Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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PSP MAO Layout

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 06:55 PM PDT

PSP Chicago Wrap Up

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:46 PM PDT

The 2010 PSP Chicago event was not the greatest event. Rain, mud, humidity, and bad locations. The first day I was at the event, it was decent. Decent meaning minimal slop at vendors row and the sun was out. The booths that I can remember that were there were Derder, Guerrilla Air, Custom Products, Exalt, KM, Understood, AlienPB, Ninja Paintball, Bob Long, HK/PBFashion, Empire, Dye, TradeMyGun, Vicious, Virtue, Planet Eclipse, Draxxus, and social paintball.

The rain caused all sorts of problems. One being the delays. On Saturday, we were supposed to start at 1pm so we got into the pits at noon. The refs on the field told us to expect to start playing at 1 but we didn’t get to start until 3:15pm. On Sunday, we were delayed by an hour or so in the middle of our match. And needless to say, the water and mud that built up on the field affected our game play. Another problem with the mud was that it made it difficult to move in some places. I dove into the 50 dorito and got mud all over my gun and it stopped shooting, a teammate of mine dove into the juicebox but his arm got stuck in the mud but his body didn’t which led to him dislocating his shoulder. Gearbags aren’t meant to roll through the mud. And I lost count of how many people I saw just slip and fall on and off the field. And from what I was told, some techs at some places were being pissy. Probably from having to sit around in the crappy weather.

I don’t know why this Chicago event was not held in Boilingbrook like it was for the past few years but I definitely liked it better there. There was parking, better hotels, and very open to the public.

The shuttle system PSP had going was a truck pulling a seating trailer that could hold approximately 25 people. There were 2 trucks shuttling people back and forth. The shuttles filled up so quickly that people started to walk the 1/2 – 3/4 mile back to their cars.

The hotel locations sucked. Our hotel was in a shady part of town. You know it’s shady when you can walk into a gas station that doesn’t sell beer or liquor at 1:30am and ask for some beer and liquor and the cashiers response is hold on and then starts negotiating prices for a small bottle of jack and a case of bud light. And usually, the hotel rooms are pretty spacious; enough to house 6 guys with gearbags and luggage. Granted this time there was 8 of us but we had 2 rooms and there was no room to walk around or find some floorspace to sleep on. The drains were clogged in our showers so dirt was just building up, the locks didn’t, work, and they kept running out of towels. I feel like I paid too much for the conditions we were staying in. We stayed at the Comfort Suites. There also weren’t that many actual restaurants around the hotel. We had to drive at least 20minutes to find some sit down places. At one point we were in Indiana but that’s only because that’s where the closest Golden Corral was and it’s a team tradition for us to go to Golden Corral after a tournament.

This event was held at a paintball park, Badlandz. Most paintball parks are isolated and far from the public; much like Badlandz. I thought a goal of PSP was to promote paintball to the public. How can that be done if we’re out in the middle of no where and are not in view of the public? Yeah, it was kind of cool to see woodsball, speedball, and recball all happening at one time in one place but I don’t think it’s worth being secluded from the public.

Overall, this event was not enjoyable as other events. The best part for me was that my team made it to Sunday. I know it’s not Badlandz or PSPs fault for shitty weather but it still sucked. Hopefully it’s not like this next year.

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Ref Needed for NPPL 2010 DC Challenge

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 11:24 AM PDT

The DC Challenge will be taking place on August 6-8, 2010.

The NPPL will host a Pro referee tryout and practice session July 17th and 18th at Pev’s Tournament Complex 9am-4pm.

The Referee tryout and certification course will consist of a vigorous program where rules, positioning and communication will be taught, demonstrated and reviewed. Referees need to be prepared to take a test on the rules so make sure to read the rule book and bring it to the course it’s our bible.

Please Call or email Valerie for ref application by Friday July 14th, 2010.

NPPL Head office 714-758-5575

Email: valerie (at) nppl (dot) com

Full certification is $80.00. To tryout is no charge.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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PSP Chicago Scores

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 09:37 AM PDT


1 – LA Infamous
2 – Tampa Bay Damage
3 – Edmonton Impact
4 -Boston Red Legion


1 – New Jersey Jesters
2 – LIFT
3 – HuSTLe
4 -Total Karnage Orlando


1 – upTon 187 Crew
2 – Grad
3 – GSE
4 – Boom


1 – Assault
2 – Boom II
3 – Total Karnage Kidz
4 – DC Monstars


1 – Tampa Bay Vengence
2 – Cincinnati Paintball
3 – Team Betrayal
4 – AAF

D3 5-man

1 – Golden State Pirates
2 – Worthless
3 – 495 Kids
4 – Detroit Action

D4 5-man

1 – Savage Red
2 – Atlanta Breakout
3 – Malicious Intent
4 – Joyride

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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NPPL DC Challenge Registration Now Open

Posted: 14 Jun 2010 10:28 AM PDT

Registration for the NPPL DC Challenge is now open. The DC Challenge will take place from August 6-8, 2010 at Pev’s Paintball Park in Aldie, VA.

The DC Challenge will have an East vs West All Star game.

The first ever Hall of Fame of paintball. A special ceremony will be held for the inductees.

On August 5, 2010, there will be a pre-event player bbq with NPPL staff and crew.

Friday, June 11, 2010

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June Issue of PaintbalX3

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 09:01 AM PDT

Thursday, June 10, 2010

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NXe Gloves

Posted: 09 Jun 2010 11:44 AM PDT

NXe Freeflow Gloves
- Fingerless design – for seamless interaction with trigger
- Slim-fitting, slip-on wrist design – easy on, easy off with no hard rubber or Velcro
- Custom-stamped backhand padding – absorbs hits and reduces ball breaks on impact
- Microfiber Thumb – for quick and easy goggle wiping during play
- Abrasion-resistant palm w/ Tac-grip – makes diving and landing painless and allows a secure grip and better connection with your equipment

Price: $24.99

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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Make ‘em Hurt

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 03:13 PM PDT

Make ‘em Hurt is brought to you by Planet Eclipse and is the first online video in a collection of 10minute videos. The following videos will be released on a monthly basis. Each episode will be available for download on iTunes in the podcast section; just search for planet eclipse.

Make ‘em Hurt follows Chicago Aftershock at the 2010 PSP Phoenix and is narrated by Matty Marshall.

On a side note, at the beginning when the crowd in the stands is being shown, that’s me and 2 of my teammates walking in front of the camera.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

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NPPL Chicago Results

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 10:50 AM PDT

1 – Tampa Bay Damage
2 – Edmonton Impact
3 – LA Infamous
4 – St Louis Avalanche

1 – Naughty Dogs Silver
2 – Warped Army
3 – Hate Crew

1 – Obnoxious
2 – Impact Echo
3 – Louisville Asylum
4 – Farside Kids

1 – Tlords
2 – Asylum Xtreme
3 – Minions
4 – Chicago Vipers Red

D3 5man:
1 – MW Outlaws
2 – Envy Reign
3 – Method

D4 5man:
1 – TCP H8 Factory
2 – Tropix Hawaii
3 – Miltown Thowdown
4 – Blackout

1 – Vigilante
2 – Top Gun FP & PL Scrubs
3 – University of Illinois
4 – Rockin’ Cocks