Friday, October 15, 2010
Mark Kressin with a black 14" Furious Barrel
If you havent seen this you tube video- its PBFASHIONs video from last weekends NPPL LAS VEGAS of HK ARMY. Matt from Furious met the Kressin Brothers at Paintball Extravaganza and got them to shoot FURIOUS BARRELS. You can see in this video that they are indeed shooting FURIOUS BARRELS.
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Scott in the back shooting the Gold 15" tip FURIOUS BARREL
This is Billy Bernacchia playing on Avalanche- he has a Furious Barrel from playing with VICIOUS and I'm pretty sure that he was using it in Vegas.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Yesterday I was looking for a map or guide to the SPS Venue which is at Angsana Park at East Coast Parkway. I googled "SPS Angsana Park" and my blog was on top of he search list. So I might as well post a quick guide here.
Angsana Park is next to Carpark E2 on the bottom right of the map. It is just across the ECP highway from Bayshore Park Condominiums. On the map its where the EXIT 7A sign is.
If you're driving its straight down Bedok South Avenue 1 or if you're driving on the East Coast Parkway its EXIT 7A if you are coming from Changi. From the city lookout for EXIT 7B
For those taking public transport- there is only one bus going there which is 401 from Bedok MRT Station. The bus stop B93159 is near to the East Coast Lagoon which is a bit of a walk to the field.
I hope this helps.
Friday, October 8, 2010
3 Edmonton Impact - 49
4 San Diego Dynasty - 49
5 Oakland Blast - 39
6 Louis Avalanche - 32
7 Seattle Naughty Dogs - 31
8 New Port Entourage - 26
9 Chicago Legend - 23
10 Vancouver Vendetta - 22
11 Sacramento XSV - 20
12 Indianapolis Mutiny - 18
13 San Francisco Explicit - 12
14 DC Arsenal - 8
When Nicky Cuba said earlier this week that "we have a championship to close out" he was speaking the truth. The resurgent Infamous leads the pro rankings going into Vegas but by a sinlge point. Its so tight up with the top 4 teams are separated by only 3 points. Infamous, Damage, Dynasty and Impact are in contention with defending Champions Blast 10 points behind. This has been the closest championship fight in years. The top 5 teams are playing for a Championship. It should be a great weekend of Championship paintball.
Furious' team HK ARMY has been bumped up into PRO as there are not enough teams in Semi Pro for Vegas. When they were told about this the trash talk started and pretty funny
“screw Zach Long! he just sits in the back center shooting 33 bps!”
“LJ’s washed up”
“Dynasty has feared this day for years!”
- From Brandon at the Pbnation website.
HK Army will be shacking up at the Hard Rock Hotel- (but of course)
HK's Game Schedule is also up
1 Infamous 7:00
2 Blast 7:28
3 Vendetta 8:03
4 DC ARSENAL 8:31
5 Rockstar 9:13
6 Dynasty 9:34
7 Chicago Legend 10:09
8 SF EXPLICIT 10:44
AT LAST! This will be about the first time this year I have time to sit down and watch a paintball webcast. It looks like Nicky Truter will be back on screen (?) as he will be in Vegas.
For more information and schedules go to www.nppl.com
Friday, October 1, 2010
The RED SEVENS are pleased to announce that PROPAINT will our new paint sponsor.
We are extremely proud to be shooting PROPAINT at all MPOC, PALS and the World Cup Asia. After winning PALS Pattaya/Thailand Open shooting PROPAINT we decided that PROPAINT is a very good grade of paintball. What we wanted was fresh, good quality fill and most important consistent quality from box to box.
With PROPAINT we can be rest assured that we will be consistently shooting high quality paint during our tournaments. PROPAINT are also sponsors of Div 1 teams Demonz from KL and Team Infernal of Thailand.
"Thank you Red 7's, Pro Paintball is proud to have you on as a sponsored team. Wish you guys all the best in upcoming events." - Patrick Tan of PROPAINT.
