Adrenaline Concepts
Adrenaline Concepts
Greg Pauley Surf City Open Champ For those that do not know me, I am Greg Pauley. I have over 10 years experience in the paintball industry. I currently do individual and team training seminars, event promotions, marketing and business consulting. I first got interested in paintball as a hobby as I'm sure you did. A customer of mine told me that he had been playing and that it was ‘a blast’. My first outing was with some friends and co-workers and immediately I was hooked and my bank account was drained as there was a lot of equipment that I just 'HAD' to have.

Ten years later and I have a unique opportunity to provide that which was unavailable when I was coming up in this sport and industry. I began Adrenaline Concepts with the vision of expanding this sport and industry by helping others, providing that which was unavailable to me. If you are looking to better yourself or your team I’m your guy. If you are looking to host an event, do a promotion or series of tournaments, I’m your guy. If you want to grow your business, again I am the guy for you. I’ve done things the hard way, I’ve done them the wrong way, now let me share the knowledge and experience that I have achieved to save you time and money of trial and error. Particularly in today’s economy, business owners have to use their resources wisely and effectively. Money is your biggest resource, don’t waste it, and allow me to show to how to maximize it. Call or email me today to find out more details on how we can work together to achieve your goals.

The primary objective of my seminars is to provide a learning environment for those interested in taking paintball beyond casual weekend play. I provide a means to take a team’s competitive side and unleash it in a constructive way. My seminars typically involve 3, and no more than 4, teams. This small group enables whole team training as well as some one on one development time. Seminars of this size are small enough to make this happen, while being large enough to have a diverse pool of techniques amongst those participating. Having this pool of techniques provides many examples, both positive and negative to teach others with. Many teams excel at local level events simply by utilizing natural athletic ability, fearless advancement or what they perceive to be tactical play. I teach those at my seminars to combine all of these skills with effective strategy, patience, planning and preparation so that they can consistently improve and take their abilities to a higher level.

For more experienced teams, the technique is not extremely different. The advantages for those at these seminars is that time is not wasted dwelling on the basics. I fine tune their fundamental skills and teach advanced tactics including breaking down a field, modifying strategy on the fly and overcoming seemingly impossible scenarios against superior opponents.

Advanced and pro seminars will take all of this to the extreme. I believe that regardless of the player or the sport, everyone can learn from the strategy, tactics and mindset of a successful peer. I have learned from nearly everyone that I have come across, be it something small and simple or large and advanced. When a person, regardless of their profession reaches the point where there is nothing more for them to learn, their skills are as advanced as humanly possible and they the be all end all, they become a god. Oddly enough I haven’t ever encountered a human turned deity, so I must assume that, even if you are at the top of your game, you have room for improvement. I can provide some of that improvement for you and your team through my seminars.

While holding these seminars I also have a unique opportunity to scout talent for teams looking for quality players. In the past I have successfully scouted talent to build or grow teams. During my camps I have an opportunity to not just watch a player perform in a tournament, but I can determine their true talent and ability level by watching how they take instruction and grow from it. For a player it is a chance to not only grow, but also to possibly get noticed.

For teams, I can find you players that I can endorse with confidence of not only their current skill set, but their ability to accept coaching and grow their talent.

If you are planning an event I can make sure that you get the most out of it. I have coordinated many successful events and tournaments series and am available to share my expertise at this with you. There is a lot of work that goes in event: planning, promotion, coordination and execution. Let me help you by taking a lot of the pain out of this process, enabling you to focus on the business side of your event. An event is never truly successful if the store doesn’t see benefit from it. I will ensure that you get the most from your event or tournament by setting it up and running it for you, enabling you to focus on interacting with the players, coaches and spectators to help grow the sport in your area and benefit your business.

Biography

From the start of my career I have been obsessed with Avalanche. It became my goal to play at that level. The first obstacle that I encountered on this quest was that there was no type of paintball training available in this area. I had no way to learn how to pay like the pros.

In 2000, the Omaha area did not have any national level talent players so I had to teach myself how to play. From snap shooting, laning, game plans, codes, how to build a team, and how to take care of gear to taking care of my paint. You name it, I had to figure it out on my own from day one. I would buy all the VHS tapes of 10 man events and watch the players and teams trying to figure out how to become a better player. I would spend countless hours doing snapping drills with a mirror in my house. I would spend many hours a week in the back yard working on getting my gun up and my laning accuracy. I would play every weekend and played in all of the local 3 man and 5 man events in the area (which was only about 4 a year). I would always want to play the best players each week, the guys that were the "veteran players".

