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Tips on Tippmann

Good morning fellow paintballers, bloggers, and new viewers of the website who are looking to potentially get into paintball or heard about us to view paintball. today we will be re-introducing a discussion on Tippmann and some of their fine products the Tippmann 98, the Tippmann A-5, and the Tippmann X7. Before we take a look at the Tippmann markers let’s first take a look at the brand Tippmann.

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The Tippmann family, headed by Dennis Tippmann Senior, originally manufactured collectible, half-scale replica machine guns. However, a change in gun laws led to entry into the paintball market in 1986; forming the Tippmann Pneumatics Incorporated company. The company attempted to make high-performance, durable and affordable products – with the company claiming to have built the first semi-automatic and full-automatic paintball markers in the world. The company has been credited with the development of several technologies, including the introduction of C3 with PEP Technology propane markers in 2005,[4] and improved Anti-Chop technology in 2006 to combat paintball breakages inside the marker. In 2010, Tippmann Sports acquired NXe, a manufacturer of soft goods for the paintball industry. The acquisition combined the industry’s leading paintball marker brand with the leading soft goods brand. A full line of paintball harnesses, protective gear, tank covers, apparel, bags, pods and other miscellaneous accessories were immediately integrated into Tippmann’s existing product offering. Now that we have taken a gander into Tippmann and their brand history let’s now take a gander into the first Tippmann marker the Tippmann 98.

 

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Above is the Tippmann 98 Custom Ultra PS Paintball Marker Gun Tippmann’s newest 98 edition for the  low price of $129.95. The 98 Custom Platinum is our entry level, fully customizable marker. The main feature is the ease of customizing the marker. Split Receiver Design, which provides easier access to internal components for simplified installation of grip upgrades and modifications. Secure Front Sight Spring and Trigger Pins, which makes the marker easier to service and reassemble. Easy-to-Remove Power Tube Design with self-sealing/locking gas line secures the valve in place and eliminates two bolts from previous design making maintaining the marker quicker and easier. Full Depth Pockets for ASA, which eliminates the need to loosen the ASA bolts when disassembling the marker. New Barrel Porting and a Matte Finish, which improves marker air efficiency and reduces reflective glare. Picatinny Rails, which makes adding a carry handle, scopes and other accessories a snap. Redesigned, Vertical Front Grip, which offers improved stability and added texture for a more secure feel. Redesigned Sling Mount End Cap, which allows players to easily attach a variety of different sling styles. With all those great things about the 98 that is just a stepping stone for our next gander into Tippmann so here is our look into the TIppmann A-5.

 

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ABove shown is the Tippmann A-5 paintball marker gun for the price of $199.95 on our website.  Anyone looking for a serious paintball marker could do well to look into the Tippmann A5. You can consider this an upgraded 98 Custom on steroids. It’s perfect for both casual beginners and intermediate players who are looking for a leg up on the competition. An extremely durable paintball gun, the Tippmann A5 is a great choice for anyone looking to invest in their paintball gun for a long time, due to the wide range of upgrades and mods that the A5 supports. This is usually the next step for anyone considering upgrading from their trusty Tippmann 98 custom  or serious beginners who have fallen in love with the sport. Right out of the box it comes with Tippmann’s patented cyclone feed system, an awesome air powered hopper system that does not rely on batteries. It uses the same air that fires the gun and the performance is amazing, with the ability to shoot 15 balls per second. When you combine this with an upgraded E trigger system this means full auto rapid firing, with zero broken balls. It is nice having a high performance feed system out of the box without the need for any expensive upgrades.

