-Up to date equipment
-up to date team standings
-Expensive to subscribe
This is a great paintball magazine it has the best articles in it, it has a lot of cool gear and misc items in it, I love the fact that it literally has like every paint ball teams standings in it (that is pretty impressive), it occasionally has team interviews, it usually shows gear that is not even out yet (which is pretty good for future references). And yeah overall its a great magazine
This is the best paintball mag I have thumbed through yet! If you are a true paintball aficianado, then most any articles about the sport will be captivating. The pictures, however, are where this magazine really shines. These shots are snapped right at the perfect moment to capture the essence of the game. Some of the photos are so good, I wish I had the originals blown up and framed to go on the wall. Definitely worth the money - which, by the way, is printed on the cover at $5.95. Its funny how people can criticise a 6 dollar magazine when you can read just above that their marker setup is upwards of 600 dollars. This magazine is probably the cheapest thing in their bag!
Artsy, visually appealing
Not as much Woodsball coverage as some people would like.
Geared twoards more experienced players
This is a pretty great magazine. One of my favorites.
COVERAGE: Most of the coverage is speedball. Well spread out though, with interviews, tournament coverage, product reviews, drills, and more. Overall, 9/10 for coverage.
*table of contents is neat, clean, and organized. Nothing special. 7/10*
APPEARANCE: Nice glossy paper, cover and articles. Very nice graphics, models, and pictures used to help understand/visualise the articles. Example: The map w/ tournament series locations, the drills, the "Edited" interview...I like it a lot. Very nice. Overall, 10/10 for appearance.
ADVERTISING: 40/131 full pages were advertising. Thats OK, better than most. Beginning is chalk-full of advertising. 8/10
PRICE: Around $6.00 without a subscription. Thats OK for the product. 8/10
I recommend it to all speedball players wanting visual appearance and straight up information, no fluffing. For experienced players mostly. Newer players can learn a lot from it, but may get lost in the abbreviations and team names. Woodsball players, you may want to stick to PB2X.
Hybrid Guide & Tophat mod
Lucky Board W/Nox chip
Lucky Un1tec kit
Nice and stiff for the first swipe after using the can
Not flexible enough for "finishing touches"
I'm not going to get too in-depth or use a bunch of fancy words on this one, I don't feel the product deserves it. Good pictures, but the content is pure garbage. I've read Just about every issue I could get my hands on for the last two years, and the reviews are always biased, inaccurate, bullcrap. One good example is their ratings of marker's weight. They'll give a lesser-known gun a two (poor) for their weight rating, and a gun that's plastered all over the magazine in ads a five (excellent). I've found multiple instances where the marker that received the better grade is actually heavier than the other. Don't believe me? Look at the last issue (Can't remember which month, it has reviews of many 07 models...including DM7, 07 Cyborg, 07 Ego, ETC...)
And cue the flaming fanboys.....
Buy it if you like picture books; If you want accurate reviews or articles though, look elsewhere.
Smart Parts Ion , Redz white body kit, Virtue blue laser eye, Virtue power button, New Designs on off valve, New Designs qev, Dye Ultralight, Warrior feedneck and trigger, egg hopper and Air america 68 3000
Sweet pictures, big mag
This mag has some of the best pictures I have seen. Lots of good articles. This is the best magazine for tourney guys. If your a mil sim player or rec baller you may not want to spend the 7.00 bucks for the mag. I enjoy the team coverage but I hate shellin out seven bucks for the mag. If they could lower the price it would probably be my favoriate magazine.
Great magazine, but the price kills it. Focus is on tournement ball which is cool because most other magazines now a day are leaning towards rec ball and mil sim so I would not recommend it for those players.
Ion: All American Barrel, 32 Flame Drop Fwd with ON/OFF, Smart Parts Clamp Feed Neck
Cocker: STO Ram, STO 3-way, Palmer Rock Reg, Perfect Cradle Drop, Polished Internals, Hinge Frame, Trigger Cam, 14 inch JJ Ceramic, 14 inch ACI Combo
98 Custom (woods gun): Flatline, Razzor
In-depth articles, great pics, less adds than other mags...like APG.
This is probably my favorite paintball mag! The articles are great- very in depth and thorough. The pics are awesome in this mag- they photographers always seem to be in the right places at the right time. My only complaint is that this is an expensive mag...around $7.00 or so at the bookstore.
you would have to see it to understand
The ones i have are a little older but thats just me
Great magizines. You need to get them they are sweet. Doing small articles made by team captains, a thing called battle stations where pro players tell you a strategy to get you out of a simulated situation. Its just definintly worth it. Go check em out. Its worth every penny you spend. Oh and the pictures are really nice.
lots of good pics
lots of pages
one of the best magazines there are for the sport. They have detailed product reviews and lots of info that is relevant to what you would want. It is written very well and the photos are good. It is expensive at $8 and i dont think any magazine is worth it but i wanted to check it out.
ION , NDZ fire body, CP barrel, QEV, CCM no-rise feedneck
Pics, Ok writers
Not a 'Funny' mag.
This mag is a good one but i have not gotting a subsc. for many a reason. This isnt huge but it is a little bigger in size which makes it harder to carry. The articles are informative but not entertaining. They seem to have a little more focus on the millenium than other U.S. mags.
APG - Not as Good
Splat - Funny, but not as good
PB2X - Close, but no cigar
PGI - Not as good
Tippmann 98 Custom
BT Designs APEX
Shocktech Front Bolt
Black Dye Sticky Grips
BT Sealed Bolt System
Custom Paint job
12 Volt Revy
JT Acclerator W/E-Grip 3.5
14in. Smartparts Progressive
12 Volt Revy
No rec. ball
This is the best magazine for paintball. While it lacks rec. ball, it still beats anything out there.
THE BEST PHOTOS: This magazine has the best pics. of any magazines. Unparalleled bunkering, behind the scenes, and just good photos period. They don't even need captions.
Tons to read: You can read this thing for hours. Its great to take to boring classes to pass the time.
Good Pro Coverage: This has great coverage of all pro events. They don't give all sorts of non-sense junk no one cares about, just the good, need to know information.
Minimal Ads: This doesn't have lots of ads, like APG, thank God.
Heavy duty: This thing is heavy duty, and pretty much indestructible.
Expensive: Beware! Some places will grossly overcharge you for this. If you find it cheap, buy it!
No rec. ball: Now I play both rec./woodsball and speedball, and I know it annoys some of you that they don't include it. However they are making small steps to including coverage, such as reviewing the Ariakon Overlord, and JT Tac-5.
Buy or subscribe to this magazine NOW. You won't be disappointed at all.