We would like to thank Patrick Tan of PROPAINT and PROPAINTBALL for your support to the RED SEVENS.
See you all at MPOC 5 and WCA with PROPAINT.
PROPAINT will be available at MPOC, PALS and the World Cup Asia
- Ask for it when you're picking up your paint.
Good luck to all teams playing this weekend in Subang in the last leg of the 2010 MPOC League.
Div 2 has already been won by Eastsiders. Div 1 is still up for grabs with XFOX gunning to finish no less than top 2 to secure the 2010 Series Championship for the second year in a row.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Mark Ng is in the green Melbourne Mayhem jersey
We get visitors from all over the World who come and play and hang out with us at Red Dynasty. We've had some pretty good snake players who have dropped by and played with is and showed us some tips. Daniel Ong and Xkay Ong from XFox and recently Mark Ng who is a Singaporean studying in Melbourne and playing in the MXL Melbourne Xball League and PAVS - Paintball Association of Victoria. In Melbourne they play race to 7 points in 15 mins. Mark recently hooked up with Melbourne team House of Cards.
When I get asked "Why do I play paintball?" my answer would be "because I get to meet and make friends with other paintballers". Mark Ng is one of those really nice easy going paintballer that my team mates and I are most fortunate to make friends with. He is a snake player who plays in D1 in Melbourne Australia and I dare say very skilled and dedicated to the sport.
Mark told me he runs at night after midnight when its really cold during winter to acclimatise his body to playing in cold conditions. Over there it gets really cold playing in the mud in the snake and his legs and body can cramp up while being in the snake for too long. He runs 5km and 10km on alternate nights because in Melbourne Div1 play a race to 7 in 30 mins! Thats dedication.
Thank you Mark for dropping by and showing our Mark a few tips on getting into and playing the snake.
I came up with an idea of each of us RED SEVENS presenting a paintball tip on video for those who are new to paintball who are going to play in SPS or in general. It's also to help generate some publicity for SPS.
The videos are here on SPS's Facebook.
My tip is to clean your barrels before every game and to carry a swab into the game so you can clean and clear ball breaks or dirt from the barrel when the shots start to stray.
Ivan's tip is the 3 point crawl in the snake- he shows how to do the 3 point crawl in the snake to get up as fast and low as possible
Ben show's how to break out with a mechanical marker with a gravity hopper - how its important to keep the marker level rather than bringing the market up from below the waistline.
Jane shows how to keep you marker up by resting it on the bunker while reloading.
Bengiun from Contract Killers tip is for the back corner player to wrap out and shoot at their center back.
I was chatting with Prince last week and thought of asking him to do a shoutout to the Paintballers in Singapore and wish them Good Luck for SPS. He said alright "I do it right now" and he went off and did a short video shoutout and sent it to me within 10 mins of my asking.
Thus video has 108 views to date and about 5-6 other guys I know have reposted it on their Facebook walls.
Thanks Prince for doing this the guys really appreciate it.
Stay tuned for more shoutouts.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Here are a few incriminating photos to support the case.
Exhibit A - feedneck fails while on the run
Exhibit B - feedneck fails and its still attached to the Rotor
Exhibit C - Aleksadr Berdnikov after diving into the snake
Exhibit E - Justin Rabackoff in the same spot and situation as Aleksadr
Exhibit F - doesn't only happen to Rotors in this case a Vlocity too
Many thanks to Nimaa for this post.
The field for MPOC5 is up on their Facebook - a whole month early this time.
Thank yous to the organisers at the MPOC. Looks like a nice long snake and a stretch on Doritos for our snake and D guy to run down.
Most importantly to note is that MPOC5 will be held at the MPSJ Mini Stadium which is here on Google Maps - thanks to Daniel.
A lot of people have been asking me for the Angel Fly Mask (I dont know why)
We'll be bringing a few back directly from Paintball Extravaganza in October - so If you really want to be one of the first in Asia to rock one - let me know now.