 

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The Tippmann X7 Phenom runs $349.00 brand new. It is equipped with a FlexValve technology that operates below 300 PSI for optimal air efficiency. You’ll be able to lick off 1,400 shots from a 4500 PSI tank with ease. The X7 Phenom is the first ever electro-pneumatic gun to provide a series of highly coveted upscale marker niceties in combination with one another. These features include manual and electronic firing modes, excellent accuracy, superior air efficiency and the ability to use either compressed air or CO2. It really is the total package for those in search of a high quality tournament marker.  In particular, woodsball players will take a liking to the X7 Phenom.  Let’s take a closer look at the marker. This .68 caliber marker is built with a Spool Valve design to minimize recoil. You’ll experience hardly any kickback when you fire the X7 Phenom and as a result, you’ll have a much more accurate shot. If you were to survey X7 Phenom owners, the vast majority would have no complaints about the marker’s accuracy. Not only is the marker accurate but it is extremely quiet as well. Its hopper can hold up to 200 balls. Thanks to the new cyclone feed system, paddles create a feed rate of 20 BPS, a firing rate of 20 BPS and it has an effective range of 150 feet. The marker fires every time you press the trigger without exception. All of this is possible without the use of batteries. The trigger is made of all metal for improved stability. There’s a three position selector switch that allows for up to five firing modes. There’s also a nice “E-grip” style design that lets players flip a switch to enter semi mode. Other modes include 3 shot, Full auto and Full auto response. In terms of the feel of the shot, there isn’t much wobble. The grip is easy to hold and provides a stable foundation for the ensuing minimal recoil. The push pins are rigid and there’s absolutely no rattling when the gun moves. Players will like the fact that Tippmann put a coil around the air line that connects to the cyclone for additional protection. The trigger is extremely smooth and the pull is very light. This is a well-built, sturdy gun that shoots better than most other Tippmann markers. In a word, the X7 Phenom’s shot feels snappy.

 

Well thank you everyone for reviewing our topic today on Tippmann and their great markers the Tippmann 98, Tippmann A-5, and Tippmann x7. Have a good one and enjoy the day and go play paintball!!!

Don’t conform D3fy

Good afternoon fellow painballers, bloggers, and first time viewers of the website just looking to get into paintball and see our reviews for some of our hot items. Todays topic is going to be about the company D3FY Sports and 3 of their markers the D3FY Sports Conqu3st, D3FY Sports Vert3x, And the D3FY Sports D3s. Before we get into the discussion of D3FY Sports’ markers let’s take a look at the company themselves and gander into their history.

 

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D3FY represents a lifestyle choice by which you set yourself apart from the pack while paving the way for others to follow. It is a choice in which all expectations are exceeded, and your competitive level is increased. This is the realm where dreamers become doers, and what is done becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. At D3fy Sports, we thrive on adrenaline and the willingness to overcome. Their only fear is the fear of regret. D3fy Sports; this is not seasonal, this is a game changer. D3FY Sports are made up of athletes from all spectrums, so competitiveness and dedication are in our nature. It is within our core beliefs to d3fy the naysayers, break boundaries, and create new standards in order to achieve greatness within ourselves. This formula is exemplified by D3FY Sports product selection and service. D3FY Sports only maintains the highest quality products, selected to exceed customers’ highest expectations, and all with an industry leading warranty to back them up. D3FY Sports passion doesn’t stop there; they also bring the highest level of support to all areas of our business. D3FY Sports staff are only those who are at the top of their field, so we always aim to provide courteous, knowledgeable, and professional answers to any and all inquiries. Set foot into the realm of possibility, where greatness is earned through sweat and dedication. Nothing great in life comes easy, join the crash at D3fy Sports today and earn the right to stand alongside the giants. Now that we have delved into D3FY Sports let’sa take a gander into their markers the D3FY Sports Conqu3st, Vert3x, and the D3s.

 

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Above is D3FY Sports most affordable deal of a gun the Conqu3st. The Conqu3st paintball marker has been developed for the entry level player. Our Blow-back mechanicalmarker is user friendly and has a tool-less design Bolt and Striker assembly for easy removal and maintenance, which also operates on Co2 or Compressed air tanks. It comes with industry standard (Autococker) barrel threading and 1/8 thread hose fittings that allows for a wide variety of aftermarket options. The Conqu3st comes in at just $59.95. Now that we have taken a look into the D3FY Sports Conqu3st let’s take a gander into the next D3FY marker the D3FY Sports Vert3x.

