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.”