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#1 DasJaco

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:28 AM

Hey guys I currently play for a UWL team but I'm looking to start playing PSP. I have a all the gear. (Luxe 2.0, Z2. 68/45, Exalt pants, and a Raza Jersey). So I was wondering exactly what do I need to do to play in PSP matches. Any good ways to find a team, or is it more benifical to play as a body for hire. I'm not a light guy (190-200 pounds at 5'7") but in pretty quick of the break, so what position would be best for me to play. I'd appreciate any help.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:08 AM

1 - buy an Air Assault season pass

2 - get shot alot

3 - shoot other people a lot

4 - ???

5 - Profit

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:48 AM

Haha, that sums up MN winters, tournament scene or not :P



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 03:34 AM

Yup! Also, if I remember right OP you work at MN Pro in which case Im sure talking to the guys on Shift would be an option.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:03 AM

A couple guys on shift said I should come play for them. Also MN Pro indoor is going to be my stomping ground this winter.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

Dayum, didnt know they were opening this soon. Im gonna have to check it out when it does.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:20 PM

Its about time we get another indoor field :)

What day does it open? I wanna be there first open play



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:43 PM

Allegedly another facility is opeming up an indoor next November as well. We shall see...

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:46 PM

Wow, so I'm actually going to be content in the winter from now on?

I always get a little sick of playing at air assault all winter long. It's a good field, but I do like to have some variety.

*Edit* I hope I'm not the only one, its the only thing that keeps me from getting a season pass at Air Assault, because in the summer I don't play at any of the APPG fields (typically).


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

I want somewhere to play in the summer thats not 15 rentals and two people with their own guns. :(

On an airball field.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

I want somewhere to play in the summer thats not 15 rentals and two people with their own guns. :(

On an airball field.

I've had some good luck at MNpro in that sense.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:43 PM

Already seeing some issues; when starting to compete you don't just go stomping teams you start your paintball day off with exercise usually running drills to build stamina. Then you go on to other drills like practicing lanes; finding blind spots of the field you'll be playing on and practicing those. Then you go on to scrimmaging against other teams 1 division above to 1 division below you; you may have to drive 3-4 hours to go to their home field or they may have to drive 3-4 hours to come to yours but that's how you practice. If you play vs. walk ons or other wannabe teams composed of 5 friends who decided lets play D4 since D5 is easy you will get stomped at any PSP event.

 

For your team and practices; 1 day a week is fine until 1 month before a tournament for practice. 1 month before a tournament or when the layout is released you will be running drills and finding every angle on a saturday and be practicing your plays that same sunday. When you have your playbook set up you will be playing saturdays and sundays. Your teammates should do some other form of physical exercise during the week to stay in shape (we do crossfit). Finally you have to get ready to practice not the normal 4 hour paintball day but usually from 10 am to when it gets dark if you ever want to be someone in the tournament scene.

 

On the other hand if you're  just doing it just to do it; have fun playing around and stomping on random kids; in the end you'll end up in last place with not 1 set of a game won.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:18 AM

Hes not asking for the dynamics of preparing for an event, just how to get exposed to tournament paintball in general from what I understood. The divisional teams here that play nationals have their shit together in that regard. (Air Assault Factory won the D4 PSP series last year) The throw-together teams for local events usually do not however just like you said unless they are comprised of players from those teams.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:54 AM

I'm probably going to end up going or Shift since I already head up there every weekend for work. I can practice then work. Plus they already have some of the sponsorships I have gear for so less money to spend. Only time wi tell if guess.

Edited by DasJaco, 13 December 2013 - 12:55 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:42 AM

Macdev sponsorships?  :o



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:38 PM

Macdev sponsorships?  :o


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

Oh lol, I missed that part on the first post about the luxe, I confused you for a different employee at MNPro :P



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:21 PM

Oh lol, I missed that part on the first post about the luxe, I confused you for a different employee at MNPro :P


I'm down at the field. I bet you're thinking of Aaron with the pink GTI?

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

Yep, he's the macdev tech too isn't he?



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:29 PM

Yep. He babies that thing lol

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

I once walked into the shop to get some GTi grips and forgot I was wearing a Splatball shirt (Im friends with a bunch of their refs too). He jokingly said I was lucky he was the only person working there. :D

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:22 PM

Yep. He babies that thing lol

Who doesn't :P

 

 

I once walked into the shop to get some GTi grips and forgot I was wearing a Splatball shirt (Im friends with a bunch of their refs too). He jokingly said I was lucky he was the only person working there. :D

 

Haha, I still haven't played at splatball yet. Is it a nice place? 

Its a bit farther from me than AA is.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:17 PM


Yep. He babies that thing lol

Who doesn't :P
 
 

I once walked into the shop to get some GTi grips and forgot I was wearing a Splatball shirt (Im friends with a bunch of their refs too). He jokingly said I was lucky he was the only person working there. :D

 
Haha, I still haven't played at splatball yet. Is it a nice place? 
Its a bit farther from me than AA is.

Its great to take friends that havent played at all/very much to. Nice field but the competition is lacking compared to AA... a lot. Not a problem really but just different. I like playing with my pump there.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

Hmm okay, maybe I'll bring the phantom sometime for a pump day  :tup:

Its nice playing somewhere other than AA in the winter. Sometimes I don't feel like grinding super hard all day.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

Hey guys just an FYI MN Pros indoor field is right in St Paul. :)

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

Hey guys just an FYI MN Pros indoor field is right in St Paul. :)

Sweetness, gonna keep an eye on their facebook page.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:09 AM

Yep, will you do me a favor and post in the MN ballers club when its supposed to open up?



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:31 AM

For sure.

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