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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!
Teaser for Artifact, the 5th season of Planet Eclipse’s online video series. Artifact is a collection of 10 minute documentary shorts being released monthly by Planet Eclipse.
The 1st episode, “Make ‘Em Hurt,” will feature professional paintball team Chicago Aftershock. It will debut May 10, 2010.
Teaser features the song “fresh snow” by Moonlit Sailor.
Brought to you by Planet Eclipse, Deep Elm Records, & Disconnected Media.
PSP Events proudly presents THE event of the year, the 2009 World Cup. The largest professional paintball tournament on the planet will debut at a new location this year, Fantasy of Flight, October 7th – 11th.
Home to over 40 rare and vintage aircraft, Fantasy of Flight is the world’s greatest aviation attraction. The facility offers a variety of guided tours including visits to their working restoration and maintenance areas. You can climb inside the cockpit of a Corsair fighter for a battle over the Pacific and then take a spin on their state-of-the-art hang glide simulator in the Fun with Flight area.
Located in Polk City, FL, Fantasy of Flight is conveniently located between the Orlando International Airport and the Tampa International Airport. Servicing over 52 million passengers a year with over 1,000 arrivals and departures daily, the two airports offer a multitude of flight options for everyone traveling to the event.
The World Cup is the crown jewel of tournament paintball; more players, more spectators, more vendors, more buzz, more significance than any other event in the industry. The event also hosts the year’s largest tradeshow where everyone that’s anyone comes to debut their latest and greatest gear for the upcoming season. It is the must attend event of the year for teams and paintball enthusiasts around the globe.
Visit www.pspevents.com for more information about the event including host hotels. Stay tuned as we add additional properties, rental homes, and tons more details for the event.
Impulse – The Beat Goes On
Smart Parts unveils the all new Impulse professional tournament marker at Bitburg Millennium Series event.
Loyalhanna, PA – May 28, 2009 – The Classic Impulse was one of the most popular electropneumatic paintball markers ever produced. It found its way into the winner’s circle in the hands of teams like the All Americans and Strange. Pros loved it for its performance and amateurs loved it for its price. Even though it has been out of production for several years, it remains a popular used marker due to its fast rate of fire, simple cleaning requirements and rock-solid reliability.
Now, the beat goes on. Paintball players at the 2009 MAXS European Masters paintball tournament in Bitburg, Germany were treated to the unveiling of the all new Smart Parts Impulse. Smaller, faster and smoother than its legendary predecessor, the Impulse is built to exceed the needs of today’s professional tournament paintball player.
“The Classic Impulse was a phenomenally successful marker and players have been asking us to bring it back for some time,” said Smart Parts Vice President, Adam Gardner, “but we weren’t going to do it until we could do it right. That all came down to perfecting a new valve and dual-regulation system that gives us the speed and gas efficiency players expect from a poppet valve marker, combined with the smooth kick-free shooting that we deliver in our best spool valve paintguns.”
True to its heritage, the Impulse is a stacked tube marker, but this isn’t just a modification of the Classic, it is an all new marker with a more compact design, and numerous new features including:
* Pressure balanced poppet valve allowing 1700 to 1800 shots from a 4500 psi 68ci system
* Dual regulation allowing extremely low bolt force and eliminating kick
* Air buffered firing piston shoots smoother with less vibration
* Ultra-compact in-grip regulators reduce forward weight for improved balance
* Hose-free design eliminating common leak points
* Rechargeable lithium polymer battery powering the Impulse through approximately 100,000 shots per charge
* Hinged Vision eye covers open without tools for cleaning and aren’t easily lost because they stay attached to the marker
* Volume chamber fore-grip eliminates shoot-down
* Modular body design allowing for fast repairs and mix-and-match color styling
* Freak compatible barrel system accepts bore inserts for changing paint sizes
* Trigger based programming with modes for all major leagues and scenario use
* Q-Lock feedneck quickly clamps and adjusts to all high performance hoppers
“The keys to the new Impulse design are its valve and regulators.” says Hans Semelsberger, Smart Parts’ Director of Technical Sales. “Most poppet valves are pushed closed by the air inside, so when the pressure is right for good efficiency, you have to hit them pretty hard to knock them open, and that shakes the gun, throwing off your aim. Our pressure balanced valve lets the air pressure push forward and backwards on the valve core at the same time. Those forces cancel each other out and the valve opens easily regardless of the pressure inside. It’s so soft, I can push it open with my little finger. Because the valve opens so easily, we are able to use two-stage regulation to drive the firing piston with very low pressure gas. That makes the Impulse gentle on paint, and lets it shoot without kick.”
With a suggested retail price of $999.00 US, the all new Impulse will be shown at the PSP Chicago Open in Bolingbrook Illinois, June 24th-28th, 2009, and will be available soon at Authorized Smart Parts dealers everywhere.
Smart Parts, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of equipment and accessories for the sport of paintball. For more information, visit www.SmartParts.com. Smart Parts, Vision, Freak Jr., The Freak and Impulse are registered trademarks of Smart Parts, Inc.
