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We hit the road Friday morning from Atlantic Canada all the way to CPX Sports to check out the NPPL Chicago Open and Living Legends 4. We also took back with us to Canada a nice new 44 piece NPPL Sup Air field which we are pleased to offer to help grow the sport of 7-man in Atlantic Canada.
The drive was very f*cking long but once we landed and the weather was nice it really made up for the excessive amount of driving. We will be posting videos and sharing a few stories and possible rumors that we heard over the weekend shortly.
We also would like to say congratulations to 3CT which is made of of some of the top Canadian paintballers on their Division 2 First place finish. Keep your eyes on these guys for the season and they surely will be making a few visiting to the podium this season.
Until we get around to posting up stuff from the weekend you can keep yourself busy with an glimpse from the Miss NPPL bikini contest.
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 Cure3+ Bolt 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 Integrated FRM Offset Bores 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 LAUNCH COLOURS Panther, Spekta, Prestige WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Length: 540 mm Height: 211 mm Width: 31 mm Weight: 828g/1.82lb 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.
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.