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Common Paintball Injuries

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Paintball is a sport that is a lot of fun, but it can also come equipped with substantial risk of injury. While the safety gear that is used to play paintball is generally sufficient for protection, it cannot always 100 percent effective. Players can suffer injuries that range from mild to very severe, but the vast majority of players will remain relatively safe providing they wear the right gear and take safety precautions. Here is a look at some of the most common paintball injuries that players incur.

Scrapes and Cuts

While people think that the most common paintball injuries result from getting hit by  fast-flying paintballs; scrapes and cuts are more likely to occur. Players can easily scrape, bruise and cut themselves when they are in the midst of heavy paintball action. They may jump behind a barrier for safety or dive out of the way, forcefully brushing against an object with enough impact to leave a mark. Players can help to prevent these types of injuries by wearing ample safety padding and being careful about how they maneuver through the paintball course.

Knee and Ankle Injuries

Just like all other types of action sports, a very common type of injury in paintball is twisting a knee or ankle. Players frequently make sharp turns while they are engaging in a paintball battle. These types of sudden movements can certainly lead to injuries if players are not careful. It is best to warm up and get a good stretch in before playing to help prevent these kinds of injuries. Wearing supportive footwear, ankle braces and knee braces can also help in prevention.

Bruises

Paintballs are fired out of the muzzles of paintball guns at around 300 feet per second. When the balls hit unprotected skin at this speed, they are highly likely to leave a nasty bruise. This is why it is so important for players to wear the right safety garments. Even with high quality paintball armor on, there will always be little gaps where paintballs have a chance to impact the skin. Luckily, these injuries are not serious even though they may be a bit sensitive to the touch and even gruesome to look at.

Head and Eye Injuries

Although these are the least common types of injuries that occur to paintball players, they need to be discussed due to the seriousness of their damage. A paintball that hits a player’s eye could be so severe it could potentially lead to the loss of the eye. Players must always wear high-quality safety goggles to prevent such a scenario. Also, players should never shoot at each other inside of a distance of 10 feet to help thwart any accidents.

Head injuries can be even more dangerous. Players who fall and bang their head while playing could experience concussions, brain hemorrhaging and even death. It is crucial that players always wear quality safety helmets to constantly keep their heads protected during paintball matches.

As long as players are always diligent about wearing the right safety equipment and playing safely, they can keep their paintball injuries to a minimum.

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.

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.

The Basics: 3 Quick Instructions on Using a Paintball Grenade

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Before using a paintball grenade, it’s a good idea to get to know exactly how your grenade operates. A lot of the paint grenades available are made with surgical tubing materials that are filled with paint, which are folded and clipped at the end. When you unclip the end of the grenade, the tube will begin to bounce frantically and shoot paint in all different directions.

Using your grenade properly:

1. Make sure you get close enough to your opposite team, especially when there are multiple opposing team members standing close to each other. The farther away, the harder the aim; along with other variables that go into to getting a precise hit.

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2. Now, you want to pull the pin on the grenade and throw it towards your opponents so it lands very close to them, preferably in the center of where they’re standing. Then be on the lookout with your paintball gun ready to tag anyone that’s trying to get away from the grenade. This is a great way to tag your opponents if they haven’t been tagged already as they will surely be in a state of shock.

3. You can also ask the referee to do a quick paint check if your opponents didn’t call it when you tagged them with the grenade. Sometimes players might not know they were tagged because grenades don’t provide the same impact that paintball guns do, so there is a good chance hit players never even felt the blow.

Price Tip

Use your grenades wisely, as they can be a bit pricey if you are using them too often.

You can add a new dimension and a lot of fun to your scenario game with the use of paintball grenades.

Pick Your Style/Position. Then Play!

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Purchasing a paintball gun is a bit like buying a car. Do you want slick and fast? How about large and powerful? The same considerations hold true with paintball guns.

Style

There are as many different styles of play in paintball as there are personalities, as well as different setups for paintball guns. Will your style require an electronic trigger and loader to increase the rate of fire? Will you plan on spending most of your time waiting for that “perfect shot,” which would require greater accuracy? Matter of fact, how is your accuracy, depending upon where you are shooting from?

Upgrades

There are many paintball guns pre-packaged or pre-designed for specific positions or shooting types, but they’ll be more expensive than the base model, since they’ll include the necessary upgrades for the look and function of that style. If you don’t have a large budget, keep your style in mind and be sure to ask about possible upgrades.

