I played paintball in high school (over 10 years ago or so)... and after playing some woodsball in a bachelor party am thinking about getting back into it recreationally.
I've recently moved into the northern Jersey area (near NYC) and am looking to find a field to play at that is walk-on friendly (I'd likely be solo most/all of the time). Any suggestions that isn't too far?
Also--what's going on with the top companies?
Last when I was playing AKA still made paintball guns (see Excalibur in my avatar...), cockers were still all the rage... seems a lot of companies have disappeared, some have merged, and some have gotten huge (e.g., Empire). Some still around, though (e.g., Dye). Who are the big names nowdays in terms of gear and markers?
Also, how much would I be looking to spend to gear-up (decent marker, decent gear) nowadays? I'd be essentially starting from scratch and would want the essentials (e.g., marker, hopper, tank, pack, pants, jersey, mask, etc).
Thanks in advance!