Jul 142014
 

kelly and mattThree years ago, when my dad and I first started playing paintball, our first game was down in Florida, where we met Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo. Golden Girl asked me what I did besides paintball, and I told her about my Tae Kwon Do. So after a while of talking and playing paintball, she decided to give me a t-shirt that said … Respecting Paintball … I liked this t-shirt, first because it was black, and secondly because it had the same characteristics as my Tae Kwon Do.  She then wrote an article for Catshack Reports comparing paintball and martial arts. I just got back from “Sheriff’s Summer Boot Camp”, and realized that there are not only a lot of similarities between paintball and Tae Kwon Do, but they really helped me out in the boot camp. Continue reading »

Jul 112014
 

Collage - kopie - kopie There are few things more powerful than a group of dedicated paintballers. Banding together with the intent to accomplish their collective goal, they are nearly unstoppable. We here at The Catshack Reports have seen it time and time again. When paintballers work together as a team their resources and opportunities expand exponentially, their resolve is hardened when they have their comrades at their side and behind them. Whether it’s a day at the local field, or a cross country trip to a big event, things are more fun when you work with a team. Recently we have been made aware of a truly remarkable paintball alliance, one that brings over 50 players of different countries, language, and creeds to play, party, and fight together.  We have seen few if any that have done all that as well as The Northern Alliance.

 

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Jul 102014
 

1The third stop on the PSP circuit was held in Joliet, just outside of the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. This four day event has been held at this location for a number of years and as usual, the forecast was promising for bad weather. Just days before the tournament started, the skies were thick with rain, wind, and the piercing sound of the tornado alarms. Thankfully, no cyclones came to visit during the event, but the thunderstorms sure did. The grounds didn’t stand a chance, turning from grassy on Thursday to sloppy, muddy slush by Sunday. Though these conditions added to the difficulty of the overall competition, the teams stepped up to the challenge. No matter what colors they wore when they arrived on Thursday, those who made it onto past the first two days left brown and dirty! Continue reading »

Jul 042014
 
IMG_1003The CXBL was back at Commando paintball in Ottawa this past weekend for Event 2 Border Battle, this awesome event never fails to amaze.The Elite division was back playing at Border Battle with many top teams have pro players onboard, to make a very exciting season, this year teams Revo, Heat, Vicious and Genesis looking to come out on top.

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Jul 032014
 

IMG_7347The Catshack Reports had the honor of joining none other than Oliver Lang of San Diego Dynasty for another one of his fantastic clinics. Oliver Lang, top point scorer in the PSP League for 2013 hit Crazy Bill’s Paintball located just outside Brantford ON with a single purpose, to educate the youth.  Continue reading »

Jun 172014
 

IMG_6529After several months of wear, I feel we can now speak intelligently on the latest Dye Ultralight Pants to hit retail shelves. We acquired our pair of pants at the 2013 PSP World Cup in Florida. The pair we settled on as with other Dye products fit extremely well into the Catshack color scheme. Continue reading »

Jun 162014
 

downloadThe Catshack Reports AND as a member of the board is very pleased to announce this years winners of the Bob Gurnsey Paintball Scholarship awards. These scholarships help offset the high cost of education for first year students attending post secondary institutions here in North America… all in the name of paintball and one of its founders, how cool is that! Continue reading »

Jun 152014
 

10356259_890301154319488_6701626584325423032_nOver all these years I have played a lot of paintball and attended tons of events. None were quite the same as my first command at a Viper event. I have certainly filmed several Viper games from the sidelines but to really wrap your head around a true scenario game such as this … I realize now one MUST sit in the command chair. Continue reading »

Jun 112014
 

IMG_9049Better late than never … join us as Tyler Carriere tries his hand at journalism for the first time to deliver his account of the last ESPL event complete with the photos he snapped at Flagswipe Paintball!

The weekend of May 31- June 1st started like any other paintballers weekend, a night full of apple juice only to wake up at a lovely 7 o’clock to make it down to Flagswipe Paintball’s second ESPL event in the 2014 year. Continue reading »