Review: Planet Eclipse Etek 5

planet eclipse etek5

After too many years of waiting and too much teasing, it’s finally here. Planet Eclipse has finally released their newest mid-grade electropnumatic marker, the Etek 5, and we at Hustle Paintball were quite literally blown away. While we did have some advance notice on this marker, we still weren’t sure what to make of it; after all, the Etek line had always been considered the stripped-down version of Planet Eclipse’s Ego, so we really kind of expected to be getting a new Etha model. However, after taking some time to shoot this marker, we’re pretty convinced that the Etek is bridging the gap between amateur and pro markers. If you want to see the full video, you can watch it here.

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The Hustle Reload #109

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Alright, you folks asked for it. Well, not really, but it’s there, so we hope you ask for it; it makes our job much easier. What is it, you ask? Why, it’s the Hustle Reload, your favorite weekly show about the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of your Hustle Paintball crew, served up in an easily digestible seven minute format. Once again, we’ve got everything you’ve come to expect from our paintball themed hilarity right here, so, not to point fingers or anything, but this kind of means this is all your fault. The least you can do is watch it here. Or, you could do even less and read about it down here…

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Review: Sport Smoke Tactical Smoke Grenade Pouches

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If you’re going to play a good game of paintball, your best friend, besides your marker, is going to be your MOLLE vest. These vests look and act like the real thing in the middle of scenario games, and there’s a reason they’re the combat standard for armies today; the MOLLE setup is infinitely customizable, yet still keeps all of your gear centered on your torso. Of course, if you fill your MOLLE vest with low-quality pouches, this useful setup can become more of a hassle than an asset on the paintball field. You can stop this problem dead in its tracks with a set of Tactical Smoke Grenade Pouches from Sport Smoke. To hear all the benefits of these pouches, you can either watch the video here, or keep reading.

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The Hustle Reload #108

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Folks, it’s that time of week again. Not the time when your rent’s due, but the time where you get to see what your favorite paintball crew are getting into with The Reload, Hustle Paintball’s behind-the-scenes look at our product reviews, our crew, and the wacky shenanigans involved in both. If you’d like, you can skip right ahead to the video here, or you can whet your appetite for paintball hilarity by reading on…

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Review: CGS Hand Flare

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Looking for a way to make your next game of scenario paintball a little more interesting? For a limited time, we at Hustle Paintball have just the thing you’re looking for to give your night games a little extra spice. Imagine it; you’re playing a serious game of capture the flag in an abandoned building complex late at night. After a few good pushes, you and your team finally make it across the no-man’s land and overwhelm the last flag defender. You take the flag, immediately turn around, and sprint as fast as your legs will carry you, your adrenaline pumping with every step. You’re aware that the other team’s shooting at you, but you’re too busy running to shoot back or even look. After what feels like an hour of hard sprinting, you’re back at your home base, flag in hand. Breathing heavy, you raise the flag above your head and… pull the drawstring, letting a 15,000 candlepower flare signal your victory.

With our new selection of CGS Hand Flares, we can make that happen for you. If you want to see what these beauties can look like in action, just watch our video here.

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Paintball Conditioning: How To Improve Your Technical Skills


Not that type of conditioning…

Have you ever wanted to really improve your paintball game? Paintball is a sport and, like any other sport, requires a rigorous amount of conditioning. When we say “conditioning”, we mean a whole program of exercise, technique training, and getting your mind straight to play at the peak level of your gear. In this three part series, we’re going to talk about the three most important aspects of a paintball player’s conditioning and exactly how you can improve them.

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Beginner’s Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before Playing Your First Round Of Paintball


Starting paintball is a lot like any other sport; you’re not sure what you should be doing, you’re going to get overwhelmed with options, and everybody has their own ideas about exactly what you should be doing. While you can get most of your answers from the team at your local paintball field, we’ve found that there are a handful of questions that keep getting asked by curious new players, almost without fail. We decided to take some time today and knock out a couple of common questions for new players so you can feel a bit more comfortable during your first few games.

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Review: Morph Fire Tippmann A5 Conversion Kit

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If you’re fortunate enough to own a Tippmann A5 paintball marker, you already know just how great it can be for both woodsball and mil-sim play. In addition to its solid stock parts, the A5 platform has become so widely used that it now has a huge aftermarket modification community, providing everything from fire selectors to stocks and literally everything in between. In fact, Morph Fire has just modified one of their products to fit the A5 line. If you haven’t heard of Morph Fire, you’re in for a real treat; this little attachment for your Tippmann A5 turns your paintball marker into a fast-firing BB gun in as little as sixty seconds. If you want to see a (slightly silly) demonstration, we’ve got one for you right here.

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The Hustle Reload 107

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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.

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The Hustle Reload #106

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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.

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