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Ultimate Paintball: Skirmish ION 2014

Ultimate Paintball is mainly an online business but, as of late, we have been making our way to the paintball events across this great nation. We have already went to Living Legends 7, D-Day in Oklahoma and,  Now we are going to what is supposed to be the biggest event of the year. Invasion of Normandy in Pennsylvania is supposed to have thousands of players and visitors and we are bringing our giant trailer and putting up a tent to sell a huge selection of our items.

This is something very new for our company we have never went to an even this large and we have never went to an event that will take this long to drive. There will be 5 people crammed into our truck and we are driving what could be up to 18 hours (depending on stops). To be honest it is going to be an awful drive but, it will all pay off. We get to hang out with a bunch of people that love the sport. Every day of these events we meet new and interesting people that love the sport that we deal with everyday and they all have interesting stories about playing.

Something that is also really great about these events is that we get to hear, in real time, what people think of our company and think about the products that have been released this year and in recent years. This is always a good thing because it prepares us for future events and lets us know what we could possibly add to our, ever-growing, website.  Paintball is a sport that is constantly changing and evolving so, getting this sort of feedback is vital. If you happen to be coming to this event feel free to let us know what you would like to see on the website or even what we should bring to future events, as we plan to show up to even more next year.

What is great about doing well at these events is that we can upgrade the presentation of our company each time we go. We used to have a small trailer with our name on it and now we have a 50 foot trailer that doubles as a store. Please come check us out at this event and show some love for Ultimate Paintball. We try to do as much as much as we can for our customers so you can definitely expect some great deals in our tent and on our trailer.

As for our website we still have some great deals running, remember you can always get free shipping on orders over $99 to the lower 48 states. This is a great deal that really sets us apart from some of our competitors. They claim to have cheaper prices or claim shipping is cheaper until you actually get through the checkout and you are paying $15 or more to get it shipped to you. We also have a deal running right now (7/1/14) with planet eclipse where you will receive the a free gear bag with the purchase of an LV1 or GEO 3.1 

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Ultimate Paintball – Planet Eclipse Geo 3.1/LV1 Deal

Something amazing has happened! Planet Eclipse has the deal of the century going on. Ok maybe not the century but this is a really awesome deal. They are giving away a free Gear Bag or Classic bag in select colors if, you buy a GEO or an LV1. That is like getting 150.00 with your amazing gun. Lets look at the descriptions for these guns lets start with the  GEO 3.1. You can check  out the gun  click here .  

A little about the GEO 3.1: Smooth, quiet and utterly devastating. The Geo3.1 epitomizes everything that is great about a spool valve single tube paintball marker. That it also offers exceptional efficiency and the trademark Planet Eclipse virtues of bulletproof reliability and ease of maintenance make it a simply unbeatable package. Now in its third generation, the Geo platform has gained huge popularity amongst tournament and woodsball players alike. Speedball players appreciate the way that the very small amount of barrel rise even during ramping allows them to stay on target longer even when firing single-handedly during rapid reloading. And the efficiency giving them the ability to carry enough paint for even the longest of matches. In the woods, the light weight of the Geo3.1 combines with its incredibly quiet sound signature to make it the perfect companion for those extended periods on the field and for taking those shots when you don’t want to give your position away.

If that doesn’t do it for you Planet Eclipse has another amazing gun you can check out called the LV1 the newest and possibly best thing they have made.  They have spent years developing it and fine tuning it. Planet Eclipse may have just created the best gun on the market check out the LV1 by CLICKING HERE

A little about the development on the LV1:  It has been over two years since the launch of the Ego11 (renamed to the Ego-S in 2012) and that time has been used to dissect the Ego, and poppet-valve markers in general, in order to better understand every aspect of their function; to break down their operation into its component elements so that a new system could be designed, one that overcomes all of the shortfalls of the conventional poppet design while retaining all of its strengths. As a result, the Ego LV1 utilizes technology never before seen in a paintball marker in order to transform the way that it shoots and feels, yet still provide the robustness, hassle-free reliability and ease of maintenance that Egos are renowned for.  Read more at the above link.

