paint!!!!!!! they arent concerned about safety really, like i mean they will kick u out if u take ure mask off a couple times but they dont make players chrono there guns in! one time my friend was using one of their rental guns and at the end of the day, we were at the shooting range and he chronoed his gun at 320 fps!!! There woods fields arent too good, the bunkers are never put in the places you need them. for example, u mite be walking thru the woods and then all of a sudden ure being shot at and the only thing suitable for cover near you are tree saplings 3 inches thick. Their feilds are not thought out. there speed ball field is so so. The only thing i think is good about this field is that they used to give out these free pass coupon things where u didnt have to pay field admission fee. i am not sure if they still have these tho
all in all, its not really a good place. Its not newb friendly and the fields suck and too much money for paint.
i suggest you go to knightbreed paintball instead. its in the same town as pb depot but so much better.