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Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Review

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Mohammed Alo
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an epic title. To say that we are simply impressed is a severe understatement. Our staff feels that this is the greatest game of all time and will be playable for many, many years. Yes, greatest game of all time. The stunning graphics, the sound track, the game play and most of all it's addictability (yes, we've coined a new term for this game).

Paintball Liquidation Sale

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Staff
Paintball players and business owners in the Midwest would definitely be interested in this going out if business paintball liquidation sale. Find out more.

Black Magic STO Autococker

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Mohammed Alo
Like Payton, the Black Magic ought to be called 'Sweetness'. Payton broke records and set new standards for running backs all around the NFL. The Black Magic will now set higher standards for the paintball industry. No other marker, since the WDP Angel first came out, has ever elicited such a response from our staff. The Paintball Times is the only place you can read reviews about the Black Magic Autococker.

XSV Vlocity Review

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Chris DeForge
The XSV Vlocity was released in 2007 as an upgrade to the standard model. With many aftermarket chips already available for the Vlocity, is the XSV a good buy or a mere retail repackage? Find out what our staff thinks.

Are You A Junkie? Or A Juggernaut?

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Paul Maitrejean
At every scenario game, one can divide the players into two basic groups: the action junkies and the juggernauts. Action junkies just run out there and throw paint, heedless of tactical orders from the team leaders. The juggernauts work as a unit, following orders, focusing on objectives, and engaging only when it benefits the team. Who do you want to be?

Viewloader Evlution III

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Chris DeForge
With so many new force-feed loaderes dominating the market, how does the time-tested and updated Evlution loader stand? Check out the newest incarnation of the Evlution series, the Evlution III.

All New Paintball FAQ

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Kevin Thompson
Like any sport every aspect affects your success out on the field. From your skills to your equipment everything counts. First and foremost Paintballing is a sport for the bold and not the weary. If you jump at the sound of paintball marker discharging or do projectiles directed at high speeds toward you make you duck and take cover then paintballing is not the sport for you. Paintballing like most sports is not for everyone. Most people who are attracted to paintballing are thrill seekers.

Commander Cup Controversy

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Chris DeForge
An examination of the controversial call that lead to Dynasty's victory at the Orange County Commander Cup. What does the rulebook have to say?

Dye Sticky 03s

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Chris DeForge
With tons of new 2007 equipment hitting the market, new grips give players endless aesthetics and comfort options. How do the Dye Sticky 03s measure up in light of the new competition?

Rufus Dawg Centerfeed

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Chris DeForge
Check out what Tippmann owners are hailing as the newest essential upgrade for speedball style guns. Does the first and only vertical feed adaptor for the Tippmann line meet expectations?

Barrel Myths

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Tyler Titus
Looking for a sniper barrel? Want to have longer range than everyone else? Unfortunately, there are far too many myths out there as to what is a sniper barrel, and what isn't. Tyler dispels these myths in his critical review.

Orange S.A.M. Bolt review

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Austin K. Rhudy
If you have a Matrix, you need this bolt. Orange Paintball's S.A.M. carbon-fiber bolt for the Matrix line of markers is not only light weight, but looks cool as well. Find out more about this bolt.

Predator AFA 5.0 Shocker Board

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Joey Tepsic
Are you one of those people who has to have the very best? We all want to have teh very best of something, whether it's the very best marker, car, or Shocker. If you own a Shocker, you need this modification and upgrade. This board packs the most modes, adjustability and the best vision software on the market.

Newbie's Guide to CO2

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Chris DeForge
While HPA becomes more and more prevalent and propane is now a usable air source, CO2 still remains a staple propellant for many players. Learning to understand your tank can save you time and money so you can focus on whats important - the game!

Paintballer jailed for car insurance

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Jerry A. Gaston
Last week, while driving to my local paintball field early in the morning, I dosed off and found myself in the farm irrigation runoff ditch. I called 911 on my cell phone and the police and wrecker arrived shortly. What happened after this is a horrendous adventure.

Is mesothelioma a real paintball threat?