 

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Above shown is the D3FY Conqu3st beautiful sister the D3FY Sports Vert3x. The Vert3x is the upgraded version of our reliable and immensely popular Conq3st marker. It too is perfectly designed for a novice and/or beginner, or if you just want a cool marker to play with! It is economically friendly, which means you don’t have to break the bank, yet it does not compromise the marker’s integrity. The exterior of the body contains a contemporary slick design allowing the detent cover to flow continuously with the contours of the body, thus giving it not only a cool design, yet remaining functional sleek and lightweight. The innovative rear wrap around grips provide the player with a comfortable hold and secures their palm in place. We made the trigger frame and feed neck aluminum to make sure that the marker is extremely durable and tough. We added a gas through fore grip for better control when playing in intense situations on the field. It has a blowback design, which means any maintenance required is simple and fast. The composition of the Vert3x marker carries the D3fy Sports brand proudly as it displays durability, reliability, and beauty all in one marker. The Conqu3st comes in at the low price of $109.95. Now we have taken a gander at the Conqu3st let’s look at the D3FY D3S.

 

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Our Final gander will be about the D3FY Sports D3S the big scary biker brother of the D3FY Sports family. This D3FY paintball marker has been designed to perform at a high-end level without a high-end price tag. The D3S is made of an aluminum construction with a polyvinyl chloride outer body shell (Rhyno Skin) body cover. The Marker features our F2 Bolt engine, which incorporates the spool-bolt and regulator in one piece allowing for low operating pressures between 150 and 160 psi. The D3S marker was designed with two things in mind, optimum performance at affordable pricing. The Tadao SQ Ronin Board caters to all levels of play, with features like; Eye status, Battery life, LED Menu system and Zero power drain while turned off. The board also offers the Industry’s first anti-breech bounce software which reduces chopping when the loader is running low on paint. Multiple (11) modes of fire to ensure compliance with all major tournament series: unlimited semi-automatic, adjustable semi-automatic, PSP ramping, PSP 3 round burst, NXL full-automatic, Millennium ramping, custom ramping, auto-response, 3 round burst and full-automatic.  This handsome display of gun is $249.95. That’s our gander into D3FY Sports and their beautiful family of markers.

 

Thank you for taking a gander with me into the D3FY Sports and their markers have a great rest of your day paintballers, bloggers, and first time viewers. Have fun and go play some paintball.

Azodin Zenith II

Good morning again fellow paintballers and new viewers of our website and blog. We have alot to discuss today about a paintball gun i’m starting to get familiar with The Azodin Zenith II. From reviews we have been told how great it is for new players and the performance is far above par for most starter markers. Before we go into the Azodin Zenith II let’s first take a gander into Azodin itself.

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Azodin  is a newer paintball company that makes excellent starter paintball guns at low prices. Their great quality low cost paintball guns make it possible for someone with any budget to get into the sport of paintball. Azodin Paintball guns are comparable to the quality of Spyder paintball guns but with better pricing. All Azodin Paintball markers come with a full warranty and are built to last. Azodin Paintball guns are a great place to start if you are serious about getting into paintball. The Azodin Paintball gun line is designed by previous Kingman employees that have been in the industry for over 50 combined years. The Azodin Paintball marker line includes great performing pump guns as well as the most advanced blowback guns on the market. Azodin is booming in california and starting to reach other parts of the US over time.  Azodin offers the affordability and easy understanding for the newer players of paintball as in introduction to the greatness of the sport as well as the safety of the sport. One of the many great aspects of Azodin is they also offer pumps for customers who just wanna do target practice maybe even teach their children early gun safety.  Now that we have covered Azodin and a little about their origin let’s take a gander into the Azodin Zenith II and see what all the hype is about.

