Friday, February 21, 2014

Paintball Tipps Episode III - Bounding Overwatch

This episode of Paintball Tipps talks about the basic team tactic of the Bounding Overwatch. No matter what you try on the field there is one skill you must completely master before you can take your game to the next level. One skill more than any other will make you the master of woodsball or tourneyball - the "Bounding Overwatch".

This is the third video in the Paintball Tipps series that we created to both educate new players, as well as, entertain the more experienced.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paintball Tipps Episode II - Safety

Paintball Tipps Episode II - presented by Tippmann Sports, BuyPBL, Mersey Road Paintball
The Tippinators are pleased to announce the release of the second video in the Paintball Tipps series. This latest video focuses on the safety and how easy it is to keep the game safe for everyone.

This episode was inspired by an email we received from a viewer. "We received an email from a viewer asking about safety." said Tippinator Bruce 'Charon' Johnston. "Safety is so integral to everything we do as players that we had to produce a safety video."

This is the second video of what we hope will turn into a series that can both educate new players, as well as, entertain the more experienced .

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Custom Tippmann Hat

Tippmann Sports makes a great beanie but not everyone on the street knows what Tippmann does. The Tippinators decided to add a stick figure paintballer to a hat in order to announce to the world what Tippmann is all about.

Tippinators Custom Tppmann Hat

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Paintball Tipps - Episode I

Paintball Tipps from Tippmann Sports and BuyPBL
The Tippinators have been thinking about doing it for a while, and we were finally able to produce our first animated instructional video.

The video is called "Paintball Tipps - Fire and Move the Key to Winning Paintball". We hope this will be the first in a series of videos that are designed to help new players learn the game while entertaining more experienced players.

Experienced players are asked for advice by new players all the time. Rather then passing on tips to players one by one as we have been for years, these videos let us answer the most frequently asked questions to everyone at once.

This is the first of what will be a series of videos. Providing players like the videos, and find them useful, we plan to produce more. There are literally hundreds of topics that can be covered in an entertaining and informative manner.

"We had so much fun making the first one we would love to do more." said Tippinator Bruce Charon Johnston. "If players give us ideas of what they would like to see in future episodes we will do our best to accommodate."

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Monday, October 7, 2013

'Crossover XVR' Review

'Crossover XVR' Integrates Player Recommended Upgrades
Tippmann expands on Crossover platform thanks to feedback from players

Tippmann introduces the XVR, an enhanced version of the hugely successful Crossover marker. Launched last year, the Crossover appeals more to woodsball players seeking a marker offering the ability to ‘crossover’ into tournament-style play. The new XVR takes Tippmann performance to a new level.

The marker was developed based on feedback and suggestions secured by the company from speedball players worldwide. The result is a marker specifically designed to deliver during tournament-style play but still tough enough for woodsball.

In the past, players complained about the case in which the Crossover was shipped. I never did understand that complaint since the marker will get scratched the first time you use it. After all it is a Tippmann, a marker designed to be dragged through the mud as you belly crawl 200 yards forward to get that perfect shot.

In order to silence the haters, the XVR case is padded with a zipped closure that uses Velcro to secure the marker and barrel. The case is a light weight, simple and intuitive way to store, transport, and protect your marker.

When you take the XVR out of the box you notice many features unique to the Crossover including: Flexvalve Technology, 6 electronic firing modes, ability to add front vertical regulator, integrated break beam anti-chop eyes, forged aluminum upper receiver, adjustable clamping feedneck and an internal gas line. Two immediate differences you notice are the two-piece barrel and a vented on/off Air Source Adapter (ASA).

I shake my head when I hear players say of the Crossover, “So what, it’s just another spool valve.” No other manufacturer’s marker has the ability to switch from electronic mode to mechanical mode, and back again - on the fly. The Flexvalve feature on the Crossover has kept me in many games and is a feature I honestly don’t know how I played without. If your battery does go down and you have no quick access to a replacement, you don’t have to lose valuable playing time searching for a replacement battery or teching your marker. With the Flexvalve you can keep playing uninterrupted.

Teching a marker has never been easier with tool-less access. With the new XVR you need no tools to access either the Flexvalve assembly or the battery; the two most often accessed parts of the marker. Tool-less access will give you even more time on the playing field not in the safe area fiddling with your marker.

