The Power Of One - CS1

Friday, 27 November 2009

SL91....... 1 of 10 !!!!


The SL91. The GEO that Never Was! This marker was designed and prototyped in early 2009, but never went into production. The plug was pulled on the project for a number of reasons, the main one of which was the simple problem of their only being 24 hours in each day (Don’t worry we are working on hour 25).

To date there has only ever been one SL91 that has ever been anodised and assembled which has seen the light of day, and that has been in the hands of our very own Steve “Flash” Monks.

Well, until now that is. In total ten SL91 prototypes were manufactured but have been under lock and key in the R&D Lab. Jack decided he wanted to have his own gun (believe it or not he has not had a gun to call his own since 2003!) so dusted down the box of parts and set about making his very own SL91. That leaves us with 8.

So with a number of these going to a short list of very persistent techs, dealers and long-serving friends and allies of Eclipse that have hounded us over the last few months to get their hands on one of these prototypes, that number has been reduced by a further 6.

But I have managed to snag two for a couple of very lucky customers. These two SL91’s are currently sat in production, unanodised, waiting for ‘Your’ choice of colours. I am going to put these two up on eBay (one at a time, when the first auction ends the next SL91 will go up) and the highest bidder for each one can choose whatever colour their heart desires. The SL91’s will be finished in all Dust Anodised Parts and each part can be whatever colour anodizing you like (as long as it’s possible).

Below is a list of parts that the SL91 comes with:

1) SL91 Body
2) SL91 Eye Covers
3) SL91 Feedtube
4) SL91 Frame
5) Ego10 Trigger
6) SL2 Barrel (3 Backs and 2 Tips)
7) GST Bolt and Can
8) Prototype Softnose Bolt
9) Prototype ST1.5 Can
10) Ego9/10 Grip
11) SL94 Reg
12) Ego10 Circuit Board w/SL91 boot-up screen and Ego10 Screen/Console
13) Certificate of Authenticity signed by both Jack Wood and Flash

**NOTE** we will do our best to match colours but it is NOT an exact science so it will be best we can and that’s it. No coming back to me saying it isn’t quite the green or red or whatever I wanted !!!

I’m not sure if this is the rarest gun out there or not but it’s not often that you get the opportunity to own a 1 of 10 anything and especially something so sweet and sexy !!!!

The picture here is a render image of the SL91 which is a good representation of what the SL91 looks like, I believe the eye covers are slightly different.

The first of two SL91's will go live on Saturday the 28th November at 1:00pm PST Time. The Item Number on Ebay will be: 260513939137 we do not have a link yet as it is NOT live, key words will be GEO SL91


Starting price is $1

Happy Bidding.

Ledz

Blackout Champions !!!

Blackout the damn sexy fools look like that have been doing quite well this season.... BPL Champions 2009. Not a bad title for the guys !!

Well Done.

The Emortal Army marches on.


Saturday, 14 November 2009

Eclipse Iberian Cup (Portugal)


19 December
M5 Division
SPL Division

20 December
CPL Division

CPL (Sunday) - 8 teams divided in two groups of four. The two best go through the semi finals, winners will go for the final

SPL (Saturday) - 10 teams divided in two groups of five. The two best go through the semi finals, winners will go for the final
M5 (Saturday)- 16 teams with six match’s each, best four will go through to the final group where they will play all against each other. Best overall wins

2010. Money Prizes and Trophy for the first three places in each division. (not sure if have any promotional item to offer them also)

1º Place (CPL, SPL e M5) - 100 euros
2º Place (CPL, SPL e M5) - 100 euros
3º Place (CPL, SPL e M5) - 100 euros
For more info contact: http://www.estratego.com/main.asp
Hey again, I wanted to tell you a bit about my trip to the English Millennium, The Campaign Cup. I was supposed to go there anyway to meet my friends, but of course I always want to play. So I talked to some of my teammates on Slagen Bandits suggesting they got their first taste of international paintball. Nothing is more awesome than to meet old friends and play paintball the same weekendJ There were no possibility that my whole team could make it to the Millennium on such short notice, so we figured, why not just bring the ones who want and can afford it, and just go have ourselves some funJ And that’s exactly what we did. It ended with: 3 from the Bandits, a couple of our junior players (novice) and a good friend of mine, Jan.

