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Friday, April 14, 2017

Mersey Road's Black Friday 20th Year

Mersey Road Paintball - Black Friday
Friday April 14th marked the 20th year Mersey Road Paintball in East River, Nova Scotia has launched the Eastern Canadian paintball season, with the annual Black Friday woodsball game.

Players from across the region came together for what many consider to be the unofficial start to the paintball season. Field owner Jim Langlois is amazed the game has carried on for 20 years.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Where Did All the Speedballers Go?

By: Kevin Curry

What happened to the game we love? In 2007 there were ten speedball fields in Atlantic Canada. Today there are only four. Of those four with only three fields are being used regularly. With regards to one genre of our sport, speedball, how did over a fifty percent of our available fields happen?

The answer is simple: player decline.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paintball Is Dying, It's Your Fault!

The Future of Paintball?

When I started playing paintball the choice of markers was vast for players. You could use a Splatmaster or a PPG. No foolin' there were two choices. Both of these markers took a 10 ball tube of paint, that if you were lucky, you could get on sale for two for $5.00. To put that amount in perspective, $2.50 per tube in 1980's is equivalent to $1000 per box in 2017 dollars.

I know what you are thinking, “Oh great! Another old guys telling us how good we have it.” Well yes, and no. We as players have never had so many options when it comes to the game we love. I mention 'back in the day' because I have seen paintball come from nothing to become a massive global industry and recognized sport.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Phases of Life for a Paintballer

Paintball Novice, Experienced, Advanced, Expert
Where do you fit in?

I remember when I first started going to the paintball field. The range of people and styles of dress made no sense. There were guys in white t-shirts playing next to guys with trees sticking out of their hats, next to guys in bright matching gear.

I can see how a newcomer to the sport can be confused, overwhelmed and intimidated by everything that goes on in the staging area during typical day at the field. With the start of a new paintball season I thought I would try to make some sense of the organized chaos.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Paintball Tipps Episode III - Bounding Overwatch

This episode of Paintball Tipps talks about the basic team tactic of the Bounding Overwatch. No matter what you try on the field there is one skill you must completely master before you can take your game to the next level. One skill more than any other will make you the master of woodsball or tourneyball - the "Bounding Overwatch".

This is the third video in the Paintball Tipps series that we created to both educate new players, as well as, entertain the more experienced.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paintball Tipps Episode II - Safety

Paintball Tipps Episode II - presented by Tippmann Sports, BuyPBL, Mersey Road Paintball
The Tippinators are pleased to announce the release of the second video in the Paintball Tipps series. This latest video focuses on the safety and how easy it is to keep the game safe for everyone.

This episode was inspired by an email we received from a viewer. "We received an email from a viewer asking about safety." said Tippinator Bruce 'Charon' Johnston. "Safety is so integral to everything we do as players that we had to produce a safety video."

Monday, December 23, 2013

Custom Tippmann Hat

Tippmann Sports makes a great beanie but not everyone on the street knows what Tippmann does. The Tippinators decided to add a stick figure paintballer to a hat in order to announce to the world what Tippmann is all about.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Paintball Tipps - Episode I

Paintball Tipps from Tippmann Sports and BuyPBL
The Tippinators have been thinking about doing it for a while, and we were finally able to produce our first animated instructional video.

The video is called "Paintball Tipps - Fire and Move the Key to Winning Paintball". We hope this will be the first in a series of videos that are designed to help new players learn the game while entertaining more experienced players.

Experienced players are asked for advice by new players all the time. Rather then passing on tips to players one by one as we have been for years, these videos let us answer the most frequently asked questions to everyone at once.

Monday, October 7, 2013

'Crossover XVR' Review

'Crossover XVR' Integrates Player Recommended Upgrades
Tippmann expands on Crossover platform thanks to feedback from players

Tippmann introduces the XVR, an enhanced version of the hugely successful Crossover marker. Launched last year, the Crossover appeals more to woodsball players seeking a marker offering the ability to ‘crossover’ into tournament-style play. The new XVR takes Tippmann performance to a new level.

The marker was developed based on feedback and suggestions secured by the company from speedball players worldwide. The result is a marker specifically designed to deliver during tournament-style play but still tough enough for woodsball.