Use your Resources

If you need help determining which type of paintball gun is right for you, contact Ultimate Paintball and we would be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction!

Creating the Perfect Paintball Team

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Many sports are extremely reliant on teamwork, and paintball is no exception. Whether one is playing a speedball tournament or out in the woods with friends, creating the perfect team will make all the difference between a win and a loss. The process for creating an impeccable paintball squad should take time and much consideration in debating strategy, on-field conduct, team member specialization, and overall goals. For those that are ready to make the most out of every single match, here is a closer look at how to create the perfect paintball team from the ground up.

Team Philosophy

Obviously, every team wants to win as many matches as possible, but creating a cohesive unit can sometimes be very difficult. This is especially true for a sport like paintball in which players come from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, and athletic expertise. In addition to differing ages and mentality, some players may only be available for casual games once or twice a month while others are looking to practice one or more times per week. This is why it is essential to have a final goal for the team and ensure that all players understand the overall philosophy and are satisfied with it. It is important to determine a consistent commitment from everyone which can include anything from monthly tournament entries to overnight woodsball games.

Finding Players

Finding people that love the game enough to join a paintball team can be challenging, but it is certainly not impossible. After exhausting resources such as family, friends, co-workers, and even schoolmates, some are at a loss of where else to look. One of the best places to start recruiting teammates is at a local field. Countless cities throughout the world now house paintball fields, where quality players can easily be sought. Getting into games, and finding key players is the easiest route, but it is also important to show up at tournaments and other events to find those are willing to spend more time and energy on a team.

Creating Positions

While positions are not going to be as rigid as with sports such as baseball or soccer, it is still important to work with advantages and disadvantages of each individual player. This includes creating a hierarchy that must be followed without question to ensure clear communication and lack of confusion while in battle.

This begins with designating a paintball team captain that will make a majority of the tactical decisions, including any issues before or after games with equipment checks, coin tosses, maintaining equipment, filling tanks, and determining strategic plays. These chores can be further divided up among team members in order to delegate responsibilities.

Sponsors

Without sponsors, a paintball team can turn into an overwhelmingly expensive hobby. Luckily, many local shops and fields are willing to cut down on monthly costs for teams that are active and successful. The best way to attract sponsors is to maintain a winning team that plays as often as possible. Even just at-cost sales of Co2 and paintballs could save a team thousands of dollars per year.

The Evolution of Paintball

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Paintball is a game played by individuals or teams that uses strategy, survival tactics and a gun with markers to defeat the opponent. To play, challengers use paintball guns to shoot or tag the opposing team with a non-toxic, water-soluble polymer. The team that “hits” all the members of an opposing team wins. Games are played in facilities with hard floors, or on indoor and outdoor fields. For nearly 35 years, the game has been played as a recreational activity by family and friends. However, paintball was accepted as a sport in 1999 by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), therefore, it can also be played on a professional sporting level. Professional teams go on to compete in major tournaments in an organized competition setting. Additionally, military branches, law enforcement and security organizations utilize paintball technology as a significant part of training.

History

The evolution of paintball began with the Nelson Paint Company. In the late 1970s, the company developed a gas-operated gun with marking pellets to be used for any tasks requiring a semi-permanent mark shot from distances, including marking trees for removal and cows for slaughtering. However, the game itself was created by two friends – Charles Gaines and Bill Gurnsey. The friends developed a set of rules for “survival games,” which tested people’s skills against each other. Their games required a marking pellet gun. After searching for a year, Gaines and Gurnsey discovered that the Nelson Paint Company carried a selection of industrial guns and pellets that was exactly what they were looking for. In 1981 in the state of New Hampshire, Gaines and Gurnsey, along with 12 friends, played the first game of paintball on a 100-acre field without wearing or using any safety equipment.

Gaines and Gurnsey named their idea “The National Survival Game” because of the nature of the first combat. Sometimes, the friends would play as individuals or as teams. However, the object of the majority of the games was based on, “every man for himself.”

Advancements 

Through the years, paintball surpassed the simplicity of its beginnings. As more people became interested in the game, forming teams became the standard. In 1982, the first national competition was held. With the game quickly becoming a popular competitive activity, different variations were created, such as capture the flag, speedball and other offensive/defensive scenarios. By 1984, the first indoor field was opened for battle.