My tournament career started off pretty bleak. In both 2000 & 2001 I competed in NPPL 10 man events. I/we played 6 events while only winning 2 games. Coming off a very successful career in car audio, this slow start was disappointing. This did not change my love for the game I knew if I worked hard and gave 100% effort I one day could make my dream come true.

In 2001 I was playing a local 3 man at CJ's Paintball in Lincoln NE. Ed Poorman of Avalanche was there. At this time I had a chip on my shoulder and reckless abandon to show my seriousness and to get attention. I had a great day and we ended up winning the event. After the event was over Ed told me he wanted me to come try out for Avalanche. Needless to say, I was blown away. Even the opportunity to play at a practice with Avalanche was huge for me. I knew I could learn a lot from this tryout. After flying to Seattle just 2 days after the FAA opened up flights in the US again following the 9-11 attacks, I was about to live my dream and play with Avalanche. It was two long days of practice and playing in the front was great. I was able to play both with and against Avalanche. It was Ed Poorman asking me to try out and the events of this weekend that turned my addiction for paintball into a life long love of the game. This weekend had a huge impact on me and my life will certainly never be the same. This was to be my first of 3 tryouts for the team over the next 12 months. Long story short, I didn't make the team.

After this I quit my job that paid very well to work at a local paintball store for $7 an hour and I loved it.

In 2002 I opened a small store in Omaha and was playing on Naughty Dogs Silver, out of Albany Oregon for 10 man and the Warped Army for 5 man at the NPPL events. 2002 turned out to be a huge year for me in paintball. I was able to practice the Naughty Dogs a lot that year and it helped me grow as a player. 2002 was also when I started winning in paintball. We won the 2002 Chicago 10 man open and took 2nd at the Atlantic City open. I was also able to help the Warped Army place in the top 4 at all 4 of the 5 man events we played that year. At the end of the season paintball changed big time.

In 2003 there was a split resulting in the NPPL (7 man) and the PSP (10 man and a new format called X-ball.) After the 2002 season I was lucky enough to have choices in where I wanted to play. Andy Damgaard and I started Vicious to play 7 man. In the PSP I went to play X-Ball for Shocktech. I had to opt out of playing with Aftershock because at that time if you played in the NXL you could not play 7 man. I really wanted to play with my friends Andy and Walt so I chose to play D-1 PSP with Shocktech. 2003 was the year that I felt that all the time and effort I put into paintball was beginning to pay off. While learning a lot playing with Shocktech and practicing Aftershock I was also having a great year in the NPPL. It started off by winning the first HB event and it just kept getting better as the year went on. We (Vicious) went on to win 4 of the 5 events and take 2nd in the 5th. We were able to win the Overall Series Championship and get tons of press. To this day those 2003 Vicious jerseys sell for a lot of money due the cult like following that we were able to build. I also got to play a full year and 2 series with some of the best players in the world at the time as well as some of the best up and coming players. 2003 was also the year I won my first World Cup. We didn’t lose a game the entire event and pulled out a 1st place finish. To this day it is one of my top 3 wins in paintball.

2004 was a trying year for me. It was my first shot at dealing with sponsorships and politics. We started the year out by winning the LA open but then the politics kicked in. This sent the team into a downward spiral for about 2 months and it was everything I could do to keep this group of young talent together. I knew all of these guys would turn out to be great players so I had to do whatever it took to keep the team going. We ended up just playing a few PSP 5 man events and the NPPL events. Thankfully we were able to win the 5 man series and most of the events. 2004 was also the year that some of the really good players left Vicious to play pro. This was awesome for me, but sad at the same time as I really enjoyed playing with them. We were able to win 5 man at world cup only dropping one game and also won X-ball without losing a match. Despite being a difficult year that exposed a new angle of the sport to me it turned out to be another great year.