Now that gun hits the spot, doesn’t it? So, they have 2 of the best guns on the market and they are going to give aways something else that may be the best on the market. If you buy one of those amazing guns you can get you also get some of the greatest gear bags you can get (select colors). These bags have everything you could possible need check them out here: Classic bag  and if that one doesn’t tickle your fancy how about Split Bag . Not only are these bags great for storing your paintball gear but, they are great for any trip that you take. They have tons of space and are very protective of your things. They are also easy to clean; just in the unlikely event that something spills or explodes in your luggage.

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5 Ultimate Paintball Products to Buy Your Dad for Father’s Day

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Instead of giving your dad a traditional tie or bag of golf balls for Father’s Day, opt for something he’ll really love with a few paintball products. It will allow him to have face-paced fun and adventure rather than playing a few rounds on a golf course. Whether he’s a rookie at the sport or a pro, there are a few paintball products that will peak his interest and get him in the game.

GXG Paintball Front & Back Chest Protector

This chest protector will allow your dad to take a few shots like a man and remain safe while playing due to the durable neoprene material used in the product. Whether he wants to look tough with the protector or go discreet, he can choose to wear it under or over his clothing while playing on Father’s Day. The item is available in camo print for an easy way to go unnoticed.

Tippmann Paintball X7 A-5 Low Profile Cyclone Feed Hopper

This cyclone feed hopper has a 200 round capacity and comes with the new X7s for an impressive upgrade that will enhance your game. It allows the marker to look better with its improved deflection for an impressive Father’s Day gift.

GXG Paintball XVSN Goggle Mask

This goggle mask offers a sleek and intimidating design for a look your dad will feel masculine in. His head and face will be protected with the sturdy plastic and changeable lens. The product offers an adjustable head strap and visor for a comfortable fit. For efficient use, it comes with a quick release, making it easy to take it off in a matter of seconds.

Plenty of ventilation is also offered with the design to allow your dad to stay cool while sweating and spending hours in the mask on Father’s Day.

Empire Paintball 48ci 4500 PSI N2 Carbon Fiber Tank

Keep your dad’s gear updated on Father’s Day with this carbon fiber tank that features consistent flow technology. It comes with a certified fill nipple and dual locking set screws for efficient use when pumping shots during a fast-paced game. It will prevent him from slowing down with the lightweight materials and is easy to use if he’s still a beginner. It makes for an ideal product if he’s the runner on his team with 600 to 700 shots that can easily come from it.

Made in the U.S., the carbon fiber tank is preset at 850 psi and comes with a carbon fiber five year tank.

Spyder Advancer .50 Caliber Paintball Marker Gun Diamond Black

This electronic marker features an external velocity adjuster and quick release bolt for a product that will make it easier to fire more shots. The lightweight design prevents adding extra pounds while looking for targets and offers an aluminum body that is durable for several years of use. It also includes a 350 round gravity feed loader with a 10-inch micro ported barrel for a simple, but efficient gun that will allow your dad to feel comfortable when using it. Most players enjoy the recessed dual texture grip panels and the anti-chop system for an advanced tool that is great for every level of player.

Why is Paintball such a Good Team Building Activity?

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Paintball is not just for weekend warriors looking for a fun free time activity. Rather, paintball is being used with ever increasing frequency as a means of team building for businesses and other types of organizations. A business, as well as its employees, can enjoy a number of significant benefits when this enjoyable activity is used as a team building experience.

Positive Relationship Development

A business enterprise functions optimally when its employees develop and maintain strong, positive connections between themselves. Another reality, albeit contradictory, is that the workaday environment oftentimes is structured and functions in a manner that actually prevents the development of appropriately strong interconnections between employees. In the end, littering the workplace with inspiration posters about “being part of the team” simply is not enough to enhance positive relationships between employees.