Just be wary that it's going to look like this on your noggin.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Youth Olympics packed lunch - rice with bits of corn 6 long beans and a deep fried piece of "chicken"
I read with much bemusement in the Straits Times today about the pathetic pack lunch they gave to volunteers at the Youth Olympics. This reminded me of how good our lunches were at the World Games last year in Kaohsiung Taiwan. Everyday including Friday practice and Captains Briefing, we were asked for our food preference and given a packed lunch which was not only generous but actually really delicious.
World Games packed lunch at Kaohsiung last November was so good I had to take a picture
We'd get Japanese rice, a big piece of breaded pork chop AND a piece of braised chicken chop which were well cooked and not cheaply deep fried. The accompanied rice noodles and 2 types of vegetables or tofu were also delicious and not just something thrown in. There is also a sweet bun in the packed meal.And after lunch they gave everyone a Taiwanese version of Yakult to help with digestion.
I must say that this was also the same food we got when we made our first trip to Taiwan to play in the Taiwan International Paintball Tournament a year earlier.
I'm saying that they really take good care of you when you go up to Taiwan to play paintball. Shame on you Singapore Food industries for providing a pathetic packed lunch for a "World Crass" event such as the YOG.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Imagine playing at night with the city lights in the background. The media will gobble it up.
With the growth of the PALS league and talk about bringing the show to Singapore. I'd like to throw my thoughts into it. I've always had this vision of playing a Paintball tournament on the "The Float" which at Marina bay which is the world's largest floating pontoon at 120m long and 83m wide. The size of the pitch will be more than enough to accommodate two paintball fields and the stands can sit up to 30,000 people.
The view from the platform with no less than 5 world class hotels in the background.
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The Float or otherwise know as the Marina Bay Floating Platform was designed to serve as a venue for Singapore's National Day parades and it has hosted concerts, football matches and the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix runs through it - in and out under the stands.
And with the football pitch is artificial turf....YES TURF- there is turf on the field.
The Marina Bay Ares with the Esplande theatres - rounded blobs on the back
This would certainly rival the cool factor of playing on the beach at Huntington or Malaga. The cool factor of playing on water on the bay would definitely be sky nigh - the views would also be spectacular. There are stadium lights in place which will be awesome if games were played at night with views of the city sky line in the background.
Hotels shopping centers and food outlets surround the Marina Bay Area - the Sands Casino Resort is just across the bay. Busses and Train run centrally to this area.
It would be the perfect and "The Coolest Paintball Tournament on Earth"
Why Singapore? Because its easy to get there- flights form every major city in Asia. Easy public transportation. Take a cab or the train or even walk from your hotel to the field.
Most importantly the media is centered in Singapore. ESPN STAR is based in Singapore. If we had an even like this they will surely come out and cover this.
The Marina Sands Resort & Casino on the left of the Float
Anyway its just my dream and mine alone. I thought I'd just stir the pot a bit and put it our before anyone else claims that my claim was copied.
Paul Lam I know you read my blog - what do you think? Like the venue?
The breaking news from yesterday was a huge one for Paintball and Paintball in Asia.
This is the press release on PbNation announcing that there will be a PALS - Paintball League Asia Series leg in China next March.
This is huge for Paintball because as everyone knows- China is a huge potential market of 1.3 billion people. If and when the Chinese do pick up paintball, the sport will grow tremendously and paintball manufacturers will go 'ka-ching-ching'.
It is also a great thing for Paintball in Asia with the PALS - Paintball Asia League Series being the first Paintball league to organise a tournament in China. The prestige of the PALS league will be higher than ever and will thus surely now be the attention of the other major Paintball leagues in the world.
PALS China was in the making since the beginning of the year. Australian Michael Whybrew spoke about it to us at the Sultan of Kedah Cup in May and finally it is a reality. My congratulations to the two Micheals Whybrew and Tan for making PALS China a reality.