 

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The picture above is the infamous new marker this blog is discussing today the Azodin Zenith II.  The ZII is the pinnacle of design and performance for the stack tube blow-back platform. When the ZII was developed, we focused our efforts on improving its operation and performance.The result was the creation of the Zen OLED board and the ZeRO-D system. The Zen OLED board is the conscious of the ZII and is the first user programmable board on an Azodin marker. The board features new logic which helps to prolong battery life and decrease voltage requirements. The ZeRO-D system is the soul of the ZII and threads directly onto the body. The new design improves the durability of the ZeRO Housing and it allows for quicker maintenance of the ZeRO-D System. When paired with the Mass Flow Valve, the ZerRO-D lowers the operating pressure of the ZII. The ZII showcases Azodin’s next generation of markers and establishes new performance benchmarks for the STBB Platform. All of this information equalizes to the sheer beauty of the new company Azodin and the Azodin Zenith II.

 

Thank you for taking a gander with me into the world of Azodin and one of it’s nicest and affordable markers the Azodin Zenith II. Feel free to comment about the blog or maybe a subject for tomorrow’s blog by commenting here or visiting us at our facebook page: www.facebook.com/ultimatepaintball/.

 

Tippman Glory

Here we are again fellow bloggers enjoying a nice day with paintball markers, masks, and accessories. The items we are discussing today are Tippaman related I’ve been gandering at the packages we have offered and our markers as an invidual. Tippman has offered many years of reliability, durablity, and versatility.  Tippman  has even gone as far as getting their feet wet into speedball with their Tippman Crossover paintabll marker. In Tippman’s tactical department we have the Cronus tactical in two colors oliva drab and tan. Finally for you mag fed nuts we have the Tippman TCR. Let’s get right into this Tippman glory discussion with our first Tippman marker is the Tippman crossover.

 

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Here above is our Tippman crossover the merger of Tippman parts and ingenuity integrated into speedball. Now for speedballers not really familiar with Tippman you are in for a real treat. The Crossover offers new and lightweight compact design, integrated break beam anti-chop eyes,  the ability to work in both electronic and mechanical modes, low pressure operation under 300 PSI, Internal gasline, magnetic hall effect trigger switch, multiple adjustable firing modes, including semi-auto, auto-response, 3-shot burst, PSP, NPPL and Millennium, tournament lock switch, adjustable clamping feedneck with vertical feed, machine-milled upper body, bottom regulator with the ability to convert to a front regulator, fully compatible with HPA and Nitrogen; for CO2,  A-5/X7 threads. Now the biggest thing about this marker that seperates from noat speedball guns it is can be both mechanical and electronic so in inclimate conditions you can still play hard with your marker. It’s even affordable ranging from $349.00 to $429.00. So do as i did and gander at The Tippman Crossover coming in olive, blue, and black.

 

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Next on our Tippman list and shown above is the Tippman Cronus Tactical. This marker fits our more realistic players who want that real look when they play woodsball or scenario type paintball. It’s customized with a car stock, sight, muzzle break shroud, rails, and foregrip and there are more options to optimize your look and performance. The new Tippmann Cronus combines high performance with incredible durability in a milsim body. The Cronus features the reliable in-line bolt system in a high-impact composite body with soft over molded rubber grips. The Cronus can easily be modified by mounting an assortment of accessories on any one of the four picatinny rails. Tippman made this very easy to understand and use for rookie players and seasoned vets not familiar with Tippman and their products. Tippman also made this very affordable as a great starter marker starting at $109.00 on our website

 

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Last but not least is the magfed Tippman TCR or Tactical Combat Rifle. As you can see from the photo it offers the more SMG look with the real feel of a mag. Tippman went all out with this magfed marker. The TCR is designed as a versatile, reliable and affordable magfed option for the serious magfed player. The four key features include a versatile magazine system, two air sources, a compact modular design and the ability to convert into a standard hopper feed marker. The TCR is built on the already successful TiPX platform and utilizes the Tru-Feed 7-Ball magazine, a new Tru-Feed 12-ball extended magazine that is First Strike compatible, and the popular 20-round Zetamag. The unique, easy access cam-locking system for 12g CO2 cartridges allows one handed loading from the left or right side, hidden behind the Picatinny rails. In addition, it also comes with a factory installed drop-down remote-line adapter. The TCR has a compact military, realistic look that is easy to upgrade with four Picatinny rails and modular components, for further customization. It also includes folding front and rear sights, a folding vertical front grip and an 11” high performance barrel. Finally, for the ultimate in versatility, the TCR can be converted to use a standard hopper feed for non-magfed play. It truly is the most versatile magfed marker available today. The TCR on our sie is available for the price of $349.00

