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Team Avalanche Edition Vanguard Demon

You are looking at the new Avalanche Demon by Vanguard. It hosts a new style regulator and the team logo milled into the main body. The above is 1 of 10 that is only available to the team. The production version, available for purchase, will look the same; however, the Avalanche logo will be the same color as the body. It is not known to have any internal changes.

What do you think? Are you a fan of Team Edition markers?

Avalanche 2010 Pro Paintball Roster

This year, pro paintball team St. Louis Avalanche has several returning players. They will be rocking Planet Eclipse markers with prophecy paintball loaders, empire goggles and jerseys, guerilla air tanks, NXE Paintball harness and NXE elevation series paintball pants, GXG Pods, and Violent triggers. They will be playing in the NPPL pro paintball 7 man series, check out their roster:

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USPL Pro Players Moving and Shaking HB Open

Tim Montressor

Phoenix United has added to the ranks of their roster with a large pick up of Tim Montressor of the Philly Americans. Tim has played with the Philly American’s while winning numerous events including the most recent Phoenix PSP. Another huge pickup for the team following word of Bobby Aviles playing with team in Huntington Beach.

Chicago Legend has picked up Cody Mickowski from Aftershock. Look for Cody and Damian Ryan holding together during the HB event. Legends roster has come straight from the Division 2 bracket, their debut should be interesting!codymickowski

Aftershocks Ian Martin and Drew Templeton will be playing along side Frank Connell and Billy Bernacchia with Avalanche. With so much experience on this roster they should be a strong competitor in the USPL this season among others.

With Phoenix United, Legend, and the many other new PRO teams it should be a very interesting debut USPL event!

Credit: Jack B.drewtempletonIanMartin

Mondays Movers

Ed has cut the Avalanche semi pro team loose. Avalanche Army fed into the Avalanche NXL squad which was recently discontinued and the semi pro team (ranked 6th over all) won’t be needed any longer. We’ve been hearing that Ed’s son might be joining the Pro team in San Diego.

Philly’s departure has been the talk of the Pro community. Pro teams and fans have been trying to figure out who will fill the gap and make a power move out of relegation. The latest is the spot will be taken over by, get this, Voltage. With the Avalanche Army cut loose it only makes sense that the Lanche/Voltage players will attempt a come back. The word was two Voltage players in Houston, two more in San Diego and if they pull the spot out of relegation, Voltage in 2009.

Rockstar D1 is on the move. After a very slow start (ranked 23rd over all) the team picked up 3 players to augment the sleepy roster. Joining the team will be Fez & Edwin from the Bushwackers and KM from Faction.

SF DESIGN: Ryan Beesley (ex-LTZ) was rumored to be coming back for Houston. He would have been joined by Devon Odell from X-Factor. San Diego is a ways off, wonder if either of them are planning to stick around.

Splat Kids try out Josh (who they cut earlier last season) and Jon Millman (CSULB & XSV) to try and fill the spots that were opened by both Pats leaving for Aftermath. The team appeared to be struggling this weekend and one can only hope that this extra time to practice pays off.

Compton Ray was spotted back at Raza after a lengthy tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq. In his short time back he has been approached by two D1 teams and a top semi pro. We are willing to bet he’s back with his boys and preparing to take the season championship with Aftermath.

Stoned Assassins on the rebound

Stoned Assassins on the rebound

Stoned Assassins is back in the grind. After the decision to sit Buffalo, the team picked up Jacob Potkin (ex. Performance), Allen the Russian (Faction) and have been rejoined by SA teammate Jingle.

Oh yeah, today is Tuesday. :)

A rocky road with Procaps?

A sign of the times or a shape of things to come?

A sign of the times or a shape of things to come?

Procaps Direct, the guys behind Draxxus, Vforce, the Pulse and most recently Archon/Zap, have been trying to generate money where ever possible. Reports have surfaced that the powers behind Procaps have decided to squeeze some cash out of their very own Pro teams in both NXL and NPPL leagues. As if these teams were not suffering enough, Pro Paintball franchises across the board have been hit for going over the contracted paint allotment. Traditionally, pro teams going over the projected 3-5 million sponsored ball count would continue to receive paint as long as they competed and preformed well in all the contracted events. Teams will now be responsible for paying event price for any and all boxes used over the contracted amount. Sponsored teams which may be affected include the All Americans, Arsenal, Aftermath, Bushwackers, Naughty Dogs & Avalanche.

Update: Check out View from the Deadbox’s take on Procaps pursuing overages.

Avalanche "official" withdrawl from the NXL

Many of our daily readers are familiar with the Avalanche withdraw from the NXL (we posted it August 5th). Avalanche & Warped Sportz owner, Ed Poorman has posted a formal announcement discussing the reasons behind the teams sudden withdrawl.

After considerable thought I, Ed Poorman team owner of St Louis Avalanche, have decided to no longer compete in the NXL. In a time when the costs are ever increasing for teams to participate and attend both the PSP/NXL and NPPL, the time has come to make this decision and concentrate on just one league. Although Avalanche would love to compete in the NXL the cost just out weights the rewards. As owner of the team I could not handle all the extra expenses when sponsorship dollars have decreased this season. All the players of Avalanche have done their best to help raise revenue by holding clinics, but it is still not enough to be able to attend both leagues. The entry fee alone for the NXL costs the team $6000.00 per event. That breaks down to $1200.00 per match or $40.00 per minute unless you make Sunday. The team has chosen to concentrate all of its funds, efforts and focus on the NPPL Super 7 format, hopefully this will allow Avalanche to become a top 3 team in both the Pro and Semi-Pro divisions. Avalanche wishes only the best to the league and the teams who continue to compete in the NXL.

Ed Poorman