Overview: DYE DM15

DYE DM15

We’ve got another great high-end tournament-grade paintball marker for you guys today, right out of the 2014 World Cup. Straight from the mouth of Billy Wing, the R+D designer over at DYE Paintball, we’re getting a great look at the new DM15, the latest entry in the Dye Matrix line. If you’d like to hear him talk about it personally, we’ve got the video of that right here.

Like any great tournament series of markers, the Dye Matrix 15 improved on its predecessor while keeping the best features. The DM15 takes the low profile, gas-thru designs, LPR, Reach trigger, and the Hype 4 regulator of the DM14 and adds, or shall I say, takes away, an incredible amount of weight. weighing in at just over two pounds, this marker is as light as the fully mechanical Azodin Kaos marker, yet optimized for tournament play.

Of course, just dropping weight isn’t what makes the DM15 DYE’s next step in tournament markers. As Billy Wing says, DYE has taken a lot of cues from both players and aftermarket mods. While players might have complained about the thickness of the foregrip on previous Matrix markers, the DM15 has slimmed it down, guaranteed to give you a tighter grip and much more control than any Matrix marker before it. Another cue from players that got DYE’s attention was the feed neck. by building their DYE lockdown loader clamp feed neck inside the marker, your hopper sits almost directly on the marker, cutting down feed neck heights by almost a half inch. Between cutting down the weight, length, and keeping your hopper closer to your marker, the DM15 is worlds more maneuverable than even the Matrix 14.

But the real centerpiece of this marker is the wildly popular aftermarket bolt that DYE decided to make standard on their new Matrix 15, and who better to talk about it than Billy Wing himself. I’m talking of course about the Billy Wing bolt. Designed to work at lower pressures with less kick and less bolt-stick, the B-Wing takes advantage of both Billy Wing’s 12 years of professional paintball experience and DYE’s craftsmanship. For the serious player, this is a huge money-saver. rather than spend the time and money (upwards of a hundred dollars) to upgrade your stock bolt to something that squeezes out an extra 3 to 4 rounds per second and ups your consistency all the way around, you now have it standard. Ask anybody who’s ever used a Billy Wing bolt, and I guarantee that you’ll hear nothing but good things.

The DM15 is similar enough to the DM14 that DYE loyalists won’t have any trouble adapting, but different enough to really improve your performance. The sleeker profile and lighter marker are destined to be a huge improvement, and all the integrated aftermarket goodies mean that right out of the box, you’re ready to play at a high level. If you’re looking for a tournament-grade marker, now is the time to check out exactly what DYE’s got to offer with the new DM15.

First Look: UL1 Barrel

UL1 Barrel

We’ve got another great entry in our first-look series for this holiday season, and we at Hustle Paintball were lucky enough to get it right at the PSP 2014 World Cup: the new UL1 Barrel. Another notch in DYE’s great list of hits, these barrels are designed to be as tough as they are accurate. Made from aircraft grade aluminum and anodized all the way through, the UL1 barrel is designed to take both the sudden impact of dropping your marker (tisk tisk) or running into something (slightly better) while remaining light and maneuverable. As an added bonus, your barrel’s threads are anodized as well, meaning they don’t crack or cross-thread when screwing onto your marker, making takedowns, and maintenance is always a cinch.

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Review: Planet Eclipse HD Core Elbow and Knee Pads

planet eclipse hd eblow pads

You might laugh at the idea of wearing elbow and knee pads during a game of paintball as something cumbersome, useless, and a little bit tacky. What you’re missing, however, is all the benefits that a good set of pads can give you on the field. Aside from the most obvious benefit of reducing pain when you get hit, a good set of elbow and knee pads can make sliding and prone shooting on the paintball field that much easier and more comfortable. If you’re looking for a solid set of pads to keep you protected without slowing you down, the HD Core set from Planet Eclipse deserves your attention.

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First Look: Etek 5 Marker

etek 5

We have finally got our hands on one of Planet Eclipse’s most anticipated markers (and one of our most anticipated markers this year), the Etek 5! If you’re on the fence about upgrading to an electronic marker, now is the time to get in on the next big thing. But enough being vague about it; let’s get into the real meat of this marker.

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In-Depth: Ninja Paintball Microbore Straight Remote Line

Ninja Paintball Microbore Straight Remote Line

For those of you who like to play paintball without a giant tank of HPA or CO2 on the back end of your marker or simply want to use a giant tank like the Guerilla Air 100 Ci model, you’ve probably considered a remote line. If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for turkey?!? It’s time to get one, and the remote line worthy of your consideration is definitely the Ninja Paintball’s Microbore Straight Remote Line. Find out everything you need to know about this miracle remote line after the jump!

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Review: Milsig Mock Silencer

milsig mock silencer

Let’s be honest: anyone who plays mag-fed wants to look legit. You want to look like a total BA, and you want to look as intimidating as possible. Maybe you want to be stealthy as a ninja, sneaking in the shadows and eliminating your opponents, or perhaps you want to be a John McLane-esque player: walking up to your opponents, softly saying one of your all-American catchphrases, and lighting them up like a Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

That last approach probably isn’t the most strategic by the way.

Whatever method you choose, if you want to look and feel like an assassin for hire, know that you need one accessory: the Milsig Mock Silencer.

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Overview: DYE GF BoomStick Barrel

 dye gf boomstick barrel

If you want eye-catching, tough pieces for your paintball marker, look no further than the DYE GF BoomStick Barrel gents (and gals). A solid barrel made from glass fibre (hence the GF in the title) means that not only is this barrel high-performance and threaded for an autococker marker, but has a handsome color that’s sure to get attention on and off the paintball field. If you’re interested in performance, the stainless steel insert in your barrel is going to stay nice and smooth; with the Boomstick barrel, you don’t have to sacrifice playing good for the sake of looking good.

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Review: Stock Class Feedneck Adapter

stock class feedneck adapter

You love your marker, and you want to use it in as many different scenario games and what have you whenever possible. Furthermore, you probably want to use different types of barrels for different types of play, but this can be a pain. Sometimes, the barrel you want isn’t the barrel that’s compatible with your marker. It sucks, but that’s life, fellas.

Fortunately, with the Stock Class Feedneck Adapter by your side, most of your compatibility problems can be solved.

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