2005 was the start of a new chapter in my paintball career. Mike Hinman an old teammate from Shocktech called me at the start of the season and told me he was building a D-3 team that one day would be a powerhouse. He also told me that he would be growing some new, young So Cal talent. This was the start of my coaching career in paintball. I flew to the 2005 LA open not knowing what to expect. I showed up and met up with Mike and the team, thinking to my self “wow the oldest kid on this team is like 17.” They were all so young and small I was wondering what I had gotten myself into. I was to call the plays, run the pits and do the pit side coaching. I certainly had my hands full. There were a couple of kids on the team that were maybe 15 years old that most of you might know now, Alex "Mouse" Goldman and Marcello Margot. The 2005 LA open was a wild one for me trying to learn everyone’s names, how they play and making up codes all on the fly. It turns out the legend of SD Aftermath was born with their winning of the LA Open. By the time the second event came along Mike had added another 15 year old named Dalton Vanderbyl as well as Ray and some others. The team just started rolling and getting better and better. We, as a group, started to figure out how to work together winning 4 of the 5 events and the overall series. While helping build and develop SD Aftermath I was still playing on Diesel as well as playing D-1. We had luck in the 5 man winning some events and winning the series but had a hard very hard go of it in X-ball. It is crazy to look back and see how many future Pros would come from that Diesel team. Drew Tempelton, Josh Youst, Roger Henn, Jr, Ben Frederick, Lil Rob, Floyd and the list still goes on. 2005 was a busy year as I was flying all over the place for practices and events while trying to bring up another batch of young kids. This group of kids was from my home town of Omaha. They ranged from 14 to 18 years olds and had a dream of just playing at a national event. This was the start of what you now know as VICIOUS! In 2005 I worked week in and week out when I was home with these kids. In the fall I made a plan to have some tryouts and formed a D-3 team from the field "MPG". We had the tryouts and they were nothing less than brutal. The kids that were picked were not only picked due to their play but picked on their will to not give up or quit. The team went to world cup in 2005. They were called Data Support Systems. To be honest I thought they would win 1 or maybe 2 matches. Well again these kids proved me wrong and fought to the bitter end. The finished in 4th place and showed me that they were worth my time in such a busy year. 2005 was the first year of a lot of big things for me. I began coaching, I still played, and we won events and started the powerful force from Omaha that we all know today as Vicious.

In 2006 I stopped playing and went to full time coaching as I look back I still should have played but that’s another story. I Coached SD Aftermath and Data Support Systems. SD Aftermath had a rough start to the year making finals but ending up 4th at the ‘Freezer Bowl’ otherwise known at the 2006 Texas Open. Next it was off to the Vegas Open 2 months later. This would turn out to be a good event for SD Aftermath as we took 2nd place. This was also the break out for Data Support Systems as the kids from Omaha ended up taking 2nd place! This was also the event where the ‘dry creek bed talk’ happened. To this day I feel that this talk is what really had an impact on those kids. As 2006 went along SD Aftermath proved they were one of the top two teams in D-1 but we just could not get the win. It was 2nd place after 2nd place. The DSS kids were fighting for their lives to make the finals and get the experience under their belt that they desperately needed. After a long hot summer in Omaha it was time for the LA open in San Bernadino. This was a nice and hot event and it seemed like we were in the desert. Aftermath again pulled off the finals but weren’t able to win the event. It was a long year with no wins for SD Aftermath coming so close, so many 2nds and 3rds but not a 1st. The San Beridino event was the first time the kids from Omaha pulled off a win at a PSP event. They fought hard and did not drop a match the entire event and pulled off the LA Open event win. This for me was on of the top 5 proudest moments in my paintball career to date. A bunch of kids from Omaha that got beat up on the weekends at practice yet kept fighting, pulled off the win. I can remember standing alone watching them get the trophy and the check. I had a tear run down my face while watching them get their pic taken by the PSP. I was so proud that they worked so hard, never gave up and fought to the end winning an event. Next it was on to the 2006 PSP World Cup. SD Aftermath was hungry for a win and DSS was fighting to win the overall series championship. While DSS did not win World Cup in 2006 they did learn a lot from this event and played well enough to pull off the series championship. Now it was time for Aftermath to go to work. We had made the finals again just like every event that year. I felt it was time to do my job and get them ready to win world cup. I pulled the team together about 45 minutes before the finals game and gave them one of my most heart felt talks I have ever given. At the end of this talk there was no doubt in my mind we were just 45 minutes away from winning world cup. I could see it in each one of their eyes that they got what I said they understood what time it was. They understood that to win they had to be a team and they had to do what they were trained to do. To this day I remember the look in Rainey’s eyes at the end of the talk. History was mad and Aftermath played an amazing finals game, winning World Cup. To see the joy in each one of those guys made all the flights that year, all the time away from home and all of the headaches worth it. To stand there and know I had that strong of an influence on them with just my words was a great feeling. They played their butts off and won the cup easily.