It was only two of them who had seen a Millennium event before, and just a couple more of them who had ever been out of Scandinavia, so to bring them with me was a really great experience. We came down on Wednesday and I brought the guys to the field Thursday. Some of the best things about bringing these guys were that since they’ve never seen a Millennium, they were acting the same way I was on my first; in aweJ It was cool to recognize some of the same emotions on my team-mates that I remember I experienced 6 years ago myself. My first Millennium was also at The Campaign Cup, except it was in 2003 and at The Crystal Palace Stadium – there is definitely something special about the first.

We wandered around saying hello to all my friends there. I let them meet the great guys and girls in Draxxus and Eclipse who have always taken such good care of me. I wanted them to see that they are just really nice people even tough some of them are big players in the industry. And to let them really experience the beauty of paintball; who ever you are, what ever you do – our shared passion for the sport brings us together. And when we put our jerseys on, we’re all equal :-)


The playing started Friday and we arrived on the field in the morning with a lot of excitement. I was actually more nervous now than I use to be with my elite team.

As you probably understand from the intro, the ambitions had to reflect the players, but who goes to a Millennium with even a tiny thought of loosing anyway? Not us, that’s for sure :-)

Our first game exceeded all our expectations, we won a convincing 4 – 0 and it was the best start ever! The next game was a trickier one; it was against Dogs D Amour; Glen Takamoto and Davey Williamsons team. Of course it’s totally natural to meet them in D2, they’ve only played Pro for what; 7 -8 years now? Both me and my Bandits had a lot fun during that game, and we just see it as a challenge to take on such brilliant players, but I can see that they may scare off some of the other teams and make them feel that it’s not fair to let them play in this division. But what can they do? It’s the Millennium that has made it this way. Every other division is locked, so if you want to play without buying a spot, you have to play in D2. I understand the predictable income, but it might be the time to re-evaluate some of the aspects of that rule. My opinion is that they should at least open D1, we have to think of the sport.

(the game against the Dogs ended 4-1 to them, and we even gave away a point with starting on the buzzer on the neighbor-field. It buzzed 2 seconds before our were supposed to buzz. Unprofessional of the judges to not coordinate the fields better, but ok, Glen and Davey would have won either way :-)

The third game was against one/some of my old friends, London Tigers 2. We had scouted them in advance so we knew that they were aggressive on the dorrito side, and that they would never sit down and fight, just run and gun. We adjusted our gameplan to that, and won the game 4 – 1/0 J its soo cool when you experience that all the work you’ve laid down in advance works out that good :-)

So it was a bit of a shock, but it felt awesome – we made it to the Sunday-club with a mix-team from my home field! I was really happy, and some of the boys walked on clouds :-)

The new thing this time was that the all known Sunday club actually started on Saturday. They’ve decided to play one of the final-games on Saturday instead. Not a bad idea, I can see that as a win-win situation: if you win the game, the Sunday gets even better, and if you loose the first game in the finals, you can still party on Saturday nightJ (the smartest thing they’ve done in a while;) ) Our “Sunday club” game was against the Turkish team – Joker Ankarra, their coach is actually one of the players on Solid. In the end they were a stronger team, but we had some really good fights before we left the field. Our total placement was 10th, and in my eyes that’s more than a little achievement from a great gang of good players from different divisions who have little or non international experience. One really funny thing, which made us feel even better, is that London Tigers 2, the guys we beat 4-0, ended up winning the whole division :-)

I had a lot of fun, and my boys can’t stop talking about the trip. And one thing is for sure, I’ll be more than happy to take the same gang with me next time....



Kristine….. xxx

Friday, 13 November 2009

Bonfire Night.

Bit random for a Friday but just a couple of pictures of Bonfire night last week when a few of the Planet Staff went to a local Bonfire night to see the fireworks and the 17 year old, white trainered scallys walking through ankle deep mud pushing the double buggies through waves of people,... Oh we laughed...

