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Make your Own Paintball Field

Paintball Players Took The Defense In The Shelter

Ever dreamed of having your own private paintball battlefield? Having the ability to host your own paintball games without having to deal with wait times or extra costs to use a field are definitely some major perks to creating your own field. Here we will list some fast and easy steps that you can take to fashion your own paintball field.

Find a Location

How many times have you heard the phrase, “Location, location, location?” Well creating your own paintball field is no different. Your paintball field will be most efficient if you have a spacious backyard, own a piece of private land, or have been given prior permission on a plot to use. Do not go out and assume you can occupy any random space that you have found for your own use. Be wary of your intended field’s surroundings and be smart about your location; make sure that it is in an area that is safe and secure. Remember to check with local laws and be 100% sure that you are complying with all regulations; the last thing you want is to get fined for disregarding something so easily avoidable.

Create Obstacles

Aside from actually playing; building structures and fortifications for your field is probably going to be the most creative part of crafting your own playing ground. If you want to speed up the process, you can use any available items such as old furniture, mattresses, cardboard boxes, and scrap wood to use as small bunkers for your field. If it is big enough for you to hide behind and you don’t care about getting some paint on it, it will likely be a perfect fit. If they are accessible to you: empty barrels, wooden planks, camouflage netting, and sandbags also make for some amazing makeshift cover. If you are feeling a bit more inspired and you have the resources, you can build some bunkers out of raw materials such as creating small pillbox style fortifications out of cement and concrete bricks or even dig some trenches for people to lay in for cover. This step allows for imagination as it is all about giving your field that special touch. Be sure to double check your work for anything that could be hazardous to the players on your field, such as rusty metal edges, exposed nails, etc.

Get your Gear Ready

If you have not purchased all of your gear yet, then now is the time. Paintball guns, modifications, safety gear, C02 tanks, and paintballs are all essential items needed to play a quality game of paintball. The importance of the use of safety gear on your paintball field cannot be stressed enough and it is highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to purchase what you need in order to have an awesome, yet safe time.

Invite your Friends

Of course; no paintball games on your newly created field would be complete without players. Send out those texts, emails, phone calls, and online messages to your friends and rally the troops for battle. You and your friends can plan tournaments, create game scenarios like capture the flag, or duke it out with whichever competitions appeal to you.

3 Things to Consider when Preparing For Paintball Night Games

Paintball Player With Two Guns

The paintball experience can be both rewarding and fun. This is a sport that is growing in popularity due to the teamwork and competition involved. However, there is more to this activity then simply running around and shooting paint at an opponent. There are complex positions and strategies that make this a game of wits. A daytime match of paintball can be a difficult game to win, but playing at night makes it even more complicated. To stand a chance against your nighttime competitors, keep these important considerations when playing a game come nightfall.

Using Night Vision

There are many players that use night vision devices. Monoculars are popular and, in some cases, players can even bring Forward Looking Infra-Red (or FLIR) scopes that mount to the top of the paintball gun. These scopes can easily cut through the darkness and spot a potential opponent. However, these types of scopes are not very common. It is important to remember that players with night vision devices may have an advantage; but there are several ways to defeat them. First, night vision can become challenging for players because they must frequently focus their eyes on a small area. Additionally, the infrared on the night vision device can give away the users position. Although there are some advantages and disadvantages to using night vision; the devices can be useful for much more easily seeing opponents and the playing field.

Use Flashlights Carefully

A flashlight is a good tool to have during a paintball game whether it is used or not. When maneuvering around the field, a flashlight can help to see undetected obstacles and keep players from tripping. When used carefully during a game, the light can brighten a darkened area to reveal sneaky opponents. Some opponents will actually freeze when the light is placed on them – creating a useful advantage. On the other hand, some opponents will see the light and begin shooting at it. It is important to remember that using a flashlight will almost always tell the opposition more about you than about them. In some cases, flashlights can be used to momentarily, yet harmlessly, blind players and secure a defeat. Flashlights are a good tool for night games; however, it is important to use them carefully and sparingly.