Paintball permits the development of positive, strong connections and relationships between employees. First and foremost, when a group of people who normally work together are placed in an environment in which they can actually enjoy themselves in a more uninhibited manner, interrelationships necessarily transform. In addition, although employees typically are called upon to take a team approach in the workplace, this activity allows them to truly refine cooperative skill sets because of the very nature of the sport.

Strategic and Critical Thinking Enhancement

Business owners and managers list the development of strategic and critical thinking skills to be a major priority within their respective enterprises. In the end, seminars on strategic and critical thinking are capable of informing employees as to what these concepts mean. However, educating individuals is not the same as instilling the skills.

The goals and objectives of paintball necessarily call upon team members to engage in significant and meaningful strategic and critical thinking. Moreover, it requires the fusion of these efforts into a group decision making process — precisely what business owners and managers truly value in this day and age.

Competition Enhances Team Cohesion

A fundamental principle of enterprise success is that a cohesive team is more apt to achieve the underlying goals and objectives of a business enterprise or other type of organization. The problem is that in many ventures, a true sense of cohesion among employees either fails to take hold or, if it does, cannot be maintained for an extended period of time.

Paintball is designed to be a competitive endeavor. Research indicates that competitive activities necessarily enhance the sense of cohesion between individuals working towards a common objective. This type of team cohesion in a competitive arena is seen consistently in professional and college sports. Paintball provides the same sort of setting in which cohesion between team members is imperative to ultimate success. Once established in the paintball arena, the sense of cohesion can carry over into the work environment.

Know Your Paintball Weaknesses & Use Them as Strengths

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Paintball is a tactical game that allows you to strengthen your senses and use those strengths against your opponents. Whether you are playing seriously, or just for fun, you can learn to turn your weaknesses into strengths in a few steps. Everyone has a weak point in their strategy, and in order to improve your style, you need to recognize those weak points.

You’re Slow 

Being slow sucks, but beginners are often slow. If you aren’t a beginner, but you are still slow, that’s okay too. Side attacks are often forgotten, but they could help you win a match against a team if speed is an issue for you. Side attacks are a powerful technique that shouldn’t be underestimated. If you are playing with a team, the goal is to divide your team into a strong side and a weaker side. If both sides are strong, then that’s a great thing. The weak side should approach the goal slowly, but the strong side can move in at a rapid pace. This will allow the greatest hits to the opposing team and reaching the paintball flag successfully.

Not Having Enough Stealth 

Cover is so important, but paintball players sometimes go in head first without any stealth. This will lead to a quick defeat and a lot less fun. Stealth can be incorporated by staying low, wearing camo gear and using the environment to your advantage. The goal isn’t to just hide. You want to train yourself to move.

You Don’t Have Patience 

If you don’t have patience in paintball, you probably won’t be a great sniper. You can use your impatience in a way that allows you to dominate the field by being one of the decoys. A decoy will get the team to focus on you. This will draw them away from the rest of your team. If you’re fast enough, you will still come out ahead.

You Like To Be Alone

This tip is the opposite of the above. If you like to be alone, you will make a great sniper. Paintball sniping is a sneaky and covert way to win. A sniper usually hides out somewhere and doesn’t move much, but they can attack from a vantage point that gives their team a strong lead.

You’re Inaccurate

Not everyone will have sniper-level accuracy, but closing the distance between you and your opponents will increase your accuracy. You can turn this into a strength when you’re playing paintball by ambushing. An ambush can take down a lot of players and help you win.

You Don’t Have The Best Equipment

Not everyone can afford the best equipment for playing, but that shouldn’t stop you from becoming the best player you can. Collaborative tactics can and will compensate for lower-quality equipment. Use your teammates and knowledge of the game to play with a strong strategy and tactical advantage. You should also know that there is a difference between strategy and tactics, and that you can harness both of them to your advantage.

Have Fun 

Whether you are playing seriously or for fun, you still want to make the most of it. Relax and enjoy your time with friends. You will probably meet new people on the playing field as well.

Top 9 Paintball Fields in the U.S.