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Staff
Whether we admit it or not, there are still indoor paintball fields that buy or rent in an old warehouse style building. In the past, these buildings would be left abandoned because most people did not want to deal with the cost of bringing them up to code, which usually involves removing the asbestos. Asbestos causes a deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma, should paintballers be concerned?

ANS Ion Review

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Andrew C. Syren
The ANS Ion is a great tool for anyone getting into paintball that would like to keep up with the others using heavy firepower and it’s a great marker for those already in the game that would like to put their hard earned money into playing and not into their gear. ANS makes it easier to pay less so you can play more.

Vlocity hopper review

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Spenser Karns
The Viewloader Vlocity hopper is the latest from the folks at Viewloader and is the top dog of all hoppers. Can your hopper keep up with this one?

MQ Valve Review

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Andrew C. Syren
For the last year or so PBX Paintball has been selling what I would personally call the savior to a dying breed. With all the new markers coming into fruition, the cocker was being left behind and labeled a sear tripper in the most negative way. With the solution brought to us by PBX, these terms of negativity are abolished. Will the MQ Valve save the Autococker?

ANS X5E Autocker Review

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Andrew C. Syren
When I received the ANS X5E in the mail, I immediately ripped into the package. I have been a cocker fan ever since I saw my first one several years back and even today I get giddy like a little school boy when I have a chance to own another piece of this legendary paintball marker. In opening the box sent to by ANS I was happy to discover a shiny brand new and sick looking cocker.

Support the Hurrican Katrina Relief Effort

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Mohammed Alo
Paintball players have always been known to be upstanding citizens and caring individuals. We have strong family values and respect and love our neighbors. Find out how you can help the relief effort.

The Few, The Proud

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Chris DeForge
There's no unifying handbook, no universial qualification, no certificates of achievement. We run the games, we keep the peace, we call the shots on and off the field. From the thick woods of the northeast, to the airball arenas on the West Coast, from smoke-filled scenario battleground to backyard game, we are the gatekeepers.

Evil Omen 2.0 Review

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Steve Birchfield
The Evil Omen 2.0 is one of the best mid level markers on the market. It tends to stay below the mainstream radar but it should be taken into serious consideration when purchasing your next marker.

Costs of paintball now

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Chris DeForge
So you've read up on paintball, talked to your friends, and made up your mind - the ultimate rush is definitely the thing for you! So how much is this going to cost, anyway? Paintball is one of the most expensive extreme sports around but understanding the costs and going prepared can help cut costs dramatically.

Bob Long Defiant 2 Review

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Andrew C. Syren
Bob Long has made a huge name for himself in paintball and being nicknamed the Godfather of Paintball, he deserves every bit of respect given to him these days. With his initial creation of the Intimidator Bob Long launched paintball into a world of speed and power. Having a small understanding of how Bob Long changed the face of paintball with the introduction of the Timmy, I can say with confidence that he has once again, changed the face of paintball for the second time. Only this time he has done so with a whisper.

Brass Eagle Pocket Hopper

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Chris DeForge
Brass Eagle's 2004 line of mini-hoppers fills a specific niche. Does it hold up to expectations? How well does it perform? When and why would you use these?

Diablo Wrath

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Andrew C. Syren
The Diablo Wrath has become one of the most talked about markers to hit the paintball world in recent months especially considering that it is quite possibly the only true competitor to the recently released Smart Parts Ion. With a price around $260 the Diablo Wrath would appear to be a great buy considering the list of options that come standard.

Paintball Expo in Ohio

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Staff
On June 4th and 5th, 2005, Paintball Expo, LLC will host the first paintball trade show of its kind known to the Ohio area at the Columbus, Ohio Expo Center. Just as it has done on the western side of the states four progressively successful years in a row, Paintball Expo, Ohio will conduct a non-tournament event strictly dedicated to consumers.

Prepared for the worst

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Chris DeForge
All set for the big day! You markers are tuned, your pack is cleaned, your pods are ready. You think you are all set for your tournament. But, things can go wrong at the worst time. Learning to cope rather than panicking can turn a bad day into a winning situation. Find out how to deal with tournament day disaters.