Beware of Fogging Goggles

Many experienced players have learned the hard way that goggles fog up quite often during the day. However, the effect is significantly worse at night. To prevent this from happening, players can apply an anti-fog spray to the lens. It is also important to remember to remove dark colored lenses that are worn during daytime play. These dark lenses can add to visibility issues. If goggles fog up during night games, never remove the goggles to clear the fog. This will inadvertently make the problem worse. Experienced players look downward and grab the front of the goggles while pumping them away from the face. This process helps to circulate fresh air inside the mask and clear the fog. Some players also use baby shampoo on the lenses to prevent fog from collecting.

These are only a few things to consider when competing in a nighttime game of paintball. There are many other concerns that can help secure a win or cause defeat. Experienced players have learned the ropes of nighttime play through trial and error. However, whether playing during the day or at night; it is important to remain safe, follow the rules, and most of all have fun.

 

 

D3FY Sports D3S Paintball Gun

Now in stock and ready to ship from Ultimate Paintball is the new D3FY Sports D3S Paintball Gun!! Available in 5 different color schemes to match your style and character. The D3S paintball marker has been designed to be user friendly and extremely reliable. It’s been tested in various scenarios and stressed to the max. No matter what we put it through, it continues to operate with supreme consistency. Step up your game without breaking the bank with the D3FY D3S Paintball Marker.

emai1 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. Get yours today at Ultimate Paintball!!

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10 Paintball Budget Tips

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The economy is tight, but you and your friends want to play paintball. You guys have worked hard to earn and save money, and you want to make that money last while enjoying some quality competitive fun.

Well, here are 10 tips to play paintball, while staying on a budget:

  1. Carpool – Whether you’re coming in a private group or as a walk-on, this is a great way to save gas money.
  2. Pump Gun – These guns can be significantly easier on your wallet.
  3. Walk your trigger – This will help maximize your rate of fire.
  4. Maintenance – Take care of your gun and gear and they’ll last longer, meaning fewer replacements.
  5. Buy used – Equipment, guns, etc. (be careful not to get scammed. Remember that old saying – buyers beware).
  6. But consider high end – Whether you buy new or used, buy equipment that is going to last (focus on quality vs. quantity – getting the bang for your buck).
  7. Don’t overbuy – If you don’t need the extensive apparel or extra modifications, than save your money.
  8. Carbon fiber tank – These might be more expensive up front but they last longer.
  9. Keep your change – Throw all of that extra change from those sodas and hamburgers into a jar, it can really add up.
  10. Share your ammo – Split the cost with someone.

At Ultimate Paintball, we hope these money saving tips help. As always, if you need help finding a specific paintball gun or accessory, but are on a tight budget, we’re always here to help!

Tippmann Paintball 98 Custom PS ACT – 4 Pack

Looking for a convenient, easy, cheap way to get the whole family involved in the great game of paintball? Wanting a great package that has everything you would all need to get playing instantly? Then look no further! In stock and ready to ship from Ultimate Paintball is the Tippmann Paintball 98 Custom PS ACT + X-Ray + 20oz + 4+1 Tubes + Hopper – 4 Pack!! This package is the perfect way to get the whole crew of family and friends up and running in the game of paintball!

blog3Tippmann’s 98 Custom Platinum Series is the best starter gun on the market. It’s easy to operate, durable, has a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty, available for many upgrades, and can be modified in numerous ways.  For the best price and cheap, fast shipping, place your order for the Tippmann 98 Custom 4 Pack with Ultimate Paintball!!

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How to Become a Paintball Pro

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Professional sports are one of the most lucrative industries in the world today, and it seems that everybody wants in on the action. Due to its success, the industry has expanded to include non-traditional sports such as video gaming and arm wrestling. Competitive paintballing is another extreme sport that’s gained tons of exposure and popularity over the years, and paying leagues are starting to pop up in various places throughout the country. If you want to make a living entertaining yourself and others, here are some tips on how to make it as a paintball pro.