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Choosing the best paintball field involves finding one that give you the most value for your money. This means choosing one that allows you and your teammates to engage in games that are compatible with your playing style. It also means finding a paintball field that offers reffing, professional maintenance and support, which can greatly minimize field safety issues. There are thousands of paintball fields located all over the United States, but the following five provide exceptional action packed games for players:

1. Skirmish USA

Skirmish USA offers many different paintball packages for bachelor and corporate parties and boasts 48 different paintball fields that span across 700 acres. All of their fields include props such as woods, creeks, tanks, planes, villages and castles. One of their sites includes a speedball arena as well as a tournament complex.

2. SC Village

SC Village professionally hosts several large paintball field tournaments throughout the year, and is home to 25 thrilling outdoor paintball fields on a 100 acre property in the heart of Southern California.

3. Old River Paintball

Old River Paintball, located in Ocklawaha, Florida is on 40 acres of land with 12 different fields to choose from including several games available, such as Hyperball, Speedball, and Airball. They also have bunkers from trees and bushes to hay bales plus an onsite Air Station where players can refill their tanks.

4. Advanced Alabama Adventures

Also known as AAA, Advanced Alabama Adventures, has been in business since 1989 and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. They have 7 different playing fields and are always looking for ways to improve paintballers’ experience by testing and changing any field considered less desirable to make it bigger and better for them.

5. Paintball USA

Paintball USA includes 113 acres of organized scenario games located in Cypress, Texas and has 9 fields (four wooded and two speedball). Paintball USA also includes some bunkers that use spools, drums and wooden teepees.

6. Splatmandu Paintball Club

Splatmandu Paintball Club is in Three Rivers, Michigan and is a non-profit Paintball Club where paintball enthusiasts pay an annual membership fee of only $2.00. Included is eight diverse paintball fields maintained by club members. One of the perks that comes with paying the annual fee at the Splatmandu Paintball Club is that it goes towards field props!

7. Battlezone and Supply

Located in Plant City, Florida , Battlezone and Supply has a reputation for catering more towards the non-competitive player and has an Urban, Hyperball, and Airball paintball field.

8. Splat Paintball

Splat Paintball in Canal Fulton, Ohio offers three wooded and three speedball fields (highly recommended) designed to deliver a comfortable atmosphere for experienced and less experienced players to explore.

9. Hollywood Sports

Hollywood Sports Park is one of the only places that is open at night, so paintball field enthusiasts do not have to wake up early in fear of missing out on the action. Because the paintball fields are small, the park feels more relaxed when there is less then 100 people there. Hollywood Sports offer the best rates for groups, and have six different mazes that paintballers can play on with each one being different and challenging.

Top 5 Paintball Reads for Any Avid Player

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If you’re looking to take your game to the next level and be ahead of the other players than you may want to study up on the game some while you’re not out there shooting. This helps to get good ideas for new strategies and tactics. It also helps prime your brain so that you’re subconsciously ruminating on it even while asleep. Here are some of the best books available.

1. Paintball Warrior Tactics: Secrets of Serious Bushball Players

by Zack Wickes

Paintball Warrior Tactics is a comprehensive guide that contains all of the secrets to the game. Within these pages you will find a number of tactical secrets, high level techniques and tricks that are guaranteed to up your game to the next level. This book takes an in-depth look at the “micro-skills” that move into more advanced gameplay.

2. 501 Paintball Tips, Tricks and Tactics

by Dave Norman

501 Paintball Tips, Tricks and Tactics is a great book for those who currently play paintball and for those looking to get into the sport. Each chapter contains information which then is built upon in following chapters, creating a cohesive synergistic and comprehensive system for understanding the fundamentals of good game play. It is great for getting the solids down, and is even helpful to experience players as a brush up on the mechanics of the game that they may have taken for granted. These strategies are straight from the professionals.

