Posts Tagged 2012

Velocity Paintball’s “Santas vs. Grinches” Big-Game a Major Success

Monday, December 17th, 2012

December 16th, 2012: Santa’s vs. Grinches Scenario Big-Game @ Velocity Paintball, Ramona CA

This past weekend, DYE made an appearance at one of Southern California’s oldest paintball parks and retail outlets, Velocity Paintball in Ramona, California.  The game type was fun, the turnout was excellent, and the DYE booth was poppin’ with players testing out the brand new DAM’s, DM13′s, and Reflexes that were on display, free of charge.

It’s amazing what a kid will do to win free DYE products.  Going into the event, DYE had a few of the 2013 i4 Goggles to give away but weren’t exactly sure how they wanted to award them to the loyal DYE fans at the event.  With a little help from Denise from Velocity, a stand on one foot/rub your belly/tap your head contest was born, and after nearly 30 minutes of intense tapping, spinning, jumping, and avoiding incoming grenades, a winner finally emerged.

Over 100 players from all over California joined in on the action, including some of Dye’s flagship players like Justin “LJ” Schwarz from the Los Angeles Ironmen and “Trucker Billy” Robertson from the Tactical Ironmen.

Overall the event was nothing but good times and smooth sailing.  The reefing was excellent, there was a friendly holiday vibe, and it seemed like everyone at Velocity Paintball Park went home with a big smile on their face.

Be sure to like Velocity on Facebook and check out the great deals at their stores and field – Facebook.com/Velocity-Paintball-Park

www.VelocityPaintballPark.com

 

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Moonwalkers take 1st and 2nd at APT Finale

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The final APT (Argentina Paintball Tournament) event in Buenos Aires, Argentina saw more than one Dye team on the podium.

In a very competitive Race-to 3 format, 16 teams battled it out to see who was the best in Argentina.  Longtime Dye sponsored team, Moonwalkers, proved they are a top contending team in South America, grabbing 2nd place in the Open Division and 1st place in Amateur.  Congrats Moonwalkers!

 

Open Division:

1 Place: Lions

2 Place: Moonwalkers

3 Place: Zorros

 

Amateur Division:

1 Place: Moonwalkers Seeds

2 Place: El Clan

3 Place: Lod Army

 

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Thanks to Impacto Films for the photography!

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Dynamix, Reapers, Lordz Go 1-2-3 at 2012 Africa Cup

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Paintball Legend Max Lundqvist and Dye sales rep Jeremy Klynsmith headed down to South Africa recently for the 2012 Africa Cup in Johannesburg, SA.

by: Jeremy Klynsmith

The trip started off in Cape Town the weekend before Africa Cup. Max and I met up with Dye authorized tech, Troy Nagel and we headed down to attend the SARPL 3 Man at Paintball Kings, provide some tech support for all Dye and Proto markers at the event, and to give the Cape Town ballers a chance to learn from Max at his clinic.

Craig Marley from Dynamix is one of the nicest humans in the world and really went out of his way to be the perfect host and show us a good time in Cape Town, he took us down to his local watering hole on the beach and we had a few Castle beers and watched the sunset with the view on Table mountain in the background, it was the perfect end to a great day!

The SARPL 3 Man event was a really fun and well run event, we met a bunch of cool paintball players and had a great day! It was really encouraging to see how much paintball has grown in Cape Town since I was last there a year and a half ago. Max, Troy and Craig fielded a team called team DYEnosaurs, Troy decided to show off the amazing performance of the new Dye DAM tactical marker and played the entire event with it!It shot so consistently, didn’t break a ball all day and the team ended up taking 1st place!

The Dye CG paint was incredible. A big well done to Paul Grobler and his team for doing such a great job, Riaan from Paintball Kings for making us feel so welcome at his field and also a big thanks to the Blades and Triggers staff for getting our tech gear sent down from Joburg and making sure we got it at the event.

The next day we headed out to U-Tac Paintball for Max’s clinic, honestly one of the nicest scenario fields I have ever seen! We have already made plans to be back there next year with our DAM’s for one of their amazing scenario events, can’t wait!

There were a bunch of guys at the clinic, all the Cape Town paintballers were really awesome and positive, Max had a really fun day with them as he broke down all the technical aspects of the game and taught them the skills they need to take their game to the next level. Once again the Dye CG paint shot perfectly and everyone really enjoyed the day and took a lot away from it.

 

The next day we said our goodbyes and flew to Durban for a couple days, we met up with Roan and Bryan from Inspekta Gadget Paintball shop to check it out and catch up on old times. Max and I both surf so we headed to the beach afterwards and caught a few waves, it was a great day.