(Tom, Michelle, Stoney, Sam, Eilidh and Ledz)

Monday, 9 November 2009

ZOMBIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Scene from a recent Zombie Movie….. Nope.. Just your typical day down at CPX in Chicago. With Eclipse launching its ETEK3 this month CPX have re-decorated one of the many store fronts creating the Eclipse Corner. CPX is one of those places that defiantly on my list of ‘Things I have to do before I die’ Check out their web site…. It’s pretty impressive:

Friday, 6 November 2009

OUCH !!!!!!

I’ve been having a few back issue recently and with the UWL looming next weekend I wanted to be fighting fit (for the night before drinking session) so thought I’d try a few alternative medicines… Not sure if it worked or not but I do feel a lot better than I did before I started the self abuse treatment.

When you’re in pain you will do anything to get rid of it.. Thank god that we can’t remember pain… That would be horrible.
If anyone really cares this is Cupping and Acupuncture.

LEDZ

Last week Kate from Design arranged a Pink Day at Planet to raise some money for Breast Cancer Research. Some of the staff (more than others) got a quite involved and went full Pink for the day. Some money was raised for a great cause which was brilliant. Nice One Kate.


Let’s see if we can raise some more money. Probably a little late now but any money raised is a good thing right??? OK anyone that orders either a SL94 Pink Lady EGO or a Pink Lady GEO and writes the following words in ‘additional information’ when making their order….

‘Please Donate $50 to Breast Cancer Research’

Well, Planet will give $50 to Breast Cancer Research on your behalf. Making you a nice person, Planet nice people and hopefully the world a very slightly better place :-)

http://www.planeteclipse.com/site/estore.asp?sS=pink+lady&sB=AND&show=search

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Happy Halloween !!!!

We talked about a little competition the other week. Basically get me pictures of something Eclipseified and we will announce a winner every couple of month... Here is one entry from Henry P. Hinz (Patcom8) that was a little times sensitive as well so I thought I'd post it up for you all to see...

Thanks for sending it Patcom8.

LEDZ

Monday, 2 November 2009

UWL - UK (15th November 2009)

The Ultimate Woodsball league is coming to Europe... Birmingham, England in fact.

WDP / NPF are hosting the European leg of the UWL, they will also be, for the first ever time rolling out the 2010 format where instead of 10 + 1 players on the field there will be 7 + 1 players.

If anyone knows the NPF guys and the fields down there I'm expecting this to be EPIC. The venue is fantastic, staff are first rate and the facilities second to none.

This isn't going to be a normal woodlands tournament this is a blend of tournament ball and Scenario ball all rolled into a format that suits everyone... I for one can't wait.

I have rung a few dusty old players that have mainly been in retirement now for several years, pretty much since the Banzai's split up. Well, the possibility of a few beers with old mates, war stories and even a spot of Paintball have brought a few of the Banzai's and Rushers together and will be playing under the Banner Operation Sandbag.

The squad will be: Ledz, Flash, Chris Okey, Jimmy (Milko), Jack Wood, Pig, Phil, Nog, J-doe, Nicky T and Mark Toye.

I know the event is not yet full so BRING IT ON !!!

I DARE YOU...

For more info go to
http://www.playuwl.com

LEDZ

Plank Kits for EGO9

Good news for all Ego9 Owners; the long awaited Ego9 Solenoid Plank Kits are now in stock at all of the Eclipse Service Centers mentioned below and are ready to ship out to Ego9 owners!

HOW TO GET YOUR PLANK KIT:To get your FREE Plank Kit follow these simple steps:

1. Register your Ego9 marker for warranty here: click here to register online

2. Using the list of Eclipse Service Centers below, contact your NEAREST Eclipse Service Center via email providing the following information:- Ensure that “Ego9 Plank Kit Request” is the title of your email.- Specify your FULL name.- Specify your FULL address.- Specify the serial number AND colour of your Ego9.- Your daytime phone number.

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANK KIT:

Click this link to visit the Offical Planet Eclipse Web site and find out more info....

http://www.planeteclipse.com/site/eNews.asp?newsID=639