3. The Complete Guide to Paintball, Fourth Edition: Completely Updated and Revised

by Jerry Braun, Rob Rubin and Peter Field Peck<

Now updated and revised, The Complete Guide is a seminal body of work designed to disseminate the most advanced strategic and pragmatic information available on the game to date. It includes information on the practical and overarching elements of the sport to create a holistic guide for every aspect. This revised edition has gone back and updated each chapter and section to provide a definitive guide that includes new tips, tricks, strategies and techniques utilized by the pros themselves. It includes a history of the sport and some of the leading figures that have emerged.

4. Paintballer

by Rich Telford, Roman Maniere, and Fabien Cuviliez 

This book looks into the game in a way that no other has. It explores aspects of gameplay that you will find covered in no other books. It covers the origins of the sport, from Bob Guersney to the national game and the forming of the NPPL. It covers in depth tactics on how teams invade stadiums and includes a dissection of every moment in the game. It takes a look at the top twenty players in the history of the game that have changed the way the game has been played to this day.

5. Paintball Digest: The Complete Guide to Games, Gear & Tactics

by Richard Sapp

If you’re looking for an authoritative guide that covers all the aspects of gameplay then look no further. This book covers it all, from tips, to tournament information, game strategies, equipment and outfit guides, accessory information, reviews of various products, a manufacturing directory, safety/first aid tips and more.

After reading these books, you’ll never look at the game the same way again.

 

The Ultimate Tips for Shooting

img-thingPaintball may seem easy from an outside perspective, but once you start playing you quickly find out just how complex and difficult the game strategy can be. If you’ve been getting into paintball and are looking to get better, here are some paintball tips that will enable you to take your game to the next level.

 

Shooting Tips #1. – Aiming

Aiming is a difficult aspect of the game. Of course the best way to aim is by holding the gun high and looking down the barrel at your target. This is ideal when you have good cover. This method is impractical, however, when you’re in an open space as it leaves you vulnerable to attack. Sometimes it’s best to keep your gun at your hip and to fire while moving. While your accuracy will be worse, it’ll throw your opponent off and make you a more difficult target to hit.

Shooting Tips #2 – Movement 

Movement is essential to the game. There are many factors that entail skillful movement. One key element is that you always want to be on the move. You can’t stay in one place for too long or you will get surrounded. This does not mean that you blindly rush ahead, however. When behind a bunker, you have to stay behind until shooting has stopped. Also, when moving, you want to be fast, but also keep yourself small. Crouching down ensures that you make the smallest target possible for others to try and hit.

Shooting Tips #3 – The Secret of Snapshooting

Snapshooting is one of the most effective skills to the game. In a nutshell, snapshooting refers the tactic of hiding behind a blockade or bunker, and occasionally popping up to five shots. This can throw your opponent off guard. Though a simple skill, this can be enormously advantageous to your team. Make sure to practice the art of snapshooting whenever you get together to practice with your team. Snapshooting has turned the tables of many a paintball session.

Shooting Tips #4 – Good Equipment

Even with the best strategy and skills, you still need good equipment. While you don’t want to become someone who gets addicted to having all the latest and best gear, you should never underestimate the difference that good equipment can make. If you have the best gun available, it still won’t be effective if you are using sub-par paint. If you aren’t using quality paint in your barrel than your shots are not going to be as efficient and accurate. Shooting with inefficient paint will cause you needless frustration and take away from overall enjoyment of the game.

Shooting Tips #5 – Communication

To go from amateur to pro your team must learn the art of effective communication. As with any sport, communication is critical to functioning as a unit. You must be aware of where team members are on the field. Relaying shooting tips to each other during battle in a way that is not decipherable by opposing paintball players is an effective strategy for one upping your opponent on the field.

Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun

Now available as a PREORDER ITEM at Ultimate Paintball is the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun! Tippmann has combined the most popular style of upgrades for the X7 Phenom and put them all into 1 awesome package!! So instead of having to buy the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Paintball Gun, then ALL of the upgrades needed to change the look or style of the gun, you can purchase JUST the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack and have everything you need!

