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Ryan Greenspan Q&A

Ryan Greenspan Interview – Q&A

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Ryan Greenspan Q&A Interview

Ryan Greenspan was nice enough to answer some questions for us in the lead up to the Clinic this weekend. It certainly gives a great insight as to the approach Ryan takes to training and the sport and only makes me more excited to see how it all goes on the weekend. Remember, there is still time to register

Ryan Greenspan Q&A

Ryan Greenspan Q and A

 

How important is fitness to compete at the top level in paintball? What does your fitness training consist of?

It is not extremely important to be able to compete at the top level, but it certainly helps to give you an edge.  I know plenty of players who don’t care about what they eat.  I don’t think Alex Fraige has exercised in over a decade.  With that said, i am active nearly every day, unless I am on a flight that takes up a full day.  I eat clean and healthy when i am home and I try my hardest to eat well on the road.  in the summer I swim every day.  In the spring and fall I surf a lot and several times a month I do sprints to stay quick

What are some of your favourite exercises for explosive moves? 

Hill sprints are the absolute best for explosiveness.

 

What era of paintball was his favourite? And/or what was your favourite tournament format? 

I do really enjoy the race to format that we are in at the moment. I am not a huge fan of 15bps, but I do like unlimited paint.  7-man events were really fun also because of the strategy involved, but I do think that this is some of the best paintball being played skill wise.

 

Do you think tournaments should go to limited paint format? 

I like the idea, sorta. But I don’t see it really helping the teams like the leagues said it would. It does promote movement, kinda

 

Is there ever any talks about pro players signing contracts like other professional sports? 


I wish!

 

What’s the most important thing to do when in a low body situation (1v3, 2v5, etc)

1v3, good luck! try isolating the single player and try to be aggressive.  Don’t get a penalty.  2v5 cross up and try to whittle the other team down as much as you can.  If you are up on points, grind down the clock.  If you are down on points, then attack.

 

What was your favorite match you ever played in? How about watched? 

I can’t even remember at this point, you guys would have to tell me to be honest! As far as watching, there have been a lot of great matches against teams like infamous and Heat and impact.  I am going to let you guys choose that for me!

 

How did you first get into paintball, how do we get more people into the sport? 

I started with some friends at a local field and then played a lot in my backyard.  I think the important thing is to make sure that every new player and existing player has a good experience.  I think that a good experience will translate to more people talking about paintball and playing paintball.  Another thing that will help the experience of new players is decent paint.  We can’t have field operators sacrificing the quality of paint for a few bucks on their bottom line. I think having brightly colored paintballs and fill greatly increases the experience of the rec ball player.  If they shoot crooked brown shell shit with grey milky  fill then they have no clue what is going on out there.

 

A lot of reasons have been given trying to explain the reduction in paintball participation from where it was 10+ years ago. What do you think? 

I don’t think paintball is dying at all.  I think recball is going very well and i think some tournament players aren’t spending as much money as they used to, but that has to do to a lack of innovation in the products they’re buying.  I think the cost of paintball has gone down a lot in the last 10 years, but so have the margins within the industry due to competitiveness.  I have discussed this a lot and it is hard to figure out…

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Dynasty Clinic with Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott at Snipers Den Paintball 27th MAY

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We are super happy to announce that we will be joined by 2 of the very best paintball players in the world on the 27th May.
After an awesome win NXL and a great performance in the Millennium series in France Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott are coming to Snipers Den to run a paintball clinic.

Spots are going to be limited to 45 for the event and with the interest we have already received we expect to book out.

The price for the paintball clinic is $150 per person. This will cover the full day clinic,box of HK paintballs, event shirt and a basic BBQ lunch.

We will need a deposit of $50 before the day to confirm your spot and remainder can be paid on the day.
Deposit can be paid in person or through PayPal. Use the account admin@snipersden.com.au for Paypal payments.
If you need to make alternative payment arrangements, please get in contact.

Hope you are all as excited about this clinic as we are!

