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!
Ah, the tank: the literal lifeblood of the paintball marker. No matter what type of paintball you play, it’s important to find the right kind of gas tank and PSI for your preferred style of play. Fortunately, these ten examples will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
In a good game of paintball, you never want to get slowed down by your gear. While any vest will probably carry your ammo and extra tanks, a badly designed, bulky vest can make it hard to dash, change magazines, or even comfortably aim when the pressure’s on.
If you really want to have control over your paintball load, you need a vest that’s entirely yours. Enter the EXO Vest from Tiberius Arms.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find a paintball top that actually helped to minimize the impact of paintballs hitting your upper body? Of course it would! That’s why we’re taking a look at Dye’s Performance Top – a shirt that has a nice ‘bounce’ to it, if you will. Caleb gave the shirt a nice test drive (that you can watch here), so let’s take a look at it and see what the Dye Performance Top has to offer.
Designed with compression-formed responsive air foam for max protection, the Dye Performance Top comes in two flavors:
The new compression formed padding has been used in critical areas in order to provide you with protection that will not hurt your performance or range of motion. Moreover, the moisture wicking fabric is placed in areas that will allow you to maintain body temperature for those aggressive matches. Side-vented gussets complete with upper chest mesh and Coolmax technology allows you to feel comfortable no matter the weather.
Ready to buy your own Dye Performance Top? Click here to buy it directly from us at Hustle Paintball!
If you have been looking to get into mag-fed but you don’t want to have to pay a ton of money to buy a marker specifically for mag-fed play, then boy do we have a hot ware for you! Tippmann has released a mag-fed adapter that makes it possible to convert your regular 98-style paintball marker (including U.S. Army markers with the 98-style feed elbow) into a mag-fed marker, and because it’s Tippmann, you can be rest assured that it delivers.
Installing the Tippmann Mag-Fed Adapter couldn’t be easier: in fact, it only takes a few seconds to install. Simply take your feed elbow off, take your adapter out of the packaging, and just slip it on your 98-style marker. After that, your marker will be a true mag-fed marker!
It uses TPX or TCR-style magazines, and it comes with two 7-ball true feed. It can use the 12-round true feed and the ZetaMag. It’s one of Caleb’s favorite products (and you can see proof in this video here).
So you need a few paintball grenades, but you don’t want just any paintball grenades. You want grenades that are certain to spray a lot of paint and get at least one opponent out of the match, but with so many choices out there, you have no idea where to start. Which paintball grenade can you depend on to spray that nice, juicy paint and help your mates to win the match?
If our recent video with Caleb is any indication, it’s the Empire BT Paint Grenades. Using game-changing RPS paint fill and featuring incredible marking ability and consistent marking with impact, the Empire BT Paint Grenades will leave a path of pain in excess of 30-feet. Check out the video here, and watch Caleb come atop the roof and reign paintball grenades on Hustle Paintball employees.
Virtue had a nice showing at World Cup 2014, and they were kind enough to show us some of the new products coming directly to us from Virtue. Keep reading to learn all about what we saw!
First is the new extend goggle. Virtue has made an extended face mask that is a lot softer. It comes off the face a little longer, but is a lot easier to breathe thanks to added ventilation. It will cover a bit more of the face and jaw line, so for you big heads? This is great news!
Additionally, Virtue also has some new loaders. Coming in at a 200 and 260 count, this new loader is completely white, and while that doesn’t sound impressive, believe us: the way this thing looks is pretty awesome.
Finally, the new camo loader (along with other limited edition loaders) will be coming with a 2.5 crown, and besides the camo, the loaders will be available in a few other colors (most notably cyan and graphite).
The best part about it? These products will be available on Hustle Paintball in about a week. Get pumped!
Want to see the products for yourself? Check out our video here!