Equipment

The safety equipment worn and used while playing paintball has evolved greatly since the initial stages. The original safety goggles worn were the same as the ones worn in laboratories and wood shops. Today, the modern safety goggles are the same ones commonly used in skiing and snowboarding with the added protection of UV resistance and a hard shell that fully covers the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. Additionally, older versions of the safety masks have been fully upgraded with less bulky designs, making it easier to wear and maneuver.

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.

Startup Aims to Bring Video Game Features to Real-World Paintball Combat

Overwatch Paintball App

Popularity of Combat Action Play

There’s no shortage of players in combat simulation video games such as that of the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises. With each new title, more and more combat enthusiasts try their hands at first person shooter games, turning even the most unlikely of people into military heroes, if only in their fantasies. As technology progresses and games become more advanced, even true-life war fighters are finding the games fun, and sometimes frustrating, as they get fragged by hidden talents in these realistic simulations.

Those that prefer live action play will always direct themselves towards live combat action role playing (LCARP) using replica guns that shoot tiny plastic pellets or reenact through paintball combat. Much like the video games, both types of live action activities are usually played in some kind of staged arena with life-sized obstacles, barriers, and hiding places where each team eliminates the other by playing out combat roles towards a common objective. While the interest in live action play for the video game enthusiast is rising, there is a huge gap when playing with a controller and that of an actual mock weapon.

Bringing Video Games to Real Life

For 17 year-old Josh Moody, bridging that gap has become his primary mission. Moody, a paintball combat enthusiast as well as an avid gamer has started a company called Innovis Labs. The Bentonville, Arkansas teen developed a cell phone application that is aptly named Project Overwatch. The purpose of the app is to be able to apply the benefits of the first-person shooter advantage in video games to real-life applications.

In video games, a player often has an assortment of tools that help them accomplish their mission. One of the most commonly used and most helpful tool is the inclusion of an area map. The map generally lists the locations of the objective, your teammates, as well the location of any obstacles. Some maps include a general location of your enemies that you may have to encounter on your mission.

Project Overwatch uses live Global Positioning Systems and WiFi to generate a map of the playing arena complete with obstacles, objectives, and for those connected to the grid; player locations. The application then transmits this information between team members as well as allows them to communicate with each other. All by using their iPhone or Android smart phones.

How it Works

By implementing the use of 4G and other data transmitting protocols, the Project Overwatch app will allow players to communicate in any area where a signal is received. This opens the doors for players to engage in airsoft or paintball combat just about anywhere they want to play. Additional features such as “radar jamming,” where the players can scramble their signal so that only their team can see them on the map, are also in the development works and will be added on as a premium feature. The basic application, however, will be free to download.

 

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

The eNMEy is Upon Us!!!

 

In 1995 paintball technology was redefined by the release of the Shocker electro-pneumatic paintgun. In 2005, the Ion re-defined the paintball marketplace by bringing the tournament level performance of an electro-pneumatic paintgun into the price range of the average paintball player. Now, the creative minds behind the Shocker and Ion are changing the face of paintball again with the eNMEy. The benefits of a spool valve design have been well known to tournament paintball players for years. Now GOG Paintball is excited to build this technology into a paintball marker within the reach of a first-time player. “From the beginning, we’ve focused on giving the player more value for their investment in the game,” says GOG’s Adam Gardner. “You really have to shoot the eNMEy to see why we’re so excited. The pneumatic trigger we’ve designed has a pull that is short, crisp and fast, so the marker shoots smooth as silk. This is a whole new level of performance for this price range. People just don’t expect a marker that isn’t electronic to shoot this well.”

Today we have a complete section on our website just for the eNMEY! Several packages and colors to choose from. If you want just the marker or marker, tank, hopper and mask to full blow mega, sniper and nitro packages! We have you covered!

Playing with the eNMEy is a breath of fresh air! Advanced technology in an extremely simple package! Runs on Co2 or HPA. This gun is quiet and accurate to boot. It’s light also! Which doesn’t wear you out during a full weekend of play! Maintenance is simple too. Simply remove the back cap, with the supplied allen wrench, slide the internals out the back of the gun. Wipe them down with a clean cloth. Lube the bolt with Dow 33 grease. Install the bolt and screw on the back cap and your ready for the next round of paintball! I highly suggest you check out the GOG eNMEy! At it’s price point, you could see a changing of the guard on, Go to Markers for field owners and newbies alike!