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The Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack comes with the X7 Phenom M16 base marker and includes ALL the mods to transform it into a G36, UMP or Assault Marker!! Is that even possible?!! May not seem like it, but thanks to Tippmann Sports and their drive and dedication to keep producing bigger and better paintball equipment and using their innovative skills, it IS possible now! NO other package out there offers you 4 different styles of guns in ONE single package!! You can play 4 matches in a row with a different style of gun for each match!! Tippmann Sports went all in with this combo package and it will be hard to top. If you’re having trouble deciding on buying an M16 body kit or G36 body kit for your X7 and wish you could have them both, then the Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack has solved your problem!!  You can place your PREORDER today with Ultimate Paintball! The PREORDER’S will process like a regular order. You will be charged the price of the package, the shipping process you select, then the DAY that we get them in stock we will ship you your INCREDIBLE Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack Paintball Marker Gun!!! Don’t miss out on the chance to be first in line to own not only this killer Tippmann X7 Phenom Electronic Super Pack, but also OWN your competition with 4 different styles of the great paintball gun that we all know and love, the Tippmann X7 Phenom!!

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Paintball: Are Women Taking Over?

In a world where sports are predominantly male, women are being forced to prove themselves capable competitors, and paintball is no exception as more and more women are flocking to the adrenaline-inducing pass time to blow off steam. As in other sports, females are often discredited as a serious threat and are generally perceived as easy targets. Common stereotypes that women are the weaker sex and “too emotional” for paintball only add fuel to this misconception.

-Physical Capabilities-

Paintball is getting faster and more competitive every year as all players are pushed to run and dodge flying paintballs while packing anywhere from 15 to 30 lbs. of gear or more. Women are forced to train harder both on and off the field to keep up with the men, required to dash, jump, roll, crawl, and dive, all in a fast-paced environment to avoid being shot. Reaction speed is key, as well as hand and eye coordination, and women must embrace a very tomboy attitude in order to perform and earn the respect of their male counterparts.

-Women and Why-

More and more women are finding the enjoyment in the game of paintball, reveling in the rush of adrenaline and the hardcore competing amongst their peers. Paintballing is a great stress-reliever, as well as a significant source of exercise, and women are beginning to dominate where they were originally counted out. The women are wanting to eliminate stereotypes and prove they are just as tough physically and mentally as the men, and are quickly taking their places among the teams as “one of the guys”. Women are perfectly capable of playing for top level teams, and are more than willing to go above and beyond to prove it.

-Playing Like a Girl-

Women cannot be intimidated by male players. Intimidation only leads to looking vulnerable and getting shot. It’s important for a woman to keep her wits about her, and not to worry about a little dirt or breaking a nail. A cool head lets a person focus, and is doubly important when evading rapid attacks from the opposing team. Women are not only following these rules, they’re excelling at them, and it’s no longer unusual for a female teammate to be the last one standing.

While quickly altering the concept that they are inferior to men with their determination and ever-adapting skills, women are just flat-out enjoying breaking down the barriers society raises for them. They’re proving over and over again that they are more than just a girly label whether on or off the paintball field.

How to Clean your Paintball Gear

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You’ve likely invested several hundred dollars into your paintball gear. Just like any other sizable investment, you should take steps to maintain it. This means thoroughly cleaning your paintball gear on a regular basis. By performing regular cleanings, you’ll be able to play all day during your next outing as you won’t have to stop to clear your barrel, unjam your trigger or wipe down your mask.

The Gun

Before attempting to clean your gun, take a look at the manufacturer’s instructions to see if there are specific cleaning guidelines. Put a newspaper onto a flat surface to make the paintball gear cleaning process more tidy. Before taking the gun apart, take a look at the manufacturer’s schematic. If you can’t find the schematic, locate it on the manufacturer’s website. Take your air source out of the gun. Then remove the barrel, hopper, bolt, grip frame and striker/hammer and put each to the side.

Push a squeegee through the barrel. Then take a paper towel and wet it with hot water. Wipe the towel along the exterior and interior of the barrel. Then push a new squeegee through the barrel until it is dry. There will be some tough spaces to clean inside of the gun. Get those nooks clean with paper towels or old toothbrushes. Wipe the paint remnants off of the grip frame with a brush but leave the trigger as it is. Triggers are tough to re-assemble. Use another paper towel and hot water to clean the striker and bolt. Then dry them.