Clinic Rego

Registration for the Ryan Greenspan / Marcello Margott Clinic.
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Vic5s R2 Registration R2 – 7th May 2017

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Once again the time has come to get the registrations in for the Vic5s paintball tournament.

We are likely to have enough teams this round for 2 divisions.

Division 1 or open and will be suitable for the existing paintball teams that have played previous Vic5s events or equivalent level of competition.
This division will be Mercy 3 as per R1. Round Robin with finals for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th. Price has dropped to $500 Registration per team with $50 off for every interstate team on your roster for the event.
Full interstate teams  – Free Rego.

Division 2 is designed for fresh teams that have started coming up through the Melbourne Paintball League or other lower level competitions. Division 2 will still need to have their own equipment.
Mercy 2 mode will be used for div 2 with finals for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th. Registration for Div 2 will be $250 per team.

The event is once again reffed by Refs inc who have been fantastic so far. They have been instrumental in the growth of the Vic5s paintball tournament since inception in 2009.

Paintball are available on the day with both Marballizer ($85) and Formula 13 ($75) expected to be available.

Please fill out the registration form below and we will be in touch with an invoice. Hope to see you all at Snipers Den Paintball for a shoot!

Vic5s paintball tournament

Vic5s paintball tournament

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch
  • What paintballs are you planning to shoot?
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 50.
  • Means based and all players live interstate
  • If Victoria based, how many players are interstate?
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Ask Ryan Greenspan from the Dynasty pro paintball team a question….

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Ryan Greenspan Q&A for the upcoming paintball clinic

With Dynasty’s Ryan Greenspan and Marcello Margott joining us for a clinic late next month, Ryan has agreed to answer your questions.
Ryan is one of the veterans of the world of professional paintball and is a wealth of knowledge for new and experienced paintball players alike.

Make sure that you keep them relevant and clean and we will chose 10 of the best ones to throw at Ryan.
as we are a strung supporter of Paintball HQ on Facebook we are asking them to chose 2 questions for us. If you haven’t checked them out before Dwayne produces a weekly paintball show specific to Australian paintball. Certainly worth catching if you are interested in all things Australian paintball.

What we want to do is to hit Ryan up with some great questions about tournament paintball, travel, sponsors, equipment or events. Get creative but keep it clean.
I have a couple of questions that I may throw in if no-one else throws in something similar as well. We want to have a good range of questions from a variety of people. You will be credited with the question and Ryan will answer them in an online video soon. We will link to the video here as soon as he has a chance to get to them.

Cant wait to see what you all come up with!

Ryan Greenspan Q&A pic

Ryan Greenspan Q&A

Questions for Ryan Greenspan.
  • Fire in a question and we will submit the best questions to Ryan Greenspan.
Kai at the Melbourne Paintball League

Melbourne Paintball League – Back Sunday 9th April

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We are planning on kicking back into gear with another round of the Melbourne Paintball League next week, Sunday 9th April.
We obviously didn’t do one today with the RAW series on but are keen to keep the momentum next week.

Timeline:

Day will proceed as normal:-
9am Gates open – get in early if you need help with gear
10am sharp – Drills start
11.30 – League games We have cut down the league to 6 points to allow a little more time for the newer players.
12.30 approx – Lunch break
1.30 – Open scrims and Category P safety course

We are still looking for a volunteer to run Sundays drills – so please get in touch if you are available.

We have been moving forward with some new jerseys to assist some of the newer players to get into the sport a little easier as well.
It will make a big difference to new players to feel like a part of a team and everyone’s continued support makes this possible, so thank you all.

We are also looking at having some better options for hire markers for some of the new players that are a little more suitable than our current mechanical rental markers (paintball guns).
While we are looking the viability of this we will still need some help in the short term and request that if people have some spare markers or gear, that they bring them down to help people get started. We aware that there have been some concerns expressed regarding the loaning of gear to people who are new to the Melbourne Paintball League – particularly if gear comes back in worse condition than it goes out. To assist with that we want to keep loaned markers on field, on the marker rack in the pits. We also ask people who borrow markers to treat them with respect so that people are willing to share equipment.