Dye Lock Lid

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Chris DeForge
Heart pounding. Adrenaline pumping. Try refilling your hopper. Paintballs are expensive as heck. We hate paying so much for paint. Is dumping paint all over the ground a thing of the past? Or will we still be wasting money dropping paint when trying to refill in the heat of the game?

Planet Eclipse Ego in Review

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Andrew C. Syren
Planet Eclipse is a company that prides itself on quality and functionality. I say this with confidence not because I have personally spoken with anybody there but because I have owned several different products manufactured by them. Entering onto the scene years ago, planet Eclipse brought to us the Autocockers greatest upgrade ever, the E-Blade. Today, Planet Eclipse brings to us the Ego. A true electro-pneumatic marker that is said to be a Timmy clone but to those that have had the opportunity to use the Ego know it is far more than any clone at all.

Q-loader, fastest ever?

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Andrew C. Syren
Having been a faithful Halo user for some time now, I was skeptical of how well the Q-loader would hold up to the rigors of today’s paintball markers and their high rates of fire. After getting my hands on one, most thoughts of disbelief were abolished as I discovered that not only is the Q-loader fast enough to feed some of the more hungry beasts out there, it also provides a lower profile to your marker.

Maintaining the Smart Parts ION

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Andrew C. Syren
Having gotten my hands on the Smart Parts ION, I found that the owner’s manual was a bit “lacking” and decided to write up a little helpful article on maintaining the marker. Come and find out what I discovered as I tear down one of the markets hottest new paintball markers.

A look at the hottest upgrade for the new WGP Trilogy.

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Andrew C. Syren
Were you one of those that bought the new WGP Trilogy and wish it had a little more speed? With TC Paintball’s new solenoid bracket you can now install the E-blade to any one of the Trilogy markers. Now you can get that low cost Cocker slinging paint like never before. Come take a look at this hot new upgrade.

Dye DM5 review

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Andrew C. Syren
The new Dye DM5 is just what you would expect from a company that puts their focus on perfection. It is, as they would say “the pinnacle of perfection in which all other markers are judged”. Come see what I found as I took the opportunity to review one of the industries greatest markers.

Cheating is not just for baseball

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Chris DeForge
If you thought that only baseball players cheated, you were wrong. Like all sports, many paintball players feel the need to give themselves an unfair advantage. Cheating is too common in paintball and has serious consequences. Find out who the real victims are as the truth behind decpetion is revealed.

The comprehensive aiming guide

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Tim J. Gavlick
Having trouble aiming? Everyone has suffered in trying to get their paintballs to land on target. This guide is here to help give you some helpful hints and pointers to follow while playing, which will eventually contribute to improving your aiming and therefore your game.

It's the little things

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Tim J. Gavlick
Whether you know it or not, other players are judging you and sizing you up. How can you be sure that you can maintain a professional and respectful appearance? It's all in the details.

Smart Parts Ion review

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Robby Eichman
The Smart Parts Ion is an electro-pneumatic marker with a ramping board capable of doing 17 bps with rebound, full auto, 3 round burst and of course, semi-automatic. With break beam eyes, the Ion is the first marker to be classified as “high-end” for under $300. I had the privilege of playing with one for a full day and was thoroughly impressed. Find out why I liked the Ion.

Tips for selling online

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Christopher Ryan DeForge
Let's face it, paintball is addictive. We always want the newest markers we can get our hands on. Knowing how to properly sell older markers is a great way at putting some cash toward that new toy! Find out what I've learned about selling online, and aviod some common mistakes.

Nelspot 007

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Christopher Ryan DeForge
While the history of the first games of paintball made be fading, the stock class Nelspot 007 is still leaving a lasting, 300 foot per second mark on the pump and pistol industry today. Find out what makes the 007 such a solid marker!

Paintball's phenomenal run

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John Mitchell
In the last two years, paintball has taken some of the biggest steps in our short history. We have had a leage split and numerous television deals come to life. John Mitchell takes us on a ride through history. Find out how far we've come and where we are heading.

