Guerrilla Air is known for making very reliable products and for having some of the smallest and most efficient air tanks on the market. Because the Myth regulator is smaller than the rest available on the market, it not only cuts down on weight, but you can play tighter because you do not have a massive regulator between your marker and the tank. The Myth reg has been around long enough to withstand the test of time, but Guerrilla decided that it was time for an update.
The new G2 myth reg has no “high pressure” or “low pressure model, the regulator will work on any marker and will put out the right amount of pressure! Not only will it work on any marker, it can also be adjusted so that the fill nipple and gauge can be set where you want them. You no longer have to play with the gauge digging into your hand! Guerrilla really out did themselves with this product and I cannot wait to get one of these bad boys on my tank!
The Revolutionary G2 Myth reg
In every form of paintball there is that one guy who will dress in the most outrageous stuff and still manages to pull it off. There have been multiple tournaments and scenarios that I have participated in where a player or group of players remind all of those playing that paintball is fun and should be treated as such. There was a tournament that I participated in a few years ago where we played a team called the Fuzzy Pandas. They all wore Panda bear ears and even glued little noses onto their masks to complete the whole “Panda” look. We were the first team to play them and we totally underestimated them; we thought that we would roll right over them. To our surprise, not only were we beaten (and quite badly if I do admit) but we had also lost to the Fuzzy Pandas! We were humiliated, but they had a lot of balls to dress up like Pandas. They brought style to the field.
There was a scenario that I attended where a group of players all dressed in sun dresses. They were lovingly dubbed the GI Jane battalion. Not only did they constantly destroy our opposition, they also poked fun at all of the fully camo’d out scenario players in hopes that they would take themselves a little less serious. It made the scenario fun for everyone, even the other team who would taunt the dress toting players with cries like: “Make me a sandwich, or I’ll shoot you!”
It is players like these that make events fun to attend because not only because they themselves are funny guys in their playing style but they also provide stiff competition and can hold their own on the field. What are some funny things that you have seen on the field? Have you ever done something like this? Do you dislike people who do this? We want to hear your stories!
Camo does not apply to me
Haters gonna hate
Dye Precision is known for making some of the most revolutionary gear in the industry and their Rotor is no exception. It has set the bar for player’s expectations in their loaders. The Rotor feeds at an impressive 50+ balls per second rate; so no matter how fast you can shoot, the Rotor will feed. The Rotor uses a unique constant feed rotor carousel to bring the balls into the marker. This provides smooth, consistent, rapid and dependable feed performance until the very last ball in the hopper. No more mis-feeds! The Rotor has the lowest profile of any electronic hopper on the market, and can still hold 40+ more paintballs than other loaders available.
The Revolutionary Dye Rotor
Another cool aspect of the Rotor is that it can be easily broken down for basic cleaning or maintenance. There are no tiny screws and nuts to loosen, parts to lose or break off. In the rare event of a ball jam caused by an oversized ball, simply give the jam release trigger a quick pull and you are back in action. The Rotor has the longest battery life of any hopper on the market and provides 50,000+ ball shot count on one set of three AA batteries. I have only changed my batteries twice in the year and a half that I have had my Rotor! It seems that products this revolutionary only come into paintball once in a blue moon, but they change the sport forever, this is definitely a product you should check out!
We have all sacrificed so that we can play this fantastic sport, some more than others, and some in different ways. For many it is just the financial sacrifice of having to pay for all of the gear that is involved with playing paintball. Then there are the few who sacrifice not only their time and money, but also for their team. There are teams that are simply that, a team. Nothing more. They only play on the weekends and at events, but they aren’t really close friends and in my opinion that makes them weaker as a team. If a player loves the game and their team the cost of playing and the amount of time spent becomes trivial and unimportant, it becomes about the team rather than themselves. The win is the team’s not the individual’s.
I have seen friends of mine lose relationships with fantastic people because their team and this sport was important to them in a way that their friends, girlfriends, or even spouses could not understand. Yet this loss was worth it to them because the sport was something that went deeper than the weekends, it was about going through all the grit and grime and hard times for that one moment where they can look around at their team and friends and know that they earned their right to be there; it means so much more that they actually fought for something that they care about. Those moments and feelings are very rare outside of paintball, and it is one of the reasons that people don’t understand why we do it every weekend while the chores and errands stack up; well this is why.
