Once again, it’s time for another installment of paintball-themed shenanigans from your team at Hustle Paintball with The Reload. For those of you who don’t know (or didn’t want to know), The Reload is our little film project devoted to showing you what actually goes on at the Hustle Paintball warehouse. Enjoy our behind the scenes antics, laugh with us, cry with us, look for the cardboard Vin Diesel with us, and so on. If you’re ready to dive into this thing head-first, you can click the link here and get started. If however, you want to be primed for what is to come, read on.
Once again, it’s time for more Hustle Paintball themed shenanigans with your favorite paintball crew. For those of you who are new to this hilarity, this is our little behind-the-scenes show about what actually goes on at the Hustle Paintball warehouse (minus the stuff deemed “too hot” for the Internet, of course). It’s updated about once a week and shows you all the things behind the products you want and the people behind… those products… maybe? Just watch it here, and it’ll all make sense. Or it won’t.
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’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.
Have you ever wondered how we review our markers? Wonder no more lads, as we’re going to spill the proverbial beans on how we do this. Since we’re going to be talking about a lot of new markers coming out, we think that it’s important that we explain how we review the efficiency of the markers we talk about rather than just telling you what the manufacturers say.
We finish this year’ Hustle Holiday Gift Guide with a few random items that didn’t quite fit in our other guides, but we knew that your giftee would love them anyway! But enough banter – let’s cut straight to the chase!
Word of advice, friend: it’s time to stop playing with only sunglasses. Seriously. I know you’re protecting your eyes (but you’re really not), but you’re not protecting your mouth or other vital areas of your head. What happens when you yawn on the field and a paintball pops you right in those pearly whites? Yep, you’re going to be going to the dentist and will have to explain to Dr. NotAmused that you were playing without a mask again.
Don’t give Dr. NotAmused ammunition to insult you: buy a mask this holiday season, and play the game we love safely. And if you have a loved one that doesn’t have a mask but is dying to get out on the field? Again, save them from Dr. NotAmused’s nasty insults (“your teeth used to look like chewed-on Chiclets. Now they look even more embarrassing.” Ouch!) and get them a mask that will provide them with suitable protection.
All the firepower in the world doesn’t matter if your marker can’t hit what you’re aiming at. Having the right barrel changes that (as long as you know how to aim, that is). Not only that, but the right barrel can improve the rate of fire of your marker considerably – but not all barrels are created equal. Whatever type of barrel your marker needs, we at Hustle Paintball think we have the answer for all of you this holiday season. For beginner players to the most seasoned veterans, the 10 barrels below are sure to tickle your fancy!*
Never underestimate the difference a good hopper can make in how well you play. Unfortunately, finding a good hopper can be a bit time consuming. Should you by this automatic hopper? Will you be perfectly fine with a traditional hopper? What about if you just want to play magfed? Did I pay my electric bill?
Enough questions – we have the answers! Some of the best hoppers we have to offer for any type of paintball player is here after the jump. For the budget conscious to the players that don’t mind spending their children’s college fund on a hot new hopper, we’re ready to help!