2007 was another year of change for me. I was burnt out on flying to So Cal all of the time and had do one of the hardest things I have done in paintball. I had to tell Mike I was unable to coach Aftermath as I needed to be home more to work with the kids from Omaha. 2007 was the start of the new Vicious team. We changed the name from DSS to Vicious. It was another year and another move up in ranks for the Omaha kids. This was one of the best years of my paintball career. I was now able to play with all these kids from Omaha and I loved it. They were so much fun to hang out with and play with. They just wanted to learn everything they could. They were like sponges, soaking everything up quickly. They were hungry and they all had a great attitude. Then I got a phone call from Ed Poorman saying that he was going to be in Omaha and wanted to meet. When he arrived Brandon Mayo was with him. We went next door to my store and had a meeting. Unbelievably, a few hours later I was coaching Avalanche for the NPPL and PSP. I did however tell Ed that Vicious got top priority at PSP events, he agreed. The LA open was shaky for both teams. Avalanche did horrible and Vicious took 7th place. These were not the results I neither wanted nor was happy with. Back to work I went. The next event Avalanche made the finals but fell just short of winning the event taking 2nd place. Vicious was looking strong at this event and ended up in the finals but fell just short as well, also taking 2nd place. Next it was the Chicago open. Avalanche was still trying to find who we were and how to finish as a team. We made the finals but ended up 3rd. Not what we wanted but we were in the fight and knew we were getting better. Chicago that year held something special for Viscous. Vicious didn’t lose a game, had some blowouts against good teams and found ourselves in the finals against Rab's team. At this time J-Rab was playing with them and he was playing well. We went out and played hard and amazingly pulled off the win. After winning the 2007 Chicago Open, the kids ended up doing their first interviews for ETV. That was also awesome to watch. Then it was onto the RCO event. It was hot flat out hot that weekend. Vicious played very strong the whole event but wound up in 2nd place. Avalanche started to find themselves as a team and went on to take 1st place and win the RCO event! Avalanche was also able to make the finals at the 2007 Tampa open in the NPPL. All that was left now was the World Cup. Going into the cup Vicious had to play strong to pull off the overall series championship and Avalanche knew that after beating Aftermath at the RCO that the SDA boys would be coming out hard to knock them off and win Cup. So many crazy things happened at Cup that year. The rain was horrible and the crowds were rowdy. It made for a very long event. Vicious ended up taking 3rd, unable to find that elusive win at World Cup although we were able to win the series championship. Avalanche found themselves playing Aftermath in the Finals. Aftermath was hungry to not only win but knock Avalanche off. This was one wild match from start to finish. I remember asking Ian Martian if he was ready to win Cup, and he said yes. This was some of the best play calling I feel I have ever done. It was one counter play after another throughout this brutal match. When the dust cleared Avalanche pulled out the win and in my eyes Ian was the MVP of the match. While it was awesome to win I was still very sad as I still loved SDA and it was hard to watch them lose. 2007 was also the year I help coached the Ego-Maniacs in the Masters. Everyone was picking Bob Long’s team to win but we were able to pull off the upset and win the masters at World Cup. 2007 started rough but we all know it is how you end that counts. Vicious and Avalanche both ended up having great years and It was a very good year me personally. While I was still extremely busy even without flying out to So Call constantly I was able to use the skills and knowledge that I had been amassing to fuel strong seasons for many talented individuals on multiple teams.

2008 was another year that I had the make some hard choices. I knew it was another year for Vicious to step up in divisions and I felt that the team would need a lot of work to get ready to prepare for a strong year. I stopped coaching other teams and focused all of my attention on Vicious and DSS. The year started off well but not as strong as I wanted. Vicious ended up 3rd in Phoenix and DSS ended up taking 2nd. It was a good start but I really wanted a win from at least one of the teams. Then we moved onto Mao where Vicious ended up 2nd in a close battle. DSS ended up 4th. This was another weekend that I was disappointed. I knew that we had the talent to perform better than this. It was going to take a lot more work to get everyone clicking together again. Next was the Chicago open. Vicious was playing strong but yet again ended up in 2nd place. DSS finished 3rd. Both teams were in the fight but just unable to pull off the wins. Again, I knew that the talent was there, the skill sets were in place; however something was still missing to properly execute all of the time. Next was the Pitt event this was an event that I did not want to go to. Once I was there the event itself just felt bad to me. Vicious played well to start but then lost steam and ended up in 4th place. This was a bad finish for the team but looking back I feel that it made everyone very motivated for World Cup. DSS started off sloppy not playing very well. In the quarter finals they began to pick it up and ended up with another 3rd place finish. It was along year, but I felt in my heart that Vicious would be ready for World Cup. They had all year to learn to adjust to D1. They came so close but all year yet achieved no wins. I got on the plane for Cup and feeling this was our event to win. The first match was very close. We pulled out a win, but it was a wake up call for the team. Everyone realized that we were at World Cup and everyone is on top of their game, everyone is hungry and every team in the division wants to be World Cup Champions. After that first match the team got on a roll and started looking like the team that I knew they could be. We had lost all year to one team. We were 0-6 against them and sure enough we had to play them in the semi finals. If we lost we would have no shot of fulfilling our Would Cup dream. This was the best match that Vicious had played all year. In the end we pulled off a 7-1 win. More importantly this win put the team in the championship match at World Cup. This was the first time these guys were playing in the finals at World Cup; it was what we had all worked so hard for. It was not a pretty match but at the end, Vicious had won their first World Cup Championship. There are not words to describe the feeling that I had. It was a long year, but in the end it is how you finish that counts and there is nothing like winning World Cup!

