Everything That Defined the 2019 NXL Paintball Season – Pt. 2

The 2019 paintball season saw the rise and fall of household names and newcomers alike. Perennial contenders San Antonio X-Factor finally made it back to the top while once-dominant Edmonton Impact looked distinctly mortal. The ever-mercurial Seattle Uprising seemed, at long last, to put it all together, while newcomer San Diego Aftermath stormed out of the gate in Las Vegas only to tear themselves apart as the season went on. Several weeks removed from World Cup and sitting squarely in the paintball calendar’s winter dead zone, it’s time to look back at the major trends of the 2019 National Xball League season and consider what they might mean for 2020 and beyond. Continue reading “Everything That Defined the 2019 NXL Paintball Season – Pt. 2”

Everything That Defined the 2019 NXL Paintball Season – Pt. 1

The 2019 paintball season saw the rise and fall of household names and newcomers alike. Perennial contenders San Antonio X-Factor finally made it back to the top while once-dominant Edmonton Impact looked distinctly mortal. The ever-mercurial Seattle Uprising seemed, at long last, to put it all together, while newcomer San Diego Aftermath stormed out of the gate in Las Vegas only to tear themselves apart as the season went on. Several weeks removed from World Cup and sitting squarely in the paintball calendar’s winter dead zone, it’s time to look back at the major trends of the 2019 National Xball League season and consider what they might mean for the year ahead. Continue reading “Everything That Defined the 2019 NXL Paintball Season – Pt. 1”

Don’t Fear a Project Paintball Marker. Embrace It.

If you read RunThru’s review of Planet Eclipse’s Etek5, you may remember mention of a “project” Dye DM12 I was working on last year. I didn’t want to get into it too much in that post, but I bought what seemed to be a working DM12 on eBay only to find that the marker was in… let’s say neglected condition. This is the story of my DM restoration project and what I gained from the experience. Continue reading “Don’t Fear a Project Paintball Marker. Embrace It.”

Planet Eclipse Etek5 Review – A Beautiful, Reliable Poppet Powerhouse

Since the original came out over ten years ago, Planet Eclipse’s Etek markers have always been a more affordable way for paintballers to get their hands on the company’s outstanding tech and reliability. Everybody might want an Ego or LV, but not everyone can afford those markers’ four-figure price tags. The Etek5 continues the tradition of providing remarkable handling, good looks and rock-solid dependability at a more comfortable $500 price point. Continue reading “Planet Eclipse Etek5 Review – A Beautiful, Reliable Poppet Powerhouse”