The XVR also has a little "Bling" factor with the introduction of three different colored markers. The three popular colors of the XVR are red, olive and titanium. The marker has clean contoured lines with streamlined front grip to make the marker lighter and sleeker which is immediately noticeable as soon as you assemble the marker.

One feature most players immediately upgrade, regardless of make or model of marker, is the barrel; well not with the XVR. A new feature with this marker is an upgraded, two-piece, high performance, 15 inch barrel. The stock Crossover barrel shoots well, but the new stock two-piece barrel that comes with the XVR is incredibly accurate.

Players who want to squeeze even more performance out of the marker Tippmann has a three piece barrel kit specifically engineered to work perfectly with XVR. If you have a gear bag full of old cocker threaded barrel kits, fear not. The XVR comes with a Cocker threaded barrel adapter so you can still use your favourite barrel kit.

If you are sitting on the fence, not sure if you should pick up a XVR, there are 10 new upgrades between the Crossover and the Crossover XVR
1. New venting On/Off ASA
2. New 15" two-piece barrel
3. New tool-less access to FlexValve
4. New tool-less battery access
5. New stream-lined Vertical Grip
6. Aluminum Lightweight Trigger
7. Soft Sided Marker Case included
8. Adapter for Autococker threads
9. Available in Titanium, Red, & Olive
10. New optional Barrel Kit available

The XVR is a marker proven on the field by Tippmann Effect and Tippinators, upgraded based on player recommendations, with tool-less access, Flexvalve technology and your choice of colors. All this performance is available for an MSRP of only $429.

The Tippmann Crossover XVR is dollar for dollar the best value on the market today. If you are like me and want one marker that can do it all you owe it to yourself to pick up a Crossover XVR.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Predators Win the 2013 ATWL

In the middle of the ATWL action
Paintballers will swear up and down that big paintball games always seem to coincide with the most inclement of weather. The paintball gods do however listen to player's pleas for leniency from time to time. Proof of this came recently when the remnants of hurricane Gabriel that the Canadian Hurricane Centre had predicted to hit Nova Scotia, moved further west then forecast narrowing missing the province.

Woodsballers from across the region were happy to play the Tippmann X7 Phenom Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League Championship, at Mersey Road Paintball in East River, Nova Scotia on September 14, 2013 under cloudy skies and gentle breezes rather then 100kp/h winds and torrential rains.

The season long battle for woodsball supremacy came down to a showdown between two veteran teams, the Mersey Road Predators and the Nova Scotia Mercenaries.

Mersey Road Predators get ready for the ATWL FinalBoth the Mercenaries and Predators have won the ATWL title in the past. The experienced players on each team know exactly what it takes to repeat as champion. The look of steely determination in the eyes of players as they took the field gave an indication of how exciting the paintball championship would be.

From the opening horn the ATWL championship final was a pitched battle. Neither team was willing back down nor show weakness to the other. The teams rushed forward to the capture points under a hail of paintballs. The intensity of play increased as the game wore on. The veteran players saved their best paintball for the championship while the young guns tried even harder to out play the 'old guys'.

The final horn sounded and the players gathered eagerly awaiting the announcement of the official scores and reviewing the prize table. The table generously packed with items from Tippmann, PBL, NXe, and GI Sportz, plus gold, silver and bronze medals, and of course the one thing all the players want to get their hand on - the ATWL cup.

The officials met and when the final scores were tabulated it was the Mersey Road Predators who conquered all to win the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League championship for the second time in three years.

The Nova Scotia Mercenaries put up good fight in ATWL Final"The team played great today, they saved the best for last." said Derrick Keeler of the Predators "Early in the season we had our issues on the field, but everyone stepped up their game and came together when it counted. It feels incredible to be on top again after the disappointment last season."

The outstanding sportsmanship and skill shown on the field by all the teams and the players of the ATWL has shown that competitive woodsball is alive and well in Eastern Canada.

The league would like to thank Tippmann Sports and BuyPBL for their outstanding support of the league. Without the support of these paintball industry leaders the ATWL would not be possible. The league would also like to thank Mersey Road Paintball and Hypersportz Paintball for use of their outstanding facilities this season.

If all goes well the ATWL will be expanding to play an event at Spikes Paintball, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for an event in 2014. There are still many details to iron out but if all goes as planned next season each one of the three events will be played in a different province. For the first time in league history the ATWL will be a truly regional league for the Maritimes and Maritime players.

Mersey Road Predators win 2013 ATWL