Can the Survival Game Survive?

Can the Survival Game Survive?

I remember exactly where I was when Lehman Brothers went up in smoke. I was eating my complimentary continental breakfast at a Super 8 motel in Bowman, North Dakota. The lobby, like the rest of the motel, smelled like mildew and hunting dogs. It was June, 2008, and a...
Paintball 101: Sponsorships, Part 1

Paintball 101: Sponsorships, Part 1

Every week the Social Paintball inbox is flooded with sponsorship requests. From teams wanting us to film them, filmmakers wanting us to hire them, or players and teams who are interested in getting our new Grit apparel for free, or at a discounted price. Sometimes we...
Skills School with Pete Robinson: Teamwork, Communication

Skills School with Pete Robinson: Teamwork, Communication

As some of you guys may know, I was the US editor of the UK based publication, PGi [Paintball Games International] unfortunately the recession pillaged our industry of all its magazines which ended up nudging paintball commentary and coverage toward the internet. I’ve...
Pestana, a Good Fit in LA?

Pestana, a Good Fit in LA?

With the recent announcement of the Los Angeles Ironmen and San Jose Royalty merger, it was quickly noted that this would bring Shane Pestana back into the Ironmen organization. For those of you out of the loop, Pestana was a staff member for the Ironmen club from...
Tough Customers: The Divisional Realm

Tough Customers: The Divisional Realm

The economic downturn was doubly worse for paintball. Leagues and companies were joined on the quest to achieve television nirvana. During the mid-2000s the industry was climbing rapidly up the ladder of discovery, just when the sport was trying to find itself, 2008...
5 Things PSP Should Change in 2013

5 Things PSP Should Change in 2013

The PSP continues to be one of the most dominant paintball leagues in the world, but there will always be critics that disagree with the way some things are handled within the league itself. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are some key points that the...