Indian Creek Designs BKO

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HiredGun
The Indian Creek Designs BKO is quite the versatile little piece of electronic mechanism. The parts that come stock on these markers are a little bit sketchy (weak) but easily upgraded. The newer models of the BKO have sleek milling that would catch anyone's eyes. Find out more about this marker.

Paintball is not the bad guy

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Robby EIchman
Are you tired of reading about paintball being a dangerous sport? The media continues to demonize our sport and highlights the tragedies and disasters, all the while, paintball has proven to be one of the safest sports. Find out why paintball is safe.

Physics and paintball?

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Andrew C. Syren
Does physics play a potential roll in the sport of paintball? We seem to think so and here are just a couple of examples. See how physics can make you a smarter player.

Paintball Times offers syndication feed

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Editor
Paintball Times now offers an RSS feed for news aggregators and other websites that use RSS feeds. Now you can have Paintball times news, articles, and information fed directly to your website, newsreader, or PDA. Find out more about our new feed.

Back up gun?

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Andrew C. Syren
So many times have I heard the term “back-up” gun when playing ball with those owning high-end markers. Although most of those using the term had more money than brains and should have never gotten into the sport, I too have found myself guilty of using the term. Read here to find a smarter solution to this myth.

Vote 2004: Education reform

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Editorial
We can all agree that education is the number one issue impacting the future of our country. Education level of a country's public is directly proportional to wealth, living standards, and sophistication. Period. This is a top priority. So who do we support?

Vote 2004: Crime

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Editorial
Crime is a top priority when it comes to paintball players. We want to reduce crime as much as possible. We hate criminals and wish we could eliminate them forever. Our staff knows the importance of reducing crime and has had much experience in the field. We were able to reach a few conclusions.

Vote 2004: Foreign Policy

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Editorial
Back in 2000, most of our staff felt that foreign policy does not really affect the world of paintball. Boy were we wrong. Foreign policy does not affect paintball directly, but does affect almost everything else including the economy, taxes, and world power balance. So who do we like this year?

Vote 2004: Abortion

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Editorial
Abortion is a complex issue and we need to come to some middle ground. We don't feel that strictly pro choice or strictly pro life is the right answer. No one respects life and choices more than paintballers do. We respect all forms of life when we play, and even, in the terminology that we use.

Vote 2004: Second Ammendment

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Editorial
Yes, Kerry may be a hunter, but a few photo opportunities should not overshadow our long history with Kerry and his party’s gun policy. Kerry and other Democrats have taken every opportunity to sensationalize and polarize the public with regards to the gun issue. So why should paintballers care about this issue?

Vote 2004: Tax policy

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Editorial
Taxation affects paintball players, paintball store owners, paintball manufacturers, and paintball players. The effects of taxation are directly felt by paintball players. The more we are taxed, the less we have to spend on paintball. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to deduct paintball equipment and fees as write-offs? If you own your own corporation, you can. Who has the advantage?

Vote 2004: The environment

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Editorial
Paintballers? Environmentalists? That’s what our staff was confounded about. Sure, we know that paintballers were concerned about the environment, but to what extent? During the 2000 election cycle, we stated that paintballers were the ultimate environmentalists, and now we have even more solid data to backup our claims. Find out who is better on the environment.

Paintballers will affect the election

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Editorial
Back in 1992 we predicted that Clinton would win and even wrote a small blurb about it in our print newsletter (back then we were only in print). In 1996, we chose Clinton as our endorsee and as Americans voted their pocketbook, so did paintball players. In 2000, we recommended George Bush, and paintballers responded. Who will win this year?

If John Kerry played paintball

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Editorial
Ever wonder what John Kerry would do if he was a paintball player? Would you want him on your team? As your captain? Hmm.

Win the Paintball Mask of Your Choice!

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Andrew C. Syren
If your interests are not peaked by the title of this article already then you had better get your pulse checked! We are giving you free paintball gear and paintball players know that free is good! So get signed up here at the forums and enter to win.

