Make Your Own Paintball Field

So you want to hold your own mini paintball tournament, but where do you start?  There are several things you can do to create your own paintball field.  In this article we will be discussing and providing an overview of some of the simple steps you will need to take to make and open your own paintball field!

  1. Find a Place - This is obvious, but you really do have to find a big enough location that fits all of your basic needs.  Your field can be a huge open field, a long and narrow patch of land or whatever you want it to be.  There are no guidelines, just that it is a field you would like to play on.  Just be careful – don’t just go out and find a random location and “dub” it as your paintball field.  If it will be on your own field1property, then great!  But make sure you are not stomping on somebody else’s private property.
  2. Make Some Bunkers - A paintball field isn’t a paintball field without plenty of bunkers to play with.  You can literally use anything you find around the house to use as bunkers: trash cans, outdoor lawn furniture, moving boxes, and even mattresses.  Anything you find around the house can be created into a bunker and snake.
  3. Get Your Paintball Gear Ready - If you do not already have one, you need some basic paintball gear.  This includes a paintball gun, paintballs, protective gear, a CO2 tank (if necessary) and anything else you might think of!  If you would like to purchase some paintball items, be sure to visit our website at www.hustlepaintball.com for all the best and lowest prices in the paintball industry!
  4. Invite Friends - Now that you have your paintball field all set up, you have all the necessary gear and items, invite some friends over to have some fun!  Play on teams and you can even start your very own tournament right in your back yard (or on the field you decided on).  Whatever you do, just simply have fun!

How about you?  Have you ever set up your own paintball field or hosted your very own tournament?  If so, share your stories and tips for starting your own paintball field.  We would love to hear from you!

Hustle Shorts: Anomaly LV1

Are you depressed?  Need something to make you perky and happy, all tingly inside?!  Boy do we have a solution for you!  ANOMALY LV1!!!!!

Check out what Planet Eclipse has to say about their Ego LV1 Paintball Guns:

The Planet Eclipse Ego LV1 is the first new tournament marker from Eclipse since they introduced the Geo back in 2009.  The idea behind this particular paintball gun is that it expresses Eclipse’s passion, performance and quality all wrapped up in one.  Every aspect of this gun is superior, lacking no flaws that we can find!  Planet Eclipse truly pursued perfection and made it a reality for us paintball lovers.

Although we have covered this paintball gun before, it’s important to stress some of the features and why this marker will make you the happiest you have ever been in your entire life!  Below are some of the features:

  • Unique Lever Valve Mechanism
  • Zick3 Rammer System
  • Heavy and Light Zick3 Rammer Included
  • Cure5 Bolt
  • Internal LPR
  • SL4 Inline Regulator
  • AT Pipe Gas Transfer System
  • High Flow Onion Valve
  • Shielded Valve Spring
  • AT POPS
  • 40% Larger Valve Chamber
  • 65-80psi LPR Pressure
  • 120-135psi Inline Pressure
  • Contoured Grip and Console
  • HiGrip Foregrip and Body SleevePlanet Eclipse 2013 Ego LV1 Paintball Gun Poison IV
  • Adjustable Direct Acting Solenoid Valve
  • Dual Rammer Speed Controls
  • Tool-less Bolt, Rammer and Valve Removal
  • 14.5″ Shaft4 Barrel with 0.689″ Back
  • Infra-Red Break Beam Eyes
  • Replaceable Transflective Graphic LCD Module
  • Adjustable Tru-Colour RGB LCD Backlite
  • 16-Bit Microprocessor – 16 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second)
  • Improved Solenoid Drive Circuitry for increased Velocity Consistency
  • Menu Driven User Interface
  • Ultra-Lightweight, Single Billet 3D Machined Body (Machined in the UK)
  • Deftek Offset Feed Tube
  • Clamping Feed with Sprocket Wheel Adjustment
  • Integrated Rammer Housing
  • Integrated FRM
  • Offset Bores
  • Micro-Switch and Opto Sensor Trigger Activation
  • Dual Instrument Grade Ball-Raced Trigger
  • Dual Trigger Return Mechanisms – Magnetic and Spring Trigger
  • Integrated Audible Sounding Device
  • Ramping and Semi-Auto Modes
  • Compliant with Regulations of all Major Paintball Leagues
  • E-Portal Compatible
  • Assembled and Tested at Planet Eclipse HQ in the UK

