Well I've played at Top Gun and thats it. Let me say it doesnt even compare. The paint at Top Gun is 2 times as expensive, and although they have many fields most don't have refs. A major problem. So in short it doesnt even compare to PBA.
Directions to the Field:
well its on Englishtown Road thats all I remember sorry guys.
Safety- Well the safety there is enforced very strongly. For instance if you forget your barrel plug they take your barrel away for a couple of games. Also, if you walk on the field without your mask on, you have to go inside the proshop and write an entire page on what would happen if you got your eye shot out because you didnt have your mask on.
Field-Well they only have one field, but the layout is changed weekly so the trade off is fair. They also clean the field after every couple of games with a leaf blower so the bunkers aren't covered in paint.
Prices- well paint is decently priced somewhere between 35-75 depending on the quality of paint you buy. The pro shop is also vert decently priced.
There are a ton of other things I could go over but for the sake of length I wont go through all of it.
Anyway, I highly recomend this field to everyone in the area!
First of all the owner and employees are amazing at PBA. If you have a problem with any of ur gear they will help you out, and if you purchased the product from there store the service is extremely excellent. There Prices are excellent and nothing is over priced. There may only be one field but it is changed every week and is just amazing. The refs are cool and will always help you out. Overall this is one of the better fields and store in NJ. Go here you will not regret it at all.
SAFETY: Safety is always enforced at PBA. The refs check to make sure your barrel plugs are on, and that it stays on outside the field. Like other fields, your not allowed to shoot straight up, or shoot (even with a barrel plug on) outside the field. If this is your first time there, they give you a briefing on safety at the proshop.
FIELDS: Well, theres only one field. However, because it's a speedball field, the bunker arrangement is changed weekly, with new bunkers every now and then.
PRICES: Prices are okay, not to expensive. Admission also includes free air (including HPA, but you have to fill it yourself). The only problem is that you can't bring your own paint.
SERVICES/PROSHOP: The proshop is great. If you need something, they've got it. If you bought something their and it's broken, they'll repair it for half the price.
STAFF: The staff is superb. The refs know what their doing, and the guys at the proshop are VERY helpful.
FACILITIES/FOOD: Indoor bathroom, but no place to buy food. Theres a vending machine though, and theres a pizza place nearby where you can order food.
Overall, I'd give the place a 9/10.
Last edited on Wednesday, February 21st, 2007 at 4:58 pm PST
This is the first place that I brought my son (11) and I can honestly say that there CANNOT be a better place. The staff is extremely helpful, they provided my son with all the instruction he needed to start. The players of all ages even the pros are very helpful and friendly. Since my son is the one playing you can imagine how grateful I was that these people are about safety which is their #1 priority. If you are looking for a place where they are serious and fun about paintball this is the place to go.
Staten Island Paintball
New York City Paintball
Directions to the Field:
Route 9 South
Right on Texas Road
Left on Englishtown Road
Make a Right where the yellow Paintball Authority sign is.
When I first went to Paintball Authority I was afraid it would be a little mom and pop shop with a clueless staff. Boy, was I way wrong!!!
Great Bunch of guys, always willing to help.....excellent suggestions. It's the whole feel of the place that makes you want to keep going back. Decent field, effectively priced place to practice and train without draining your pocket. I would rather shop here for all my gear then save a few bucks at Walmart or on the NET (most of the prices are the same as the internet)
- Pro Shop - good variety of gear, competetively priced
- Staff - Good group of guys
- Paint Prices - Nice Variety, Fairly Priced, Bulk Discounts on 5 or more cases
- Field Pricing - $15 to $25 entry free and free air for the day
- Field Size
- Nice Clean bathroom, so much nicer then using a PORT-A-JOHN
- Only one field for now.....talks of more being added next year
- Some of the bunkers werent completely inflated (Eh...it was cold out)
- Too Far from NYC to bring clients
- Gravel Parking makes my Benz nervous
Dont even think twice about going.......just go!!! You wont be sorry!!!
I had a great time at this field. First off, i thought the refs were very fair towards the teams. They made the teams fair so that everyone can have fun. Also the proshop is AWSOME (like everyone else has said so far) This field has very cool scheduels like, bring ur own paint thursday, and play under the lights sunday, ect. (<those weren't exact days i was just using them as an example, but they do, do events like that)
Overall, i belive this field is the best in the area, I would go to PBA over any field close to it. you should definetly try it out!
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Field Use:
Less than a month
September 17th, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
FBM- pretty bad
topgun- overpriced and rated
The field is nice with a fully equip proshop with helpful staff. the field is a nice size and for one field you can have loads of fun. its 25 buck to enter and that includes air which is nice. they have many diffrent paints to choose from. now for the ref they really didnt do much but stand around and didnt check people or even pull people out which lead to the players have to be honest people and just go out when you get shot, most didnt but hey that not my prob i just shot them till they desiced when they wanted to go out. to some it all up it is a very nice field with a nice staff on had for all your paintball needs and gun problems.
