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2009 Paintball Loaders and Guns

Posted in foosball, paintball events, paintball field, paintball guns with tags on January 16, 2009 by calebtheredwood

We are trying to stock the pro shop up with the new 2009 equipment. We always get requests to stock high end paintball loaders and guns and some specific smaller products. Every year we get in the high end stuff but people come by and look at it, ask if they can “test” it, but never buy it. Then, at the end of the year, we end up discounting the heck out of it to move the stuff. This year, we are going to order mid-price(and below) paintball guns, and higher end clothing and accessories. We may get one or two big guns in, just for apperance(and we want to “test” it =))

paintball-loaders

As the year goes on, we will adjust to what people want to buy, and maybe a few things that people want to see. Some of the “totally new for this year” type of stuff, we will get. There are a few guns and a number of paintball loaders that are must haves. It’s always good to have the common stuff on hand in case of break downs during tournaments. Remember though, we are saving up for that nitrogen separator this year =) We need to reduce inventory or at least make it more efficient. I think people will really appreciate the availability of nitrogen fills.

Well, our paintball team has been skipping practices again. The Paintball Kings could be now called The Foosball Kings, lol. We spend too much time playing foos. Even though we have a great indoor field to play in 24/7, it easier to hang out at home, drink a few beers and slap the foosball around. I think we just need a break from it all for a bit. We all still snap shoot a few times a week. We ran some break drills this past weekend for two hours. Our paintball guns are all tuned-up and ready to shoot. Mark has even been adding onto his Tippmann X7, now that his grenade launcher is on(yes, I’m rolling my eyes).

The 5-man beginner tournament this weekend has 8 teams preregistered. I know most of the teams around here don’t qualify for it, and some are upset that they can’t play. These type of tournaments bring in new teams that are normally intimidated to play. They are very important for us to host and we would deeply appreciate it if the more experienced teams would show up to support them. Any coaching help, equipment advise or other constructive help could really ‘spur’ these new paintball players along.

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Getting Paintball Sponsorship Requests

Posted in paintball events, paintball field, paintball sponsor with tags , on January 12, 2009 by calebtheredwood

Working at the field here, we get TONS of requests from individuals and half organized teams for sponsorship requests. We love that people are interested in playing more and being dedicated to our field. However, people are asking for new paintball guns and everything that goes with it. Jungle Falls offers a paintball sponsorship program that an organized active team can apply for. When people read it and find out they aren’t getting a new DM9 with all the ups, they get discouraged and don’t pursue the sponsorship. This sponsorship agreement clearly lays out a long term relationship with Jungle Falls and is better than most sponsorships out there in addition to being available to entry level teams in both tournament and scenario play.

sponsored-teamThere are several sponsorship help articles and pages around the internet. I wish people would spend some time researching these before they come in with high expectations. A great example of an article is: Getting Paintball Sponsorships for your Team by Wolfpack Paintball Team. They have several articles about getting sponsored including links to active sponsorship applications and resumes. We know and play with this team. They don’t have a lot of sponsors, but they do have some very long term relationships with the sponsors they do have. Their philosophy is, few is better.

We always hope to be able to help out teams. There are a number of team sponsored by Jungle Falls, some that have been there for 5+ years. They participate and help out around the field regularly. These are the type of teams that we are looking to build relationships with. Please don’t let this post be discouraging, just a little bit of an education. The sponsorship¬† programs has the following benefits that increase over years:

  • Pro Shop Discounts
  • Field Paint Purchase Discounts
  • Field Fee Discounts
  • Help Building a Team Resume
  • Uniform Discounts(Free Uniforms after 3 years)
  • Exposure and Personal time with Major Vendors

Please take the time to start a team resume and have a good attitude toward the field. There are a lot of rules that go along with the sponsorship. It’s reasonable though and we want both parties to benefit.

In other news, this weekends odd man out ~ 4 man cash dash tournament went off with a bag. 17 teams played their hearts out. We are trying to come up with some way to host a reball tournament. There is currently no way to do this yet without about 50 billion refs and video cameras on every player, lol. Someday we will figure it out =)

2009 equipment is starting to fill up the proshop. We appreciate everyone taking advantage of the 2008 price blow outs. We were able to clear most of the ’08 merchandise out in time to restock with new model year guns and gear. Happy New Year!!

Paintball after the Holidays

Posted in paintball events, paintball practice with tags on January 8, 2009 by calebtheredwood

Wow, what a crazy holiday season for all the Paintball Kings members. I was gone for three weeks to Mexico sucking up the sun and cheap living. Mark worked almost 90 hours a week sucking up some serious amounts of cash. Jeff was helping an I’ll family member(who is doing good now). To say the least, we have not been playing much paintball lately or helping out at the Jungle Falls Paintball Park.

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We plan on restarting team action after January. Things are just too darn crazy this year. Seems every year older we get, the more difficult it is to remain focused on this great sport. Soon, wives, kids, jobs and unknown responsibilities will work harder than ever to pry paintball out of our lives. With last years collapse/bankruptcy of the NPPL, it’s just one more thing to break down our established activities.

The fields at Jungle Falls are covered in ice and snow, but the indoor field is in great condition for playing. We try to keep it about 60-65deg and 80% humidity. It’s a great playing condition and keeps you running and dodging those 300fps paintballs. Also, the new air compressor we installed last summer(that got full of sand in the floods) has been working great and we are glad it survived the rebuild from the flood. We are planning on getting a nitrogen separator sometime in spring to early summer. It’s a big investment, but with some of the very large tournaments we are planning on holding this year(2009), we think it will be a great addition to the field.

