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Friday, October 22, 2010

Taking paintball to the top

Sorry its been so long folks, besides falling behind in pretty well all of my courses, I also was away in the far away land of Toronto, sans laptop.

So anyways, back to the question of how we get paintball back to where it once was, closer to the mainstream.
Well, how about I do this in list form, as to not confuse my simple mind, and keep things nice and neat and tidy for all y'all.

Part One (in no particular order)

Unification- Two major leagues, two completely different formats, and two companies competing for an very small market. We need one national stage. Even if they end up hosting both formats under one venue. It can be done. Of course nether Paintball Sports Promotions and the RaceTo format or the National Professional Paintball League and the 7man format will budge. I guess it'll take another bankruptcy for someone to give.  Hopefully this time the survivor will capitalize on it and buy out the other league (obviously not that simple, but still...). Imagine if we took the best events of both the leagues? We could have an opening event ON Huntington Beach, a solid but less attended middle section with events in Chicago, DC and if we feel like expanding back to 5 events, go back to Charlotte before World Cup in south Florida. AWESOME schedule!






Layout- You wouldn't think this would be that big of a deal, but let me tell you, if we want to attract newcomers to the game, the field design is going to be a HUGE deal.Good layouts promote action much more than any points format or game-clock ever will. Did anyone catch the PSP's MAO 09 webcast? What a snoozefest... Compare that to PSP's World Cup 09. Totally different viewing experience, from the exact same league and the exact same videographers. In my opinion a layout should allow for quick, sneaky bumps up the field - Less chance of being seen, and a smaller window of opportunity for the opponents guns to catch you. Players will be willing to move rather than sitting and shooting a skid of paint per game. People, especially newcomers, love the sneaky aspect of woodsball. Why did we have to lose that as we transitioned to high speed tournament ball? One of the most viewed paintball videos of all time was a play that was based on a quick sneaky move that caught everyone off guard.
Big bunkers, small gaps, easy viewing from the side. Make it happen leagues.



Atmosphere- Seriously, Where tha party at? I love to see leagues bringing festivities back to their tournaments, and it should continue. Hell, bring non-paintballers into it too. Get word out on the street that theres gonna be a massive party, with cheap booze, hot models and a DJ.. and hey, theres gonna be some paintball beforehand if you wanna check it out. It's not even very expensive. We already have models at the vendors' stands. Working out a deal with a local club should be pretty near free, as it offers an ASSLOAD of extra business. Getting people excited about every event should be top priority- Bring local ballers out to the national stage more than once in a lifetime. Make it worth coming back.


More to come folks, but for now, I leave you with a gift:
Keely Watson is hot as hell! Get some!

35 comments:

  1. she has a nice looking paintball gun.

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  2. I like painball, but just for fun.

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  3. My old roommate used to do paintball in a team. They were trained by an army sergeant too

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  4. Played paintball once, shot my friend in the neck, while he was my teammate -_-" akward....

    I'd love to play paintball but it's so darn expensive!

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  5. Nice. I love paintball. I haven't gone paintballing in a while. My poor marker has been lonley :(

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  6. that second chick looks really good

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  7. Don't know what I love more, paintballing or Keely Watson!

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  8. I love paintball, too bad it's so expensive!

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  9. wow, these guys are intense !!

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  10. I remember playing paintball back in the day, soooooo much fun. I'm gonna have to schedule a trip soon!

    Cawlin's Twitter!

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  11. i`ll make sure to check this out, and hte bonus was nice too

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  12. That was pretty awesome to watch. I've never done paintball, so I've only got the faintest idea of what it's like to be in one of those fields with the giant cover thingies and the unwieldy looking paintball gun, so this is cool. Also, nice pics at the end.

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  13. O damn, well theres your paintball incentive right there.

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  14. What a play! Dogs needed to keep their blind spots checked better

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  15. Why hello there Mrs. Keely. Nice gun you got there.

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  16. I especially like the last 2 pictures :P

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  17. Hmm, interesting read. I think you are right about this.

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  18. good info and great blog! I support this post!

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  19. Agreee, Kelly Watson hot as hell :P

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  20. Thanks for the Keely Watson, what a smokeshow. Dannnnng

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  21. Awesome post and a great way to close it out :)

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  22. I play paintball, but not this intense, but more along the lines of woodsball.

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  23. anyone of you training for this?

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  24. Didn't know paintball was that big. Keep it up, I'll be around.

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  25. I paintball'd once, and it was fun

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  26. Love Oliver Lang. Definitely my favorite player in paintball.

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  27. Nice, hot chicks will definitely help attract more people towards paintball.

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