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Monday, May 14, 2007

Paintball Emporium

Paintball Emporium's site proudly states itself to be "home of the paintball bodybags". Let me explain. The rather grisly term refers to a waterproof, multi-chambered bag to hold all your paintball equipment.

There is some pretty heavy duty stuff here - with a range of fierce looking Paintball Guns - featured here is the creatively named "Psycho Ballistics Delta .68" paintball gun.

The design of Paintball Emporium's site is subtly reminiscent of a computer game welcome screen. And paintball is the next logical step up from a computer game - more fun and a lot messier!

Have you ever been curious as to what paintballs look like? This packet looks a bit like frozen peas - but you wouldn't want to be hit by one of these! Paintball Emporium carries a large range, including glow in the dark, so you must endure your shame even at nighttime!

According to some paintball enthusiasts, the important points are whether or not a paintball will break in your chamber or on impact. The cheaper brands can sometimes get broken by the bolt in the chamber, creating what is termed a "chop", which is not what you need when you are trying to fire at someone.

Other things to look out for are the quality of the shells - specifically whether any of the paintballs have dimples or deformities as this can affect accuracy. Furthermore, you don't want a paintball that bounces, for the obvious reason that your hit will not be shown on your target, much to their amusement! It is also important to have a certain thickness and visibility in the paint so your opponents can't just wipe it off when nobody is looking.

Paintball Emporium is a kind of one-stop-shop for paintball supplies. The prices are close to wholesale and the range includes everything paintball: clothing, goggles, guns, sights, harnesses, air systems, squeegies, plus videos and magazines for the enthusiast.

According to their info page, products are shipped directly using UPS and you must be 18 years or older to purchase from the online store. It also contains a disclaimer just in case you do something silly with a paintball gun and decide to blame the suppliers. Paintball is not a game to be taken lightly - it is important to learn the ins and outs before just blasting away. Get some good training, watch the safety briefing video and find out everything you can. As far as supplies go, Paintball Emporium could be a good place to start.

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