2009 Vicious and DSS both played the PSP series with Vicious in Semi-Pro and DSS in division 2 bracket. Again Vicious started off the season slow, taking 2nd in the Phoenix open and 4th at the Mid-Atlantic open. At the Chicago open it was 3rd place, but they came from behind again to finish World Cup in 1st place. World Champions again!

2010 Vicious stepped up to the Pro Division. They experienced some frustrating rookie problems. As in the past, we got better and better all year long, having their strongest showing of the year at World Cup.

2011 brought even more changes and hard decisions in my life. Sadly, I parted ways with the Vicious and DSS organization.

2011’s changes for me enabled me to bring my dream to others. I currently have a unique opportunity to provide that which was unavailable when I was coming up in this sport. I began Adrenaline Concepts with the vision of expanding this sport and this concept is catching on rapidly. My primary objective was to provide a learning environment for those interested in taking paintball beyond casual weekend play. I provide a means to take a team’s competitive side and unleash it in a constructive way. My seminars typically involve 3, and no more than 4, teams. This small group enables whole team training as well as some one on one development time. Seminars of this size are small enough to make this happen, while being large enough to have a diverse pool of techniques amongst those participating. Having this pool of techniques provides many examples, both positive and negative to teach others with. Many teams excel at local level events simply by utilizing natural athletic ability, fearless advancement or what they perceive to be tactical play. I teach those at my seminars to combine all of these skills with effective strategy, patience, planning and preparation so that they can consistently improve and take their abilities to a higher level.

For more experienced teams, the technique is not extremely different. The advantages for those at these seminars is that time is not wasted dwelling on the basics. I fine tune their fundamental skills and teach advanced tactics including breaking down a field, modifying strategy on the fly and overcoming seemingly impossible scenarios against superior opponents.

Advanced and pro seminars will take all of this to the extreme. I believe that regardless of the player or the sport, everyone can learn from the strategy, tactics and mindset of a successful peer. I have learned from nearly everyone that I have come across, be it something small and simple or large and advanced. When a person, regardless of their profession reaches the point where there is nothing more for them to learn, their skills are as advanced as humanly possible and they the be all end all, they become a god. Oddly enough I haven’t ever encountered a human turned deity, so I must assume that, even if you are at the top of your game, you have room for improvement. I can provide some of that improvement for you and your team through my seminars.

While holding these seminars I also have a unique opportunity to scout talent for teams looking for quality players. In the past I have successfully scouted talent to build or grow teams. During my camps I have an opportunity to not just watch a player perform in a tournament, but I can determine their true talent and ability level by watching how they take instruction and grow from it. For a player it is a chance to not only grow, but also to possibly get noticed.

For teams, I can find you players that I can endorse with confidence of not only their current skill set, but their ability to accept coaching and grow their talent.

Achievements

I am self taught. I took myself from a rookie to a national level player and coach.

I am proud of my ability to spot talent and take a talented person from a divisional level player to pro level. (I have helped bridge this gap for over 40 such players and counting)

