Archive for August, 2006

GHTP :: Greg Hastings MAX’D Out on PS2

by on Aug.30, 2006, under News, Press Releases

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), WXP and Paintball Professional Greg Hastings announced that Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball MAX’D (GHTP™) will launch this fall on PlayStation®2. The GHTP franchise launches for the first time on PS2, with speed and performance exceeding earlier versions.

“GHTP MAX’D PS2 is faster-paced, has more realistic action and is super fun and challenging,” said Greg Hastings. “Fanning the triggers, jumping over ‘Snake’ bunkers, tight new authentic fields, snap shooting, turbo speed, diving – all this means the game is faster and more intense than ever.”

Focusing on speed and performance, the priority was to have the PS2 game exceed performance of the title’s earlier versions. With up to 60 frames per second (FPS) in career mode, this game surpasses that objective.

“In our opinion, GHTP MAX’D is the fastest paced PS2 shooter,” said Mark Bombara, General Manager. “Our staff play-tested GHTP MAX’D PS2 for a week. You are thrown straight into action, frantically firing with the R1 and R2 triggers as you’re snapping and diving behind stuff. The matches are blazing fast.”

GHTP MAX’D PS2 includes new features and enhanced existing features:

– “Snake Jump” allows characters to jump over low lying ‘snake’ bunkers

– “Ramping” enables dual R1 and R2 trigger firing up to 24 rounds per second

– “Adaptive Stealth” allows AI opponents to rapidly move up the field avoiding detection by crawling, crouching and running behind bunkers

– “Suppression Fire” enables NPC’s to pin down opponents

– 5 new levels; 15 new selectable characters; 10 new guns, including the Shocker, Ego, and Bob Long’s Intimidator; 28 other new gear items, and 80+ new teams

– Licensed markers and gear from over 20 manufacturers and authentic field layouts from the three major leagues: NPPL, Xball and the Millennium Series

The game also adds a “Round Robin” tournament feature in career mode, and includes online play, co-op, new additions to the Breakout Manager and Field Editor, and new voiceovers featuring Matty Marshall, co-host of ESPN’s US Paintball Championships.

Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball MAX’D for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system will be available Fall 2006. GHTP MAX’D cell phone game soon to be available on Verizon, AllTel, and Amp’d Mobile. GHTP MAX’D is currently available for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and on Nintendo Game Boy® Advance and DS™ for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The current versions of the game have been rated “E-10+” (“Everyone 10 and older” — fantasy violence) by the ESRB.

Visit,, and for more information about Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball and Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX’D (GHTP MAX’D).

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NPPL :: Last chance to enter for NPPL San Diego

by on Aug.30, 2006, under News, Press Releases, Tournaments

Last chance for teams to register for the NPPL Super 7 World Series San Diego Paintball event!

With a massive trade show of 50 plus vendors, nearly $100,000 cash being given away and the fight to the top of the points race closing in – the NPPL Super 7 World Series San Diego event is shaping up to be the highlight of the entire 2006 Paintball season. Don’t miss out – any teams wanting to compete in the September 8 – 10 San Diego event must register by 7:00 pm PST tomorrow night, Wednesday August 30th. The schedule is being made on Thursday and additions/changes cannot be made after that point. To register a team, visit and click on “Event Registration” then select “Team”. If your team is not listed on under “Teams” then the team is not yet registered for the San Diego event.

Have you booked your hotel rooms yet? Call the NPPL Host Hotel, the Town and Country Resort to book your reservations at 1-800-772-8527 and ask for the “Paintball Event” group rate!

Want to watch the event LIVE but can’t make it to San Diego? Log on to and sign up to watch their live webcast of every game played on the NPPL Center Court beginning at 8:00 am daily Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the games you’ll be able to enjoy colorful commentary and interviews with your favorite Pro Paintball players.

The Field Layouts are up at as are directions to Qualcomm Stadium and instructions on how to purchase Grandstand tickets or VIP passes. Stay tuned to the website for much more including the schedule of games to be released next week!

Again, if your team has not yet registered for the San Diego NPPL Super 7 World Series event you must go to and register before tonight, Wednesday August 30th. Email [email protected] with any questions!

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RAP4 :: Counter Strike Live 2006: The Tournament

by on Aug.26, 2006, under Events, News, Press Releases, Tournaments

You have played the game… you know the mission… now play it live! Real Action Paintball presents: Counter Strike 2006 Live! of Norway will host the ultimate scenario paintball event… indoors!

