Paintball valley is a really neat place. It has a mini pro shop at the location.it has about 7 to 8 different fields ranging from woodsball to speedball. The refs are very up to date with paintball and know what they are talking about.It is a little costly to go here though. But as much as it costs it worth it. A case of paint costs around $65, but if you get a membership its cheaper. When i went i learned a lot about how to play speedball. You can look at the whole place at www.valleybranchretreat.com they also have cabins and campgrounds to spend the weekend there. my rating is a ten because its the best place ive be to so far.
I have played at Dark Armies, and I do not like it there because it is expensive and you can slip on the concrete floors.
I have been playing at Paintball Valley since i started playing. It has great fields, and many to choose from. They have speed ball, and woods ball fields so it is very well rounded, and you can play a little of everything while you are there. The only negative thing I have to say is that paint is pricey, but you can buy a membership to get a discount. Even with high paint prices the price is well worth it. Everyone that works there is friendly, and they have good refs. It would be a 10, but since the paint is pricey its not. I actually think it would be a 9.5 but its not an option so I choose 9.
This is a great field. The people are really nice and the whole field appeals to alot of people. There are numerous woodsball fields and a couple of speedball fields. They have fields for beginners of speedball and woodsball and also fields for the much more experienced players. They hold monthly speedball tournament and woodsball scenario games. The speed ball fields are great, featuring an airball field and ply wood. The prices are abit high, but my team is sponsored by them so that doesnt effect us, but for the average player and can be a bit pricey. They also have cabins and alot of different other positive attributes. Because Paintball Valley appeals to the masses i think it is agreat filed and i look forward to everytime i go.
First of all, this field has awesome scenario fields and an ok speedball course. The main scenario field has 30 Ft hills on either side and a nice wide valley with plenty of bunkers and ditches to hide in! The only bad thing that I can say about this place is the price of the paint. It's not as bad as dark armies, but it's close!! 100 bucks for a 45 dollar case of paint!!!!!!! THAT'S A STEEEEEP MARK UP!!!!!!! If you are looking for woods play with some nice bunkers , it's worth trying out, If you can stomach paying 100 bucks for paint, but if you like speed ball, try marengo, paint is ALOT CHEAPER THERE!!!!! I'm giving it a seven because I live in Indiana and there is alot more places that I can play in the woods and pay alot less for paint!!!!!!!!!!!
Marengo Cave, paintball outfitters, proving grounds, etc.
Paintball valley is probably the nicest field I have ever been to. It is very clean, is very organized, the workers are very knowlegable and helpful. The rules are explained very clearly to ensure the safety of the people playing there. It is a very new player oriented place, but also offers many things for the experienced players, too. Paintball Valley consists of 4 main rec-ball fields, which are the regular capture-the-flag field wihch is a sniper's paradise, the terrorist field, which is a test of your maneuvering ability, and the speedball fields. The are also 80-some acres of scenario fields which are opened for big games, scenario games, and large groups. The owner takes the players back there in his super-charge military deuce and a half truck. There is also a 5-man air ball field that is set up for tournaments. The price is also resonable.
Proving Grounds, White River Paintball, Dark Armies, a couple of woodlands around Indy, this place in St. Louis but I forgot it's name, and I can't think of the others at the moment
Basically, this is the best field that I have ever played on or at. I loved the place. It is my new favorite field. I guess it was about just over a month ago that I went there and I can't wait to go back. Their fields are for all different kinds of players. They have speedball, airball, woods, scenario, all of it. I also am very good at the larger wood/scenario fields because I have a very good shot and a very good sniper gun. Also, I don't know where they get their paint but that stuff is the best. I don't know if it was just me, but that paint flew as strait as a real bullet. My favorite field there is the hill. I estimate that it is between 90 and 100 yards long. I went on the last bunker that was on top of the hill and set my gun up on a log and started picking off guys at the bottom of the hill. I was sitting at that spot nailing them in between the eyes from about 100 yards away. I sat there until I ran out of paint. It was great. I would recomment this place to all paintballers. It doesn't matter if you are new to the sport, a old experianced warrior, airballer, speedballer, woodsball, you will love it
Only other field I play at is River Valley Paintball in Yorktown.
Overall, a great field. Great speedball fields and wood fields. The objects such as the crashed plane, cars, and satellite dish add to the effect of the scenarios played on the fields. I haven't had a chance to play on their Ultimate Air Ball field (pretty sure they have one). Their speedball fields are incredible. All of the fields are spectator friendly, the speedball fields have plexiglass walls around them, and the woods fields have netting around them. There is a pro shop will all the things you need or want (I especially like the fact that the owner operates the shop out of a semi-trailer). Their paint prices are pretty steep. It costs $100 for a case of paint (Team Colors, last time I was there), and only $70 for the same case with a yearly membership, which I can't remember how much that costs.
Rating- 9, just because it costs so much. If the prices were a little lower, definately a 10.
The following story does not reflect the rating:
Last summer, I was invited with a couple of friends to go play at the field. Towards the end of the day a friend of mine was shot in the goggles. In any other situation, this would not be a problem, but he could've been seriously injured because of the neglect of the field owner and operater. I can't remember what kind of mask system it was, but it was olive/black in color. On the goggle part of the mask, under the right eye on the bottom peice of the goggle (not sure if it was both, but he got shot under the right eye), the protective plastic had been cut away, leaving a 1.5-2 inch long open space. It was apparrently made to allow for extra ventilation. My friend was on the virge of pressing charges that day, but instead asked the owner to destroy the goggle system that he had used. He was not seriously injured, but could have been. I reccomend anyone playing at this field check their goggles thoroughly before use.
this feild is a really good one i have not played on meny feilds but of all the ones i have this is the best it is big and has lots of feilds to choose from and it all is not to expensive i enjoyed this feild and recomend it to everyone