Make Up Your Mind, and Set Your Goals

Playing professional sports is a dream for many people, but the truth is that most won’t ever make it big. However, this fact should not keep you from enjoying what you love to do. Most professional athletes never expected to go to the pros. They simply stuck with their passion year after year, while brushing off every word of discouragement. This is how you should approach becoming a paintball pro as well. Set your goals, one step at a time, and do everything in your power to achieve them. Making it to the pros is both a matter of physical strength and mental strength. If you don’t have the will to see things through, you’ve already given up.

Practice like Your Life Depends on It

It’s true that some paintballers are just naturally good at the game, but consistent practice can transform any newbie into an expert player. Like with any other sport, you’re going to have to dedicate most of your free time to getting better. That means practicing drills over and over until the movements become natural to you.

Some of the fundamental techniques you’re going to have to master include: stationary shooting, running and gunning, snap shooting, and ducking for cover. Stationary shooting is basic target practice. The exercise builds your accuracy, precision, and timing. Running and gunning is something that all paintball pros can do very well. When you’re running around, you’re defenseless. Shooting and running is primarily a defensive maneuver, but it can also be used to ambush unsuspecting opponents. Snap shooting refers to popping out from behind cover to fire a few shots, then retreating to your safe spot. You’ll need to master both ducking for cover and snap shooting to be an effective player.

Get Into Great Physical Shape

Paintballing is a very physical activity. To keep up with the best of the best, you should train like a serious athlete. This means building stamina and strength using traditional methods. Running is the most effective way to enhance your cardiovascular health so that you don’t burn out during play. Weight training will give you the muscles to perform explosive movements and lug around all that heavy gear without tiring too quickly. Condition each day, and supplement your training with nutritious meals and lots of rest.

Enter Local and Amateur Competitions for Exposure

To become a paintball pro, you have to showcase your skills. The only real way to do so is to enter every competition you can. Only when you’ve caught the attention of pro recruiters, sponsors, and other industry big wigs will you have a shot at going pro.

Network with Other Players

During your competitions, get to know your teammates and even your opponents. They can provide you with some very valuable advice on the technicalities of paintball and how to get noticed. Having the right connections can exponentially boost your chances of becoming a paintball pro.

How to Keep your Paintball Marker Running Like New

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A high quality paintball marker is not a cheap investment and like most expensive items, you want to ensure it lasts for a long time. Proper paintball marker usage, maintenance, and cleaning are the key tasks to keeping your gun working efficiently for years to come. Whether you’re a professional paintball player or just a weekend warrior, following these simple tips will keep your paintball marker operating at peak condition.

Important Note: Always remove the air source from you paintball gun before performing any maintenance or cleaning.

Clean Your Marker

Mud, dust, and dried paint are like a disease that will slowly kill the performance of your marker. A dirty marker is less accurate, jams frequently, and will not re-cock properly. A little bit of routine cleaning will make a huge difference in the reliability of your paintball marker. First, always make sure to wipe down the marker after every use. Pay attention to removing all mud and dust from any moving parts. The increased friction from dirt will cause premature failure to those parts. Next, disassemble the marker and wipe down each piece with a water dampened cloth. Make sure that you do not use any chemicals or cleaners that may hurt the finish or integrity of the gun material. Finally, the barrel is an essential part to clean. Take a squeegee and make sure all wet or dried paint is removed from the inside of the barrel. Residual paint in the barrel will decrease accuracy and may even cause paintballs to break apart. Remember that a clean paintball gun is a fun paintball gun.