The China Cup is set for the 24th - 27th March 2011.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
At Noob Wars yesterday - I noticed a lot of teams filling up the back 3 bunkers (YELLOW). I would have pushed for the Dorito - Carwash - Right Brick and Snake Bunkers (Red). If we dont go into the snake straight we'd stop at the Back Right or the Right Brick.
I wouldn't bother with the Back Left Can- its too far back to be efffective. If there was someone in there he should look cross into the snake. Tape side is a waste of time. Normally teams would have a snake corner to cover the snake but again a lot of them were either crossing in or simply not helping their snakes enough- its far back to be effective. Much easier to shoot somebody in the snake from the Carwash.
Carwash is an easy fill straight from the break- just run low and slide into it. He should play right and look to lock their snake out. Put a lane in front of snake 1 and should have the advantage to stand up and shoot down into the snake. Car wash also protects his snake guy from any bunkering move.
Snake - should go straight into snake 2 as soon as possible - shoot out their car wash and doritos and bricks. The snake can stand up on the cans and look to wrap out to shoot the bricks and push their back left to the outside.
Right Brick is to help keep their right back from shooting on the inside and to protect his snake guy.
I would put somebody into the Dorito every game looking to wrap on the outside - first to kill their Dorito and wrap out on their brick and cake and Back right. He should try to push into the 50 Can and should be relatively well protected from their Left back.
Teams that got to the 50s first tend to have better advantage. The more guys you have in the 50s meant more firepower nearer to them and better chances of shooting them out.
Teams that shot out the opposite snake also stood a better chance to move into the 50 zone. There were a few gun fights in the snake - which I felt was a waste because in the snake your job is to move up and shoot across the field- not hunt for the other snake guy. We had one snake player going the highway twice to bunker his opposite snake but he got shot by the back left in the process.
I didn't see the need to fill both bricks- if you can get up there- might as well fill the car wash. If the Dorito guy can hold off or shoot out his opposite dorito- the D side will be locked down. If you had a guy in the car wash you'd pretty much stop them from moving up until they get you out of there.
I felt that teams should have worked on the break outs running forward gunning the snake side for the snake rather than take the corners.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
I did this interview a while ago as in I was the one being asked questions this time round.
Here is is on SPS' Website if you haven't seen it
Please click on the link or the screen grab above to go and read my interview.
Thinking about playing paintball as a Sport in Singapore?
Come and check out NOOB WARS this Sunday 1st August at RED DYNASTY.
8 New Singaporean Paintball teams are playing their first tournament.
Come and show your support to these 8 new teams making their own history in Singaporean Paintball.
If you have any questions about paintball or setting up a team please approach any of the Red Dynasty Staff or the Marshals.
Noob Wars is organised by Red Dynasty and Marshal duties will be done by the RED SEVENS.
The Singapore Paintball Series (SPS) will be held on 16 & 17 October 2010 in East Coast Park (Angsana Field, next to carpark E2). From the same organizers who brought you the Singapore Paintball Novice Series (SPNS) in 2008 and 2009, this year's tournament will feature a 2 day event for participants with up to 4 different participating divisions. New to the tournament scene will be the Corporate and Tertiary Division which is targeted to introduce the sport of paintball to corporate companies and schools as an excellent form of team building activity. "After taking a break from organizing paintball tournament in Singapore, the committee felt that it is time to introduce a new wave of Singapore paintball to the general public. Our focus for the SPS will be creating paintball awareness to the masses and to create an opportunity for people to try out paintball games in the park", exclaimed Jane Koh who is the SPS Tournament Director and the former President of the Paintball Association (Singapore). With the introduction of the Open Division which involved the use of electronic markers, the committee hopes to bring about a completely new tournament scene to the paintball community to Singapore. This is also the first time that electronic markers competition will be showcase to the crowd.
