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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 

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.

March Product of the Month: Ninja SL Carbon Fiber Air Tank

Ninja Paintball SL Carbon Fiber 68ci/4500psi Air Tank w/ Pro V2 Regulator

 

ninja carbon air tank

This month we have chosen the Ninja Paintball SL Carbon Fiber 68ci/4500psi Air Tank w/ Pro V2 Regulator as our featured product of the month. This system is one of the lightest and highest flowing paintball tanks available today.

As one of the most respected tanks in the paintball industry, the Ninja Paintball SL Carbon Fiber Tank is great for any scenario or competitive player as it provides about 1200-1300 shots with just one fill.

Features

  • 68 cubic inch bottle and 4500psi
  • 5 year hydro
  • Superlite bottle
  • D.O.T. approved

To get your sleek Ninja Paintball SL Carbon Fiber Tank today, click here!

Tippmann Apparel Clearance!

We just received a HUGE shipment of Tippmann Sports Special Forces Jersey’s and Pants at an incredible price! And we are passing the savings on to you!

There are Special Forces and Field Jerseys and Pants

The Tippmann Special Forces Jersey features a tactical padded neck line to protect against neck shots and shoulder padding for increased comfort with tactical vests.

Features

  • Tactical Jerseys have a  padded neck line to protect against neck shots
  • Reinforced padded elbow and forearm for rolling, diving and shooting from a prone position
  • Shoulder padding for increased comfort with tactical vests
  • Internal mesh cinch pocket allows you to carry additional pods or quickly store empty pods
  • Adjustable wrist straps with microfiber wrist band with thumbhole
  • Velcro patches on each shoulder to display patches
  • Breathable lightweight football mesh sides and arms

 

The Tippmann Special Forces Pants feature durable nylon construction and a adjustable built-in belt system.

 

Features

  • Durable nylon construction
  • Reinforced fully padded knees
  • Squeegee pockets on both legs
  • Oversize zippered gusset cargo pockets on both legs, windowed flap on right leg perfect for ID or field pass
  • Oversize zippered gusseted rear pockets
  • Belt loops on inner thigh perfect for use with a holster
  • Padded fly cover
  • Elastic crotch material for better mobility
  • Elastic area behind knees increases mobility and reduces noise
  • Adjustable built-in belt system
  • Velcro adjustment straps on cuffs

10% Off Easter Sale!!!

Easter Sale!

10% Off Select Items!

Friday March 29th thru Tuesday April 2nd

Use Code “EASTER” To Receive Your Discount! 

March 29th thru April 2nd! 

 

Ultimate Paintball would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter by offering it’s customers 10% off on select items at www.ultimatepaintball.com. This sale is running from Friday March 29th thru Tuesday April 2nd! So head over to our website and make your purchases!

Use Your Paintball Gun like a Sniper

Your paintball gun may be the deciding factor between victory and defeat.  It’s not just about the size and capability of your gun; you need to know how to use it!  There are a number of styles of play.  Those who love to rack up a number of kills with their paintball gun occasionally adopt a sniper-style of play.  If you want to learn how to be a sniper or enhance your sniper skills, consider the following suggestions.

A sniper sits and waits for opportunities to make a kill.  Aside from an accurate paintball gun, patience is a must regarding this style of play.  If you’re an anxious player who loves to move around, a natural-born sniper you’re not.  It doesn’t mean you can’t be an advantage to your team in other ways; it means you should consider adopting a different role.

Where are you going to sit and wait for enemy targets?  Remember you’re a sniper and not a hider.  Yes, you need to choose a covert position, but not a place so well hidden no one will spot you and you won’t spot them.  Consider making a base adjacent to a well-traveled crossroad or area on the battlefield.  Being stationary, you’ll need the enemy to come to you.

Consider donning camouflaged clothing (we have a number of camouflaged paintball gear items available at our online store!), facilitating your ability to hide from enemies.  You want to blend into your environment rather than standout in a conspicuous fashion.  If you can’t integrate your outline into the surroundings, you’ll become an easy target rather than an enemy-slaying sniper.

What’s the capacity of your paintball gun?  This is an important consideration.  If you’re positioned 100 feet from potential targets, but your gun’s accuracy begins going awry at 70 feet, you’re going to have issues being an efficient marksmen.  Know your gun and its limitations.