Properly Lubricate Your Marker

The most important thing to do before lubricating you marker is to read the instruction manual. The instruction manual will identify what type of oil or grease is specifically needed for your marker and the interval frequency suggested for lubricating your marker. Paintball markers all have moving parts and need this lubricant to function properly. Remember to use lubricant in small increments. Too much lubricant is just as bad as no lubricant. Excess oil and grease will attract dirt to the moving parts of the marker. A properly lubricated marker will be more accurate and experience fewer failures during game time.

Always Check the O-Rings

Compressed air propels the paintballs from your marker. The o-ring seals that hold the compressed air in the paintball gun are essential to achieve peak performance. Listen for any audio cues coming from your gun. If the marker is consistently hissing, it probably has a busted o-ring. Before removing and inspecting the o-rings, please read your owner’s manual. It is important to identify the location of each o-ring on the marker for reassembly. Visually inspect each o-ring for any cuts or tears and replace as needed.

Change Your Batteries Regularly

Sometimes you marker will just not work properly – this is a good hint that your battery may need charging or replacement. A marker that has enough battery power to fire may not have enough power to work at its best. Many times the fix to the problem requires a simple battery change. Having sufficient power in the paintball gun will save you many headaches on game day. Make sure to check your batteries before every usage and to keep a spare set of batteries while playing.

Keep It Out of the Muck

A clean paintball gun makes a happy paintball player. Unfortunately, paintball is always the most exciting when enjoyed in not-so-clean settings (such as the mud and rain), conditions that can wreak havoc on maintaining a properly working marker.  When playing in these circumstances, try to avoid fully submersing your gun in the water or mud. A good idea is to use a plastic wrap over the top of your paintball marker to keep it out the elements. It isn’t always easy to keep your marker completely free of mud and water, but doing so will keep it running smoothly for years.

Morph Fire Paintball to BB Gun Converter for Spyder Markers

In stock and ready to ship from Ultimate Paintball is the incredible Morph Fire Paintball to BB Gun Converter for Spyder Markers!! This thing is awesome and is a brilliant idea from Morph Fire!

bloThe Morph Fire Converter turns your paintball gun into a wicked powerful 600 FPS 6MM BB Gun. Converts in less than 60 seconds, works with nitrogen, Co2, or compressed air, is made from monster-strong , long-strand glass-infused urethane and handles hot weather, cold weather and whatever apocalyptic weather conditions that may come its way.

blo1And this sucker is fast. It can load and fire 260 BB’s before a comparable BB Gun can load once. When you’re attaching it to your Spyder Fenix, Electra, Pilot, Sonix, Xtra, Victor, or Aggressor you know you’re adding one thing: POWER.  Get yours today from Ultimate Paintball!

Morph Fire Molded Product Warning: “WARNING: IMPROPER OR UNSAFE USE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY CAUSE SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH. NEVER POINT THIS PRODUCT AT ANY PERSON OR LIVING CREATURE OR AT ANYTHING YOU DO NOT INTEND TO SHOOT. THIS IS NOT A TOY, AND IT MUST BE USED WITH CARE. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETELY READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE OWNER’S MANUAL. USER AND THOSE WITHIN 600 FEET OF USER MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE EYE AND FACE PROTECTION AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY GUIDELINES FOUND IN THE OWNER’S MANUAL.”

 

Paintball Team Recruiting Tips

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Paintball is packed full of action and provides a great adrenalin rush while also being a source of camaraderie. However, sometimes maintaining a paintball team can be challenging at times as a result of multiple factors. The best players may not always be available due to scheduling, and as much fun as it is to play with close friends, skill levels may not always be up to par. To put together a stellar paintball team, follow these recruitment tactics and in no time you should have a well-rounded, enthusiastic squad.