Teams of 8-10 players will battle it out in 10,000 square feet of amazing urban landscape terrain on four floors. This is as Real As It Gets: the most realistic paintball scenario contest ever! This is the greatest thing to happen in Oslo, Norway, since… well, maybe ever. It’s the Counterstrike 2006 Championship – live in the capital city.

For more information visit

Area photo

Check out the video here in the downloads section.

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RAP4 :: 20/20 True Vision Goggle

by on Aug.25, 2006, under Articles, Goggle Systems

Soft or Solid Visor

Given the opportunity to wear both, you decide which fits your style of play.

Mirrored Thermal Lense

Scratch-resistant, mirrored finish, thermal construction… wanting any more just makes you greedy.

20/20 True Vision Goggle

Firm Upper

Think J Lo.

Dual Density Protection

The firm upper and soft resilient lower are molded to avoid that unpleasant head-in-vice sensation.

Soft Lower

Think Beyonce.

Motorized Fan

The maintenance-free Extreme Rage 20/20 fan comes integrated within the firm visor.

20/20 True Vision Goggle
Silicon Beaded Strap

Whether your head looks like roll-on deodorant or chia pet. This little detail keeps keeps the strap firmly in place.

Flexible Flow-Thru Ventilation

Superior engineered centing expels bad breath, hot air or screams for fog free performance.

Chin Strap

Fully adjustable, comfy and removable.

20/20 True Vision Goggle

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The GPL gets XSV

by on Aug.21, 2006, under News, Press Releases, Tournaments

That’s right! Brian Barno, Promoter of the GPL, has joined forces with the number 1 ranked Professional Paintball Team in the World in 2006. The GPL will now be offering huge XSV sponsorships to the overall winners in all the divisions in the GPL. That includes all 3-man, 5-man, and 7-man divisions including the Young Gunz divisions as well. These teams will be sponsored with some of the highest quality XSV products made today for the sport of paintball.

This prize is in addition to the already insane overall prize of having yourself and your team immortalized in Paintball history by being in an upcoming Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max’d video game which is available on Xbox and other popular video gaming consoles.

“I am very pleased for the players of the GPL to be working together with XSV. It is thanks to sponsors like XSV that make the GPL the “Largest Paintball Series in the Northeast”, states Barno.

For more in formation about the GPL you can visit the website at, or to check out all the products the top Professional team XSV is using go to or check out their booth at the next GPL event on August 26th & 27th.

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PSP :: Minnesota Referee Certification Clinic

by on Aug.17, 2006, under Events, News, Press Releases, Tournaments

The 15th PSP Referee Certification Clinic of the year will be held at Xphere Paintball in Faribault, Minnesota on August 27th.

What: PSP Official Referee Certification, 1 day Clinic (all day, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

When: August 27, 2006

Where: Xphere Paintball – http://

Register: ALL attendees must pre-register online @

Cost: $85.00

Class Limit: 40 people

Suggested minimum age: 16

Clinic includes:

– Classroom training

– Topics covered will include: rules, positioning, safety, presentation, & attitude.

– Written test on PSP rules & in-game situations

– On field training!

– Performance evaluation in key areas

– PSP rulebook, including Divisional X-Ball, 5-Man, and Young Guns

– Certificate of clinic completion*

Agenda: (Bring your gear and be prepared to ref on field!!)

– Check-in at 9:30 AM, classroom training begins at 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM

– Lunch Break

– On field positioning & reffing to continue from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM


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RAP4 :: Paintball Pod Leg Pouch

by on Aug.17, 2006, under Articles, Other Gear, Tactical Gear

The NEW Paintball Pod Leg Pouch is designed for those who need their pods in a flash during fast paced paintball games. They are engineered to be used as a leg pouch as well as a belt pouch. This dual configuration allows the user to choose the best configuration for their needs, and change things around for different types of games

Paintball Pod Leg Pouch 3X

Leg Configuration:

Worn around your thigh, the Paintball Pod Leg Pouch keeps your pods right at hand level when you drop your arm – the most convenient spot to wear pods! They secure to your leg with two stretchable bands for quickly attaching and detaching the Pouch. These straps have non-slip rubber tracks to keep them in place as you sprint through the battle! A vertical strap secures the pouch to your belt to keep it in place in the optimum position. Carry six more pods – three on each leg – and you’ll be unstoppable.

Paintball Pod Leg Pouch 3X

Belt Configuration:

The leg straps and the thigh support buckle can be removed to mount directly to the belt. This configuration can help the user maximize their agility without any hindrance. Additional pouches such as radio, grenade and utility pouches can also be added.