May Melbourne Paintball League Round Cancelled

We have decided to cancel the May round of the Melbourne Paintball League due to the next round of the Vic5s tournament series.
With Vic5s scheduled on the same weekend that we would normally run, we have decided to leave it for the month and come back in June. If you are not playing in the tournament, make sure that you come down to support the paintball teams that are competing.

Melbourne Paintball League

Paintball tournament rego

Registration for Vic5s tournament

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Please fill out the form to register for the upcoming Vic5s paintball tournament.
We will send an invoice to teams shortly.

Vic5s Rego

Registration form for entry in the 2017 Vic5s event.
  • Pretty self explanatory. The name you all have on your jersey
  • Best person for us to contact if we need to get in touch
  • Best email address to get in touch
  • What paintballs are you planning to shoot?
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 50.
  • Means based and all players live interstate
  • If Victoria based, how many players are interstate?
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Vic5s Tournament Entry Summary

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2017 Vic5s Tournament Rundown


A quick collection of where we are up to with the Vic 5s coming up.
A few things have changed since last year which changes the nature of how it all plays out. To clear confusion… here is where we are up to.

1. One Day event


Vic 5s Paintball Tournament will be on Sunday 19th March.
With the reduced number of teams in Victoria, and the event, we are able to fit in all the games into one day quite comfortably. When we tried to add more games last year and keep it as a two day paintball tournament, we had some teams struggle to afford the extra paint that it required. 1 day will keep us with plenty of games, while keeping the paintball cost manageable. Regos are slightly reduced on last year to reflect the single day element.

2. G5 Clinic on the Sat


G5 Paintball clinic will be on Sat 18th March.
There will be an optional clinic on the Sat on the final Vic5s layout. This will be provided by G5 Paintball Clinics with Kai Harris and Nathan McDonnell.
The cost of the training will be the same as a normal training day. $20 per person for field fee and normal price on the paintballs. $65 for the Formula 13 and $75 for the Marballizer.
As we are covering the costs of the clinic partly out of paint sales, field paint only please. Partial boxes can be carried over to the Sunday.

3. Costs and Rego


The tournament rego cost has been reduced to $600 from $650 to help with the 1 day factor.
This rego is reduced by $50 for each interstate player you bring to help offset travel costs and fully interstate teams we are waiving the rego completely.
We are hoping to do everything in our power to bring fresh paintball teams and paintball players from interstate to help bolster the scene down here.
To register please head to the rego page as part of the blog. Vic5s Rego
We will email the invoice after we receive the entry to allow us to adjust the costing.

Paintballs done need to be preordered. Please try to stick to the paintball brand breakdown in your registration as we will likely use this to assist in the ordering.
We will have :
Formula 13 – $75
Marballizer – $85

Start and End times


G5 Clinic

Sat 18th March. 8.30 Gates open, 10am Drill start. Get in early and warm up.
Need to be finished and off field by 3pm. If you are unloading paintballs, please don’t shoot up the bunkers. The early finish is to allow us to clean the field for the tournament the following day.
BBQ will be hot if you want to BYO meat or bring a cut lunch.

Vic5s Tournament

Gates open 7am
Captains meeting at 8am
First game 8.30

We are aiming for 1 lap of Round Robin plus finals.
Expecting 7-8 teams in Div 1 at this stage.

We will have lunch available on the day of the tournament. Let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Looking at a mixed Subway platter per team at this stage.

We have had some interest in Div 2 option. If we get a few extras we can run a second division. Wanting 4 as a minimum to separate – let us know how you if this is of interest.

Any questions – please get in touch and we can modify this post to suit.

Mathew – Snipers Den and Vic 5s

Vic5s paintball tournament logo

Vic5s logo

Competition Paintball

Melbourne Paintball League – Round 2 – 2/10/16

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Melbourne Paintball League – Round 2

With the success of round 1 of the Melbourne Paintball League, Round 2 has come up on us very quickly. We already have at least 3 new players that will be joining the Victorian paintball community. Once again, if players have some spare gear to bring so that we can help these guys get started, please bring it along. This worked really well last round but as more and more players are joining the ranks, the more important this will be.

