Category: ‘Articles’

JT & Empire – Paintball Basics

The team at propaintball.com, JT and Empire have put together an excellent three part series on paintball basics, that is a must watch for any new player looking for information on the sport. We recommend all players watch all three videos before going to any paintball field. Paintball Basics Video- Part 1: Learn what to […] Read more

Jan, 22, 2014

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The Asylum Guide to: Our Ghosts

Asylum Paintball is situated at the former site of the Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital in Auckland.  The site is allegedly one of the most haunted sites in All of New Zealand, and of course our neighbour is New Zealand’s most popular haunted attraction – Spookers! The property has even been the film set for a feature […] Read more

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The Asylum Paintball Guide to: Team Building

You’ll often see paintball websites and promotions talk about paintball as a team building tool.  But what  do they really mean?  Speaking as someone who has years in  the executive development, training & paintball industries – not much.  Paintball by itself, without context (as is often advertised) isn’t really team building…  That said, paintball used […] Read more

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The Asylum Paintball Guide To: Birthday Parties

For many people, their first experience of paintball is a birthday party, I know mine was. Things have however come a long way since that game 16 years ago on a farm with SL-68 Pump actions, so lets look at whats involved with organising a paintball birthday party. Even though our field is new, our […] Read more

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G.I. Sportz Acquires Tippmann

We just received this press release in our email this morning: December 20, 2013 – G.I. Sportz is pleased to announce it has acquired Tippmann Sports, bringing together two iconic paintball companies. This transaction brings the industry’s leading brands of paint (G.I. Sportz and DXS), markers (Tippmann and G.I. Victus), goggles (Vforce) and accessories together […] Read more

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The History of Paintball In New Zealand

In this article I’ll attempt to explain the history of paintball as a sport in New Zealand, from the first ever game in the USA, to the current International Tournament scene and New Zealand’s place in it.  I’ll look back at the businesses, teams and personalities who made paintball what it is today. I’m 29, […] Read more

Dec, 12, 2013

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Did You Know Tippmann Made Machine Guns?

As part of our research into the history of paintball in New Zealand we come across some weird things from yesteryear, and the strangest one so far is, the Tippmann .22 Calibre Machine Guns circa 1980s. Note that you will never see many of these products on a paintball field, or even in New Zealand, […] Read more

Dec, 12, 2013

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The Asylum Guide to Paintball Safety

One of the first things anyone gets asked about paintball is “Does it hurt?” or “Is it safe?” which of course, the answer is … well, as with most things..  it depends.   Here is the Asylum guide to safe paintballing. We don’t have access to New Zealand statistics, but according to SocialPaintball.com the United States […] Read more

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Changes to NZ Firearm Laws – Paintball Full Auto + Ramping now NZ Legal

Its been just over a year since the Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Act 2012 became law, and the commencement date (i.e. the date where the law becomes practise) has finally passed. In layman’s terms it means that some things will be easier, and some things will be harder with regards to […] Read more

Dec, 11, 2013

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The Asylum Guide to: Paintball Stag Parties

Paintball is the perfect way to celebrate someones last few days of freedom before a wedding, and an ideal start to a day of debauchery before a stag night you’d rather forget!  Here is our (completely plagiarised from FHM) guide to organising a stag do! Here at Asylum we’ve seen it all, heck, we’ve even […] Read more

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