99 finals finishes at national level events. PSP/NPPL/UWL

32 1st place finishes at national level events PSP/NPPL/UWL

8 series championships

10 world cup championships

Highlights

  • 2002 Chicago 10 Man Open 1st Place (First National Level Win)
  • 2003 NPPL Series Championship
  • 2003 Hunnington Beach NPPL 7Man Win (First NPPL 7 Man Eevent Held There)
  • 2003 PSP World Cup 5 Man Champions (Completely Undefeated in Tourney)
  • 2004 World Cup 5 Man and World Cup XBall only Lost 1, 5 Mam Game Undefeated in XBall (3 Titles in 2 Years with only 1 Loss)
  • 2006 PSP XBall World Cup Win with San Diego Aftermath
  • 2006 San Bernadino Open - 1st Place (First Win with Kids from Omaha DSS/VICIOUS)
  • 2007 Chicago Open 1st Place VICIOUS
  • 2007 World PSP WORLD Cup XBall Champions with AVALANCHE
  • 2008 World Cup XBall Champions VICIOUS
  • 2008 CHICAGO OPEN XBall Champions DSS
  • 2008 PSP World Cup Champions VICIOUS (First VICIOUS World Cup Win)
  • 2008 Jacksonville NPPL PRO 1ST Place Aftermath
  • 2009 World Cup SEMI PRO Champions VICIOUS
  • 2012 Huntington Beach NPPL TEXAS STORM Undefeated
  • 2012 Phoenix Open PSP TEXAS STORM Undefeated
  • 2012 Chicago Open D2 Champions PSP AC402.com & helping 7 new teams with their first xball event

Lessons and Clinics

Private lessons in the DFW area:

4 nights of private lessons $ 500

This include:
Park and air fee
LOTS of paintballs
4 hours of private lessons per session (Private lessons are done with 4 or less players per night)
Private lessons will be held Tuesday nights at Fort paintball most of the time
Private lessons will cover fundamental skills as well as the skills needed to become the best player and teammate possible.
Most nights we will also get something to eat after the private lessons to review what was taught that night.

Team clinics:

I offer team clinics due to in my opinion it is much better to do a team clinic so I can teach the team how to play better. If an individual is wanting more hands on teaching then please look into my private lessons.

Team clinics work best if there are 2 or 3, 5 man teams or 12 to 15 players on a team that we can break up into 2 or 3 teams. PSP, NPPL, UWL?? Yes I do clinics on all of these formats.

Team clinics cover the bases of how to walk the field, how to use codes correctly, coaching, playing in squads, how to prep for an event or match, how to make sure that zones are not being dropped while still being able to play an attacking style of paintball.

Team clinics are done on a Friday night (class room style setting), Saturday and Sunday on the field. Saturdays are 6 to 8 hours Sunday are about 6 hours long. The clinics are very intense and each player will have an opportunity to play an abundance of paintball.

Costs:
Flight expenses
Hotel expenses
Rental car expenses
$1500 This is why it is good to have 12 to 15 players to help divide up the costs.

Form of payment preferred is paypal

Brands I Support

Anyone can list the highest priced items available and say that it is a list of the best of the best. I assure you this list is not that. While you have to spend some money to get the best products, you don't have to go straight to the top for the best performance and value. The products that I use and endorse, I do so for a valid reason, they perform as flawlessly as possible. You will see that some of these products are priced in the middle of the road, others are not popular, but I will always give you my reasoning for choosing the products that I do.

G.I. Sportz

PAINT

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G.I. Imperial
  • Quality paintballs
  • Very consistent roundness
  • Bright fills
  • Great variety of paint from rec to tournament grade.

Planet Eclipse

MARKER

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7 years exclusive usage ego and geo platforms
  • They manufacture the most reliable high end tournament markers on the market.
  • They shoot very well.
  • They are well engineered
  • The company has, hands down best customer service.
All of these are the most important factors to me when purchasing a mid to high end tournament marker.

Ninja Paintball

AIR SYSTEMS

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Ninja Tank
Hands down the most consistent and best performing systems that I've used in 11 years.

Dye Paintball

LOADERS

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Dye Rotor
  • Easy to disassemble and reassemble (clean).
  • The whole assembly is very difficult to break.
  • The shell is made of very strong yet semi pliable so it takes more abuse without failing.
  • It uses 3-aa batteries that have unbelievable life span.
  • You won't be changing batteries every day.
  • It is very light weight.
  • No tools required for assembly or disassembly.

Furious Paintball

BARRELS

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Furious Lotus Barrel
  • All aluminum
  • Most accurate all across the board
  • Self cleans very quickly
  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Won’t easily tweak
  • Unbelievably fair price

VForce

MASKS

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Grills / Profilers
  • They are light weight
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Don't easily fog
  • Look great

Planet Eclipse

HARNESS

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  • Comfortable
  • Fits well even fully loaded
  • Your pods won't bounce when you run slowing you down and throwing off your balance
  • Many configuration options
I love the 4+3+2 I spent a lot of money having custom harnesses made early on in my career I wish these were available then

Planet Eclipse

GEARBAG

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  • Compact and light weight saves money at airport for overweight bag
  • Don't pay for overweight bag at the airport y using a heavy bag. It will cost you a fortune in the long run
  • Holds a lot of gear

APPAREL

Planet Eclipse

  • Pants and casual wear
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
All quality clothing that is comfortable and breathes.

