Once again, we’ve got a brand new episode of your favorite behind-the-scenes paintball show, The Reload, from your favorite paintball guys, the team at Hustle Paintball. Today, we’ve got a real treat for you in the form of our brand new Havoc Launchers, back in stock and ready to sell. Of course, it wouldn’t be as fun if we just told you, so we’ve made sure that we’ve got a good show to make it interesting. People could probably get hurt, so this might be the last time you see some of your favorite Hustle Paintball employees (heck, anything can happen). You should probably watch this one here.
Just like any sport, paintball has its share of people who, whether they mean to or not, are actively making the game less enjoyable for everyone else. While in most cases, this is an awful lot like the “defining pornography” debate (“I shall not attempt to define it, but I know it when I see it—Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, paraphrased), there are a few solid types of behavior that are just marks of a bad paintball player. If you find yourself doing any of these things, it’s a good idea to take a step back and correct yourself; whether it’s an accident or not, it’s still bad form that might be making you less fun to play with.
After a certain point, you may find yourself growing a bit bored with your standard paintball games and scenarios. Sure, paintball is a fun game, but after a while, all the team-on-team shootouts start to feel kind of similar. Fortunately, pickup paintball is pretty fluid on the rules and offers a lot to anyone who wants to try something new. Whether you want to make a big change or a small one, mixing your game up a bit can keep you entertained for much longer, and also keep you learning new things about your paintball style. Here, we’ve got a list of some absolutely unique types of paintball game that you can try the next time you and your team are out of ideas.
One of the great things about paintball is the fact that, unlike other sports, you can really load yourself up with huge varieties of fancy equipment, all designed to give you a situational edge. You can specialize, you can generalize, you can set up your market to fire exactly the way you want, and you can anodize it to give you a distinct style. Of course, the same thing that makes this sport so cool can really work against you if you’re not careful; with the huge variety of aftermarket pieces and instructional know-how on the internet, it’s incredibly easy to spend a lot of money on cheap pieces you don’t understand and don’t work. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran paintball player, here are a few solid rules of thumb to make sure your gear doesn’t get in the way of your game.
For one of the first videos of 2015, we’re gonna go behind the scenes of some of our recent videos, namely the Etek 5. Also, there’s desk building! Odd twerking! Nut Punching! A call for videographer capes! And that’s just in the first two minutes! If you want to get into the funny side of Hustle Paintball, you can watch this video, and the other one hundred and two Reload videos here. For those of you who want to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, please read on; it will only prime you for the horror that is to come…
The fifth time must be the charm, as the Hustle Mystery Box is back! Hustle Paintball is giving you a way to surprise yourself with a grab-bag of completely random paintball goodies. It’s really very simple: buy one of three size boxes, and we fill it up with a random assortment of paintball goods from our warehouse, and a chance to win one of two brand spankin’ new Anomaly Edition Planet Eclipse Geo 3.5 markers (valued at $1,500 each).
Wanna know how? You can either read on, or you can check out the video here.
We’ve all been there at one point or another; right in the middle of an important game, your visor goes all white and you can’t see anything but blurs of color before you get tagged. It’s called mask fog, and it’s a natural part of wearing a mask in paintball. When you sweat or breathe in your mask, little bits of water get out and condense on your lenses, which mess up your vision. Unfortunately, you can’t simply get rid of the mask, because playing without one is incredibly dangerous. Rather than simply putting up with the occasional mask fog and getting tagged out, you can actually do something about it. We’ve got a list of some of the best techniques here, but if you’d like to see the whole video, it’s right here.
While paintball markers tend to replicate a firearm in most respects, new players may initially be confused by one thing above all others the double trigger mechanism. Instead of a single curved trigger for your index finger, you’ll see a much longer trigger indented for both your index and middle fingers. This model, much more common on tournament-grade markers, is an easy way to increase your rate of fire, reduce fatigue on your trigger finger, and generally make your marker easier to fire. But why? If you want to see the video, we’ve got a link for that here.
We’re going to take a little break from our usual reviews of paintball gear and goodies to explain some new changes to our website structure. Some of our more astute readers might have noticed that there is now a website called HustlePaintballGear.com, in addition to HustlePaintball.com. Don’t worry, we’re aware of it, and it was actually our idea. We’ll explain here, or if you’d prefer to watch the video, we’ve got a link to it here.
With 2014 already wound down and 2015 just getting started, we at Hustle Paintball thought it’d be a good idea to see just what we’d accomplished over the year on our YouTube show, The Hustle Reload, where we talk about… well, stuff. And do things. And paintball’s involved, part of the time. Fortunately, we’ve got a whole forty minute video of our greatest stuff of 2014, in all its raw, unedited glory. You can watch the video here, but just to get your primed and ready, we’ve got a list of some of the highlights that made this year as cool as it could possibly be.