It’s a Lifestyle – Paintball Documentary

The guys over at Egoballas followed players at The Meadowlands Paintball and Wolfpack for a few months, constructing a moving mini documentary showcasing “why we do what we do”.

Directed by Aaron Kohn, this documentary lets you into the lives of a few East Coast players – Ian Wilson, Alex Garcia, Dan Milisits, and Justin Mines.

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10 thoughts on “It’s a Lifestyle – Paintball Documentary”

  1. Paintball will never be a real sport until a paint cap is set in place. In sport both teams need to be equals at the start of a game. In the current paintball format its about who has more means / tools / cash at there disposal.

    What other sport do teams start unevenly?

  2. This video was awesome. Egoballas and AKActionMedia have both been doing amazing documentaries. I wish more videographers would consider doing these.

  3. I moved ALL around the country, from florida BACK to new jersey, seriously? These 4 kids are prime examples of how paintball turns your into unsocial virgins. This kid never lost a girlfriend over paintball now way she was good looking either. This is hilarious

  4. In response to “a real sport,” I see what you are saying about teams with more means, cash, etc. I have played for very financially restrained teams as well as those who have no issues with money. However the difference in how much paint someone takes on the field has to do with their playing style more than it does financial means. Those guys who walk on the field carrying 11 pods vs those who carry 4-5 have very different styles. The 11 pod guy is probably sitting back and hold an important lane, vs the 4 pod guy who is trying to get up the field and expose deadly angles and flaws in the other team’s plan. The thing is finding a balance. But the fact that people can have more paint than another has nothing to do with the factors that are holding the sport back. It has more to do with the unfair reputation that has been given to the sport and it’s participants (playing war, imagining we are killing each other, wanting to shot other people, violence issues, etc). These unfair and negative views have been placed on us and is why many schools aren’t allowed to have collegiate teams, much less have fair and good press in the media.

  5. In order for paintball to be on tv and mainstream sport. They need to spilt the difference between speedball and woodsball. Right now when you ask someone about paintball, they tell you about woodsball. I have never heard of someone telling me what paintball is by describing speedball. I think speedball would be easier to bring to the mainstream. I’m not bashing woodsball, woodsball is undoubtly the most fun you’ll have on a given weekend ever, but it’s very hard to catch on as a sport. It’s like the hunting shows, you don’t watch the whole show, you watch when the animal is there and they’re about to shoot it. That’s the only difference. Speedball on the other hand can be seen all at once. If you could include barrel cams and mask cams into the show, it’ll have more intense angles and great showing. Speedball is more marketable than woodsball. You can have NPPL and PSP in two different leagues, as long as teams are willing to play. I like the challengers and champions brackets on the PSP to allow other teams than professional into playing. Market Speedball and woodsball in different tones of paintball. That is how you get speedball into a sport that viewers would be interested in watching.

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