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Old 06-29-2009, 04:20 PM #1
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Good fields around Long Island/NYC

Hey errrryone,

I may be coming over to the Garden City / NYC area over the summer and I'm looking around for the best place for competitive practice. I practice weekly over here in WA w/ the DBS Kidz / DBSPaintball.com (D1 and D4 PSP Chicago champs) and I'm looking for something around the same level of play

I know there are a lot of good players out here, so get at me! Where should I check out?
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:45 PM #2
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hmm garden city, idk man i would say arena ive gone from garden city to arena took about half an hour not bad or check out high velocity indoor. although i dont go to high velocity i cant vouche for it but i do say arena is nice not during the weekend
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:52 PM #3
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there are really no good fields to practice at unless you have transportation, high velocity is your best bet on long island, but if you have a ride i would check out champs up in poughkipsee, top gun in jackson NJ or AOP in CT.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:59 PM #4
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I'd go to High Velocity indoor, from my experience it's been better than Arena and it's not far away from there, plus the location isn't as sketchy from what i remember.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:48 PM #5
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arena...most of Wired (d3x) drill there....but we practice in jersey on sundays.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:13 PM #6
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arena with out a dought. .

here is the link to their website-----> http://www.islandpaintball.net/intro.html

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:01 PM #7
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pardon my french.... but arena (bleeps) stay with the ones who know (HI VELOCITY) oh and another thing people are saying white fill at arena. i say to these people " do you even go to arena?" who told you that?
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:12 PM #8
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Would you like to rephrase that? And yes arena is white fill only....so?
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:30 AM #9
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Would you like to rephrase that? And yes arena is white fill only....so?
ok. ARENA is uh...... shall we say..... not as good(as other places). and as for the white fill only, when did this apparently happen? I was there about April , Mid April, if you think yellow is white then I agree with you.

so its in your sig, so Id imagine you'd take offense. sorry you feel this way.
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ok. ARENA is uh...... shall we say..... not as good(as other places). and as for the white fill only, when did this apparently happen? I was there about April , Mid April, if you think yellow is white then I agree with you.

so its in your sig, so Id imagine you'd take offense. sorry you feel this way.
arena is now white fill only, they just got new bunkers and just finished cleaning the place so they are using white fill in an effort to keep it looking nice. You cant use yellow is white only and they enforce it. Agreed, arena is a little on the sketchy side, but 9 out of 10 people i talk to at hivi were flaming Buttpirates
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Arena is so nice and cheap,they have a L shaped field which you dont play all the time but its cool and big,you get to byop as long as its white,and they sell cases for 45 dollars.

hivis field is small and exspensive,you also have to shoot white paint but it has to but hivis field paint which is 65 dollars a case every time and addmission is 25,rather than arena which is olny 45 a case and if you go on a tuesday you get a case of paint and addmission for olny 45.and everyone is flamming arena,meanwhile arena is better and cheaper.

So my best bet for you is to go to arena.

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Old 06-30-2009, 01:45 PM #12
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everyone This Is Going To Turn Into A Flame War And Is Gonna Ge Closed So Just Chill. Which Field You Play Is Preference. Both Fields Are Equally Good
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:27 PM #13
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SO, after that pleasant flame-war between Hi-Velocity and Arena followers, I'd like to stress one more time that I'm looking for competitive play. "Butt-pirates" are a non-issue as long as they can play.

Money is an issue, so Arena's sounding like the place to go, but I'm willing to spend an extra $20 if it means better practice.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:31 PM #14
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Considering the 2 top teams from the east coast play at Arena, the best competition will be there. Although this is a place to drill and just play paintball its not going to be an xball practice lol, just a place to play during the week.
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Considering the 2 top teams from the east coast play at Arena, the best competition will be there. Although this is a place to drill and just play paintball its not going to be an xball practice lol, just a place to play during the week.

yes.and if your good and you go to hivi,they will put you on the good team
and stack the team like crazy.so it will be all the good kids that play at hivi against all the rentals that play there.so youll get no practice at all.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:17 PM #16
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if you want really good practice hed to topgun, many good teams play there from all across the east coast
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:30 PM #17
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Here is my rundown of the fields...it's all preference but from a non-bias player who hits both fields. Arena is slightly bigger because of the L-shape. Arena has bigger pro-shop. Arena is slightly cheaper. Hivi is much cleaner and more well lit. Hivi has better refs/staff.

as for competition...i gone to both fields where there are all rentals and other days where it was empty and other days where there were good players. It's hit or miss with both fields...instead hit up the fields on team nights, where the local teams will be playing at both of their respective fields. Unfortunately in the NY metro area, there are no regulation size fields with dedicated speedball players.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:55 PM #18
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THIs is becoming a flaming war. Understandable, YOU GET WHATCHA pay for. also people posting for arena WORK there(so they're biased). like i said go to HiVI. who really cares if the World Champions of Paintball practice there?
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yes.and if your good and you go to hivi,they will put you on the good team
and stack the team like crazy.so it will be all the good kids that play at hivi against all the rentals that play there.so youll get no practice at all.
this is true
just go to arena you will like it
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:16 AM #21
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When you say it's L-Shaped, do you mean the field is L-shaped or the facility?

STA5248, you mentioned there are no "regulation sized fields w/ dedicated speedball fields". As long as it's a rectangle and has lanes, it's probably fine. Will I find that at either field?

If not, I guess the best question for you all is where do I go (I'm willing to drive up to, say, one hour every week) to find those "regulation fields w/ dedicated speedball players". Sounds like my kinda digs
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