Friday, February 26, 2010

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PSP Phoenix Event T-Shirt

Posted: 25 Feb 2010 04:26 PM PST

Here’s what the event shirt is going to look like for the 2010 PSP Phoenix event. They are available for purchase at the Virtue booth starting on Thursday March 18, 2010.

If your team has paid entry already or plan on paying before Monday March 1, 2010 then your team name will be featured on the back of the shirt.

Colors: Black and Navy
Sizes: S – 3XL
Price: I don’t remember exactly but they’re $15 or $20. I’m pretty sure that was the price range last year in Chicago.

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Hotel Deals for NPPL Huntington Beach

Posted: 21 Feb 2010 01:41 PM PST

Hotel Huntington Beach
7667 Center Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 891- 0123

Dates Available: April 9 – April 11, 2010
Rate: $79.00
Registration Cut-off: March 25, 2010
Code: NPPL

The hotel is a 15min drive from the event or your team can take the complimentary shuttle to the event.(Shuttle rides must be reserved. Shuttle services are offered from 8am – 10pm)

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 845-800

Dates Available: April 9- April 11, 2010
Rate: $189
Code: NPL

TheH Hilton is walking distance from the event. They charge for parking and internet but if your team is going to spend $189/night then I guess you can afford to pay for parking and internet.

Days Inn and Suite
9125 Recreation Cir.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 847- 3388
(800) 826-1964

Dates Available: April 8- April 11, 2010
King $69.00
Double $74.00
Mini Suite $74.00
Full Jacuzzi Suite $95.00

Code: NPPL MEMBER Number

-15min from the event
-free parking, internet, breakfast
-Complimentary gearbag storage upon request
-Fridge and microwave in every room

This hotel is probably the most paintball friendly one, because the owners have a son that plays paintball.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Dates Available: April 9- April 11, 2010
Rate: King/Double $89.00
Registration Cut-off: March 26, 2010
Code: NPPL Surf City Open (NPL if reserving online)
Group Reservations: Amanda Gould 949-334-0663

Free Breakfast buffet, Internet, and parking
15min from the field
Fridge and microwave in every room

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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NPPL HB 2010 Field Layout

Posted: 20 Feb 2010 12:59 PM PST

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Registration Open for NPPL HB

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:16 PM PST

Registration opened up NPPL Huntington Beach yesterday, so I’m a little late to the party but it’s not like the registration fee has gone up in the past 24 hours. The Huntington Beach event is from April 9-11.

Online Registration from Feb 15 – March 15

Pro: $3200.00

Division 1 (7man): $2275.00

Division 2 (7man): $2100.00

Division 3 (7man): $1825.00

Division 3 (5man): $1450.00

Division 4 (5man): $1200.00

Pump Open (5man): $700.00

Prices for Online Registration from March 16 – March 26

Pro: $3500.00

Division 1 (7man): $2450.00

Division 2 (7man): $2250.00

Division 3 (7man): $1950.00

Division 3 (5man): $1600.00

Division 4 (5man): $1400.00

Pump Open (5man): $800.00

Register here for your ID card

Register here for Team sign up

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Be a Vendor at PSP

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 02:02 PM PST

Got some paintball products? Why not become a vendor at the PSP events? Becoming a vendor at the events gives you and your company the chance to interact with the players and other companies in person.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at the PSP, contact

2010 PSP Roster Limits and Classifications

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 01:54 PM PST

Race to 2: 10 person max on roster
- 8 of 10 can be players
- 5 of 10 can be staff

Race to 4/5: 17 person max on roster
- 12 of 17 can be players
- 12 of 17 can be staff

Race to 7 Semi-Pro: 17 person max on roster
- 12 of 17 can be players
- 12 of 17 can be staff

Race to 7 Pro: 18 person max on roster
- 10 of 18 can be players
- 13 of 18 can be staff

Classifications for Rosters

D4 Race to 2:
- Can have 1 D3 player
- Any amount of D4 or lower

D3 Race to 2:
- Allowed 1 D2 player
- Can have any amount of D3 and lower

Race to 4/5
D1 must consist of D1 or lower players but can have 2 semi-pro players
D2 must consist of D2 or lower players but can have 2 D1 players
D3 must consist of D3 or lower players but can have 2 D2 players
D4 must consist of D4 or lower players but can have 2 D3 players

Race to 7
Pro rosters can have Pro and lower
Semi-pro rosters must consist of Semi-pro or lower players but can have 2 pro players

Also for 2010, no more designated spectator spot aka coaching. This shouldn’t be confused with crowd participation, I’m pretty sure the viewers are still allowed to yell and criticize your every move.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

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Planet Eclipse SLS Specs

Posted: 12 Feb 2010 12:23 PM PST

There are 3 new key features to the Planet Eclipse SLS

1.) A new SL3 In-Line Regulator and Regulator mount
2.) Modification of the Cure3+ with inclusion of three different Bolt Inserts
3.) Full SLS-to-PC communications

The E-Portal is an application that provides a means of communicating with an Eclipse SLS through the familiar Windows(tm) environment and will give the user control over all aspects of the SLS firmware. (I guess Mac users are SOL)

