The Power Of One - CS1

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cold Enough ??

Location  . . . . . . . . . . . Estonia

Tempreture  . . . . . . . . .   -17C

Marker Of Choice . . . . .  Planet Eclipse EGO's

"we just played -17 C outside with LV1 and EGO 11 and they was playing super good in these contitions. Just many thanks for the best markers in the world! Some pictures are attached. :-)  .....Lenne Vaher (NastyDog Paintball)

Nice to see our markers kicking ass in all conditions... These pictures just make me want to curl up in front of a nice fire... The word dedication comes to mind !!!

Monday, 20 January 2014

Brigada Mapache Podium

Team Brigada Mapache, from Honduras, placed third in the Honduras Paintball League’s (HPL) final event of the season. With this they achieved a third place in the national rankings for the year which include three tournaments that are played in several cities throughout the country. Their eyes are now set on 2014 with a goal to keep moving up in the rankings. We appreciate the support that Planet Eclipse has giving us throughout the 2013 season and we look forward to the continued success with them in 2014! Planet Eclipse markers and gear has helped us achieve success as a team. 

Thank You!

Please follow our team on our Facebook page.

 Well Done for 2013 . . First place in 2014 here you come :-)

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Looking down the Road to No Ends.......

February 22nd and 23rd 2014

My first big event on my 2014 calendar will be the latest installment in the Road to No Ends series at Adventure Beach.  Each year this game combines elements of the classic scenario experience (creative missions with some role-playing and puzzle-solving) with the in-your-face action that teams have come to expect from Adventure Beach.  This year’s contest is shaping up to be a Dye vs. Eclipse event pitting sponsored generals from each company against each other.

Adventure Beach, located just a few miles from the ocean on the border of North and South Carolina, is one of my favorite paintball fields.  Where else can you find a great paintball town, woods, a pyramid, and a swamp all on the same field?  Also, while there are some predictable choke-points and battle fronts on the property, the field owner, Kevin Shimwell, delivers missions designed to push teams in new directions.  One mission might require a squad to find a hidden item in the maze of city buildings, but the next one could force teams to defend a building, attack from the woods, or airdrop into a hot zone.

The battles are always intense at Adventure Beach, but the Roads to No Ends games augment the game with an intellectual challenge.  One year the generals ran a series of missions to collect ceramic tiles that fit together to form a map of the field with the main treasure indicated.  Both sides rushed for the spot only to discover that they needed to collect a shovel to unearth the hidden item.  Imagine the intensity of trying to uncover a treasure in the midst of a massive shootout!

At this year’s game I will not only support the Eclipse general, but I’ll also bring a couple of ETHAs for any players (on the Eclipse side – or for any who want to defect to the winning team) who want to try them out.  The Eclipse Pro Tech Tour will also be in effect with tech mastermind Kris Wilson there to keep our guns blasting paint in the direction of the Dye team.  It’s going to be a great start to 2014!

The pictures in this post come from 2013’s Invasion of Japan scenario at Adventure Beach when foolybear guested with the Carolina Sabers.  Foolybear plays scenario paintball for Planet Eclipse and as part of Team Capital Offense.  His Instagram (@foolybear) is a steady stream of pictures of his paintball adventures.  You can also keep up with his travels on Twitter (@foolybear).  Field owners and game promoters – foolybear’s 2014 calendar is not yet set.  Contact him through Twitter to see if he can attend your event and report on it here.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Pub Crawl Anyone???

All we can say is ‘tanks’ for all the good times!

As our 20th year together as a truly functioning paintball team came to end, it seemed appropriate to tank a second and reflect on what made 2013 such a fantastic year for Pub Crawling and of course, to say tank you to Planet Eclipse for all their support!!

When it comes to tanks and tank you’s; we know that the sport we love can be like a roller-coaster, with a surprising mix of ups and downs. Having been in the sport for decades, the members of Pub Crawling have come together with this list of tanks. This list is completely incomplete and will inevitably omit some of those who deserve to be on it: sorry about that. 

On with the tanks. (only 10)

1.       Our parents; for feeling randy one evening long ago!
2.       Planet Eclipse from rescuing us from having paintball leave a bad taste in our mouth
3.       EMR Paintball Park for helping us to establish ourselves
4.       Duane ‘Kahuna’ Bell for believing in us as we believed in him
5.       The Mayberry Marauders for giving us a quick internship, o those many years ago
6.       Joint Fury and the UnHoly Alliance
7.       Ben Torricelli for trusting us
8.       Eric Engler for tolerating us
9.       DXS/Procaps/GIsportz for hanging in there
1.       Ronn and Don, the true splatbrothers

Now , as the 21st year begins for Pub Crawling; we start with a plan to play 2 new fields, our first ever trip to Louisiana, and a return trip to a field that holds a special place in our paintball hearts.

  • February 22/23 Bearclaw Paintball Tennessee MPP game
  • March  22/23 Paintball Command Louisiana MPP game
  • May 24/25 Wildfire Paintball Georgia MPP game
  • June 7/8 GRC Paintball New York Viper game
  • July…….TBD in New England/East Coast
  • August 9/10 Blast Camp Paintball Indiana Viper game
  • September 20/21 Sherwood Forest Indiana MPP game
  • November 15/16 Paintball Charleston South Carolina MPP game

Now this  year, the schedule is a bit shorter; only 8 games…but the commitment to traveling remains. However, the reason is: we have 6 engaged teammates, and we anticipate 4 weddings this calendar year. So, 8 games and 4 weddings; sounds about right for a pub crawl!

So Tanks to you all!
Oh, and if you’re wondering why all the tanks; well clearly we built a tank in 2013 on a 6wheel drive Polaris ranger with the expertise of Eric Engler and his custom paintball shop. And we’re still excited about this.

Finally, we found out that it takes Lemonade being forced to empty his wallet to make him nervous! Gotta love teammates!

We hope to see you out there in 2014, and to the very brave and resourceful: there’s Pub Crawling wedding’s to be crashed.