What have you sacrificed for paintball? What is the most that you would sacrifice for paintball? We want to know, so please comment and start the conversation!
The Joy of Sharing a Win
Anomaly was started with the vision of doing things different. From the gear we choose, our type of play, and our distinctive colors, we simply don’t blend in with the crowd. What does it take to be on Anomaly? A love for paintball, and a disregard for stereotypes. Being a part of Anomaly goes so much deeper than playing paintball, just as paintball goes so much deeper in our lives than the weekend.
As leaders in our community, we seek to encourage and teach newer players, enjoy stiff competition from experienced ones, and no matter what the style of play… at the end of the day, we can positively say “I had fun!” What are some of your team’s aspirations? Do you strive to be a team that people look up to? How are you positively effecting the sport of paintball and your community?
Here is a video of one of the many days that we have spent at Blitz, our favorite field in Colorado. I hope you enjoy!
Click this link for the video. HustlePaintball.com Factory Team: Anomaly @ Blitz paintball
It happens to all of us, even the best of the best. People all handle defeat in a different way; some wont talk to anyone, some cry, others place blame on themselves or their team or the refs (really anyone who they feel deserve it). But what is the best way to take it? After years of wins and losses, you have to take them in stride. Take your wins humbly and the blow from a defeat will not sting as much; and take your losses in stride. Consider waving to the opponent who beat you, give them the thumbs up! It might surprise you how much better that makes you feel when you realize you’re not focusing on your loss, but rather, their win. There will always be another game in which you have the potential to win. Nothing lasts forever, and if you go into games with that mentality you will find that you enjoy them all the more and have much more fun.
The best way to take the pain of defeat, that I have found, is to take a few moments after the game and think over your actions. You will find that you did nothing wrong, you had just been out played, which is totally fine! It just shows you areas of your game that you have to work on. After you have taken a moment, go and find your team mates and have a laugh. Being lighthearted about what happened will put everyone in a better mood. What happened, happened. There is nothing that can be done to change it. Go out and treat yourselves to dinner. There is no reason to punish yourself over a loss, go and celebrate that you were able to play paintball all day! That is what is really important; the game, not the win.
I always go out to Buffalo Wild Wings with my team, and we treat ourselves to some fantastic food and drink in great company. Honestly, I would rather have the memories of having a good time with my team and friends than the memory of the win (even though that is a great memory!). Just some things to keep in mind when you are facing a defeat, its not the end of the world! Keep the fun going.
Defeat is never easy to take
We have all hit that point where we have accumulated so much gear that we need a bag of exaggerated proportions in order to fit all of the “necessary” gear. Over the years, I have gone through quite a few gear bags, and only a few have I ever been impressed with. One of those gear bags that has caught my attention and affection is the Tippmann Deluxe Rolling Gear Bag. One of the main reasons that I love this bag so much is its simplicity. So many gear bags that are out right now have a bunch of things added onto them that make them bulkier than they really need to be. Thus, it gives the companies a reason to jack the price up. The Deluxe Rolling Gear Bag keeps the design simple while still being able to hold your gear in a secure and easy to use platform.
Many of the high end bags offer things like double marker slots, while the Tippmann Deluxe Rolling Gear Bag offers a divider for you markers instead of having them built in, that way you don’t have unusable space in your bag. It also has pod loops on the inside of the bag so that you don’t just have loose pods rolling around on the inside of your bag. It also offers some nice extras like a little pocket on the inside where you can keep shoes or your air tanks. It also has a flap that comes out of the bottom for you to stand on if you had to change your clothes. It also rolls, so if you were to be traveling with all of your gear you do not have to be lugging around this giant gear bag, but you can roll it around with ease. A friend of mine and I actually tested how durable just the wheels were by rolling it behind a car. Not only did it work fine afterwards, it worked like it did new! It is these nice little things that Tippmann added that make this gear bag one of my favorites. If you are interested in the bag, check out our review here. ~ Ethan
Flap for changing/teching on
Inside of the Tippmann Deluxe Rolling Gear Bag
We have scenarios reenacting historic battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and more recently from the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; but one scenario that I have never heard of or seen been done is one surrounding the day of our nation’s birth. I think that there could be a really cool scenario behind it. You could run espionage missions, there could be night games, you could even put a sci-fi theme behind it. The game doesn’t even need to be limited to ground forces; as we all learned in school the navy was a very important aspect in the revolution, we could even have “naval” battles! I have a feeling that some of you great story tellers could take this historical event and run with it to make one of the coolest scenarios out there.