2009, what’s in store for the Paintball King Team? We have loads of tournaments and some larger scenarios planned for this paintball season. We will be reffing events at Jungle Falls all season(as usual). Jeff and Mark are setting up some snap shooting areas in the back of the house. Most of their backyard is now covered with paintball netting, lol. If we can stay off of the foosball table, we hope to do a twice daily snap shooting drill. The rest of the year is open to last minute game invites and maybe a few fill in games here and there. We will probably post our schedule as it becomes more full and we can see for sure that these dates are going to happen.

Good luck to all in 2009, Happy New Year!

2008 Paintball Tournaments

Posted in paintball events, paintball field, paintball practice on October 19, 2008 by calebtheredwood

Almost another paintball season done for the year. It’s been a crazy year with the flooding we got in June/July. The compressor going down with the sand. And all the crazy teams events that were overbooked. Paintball has been good to us this year. I can only hope next year will prove to be as hot for local paintball teams and area tournaments.

This weekend we had 23 teams come out for the free team practice and cook out. It was a BYOP event and air + field fee was free. It was a great time and I am worn out to say the least.

November starts the series of sponsored paintball events in the indoor field. It should be a busy winter for Jungle Falls paintball field again. The field is set up and everyone agrees it should be a great indoor season.

The Indoor Paintball Field is almost ready.

Posted in paintball events, paintball field, paintball practice with tags , , , on October 4, 2008 by calebtheredwood

We spent the whole week working on the indoor paintball field. The new turf we got last spring is down. The new nets are up on the ceiling and most of the walls are covered. The staging area still needs a lot of work and the concessions area isn’t quite done yet. We’ve built two new fill stations and a test & tune area. The six web cams spread around the field will help the spectators both online and at the field watch the events safely. It should be a great year.

We need to clean off the ultimate air bunkers before we bring them in and set up a field layout. As soon as we get some dates confirmed without potential area conflicts, we will post the winter tournament schedule. It should be a full winter with affordable tournaments and team practices. We are still planning on having a once a month BYOP open play day. They will be a $25.00 half day open play. Keep in mind Jungle Falls does not allow red or pink paintballs. Also, some white paintballs have proven to not wash out. So we will be watching how that goes this year and maybe banning white paintballs as well(per other players request).

As most of you know, the indoor field is attached to the back of the showroom and the outside field staging shelter. The paintball compressor connects to the inside field as well. We will still be filling to 4500psi and have plenty of CO2 on hand. The showroom will be open 5 days a week again this winter, but the hours will be reduced to 2pm to 8pm wed-thur, 2 to11pm fri, 8am to 11pm sat, and 8am to 5pm sun. Obviously it will be closed mon and tues.

Current Paintball Madness – They’re all here!

Posted in paintball events with tags on September 12, 2008 by calebtheredwood

Well, the Fall paintball season has deffinitely started. Last weekends 5-man smash event went off great and we are scheduling group paintbal outings like crazy. It seems that paintball goes from feast to famine and back to feast. The tail end of March things pick up and go into full swing in May and June. The they come to a complete screaching halt July 4th weekend and it’s a ghost town of randomly scatered paintball shells and well assaulted bunkers until the start of September. Now it’s once again nuts! Everyone wants to play. People just show up here like an old Diner with social atributes of a VFW on steroids.

This weekend we are overrun with scheduled group outings and I’m sure we are going to have more walk ons than a Ghetto strip club giving away cash on amateur night. Not that I’m complaining, it’s great money for the field. I just wish it would be a more even type of traffic. It would make it more manageable and we could provide our players with more opportunities and options for play. We are still planning on having the 3-dude trophy dash Sunday morning. We already have 15 teams signed up and over half have pre-paid and several have ordered paintballs for the event.

BYOP – OMG, what can I say about BYOP. Everyone wants to bring their own paintballs. I see these kids shooting white box paintballs and throwing half of them away because they broke in their hoppers, pods or they were all smashed up when they opened the box. WE SELL PAINTBALLS CHEAP! I sell PMI premium for $60 a case, WPN Toxic for $45 a case. How can you find a better deal than that? Yet most people who come out here complain about buying paintballs from me. OK, I’d better stop, this is starting to turn into a bitch session =) We have BYOP days and events. Check the Jungle Falls Paintball Field schedule for those days.

Used Paintball Equipment Swap Meet

Posted in paintball events, paintball guns, Uncategorized with tags on August 13, 2008 by calebtheredwood

So last weekend was the big paintball swap meet at jungle Falls. We had a HUGE turnout and an overall great time. I got rid of alot of my old equipment and held myself from buying any other stuff. We had 23 tables set up and everyone was used. Most people had items very resonably priced and lots of stuff moved.

We also ran a ‘Draw Your Partner’ 3 on 3 mini-event. it was a blast! It cost 5bucks to get in and paid out 100%. Air was free and paint was $50 a case of 2k. We played on the small hyperball field on the lower area. We were also talking about having a “hopperless” event. Everyone would have to load the paintballs by hand!?!? It didn’t happen though, after the DYP 3 on 3 everyone was worn out. So we put the guns away and drank lots of beer =)

We are taking a few weeks off of organized events and running gatherings. September 7th is the next event, we will be reffing a 5-man cash event. It’s $250 entry per team, it includes air, field fee’s. It’s 100% payout!!! Paintballs will be $75 per case of PMI premium. It’s a little more of an expensive event but everyone is always asking for a higher payout event. No other place I’ve ever seen has offered 100% payout no matter how many teams enter!

The field will still be open for the next two weeks if anyone wants to come out and play. We will always be up for getting a couple of teams together to skrimmage or shoot around in the woods.