Inspect the o-rings to identify any air leaks. If o-rings are cracked or look odd, replace them immediately. Now, lubricate the paintball gun’s insides with paintball gear oil. Focus on lubricating the moving parts. Traditional oils might damage the gun, so only use paintball gear oil. Lubricate the o-rings by putting the oil on your finger and very lightly pressing it around the o-rings. Then re-assemble the gun according to the schematic that came with its original packaging.

Pod Packs

Clean pod packs by placing them in your washing machine. Be sure to cover the velcro on the packs so that it doesn’t stick to and damage your clothing. If you don’t want to use the washing machine to clean your pod packs, opt to hand wash them with paper towels and hot water.

Mask

Paintball gear, especially masks collect paint, dirt, sweat and other substances during the course of a game. These substances can obstruct vision and damage the mask’s thermal coating which can compromise the lens’s integrity. Don’t clean the mask with chemical laden sprays and liquids. Chemicals have the potential to damage the mask’s thermal coating. Be sure to wash your hands before cleaning the mask so that you don’t add more paint and sweat. If the lens can be removed from the mask, remove it before cleaning it. Use hot water and a micro fiber cloth to clean the mask’s lens after every game. Paper towels might scratch the lens so use the micro fiber cloth instead. Run the rest of the mask under hot water and let it sit until it is completely dry.

Clothes

Paintballs will stain clothing so be sure to play with old clothes that you don’t value. Paintballs contain hydrophyllic fillings that can be removed by most laundry detergents. However, don’t let the stained clothing sit unwashed for more than a few hours. Otherwise, the dye will seep into the clothes’ fibers and become very difficult to wash out. If the paintball stains don’t come out after a normal washing, soak them in warm water with a teaspoon of dish detergent and a teaspoon of ammonia for half an hour to an hour. Then apply a stain remover and wash it in the laundry machine again.

Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Paintball Tank Combo Giveaway

Going on now is an **INCREDIBLE SWEEPSTAKES** where Ultimate Paintball and Tippmann Sports have teamed up to give away a Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Paintball Tank Combo Package!! All you have to do to Enter the Sweepstakes is “LIKE” Ultimate Paintball’s Facebook page. Then, after you have been Entered  for the Giveaway, you can “Share” the link provided to gain more Entries! 1 Share=1Entry and more Entries equals a better chance to win! This package combined has a total value of $528.90!! So get to “SHARING” and spreading the word about this awesome giveaway on Facebook and try to win this  combo package from Ultimate Paintball and Tippmann Sports!!

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The Tippmann Crossover XVR Paintball Gun(Black), Tippmann Intrepid Paintball Mask and Tippmann 48ci 3000psi HPA Tank Combo Package Giveaway is running live now and ends on Friday, May 23rd 2014 around 2:00PM Central Time.  One (1) lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on Ultimate Paintball’s Facebook page on May 23rd 2014 a little after 2:00PM Central Time. So to all of you that are interested you have just under 3 weeks to “Like” our Facebook Page and “Share” the link provided. Which is plenty of time to Share as much as you possibly can and better your chances of winning! This Tippmann Combo package is one heck of a giveaway and is a total value of $528.90!! And just for taking a couple minutes out of your day to Like and Share on Facebook!! If you’re on Facebook a lot anyways, why not win some FREE stuff from Ultimate Paintball??!! If you have any questions, need help entering, or need anything at all feel free to contact us at 573-358-1300!! Good Luck to you all and may the best man or woman win!! May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Top 6 Mistakes Beginners Make in Paintball

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Paintball is a sport played individually or in teams where players try to capture the other team’s flag and knock their opponents out of the game with paintballs. Beginners may have read up on the sport and practiced their shooting skills, but they often make avoidable mistakes.

