Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Update from GerMoney

Well this is day 6 for me here near the Germany/Belgium border. I've been staying in Belgium but after tomorrow we'll be leaving to go to Bitburg where the event will be held. With my traveling last year I qualified for American Airline's highest status getting me some trendy upgrades for this year. I used my first upgrade into business class on the way over. After being treated like a king, it'll be hard to go back to coach any other time. Free booze, choice on dinner, a seat that reclines all the way back, and no flight attendants giving you any lip (down with Iberia) can't be beat. Here's some pictures from it.

After arriving I was picked up by one of my teammates Claudio. Immediately we stopped at a petrol station and picked up some road brews to get started on the right foot. We pretty much partied all the way to saturday and I got to meet some cool Belgium people. Saturday I got to spread my knowledge and have a little clinic at our field here in Brussels. On sunday we would travel down into France to this huge indoor field to train against Ronin. This was by far the nicest paintball field I've ever been too. Regulation Millennium field, good lighting, sick turf, and some good games really let me get a good feel for the field. Too bad it's almost 4 hours away otherwise I'd want to practice there every time!

German Bridge on the way to the field

Since Sunday, I've just been hanging out at Claudio's house near Aachen. I've been treated to pizza, frites, and steak pretty much everyday. Basically an American's dream selection of food when coming to Europe. Thanks to his family for putting up with me these past few days. Haha! Today I have plans with one of my other teammates, Geoffrey, to go to the world famous Spa racetrack where he's taking out a kit car he owns. This should be real interesting getting George behind the wheel. Peace!

Monday, May 10, 2010


As always Dan comes out with another hit. Matty belongs in every paintball video too.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From D2 to Pro....

Here's a little interview from one of our new kids.

My name is Trevor Resar and I'm 19 years old. I live in Moore, OK with my Mom, Dad, and younger brother. When I'm not playing paintball, I repossess and tow cars for one of the businesses my dad owns, and in my spare time I enjoy wake boarding and snow boarding.

1. What was your first paintball experience and who introduced you to the game? Like almost everyone, my first time to play was at a friends birthday.

2. What team do you play for now? San Antonio X-Factor

3. What teams have you played for in the past? Yakuza Kids, Tulsa Cruel, and Texas Storm

You went from D2 to pro, what's the biggest difference? The pace that the game is played at, as well as the time you have to make decisions. When something changes on the field, you have just a 1/2 second to react.

4. Who helped you become the player you are? Mike Chitwood, John Hubbard, Ryan Gray (all of which have been associated with Texas Storm), and Randall Barnes

5. Who are your favorite paintball players? I really enjoy watching Glen Takamoto and Jason Barrett play.

6. What’s your best paintball experience or memory? Winning the USPL West Coast Open in Corona.

7. What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve done in order to play paintball? I missed every one of my school Proms, and I drive 7 1/2 hours to practice, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

8. What is the single most important lesson the up and comer needs to learn? To take every practice as a learning experience and make it a point to leave the field a little better each time.

9. What makes Texas/OK unique in the world of competitive paintball? The southern region of the United States definitely has its own style of paintball, different from anywhere in the country. It's a very fast paced, in your face kind of style that makes us unique.

10. Do you (or any of your teammates) have any superstitions related to playing paintball? The only one that I have is, I always have this one headband that I wear when I play, and I don't let it touch the ground. At the end of the day, it's the first thing to go into my gearbag.