SHOES

Huge NIKE fan!

  • Turf shoes and cleats
  • Nike for their comfort, fit, durability, and performance

Paintball is an ever evolving industry.
While I have made product changes in my paintball career, I put in a lot of research before making a change or a recommendation. Some products get better; some companies make changes for various reasons that are not always for the better. New companies come along and others blossom seemingly out of no where. I will always continue to evaluate products and this list WILL change from time to time. While sometimes it may just contain a model change, other times it may contain a completely different or new manufacturer. My promise to you is that I will always do my best to recommend the best product for the money available to help you maintain your edge, whether you are playing for fun or for the Cup.

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"I remember the first time I played against Greg Pauley, we lost that game (nppl 2003 Vegas), and now that I think back on it we never had a chance. That game kept us from going on to the top 4. The tournament I played was nppl, New Jersey 2003 once again we made top 16 and in our bracket of 4 was vicious again. It was a game fought in about a foot in half of mud, but once again we lost vicious I believe went on to win that tournament. The next event for the 2003 nppl was Miami. I pretty much knew going into that tournament that at some point we were going to have to play vicious. I scouted several of their games, one of which was against dynasty. To my surprise and many spectators dynasty lost, the real dynasty that is, the one with Oliver. Once again my team, Bushwackers California made top 16 and like every other nppl novice tournament I played that year vicious was in our bracket too. We both came into our third and final game sitting with 1 win and 1 loss. We win we go on, they win they go on. About minute and half into the game I found myself on a field all by myself. I looked out smack, Cody Smizck shot me. Game over and once again I found myself on a long journey back home, wondering what made this team so great? I hated vicious, despised them, I couldn’t wait for the moment where I beat them.

Well about one week before the first event of the 2004 season, which was the psp Pomona, I found myself team less. I remember I quit the bushwackers the Saturday afternoon the weekend before the event. I called my buddy Mike Hinman up and asked him if he could get me on a team, he said he would see what he could do. Three hours later on my way up to a friend’s house I phone rang, Mike told me he found me a 10 man team for the Pomona. He said how would you like to play for Diesel (the name for vicious)? I didn’t hesitate one bit to say yes. I knew this was the team I wanted to beat, but shit if you can beat them join them. I remember that tournament very well, I remember I was so excited to play with everyone and prove that I was no scrub. I remember Pauley lent me a shocktech timmy, that shot amazing. I pretty much remember every single game we play, but I remember one game particularly well. It was a prelim game that Friday night that we played against nemesis. Several minutes into that game I found myself on the field by myself, so I thought. I was in the god bunker right by the snake and I heard someone from the back of the field yell my name, low and behold it was Greg Pauley. At the time we had barely even spoken to each other and the only thing we had in common was that both loved in-n-out. However, during that 2 on 7 Pauley kept talking to me keeping me calm and focused on the team despite the fact that we were severely out numbered. Before I got pulled out a hit earlier on a hit from earlier on in that game, I shot 3 guys. Pauley ran down one guy and would have ran down the remaining players, but all his shots bounce of the remaining foe. Drew Hire a member of Diesel, messed with Pauley’s dwell and I believed put in on 24, which kept prevent Pauley’s shots from breaking on the remaining nemesis players. Even though we lost that game Pauley somehow drew the best of my abilities out me. I remember walking away from that game feeling like I actually got better, just from that one game. I didn’t dwell upon it for too long, this was tournament to win and that’s exactly what happened. After winning that tournament I remember having sense of pride and confidence. Not only did I not make Hinman look bad for vouching for me to Pauley, but I gained the respect of Greg Pauley someone who I admired. I would only play two more tournaments with the Diesel that year before I joined HK later that year.

After playing with several southern California teams I finally found a home on Aftermath. The 2006 we competed in every nppl and psp event. Pauley coached and helped us throughout several of the events, I do know for a fact that he coached us at World Cup. Before Huntington Beach I couldn’t stand sitting for anyone on any team, whether it was HK, Dynasty or even Aftermath my current team at the time. After losing our third game in a best 3 format to see who goes on to the finals at Huntington beach Nppl 2006, Greg Pauley got me to do something I had never done before and that was sit and not be bitter about it, in a way he taught me to be unselfish. The next Nppl event was Tampa, Florida, I believe it was my 16th 7man Nppl event and I was still winless. That event was running relatively smoothly, but we had problem with players playing roles, we had too many killers and not enough reliable back players. After we made top 4 Pauley convinced me to play the corner, which I wasn’t too fond of. About 4 hours later I was hugging Pauley and thanking him for my helping me win my first 7 man win.

