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Tippinators Paintball Team review the new Crossover XVR

 
Crossover XVRTippmann expanded on the Crossover platform by listening to feedback from players.

 



Predators Win 2013 ATWL Championship

 
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.


Both 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 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.

























New ‘Crossover XVR’ Integrates Ten Performance Upgrades

 
Crossover XVR color options

Tippmann builds upon its Crossover platform after securing feedback from tournament players

  Fort Wayne, Ind. Tippmann is excited to introduce the XVR, a specially-enhanced version of the company’s Crossover marker. Launched last year, the original Crossover appealed more to woodsball players seeking a marker offering the ability to ‘crossover’ into tournament-style play. But, the new XVR takes Tippmann performance to an entirely new level and was developed based on feedback and suggestions secured by the company from speedball players worldwide. The result is an exciting new paintball marker specifically designed to deliver during tournament-style play.

Tips to keep your paintball marker running like new

 
Maintain your Tippmann marker

Simple maintenance tips by Ken Farris, owner of www.tippmannparts.com

Basics of Paintball Maintenance.

Paintball Pistol Fun with Bad Karma

 
Bad karma with TiPX Paintball Pistol

Contributed by Chris "Mr. Glass" Frank, Co-Founder and Executive Officer of the Bad Karma Paintball Team

Nuketown 2013 Sponsored by Tippmann Now Open at Paintball Explosion

 
NukeTown 2013

New flagship field based on ‘Call of Duty’ gets rave reviews from paintball players and gamers alike


Tippmann Sports is proud to have been named the official sponsor of Nuketown 2013 at Paintball Explosion in East Dundee, Illinois. The new flagship field, based on the popular multiplayer map from the Call of Duty video game franchise, opened earlier this month to incredibly strong feedback from paintball players and video gamers alike. Much like in the game, the new field transforms players into an abandoned 1960’s town, complete with a yellow school bus, mannequins, bright weatherboard homes, and other exciting obstacles. Sponsoring Nuketown 2013 is part of Tippmann’s longstanding strategy to help support the most popular paintball fields in the United States and throughout the world.


Oklahoma D-Day My "must attend paintball game"

 
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I attend many games throughout the summer paintball season. I because of what I do for a living I get to attend many more games than most people, but one event has become a must attend game for me.

Tippmann Challenge South Africa going strong since 2008

 
Tippmann Challenge South afric

Tippmann Challenge South Africa paintball event began in 2008 on an abandoned golf course, 48km outside of Cape Town in a sleepy town of Malmesbury.

What makes a Tippmann paintball marker so cool?

 
TiPX Pistol

Tippmann has been an industry leader almost since the beginning of our sport, bringing to the market products time after time that are reliable and almost indestructible. Odds are that the marker you hit the field with the first time was a Tippmann.

Chris Coolen Takes Over as Tippinators Head Coach

 
Coolen to Coach TippinatorsThe Tippinators are excited to announce that Chris Coolen has agreed to coach the Tippinators speedball team through the rebuilding process this season.

Coolen is a former CXBL All Star with many years of paintball experience to pass on to a young group of eager players.

"I came to the Tippinators last season because I wanted to return to the real reason I play paintball - to have fun with a good group of guys but maintain a competitive balance." Coolen said.

Coolen has always been friends with Tippinator players and joined the team in 2012. "The Tippinators have always had an outstanding reputation as a first class, professionally organized team whose players are always seen smiling and enjoying the moment. That is what any sport should be about." Coolen remarked of the team. "For me to reach out to the team and ask to play last season was a no brainer."

For an exceptionally talented player, playing at the highest level in the country to hang up his cleats to coach a rebuilding team is a exception to the rule.

"Two years ago I suffered a torn ACL in my right knee," Coolen explained "Although I did play 2011 in the CXBL and 2012 in the MXL the injury has really taken its toll on me and that was a big factor in my decision to coach."

The Tippinators are getting a coach with a proven track record. Coolen coached in the past with the original Hammonds Plains team many of whom went on to become great players.

Of the teams he has coached in the past Coolen said "Seeing positive growth and transformation in the players makes coaching such a great experience. I really just want to pass on my knowledge and experiences so that they can get the most enjoyment out of the sport as possible."

Coolen is eager to get on the field with the Tippinators. "I want to bring out the best in the new Tipp players, identify where existing players can improve."

The goals for the team are simple. "We are going to set our sights high for the season and to be competitive. I want to coach a group of players that are going to take paintball as seriously as any other sport and who have the drive and hunger to be successful." Coolen commented

For Coolen the expression "work hard, play hard" comes to mind when he thinks of moulding a new team. The hard part he knows is in striking the perfect balance between fun and success. Coolen also knows that "If everyone can buy into the same system good things will come."























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