If you would like to learn more about these paintball guns, feel free to check out this YouTube video produced by Hustle Paintball:

Hustle Shorts: Tech Mats

Are you like Erik Cromer? Frustrated about dropping and losing pieces to your paintball gear? Well Tony has an amazing solution!!!

Keep all of your parts safe and in place with this Planet Eclipse Tech Flex Mat!  When fixing your marker, this mat is a must.  It is extremely durable AND flexible to meet all of your needs.  Check it out – you know you want one!

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Need a review?  Here you go…

Dye Assault Matrix Mag-Fed Paintball Marker Review

The Dye Assault was announced shortly before World Cup 2012, and oh man, did it make some waves. It wasn’t the first mag-fed marker on the market, not the first one to be able to shoot First Strike rounds…. it wasn’t even the one that did Full-Auto First Strike rounds first. But it was the one that did it all, first.Dye Paintball Assault Matrix Gun

We launch full auto first strike ropes at targets, we destroy everything we’re shooting at, and we do it all using inexpensive magazines, not powerhouse $40+ mags that you’d hate to lose… It’s time to take mag-fed to a whole new level, with the Dye Assault Matrix.

If you are interested in purchasing your very own Dye Paintball Assault Matrix Marker, then follow the link provided here.

If you are a tactical paintball player, then the Dye Assault Matrix was made just for you!  This marker provides you with the performance of a high-end tournament marker, and the aesthetics and features that all tactical players need to really kick some true butt on the battlefield.

What we love most about this amazing marker is that you can switch from a Magazine Fed system to a Loader Fed system with a simple flip of a switch.  It’s that easy.  In addition to that, this marker has some amazing features that you wont want to miss out on:

  • Mag Feed - The DAM comes magazine feed ready. Ambidextrous magazine release for right and left handed users makes reloading a snap and allows you to keep an extremely low profile, even when reloading. All Dye magazines are First Strike round ready and waiting to deliver each shot just like a real firearm. Leave the accuracy-by-volume to the trigger monkeys and do it like the big boys. One shot, one kill.
  • On The Fly System - Be the most versatile player on the field with the all new OTF system. Combined with the rotating eye pipe gearing, this system allows the operator of the DAM unprecedented options for loading capabilities. With the slide of the OTF switch, the operator can seamlessly move from traditional hopper fed, to magazine Dye Paintball Assault Matrix Markerfed loading, and back again at a moments notice. Use your shaped projectile rounds when you need precise shots and go back to regular paint when volume is necessary.
  • Quick Release Bolt - The quick release bolt system is a feature on the DAM that incorporates magnets within the knurled back cap. These magnets allow for the back cap to extend and give you enough surface area to grip the bolt and unscrew it by hand. This makes maintenance of your bolt easier than ever before.
  • Inline Hyper Regulator - The all new In-Line regulator is based on the proven Hyper line of regulators and improves on it with the easiest access and simplest break down of any gun Dye has made. With the Quick Release Bolt any operator can toollessly access their bolt and regulator in one simplified assembly. Now all parts that require standard maintenance are accessed with 2 turns. With velocity adjustment accessible through the back cap, we’ve moved the regulator out of the way for that real military look and operation.
  • Rotating Eyepipe - The Eye Pipe, patent pending, internal design houses multiple critical systems that ensure worry free performance. The polycarbonate pipe shields the self-cleaning anti-chop eye system from dirt and broken paint, ensuring the eyes are always monitoring the breech and ball drop. The seamless pipe is wiped clean by the bolt tip o-ring on every cycle. The Eye Pipe system also eliminates miss feeds and double feeding. In addition it eliminates external eye plates and the potential of stripped or corroded eye plate mounting screws.
  • Fire Selector - With the push of a button the DAM can switch from Semi Auto to Three Round Burst to Fully Automatic, or if you want to get fancy you can even program specific firing modes that cater to your style of play. All changes can be done with your gun fully assembled, even mid-game. A board lockout can be implemented to get you on the tournament field or any firing mode-restricted areas. Precision or volume, just a button away.
  • Removable Lockdown Clamping Feedneck - The DAM comes standard with a feedneck Cover Plate that can replace the feedneck assembly giving the operator an unbroken top Picatinny Rail compatible with all standard military optics. Reduces your profile and gives your DAM the most realistic look and feel. It also comes with an adjustable cam lock feedneck allows you to securely lock you loader onto your gun without tools. DYE’s cam lock feed neck sits low and tight on the marker making sure your loader stays low profile with the rest of your gear.
  • Competition Grade Trigger - Based on a custom design by Youngblood himself, the DAM’s trigger incorporates vertical ridges and an extra wide face, used by top firearms competition shooters. This design ensures steady trigger feel even in the most adverse conditions with or without gloves. Customizable forward and backward travel with spring tension adjustment create the perfect pull.
  • Modular Rail Shroud - The two interchangeable shroud sections and front cap allow the operator to reconfigure the DAM for any style of play. With all shroud sections installed, the DAM has over 2 Feet of standard Picatinny rails. All side and bottom rails are removable and interchangeable. Picatinny rails are standard for fire arms and will allow attachment of any standard optics, grips, etc.
  • Tactical Sticky Grips - With even easier Toolless access to the battery and extra thick ergonomic design, this all new grip improves on every aspect of these top-of-their class grips.

