I would have gotten to this sooner but I got sick on my way back from Phoenix and have been laying around the house for the past few days.
Majority of the pics are from walking the field and some are personal pictures. The last two were taken by Dan Jordan of paintballX3.com. I found those two pictures in one their galleries on the site.
The weather was really nice the entire event. Sunny with a nice breeze every so often. Driving in Phoenix is lame though; 55mph and 65mph speed limits with speed cameras everywhere. Overall, the event wasn’t that bad even though my team had a major disagreement with the refs on field 5.
There weren’t that many vendors but I didn’t really expect there to be. I was expecting an Empire booth; there wasn’t really one, just a tech type of booth. I also expected a Draxxus booth, again none. Planet Eclipse had a small tent. Dye was the only company with a big tent. From what I can remember, the vendors that were there were KM, Guerrilla Air, Derder, HK/PbFasion, Custom Products, Virtue, Planet Eclipse, Dye, Understood, AlienPB, and PbRack.
I stopped off at the KM tent and found out that they have an energy drink; Sizzurp. Right now, they have one flavor but I forgot which one it is but they are working on another flavor. They are also coming out with their own speed feed system called the Spine. I think they said it was going to be priced around $20 – $25. It looked well made.
Before this event, I was not a fan of HK or the HK trend but after meeting Mark Kressin and spending quite a bit of time at the HK tent, I have to say it’s hard not to want to sport HK since Mark is a really cool guy. For sale in the HK tent were some new soft goods made by Laysick. They had pants, packs, and tank covers.
The pack is the first of its kind in the paintball world. It uses magnets to keep the straps on for the pods, has a slot for you APPA id, and squeegee holders and comes in 3+2 and 4+3. The price of the pack was $50. The tank cover is a 2-piece and comes in lemonade, red, and gray. The price of the tank cover was $25. I bought the tank cover in lemonade and one of my teammates bought the pack in 4+3. So after using them for a couple of practices, I’ll put out a review. The pants looked well made and padded. The only color they had at the booth was olive. The official debut of all the Laysick gear will be in April, most likely at Huntington Beach.
Also, I just want to say to whomever it is on Infamous with the hot ass brunette chick…NICE! And that Keely looks fine as hell with blonde hair.
If your team has paid entry already or plan on paying before Monday March 1, 2010 then your team name will be featured on the back of the shirt.
Colors: Black and Navy
Sizes: S – 3XL
Price: I don’t remember exactly but they’re $15 or $20. I’m pretty sure that was the price range last year in Chicago.