As we’ve said before, a paintball mask will keep you from being shot in the face; a good paintball mask will feel like it isn’t even there. For intermediate level players, it’s awfully difficult to find a “good” mask, simply because there aren’t a lot of choices between your low end and high end masks, where the former get in the way and feel uncomfortable and the latter cost hundreds of dollars. Rather than buy a tournament-grade mask and be afraid of scratching it on every dive, what you really need is a solid mid-grade piece that can take abuse and work at a higher level than your standard rented fare while still staying in your budget. Fortunately for you, Valken Sports has come out with such a piece, the MI-9 Paintball Mask. If you want to hear AJ talk about it, we’ve got that video Here.
Not surprisingly, one of the major components of your electropnumatic markers is going to be… well, electricity. What is surprising, however, is the fact that checking your batteries, one of the easiest things you can possibly do on your markers, is one of the first things that just doesn’t get done, as people move right past this and onto much more serious problems. It’s actually pretty easy to tell when you’re out of juice, especially when you’re ramping or shooting full-automatic; you’ll start getting drop-off, you’ll get misfires, and your paint just won’t go where you’re aiming. While this could be a number of things, one of the most likely candidates, especially on your electro markers, is going to be the batteries. This edition of The Barrel Break sheds some light on the importance of checking your batteries.
If you’re going to have a good marker for paintball, it really helps to have the right gas tank. Whether your choice is an HPA compressed air tank or a CO2 model, a built in regulator, or even a remote line, having the right kind of tank can help your marker shoot at it’s highest possible levels. With an aftermarket paintball tank cover, however, your tank can improve your paintball game even further, both by giving you a sticky grip surface to balance against your body, as well as added protection from all the natural bumps and scratches that come with a good game of paintball. If you want to see our full video buying guide, you can check it out Here.
Is it that time of the week again? Why, yes, yes it is. It’s time for yet another installment of our favorite paintball crew doing the things they do while the cameras document it all, the Hustle Reload. This week, we promise nothing but trivial hilarity designed to keep you from doing all the stuff you should probably be doing. Bright colors! Loud noises! Shiny stuff! And, for the ladies, we’ve got some sexy dancing that was deemed “too hot” for network TV (probably)! It’s what the Internet was made for! If all these exclamation points have you ready for this, you can watch the Reload here! If you want to get some idea of what you’re getting into, than read on…
Getting broken paintballs anywhere can really affect your paintball game. A broken ball in your marker’s barrel can mess up your aim, a broken ball on your visor can mess up your vision, and a broken ball in your hopper can mess up feeding. However, the one part of your marker that nobody’s come up with a viable solution for cleaning is your pods; a broken paintball in your pods can coat all of your remaining paintballs, your marker bolt, and your hopper with a layer of paint that messes up your accuracy and ROF, seizes up your marker when it dries, and is incredibly difficult to clean out in the middle of a firefight. While you can still wash your pods after your day of paintball is done, wouldn’t it be better to have a solution that you can use on the paintball field? Enter the Exalt Paintball Pod Swab, a simple swab with the power to save you a lot of broken paintball headaches. If you’d like to see the video, it’s right here.
Any good game of paintball is going to involve a lot of fast sprints, split-second draws, and a few incredibly tense moments as you round corners or check over obstacles. What do all these have in common? Sweat. If you’re going to be sweating for long periods of time, it’s going to fog up your mask, get in your eyes, and, honestly, make everything you own smell horrible. What you need is a headwrap that stops sweat right at the source, all while looking good for years (and hopefully washes) to come. Fortunately, Kohn Sports has a great line of headwraps, headbands, and even barrel covers to keep your head and your marker clean and stylish both on and off the field. If you want to see all the styles that Kohn has to offer, just check out our video here.
You just can’t get enough, can you? Even after one hundred and ten episodes, you folks are still curious about the Hustle Reload, our little behind-the-scenes project that shows you all the best bits from your favorite crew at the Hustle Paintball warehouse. For those of you tuning in for the first time, take note: it’s hip, it’s now, and it stays crunchy in milk. While it may not be a complete part of your daily balanced breakfast, it does keep you up to date on everything we’re doing, shows you all our hilarious out-takes from our videos, and it would really make our day if you’d watch our video here and leave a comment. If you want to know what you’re getting yourself into first, just keep on reading…
With the ever-expanding popularity of mag-fed paintball, it’s no surprise that even long-time woodsball players are trying to mix up their games with some limited ammo paintball games. One of the most common ways to bridge this gap is with modified stock-class paintball, using woodsball markers with limited paint in smaller ten round tubes and run through a stock class feed neck adapter to add a new element of challenge. Of course, new players to this style might find that their old harnesses, which were designed for 100 round pods, won’t hold the ten round tubes at all. Fortunately, there’s a simple, effective solution, and it’s AIM Sports’ 10 round tube/12 gram CO2 cartridge Bandolier. If you want to see the video, you can check it out here.
Once again, fans of Hustle Paintball and paintball in general have a new surprise waiting for them. Back by popular demand and in the wake of a huge turnout for our previous round, we’re proud to announce our sixth run of the Mystery Box promotion, our personal little way to give you an incredible variety of paintball goodies and keep the whole process fun and exciting. For those of you who don’t know about our Mystery Box promotion, we’ve got a video for you right here that explains everything. If you’d rather read, we’ve got all the important details right here.
After too many years of waiting and too much teasing, it’s finally here. Planet Eclipse has finally released their newest mid-grade electropnumatic marker, the Etek 5, and we at Hustle Paintball were quite literally blown away. While we did have some advance notice on this marker, we still weren’t sure what to make of it; after all, the Etek line had always been considered the stripped-down version of Planet Eclipse’s Ego, so we really kind of expected to be getting a new Etha model. However, after taking some time to shoot this marker, we’re pretty convinced that the Etek is bridging the gap between amateur and pro markers. If you want to see the full video, you can watch it here.