Advertise

Don’t be shy when it comes to advertising. It’s an effective way to get the word out that you are on the search for new players or will be hosting tryouts in the near future – you never know who could potentially see these ads. Advertising does not necessarily mean spending money on ads and flyers, instead, focus on free viral marketing. Use social media outlets like Facebook or Twitter to recruit new members, as well as to maintain your current team. Setup a page just for your team that shows scheduling, tournament information and plenty of photos and videos.  All of this type of social advertising makes your team that much more attractive to potential recruits. Also, consider using paintball trade magazines, websites and blogs to recruit new players, especially those specific to your area. Craigslist is an excellent resource for garnering attention and creating a buzz. As with most advertising, the more hype the better, so don’t be afraid to get vocal.

Build a Website

A team website is a great way to boast about your wins, accomplishments, equipment and team. It attracts players in your area and lets them know when practice and tournaments are being held. If someone is considering trying out for your team, your website could make or break their decision. Make sure to put the teams name boldly at the top of your site and list your city, state and make sure it is visually pleasing. Dedicate a page to your team’s roster and list how each person contributes to the group, to emphasize the respect and pride your team members have. Include links to your social media pages as well, to create consistency on all channels.  It is crucial to have a contact page or contact information clearly visible in order for any interested players to easily get a hold of you.

Friends and Family

Help the sport grow by inviting family and friends to play on your team. Paintball can be an awesome experience for new players and it offers loads of fun, along with excellent physical exercise. Recruiting new team members provides a great chance to educate people about a sport that is lesser known. In fact, many people who are die-hard paintball players were introduced to the sport in just this way. You never know who may be the next budding star – it could be your best friend or even your younger sibling!

Paintball is an excellent way to learn about teamwork and communication. Members have a chance to use strategic skills mastered over time to conquer an opponent. While winning is important, bonding with friends and having a good time is an added benefit. Paintball teams are a great way to stay active while enjoying quality time with your teammates.

Top Workouts for Paintballers

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Paintball is not just a weekend pastime anymore. Gone are the days when paintball was only used as a corporate team building exercise or an activity to do on a whim with a couple of buddies. Over the past ten years, paintball has become a sport where individuals or teams compete vigorously for more than just bragging rights. Professional teams play varieties of styles, such as woodsball and speedball, earning salaries that are comparable with athletes in other more widely known sports. In fact, in 2006, Oliver Lang inked a deal that earned him $100,000 and made him the highest paid paintball player in the world.

So, how do paintball players prepare for the rigorous physical activity required in the sport? With game play that is very replicative of military maneuvers, participants must focus on a regimen that keeps them quick, agile, and resilient. Here are some of the exercises that are perfect for paintball players.

Core Work

Core work is excellent for paintball players because it is imperative to have strong core muscles when partaking in a variety of practical tactics during a battle, such as army crawls. A strong core affects the ability to pump ones legs and run quickly, hurdle down objects, and make sudden direction changes. Planks and weighted abs are great options for strengthening the core muscles.

Sprinting

Quick. That’s a word that should be connected to paintball as an inherent part of the sport. Paintball players who have speed on their side tend to have the upper hand. Those who do not have this ability naturally can improve their skills by doing sprint training. Pumping ones legs up and down while standing in a pool, or simply running in place, will help prepare your body for the intense spurts of movement required for sprinting. Once you feel comfortable, engage in daily sprints. Try and increase the number or distance you do each day, and over time, participants will be able to see a marked change in their speed.

Endurance Training

Cardiovascular levels are paramount in this active, fast-paced sport. While there are times where strategy wins out and movements should be slow and calculated, there are also times when endurance takes over and participants must be ready to tax themselves at a moment’s notice. Burpees, mountain climbers, and interval training come in handy here. Running on a treadmill and going hard for 30 seconds, then recovering for 30 seconds over a span of 20 minutes will provide that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) boost that paintballers need.

Body Weight Exercises

There’s nothing wrong with a couple of good, old fashioned squats. With the amount of crouching and crab crawling essential in paintball, squats and lunges are extremely applicable to your workout routine. They strengthen the legs and build the muscles needed to make your strategy effective. Pushups help with shoulder fatigue and overall arm strength. It’s time to whip out those old calisthenics, because they still work and always will.
Paintball players pull from a wide range of skills to be effective in the game. Being physically prepared in conjunction with planning strategic moves is prudent to remain competitive in battle. Whether you are a weekend warrior out to tag your buddies before they get you, have aspirations of making it to the big leagues, or are already a professional paintball player, these exercises will help you improve your physical endurance and keep you ahead in the game.