There is no end to the missions that you could run with this theme; you could have your players raid a trade ship for its tea to be used to barter with, attack an Indian out post to use as a future fort, attack and defend naval ports, ambush enemy troops/trade routes, steal the enemy’s ale (or holding meetings at taverns which there could be a potential espionage mission involved), “burn” stables, anything you can think of! I think that this could be run as a pump/limited paint scenario, just in order to keep the battles as accurate to the time period as possible. If you were to run this scenario as if it were 1775 a cool spin you could put on it that a lot of other scenarios don’t have is, no communication via radio. In order to talk to your commanders/general you would have to implement “runners”. A “runner” is someone who does just that, runs. They would run from your position back to the commander to relay progress of the battle, the commander/general would give them orders and they would have to run back to their previous position. This would make the scenario more interesting because the info you could give/receive could be different and insufficient for the fight at hand.
What are some of your thoughts? What other kinds of missions could be run? Should full auto be allowed in this scenario? Should there be camo or just the famous red and blue uniforms of the British and Continental soldiers? We want to know what you think! ~ Josh
Should engagements be fought in a line?
Aside from your marker, paintball masks are by far the most important piece of equipment that you will own. I have seen people wear masks merely for the look of them, not the feel. It could have been the most uncomfortable mask manufactured, but they will continue to wear it day after day because they like the way that it makes them look. I, myself, have always preferred the masks that offer the highest amount of protection and comfort, even if that means sacrificing some style points. Over the years I have tried some other masks, but I seem to keep coming back to the JT ProFlexes. In my opinion they are the most comfortable mask as their foam is the softest and fits snugly around my face and does not bounce around while I run. The bottom portion of the ProFlexes also sit far enough away from my face and has enough venting that it doesn’t feel like I am yelling in a box and I can breath easily.
Another cool aspect to the ProFlex goggle system is that the bottoms can be removed from the frames. This allows for the masks to be customized. You can have a different colored frame and a different colored bottom and have a really cool looking mask. So if you are one of those players who likes to have the coolest or most customized gear, this mask is for you!
While the ProFlex is an older goggle system, it is a mask that has stood the trial of time and is still one of the most popular masks in the industry and is still worn by pro teams. The ProFlex shows no sign of going away. The ProFlex has succeeded where other, even newer, goggle systems have failed and I think that it will continue to do so. This goggle system does not disappoint and those who wear it will tell you over and over how much they love them. If you are looking at getting a new mask, I highly recommend the JT ProFlex. Checkout Hustlepaintball.com’s review of the ProFlex here.
These players love the comfort of the ProFlex
Black JT ProFlex
Hooligan’s Hole is a very popular scenario field in Pueblo, Colorado. While it is small and its size limits it from holding larger scenarios, it never disappoints because the action is fast and the firefights are intense. On this fantastic 4th of July weekend they are holding a pump/pistol/limited paint game on the 3rd. Hooligan’s Hole is one of our favorite fields in Colorado; we have never been disappointed by the games that have been hosted at the Hole, our favorite being the Call Of Duty scenario on July 17th, 2010. If you do not know what a pump/pistol/limited paint game entails, you can use any marker as long as you do not have an electronic hopper and you can carry no more than 200 rounds, but they highly encourage pump markers! HPA and CO2 are more than likely going to be available at the field. If you are in Colorado and would like to have a great day of paintball before celebrating the 4th, we highly encourage you to come down and play! The Hustle Paintball Factory Team: Anomaly will be there and they hope to see you there as well! If you need directions to the field or have any other questions, call us at (877)-298-8188.
Ethan Hall at Hooligan's Hole