Winner of the Redz Comfort Gear Contest #1

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Andrew C. Syren
It's that time to announce the winner for the first ever Paintball Times Redz Comfort Gear Contest. Come see the results!

Fantasy football for paintball players

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Staff
Ever wondered about fantasy football? Do you salivate at the thought of football starting up again? Well, our staff does and we want to share the saliva. Now paintball players can join the free Paintball Times Fantasy Football league.

Redz Comfort Gear give-away and review

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Andrew C. Syren
Recently the Times has been granted a rather large amount of gear from Redz for review. At the same time, Redz is having the Times host 6 give-away contests with their name written all over them. Come on in and see what awesome gear you could win and see what we here at the Times thought of the Redz lineup.

Code of conduct

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Andrew C. Syren
Suppose that you hear one of the players on the field shout the queen mother of “F” words at an opponent. You might think to yourself “maybe this was a freak occurrence” or “maybe I should turn the volume down so the neighbors three houses down don’t have to hear the game in this manner”. Well, sadly enough,if you sat down today to watch a video of your favorite paintball tournament coverage, you might consider sending the kids out for ice cream at the time of viewing.

Stub Nose Barrel Review Tippmann A-5

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Andrew C. Syren
Here we have another great barrel review from the makers of the Compression Barrel. End Game has come up with some nice looking products and the Stub Nose Barrel is no exception. Take a look at what we found.

The Results for the Second Official PBT Contest.

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Andrew C. Syren
Here are the results for the second ever, official PaintballTimes.com forum contest. Thanks to all who entered. For those that didn't, we hope to see you on board next month!

Review: RMR Intimidator upgrades

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Andrew C. Syren
Recently I was given the opportunity to review the RMR Paintball line of Intimidator upgrades. Come see if RMR successfuly improved on the performance of an already wicked paintball marker.

And the winner is…

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Andrew C. Syren
Come on in and see who the lucky winners of the first ever, PaintballTimes contest hosted by yours truly. Thanks goes out to all who made this contest possible. Keep your eyes peeled for future contest and sign up because here at the Times, our forum users come away winners!

ACiD Custom Products' John Huxham

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Andrew C. Syren
Recently, I interviewed one of paintballs rising entrepreneurs, John Huxham. With the help of his family and the style of product he offers, ACiD Custom Products is looking to be a heavyweight contender in the custom aftermarket parts industry. Find out more about John's views and outlook.

2003 Shocker Review

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David Hayes
While most people in the paintball community have heard that there is a new Shocker, many do not realize that all it shares with its predecessors is a name. Smart Parts completely revamped the Shocker in 2003, giving it much more than just a face-lift. I’ve had the opportunity to work with one, and I’ll be sharing my experiences with you.

Has paintball technology reached a plateau?

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Mohammed S. Alo
In most other sports, the technology has reached a general plateau and is no longer developing real new advances. Sure the marketing of the latest soccer shoe may try to make it sound like it is years ahead of its competition, but in the end it’s still your basic soccer shoe. How about paintball, have we reached a plateau? Enjoy this historical look back at paintball advances and find out what's to come.

Psycho Ballistics SuperBolt Reviewed

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Andrew C. Syren
One of the most sought after markers on the face of this earth, by those that know and love paintball, is the Autococker. In this review, we will show you the latest and greatest rendition of this style marker by Psycho Ballistics. Find out how well the marker did.

Dragun T.E.S. a fine marker

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Andrew C. Syren and Kevin Cappon
A review of the marker considered the poor man's answer to the tournament markers. Will this low-end tourney marker live up to the expectaions we have or will it be a flop? Finding a balance between value and performance can be challenging, find out what our staff thinks about the Dragun.

Congress votes to ban paintball in US

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Jerry A. Gaston
In a late night vote, the United States Congress has just voted on a bill that will basically ban paintball. The Senate will now take up the bill next week. This vote will affect the lives of many paintball players.

All new girls only forum

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Staff
Paintball is one of the few sports whereby men and women compete side by side, and no one knows who is playing against whom. Sex is not a factor. But when it comes to discussing paintball, women have their own conversations. Find out about the all new women only forum.

