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Member Since 27 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Who are you and what do you do?

24 March 2015 - 12:46 AM

My name is Ryan and I like to party

I am a video editor and videographer

I like computers

I haven't played paintball in about 5 years

I post a handful of times a year

If you get the reference in the first line we probably like the same movies

In Topic: Any Suggestions?

23 December 2014 - 01:42 AM

The kickboard thing is a really good drill. Hold the kickboard over your head, when you need to breathe take a stroke with one arm and rotate your head to that side. Keep your ear glued to your shoulder so you learn not to lift it straight up. Depending on how strong of a kicker you are it may help to use fins. The added momentum will minimize your want to lift your head. That's literally the steps I use to teach younger kids how to breathe.


Something a little more advanced for keeping water out of your mouth is when you take a breath, rotate your forehead slightly into the water. This will pull your chin and mouth into the wake caused by your head. Makes it easier to breathe but you do need pretty good body control and speed to create a smooth wake. 


One of your tests will probably involve treading water, so you'll want to learn that as well as doing breathing drills because they will for sure test your lung capacity. Remember swimming isn't about strength. It's about technique. Focus on smooth, efficient movements. I had a friend who tested for PJ a few years ago and he told me for someone experienced enough, a lot of the swim testing the military does is a joke, but for people who aren't used to water it's incredibly hard. From what I gathered being able to stay calm underwater is the most important part of the testing.


sources - swam for 14 years and have coached ever since

In Topic: this place is to quiet

19 August 2014 - 03:43 PM

I stopped playing paintball in 2010 due to life and haven't gotten back in to it. I check the forums once in a while but I have no real reason to post. 6 years ago when TechPB launched I was playing paintball and one of the first people to sign up, now I'm a video editor. Not a whole lot of overlap unless I'm editing a video about paintball which believe it or not, isn't a huge demand. So I really have nothing more to contribute to the site. Last time I could answer a this vs that question it was ego8 v BL vice.


Glad to say at least that I got to fully participate when TechPB was booming

In Topic: LoL Club!

29 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

Got gold my first time in promos for it, feels are good


took me 6 times -_-


finally made it though

In Topic: LoL Club!

20 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Entering my 4th gold promo. Every time I lose in the 5th game, fall to 90 lp and win the next game to get back in to my promo -_-


Been doing weirdly good with Jayce tho, I blame saint