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How to set the Hop Up on an Airsoft Gun

How to set the Hop Up on an Airsoft Gun

Correctly setting up the Hop Up on your airsoft gun is absolutely critical both in terms of range but also accuracy. But to set the Hop Up unit correctly, it would be a good idea to learn exactly how it works and what it does.

What does the Hop Up on an Airsoft gun do?
It's a good question and knowing the answer will get you the best range possible on your shots. Knowing these tips will make your airsoft gun shoot further than the competitions.
The hop up unit is

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How to shoot paintballs around corners

How to shoot paintballs around corners


The Empire BT Apex 2 barrel is and was a complete game changer. It is so good, it's been banned from tournaments as it allows you to curve paintballs to hit players who are hiding behind baricades.

That sounds wierd doesn't it, how can you hit people behind baricades. The secret is spin. Under normal circumstances, when you fire a paintball, you want absolutely no spin. No spin means that the paintball flies straight. Think about when a footballer takes a free kick and bends the ball

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Paintball Glossary - Find out what everything means

Paintball Glossary - Find out what everything means

Every term we can think of within paintball and an explanation of what it means.

12g - A Co2 powerlett used by players who havn't thought things through properly.

1989 - The legendary club based at YPC (Yorkshire Paintball Centre). Played with pumps, pistols, magfed or any other paintball marker as long as it has a non electro, 50 shot hopper.

1996 - The date Fat Bobs the UK's best paintball shop opened

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Are these the best paintballs ever!

Are these the best paintballs ever!

It's been a long time since we have seen any real innovation in paintball, we went from pistols shooting paintballs with co2 in the early days until now, we have very sophisticated air powered paintball guns with amazing technology inside.

But what about the paintballs, nothing has really changed with them, apparently, until now.

It's relatively easy to make a paintball gun, you could do it in your garage, with a small amount of knowledge, a bit of time and the correct tools, but

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Sants v The Snowman 2020

Sants v The Snowman 2020

With 2019 coming to a close, it's time to look to the future.

We just ran the Crimbogeddon Christmas game at YPC on the 29th December and as usual many more players turned up than we expected. This is an extremely positive sign for paintball

A few years ago, I organised a country wide game at Christmas called "Santa V The Snowman". This was a linked game and with over 20 sites participating and in excess of 1000 players playing, it was the single biggest day event

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Does Paintball or Airsoft Hurt?

Does Paintball or Airsoft Hurt?

If you want the quick answer to the question, does paintball or airsoft hurt, then the answer is no, not really. But if you want to know why they don't hurt, then read on.

If you were to ask the question, will I get cold if I walk 5 miles at -1 degrees in just my underwear?, you probably already know the answer to the question. But what about if you asked the question, will I get cold if I walk 5 miles at -1 degrees. It's the same question but with an additional paramater

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So what exactly is the 1989 Club?

So what exactly is the 1989 Club?

The 1989 club, what is it and what does it do?

The 1989 club has been around now for well over 10 years. It started as a monthly side event to the YPC Walkons. A place where people who wanted to play a more tactical game with magfed, pump and pistol paintball guns could do just that and compete on an equal level. After all, what's the point in playing with a pistol against a super semi, you are just going to get owned in seconds.

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Want to know how YOU can grow paintball?

Want to know how YOU can grow paintball?

I was watching a Youtube video by Nicky T where he was explaining how you can help promote paintball in the UK. His advice was to organise a paintball event at your local paintball site. It's a good idea but it takes work to achieve and paintballers, and I include myself in this are basically lazy.

But it's an interesting idea, we as paintballers are always harping on about how we want to "Grow the Sport", "Get more people playing", but ask yourself this question. "What have YOU done to

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How important is this gun to both Airsoft and Paintball?

How important is this gun to both Airsoft and Paintball?

So what is this gun and why is it so special?

Yesterday at the Halo Mill proving grounds at YPC, I was going round the bays as normal saying hello and having a general chat to some of the players. The regulars are very chatty and there are some briliant characters. Anyway, I went into one bay and the first thing I saw was what I thought were a couple of paintball guns. They have got the wrong day I thought.

I started to chat with them and it turns out that one

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