Having attended the PSP World Cup for a good few years back to back starting off as being a ref working hard on the fields in the heat so players from the semi-pro ranks down to the newest of players could enjoy the sport until the transition into playing at the event with friends and moving onto European teams no one can dismiss the feeling of attending the PSP World Cup.
Even with the changes in the venue from the long standing Wild World Of Sports at Disney, the thought of any team not attending for their chance to WWC (Win World Cup) really shows the level of commitment & desire to improve in the sport. Being a field owner or manager should not be any different (aside from being on the field wanting to Win World Cup) it should be a time for those working in the industry to gather, regroup, enjoy a few drinks, learn from the efforts from the season past and really push forward into the upcoming season to really expand your own share of the market place and to grow the sport.
Why miss out on meeting paintball industry heavy weights face to face?
The Field Owner & Business Conference: includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynote, networking happy hour for $75 if pre registered or $95 at the door the day of. Registering prior to October 10th saves you $20 which really is an easy way to help grow your own business, network with other field owners and to make some direct inroads with the industry. Since the event will be held the day before the tournament starts so have your flight arrive before Wednesday Oct. 19th get yourself settled in early and since the venue is just 20 minutes from the PSP World Cup site what really is there to lose?
So don’t drag your butt if your going to be attending World Cup in October head on over to http://www.fieldownersconference.com now pre register and save $20 for a few drinks or maybe even some new gear from the great vendors who support the industry just like yourselves.
We are slowly working on the video content that we shot at the NPPL Chicago Open. Take a Look at the Portland Uprising remix & the Division 1 Finals between 3CT & LSD Savage. You also cannot have a large event without new product videos check out the latest product from Virtue Paintball the Solar Bugout Backpack.
3CT VS LSD Savage
Virtue Paintball Solar Bugout Backpack
Planet Eclipse has been keeping busy with the release of the CSL and now their HDE camo jersey. Hopefully there will be some players wearing this at Living Legends IV this coming weekend in Chicago at CPX Sports. Head over to the Planet Eclipse online store to order yours now.
Planet Eclipse steps up their 2011 line of markers
ECLIPSE CSL EGO “Enriched with Carbon and Gold, the CSL is both striking and beautiful. From the seamless flow of the barrel and frame to the intricate detail and craftsmanship of the body. The new CSL is the epitome of class and performance with a distinctive pedigree and history that is only found in the SL mark”…
The CSL is all about the detail. Gold screws clamp the gold-detailed grips onto the new flush fitting and screwless frame. Gold Thumbwheel and Screw on the silky smooth, bushed and re-designed C-Lever Clamping Feed. Gold LPR Torpedo and Bolt Pin. The bespoke CSL POPS system with coded gold latch pin. All co-ordinated with that lustrous carbon fibre and gold threaded weave in the all-new SL Shaft 4 Barrel Tip.
The SL has always offered something a bit special. A bit “extra”, if you like. And this year is no exception.
The gold accenting lifts the general appearance of the CSL into another league. All of the stainless steel parts that could be colour-coded have been, also the grip badge and body badge carry a gold chrome finish in place of the silver chrome found on the standard Ego11.
But of course it is the new SL Shaft4 Barrel that takes the limelight. The gloss finished Carbon Fibre 14.5” and 16” tips contains a delicate gold weave, a polished gold collar, and ample porting. The backs have been stepped down a size in their range (now 0.681”, 0.685” and 0.689” bores) in order to better suit the current paint sizes around the globe. The threading and rear section use the same geometry as the Shaft4 Barrel with its increased control bore length, offering higher average velocity and improved consistency over the older Shaft SL barrels. Of course the internal bore is precision honed, as you would expect.
In order to make the most of the stunning detailing all of the CSL the colours for this year have been designed to complement the gold theme, picking up the colour in their accented parts, but each with their own unique combination of base and contrasting elements.
Mechanically the CSL is driven using the same solenoid with integrated Flow Control Devices as can be found on the Ego11. The Ego11 has altered perceptions on what is possible both in terms of adjustability and outright smoothness from a poppet platform. And the CSL is no different with the adjustable solenoid making it possible to dial in the marker for supreme spool valve rivalling smoothness or outright firepower at the twist of a control.
But in other areas around the marker it’s easy to spot where those improvements that you expect to see in an SL have been made. For example the F-F or Flush Fitting Frame. Take a look and you will see that there are no longer any unsightly screw heads at the rear of the frame or inside the trigger guard. Instead, the frame is attached using a single captured free-spinning screw at the rear, and on a discrete and hidden cam-hinge at the front. The result is quicker and easier disassembly, smoother lines and improved ergonomics.
The CSL will be shipping with the excellent Cure3+ bolt. But currently in the final stages of development we have an all-new Cure4 Bolt System. Developed with the intention to reduced stack clipping and bolt strike (where the paintball is damaged by the bolt accelerating forward and striking the stationary paintball) the new bolt includes a removable and replaceable cushioned tip. The tip is locked into position by the contoured bolt insert that is in turn held in place by the bolt pin. Complete disassembly requires no tools whatsoever. The Cure4 bolt will be made available free of charge to all CSL owners who register their marker (see inside CSL box for details).
Continuing the long tradition of the SL range, the CSL offers a multitude of options to the owner. Electronically there is the same option of Opto or Micro trigger actuation on the board, as well as magnetic and/or spring return on the trigger. The CSL also offers the option of both a High and Low Pressure exhaust valve system which allows you tailor the efficiency and feel even further. The HP valve guide gives increased efficiency while the LP guide delivers a more gentle blast of air to the back of the ball. There is also the inclusion of the standard Ego-shaped “S” style, as well as a brand new retro “Blade”-shaped, trigger. The options included as standard with every CSL mean that there should be a set-up to suit every taste without ever the need to purchase potentially flawed aftermarket parts.