Got gas?

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Andrew C. Syren
Ever wondered if compressed air was better than CO2? We always get this question. If you want to better understand the differences between Co2 and HPA (High Pressure Air), then read on. We attempt to lay out the pros and cons of both gas systems.

Taking care of your goggle system

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Andrew C. Syren and Kevin Cappon
Keeping your mask in good condition is the number one way to stay in the game. A poorly tended mask can turn any player into a bunker slave for their opponent. Don’t become a moving target due to lack of care for the most vital piece of equipment in the sport of paintball. Here we illustrate just how to care for and maintain your goggle system.

A great paintball TV commercial by Kia motors, almost

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Rick Hulshof
The new, cool commercial by Kia featuring paintball was done almost done perfectly. But it wasn't perfect. Find out what could have been done to improve this commercial.

The bling factor

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Andrew C. Syren
What is the bling factor? Well here is an article for those with short attention spans like myself describing what the bling factor really is.

Do you feel lucky… punk?

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Andrew C. Syren
Ever thought about being more like Dirty Harry? Here is a tactic that shows that even Dirty Harry, has some mercy for the little guys.

Election 2004 Paintball Guide

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Staff
As the two candidates challenge one another to debates on various issues, paintball players weigh in on the issues that are important to them. Learn more about the upcoming election.

Times rises to the top of traffic rankings

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Staff Report
With the new server in place, the forum churning again, and the unlimited bandwidth and traffic, the Times has become one of the most visited websites on the internet. Find out what happened and how much traffic we actually receive.

Want to make more money for Paintball?

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Andrew C. Syren
Do you want to play with the best guns and gear? Here are some tips on how to utilize the bartering system to achive your goal of owning the ultimate paintball gun or any top of the line gear.

Times was right about Columbine massacre

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Jerry A. Gaston
After all the hate mail and barrage of people doubting the Times, it turns out we were right. At least, in most respects. Why did Paintball Times second guess law enforcement? Why did we call for the imprisonment for the parents of the killers?

FogTech: the best anti fog solution ever to hit the market

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Andrew C. Syren
Do you have a problem with fogging up during a game? Here we put one of the markets newest anti fog solutions to the test. Come see what our results were.

New paintball internet directory

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Editorial
Paintball Times has just launched a brand new internet directory to help paintballers find their way around the net. Find out how you can add your links to this new directory.

To post or not to post?

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Andrew C. Syren
Slim, the PBT forum administrator, doles out some helpful advice on finding the answers to your many paintball questions within the avenue of cyberspace known as the online forum.

So what upgrades should I get?

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Andrew C. Syren
So many new players get sucked into buying unecessary upgrades for their marker. Here, Andrew sheds some light to those new to paintball that need a little upgrade advice.

The Poison Arrow Barrel System in Review

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Andrew C. Syren
Recently through browsing the massive collection of paintball supplies for sale on Ebay I stumbled across a rather intriguing product. As some already know through my teaser post here on the forums it was a rather boastful find, a barrel system that would become the end all barrel systems for any paintball enthusiast.

Forum is up and running again

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Staff
The forum is back up and running a newer version of software. We have been able to upgrade the forum and database successfully. Check out what the internet's fastest growing community is all about.

Forum will be closed for upgrade

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Editor
The Paintball Times Discussion Forum will be closed down slightly for modifications and upgrade. Please be patient as we update the forum. Hopefully, will be up and running again by tonight.

Defense wins championships

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Mohammed Alo
Defense always wins championships. But is that true for paintball too? Jerry Gaston explained that defense is no longer needed in paintball, but can that be possible? Find out.

Defense is over

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Jerry A. Gaston
Do we really need a defense? Do we need players to sit back and defend the flag? Why do the suckers always end up playing defense? Should we get rid of defense altogether? Jerry takes a look at the pros and cons of having a flag-guarding defense.

Parents versus kids

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Rick Hulshof
Your mom and dad say no to paintball. So what can you do about it? You do have options. Rick takes us on a thorough investigation of the options you have.