Empire Paintball HEX Gear Bags

Now in stock and ready to ship at Ultimate Paintball is the brand spankin’ new Empire Paintball HEX Gear Bags!!  Empire knows that just having the best looking, best-performing paintball jerseys, pants and gear isn’t enough: you have to get it all to the paintball field and back! Get your gear to the game in one of the best paintball gear bags on the planet!

empUltimate Paintball offers the Empire HEX Gear Bags in 5 different styles to suit your needs. We have the XLT Rolling Gear Bag, Carry-On Bag, Transit Rolling Gear Bag, Brief Pack, and the Day Pack.  Each one of these gear bags has great features that will help you in getting all your gear to the field and protecting that gear at the same time. Why have all your stuff in 3 different bags when you can fit it all into 1?! Get yours today from Ultimate Paintball!!

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Paintball Preseason Checklist

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If paintball is new to you, congratulations! You’re about to embark on an incredibly exciting and enjoyable experience that could soon become your new addiction. As the weather is beginning to warm up (or so it should be), we have compiled a list of things you can cross off your list in preparation of the paintball season ahead.

Observing Others

First, you will want to watch others who are veterans to the sport. This is particularly true if you’re new to the game, or haven’t been active in a while. Obviously you should take note on strategies utilized throughout game play, but also pay attention to experienced player’s tactics before play begins. Some people walk all around the field and observe the obstacles and various bunkers so that they have a game plan when they step on the playing field. This sort of prior awareness will guarantee you aren’t randomly running around and freaking out once the battle begins.

The Right Equipment

The next step in your paintball preparation is finding the right equipment to buy for your game. The first piece of gear all paintball players need is a gun or marker. The type of paintball game you’re playing determines the weapon you will choose. For example, if you’re a wood ball player, you may want to go with the Tippman. These markers are reliable and durable. Those playing on speed ball or air ball fields will want a marker that can fire about 15 balls a second. There are several guns that fit this description. Some guns are more “top of the line” than others, so take the time to research and find out which one suits you best.

If you already own equipment, you will want to make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and working properly. Take apart all pieces and wipe them down completely. Taking a few practice target shots will let you know if the guns are still functioning properly.

Paintball Mask

Once you have your marker, you need to be sure to have a good mask. There are several makes and models to choose from. Some masks have colored or tinted lenses. As cool as they might look, however, it is important to keep in mind that the purpose of the mask is to simply protect your eyes and face. Safety is the biggest concern when considering paintball gear. To buy the correct mask, make sure the fit is secure. Remember, it’s not how it looks on you that matters, but how it fits. If it doesn’t fit right, it’s not the right product for you.

Other Protective Gear

Other paintball preparation gear you might consider purchasing are generally optional pieces but may be a smart acquisition if you are concerned about injury. If you think the sting of a paintball hit is too much, you can invest in some pieces of body armor made of plastic that protect your chest, back, legs and arms. They aren’t required for the game, but many novice and seasoned players alike prefer to use them.

Paintball Tubes

Beyond gun and safety considerations, you will also need a device to carry your paintballs. Most people buy a special carrying belt that holds tubes filled with their paintball ammo. Tubes usually hold up to 200 paintballs, but usually the number of balls carried is determined by the style of play.

Getting in Shape 

The final step of preparation, or possibly the first depending on how out of shape you are, is preparing your body for the season. It is crucial that you are able to physically keep up with the other players throughout the game. That being said, you should ensure you stay active during the preseason, focusing on cardio and endurance, so when the season starts you will be able to last throughout the entire game.