With a strong restriction in the firearms law in Singapore, the organizers will be working closely with the governing authorities to ensure that there will be no hiccups to the tournament. With a combined industrial experience of more than 15 years, the SPS committee will be ready to rock the nation with Singapore's most exciting paintball tournament to date. For more information on how you can register for the tournament, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Now, my take on this is more of a question. Instead of creating an Asian Series with the Millenium Series- WHY try to recreate another series with the Millennium Series?
There are other leagues like the PSP which has a similar 'race to' format to the Millennium's M7 format. If they wanted to go with the straight up 7 or 5 man semi auto format - they could have approached the NPPL. One of the supporters of the consortium runs a series which is closely modeled on the NPPL with the type of bunkers and referring style.
Personally I don't think the pie in Asia is big enough for two series especially if its going to be a similar 'race to' format. If anything a second series should offer something entirely different from the 'race to' format. If you look at America the two biggest paintball series are different formats. They reluctantly compliment each other and have found common ground to work together somewhat. They both need each other because having two is better than having one. It simply gives teams, sponsors and the sport more mileage.
We all know that the two parties will not work with each other its just not going to happen. Ok that's fine - lets move on. Instead of destroying something to recreate the same thing - why not CREATE something new.
The PALS Organisation is safe - for now. However I think they should not rest on their laurels and instead build upon the recent "endorsement" from the Millennium Board. I'd like to see the PALS Series make an important come back to Taiwan and open new avenues in countries like Indonesia up north to Japan Korea and even Singapore. The middle east have their own PALM Series now, however if PALS gets into more countries then its prestige would draw the teams from the Middle east back to the PALS Series.
The Asian Golf Tour have successful collaborations with the European Golf Tour in by having some of the Golf tournaments in Asia co-endorsed by the European PGA thus drawing European Pros to come out to Asia to play. We could have collaborations between the PALS/PALM/Millennium Series and draw more teams to play in each others league.
Anyway that's my take on this Millennium Series in Asia matter.
Thank you for reading my blog and I'll be back soon.
Please read and I'll interpret for you below.
The Millennium Series is dedicated to the growth and promotion of the sport of paintball since 1999. Since that time the Millennium Series (www.millennium-series.com) runs the biggest tournaments in Europe and offers a platform for competition to the best teams of the world.
Apart from running our own series, we support other tournaments, series and leagues, in Europe and worldwide on a global scale by various means. This includes, but is not limited to providing knowledge, equipment and various other assets.
In the Far East, the Millennium Series has been endorsing the PALS tournaments, which use our rules. The PALS (www.palseries.org) has grown over the years amazingly fast, featuring their flagship event, the World Cup Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and having successfully hosted events in other countries, like Thailand, Taiwan and Philippines.
In the last months the Millennium Series has been approached by a consortium of individuals and companies, who want to develop paintball in Asia as well. During our recent London event the Board of the Millennium Series invited all parties involved to several rounds of meetings to learn more about their exact intentions and to explain our own vision for the development of the sport in Asia. What was clear was there was a lot common themes and aspirations by all and we sincerely hope that all concerned will see the benefits of collaboration rather than competition which will only help to slow down the growth of the sport in the region
Basically the Millennium Series is asking all parties involved to find a way together towards our common goals. In a time, where support from within the paintball industry is getting less and less, it does not make sense to build parallel structures and organisations, which would lead to divide and fighting each other. Instead, existing structures should be used to accommodate the ambitions and totally justified strategic interests of other individuals, which have already shown commitment and constructive passion for the game, both in Malaysia and in other Asian countries.
If these parties manage to focus on common goals and strategies in a constructive manner, exciting times lay ahead for Asia, which is already the fastest growing region in paintball!
Board of the Millennium Series
Millennium Series Ltd
Adrenalin House, Brooklands Park, Farningham Road,
Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2JD, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-(0)845-2720860 FAX: 44-(0)845-6062657
Right- here it is in a gist
1. The Millennium Series is here to promote paintball by supporting other leagues around the world including the PALS Asian Series.
