Sunday, 28 June 2015

ETEK5 Independent Review.

If you thinking of buying an ETEK5 or in fact any Mid Range marker, then check this review out and give it a like !

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

If you step out of the woods today.....

........... your sure for a big surprise !!!

Upon the completion of our first scenario game of the season, a few of our members started looking into local events that were between our scheduled games for the 2015 season.  With a little bit of research, a few guys decided to venture away from what we know and love about woods ball and attempt to play in a speedball tournament.  For myself, it was the first time seeing these inflatable objects that many call “bunkers.”  After arriving at the field and walking the layout, we quickly realized that we would be in for a learning experience. 

The next morning, we were second on the field after our team captains meeting. We threw on our custom jerseys and realized that the HDE camouflage pattern that helps us blend into the woods wouldn’t help us much on the speedball field. We came out of the first match with a tie and noticed that woods and speedball have different styles of play that we had not known before this event.    

After we watched other more experienced players, we began to pick up on small tricks that played major roles to who would win the point. The next match we played, we came out with the point, but had to fight for it. Throughout the day, our HDE jerseys made many heads turn our way, whether it was because of the professional look or bounces the jerseys caused.  Quite a few people also asked about our custom Black Karma Geo 3.5’s that we recently acquired.  The only worry we had throughout the day was to make sure we didn’t perform an error.  

We made it into the semifinals playing against the team that we had tied earlier in the day. The match was a tough battle, but we pulled through victorious and earned a spot in the finals. The final match was hard fought between both teams.  In the end, we won the point putting ourselves in 1st place for the series.  

We would like to give special thanks to Planet Eclipse for the ongoing support and exceptional gear that we know and love.  Also, we would like to thank Empire for the great Ultra Evil paint and PIG (Paintball is Good) for hosting a great event.
Check out our Facebook page to keep up with our future practices for UWL (June 13th at Bearclaw Paintball in Fayetteville,TN), events we are attending (UWL TN – July 25th–26th, and UWL IL – September 12th-13th), and announcements from Planet Eclipse.  Hope to see you soon. 

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Scam Warning....

Every now and again these things seems to pop up. Some are mistakes and some we are sure are scams. Some vanish before our very eyes when we investigate...Funny That !

So I thought I’d give you our guidelines to avoid being scammed...

1... If it's too good a deal to believe then it's 'probably' a scam...

The End....

Don't fall foul to these scammers....

Here is one link that a kind Samaritan contacted us about the other day... Lots of cheap stuff.. Would you send you money here???  I don't think so.. Be VERY careful....

If you get a serial number of a marker and contact us we will check if it's been registered on our database as stolen.. Only flags up if we have been informed but it's a better guess than sending your hard earned money to some no named, contactless web site :-)

You have been warned !!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Rebels Tour - Norway

Finally the first leg if NPL – Norwegian Paintball League is here :-) The snow has lifted, the grass is slowly peeking through the ground and its Paintball time!

The first tournament of the year is held at Gjøvik aktivitetspark run by Rune from Xsportz.

Rebels were attending with only 5 guys, with some key-players missing, but with good help in the pit and on the coach side they were ready to take on the Norwegian elite paintball-scene.

They started against the toughest team, Blast. Rebels took the first point, but Blast stepped up their game and the result became 1:4.

Second game was against Xsportz this was a close game and ended in overtime with a 3:2 win to Rebels.

After the second game the tournament got a bit too exsiting for the guys. Even had to leave with his kid that got sick, so suddenly they were only 4 players left. 

Earlier that day Rebels had announced the winner of a contest they’ve had on their facebook page for some months – Martin Helgesen a d2 player playing his first ever tournament that weekend. 
After he got the prize he stuck around helping Rebels out in the pit and that more than paid of; Rebles asked him to join their ranks and he play the remaining games! So the rookie player from Angry Beavers D2 got to play Elite division aswell. He stepped up and made a real effort fighting with the team through the last games. I don’t think his feet has touched the ground yet.

So after the roster-change Kristiansund Oilers was up, Rebles won 3:1

Rampage was Rebels last game of the prelims and high on their success they ended the prelims with a 4:1 win

Since it was so many prelim games the best four went straight to the final. Fighting over 3rd and 4th place: Xsports and Degernes Rednecks, and for 1st and 2nd place: Blast vs Rebels.

Blast had only lost one point that day, and that was Rebels fault they did, Blast didn’t take any chances, despite the crippled Rebels team, Blast sent out their best and won a solid 4:0.

Rebels took 2nd place. It always feels bad to lose your last game, but all the guys felt that with the weekends problems they won the 2nd place, not lost 1st.

Congratulations to Rebels starting the Norwegian season off with silver in Norways top division.

Thanks goes to our second pit-crew Torald, Kristine, and Rønholt Blast for helping us out during the tournament.

Also a huge thanx to the people that makes this possible:
Planet Eclipse, Virtue Paintball, PBgear, Anthrax and Fight Back Design for the best gear and paint!
RVS, JKS rør, Energima and ProteinFabrikken for your support
Roy Stranna at Stranna Foto for making us look good :)

Love from Kristine Myhre Andersen

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Black Karma are Bugs !!!

The life of a bug is a harsh existence.  Bugs have no emotions, no fear, no guilt; they only go after what they need to survive, no matter what the cost.  Klendathu is our home, and we will defend the “Brain Bugs” to the very end.  The opposing “Mobile Infantry” are only pebbles that we can move with our ever-growing network of family.  These “Federation Humanoids” only come to our home because our “Tanker Bugs” diverted an asteroid to their home planet.