As a reminder, as part of the Melbourne Paintball League, we have committed to having the tournament field dedicated to training. This means that you wont need to move off the field for rental players. We found this helped a lot last round as we were able to help player focus on getting time honing skills and getting game time. As it is only one day a month that we are opening this up we do encourage as many teams and players to take advantage of it and get plenty of time on field.

The Days Timeline

9.30 Gates Open

We figured that there is no point starting too early the day after the AFL Grand Final. Get in, have a chat and a coffee and catch up. We are expecting a slow start and a few sore heads from the day before so allow people to gather their thoughts if they look a little rusty. If you don’t recognise someone – make sure that you introduce yourself and help them get started if they need to.

10.30 Drills training

We are finalising who is running the drills but aiming for some really aggressive training to shake things up this month. There will be plenty to learn and practice here for new and experienced players alike. More info will be announced on this in the next few days.

Depending on how long the drills go, we might try to squeeze in a few scrim games before lunch as well.

Competition Paintball

One of the tournament players at Snipers Den

12.30 Lunch / Safety Course

Bring some meat for the BBQ and have a catch up. We want this to become a little more of the norm and part of the social side of paintball again. Otherwise there are plenty of food options close as well.

Meanwhile we will kick into the safety course for new players. We have 3 lined up already at this point. If there are any other people interested in getting involved, get in contact with Snipers Den Paintball and put your name down. The cost of the Safety course is $30 per person and includes a letter of support if you have started training with Snipers Den Paintball Melbourne to set you up for the Paintball Marker license application.

We have had a 100% pass rate at this stage and don’t expect that to reduce as we are happy to take a little extra time to take you through the material. If you are planning on completing the safety course, make sure that you bring photo id and we will take care of the rest.

1.30 – 2.30 approx League

The League will kick-off as soon as the safety course winds up. We expect this to be around the 1.30 mark but will be dependent on how quick we can smash through it all. If people finish lunch and are up for a game, jump on the field and get a few scrims in.

Those that have not yet been put into one of the 2 teams will be allocated before the League begins. We have setup the in house teams as the “Knights” v “Samurai” and will have more info on these soon as well.

We will be running 8 points again. Currently after the first round we have a 5-3 lead to the Samurai. We will allow sideline coaching of the new players from the sidelines again and any players that can help out with refereeing or calling hits would be appreciated.

Game time

After the league, players are welcome to hang around and get some more game time in as a team. We are already expecting to have several teams coming as a unit and this will be the time to play as a team unit. Anyone, not with a team is welcome to throw together a mixed bag side and get some game time as well.

We are enjoying the process of building up the Victorian paintball community and thank everyone for the continued support.

Cheers,

Mathew

Melbourne Paintball League

Melbourne Paintball League : Round 1 update

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Melbourne Paintball League – Round 1 update

Overview

On the 11/9/16 Snipers Den launched the first round of the Melbourne Paintball League for the first time in Victoria.
The idea was to provide a launchpad for new players getting into the sport and to that end it was more successful than we could have hoped. We ended up with 5 pretty new players joining the day’s activities and a few more fairly new to the sport. On top of that we had 3 people successfully sit their catagory “p” safety course allowing them to begin the process of applying for their paintball licence. If anyone wants more information on how to get a paintball license in Victoria get in contact with Snipers Den Paintball Melbourne on 1800SNIPER.

The day began with drills run by Craig “Flash” McIver and the Hard2Overcome team from about 9.30. Hard2Overcome are a Victorian Paintball team that remain one of the more active teams in Melbourne paintball scene. In November the are off to the USA to compete against some of the best teams in the world. They regularly train at Snipers Den and are incredibly disciplined in the way they go about their training. They always start their training with a fitness component with a strong drills methodology as well.

We were really grateful to all the experienced players who helped the new players get into it all. We tried to create an environment that allowed players of all skill levels to be able to grow and train to their own ability. In the end however, the day became more about building up the newer players thanks to all the teams and players that were so generous with their time. We were extremely proud of all the players who contributed their time and equipment to allow the newer players to get a start in the sport.

