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[AK]The Beast
10-05-2004, 06:04 PM
My Tivo wishlist automatically records anything with the word "paintball" in the title or description, and thanks to it, I discovered that Spike TV has a new show called PB2X (Paintball2Xtremes) from the makers of the magazine by the same name. Apparently it just started this past weekend; I finally got around to watching it tonight. I wasn't too impressed--it appears to be aimed at brand-n00bies, explaining things like the difference between scenario/woodsball and tournament/speedball play, how to take apart your marker, and oh yeah, plenty of ads for the print mag. Even their equipment "review" (it was a pair of speedball pants this week) came across as a blatant sponsor spot. They did show the entire final game from a tournament between D-Effect and Doc's Raiders, not compressed for time--it was pretty one-sided, but still fun to watch. At 30 minutes long, I was able to whip through it pretty quickly, but I still wasn't impressed.

[AK]Squidly
10-05-2004, 08:33 PM
I actually liked it... but then any paintball coverage is better than nothing, right? :)

BTW, I've been invited to participate in a tournement on the 24th of this month... 5 man rookie with some of the guys I play with at the store. I'm planning on doing it but we'll see how I feel healthwise as the date approaches.

It's also going down during the Hawks-Pats matchup. Dunno how I'll feel about missing that... :)

[AK]The Beast
10-06-2004, 05:59 AM
If you want to get in a practice run some Saturday, just let me know! I'm like you with my Giants--I don't wanna miss 'em, but I miss playing paintball. I should call ECX and see if their field is open yet (they're probably tired of hearing from me).