The original Impulse was released in the year 2000 and was the sister design to SP’s other marker available at the time, the Shocker Sport. Over the course of its lifetime the Impulse became one of the most popular markers available, and was notable for following many trends for parts, style, and features in the paintball industry on the turn of the century.
Originally Posted by Propaintball.com
This morning we learned that KEE Action Sports Group has purchased Canadian paintball manufacture and product distributor XO Industries. XO has a large foothold in the Canadian market place and has been steadily gaining ground in the United States marketplace by selling quality paintballs at low prices. XO currently manufactures a large line of paintball products including but not limited to several different grades of paintballs, both on and off the field gear and markets to the scenario players under the brand Gen-X-Global. KEE Action Sports has several high profile and extremely successful brands such as BT for the scenario players, a full line RPS Paintballs under the brands EVIL and RPS, and EMPIRE branded playing gear. The two companies will be working to consolidate their brands under one name and distribution network and we can only speculate as to which one is going to win out. However, the real shake up will take place at the end of the season when teams contracts are renegotiated and KEE/XO determine which teams to keep in their Pro stable. KEE currently sponsors the Russian Legion, San Diego Dynasty, Infamous, San Antonio X-Factor and Tampa Bay Damage. XO currently sponsors Edmonton Impact, New England Hurricanes, Orange County Bushwackers and Portland Naughty Dogs. From what we understand, XO Industries has reassured the sponsored teams that their contracts and agreements will be honored. With budgets tightening and the natural focus of acquisition teams being to cut costs and cut out the overlap between the two companies, one can only speculate that they will refocus their sponsorship on an elite group. The deal between KEE and XO is a major move that further consolidates the paint manufacturing industry; on one side we have Procaps/DXS who recently merged with Archon/ZAP, and on the other, KEE merging with PMI and XO. Paintball is going to get interesting!
There have been some major changes in the last 24 hours with the USPL. They have consolidated to four events, rescheduled the DC Challenge, and may be adopting the NPPL name next season.
Here is the Press Release from the USPL:
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – April 29, 2009 – The US Paintball League (USPL) is committed to hosting great events and working to ensure that the schedule and venues are well planned and well executed. Following the successful season opener at Huntington Beach, the league has been speaking with many teams and evaluating the overall plan for 2009. After careful consideration, we have decided to adjust the schedule and the remaining venues to better suit the needs of our divisional team base and to better enable us to provide the best service to our customer base.
Effective immediately, USPL is rescheduling the PEVS DC Challenge and announcing that it will host three remaining events for 2009. By reducing the number of 2009 events to 4 total events, we will ensure that the level of quality and prestige remains as expected. This will also allow our teams the necessary time to recover between league events and to physically and financially prepare to compete in the USPL 7 Man Series.
The US Paintball League has purchased all the trade marks and rights to the National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) Super 7 World Series. Currently the US Paintball League will maintain the NPPL sanctioning rules and committees. The team members are in the process of deciding whether or not to use the NPPL name in the coming year.
The Eastern and Western Conference titles for every division will be determined by each team’s top three scores (The DC Challenge in August must be included to win the Eastern Conference and the West Coast Open must be included to win the Western Conference). All 16 Professional teams will be competing in each event this season. DC Arsenal is currently leading the Eastern Pro Conference while San Diego Dynasty is leading the Western Pro Conference. The World Championships this October will be open to all teams as well as international teams looking to compete at the National level.
The USPL will announce additional product and cash prizes on our web site May 10, 2009.
A Series Prize Package will be announced for all Divisions which includes Free Entry into the 2010 Huntington Beach event (scheduled for April 9 – 11, 2010), as well as a gun sponsorship for all National Series 7man winners from Bob Long (more details coming May 10, 2009)!
DC Challenge Postponed
The DC Challenge has been postponed until August 28 – 30, 2009. If your team has already paid and registered for the DC Challenge, please phone the league at (714) 858-1923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. USPL stands behind you, therefore, call us with questions and let us resolve any issues with teams needing reimbursements for changing flight schedules, hotel booking fees, etc.
New 2009 Schedule
Event 1: Surf City Open, Huntington Beach, CA – April 3 – 5, 2009 (Completed and a great success!)
Event 2: West Coast Open – Dates and Venue to be confirmed shortly
Event 3: DC Challenge, Pev’s Paintball Park, Aldie, VA – August 28 – 30, 2009 CONFIRMED
Event 4: World Championships, Las Vegas, NV – October 2 – 4, 2009 (Venue TBA)
1st DC Arsenal
2nd San Diego Dynasty
3rd Oakland Blast
4th Los Angeles Infamous
1st Dynasty Entourage
2nd Arsenal Evolution
3rd Hollywood HK
1st Arsenal Predators
2nd LA Endurance
3rd Black Cell
2nd SCP Edge
3rd Impact Kids
4th Critical Wrecking Crew
Division 3 5-man
1st Davis Excessive
2nd Sick Individuals
3rd Team Rip
4th Surgical Strike
1st LA Hitmen.com
2nd GAT Products Factory
3rd Chikun Nuggets
4th Slow Moving Targets