Beginners Don’t Look

Many beginners tend to think that they will be a target if they look out of their shelter. Others use their eyes but only look in one direction. It’s important to use your eyes in order to spot your opponents before they spot you. Sticking your head out over the top of your shelter makes you a bigger target, so take quick looks around the side of the barricade instead.

Beginners Don’t Communicate

Another mistake many beginning paintball players make is that they don’t communicate with the rest of their team. They don’t ask for help when they need it, and they don’t share information when they have it. Communicating with your team members helps you win the game, so share with them if you’ve spotted an opponent. Likewise, if you need help, ask for it. It’s important to be stealthy in the game, but if your opponent’s already spotted you, there’s no harm in yelling to ask for your teammates’ help.

Rookies Shoot Too Much or Too Little

While some beginners shoot too little, many of them shoot too much. Some players will shoot at anything that moves; others shoot at targets too far away. Shooting at distant targets gives away your location, opening yourself up as a target for your opponents. Be sure you have a good, close shot at your opponent before you fire.

Newbies Call Themselves Out Too Quickly

Another common mistake beginners make is calling themselves out too early. If a paintball bounces off of you, it does not count; it only counts if it breaks on you. If you aren’t sure if one broke on you, you can ask a field judge.

Beginners Don’t Use Their Cover Effectively

Sometimes newbies don’t know how to effectively use their shelter. For instance, if you are hiding behind a wooden barricade, make sure your head, body, and gun are not visible through any holes the shelter possesses. Additionally, when you use your eyes, look out the side of the barricade with your paintball gun at the ready to shoot opponents who might be lurking around.

Rookies Shoot Inaccurately

In order to make the most of your shots, you must shoot accurately. Hold the gun close to your head, and look down its barrel when you shoot. Don’t hold the gun away from your body, or shoot from your hip. At times, you may need to angle your gun up slightly to get the correct shot on an opponent. However, if you have to angle your gun too far up, it means your target is too far away.

Paintball is a fun and strategic sport to play. Beginning players can avoid some of the most common rookie mistakes by following the tips given here.

 

3Skull Paintball Deluxe Dual Valve Co2 Tank Fill Station

 

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This Deluxe Dual Vale fill station will get the job done. It fits all standard CO2 tanks and is relatively portable. It has one valve which releases the CO2 and one to fill the CO2. It’s durable and will last. You won’t have to replace this if it gets banged around a little! You can see more on our website.

 

Dangerous Power E1 DP Paintball Marker Gun

Now ON SALE, In Stock and Ready to Ship at Ultimate Paintball is the Dangerous Power E1 DP Paintball Marker Gun – Sliver/Black. The Dangerous Power E1 is the perfect paintball marker for either a beginner getting into the amazing game of paintball, or for the seasoned veteran. The E1 touches the fine points of Dangerous Power’s accomplishments and performance. The E1′s strengthened core is constructed of our distinguished & popular “Dump-Valve System” & is equipped with a micro-switch board capable of firing in Semi-auto mode & Full-auto fire modes capped at 25 bps.

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Features of the Dangerous Power E1:

Optimum Performance @ A Lower Price! The E1 touches the fine points of Dangerous Power’s accomplishments and performance. The E1′s strengthened core is constructed of our distinguished & popular “Dump-Valve System” & is equipped with a micro-switch board capable of firing in Semi-auto mode & Full-auto fire modes capped at 25 bps.
High Pressure Regulator The E1′s high pressure regulator is composed of the G3′s highly accurate OPR system & internals. The E1′s OPR’s operation is service-friendly & easy to maintain.
Dump Valve Bolt System The E1′s Dump Valve system is one of the finest and very efficient firing systems for Dangerous Power’s spool valve markers. Maintenance for the fire assembly is simple & is constructed of 2 moving parts. The E1′s fire assembly and operation proceeds from the G3′s heritage, DP’s greatest achievement.

Get your DP E1 today at Ultimate Paintball at a price that can’t be beat! Hurry before the Sale is over and you miss your chance to get an awesome gun at a super low price!!

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