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VIDEO: Dynasty PROTIPS Snap Check w/ Oliver Lang

This installment of Dynasty’s PROTIPS instructional series will run you through the ins-and-outs of the “one ball snap check”. Oliver Lang demos a snap drill designed to improve the accuracy and precision of your movement to boost the control of your shot. Check out the vid (and the beginning of what’s sure to be an impressive mustache) below.

 

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Layout Released for 2013 Millennium Bitberg European Masters

Millennium Series dropped the layout for Event 2, which goes down in Bitberg, Germany May 24-26. You’ll notice that the field set up is identical to that of PSP MAO. Is this a sign of things to come? If you didn’t see the extended Millennium Event 1 photo gallery from our friends at HyBrid Foto, click HERE and get cheesin’.

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What are your views on the field setup? What do you think about Millennium matching the PSP’s layout?

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Videos: Millennium Puget-Sur-Argens HyBrid Foto

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HyBrid Foto is the premier media partner of the Millennium Series. Their work is far and away the best stuff from “the other side of the pond”. We’ve got a couple of their edits from last weekend’s Millennium Event 1 – Puget Sur Argens. For more eye candy, click that last link and check out their expanded photo gallery (40+ new pics) from the event. Sound off in the comments area and tell PROpb what you think of their work..

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2013 NCPA National Championships Gallery and Results

The 2013 NCPA National Championships mark another spectacular event showcasing the nation’s top college and high school paintball teams. We’ve got the podium results and  a PHOTO GALLERY by MIKE DEEP. Scroll on and take in all the action from the weekend. Hope everyone was able to see it live via our re-stream of the official PBA webcast. Until next year.. Cheers!

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College X-Ball

  1. FGCU
  2. Cal State Long Beach
  3. Rutgers
  4. Kennesaw State

College RaceTo-2 (5-man)

  1. Wisconsin- Platteville
  2. Georgia Tech
  3. West Point
  4. NC State

High School RaceTo-2 (3-man)

  1. Deep Run HS
  2. Fenton High School
  3. The Lancers
  4. Bellarmine Vintage

 

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2013 NPPL Surf City Open – 1904photography Gallery

Phillip “Stretch” Baker drops a sample gallery from his NPPL Huntington Beach collection. Eye candy! More pictures to be added over the weekend. Make sure to follow the discussion on the reorganization of the NPPL here.

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DISCUSSION: NPPL Reorganizing Business Focus/Delegating Series Production

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You’re surely tuned in and interested in the major internal changes happening with the NPPL.. Right? For a tournament baller, it’s definitely something worth paying attention to and a surefire topic of discussion at the field this weekend. Start out here on PROpb and layout your opinions, predictions, or questions in the comment section at the bottom of this article.

This is the meatiest chunk of the NPPL’s press release sent out to announce the transitional changes:

On the heals of the successful HB event the NPPL has decided to evolve and refocus its energy on growing the sport of paintball by serving as the true Governing Body for the sport. The NPPL will move away from running their own events and instead sanction other promoters to run and operate the events.

“My passion has always been to grow the NPPL brand and the sport of paintball. By passing on the operation of the events to a different event company it allows me to concentrate on the true mission of the NPPL.” Says Hendsch.

The NPPL has signed an exclusive licensing contract with Paintball Promotions Inc to operate and run the National NPPL events. PB Promotions will begin immediately getting ready for the remaining 2013 events. Teams and sponsors should see a seamless transition in all departments.

PB Promotions has evaluated the venues and dates for the remaining previously announced events and unfortunately will need to make some adjustments.

The remaining 2013 NPPL schedule is:
June 7-9 Northeast Open OXCC – Chesapeake City, MD
August 9-11 Chicago Open – Paintball Explosion – Chicago, IL
October 4-6 Las Vegas Open – Las Vegas, NV

Some focus points/key information up for discussion:

  • Shawn Walker is heading Paintball Promotions, Inc (company delegated to produce 2013′s remaining events). He was one of the previous leaders of the NPPL prior to its first bankruptcy (leading to the league’s subsequent short-lived tenure as the USPL). He currently has a hand in a couple successful West Coast paintball parks (most notably, Camp Pendleton)
  • NPPL to refocus as a “governing body” for paintball. What exactly does this mean as far as their daily work efforts (beyond the hypotheticals of “growing the sport” etc.)?
  • Who else will be a major player in the management of the league (Valken as the obvious)?
  • How long have the alternate locations been locked down for the remaining events? 2(?) months ago the NPPL announced their initial season schedule: was it all a front to buy time? When did the wheels get rolling on everything that was announced in their press release?
  • What’s in store for the future of 7-man/the NPPL? Are there more major organizational changes ahead before the end of 2013?

Additional information posted through PbNation.com:

Originally Posted by NPPL Super 7
Some truths…The NPPL is still owned by the NPPL ( the pro teams) and that will never change.

The NPPL was run by a sizeable group of volunteers and now it has contracted a logistics company to promote and run events.

Teams and sponsors will see a seamless transition in events (other than location changes).

This will ensure better run events with better value for teams, players, spectators and sponsors.

The new direction will continue to include the NPPL board, Chuck, Pev, and the Pro teams.

Plenty to be worked out with the league. Comment below and let us know what you make of all this.
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Paintball X3 Drops Latest Issue of Digital Magazine

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Paintball X3 doing their part to keep the magazine medium alive. Flipping through a digital edition isn’t quite the same as perusing the latest delivery of your subscription, but it gets the job done. April’s edition of Paintball X3 touts “45 Pages of NPPL [HB] and PSP Dallas Coverage, UWL, Interviews, New Products, Product Reviwes and More.” Check it out here and get reading: http://bit.ly/11eAYgQ

PROpaintball.com asks: What was your favorite paintball publication from “back in the day”? What do you miss about printed mags? Ever see them making a comeback?

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Millennium Mediterranean Cup Photo Gallery and Results

PROpaintball.com is THE source for stateside Millennium coverage in 2013. We’ve got the results and a serious gallery from our partners at HyBrid Foto below that. More photos will be added intermittently until it’s complete. So Euro!

Champions Paintball League (CPL):
1. Toulouse TonTons
2. Edmonton Impact
3. Art Chaos Moscow
4. Polar Bears Tarko

Semi-Professional Paintball League (SPL)
1. Force Majeure Moscow
2. Offenburg Comin At Ya
3. London Tigers
4. Hellwood Paris

Division 1:
1. GI London Defiance
2. Scorpions Milano
3. Instinct Gemoss Riga
4. Bad Boys Oss

Division 2:
1. Elite Ile d Oleron
2. Diaspora Vilnius
3. Lucky 15s Staffordshire
4. Extreme Neapolis

Division 3:
1. Apocalypses Brussels
2. Bulldog Alencon
3. Hitsquad Europe Limburg
4. Evil Men Toulouse