If you would like to watch more on the Assault Matrix, check out this clip we did for an efficiency test!

Virtue VIO Overview!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnmR_DEYlKo

On our first stand alone CBTC, Erik shows us what the VIO is all about and of course hands out some tips along the way.

virtue-vio-goggleWith 9 lenses, 12 frames and 30 bottoms, the Virtue VIO offers you 3,240 combinations for customizing your ultimate mask/goggle system.  And that is without the strap option!  If you add in the different straps that Virtue has, then you can make over 113,400 combinations!  These goggles come in every color you can think of – blacks, reds, purples, yellows, oranges and everything in between.

One tip that Erik offers is that when you are doing your color combos, be sure to consider the color of the body first, and the accent pieces second.  This is the industry standard way of combining colors on your paintball gear.  For a VIO bottom, however, it is backwards, and Erik demonstrates this.

If you would like to check out, purchase AND customize your very own Virtue VIO, follow the link here.  If you just want to go straight to the Virtue VIO Mask Customizer, you can find it by clicking the link here.

Have you customized your own Virtue VIO?  If so, tell us what your color combos were and why you chose them.  Leave your thoughts in the comment box below!

How to Replace Your Top Flange/Mini Fill Nipple on Guerrilla Myth Regulator

The Guerrilla Myth Regulator is incredibly simple to rebuild and repair in the event of a blown o-ring or damaged flange. It just so happens that I blew an o-ring then dropped the tank, so I decided to show you just how easy it was to fix it!

The Guerrilla Air Myth Compressed Air Tank Regulator – 3000 and 4500 psi

Guerrilla Air Myth Compressed Air Tank Regulator 3000psiA mere 3/4″ from the bottle to the threads (compared to 2 or more inches on competing regulators), this regulator is not only light and small, but incredibly versatile and high-flow as well. There is no “high-pressure” or “low-pressure” version – instead, Guerrilla Air has a special hybrid version that works with all guns – high and low pressure. The flow rate is so incredibly high that even if you’ve got a gas-gulping, high-pressure Spyder, this regulator will keep up with it on the worst days!