Much like space, our day started off cold for a late March game at Bearclaw Paintball.  Our general David “Deeznuts” Ferguson had pondered overnight our strategy for attack on this neutral planet like the “Brain Bug” he was.  Before game on at our pre-placements throughout the field, we anticipated popping up like the Bugs we were supposed to be.  The game-start gunshot rang out and we hurriedly ran towards our objectives to control key positions throughout the field before having to return to the “Nest”.

Throughout the day, we sent out our soldier, Arachnids, to probe defenses and harass the mobile infantry, occasionally with the help of our “Tanker Bug.”  “Fort Dax” was one of our favorite targets, when not probing the tunnels.  This time of year was perfect for our HDE pants, jerseys, and pod packs to keep us from being seen throughout the field, thus surprising quite a few troopers when we exited the tunnels.  As the day gave way to night, all teams huddled around fires with tales of valor and eventually shared some pineapple cobbler – my new favorite.

The second game day started early with the crunch of our shoes on frozen, yes frozen, ground.  The paintball gods were again taunting us with their control over the dreaded “W” word: weather.  After suiting up, we headed to “Fort Dax” to begin our assault on “Fort Warden.”  Control of the field shifted from us on the offensive the first day to us on our heels most of the second.  Although we pushed, ran a few successful missions, and controlled the speedball field (Skull City), the final mission was a clean sweep for the Federation.  At the end of the game, we came ahead by a few hundred points and gained an appreciation of an opposing team that pushed gallantly up to the end. 

If you haven’t been to Bearclaw Paintball in Fayetteville TN, put it on your radar for the weekend of November 7th-8th for the annual “Game of Thrones” battle.  This field is near and dear to us because not only do you get great competition and wonderful service, but you also gain an extended family of people whose friendship extends far beyond a single weekend.  I know we will be there with a full contingent of Planet Eclipse gear (along with the Black Karma Geo 3.5) for any questions, support if it is needed, and of course, a few favorite cobblers for anyone to try.

In the short term, keep updated on our UWL practice schedule on our Facebook page, and come help us prepare for the 2015 UWL season as we plan on competing in Tennessee and Chicago this year.                    


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Rebels Part 2.

Rebels Part 2 – conquering Bitburg

The season has started everywhere else, but not in Norway so Rebels went to Trolle to play at Paintball-SM, the Swedish series. They advanced to the swedish CPL last year so this was their first shot at the big guys in Sweden. Here they could meet teams like Joy Division, MASH, Ignition and Blast. The tournament was a great one in weather and games, but by meeting MASH, Solid and Devils from Mash, it was not Rebels day. They took some good points in the 4-3 game against Devils from Mash, but it was not enough to go through.

Even though the results didnt go their way, the team felt that this fieldlayout would suit their style of play with a few adjustments.

This time they couldn’t make the practice hours in Millennium, but they still felt well prepared from the weekend in SM.

The field looked really good and the real grass made playing on it great. We are not used to that anymore, often it’s thin turf and knee injuries :-(

Friday afternoon, what a great time to start a tournament. They started off against London Tigers 2 and got 3 points thrown in their face – time to wake up! And they did. With 5 minutes left on the clock they decided that this was not the way this tournament should be and fought back hard ending with a 4-3 win with 8 seconds to spare. That’s more like it.

Second game was against Rain of Fire and the edge, from the end of the Tigers game, was still there, a good 4-1 win.

Saturday afternoon, no im not kidding, 2 times in a row being able to rest out in the morning does wonders. The temperature was more like Norway at summer , cloudy, still sunny and a slight breeze, great paintball weather. This time they had learned from Puget and would not let anything else than their playing decide if they were going to Sunday-club. Freilos was up, a tight game even if the score said 4-0 to Rebels.

With that score they won their group and proceed to the last 16 of Sunday club.

Sunday, as usual you can feel the tension and the excitement in the air, it’s the win or go home day and everyone knows it way to well. Rebels were in good spirits, nervous of course, but still high on the winnings from the last two days.

First up was Freilos, Rebels knew how they played from the day before so they ended 4-0 again.

Quarter finals, every tournament seems to have one game, the one game that is chaotic, unpredictable and crazy. And this was the game. Rebels vs Indevence. Rebels was up 2-0 and then the penalties started flying on both sides of the 50. It was now 2-3 in Indevence favor with only about a minute left on the clock. In that minute Rebels equalized to 3-3 and got their chance in overtime. And they grabbed that chance with both hands! They controlled the game and won 4-3 with 5 alive.

Semi-final, Lucky 15 is up, Rebels rush from the last game made them a bit hung-over and they got shot out of their bunkers. Lucky 15 plays a better game and wins 4-1. Lucky 15 ends up winning the whole tournament. Déjà vu from Puget anyone?

Bronze medal match. Their last game of the tournament, and the most important one at the time and its against PBS91. This time the control was back, the focus was sharp, Rebels won a comfortable 3-1

Congratulations to the team with 3rd place in SPL2 on their second Millennium in the divison!

The Rebels want to thank our sponsors for having our backs and believing in us: Planet Eclipse and Virtue Paintball for awesome equipment, Anthrax for rocking cool jerseys and coffe in their booth. Cartel for making us look good. We would also like to thank: Fight Back Design, PBgear, RVS, JKS rør, Energima and Proteinfabrikken
Love from Kristine Myhre Andersen

More silverware for the Emortal Army :-)