Matt Blonski from Russian Legion here, coming from you at the Hotel in Chicago. It?s been a long few months since the last event in Phoenix, but the bitter taste remains.
We as a team don?t see each other between events, so it?s up to us to stay sharp and ready. After a bad showing like at the last event, there is always a sense of urgency with such a talented team, and everyone practices like it. This event began on a low note for me, waiting all day for my flight from NYC, delayed to Orlando for no apparent reason. Justin (Rabackoff) and I got to our hotel about 2 am on Saturday morning, only to learn practice begins at 9 am the same day. I don?t know how people live in Florida really, its hot and humid even at 2 in the morning, and it felt like 90 degrees at the beginning of practice, and quickly got hotter. We began playing against Tampa Bay Damage at Central Florida Paintball Saturday, and played a good 30 games a day where we went back and forth for the most part, and we accomplished what we wanted. Learning the field and getting accustomed to our new squads was the main focus, as well as getting use to some serious heat. I think the weekend went pretty well, and we came out of it with 2 very strong squads. We had a flight to Chicago Monday morning, and ended up sitting on a delayed plane yet again because of rainy weather in Chicago. We finally got in and the weather seems nice, no rain. We had the rest of the day off, and would practice Tuesday with Shock. It would be a short practice Tuesday with Shock at Badlandz, the field was a muddy mess, and the tournament field looked even worse. I don?t know what they will do to fix this field, but right now it borders on un-playable. Today is Wednesday, 2 days before PSP Chicago starts, and it is pouring and thundering, so it looks like this event will be a mess. Hopefully the PSP can pull something out and make it manageable.
Follow us on PBnation and ProPaintball, and well try to post some video interviews on the Russian Legion Facebook page.
New Russian Legion store
In the sports club of the Russian Legion, a new store has opened, distributing paintball equipment ranging from paintballs to paintball markers. To this day, this is the most popular store in Russia, with an extremely broad assortment of paintball equipment from all different manufacturers.
Facefull ? 36
It?s a brand new season. And as usual, Facefull delivers the goods: A full Millennium and NPPL season preview, the world league project and the newest gear available from today?s best paintball manufacturers.
Smart Parts, WDP, and Dye Resolve Litigation, License Agreements Part of Settlemen
Smart Parts, Inc., WDP, Ltd., and Dye Precision, Inc. are pleased to announce the settlement of litigation pending between the companies and the entry into patent license agreements giving WDP and Dye a worldwide, non-exclusive license to make, sell, offer for sale, and distribute products covered by Smart Parts? electronic paintball gun patents; giving Smart Parts and Dye a worldwide, non-exclusive license to make, sell, offer for sale, and distribute products covered by a WDP?s affiliate?s LCD and Data Link and other related electronic paintball marker patents; and giving Smart Parts a license under Dye?s patent related to spool valve paintball gun designs.
Tippmann and Special Ops Announce Strategic Alliance
Buffalo Grove, Ill. (July 28, 2006) ? Tippmann Sports is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Special Ops Paintball. The new relationship will include several collaborative marketing programs as well as future product initiatives. Working together, the two companies will be ideally positioned to bring an unmatched breadth of specialized products and services to woodsball players around the world.