That season I won 2 d1 7man events with aftermath and took 3rd in the final event of the year with Dynasty Dynamics in semi-pro. However, in the psp we couldn’t some up a win. We came into World cup with a 4th, a 3rd, and three 2nd places. We also came in knowing that things were going to change after this season, players were going to join different teams and some weren’t ever going to play paintball. I know Pauley didn’t coach us for every event that season, but I do remember him coaching us for that event. Pauley took 15 or 16 punk kids and motivated us to one of the biggest wins in our paintball career. We coached to a win at World Cup.

However, the next several years Pauley helped us out on aftermath whether it was just advice on a game plan or coaching us at event. He helped us earn our pro spot in 7man and lead us to our first pro win. Most people don’t know, but I almost quit the team and flew home the that Friday, Pauley was a huge factor in not letting me do that. Pauley also was one of the people that influenced me to not only get up in the car wash, but to get into the Ironmen’s carwash. Pauley is great at coming up with aggressive game planes, but he is master in making you believe it will work. He made doubters believe that anything was possible. He will put you in spots that showcase your strengths and diminish your weaknesses. One of my greatest accomplishments was winning 2008 Nppl Jacksonville versus the Ironmen and shooting the last 5 guys on the team, which Pauley had a huge part in. However, I got a huge sense of accomplishment at the end of that season when Pauley allowed me to jump on with his team (Vicious) at world cup. I don’t think I had one bad point when I played for Pauley’s team that tournament. Pauley has the ability to keep me absolutely focused and determine to win. That event I didn’t even need him to do that because I wanted to help his team win so bad. They had gone through what I had gone through in 2006, a lot of podiums, but no victory. After we beat RNT-All stars to see who went on for first and second, Pauley gave me a huge hug for helping them beat them for the first time that season. It made me feel really good to return the favor to my friend, it also made me think that we had to beat whoever the hell we were going to play for first and second. That’s what we did even though we started off 0-3 we came back to win 7-4 against Palm Beach Vipers. Pauley has the ability to draw the best out of you no matter if it’s a 2 on 7, your down 0-3 in a match or if you are playing the Ironmen for first and second. When you play for Pauley it gives you a sense of pride and confidence to have him on your team our as your coach."

Raney

"GP is one of the best judges of pure talent i have had the privilege to watch work over the years. I have had Greg work with several of the teams that I owned or was a part of like Avalanche and the Warped Army. Besides his involvement with me over the years. i have also watched him work with Team Vicious and help build that team into a champion. His one on one training is top notch, taking players from loose and sloppy to technical machines that can snap your face off. I've never seen a more driven player/coach than Greg Pauley.

You could not find a better partner as a field consultant than Greg Pauley. I watched him help transform fields and tournaments including series events from average into profitable, professionally run businesses, from local 3 man events into the largest series in the Mid West. Players always left feeling they had a grade A experience and could not stop thinking about the fun they had. Greg will help you to move your field into the future, towards making money and giving the players at your field a great experience every time."

Ed Poorman

"I just wanted to write and say that I had an amazing time learning from you at your St. Louis clinic in October. Meeting people like you is one of the reasons I'm excited to be back to playing paintball after leaving it for six years. Even though I was one of the few people there who hadn't met you before you made me feel included and part of the group right from the beginning. I believe getting people involved and feeling like they are part of something is huge for this sport.

"Your mechanics and fundamental pointers were great. I really liked how you spent a lot of one-on-one time with everyone at the clinic to work on skills either you or they thought needed the most work. But the best part of the clinic was listening to you talk about the game. I am confident I learned more listening to you talk for an hour about break-out strategies, communication, movement, and other of the more mental aspects of the game that I could have learned through months of drilling and practice. You pointed out a lot of things to me I had not thought about before. I feel you really gave me a solid path to go forward in improving my game."

Jason Hawks

"Greg has a natural talent for seeing the field like no other. He is an incredible coach and mentor for players of nearly any skill level and will raise the level of your game. I've personally played national events and won with Greg several times over the last decade in several different formats. He knows how to play to win and the more you are around him, the more you will learn from him.

John Dresser Ultimate mod PbNation, Professional Player (Farside)

"Greg has a passion for paintball that few can match. Couple that with a desire and ability to not only spot talent, but help it flourish, and you have a person with a coaching skill set unlike many others.

His track record proves me right. Time and time again, GP has taken young unproven players to the top of the competition food chain. His accomplishments in this area of the sport are unquestionable."

Lane Wright C.O.O. Paintball Sports Promotions