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.
There are 3 new key features to the Planet Eclipse SLS
1.) A new SL3 In-Line Regulator and Regulator mount
2.) Modification of the Cure3+ with inclusion of three different Bolt Inserts
3.) Full SLS-to-PC communications
The E-Portal is an application that provides a means of communicating with an Eclipse SLS through the familiar Windows(tm) environment and will give the user control over all aspects of the SLS firmware. (I guess Mac users are SOL)
Capabilities of the E-Portal
– Firmware Update from PE
– Control and Save different settings
– Change the boot screen image
I don’t really know the actual mechanical differences between the SL3 regs and the other Eclipse regs but apparently it has:
– higher flow capability
– new seal configuration
and some other things that make your velocity more stable
The Cure3+ bolt with interchangeable parts is basically pick the bolt that tickles your fancy
– Ego10 bolt
– Pepper pot bolt design
– Muffler bolt design
Other SL parts
– Zick2 kit
– OOPS on/off
– 2 triggers (“S” shaped and classic shaped)
– 2 valve guides
– adjustable LPR
– custom MAC solenoid valve
– 5-piece SL barrel kit
weight: 834g or 1.84 lbs with barrel, battery, and OOPS
length: 531mm or 20.9 in
height: 214mm or 8.43 in
width: 26.5mm or 1.04 in
There will be a limited run of 300-350 and all original owners get to add some flare to their PBNation account because they get a special badge
Significant Features of the SLS
Bespoke SL SLS Body
Bespoke SL Cure3+ Bolt with Insert Kit – Three Different Bolt Inserts
Bespoke SL Circuit Board With USB Interface – Cable and Software Included
Bespoke SL SL3 Inline Regulator
Bespoke SL Dual Triggers – “S” and “Classic” Style Triggers Included
Bespoke SL Dual Valve Guides – HP and LP Valve Guide Kit
Bespoke SL Zick2 Rammer Kit
Bespoke SL OOPS Assembly
Bespoke SL Clamping Feed Assembly – With Sprocket Wheel Adjuster
Bespoke SL Trigger Frame
Bespoke SL Contour Eye Covers
5-Piece SL2 Shaft Barrel Kit
Viz-Eyes Red BBSS System
SL2 Barrel Kit
1 x 14” Front Section 0.700” Bore
1 x 16” Front Section 0.700” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.685” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.689” Bore
1 x Rear Section – 0.693” Bore
Sly introduces a new mask to the paintball market, the Profit.
– Every SLY PROFIT Goggle System comes equipped from the factory with a thermal sealed, gradient lens, fading from a deep, rich smoke to crystal clear. This offers optimal shading from glare, UV, and infrared light at a distance, with crystal clear up close, downward vision for those tiny gun LCDs or your game timer.
– NEW 3M-Engineered sealed thermal gasket system equipped in every SLY Profit Goggle. This new impenetrable white thermal seal offers the ultimate seal against moisture and paint seepage between lens layers.
– Clear lens available cloudy or rainy-day play (low-light conditions)
– Amber lens available for ULTRA low-light conditions (indoor or night play)
– Industry-first gradient mirrored lens, for those bright, eye squinting summer practices where you still need to see up close.
Colors Available: Liquid Black, Pearl White, SLY Digi-Camo, Dust Blue, Dust Red, Dust Titanium