Influencing your parents and playing more paintball

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David Araki
Convincing your parents to be active sponsors of your future paintballing is important and should be treated as serious business. Many parents will be reluctant to even entertain much support of playing ball, and it may require some major whining to get out on the fields. Try to remember that they come from an era which grew out of Hippy Love and the war on War.

Withstanding the test of time

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Mohammed Alo
Like the old stock-picker, Warren Buffet, the Autococker has withstood the test of time and proven once again that it is one of the best, if not the best, paintball marker on the market today.

Introduce your wife or girlfriend to paintball

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Rick Hulshof
Ever wonder why the wife or girlfriend doesn't play paintball? Want to find out why they don't play? Wants some tips on getting them involved in paintball? Rick takes an interesting look at a dilemma that has plagued paintball almost since it's inception.

Make a difference

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Paul Baker
Tired of everyone dogging paintball? Parents freaking out? Everyone ignorant? You can change all of that. It just takes a little education. Find out what you can do to help paintball's image.

New Times forum launched

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Editorial
Tired of all the biased forums? Being censored? Posts being deleted? Paintball Times has launched a new forum. Join now to get in early on paintball's most respected resource's new forum.

Police versus paintballers

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Jerry A. Gaston
Jerry Gaston was able to manage a game of paintball between local law enforcement and paintball players. So who won? Were any lessons learned? What does this tell us about our society?

Old tournament news

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Staff

My first tournament

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Sean Takeda

Debra on the IAO

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Jim "Sarge" Rossiter

No don't stick together

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Jim "Sarge" Rossiter

Sticking with it

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Mohammed S. Alo

The difference

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Sean Takeda
A majority of paintball enthusiasts today have all had some sort of exposure to the "recreational" side of paintball in one way or another. Whether it being a private game with a bunch of your closest friends, to a business venture to shoot up your CEO's. Almost everyone has played as a "walk-on" at one point in their paintball careers. But what you may ask, is the true differences (and similarities) between Tourney and Recreational paintball? Is it the style of play, cost, teams, players, etc? The results may suprise you.

Recruiting players

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Team organization

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Still on the road

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Rating friends

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Autococker troubleshooting

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The autococker manual

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How an autococker works

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Fugging Up

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Bouncing balls

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Barrels: Put to the test

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Freaking Out

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Performance with a plus

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Last time I played

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My wear

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Expensive toys

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Why paintball sucks

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Littleton's tragic solutions

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Littleton officials slow to react

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I know you can't

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Paintballers are weak

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Paintball and eye injuries

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Paintball is not just about eliminating players and harrassing each other. It's not about getting pumped up and loud on the field. Paintball is also about having a good time. Learn how to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time.

Paintball's Ten Commandments

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Paintball also has Ten Commandments. A humorous look at the rules of paintball. Find out our commandments are what they are and if you are breaking any.

Women paintball players

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Angela Stevens
Women and paintball? Is that even possible? Some paintball players think that women can't enjoy paintball or don't enjoy it. Find out what the women think about paintball.

My first time

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I was scared, excited, and anxious all at once. I didn't know what to expect or what would happen. I was told this would be fun. I wasn't sure if I'd like to run around shooting at my friends. Anticipation?

The warped paintball player's psalm

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The Paintball Players Psalm

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One marker has been tested, tried and tortured for over 10 years. The autococker has gone from being the best pump, to being the best semi-auto, and now, to one of the best electronic markers. Find out why this marker has stood up to the test of time.

Save Candaian Paintball

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Legally responsible

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Why women don't play

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Newbies: Getting respect

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Who's got your back?

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Jerry A. Gaston
You know what tournament back players do. They carry paint and unload. But what does the recreational player do when playing back? How important is the back? What strategies can be useful for back players?

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Jerry A. Gaston
We have all met him. Before the game starts he starts screaming out instructions to everyone, expecting everyone to obey him. Annoying and vile, he criticizes you for screwing up. So what do you do?

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Barrels: Physics and Truth

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My dangerous style

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My parents said 'No'

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Fields and strategy

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Sami Khan
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Paintball games and variations

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What is Paintball?

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