Fireball Mountain - Horrible, very dirty and disorganized
E-Jam - Very nice, Almost as good as Paintball Authority, only indoors.
Directions to the Field:
Many people seem to hit Paintball Authority first and think it's fireball mountain, it's two different places and besides, why would you want to go to FBM?
Parking lot: Plenty of space, No problem finding parking. This was a Wednesday though, so it might not have been as packed.
The Shop: PERFECT. It has everything! A/C, Nice display of parts, clean, a person always behind the desk. Very helpful. Plus there was a clean bathroom which I never used but my friend said it was clean =D , a suprise in this day and age.
The Field: They have one field. That's it. But with the service and everything, that's all you need. Having multiple fields does not mean you will have fun, it just means the more fields there are, the less maintainance they each will get. This field is nearly immaculate since they take care of it (even getting a leaf blower to blow paintballs off the field after every few games). They have both C02 and N2, with the N2 having their self help station.
The Refs: CONSISTANT. They do their job and do it PROFESSIONALLY. Everyone in the shop refs except for the owner guy. They all take turns. I've gone to too many fields where they either couldn't find a ref or they just didn't have one, or even if they found one, it just stands there and does nothing. These guys should be given awards or something. They organize games AND ref them WELL also. True heros to this dwindling paintball world of horrible refs and badly maintained fields.
Just go to this field. You can't regret it. If you do, then you need to open some sort of super field where the bunkers clean themselves and paintballs are tracked by lasers.
Atlas Paintball Park
Well, first I just have to say that I have played on almost every field within 50 miles of Edison, NJ and I only go to this one now. I remember when these guys were strictly a store in a trailer and now they have a full sized store, and a field to boot!
Let me get into detail here:
Ron - Owner and operator. This guy really knows how to treat customers and how to run this field and store. He's very friendly and works very hard at keeping everything in the best shape possible and at keeping it fun and fair for everyone.
Andrew - Great guy to talk to, especially about upgrading or buying new equipment. Very friendly, very knowledgeable.
Adam - Great ref! Actually enforces the rules and is concerned about player safety. For example, he will take your barrel away and give you a two-game time out if you a) take off your mask on the field, b) take off your barrel cover in the staging or safety areas more than once. One time I saw a kids mask fall off during a game and Adam did not hesitate to jump on the kid and cover his face and head until the mask was properly seated.
Jake - Another great ref. Very respectful and also just as concerned about safety as Adam. Knows how to ref and is good at it.
Carny (sue me if his name is spelled wrong) - Excellent gun tech for PBA. He knows what he's doing when it comes to fixing broken guns, modding them, and upgrading/downgrading them.
There are others that I don't know too well, but they are all very nice, and very respectful
While PBA only has one 7 vs 7 speedball field, it is an excellent field. The bunker layouts are changed EVERY week at least once. Even when it rains the field is still playable. They have installed lights for semi-night play (they are restricted to a certain hour to close due to noise of paintball guns near the houses behind them). They are expanding and will be opening more fields next year.
They primarily support HPA (3000PSI and 4500PSI) with self-fill equipment. Very easy to do and the system will actually stop filling your tank at the correct PSI so you can't kill yourself (unless you're stupid enough to use the 4500PSI line for a 3000PSI take and not pay attention..)
I just have to say that their proshop is AMAZING. They have an excellent stock of paintball guns, gun parts, accessories, etc. If they don't have it, they can surely get it within the week. Some high demand items seem to come and go, but they definitely do their best to keep things in stock. I think I've spent about $1000 on just equipment alone (not including my Ion bought from them). Anything you buy from the shop is under warranty and they will fix or upgrade for free if it was bought from them.
Paint prices vary from $35/case for whitebox paint, to $65/case for Marballizer and Evil paint. I prefer Xball Bronze, but they seem to not carry that much anymore. I use PMI Premium if they have no Xball paint.
Food and Drinks
PBA itself has no food/kitchen, but the local pizza shop delivers about 2 or 3 times daily, so most players get a pizza or two for the day. PBA does stock soda, Yoohoo, gatorade, water, etc. and have never actually ran out of anything.
They have a bathroom! Yes, they have one for public use unlike FBM and other fields. The bathroom is even kept clean.
I've played at many fields and no place can match PBA. For the price you pay, the fun you can have, and the great people you can meet and play with you can't go wrong at PBA. This is the ONLY place that I play, even though there are some other places with more fields, or even close to me.
Play here. You won't regret it.
Last edited on Saturday, July 1st, 2006 at 1:49 am PST
This is definetly the best field in the area. The refs are really nice, The owner ron is really nice
one time i was at fireball and i baught paint and admission and then my gun broke before i loaded my pods the ********** wouldent give us our money back so then i went down the road to paintball athority and i just said the my gun wasnt working ron new there was something wrong so we told him and he let me use the paint from fireball and gave me free admission. that how good pba is
safety 10000000 out of 10000000
Staff: 1000000 out of 100000
feild-changed mostly every week 100000000 out of 1000000
Everything else: 1000000000 out of 1000000000000