Occasional good article
Good products reviewed
Not too much fluffing on facts.
Some cheap advertising
Its not the best magazine, not close.
COVERAGE: Good variety of coverage (from what I have seen). Marker reviews, player interviews, some tourney coverage, woodsball coverage. Not much pump player coverage (if you want that, and not much else, check out APG...). Good humor thrown in randomly.
APPEARANCE: It's an OK appearance. Nothing fancy, decent coloring. Good pictures and all. Sort of bland, but does have some good diagrams and models that help understand the articles.
ADVERTISING: They really manipulate girls in the magazine. Plenty of girls wearing bikinis and pod packs. 66/136 pages were advertising. Meh!
It's more of a screw around magazine. Plenty of humor, plenty of girls, plenty cool pictures. Not too many cold hard facts, drills, etc.
It's trying to be cool
Models distract you from reading
Models are sometimes ugly
This magazine is ok the positives and negatives balance out each other. The magazine however seems to try to take the readers attention away from the words to the girls jugs. Like honestly go pick up a stuff or FHM if your in that mood. I like there pictures good action in them. The magazine should cover woods ball more because some people like me don't shoot 50 balls at 20bps at the bunker ahead of me. Although looking at pics of speed ball is alright. The magazine has cool reviews about products. The magazine also seems kinda short.......
-cool reviews and articles 4 points
-awesome action photos 4 points
-I guess the models are a plus 1 point
-Models are distracting - 1
-Not enough coverage on different types of play-2
-To many adds and blah blah-1
I would add 2 positive points because it's easy to read by that I mean lots of attracting titles and nice colorful writing.
11 positives minus 4 negatives gives me a break even 7 it's ok but not good or great
If you have a few extra bucks and are in the girly mood and want to learn a few things about paintball get it if not buy pb2x
Spyder Xtra w/ Smart Parts 14" Progressive barrel and a JT hopper.
Interesting articles. High quality printing.
Too many ads. Too much flesh.
If I wanted to look at half naked women I would have picked up a Maxim. If I wanted to see ads I could have ordered some catalogs from the manufacturers. What I want is a well written magazine about a sport that I love that I can share with my sons with whom I share my excitement for the sport.
If you're looking for a skin magazine, Maxim and FHM have much more. If you're looking for articles on the sport of Paintball look elsewhere to get the most for your money. Don't buy it, I won't again.
32 degrees 7' inch drop foward
16' inch Custom product barrel
20oz Pure enegry tank
Good tips and advice
Lots of articles
Not that many pages.
I love splat magazines cause they tell you good advice on how to get better and other things also gorgeous girls posing with paintball markers. What a good combination. Girls and paintball. Who doesn't love it?? Just wish they could add a few more pages of tips and advice.
I love this magazines. Not like many other. All the other show tons of ads and not many useful tips.
ION , NDZ fire body, CP barrel, QEV, CCM no-rise feedneck, Evo II hoppa', centerflag nitro tank.
Dosnt come out enough
This mag is the best on the market. (notice the period at the end of the sentance, this is not only to end the sentence but to say PERIOD!) this mag has hot girls and the funniest articles out of any mag that is on the market. the pictures are the best of them all and everthing they say will have you rolling on the floor (almost.) There is nothing more you could ask for from a magazine.
This magazine is a good read, and is great to have in boring classes. I always grab a copy when I can.
+Compressed, boiled down, no-nonsense writing
The writers of the magazine a good about getting rid of all the useless information that others have. You can easily read the whole magazine in a day. The articles are nothing but informative, useful information. An interesting note is they sometimes dedicate a whole article to something you'd never think of writing a whole article about. Like they recently had a whole article about reloading.
+Interesting, random facts
It's not related to paintball, but the random facts they do have are interesting nonetheless. Ex. There are 118 ridges on the edge of a dime.
The picture captions they have are good for a chuckle. Facefull's pics. don't even need captions, and APG's are like "Paintball is fun for everyone" and "Tippmann young gun in stealth mode" Splats are like a good middle.
Splat generally covers a scenario game or two. Its an interesting read usually and gives a good insight on scenario paintball.
-Hard to find
I'ts hard to find this magazine sometimes. I've only seen it in Barnes & Noble, and the first time it was in the Mall of America. If you find it buy it.
Being bi-montly its a longer wait in between issues.
-Excessive use of women
I'm not saying having women in the magazine is bad, but Splat has a little too much. besides if i want chicks, i'll get a real chick mag. I buy it for paintball, not women. Paintball Sports has just the right amount. if your're real uptight about it, Splat my have too much women for you.
If you can find this magazine and don't mind looking at some chicks buy this magazine.
Every 2 months.
I read some of the prior reviews. It makes me laugh the ones that list GIRLS as a weakness. For one thing, the girls are just there as eye candy to hold up the equipment. As long as they aren't engaged in a maskless game, then it doesn't bother me. Another thing is yes, they are trying to be cool. That's how you become marketable.
Anyhow, I think that the interviews with the pros coupled with playing tips are brilliant. I also like the little captions on the pics. Most of them are fairly amusing.
A good read. Good tips. If you're not afraid of girls, buy it.
APG - much better
PB2X - much better
PGI - better
FACEFULL - slightly better
Paintball Sports - a little better
Paintball Magazine - better
ACI Zero Gravity
JCS Duel Trigger
DOP Front Grip
Not all tournament pictures
Just trying to be "cool"
Spendy for what you get.
Splat is honestly the worst paintball magazine I've ever seen. It's just another publication trying to be "cool". Get real. Give us some information that is interesting. The models are disgusting. Paintball players, particularly teenagers, don't need that kind of influence. It is totally tasteless on their part. Splat is also too short, especially when you consider the price which is a little high for any magazine. The only good thing is that it has some interesting pictures. That in no way wins me over, however.
Don't buy for any reason. It has almost no good points.
Trilogy Sport, Custom Milled barrel ,Veiwloader 200 ,20 oz co2
Has some gun reviews.
This twice monthly short magazine isn't realy that great. Theres Hardly any woodsball and it only has one selling point. The splat girls. This is a paintball magazine but its only 50 percent paintball. thIs magazine gave me the inpression that you suppose to look at the oictures and then turn the page.
All in all this magazine isnt to good . Theres alot more high quality ones outh there.
2005 Red/black Eclipse EGO
Tadao M7 board
hybrid adj ram cap
70/40 Crossfire Stubby
Red Reloader B
NO WOODSBALL (YAYYY!!!!!)
ummm it's about paintball
good product photos
Models aren't especially "hot"
Articles are uninformitive
I think that splat is a fairly decent mag if you just like gear and don't want any information or tourny coverage. If you want Pro coverage go with PB2X or Facefull. The whole gimmick behind Splat is that the products are pictured with "hot" girls. Most of the women aren't very attractive. Their (for the most part) old and kinda gross looking. the articles are fairly uninformitive and the writers use internet lingo like w00t, lol, wtf, ect. The product photos are nice, and they are all custom, instead of the stock photos most other mags use.
A decent mag but a bit pricy, and the whole "hipness/sexiness" gimmick is a joke. i wouldn't recomend subscribing
3 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 at 2:51 pm PST