For one of the first videos of 2015, we’re gonna go behind the scenes of some of our recent videos, namely the Etek 5. Also, there’s desk building! Odd twerking! Nut Punching! A call for videographer capes! And that’s just in the first two minutes! If you want to get into the funny side of Hustle Paintball, you can watch this video, and the other one hundred and two Reload videos here. For those of you who want to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into, please read on; it will only prime you for the horror that is to come…
The fifth time must be the charm, as the Hustle Mystery Box is back! Hustle Paintball is giving you a way to surprise yourself with a grab-bag of completely random paintball goodies. It’s really very simple: buy one of three size boxes, and we fill it up with a random assortment of paintball goods from our warehouse, and a chance to win one of two brand spankin’ new Anomaly Edition Planet Eclipse Geo 3.5 markers (valued at $1,500 each).
Wanna know how? You can either read on, or you can check out the video here.
We’ve all been there at one point or another; right in the middle of an important game, your visor goes all white and you can’t see anything but blurs of color before you get tagged. It’s called mask fog, and it’s a natural part of wearing a mask in paintball. When you sweat or breathe in your mask, little bits of water get out and condense on your lenses, which mess up your vision. Unfortunately, you can’t simply get rid of the mask, because playing without one is incredibly dangerous. Rather than simply putting up with the occasional mask fog and getting tagged out, you can actually do something about it. We’ve got a list of some of the best techniques here, but if you’d like to see the whole video, it’s right here.
While paintball markers tend to replicate a firearm in most respects, new players may initially be confused by one thing above all others the double trigger mechanism. Instead of a single curved trigger for your index finger, you’ll see a much longer trigger indented for both your index and middle fingers. This model, much more common on tournament-grade markers, is an easy way to increase your rate of fire, reduce fatigue on your trigger finger, and generally make your marker easier to fire. But why? If you want to see the video, we’ve got a link for that here.
We’re going to take a little break from our usual reviews of paintball gear and goodies to explain some new changes to our website structure. Some of our more astute readers might have noticed that there is now a website called HustlePaintballGear.com, in addition to HustlePaintball.com. Don’t worry, we’re aware of it, and it was actually our idea. We’ll explain here, or if you’d prefer to watch the video, we’ve got a link to it here.
With 2014 already wound down and 2015 just getting started, we at Hustle Paintball thought it’d be a good idea to see just what we’d accomplished over the year on our YouTube show, The Hustle Reload, where we talk about… well, stuff. And do things. And paintball’s involved, part of the time. Fortunately, we’ve got a whole forty minute video of our greatest stuff of 2014, in all its raw, unedited glory. You can watch the video here, but just to get your primed and ready, we’ve got a list of some of the highlights that made this year as cool as it could possibly be.
Have you ever wondered what a real, professional paintball player’s collection looks like? Not just of the most current markers for each style of paintball, but a real honest-to-God collection, pieces that are both works of art and representatives of their age. Fortunately, as one of the first posts of the new year, we’re going to show you what a real professional collection looks like by showing you the forty-five marker collection of two professional paintball players, Eric and Matt Tinnin. These two twins are members of Team Odyssey, a Viper team based out of Houston, TX and LaFayette, LA, with over twenty years apiece worth of paintball experience, so you know that when they say something is “professional”, it literally is. We’ve got the highlights of this video here, but if you want to see the whole collection, you can see the whole thing right here.
If you live out in a rural area, you’ve probably toyed around with the idea of making your own paintball field. After all, if you have the land, you’re halfway to making your own field anyway. However, once you get started, you could find that your project, while fun in the beginning, has turned into an irreparable money sink that you can’t even play on. Whether you want a small private field for you and your team to practice on, or you’re going to try something ambitious and open your own commercial field, here are a few good tips on how to do it affordably.
Paintball is big – I mean really big. And like all sports that get big and incredibly diverse, you occasionally get some weird ideas for markers. What starts out as a project in some guy’s backyard has become a real passion for some paintball enthusiasts and, special thanks to the Internet, we all get to enjoy and buy these wonderful products of a slightly twisted imagination.
For the sake of believability, we’ve only included paintball weapons that you can actually buy. True, there are some great plans on the Internet for everything from paintball flamethrowers to a remote controlled helicopter that drops paintballs – that, unfortunately, is true for everything the Internet touches. Let’s get to the list!
If you got a mil-sim marker for the holidays – or you’ve just decided you want to put away your speedball marker and start playing a military-style – one of the first things you’re going to notice (read: be overwhelmed by) is all the customization. Mil-sim paintball is all about scenario play, and every scenario has its own particularities: a tight corner here, a clearing there, and a window in just the right spot can change the tide of any good game. This is where all the customization and honed, personal style of play can be beneficial. You may find that you’re better at certain elements of mil-sim paintball, and want to make the most out of your talents. Fortunately, we at Hustle Paintball has plenty of gear to help you along, all on our website here.
But before that, figure out you’re role for yourself by reading the list below.