Don’t be overly confident.  Listen to your intuition (this usually gets better with the accumulation of play hours).  If you have any reason to believe you’ve been spotted, it’s time to adopt another hiding spot or style of play.  Otherwise, you’re setting yourself up for an unexpected visit by enemy fire.

Don’t get too excited.  Sure, it’s a great feeling knowing you are about to open a can of paintball death on an opposing player, but maintaining a low profile is a major objective of snipers.  Be patient in pulling the trigger.  Optimally, you need only pull the trigger once to make a kill.  The best snipers leave opponents in post-kill wonder, shot yet having no clue where the opposing paintball came.

Keep it quiet.  Like a magician never reveals his secrets, a good sniper never reveals his hiding spots.  Your exact location is only for you and your paintball gun to know!

Paintball Gear – the Necessities

Congratulations on your engagement in the intense and highly-fun sport of paintball!  To begin, you’ll have to familiarize yourself with the necessities regarding paintball gear and equipment.  Depending on where you play, bare essentials are usually available for rent, yet you’ll soon find rental equipment is of low quality, warranting the purchase of bare necessities.

Let’s start with one of the most obvious necessities of paintball gear – the paintball gun (also called a marker).  Markers are offered in various sizes and host a number of varying features.  Of course, you’ll gravitate towards highly-efficient guns, yet in the beginning of your paintball career, be honest with yourself regarding your level of play.  It’s okay to be a novice; through continuous play, you’ll get increasingly better, developing your own style and using experience to your benefit.  You could start with a high-end gun purchase, but it’s suggested to get some experience under your belt first.

Logically following the purchase of a gun is the purchase of ammunition.  Like most paintball gear, all paintballs are not created equally.  High-quality balls adopt a spherical shape, making them more accurate, in addition to having smaller shells, making them break easier upon impact.

Paintball is an intense sport.  Some safety precautions need attention.  A safety mask is a necessity.  Don’t take the easy road and use just any mask.  Make sure you purchase a mask designed and used for the game of paintball.  Safety masks provide protection for the eyes, face, and head.  Be wary of attempting to save a few bucks; you get what you pay for regarding masks.  Cheaper masks won’t protect you as well as higher-end equipment.  If you’re trying to cut corners financially, we suggest not doing so with masks.

Clothing is another form of essential paintball gear.  Paintball clothes are heavy-duty, helping to absorb the impact of balls.  Advanced players search for camouflaged clothing, helping them stay hidden in sylvan settings such as the woods.  Camouflaged wear is not a necessity but does facilitate a covert position.  In addition, consider the kind of footwear chosen for play.  Sneakers or worn-in hiking boots are suggested.  The game requires a lot of movement and running in some situations.

If you’re a total novice, don’t be shy in contacting us regarding paintball gear and equipment.  We are here for you.  We have all the things you need but we also like to help those just starting play.  Be sure to regularly come back to our paintball blog to get great tips on play and gear!

Get the Best Paintball Gear Here

Like other intense sports, players of the game need paintball gear.  We have all the necessities here like chest protectors, jerseys, pants, gloves, gear bags, thermal goggles and more from leading manufacturers of the industry.

Paintball gear is a necessity for several reasons, safety being one of them.  The game is intense and all players want to win, yet all involved must keep safety in mind.  Though hardly life threatening, paintballs do move at top speeds during games.  It’s not unlikely a player can get hit in sensitive areas such as the head, eyes and other parts of the face.  Manufacturers constantly create paintball gear that is protective while not creating a disturbance to agility and movement.

Paintball gear is designed to be safe, but it’s also designed to catch eyes.  Take a look at our huge line of equipment.  You’re sure to find products that spark your interest.  Find camouflaged, skeleton-etched, and other designs befitting to the game and personal styles of players.

Aside from safety and design, we have paintball gear that is truly unique and fun to implement into the game.  For instance, we have a number of Ghillie suits available at great prices.  Imagine the look of surprise on the faces of foes when they get loaded with paintballs coming from the direction of your covert hiding place, enabled by your camouflaged suit!  Additionally, purchase vests with huge holding tubes for paintballs.  You’ll never have to worry about losing time to reload during a game ever again.  Each second counts.  You’ll want to be vigilant and fully-loaded at all times!

Ultimate Paintball is the only place you’ll need to go for paintball gear and accessories.  We have weekly deals and ongoing prices that can’t be beat.  We have over six years of experience serving players of the game and dealing with top manufacturers of the industry.  When you need paintball equipment, there’s only one place to go – Ultimate Paintball!