Features:

  • A previously un-thought of size and weight.
  • Virtually instantaneous recharge – A Guerilla Air Hallmark
  • Uncharted air efficiency and utilization – Stellar performance, all the way down to 0 psi
  • 3000psi
  • Patented High-Flow Dump Channels – Permits total venting of cylinder contents in case of catastrophic failure. In English? “If your tank becomes unstable, the regulator safely vents the gas”
  • Over-Pressurization Relief Port – Prevents over-pressurization of the regulator’s internals or your paintball gun
  • User friendly & rebuildable
  • Replaceable head tip (for those accidental dings to the o-ring gland).
  • It’s Guerrilla Air! – All the same quality you’ve come to expect is standard equipment on the Myth regulator.

Paintball Chest and Back Protection

 

Protecting yourself in paintball is important to keep from getting hurt.  Bruises and welts are pretty common when shot at, especially if you do not protect yourself properly.  In this video we discuss and review the two pieces that you will need for your paintball wardrobe.

gen x global chest protector paintballThis inexpensive piece of protective gear from Gen X Global is great for younger and newer players, as well as anyone who doesn’t want to sport a nice series of welts after each day of paintball. We take a closer look at the construction, we talk about the fit, and you’ll even see the president of HustlePaintball.com get shot in the chest (twice!) at close range, just to see if it’s any good.

The Gen X Chest and Back Protectors

The Gen X Global chest and back protector easily fits under any shirt or coat, and it easily fits into your budget as well! Perfect for the protective parent or those of you who are just tired of having paintball welts all over your torso.

Features:

  • Durable Foam and Nylon construction – Comfortable, flexible design allows your body to ventilate so you don’t overheat
  • Fully adjustable – Fits most sizes and shapes of paintball players
  • Chest and back protection – Protect yourself from paintball hits on just about every side
  • Available in Black and Camo – Fits any situation

gen x global chest protector camo

How To Care and Fix Your Ammo

We’ve got some very important info in here on how to take care of your Splatmaster Ammo, as well as which ammo canisters you should buy. The Pineapple grenades are something that everyone should have on hand, because you can clip them to your belt or pocket and have extra ammo with you at all times for easy reloading. Then, pick up a case of 1,000 or 500, to have PLENTY of extras available for plenty of SplatMasterin’ fun!

If you would like to check out all of the ammo on our site, be sure to follow the link here!

Paintball Mask Lens Tinting Tips

This is an older video, but has some pretty good information in it if you are wondering about what level of tinting you need or want for your lens.  There are plenty of different tints available – amber, smoke, clear, reflective, and more! We help you choose which one(s) you need to have in your gear bag, and what situations they are good for.  We show examples and explain the pros and cons.

On our website, you can find plenty of options when it comes to finding the level of tinting you desire for your paintball mask lens.

Here are some great choices to get you started on your search:

The Dye i4 Lens in Thermal

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The Sly Profit Thermal Lens in Clear

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The Sly Profit lens is a major part of what makes Profit such an amazing mask. With a revolutionary new gasket between the thermal lenses developed by 3M ensuring that no paint or humidity will get between them, you will never have to worry about ruining your lens again. With 270 degree horizontal and 160 vertical vison your field of view is large and clear. The mirrored gradient lenses are an industry first. All profit lenses are UV and IR resistant as well as ASTM certified.

Features:

  • New thermal lens fusion system developed by 3M preventing humidity and paint inside the lens
  • 270 Degree horizontal vision
  • 160 Degree vertical vision
  • UV and IR resistant
  • ASTM Certified

Proto Paintball Switch Lens in Smoke

 

The Proto Switch goggle system offers some of the premiere lenses in the paintball industry. With a variety of styles and colors available, you will never have a problem finding the best lens for your playing conditions. The tirodial lens gives the ultimate in vertical and horizontal peripheral vision. All lenses have perfect optical clarity and all Switch lenses provide 98% UV protection, insuring you have the best in performance from the first name in paintball.

Details:

 

  • Gives the player the ultimate vertical and horizontal peripheral vision. All Proto lenses have perfect optical clarity setting an improved standard in visual performance.

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