Thursday, February 25, 2010

The New X-Factor gun!!!

Here it is fresh off the press....

(Click on it to enlarge)

In other news, We have the Vicious practice coming up quick. This will be our first chance to really gauge how well the new guys are fitting into our system and how they're working together as a team. The biggest hurdle we have to overcome before PHX is just being comfortable with each other on the field. This doesn't happen overnight, it takes time and that's something we're running short of at the moment. None-the-less, the drive each and everyone has is insane. Everyone (included us seasoned pro) wants to improve on our games because if we don't, one of these kids will be taking our spot...

Friday, February 19, 2010

New gun..

Just saw a glimpse of the new X-factor EGO. Gun is in the hospital cause it's so sick!!!!!

I'll have pictures up once I'm allowed to release it!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mondays with Myke

BKiT: New Generation

         Much has changed since I started playing this incredible sport of paintball. I have traveled the world, met interesting people from all walks of life and shared memories with my teammates that will last a lifetime. However, being from Texas offers an uphill battle for those that choose to compete at the highest level. We do not have several different pro teams to practice against, our player base is significantly lower compared to the states where paintball has flourished in times past, and god didn’t set our thermostat to 75 degrees and always sunny. Collectively, this is what makes the BKiT stand out from the rest. We take what we are given and don’t take shit from anyone. We live the dream and put in all the work at the same time. With that being said, I know we did not have such a great 2009 season, except a 3rd place finish in the West Coast Open. I think the reason for the not so stellar overall performance was due in large part to a lack of heart, drive, and determination. Nevertheless, I do think we showed we still had what it takes to be a top-level team at that event. We don’t have a 7man field nor did we have any sort of practice on the layout, yet we went in there and handled business against some of the best teams like Blast (who won the series title), Dynasty (who are always a favorite to win any event), and other organizations whose sole focus is that style of play. Overall we let ourselves as a team slip. Drew Templeton of team VICIOUS said it best, “ You can’t lie to the grind. The grind can be your worst enemy or your best friend.” Needless to say, the grind was not our best friend last year and we certainly paid for it.

        After the season, I thought a lot about what we could have done differently and how we could improve for the upcoming year. What it came down to is going back to our roots. We also lost a couple players to life (shit sucks, but it happens) and had a little fat trimming. We were left with 5 players from the original roster, 6 now that Alex “Big Poppa” Martinez is back in the game after some real life situations forced him to take the majority of the season off. This forced us to consider picking up other players. For the most part, I have been very hesitant to welcome anyone with open arms into our program. I always felt that the guys we had were capable of accomplishing our goals and we did not need any extra help, however, in times like these we must learn to adapt and shift focus. This off-season we picked up 15 kids from around the State who are going to be giving the business to people soon. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to play for this team, but also being apart of this family is very special to me. A couple years ago the same thing happened: a bunch of no named kids came onto the pro scene and started kicking the “old guard” right in the face. These up and coming players remind me a bunch of ourselves at that age- hungry, competitive, and always willing to do whatever it takes. I now look at these kids as the future of Texas paintball, and with just due, they will become the new generation of BKiT. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Article at Catshack Reports

Check out my interview with Cat Shack Reports!

George Ocean Interview

This just in...

If you've been fortunate enough to be graced with Oliver's wonderful new segments from France, then you've heard the rumor about X-Factor becoming a competitive carpenter team. I'm here to say that is 100% true. Sponsorship has seen a decrease in the past few years so your favorite team X-Factor has picked up a 2nd job to stay alive. We will be competing in the MCCL (the Mexican Carpenters Competitive League) and traveling all over Southern America. With Alex at the helm we won't settle for anything but 1st place.

One thing Oliver forgot to mention was the Ironmen have also picked up a new hobby along with the huge pick up of Dave Youngblood. The whole Ironmen organization will be competing in the world's strongest man competition along with bodybuilding competitions. Dave Youngblood will lead the bodybuilding squad while Mike Paxson will lead the strongest man squad. I wish them luck with there new endeavors as well.

Video in question:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Philly is done!

Here's a real good article by Tim Montressor. He never really made his writings too public but I've always enjoyed them because he's been in this sport and on the grind for so long. Go check it out at: