No XSV in 2015

XSV 4091029233 pppFrom XSV Captain Rich Telford: “XSV has always been extremely lucky to have the longtime supporters, fans, staff and family we have and we could never express how much we appreciate them. They have stuck with us through thick and thin from the very beginning, we couldn’t have asked for better loyalty.

Two things that have always been consistent with XSV are heart and drive along with the desire to win and be the best team in the world. It’s no secret that the last two seasons have been very challenging and quite a struggle for us as a team. At the end of the 2014 season, we were notified that our support would no longer continue. We have been working through the situation that has been presented to us and sorting out various options.

We have come to the conclusion that without the support we have had in the past, we cannot compete at our level. So, we have come to the very difficult decision that XSV will not be competing in the 2015 season. We will continue to look for new opportunities to get us back on the field as soon as possible. We will also continue to regroup as a team and look to the future and what it holds for XSV. Again, we appreciate each and every one of you that have continued to supported us.

Rich Telford and the entire XSV family”

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Nick Slowiak Joins Upton187 Crew

nick_slowiak_news01Massachusetts-based professional paintball team Upton 187 Crew announced today the addition of Nick Slowiak to their roster for the Paintball Sports Promotions (PSP) 2015 season. Slowiak joins the G.I. Sportz, Planet Eclipse and Fox4 Paintball-sponsored 187 Crew after stints with Houston Heat and Chicago Aftershock and is the first non-New England player to join the squad.

“We’re excited to welcome Nick to the 187 cRew” stated team Coach Noel Tran. Tran continued, “We feel his talents and winning experience will help push 187 to be a serious contender in the upcoming season.” Upton 187 Crew finished an extremely competitive 2014 ranked ninth overall in the PSP professional brackets and now heads into their fourth season of professional paintball.

Slowiak voiced his own excitement about joining Upton 187 Crew for 2015. “I have come to enjoy watching 187 play and have gotten to know their owner, Dave Painter, and a few of their players over the course of the last few years. I have witnessed the structure and passion throughout the whole organization and am honored to now be part of it. 2015 is going to be awesome!”

Upton 187 Crew hails from Upton, Massachusetts where they call Fox 4 Paintball home. The team shoots G.I. Sportz 5-Star Imperial paintballs through custom, team-edition Planet Eclipse Geo 3.5 markers and wears VForce Vision Systems Grill goggles equipped with HDR lenses. The team is also sponsored or supported by Preferred Auto, Test Equipment Depot and Truebar Bakery on Main, and supported in the media by PbNation, Social Paintball and PaintballPhotography.

Milsig M17 Elite

m17eliteWith much excitement, MILSIG Industries Paintball is pleased to announce the release of the M17 ELITE. Available in two-tone desert/black as well as the classic black, the M17 ELITE encompasses a near indestructible steel sub-frame cocooned in a matrix of weapons grade nylon composite exterior. Powering the marker is the time tested and proven HEAT CORE™ engine, which gives you un-parallel consistency and all weather performance. From the most frigid of subzero winters to extreme heat in the tropics, the M17 will be your dependable MagFed marker. As with the majority of MILSIG markers, the ELITE models have always been considered to be a ‘must have’ among MagFed players who enjoy the mid-ranged marker line.

“The M17 CQC took the Paintball World by storm;
not resting on our laurels, we bring back the ELITE,
the name we bestow only on our best all around marker.
Performance and Value, that’s what the ELITE is all about”
— Nelson Lau, Director of MILSIG Industries Paintball.

The M17 CQC is the most widely adopted magazine fed marker in the world. Basing its platform from a nylon composite coated steel sub frame nicknamed “The Heart of Steel” for its near indestructible construction. The M17 CQC is lightweight, simple to maintain and extremely fun to use. Among the most notable list of features, the M17 line of markers includes factory mechanical full auto that uses no wires, batteries, pistons or other complex functions. The M17 ELITE takes all the features our customers have asked for and piles them in one place, while also including a signature two toned style.

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Exalt Pod Swab

exalt_SwabThe Exalt Pod Swab is the first true “designed for paintball” pod swab that is made of durable, injection molded components and synthetic microfiber. Our Universal Pod Swab is composed of a replaceable synthetic microfiber-blend “sleeve” that can clean the interior of any pod (like those troublesome dimples on LockLid) with its polishing fingers. The sleeve can be removed for cleaning (or replaced), and is fastened to a reinforced polymer shaft that runs the entire length of the swab for maximum strength and rigidity. This swab is meant to last, and won’t break or snap in half during use. Each swab has an integrated polymer loop and includes a laser-engraved carabiner to hang in the pits or off your bag for carrying.