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Friday, April 14, 2017

Mersey Road's Black Friday 20th Year

Mersey Road Paintball - Black Friday
Friday April 14th marked the 20th year Mersey Road Paintball in East River, Nova Scotia has launched the Eastern Canadian paintball season, with the annual Black Friday woodsball game.

Players from across the region came together for what many consider to be the unofficial start to the paintball season. Field owner Jim Langlois is amazed the game has carried on for 20 years.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Where Did All the Speedballers Go?

By: Kevin Curry

What happened to the game we love? In 2007 there were ten speedball fields in Atlantic Canada. Today there are only four. Of those four with only three fields are being used regularly. With regards to one genre of our sport, speedball, how did over a fifty percent of our available fields happen?

The answer is simple: player decline.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Paintball Is Dying, It's Your Fault!

The Future of Paintball?

When I started playing paintball the choice of markers was vast for players. You could use a Splatmaster or a PPG. No foolin' there were two choices. Both of these markers took a 10 ball tube of paint, that if you were lucky, you could get on sale for two for $5.00. To put that amount in perspective, $2.50 per tube in 1980's is equivalent to $1000 per box in 2017 dollars.

I know what you are thinking, “Oh great! Another old guys telling us how good we have it.” Well yes, and no. We as players have never had so many options when it comes to the game we love. I mention 'back in the day' because I have seen paintball come from nothing to become a massive global industry and recognized sport.