The Paintball Pod Leg Pouch is a great addition to any current gear such as a vest or harness to carry additional ammo. The Paintball Pod Leg Pouch carries additional paintball pods and keeps you in the game longer. It can hold 100 or 140 round pods and Qloaders too!

RAP4 Elite key features include:

– Non-slip tracks keep the Pouch in place

– Removable straps for use as a leg pouch, or on your belt

– Carry other gear: water bottles, paint grenades, smoke…

– Durable, quality construction for years of use

– Can match your existing camo

– Increase your load capacity and stay in the game longer!

Paintball Pod Leg Pouch 3X

Paintball Pod Leg Pouch 3X
2X Version can carry 2 pods

3X Version can carry 3 pods

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PSP :: So Cal Open Wrap-Up

by on Aug.17, 2006, under Events, News, Press Releases, Tournaments

Paintball Sports Promotions would like to thank everyone who attended the 2006 So Cal Open and helped to make the event a great success!

The PSP would also like to congratulate all of the following teams on their outstanding efforts at the event. Stay tuned to for more information regarding the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Open and the first-ever NXL All-Star Game to be held September 21st-24th. We look forward to seeing everyone there!


1st – Boston Red Legion

2nd – Dynasty

3rd – San Diego Legacy

4th – Miami Raiders

Xball Division 1

1st – Gridlock

2nd – San Diego Aftermath

3rd – Jacksonville Raiders

4th – Jax Warriors

Xball Division 2

1st – Team Speed

2nd – Voltage

3rd –

4th –

Xball Division 3

1st – Data Support Systems

2nd – Drama Paintball

3rd – Inside Paintball

4th – East Coast Killers

5-man Xball Division 3

1st – TX Justic League

2nd – Team Predators

3rd – Lost Generation

4th – Infinity

5-man Xball Division 4

1st – DBS Kidz

2nd – Lynch Mob

3rd – Punisher Punks 1

4th – Hknation Allstars

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RAP4 :: Paintball Gun Handguard Package

by on Aug.14, 2006, under Accessories, Articles, Other Gear, Tactical Gear

Tactical Handguards–Function, Form, and Firepower!

Custom handguards not only dress up your marker and round out its image, they also give you dynamic solutions to aiming, mounting optical sights, and attaching flashlights or lasers. Real Action Paintball has M4 style handguards, and “space gun” style handguards like those on competition AR15/M16 rifles. These handguards give you the function and style you need for scenario gaming, and are completely compatible with your favorite barrel–no need to alter your barrel at all to install Real Action handguards!

Before you choose which handguard package to order, you need to find out what style barrel is on your paintball gun. There are 3 types of barrel designs currently used:

1. Beveled barrels are bigger at the base and get smaller in the middle, then big again at the muzzle brake. These barrels can only be used with the Phantom Handguard.

2. Straight barrels have the same exterior diameter from the base to the muzzle. These barrels can take all types of handguards.

3. Tactical barrels have a bigger base, a smaller center and a removable muzzle brake. This barrel is the most versatile style, is able to take all types of handguards.

Bevel Barrel

The Phantom handguard is used with the beveled barrel because it has set screws that mount on any barrels. The Phantom handguard is optimized for beveled barrels. The beveled barrel can also be affixed with a removable front sight!

>>>This handguard package can be installed on any paintball gun barrel. It comes with universal front and rear locking rings.

Straight Barrel

Straight barrels work well with both the M4 style handguards and Phantom handguards. They will be able to take an M4 front sight, or an integrated front sight!

>>> This handguard package comes with front and rear locking caps. These caps can only be installed on straight barrels with external diameters of 7/8″ or less.

Tactical Barrel

Tactical barrels can be accessorized with both M4 style handguards and Phantom handguards. They will be able to take an M4 front sight or an integrated front sight!

>>> This handguard package comes with a rear locking cap for 1″ barrel bases and 7/8″ front locking caps for the smaller mid sections.

Paintball Gun Handguard Package

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Smart Parts & Bob Long Adrenaline Sports Technology announces signing…

by on Aug.10, 2006, under News, Press Releases

Smart Parts, Inc. and Bob Long Adrenaline Sports Technology, Inc. (BLAST) announced the signing of a patent license agreement giving BLAST a worldwide, non-exclusive license to make, sell, offer for sale, and distribute products covered by Smart Parts’ electronic paintball gun patents.

Smart Parts owns several U.S. and international patents and pending patent applications related to the use of electronics in the control and operation of paintball guns. These include, for instance, U.S. Patent Nos. 5,881,707; 5,967,133; 6,035,843; 6,474,326 B1; and 6,637,421 B2, as well as patents and/or pending patent applications in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, and other countries.

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