Ninja SL 68cu/4500psi Superlite Paintball Tank w/ V2 SLP Regulator

Coming soon to Ultimate Paintball is the new Ninja SL 68cu/4500psi Superlite Paintball Tank w/ V2 SLP Regulator!! This tank is amazingly light and will perform better than any tank in the paintball world.  These bottles are 30% lighter than standard carbon fiber 68/4500 tanks. This bottle is the lightest DOT approved tank in the USA!

ninEquipped with the new V2 SLP Regulator this tank just simply can’t be matched. With a weight of around 1.2 pounds it makes your set up lighter with still the great performance that all Ninja tanks provide.  Ultimate Paintball will have the Ninja Superlite Tank available as soon as Ninja can get em out! So keep an eye out for this awesome product and be the first one rockin this bad boy.  nin1

 

Virtue Vio Paintball Masks Now In Stock

The most comfortable paintball mask on the market has finally arrived and is now IN STOCK at Ultimate Paintball! With numerous colors to choose from and numerous ways to customize them there is no way you can’t find a Virtue Vio to fit your style and character.

v2The Virtue Vio is the most comfortable paintball mask ever designed, featuring a quick change, fog resistant thermal lens, and an innovative versatile design that allows the player to easily change out every aspect of the goggle – from the face mask to the foam, ear pads, goggle strap, and lens.

Features:

  • Improved Visibility and Quick Change Lens
  • Low Profile with Better Protection
  • Breathe, Ventilate and Talk Easier
  • Customize Your VIO

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The Top 5 Paintball Tactics

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Paintball can be a fun and exciting sport. With all your tactical gear and the high-stakes action, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a battle field or covert mission.

What makes the game even more thrilling, as with every competitive sport, is winning. By applying some top paintball tactics and getting in a lot of practice time, you’ll gain the competitive advantage to shred your opponents and come out on top. Here 5 of the best paintball tactics you should master to become a fierce competitor.

Wear Camouflage

It will be awfully hard for your opponents to hit you if they can’t see you. One of the simplest paintball tactics to employ is wearing camouflage. Of course, the pattern of your camouflage depends on where you will be playing. If you are playing outside, then traditional camouflage will work at most times of the year. If you are playing in snow, it will be wise to wear white. Otherwise, you’ll need to wear gear that blends in with the surrounding at the paintball arena where you’ll be playing.

Practice Stealth

Make it even harder for your opponents to find you by going undercover. Hide out under grass or leaves, behind bushes and behind barricades. Mind the noise you make with your movements and your gear. The more “invisible” you can be to your opponents; the better able you will be to ambush them or to take them by surprise.

Stalk Opponents

The advanced strategy for staying stealth is learning to stalk your opponents. While you are following your opponents, incognito, you will be able to determine just the right moment to strike. When their defenses are down, you will be waiting and ready. You can come up from behind or surprise them when they are at a stopping point and least expecting you.

Bore Them Out

The best paintball tactics involve working in large numbers to take on individuals or small groups. There is strength in numbers. However, if you are pitted in a one-on-one battle, the best way to win is to bore out your opponent. You can do this by getting behind a barricade or hiding in some other place where you are certain that your opponent cannot hit you or sneak up on you. Eventually, your opponent will out himself or provide some other opening for you to strike from your position of safety.

Run Through

Just like its name suggests, this tactic involves making a frantic run right through your opponents. Ideally, you would have teammates backing you up and providing cover fire. The key is to wait until you spy an opportunity, run like crazy shooting the whole way, and (hopefully) make it to the other side into your opponent’s bunker or strong hold. Once you take out the person hiding there, you can use their position to take out many of their teammates and gain the upper hand.

Paintball is an unpredictable game, which is what makes it so fun. Some of these top paintball tactics might help you gain the advantage over your competitors, but you’ll need to build your strategies on the strengths and weaknesses of the particular players you are playing against. Use these tactics to get you started, then hone your game accordingly.