Capabilities of the E-Portal
- Firmware Update from PE
- Control and Save different settings
- Change the boot screen image

I don’t really know the actual mechanical differences between the SL3 regs and the other Eclipse regs but apparently it has:
- higher flow capability
- new seal configuration
and some other things that make your velocity more stable

The Cure3+ bolt with interchangeable parts is basically pick the bolt that tickles your fancy
- Ego10 bolt
- Pepper pot bolt design
- Muffler bolt design

Other SL parts
- Zick2 kit
- OOPS on/off
- 2 triggers (“S” shaped and classic shaped)
- 2 valve guides
- adjustable LPR
- custom MAC solenoid valve
- 5-piece SL barrel kit

weight: 834g or 1.84 lbs with barrel, battery, and OOPS
length: 531mm or 20.9 in
height: 214mm or 8.43 in
width: 26.5mm or 1.04 in

There will be a limited run of 300-350 and all original owners get to add some flare to their PBNation account because they get a special badge

Significant Features of the SLS
Bespoke SL SLS Body
Bespoke SL Cure3+ Bolt with Insert Kit – Three Different Bolt Inserts
Bespoke SL Circuit Board With USB Interface – Cable and Software Included
Bespoke SL SL3 Inline Regulator
Bespoke SL Dual Triggers – "S" and "Classic" Style Triggers Included
Bespoke SL Dual Valve Guides – HP and LP Valve Guide Kit
Bespoke SL Zick2 Rammer Kit
Bespoke SL OOPS Assembly
Bespoke SL Clamping Feed Assembly – With Sprocket Wheel Adjuster
Bespoke SL Trigger Frame
Bespoke SL Contour Eye Covers
5-Piece SL2 Shaft Barrel Kit
Viz-Eyes Red BBSS System

SL2 Barrel Kit
1 x 14" Front Section 0.700" Bore
1 x 16" Front Section 0.700" Bore

1 x Rear Section – 0.685" Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.689" Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.693" Bore

Friday, February 12, 2010

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Planet Eclipse SLS

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:44 PM PST

I don’t believe the specs have been released yet but I’m guessing that it’ll be just like any other ego out there just slightly lighter and maybe some more fancy stuff to mess with on the board.

NPPL Ref Clinic

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 04:39 PM PST

It’s not really a clinic, it’s more of a tryout. This NPPL ref tryout will be held on March 6 and 7 at Camp Pendleton Park.

Applicants will learn the ins and outs of being a NPPL ref and afterwards get in field practice by reffing games between XSV and Dynasty. NPPL staff and pro players will be on site to judge and critique.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Sponsorship Available by BT

Posted: 10 Feb 2010 12:25 PM PST

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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February Issue of Splat

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 03:11 PM PST

Sly Profit

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:56 PM PST

Sly introduces a new mask to the paintball market, the Profit.

- Every SLY PROFIT Goggle System comes equipped from the factory with a thermal sealed, gradient lens, fading from a deep, rich smoke to crystal clear. This offers optimal shading from glare, UV, and infrared light at a distance, with crystal clear up close, downward vision for those tiny gun LCDs or your game timer.
- NEW 3M-Engineered sealed thermal gasket system equipped in every SLY Profit Goggle. This new impenetrable white thermal seal offers the ultimate seal against moisture and paint seepage between lens layers.
- Clear lens available cloudy or rainy-day play (low-light conditions)
- Amber lens available for ULTRA low-light conditions (indoor or night play)
- Industry-first gradient mirrored lens, for those bright, eye squinting summer practices where you still need to see up close.

Colors Available: Liquid Black, Pearl White, SLY Digi-Camo, Dust Blue, Dust Red, Dust Titanium

Price: $89.95

XSV to Shoot with Alien

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

Alien Paintball announces the signing of professional paintball team Sacramento XSV for the 2010 season. Since their inception in 2003, Sacramento XSV has been known for their top tier finishes and for using the best equipment. They are proud to shoot the new 2010 Alien Independence.

Rich Telford, owner/captain of Sacramento XSV said, "I've know Jack Rice from Alien for a long time and we've always been friends. It's really exciting that Alien is finally in a position to work with XSV at such a major level." He continues, "It was an incredibly hard decision for us to switch gun sponsors, but Junior and I have both been shooting the Independence for a few weeks now and Alien makes a solid gun that I believe in. The gun has a smooth, calm shot plus it comes with the Critical trigger and Tadao electronics; if we didn't think we could win with it, we wouldn't shoot it."

Jack Rice owner of Alien Paintball commented: "This is great, XSV is legendary and I couldn't happier to have them shooting the Independence this year. It's been a long time coming, but with KEE Action Sports distributing our guns, and now XSV shooting them, 2010 is going to be a fantastic year".

Look for Sacramento XSV shooting Alien Paintball's 2010 Independence at both the PSP's Phoenix Open on March 19-21, 2010 and the NPPL Surf City Open in Huntington Beach, CA on April 9-11, 2010.”

2010 Sly Gear

Posted: 09 Feb 2010 01:43 PM PST