We then flew from Durban to Johannesburg for the main event, Africa Cup 2012 which was hosted by Blades And Triggers field. They have a world class facility there and they had setup a really impressive trade booth area at this year’s event so we got straight to work with setting up the Dye booth. Max ran his clinic the next day at the B&T field, he does a GREAT job! I’m sure that everyone that has been to one of his clinics will agree that he runs the best clinic on the planet! If you have the chance to attend one of his clinics, DO IT! Everyone learned a lot and had a fun day, once again the Dye CG paint shot flawlessly and the B&T staff were really helpful to make sure the day ran smoothly.

The tournament ran over the next 2 days and I really can’t say enough good things about it! The games ran on time, the reffing was good and the atmosphere amongst the players was electric. The Dye booth was open and we showcased all of the new 2013 product line to all the South African ballers, including the awesome new Dye DAM marker.

We also had our resident Dye tech, Troy Nagel on hand at the Dye tech booth to offer support to all the Dye and Proto markers at the event. Max put together team DYEnosaurs to play some exhibition games and it was a great weekend of paintball.

The hi-light of the event had to have been the baby Lion cubs that the guys at Blades And Triggers had arranged to be at the event on the last day, it was definitely a unique experience to have at a paintball tournament to have the chance to play with baby Lions!!

The Dye teams were looking unstoppable at this event. Dynamix have been playing great paintball all year long and showed up ready to win but they had some stiff competition between fellow Dye teams, team Reaper and team Lordz. There were some really exciting games all weekend but it ended up with Lordz taking 3rd place, Reaper taking 2nd place and Dynamix taking the win and the GPPL series championship for the year!

Dynamix shot Dye CG paint all year through their DM12′s and they are looking very strong going into next season. Congrats guys!

Well done to Ridwaan and all his crew from Blades And Triggers for hosting an incredible event and to the guys from GPPL and SASP formaking it all run smoothly. Definitely plan to be at this event next year!! We had a great trip and we are looking forward to being back there soon!

Aruba Madness Makes Their Mark at 2012 PSP World Cup

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Aruba Madness makes their mark on World Cup 2012

Aruba Madness, a DYE sponsored team from the small Caribbean Island, Aruba, played their hearts out this year at the 2012 PSP World Cup.  These beliers proved this year that it doesn’t matter where you live or how small paintball is where you’re from, all that matters is dedication, training, and heart.  For Aruba Madness, every weekend at practice, every tournament they played away from their country, every dollar they spent was all in preparation for the 2012 PSP World Cup.  Aruba is small, only 69 square miles, and a population of barely 100,000. But like many small countries, what it lacks in size it makes up ten-fold with national pride.

The team spent all of 2012 traveling throughout Latin America to larger events in order to find the toughest competition. They even traveled as far as Florida for a leg of the PSP affiliate league, the CFPS, where Aruba Madness Youngbloodz took first in their division.  When it was Time for World Cup, the boys from Aruba were confident and ready to represent their small country. They knew Aruba paintball could be competitive on the global stage, and they were ready to prove it.

The Aruba Madness camp fielded three teams for World cup this year. AM Kids played well for their first International event, placing just short of a Sunday showing. Aruba madness finished 1st in the prelims and ended up taking 6th overall in their division.  AM Youngbloodz powered through the competition, only losing two games the entire weekend.  Unfortunately, one of those losses came during the finals, and Yougbloodz had to settle for 2nd place.

All three teams from the Aruba Madness camp played with passion and proudly represented their small country all weekend long.  Thrilled at their accomplishments on Sunday afternoon, the team was not content to rest for long. Aruba Madness is already back on the training field, and seeking out tougher competition, with trips to more PSPs planned for next year. The Bar has been set and the goals have been raised; Win World Cup 2013.

“Aruba Madness would like to thank all of our local and international fans very much for all the support. Also we want to give big thanks our sponsors that made this year possible:”

DYE Precision Inc, Aruba Tourism Authority, Daniels Steak & Chophouse, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hot Triggers and Paintball Supply Aruba.

Check these guys out on Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Aruba-Madness-YoungBloodz

 

 

Hostile Intentions – Super 7′s Masters 2012 Video

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

After a big 1st place win in Australia at the 2012 Super 7′s Masters, Hostile Intentions out of Queensland sealed a three-peat at the Masters, taking home the gold for the third year in a row.

Video Credit – Painted Lions Productions – Facebook.com/Painted-Lion-Productions
Team Hostile Intentions – Facebook.com/Hostile.Intentions
The Super 7 Series – Facebook.com/Super7SPaintball

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