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Old 08-17-2010, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tenet
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Field Review: Paintball Sports Inc. (Plattekill, NY) formerly "Survival NY"



I've been to this field several times and think it's the best field and paint deal in the area - They deserve to be more popular!
Formerly known as Survival New York, this field is now under new management - and they are doing a lot of things right.


Prices:

$70 gets you admission/air and 2000rds (fresh Valken paint, well stored, no dimples)
$55 is adm/air + 1000rds, BYOP is $40 and just the admission/air is $25 if you come back with their paint.
Playing pump you could split a case 4-ways paying $70+25x3 = $145, or ~$36 per person.

Referees:

The referees are very professional and enthusiastic. Even though the team I was with were veterans - safety instructions were announced and rules were strictly maintained, with additional comments specific to each field. The referee also made sure to be present at the chrono station with every gun. During the games there was always a ref in sight for paint checks - they paid close attention to the game.

Update - A recent moment comes to mind - a friend was in a low bunker midfield on hyperball, calling a paint check - the ref ran up and dove headfirst into cover, without interrupting the plays, to give him a closer inspection. I haven't seen such dedication outside of tournament replays.

What was best is that the referees accommodated our preferences as much as possible. We played multiple rounds on each field and even when another group was going to rotate in, we could play at least two rounds, and return to that field as soon as it was open again.

Shop and Staging Area:

The air conditioned shop is spartan but takes care of all the essentials. Water/Gatorade, batteries, a small selection of accessories and equipment, and quality rentals that cover anything else. They were happy to assist with gun problems and a med kit was quickly provided when I had to treat a minor cut. Food delivery can be ordered (decent Pizza place nearby).
They rent out SP Vibes with HPA - a great upgrade over the typical 98custom.

The staging area has multiple tables, some in the shade of trees and some under roof cover. There's a separate building for air fills. They are also building a storage area with lockers for scenario teams.

The Fields:

There are multiple great woods fields that can be expanded to accommodate different groups sizes and scenarios. We mostly played on the closer woods, the town and hyper-ball - to avoid longer walks in the sun. Survival NY was huge - they have plenty of fields to explore if you can manage the walks - just stock up on ammo and water.

Photos courtesy of Team Prozac:
The town:


Hyper ball:



Photos selected from the PSI website:
Woods - old growth with minimal brush and a good variety of bunkers. Trees thick enough to hide behind or line up for cover.





There aren't may cons to this field if you just want to play some woodsball shooting premium paint on a budget.
I want to advertise the field because it's one of the few in the area that provides a great paintball experience at a reasonable price - and not enough people are aware of it's existence. Hope this helps!

Website link:
PSI Outdoor paintball field in upstate NY area, offering the best speedball, woodsball, and scenario fields.

Updated: 6/27/2011

Last edited by Tenet; 10-26-2011 at 03:42 PM.
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