NXe has realesed a new design for their elbow pads. The Techna-flex elbow sheield is significantly better looking than the previous design; mainly for the fact that it’s black. Seeing as it is an armpad, it is not that much different from any other arm pad out on the market. Additionally, like most arm pads, NXe’s armpad also has breathable neoprene and moisture wicking lycra.
One difference though, is that the outer layer of the pad is made from ballistic nylon and is skid resistant. So sliding around on those rocky or rough surfaces should keep the integrity of your armpads intact. Another unique characteristic of these armpads is that they have a three tier securing system. The purpose of the system is to make sure that the arm pad does not move around during play. The first tier is a hand sleeve, much like planet eclipse’s arm pads. The second is a wrist fastening strap which is supposed to “anchor” your arm pad. And the third tier is an upper arm or bicep strap which, apparently, is cusioned. This strap further holds the pad in place, preventing it from sliding down on anyone who has a skinny arm.
The price for the new NXe Techna-flex Elbow Shield is $49.99. Sizes available are S/M, L, and XL.
Tadao Technologies is in the process of making their boards usb 2.0 and a mini-b usb compatible. As of now, the prototypes work with Mac OSX and Windows XP and Vista. Alternate boot screens, saved settings, and diagnostic downloads will be availble with the USB interface. Current Yakuza boards will not be able to be upgraded to use usb.
This thought of using a usb interface is pretty cool and could be very handy for a lot of players but the only thing that isn’t cool is that their is no interface for linux users.
Pinokio hoppers have officially been released for public purchasing. There are two noses for the hopper: one that makes the capacity 250paintballs, and the other makes the capacity 400paintballs. Both noses are interchangeable with a push of a button. The pinokio weighs just 1lb with batteries, assuming with the 250 capacity nose. When filled with paint, this loader still weighs less than an empty DXS pulse. The pulse, which is no longer availablle for puchase, is the only loader that is capable of reaching the same feeding rates as the pinokio, 30+ balls per second. The pinokio runs off of two nine volt batteries and that can supposedly last up to 37 cases. Also, the pinokio has a slightly useless yet interesting feature, the motor is able to work while completely submereged in water. I suppose that helps for cleaning purposes.
The pinokio hopper can be yours for the lovely price of $169.00. Colors available are black, smoke, and clear.
Issue #3 of SPLATXD is out.
Paintball gun trading site TradeMyGun.com recently purchased a Motoplex building and has set up a store and field at 6485 Merchants Drive in LaOtto, IN. The name of the facility is Paintball Plex which consists of a retail store and two indoor turf fields. Plans are in the works for an outdoor field for the summer of 2009.