And of course these days the options do not just stop at the hardware. Every CSL comes complete with a full E-Portal system, including software and link cables meaning that everything from the start-up splash screen to the software version can be adjusted and uploaded from a PC.
As you can see, there is little that has been left untouched on the New CSL. And after all, The devil is in the detail, as they say…
UNIQUE CSL FEATURES:
Bespoke CSL Body
Bespoke CSL F-F (Flush Fitting) Trigger Frame
Bespoke CSL Cure4 Soft Faced Bolt With Gold Bolt Pin
Bespoke CSL 5-Piece SL Shaft4 Shaft Barrel Kit
Bespoke CSL Carbon Fibre Tips With Gold Weave
Bespoke CSL Contoured dual density Grips with Gold Logo
Bespoke CSL Gold Hardware
Bespoke CSL Circuit Board With USB Interface – Cable and Software Included
Bespoke CSL Dual Triggers – “Blade” and “S” Style Triggers Included
Bespoke CSL Dual Valve Guides – HP and LP Valve Guide Kit
Bespoke CSL Zick2 Rammer Kit
Bespoke CSL POPS Assembly
Bespoke CSL Smooth Clamping Feed Assembly – With Gold Sprocket Wheel
Bespoke CSL Contoured Eye Covers
Lazer-Eyes Red BBSS System
Exclusive PBNation CSL Badge
EGO11 CROSS OVER FEATURES:
Bespoke MAC Solenoid with Adjustable Flow Controls
Fully Adjustable Bolt and Rammer Speed for reduced Kick
SL3 Inline Regulator With Angled Swivel
Dual Density Rubber Console and Frame Grip
Zick2 Rammer Shaft and Cap
Increase Longevity of Internal Components
New LP Supply Protection System
92% larger transflective LCD Display
Adjustable Tru-Colour RGB LCD Backlite
16-Bit Microprocessor – 16 MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second)
Improved Solenoid Drive Circuitry for increased Velocity Consistency
New Graphical User Interface
Ultra-Lightweight Monoform Body
Deftek Offset Feed Tube
Integrated Rammer Housing
Micro + Opto Switch Board
Dual Instrument Grade Ball-Raced Trigger
Dual Trigger Return Mechanisms – Magnetic and Spring Trigger
T-Slot Rail Mounting System
Integrated Audible Sounding Device
Panther, Spekta, Prestige
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
Length: 540 mm
Height: 211 mm
Width: 31 mm
All Measurements include Barrel (14.5”), POPS, Battery, Ready-to-go:
SL SHAFT 4 BARREL KIT SPECIFICATIONS
1 x 14.5” Carbon Fibre Front Section 0.700” Bore
1 x 16” Carbon Fibre Front Section 0.700” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.681” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.685” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.689” Bore
The NPPL 2011 Chicago Open and Living Legends IV – The Ultimate Vendor Opportunity!
When hundreds of the very best tournament paintball players in the world converge on CPX Sports Park in Joliet, Illinois along with thousands of scenario and recreational players, the result is the ultimate vendor opportunity! For the second year, the NPPL Chicago Open paintball tournament will be held alongside the amazing Living Legends scenario experience, bringing professional and divisional tournament players together with recreational and scenario players – both fun-loving and die-hard. The result is the best of all worlds for any paintball company, large or small, looking for the ideal event at which to vend and show off their products as hundreds of tournament and thousands of recreational and scenario players come together at one place, for one incredible weekend of paintball festivities!
May 20-22, 2011, some of the most famous people in the paintball world will make the trip to CPX Sports in Joliet for the Living Legends 4 scenario event, while others compete on the world stage in the NPPL Chicago Open tournament. Joining these paintball celebrities and professional athletes will be dozens of representatives of the paintball news media, ensuring that sponsors, vendors and their products receive massive coverage in words, pictures and videos spread around the world! Hundreds of divisional players will also compete in the NPPL Chicago Open tournament, while spectators, friends and family cheer them on! Meanwhile, thousands of camouflage-clad scenario and recreational players will hit the woods and remarkable themed fields of CPX to square off in the Living Legends scenario.
Paintball companies no longer have to choose between the large crowds of major scenario events or the cool atmosphere and massive media coverage of professional tournaments at which to display their products, greet customers and dealers and make sales: the NPPL 2011 Chicago Open and Living Legends 4 will bring it all together in one place, for one affordable price!
So here at ThisISPaintball.ca we decided that we would be silent for one full year from writing blog posts about paintball events, league updates, product reviews or new releases to show our concern over where the industry is heading and how the loss of the core values which paintball once held were really being throw to the side in the search for profits.
While there has not really been many of those issues disappear ThisISPaintball.ca is starting to create and share content again but will only be showcasing news from those companies which are building a healthy paintball industry and trying to showcase the local events which are really supporting true players which are keeping the industry afloat with buying & paying for their products.
Good luck to all teams & players in the 2011 season hopefully lessons can be noticed to the failures in the past few years in the paintball industry and adjustments made to make sure the sport keeps growing in the correct fashion without forgetting where the sport started off from.
Take a look at the layouts for the 2010 Paintball Sports Promotions event in Chicago.
Make sure your team is registered to play http://www.pspevents.com