 

Well fellow paintball bloggers until I type again hope you enjoyed the read and be sure to visit our website: www.ultimatepaintball.com

 

HK Army TFX Paintball Hopper at Ultimate Paintball

When playing paintball, one of your most important pieces of equipment is your hopper. You need something that is going to stand up to the amount of punishment you are going to do and it needs to keep up with the speed of the marker that you are using without chopping. It also needs to constantly feed, you can’t afford to have your hopper not keep up with your marker.

This is where the new HK Army TFX Paintball Hopper comes in. From the company that brings style to the sport, HK Army! This hopper may be a game changer. The look and function is of the highest quality.

HK Army TFX Paintball Loader Hopper

After years of research and development and consulting with paintball’s top athletes, HK Army is proud to present you with the best loader experience paintball has to offer; The TFX. Utilizing a unique patented drive system that boasts a consistent feed rate and anti-jam capabilities as well as incorporating innovative features, the TFX performs better and is more reliable than any other loader on the market.

With the perfect synergy of function and style, the TFX can accommodate 216 Rounds with the stock shell. The Zero Gravity Lift Tray is an industry first; the integrated tray increases the volume capacity without compromising the size of the loader shell. The spring activated lift is designed to elevate and guide paintballs toward the feed system, never leaving a ball behind.

When paintballs are in the feed tray, the patented Swoop Stack assembly takes over. The system is designed to activate as each ball is shot and to continuously drive paintballs forward into the marker. The 3 layer slip system enables the paddles to effectively agitate and loosen any possible jam to continue feeding. The Swoop Stack operates flawlessly with all types of paint; oily, dimpled, brittle, and even works perfect with Reball and other reusable paintballs.

The highly advanced technology is not to be mistaken as complicated. The TFX is completely toolless; the shell, tray, and Swoop Stack assembly can be disassembled with ease for quick cleaning and easy access to change the 2 AA batteries needed to operate the TFX.

Completing the package is the extremely sleek and low profile Combat Contour shell that is constructed of high grade impact resistant material, which will withstand any abuse during play. The shell incorporates a push button QuickLid feature which makes changing from stock lid to HK Army Speed Feed effortless. The electronics are protected with a water resistant coating to keep you active in snow, rain or shine.

When you’re off the field, keep your TFX safe with the included EXO Eva case. The EXO case is a hard shell case that will protect your TFX and can easily be stored in your gearbag while traveling. Included in the EXO case is a convenient utility pocket where you can store a spare lid and extra batteries.

Fetaures

  • 216 Round Capacity
  • Zero Gravity Lift Tray
  • Swoop Stack Assembly
  • Anti Jam Feeding
  • Hyperlock Toolless Maintenance
  • Removable One Piece Tray
  • QuickLid Changing System w/ Spring Locking Lid
  • Combat Contour Low Profile Shell
  • High Grade Impact Resistant Composition

Azodin Blitz 3 Pre-Order @ Ultimate Paintball

Ultimate Paintball is always at the head of the paintball world. We try our hardest to have the best and newest equipment on the market.  We will do everything that we can to make sure that our customers get the best selection at the best prices on the market. If someone is undercutting us they are doing it against some rules, rules that I won’t go into on this particular blog. The point I am trying to make here is that we are here to please the people. If we weren’t then we wouldn’t have made it this long in this highly competitive market.

