We all know about and love paintball here at Ultimate Paintball but, there are a bunch of other alternative sports out there. We currently are involved in a few of them. I would like to let you all know what we have gotten ourselves into.
Besides paintball, we do airsoft. Now, this is somewhat similar to paintball but, there are so many different pieces of equipment it can sometimes be hard to keep up with (much like paintball). We try to keep some of the mid range guns in stock and also some of the accessories. If we had more requests for better items, there is a good chance we could start getting better and more items that relate to the sport of airsoft. A lot of the protective gear is interchangeable with paintball. Most masks and vests can be swapped between the two. This makes a lot of our items serve many purposes. If you do Airsoft or even if you are a hunter, we have a lot of items that would normally cost a lot more if you went with the big brands that are associated with hunting.
Something new that we have gotten into is Disc Golf. I didn’t realize how big this actually was. I really just thought it was something that college students played when they were bored. Not only was I wrong, I was way off! There is a whole professional league. The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). This isn’t just a hobby it’s a profession. While I was sitting here at work the other day one of the workers in the warehouse brought a pallet of boxes into the office. After looking at all of the different accessories , we opened a box that had a bunch of different “Discs” in it. They were all varying in size, color, and weight. They also had different stats on them. I thought I was looking at weapons for an RPG. They had different attributes like: Speed, Glide, Turn, and Fade. Now, I can guess what some of those mean because, common sense. I just didn’t realize it was this serious. The brand we are selling now is Dynamic Disc
Now, something we all know something about. Paintball. I know you know all about it but, there a lot of people who don’t. So, I figure as a treat I can just quickly explain what a beginner should have if they are setting up a package to play with friends. First things first, Ultimate Paintball sells packages that are already put together. These are definitely the best way to go, price wise but, you can just pick and choose your own setup. Things to make sure that you have: Gun (Marker), Tank (for propellant), Hopper (for paintballs), Mask (protect your eyeballs), and you could use a Barrel Condom (protect everyone else around you). Those are just the bare essentials (minus paintballs because, duh). Make sure if you are purchasing Items for someone that they have all of these things.
I am so glad there are so many alternative sports that are becoming a little more popular. It is fun to play games that aren’t old and boring. Keep up the crazy ideas and have some fun!