After the drills we conducted the Safety course for those wanting to get their licence. The course including the multiple choice test takes a little over an hour including the actual test. We like to go through a few extra elements as well such as compressed air safety.

After the safety course there was time for a quick lunch. Only one person took advantage of the free BBQ facilities. We would like to encourage more paintball teams and players to make use of the BBQ for lunches to bring back the social side of paintball.

After lunch we kicked straight into the first round of the Melbourne Paintball League. We started by separating all the players into 2 teams. We have arranged 2 captains for the 2 teams but they were both unavailable for the first round. The 2 captains will be Oz from the Highrollaz paintball team and Joon from Hustle paintball team.

With the Captains unavailable it fell to the vice captains to look after the teams for the first round. Troy from Highrollaz and Sean from HK Reapers took control of the teams. The players present were split into the 2 teams. At stake was the ability to choose from the 2 team names we have chosen to start with. The 2 teams we are starting with are the Knights and Samaurai. We are going to get some jerseys made with the option of purchasing personalised ones coming down the track.

With the teams split, we got into the league games. We played 8 points in total and allowed coaching from the edge of the field for the newer players. This added a different element to the games and assisted in the rapid improvement of the skill level of the newer players in particular. In the end the games fell 5-3 to Troy’s favour and they chose to take the Samaurai mantle.

The games were refereed by Jill from refs inc with help from some of the other players who were willing to help out. This included Goldy and Flash who are both Ref’s inc referees. This is always very much appreciated and makes a big difference to the day.

The day finished with players getting a few games in playing in their normal teams. This is important as the Melbourne Paintball League is not designed to replace the regular team model. Instead we want to keep pushing forward with this alternative training model to compliment the teams that are in the scene already.

Thanks again to everyone for the support so far. It was a great turnout for the first round of the league. Remember that the next round is coming up this weekend on Sunday 2nd Oct. Kicking off at 9.30 and the opportunity to sit a safety course as well. Get in touch with Snipers Den if you want to get involved in paintball as a sport.

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Melbourne Paintball League training

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Melbourne Paintball League – Opening Round – 11/9/16

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Melbourne Paintball League

The first round of the Melbourne Paintball League is rapidly approaching on the 11/9/2016. We would like to see as many teams and players take advantage of the League to add a new element and focus to their paintball training.

There are a few things that we are aiming to achieve with the Melbourne Paintball League.

1. Have a focal point for new players to enter the sport.

We really want to fill the gap between new players and the current paintball competitions.
The league is designed to be a pathway from rental player to finding a team and a method for identifying and recruiting fill in and replacement players.
There needs to be a focal point for new players and a road map for them to join teams and enter higher level tournaments.

2. Bring back social paintball to Melbourne.

Historically paintball has been built around “club days” with teams springing up out of the casual game play for more serious competition. Alternatively teams have focused on individual success often leading to solo team training. We will have the BBQ hot on the day, so bring some meat and bread for lunch.

3. More structured training.

We will have drills run by a different team or player every week. We want to add some variation to the skills that teams practice to help lift the skill set for all Victorian paintball teams. We will announce who is running the drills in the lead up to each League day.

4. Ongoing casual competition.

We want to make sure that there is a casual competition for new and existing players. We want to be splitting all the players into 2 teams. These are not going to be your normal team. We want teams to split themselves across the 2 teams to play the league for a bit of fun at the end of the day. We want the Melbourne Paintball League to be the first taste of competition for new players entering the sport. We will looking at organising jerseys for players that need them. If you have spare markers
or gear, please bring them along.

The current game plan is as follows.
9am – Field open
10am – 12.00 – Drills – More to come…
12.00 – 1 Lunch
1 – 2.30 scrims / open play
2.30 – League games. 10 points shared among the players there on the day.

Price is $20 Field fee as normal. Paint at field pricing – No BYO though please.
Includes refereeing for the league.

We will split the league teams up on the day and add to it as new players come along from week to week.

Lets make paintball great again….

Melbourne Paintball Win

Let’s make Paintball great again