Whether or not you all know it paintball is not only competitive on the field but it is one of the most competitive markets for the sellers of paintball goods.  We do everything we can to one up the competition. This includes letting our customers get a crack at receiving items as soon as they are released. Everyone pretty much know about pre-orders. The gaming and electronic industries have been doing it for years. I have personally went to wait for game releases at midnight on several occasions. It is part of the culture. Another example would be going and seeing a midnight showing of your favorite superhero movie. You want to be one of the first people to see the next big thing.

Well, we are doing that with the items that we are allowed to with paintball. The latest item we are doing it with is the upcoming Azodin Blitz 3. Azodin has been a company that has grown quick and continues to impress people. With their prices and quality of their markers. For the price you can’t really beat the quality of marker that you get. So, with the release of the newest marker that they are releasing we decided to do a pre-order. The sales have been doing really well. If you are interested you really need to get in on the ground floor with these markers. Now let’s look at the marker.

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We can assume that this marker will make improvements on the Blitz Evo marker. I will list the stats of the Blitz Evo below. *Remember* this is for the old marker and the 3 should do a great job of upgrading the features of the previous marker.

Azodin Blitz Evo Electronic Paintball Marker Gun

The next evolution of Blitz has arrived, and it has been redesigned with speed in mind. The Azodin Blitz EVO continues the Azodin tradition of feature first markers by introducing several new components.

 

First and foremost is a ball-bearing sling trigger for fluid, flawless fire capability. The beveled edges let your fingers glide effortlessly as they deliver speeds of up to 20 balls per second.

A new low-profile on/off ASA comes standard on the Blitz EVO. Redesigned with safety in mind, the on/off ASA disconnects pressure to the marker, allowing for easy removal of your air system.

The “Zen 3” circuit board includes new modes of fire including updated PSP ramping rates and an all new “full-auto” mode never before offered on the Blitz. Along with tournament lock capabilities and default safety-on, the “Zen 3” circuit board can be modified with our AZ Editor to suit your specific ROF and mode needs.

Our new Rocksteady regulator features a one-piece reg seat with a standard deviation of +/- 5 fps. Break beam eyes prevent ball breaks and the universal “Twist Lock 2” feedneck allows for instant adaptation to any size hopper.

 

Tippmann TCR Tactical Compact Rifle Paintball Marker at Ultimate Paintball

Very few paintball guns have garnered as much hype and demand as the new Tippmann TCR Magfed Tactical Compact Rifle Paintball Gun. There is not a day that goes by where we don’t get asked about this marker. It is going to revolutionize the way the game is played. It should come as no surprise that the company responsible for this marker is Tippmann. They are the most reliable name in the sport. Their products are always of the highest quality and value. The Tippmann TCR Magfed Tactical Compact Rifle is no exception to this statement.

Checkout the video below.

Tippmann TCR Magfed Tactical Compact Rifle Paintball Gun

The new Tactical Compact Rifle or TCR, is designed as a versatile, reliable and affordable magfed option for the serious magfed player. The four key features include a versatile magazine system, two air sources, a compact modular design and the ability to convert into a standard hopper feed marker.

The TCR is built on the already successful TiPX platform and utilizes the Tru-Feed 7-Ball magazine, a new Tru-Feed 12-ball extended magazine that is First Strike compatible, and the popular 20-round Zetamag. The unique, easy access cam-locking system for 12g CO2 cartridges allows one handed loading from the left or right side, hidden behind the Picatinny rails. In addition, it also comes with a factory installed drop-down remote-line adapter.

The TCR has a compact military, realistic look that is easy to upgrade with four Picatinny rails and modular components, for further customization. It also includes folding front and rear sights, a folding vertical front grip and an 11” high performance barrel.

Finally, for the ultimate in versatility, the TCR can be converted to use a standard hopper feed for non-magfed play. It truly is the most versatile magfed marker available today and is backed by Tippmann’s unrivaled 2 year Warranty and customer service.

Tippmann is known for their great craftsmanship check out all of their other items on our website as well. Here

 

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.

 

How to Clean your Paintball Gear

Brushes And Such

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.

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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.