The Dye Assault Matrix

 

The Dye Assault Matrix was built from the ground up to be the ultimate product for tactical players. We wanted to provide the industry with a stunning tactical marker that gives users the performance of a high-end tournament marker, as well as the aesthetics and features that tactical players need to thrive on the battlefield. The DAM™ has the ability to switch from a Magazine Fed system to a Loader Fed system with the flip of a switch, it can seamlessly change firing modes (semi, three round burst, full auto), comes standard with Picatinny rails for accessorizing, a gas-through frame, an easily maintainable bolt with a quick release system and built in hyper regulator, clamping feedneck, competition-style single trigger frame, Dye Tactical Sticky Grips, and much more. The Dye Assault Matrix delivers the perfect combination of performance and versatility, catering to all styles of play and giving users that edge on the scenario field that only Dye can provide. The weight of the DAM™ is 4.76 lbs without the clip.

 

Be the most versatile player on the field with the all new OTF system. Combined with the rotating eye pipe gearing, this system allows the operator of the DAM unprecedented options for loading capabilities. With the slide of the OTF switch, the operator can seamlessly move from traditional hopper fed, to magazine fed loading, and back again at a moments notice. Use your shaped projectile rounds when you need precise shots and go back to regular paint when volume is necessary.

The DAM comes magazine feed ready. Ambidextrous magazine release for right and left handed users makes reloading a snap and allows you to keep an extremely low profile, even when reloading. All Dye magazines are Shaped Projectile ready and waiting to deliver each shot just like a real firearm. Leave the accuracy-by-volume to the trigger monkeys and do it like the big boys. One shot, one kill.

With the push of a button the DAM can switch from Semi Auto to Three Round Burst to Fully Automatic, or if you want to get fancy you can even program specific firing modes that cater to your style of play. All changes can be done with your gun fully assembled, even mid-game. A board lockout can be implemented to get you on the tournament field or any firing-mode-restricted areas. Precision or volume, just a button away.

The quick release bolt system is a feature on the DAM that incorporates magnets within the knurled back cap. These magnets allow for the back cap to extend and give you enough surface area to grip the bolt and unscrew it by hand. This makes maintenance of your bolt easier than ever before.

The Eye Pipe, patent pending, internal design houses multiple critical systems that ensure worry free performance. The polycarbonate pipe shields the self-cleaning anti-chop eye system from dirt and broken paint, ensuring the eyes are always monitoring the breech and ball drop. The seamless pipe is wiped clean by the bolt tip o-ring on every cycle. The Eye Pipe system also eliminates miss feeds and double feeding. In addition it eliminates external eye plates and the potential of stripped or corroded eye plate mounting screws.

With even easier Toolless access to the battery and extra thick ergonomic design, this all new grip improves on every aspect of these top-of-their class grips grips.

The two interchangeable shroud sections and front cap allow the operator to reconfigure the DAM for any style of play. With all shroud sections installed, the DAM has over 2 Feet of standard Picatinny rails. All side and bottom rails are removable and interchangeable. Picatinny rails are standard for fire arms and will allow attachment of any standard optics, grips, etc.

Based on a custom design by Youngblood himself, the DAM’s trigger incorporates vertical ridges and an extra wide face, used by top firearms competition shooters. This design ensures steady trigger feel even in the most adverse conditions with or without gloves. Customizable forward and backward travel with spring tension adjustment create the perfect pull.

The all new In-Line regulator is based on the proven Hyper line of regulators and improves on it with the easiest access and simplest break down of any gun Dye has made. With the Quick Release Bolt any operator can toollessly access their bolt and regulator in one simplified assembly. Now all parts that require standard maintenance are accessed with 2 turns. With velocity adjustment accessible through the back cap, we’ve moved the regulator out of the way for that real military look and operation.

The DAM comes standard with a feedneck Cover Plate that can replace the feedneck assembly giving the operator an unbroken top Picatinny Rail compatible with all standard military optics. Reduces your profile and gives your DAM the most realistic look and feel. It also comes with an adjustable cam lock feedneck allows you to securely lock you loader onto your gun without tools. DYE’s cam lock feed neck sits low and tight on the marker making sure your loader stays low profile with the rest of your gear.

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!

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!