2. Recently The Millennium Series have been approached by some individuals who want to promote another Asian Series.
3. In light of this new consortium seeking official endorsement from Millennium Series in Asia, the board called for a meeting with the two groups in London and their cases were heard.
4. Instead of supporting one consortium over the other. The Millennium Board would like both parties to work together rather than against each other for the good of the sport.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
You can see the commandos with their "paintball guns" with the gravity loaders trying to shoot at the seamen. Iron pipes 20 - Paintball guns 0
When I heard about the botched raid on the ship my Israeli commandos using "paintball guns" that caught my attention. Apart from the infamous video of the commandos getting whacked by 20-30 guys with iron pipes.
Propaintball.com picked up on an article on Popular Mechanics website on Israel's "Less Lethal" arsenal. At the top of the list is the ubiquitous "paintball gun"
June 2, 2010 1:03 PM
When Israeli commandos launched their assault on ships bound for Gaza on Monday, the plan was to take them without bloodshed. It was a tall order, but after decades of conflict the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has built up a comprehensive arsenal of "less lethal" weapons, many of them developed indigenously. These cover everything from controlling large crowds to subduing individuals. However, technology has so far failed to deliver a Star Trek–styled phaser that is both completely harmless and perfectly effective. Each type of weapon has its own strengths and weaknesses. And as the botched raid shows, smart tactical use of such weapons is essential or everything can go tragically wrong.
The commandos of Flotilla 13, Israel's equivalent of the SEALs, were armed with paintball guns. This was an unusual use for paintballing gear, but not unique. For crowd control, paintballs are usually replaced with solid rubber slugs or rounds that break apart and release a cloud of pepper dust. Standard paintball guns do not produce enough impact force to deter a motivated opponent; the U.S. military prefers the FN303 launcher, which has twice the muzzle energy. In this case, the paintballs do not seem to have been effective.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Our Red Sevens Dye DM9s and special edition NT markers have been specially tuned by Master Fonjen from Taiwan. Fonjen owns over 45 paintball markers and has in depth knowledge of all makes of markers especially the DM9 and NT which are his personal choice of tournament markers.
Master Fonjen's tuning involves finely balancing the throughput and efficiency of the air flow through the Hyper 3 regulator into the marker. The result is a more smoother consistent shot that is more efficient and maximsies each puff of air into the shot thus saving air during the game.
Every one of our new markers have been sent to Fonjen to be tuned and each one comes to us ready to shoot straight out of the box. We take our dye markers into the field with confidence and pride that they have been tuned by Fonjen.
Master Fonjen will be in Clark for PALS Philippines with the Red Sevens in August.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
From leo Sy's Facebook
The registration center for the 2nd leg of PALS Series in the Philippines for Singapore teams is at Paintballers World. For inquiries and registration, Singapore teams can visit Paintballers World or email them at email@example.com
With this cooperation, we like to make the registration for the Singaporean Teams be much easier and hassle free. Feel free to visit Paintballers World at 100 Beach Road, Shaw Towers, #02-21, Singapore.
"Bringing Convinience to all Singaporeans!!".
I suppose we cant call it PALS MANILA anymore since it'll be at Clark which is like an hour plus out of Manila itself.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Sultan of Kedah Field Layout will be set up at Red Dynasty for teams to practice this weekend. The Red Sevens will be practicing at 3pm this Saturday and will aslo be there on this Sunday for XKay's snake Clinic. Yes you will get the opportunity to learn how to play the snake on the actual snake layout at will be at SOKC.
I guess Angel needs one or two pro teams to wear them to really give it credibility on the field. Otherwise it'll end up like NXe's Jrny loader which disappeared off the scene as soon as it was launched - remember that one?
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hopefully with some help on Sat afternoon we would be able to set up the Sultan of Kedah's Cup field at Red Dynasty for this Sunday morning.
RED SEVENS will also be practicing next Saturday 16th May afternoon at 3pm. Everyone is invited to join us as long as you buy some paint.