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  1. Robbo

    New Feature on P8ntballer …..

    To start off my Hall of Infamy, I'm going to select a couple of fellow Brits. John and Jackie Sosta who are the original husband and wife double-act that started in paintball all the way back in the early 90s - They're both well-known on both sides of the Atlantic and will justifiably qualify...
  2. Robbo

    New Feature on P8ntballer …..

    Yeah, I know Dave, it runs in the family.
  3. Robbo

    New Feature on P8ntballer …..

    I'm going to run a series of articles focussed upon the characters in our sport, some of whom were there from the beginning and a lot of them who are still around now. I'll give you the low-down on who they are, what they are/were like, what they've achieved and what they got up to. I won't be...
  4. Robbo

    Billy Ceranski Tells All .... well .... maybe not all but quite a bit actually.

    Spike - as you infer, Tom's one of the nice guys in our sport/industry and I've got a lot of time for him - he does a lot of hard work behind the scenes that he doesn't really get recognition for but that's his way and I respect that. His interview is up now and some of the stuff he sent me re...
  5. Robbo

    Tommy Cole Tells All ..... 'ish

    For those of you who don't know Tommy Cole, here’s a brief run-down:- Ever since I started playing in the US in around 1990, Tommy was known as one of the good guys - Personally, I always thought he should have been on the Waltons but he ended up as top-dog on a team called Bad Company out of...
  6. Robbo

    Billy Ceranski Tells All .... well .... maybe not all but quite a bit actually.

    PS I've finished writing up the interview I did with Tommy Cole, and I have to say, he came out with some real surprising stuff. I just sent it back to him to read over and check, and as soon as he's given it the ok, I'll post it up.
  7. Robbo

    Billy Ceranski Tells All .... well .... maybe not all but quite a bit actually.

    Cheers O, I think the reason I've highlighted Giovani's efforts is simply because he's the only example I've ever been quoted, certainly by Billy. I'm damned sure there's gonna be a whole slew of candidates on the East coast who've overcome just as much hardship, if not more than Giovani's but...
  8. Robbo

    Amsterdam hits Jackpot !!

    I've just got off the phone from Tommy Cole and I'll try and write it up tonight so I can post it up on here tomorrow. Some of the things he told me were literally, unbelievable, leastwise for a cynical, pessimist like me. If the numbers achieved for this Amsterdam are not a one-off aberration...
  9. Robbo

    Amsterdam hits Jackpot !!

    I apologise if someone else has covered this news item but I've just heard that Tommy Cole's Amsterdam event has over 200 teams booked in …. I spoke to Tommy last night very briefly but I will be calling him back tonight for a fuller account of the all the details surrounding this news. If it's...
  10. Robbo

    Billy Ceranski Tells All .... well .... maybe not all but quite a bit actually.

    J, I think Airsoft players are discouraged by bad weather just as much as paintballers in which case any difference tends to cancel out. Billy didn't differentiate between the two when he told me about Giovani and so I assumed the 'bad weather' effect applied to both in equal measure unless of...
  11. Robbo

    Billy Ceranski Tells All .... well .... maybe not all but quite a bit actually.

    As I once said somewhere, the best thing about paintball is the friends you make and one such friend of mine is Billy Ceranski who I’ve known for well over 20 years after playing alongside him on Aftershock, the 6-time world champions back in the day. Billy’s an honest bloke not prone to...
  12. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    The 50 quid is safe - Answer = The Star of David ....... Billy was drawing the symbol on my forehead in the vain hope he'd convert me to Judaism but alas I experienced no epiphany and remain a firm agnostic.
  13. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Here is today's clue in a somewhat desperate attempt to give my money away:- Hmmnn, let me think - an anagram? - Nah, someone will easily get that, probably Johnathan, and I ain't having that ! OK, this will probably be the one that provokes the right answer but here goes anyway [bye-bye my...
  14. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Spike, as much as I'd like to award the prize tonight [I just lied] I'm afraid the all seeing eye isn't the right answer. As for whether it's close or not? Not really no, in an oblique way I suppose it might be but you need to think about the pictorial geometry of 2 x 180. And I will add one...
  15. Robbo

    Dusty's Route-Map to Becoming a Better Player .....

    TRAINING - A Route-Map to Success ….. By Jim Montgomery [Dusty]. I asked Jim [Dusty] to write an article on how best to train with the ultimate goal of producing a significant improvement in how you play. I wasn't disappointed - he seems to have nailed every aspect of what you must do...
  16. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Well Johnathan, to answer your first question, ‘no’ comes to mind. As for your second? Nothing to do with Gi unless someone jumped through a wormhole - Gi wasn’t even around when that pic was taken - Gi was but a twinkle in Richmond’s eye back then. However, ‘triangular paintballs’ is an...
  17. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    I'll say this much - the present marketplace for paintball is unique especially when set against the backdrop of our industry as it was 15 years ago. People didn't have to work too hard to generate year on year profits back then - I ain't saying industry people didn't work but as it stands now...
  18. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Next Clue to hopefully win 50 quid :- 'Firstly seen sitting next to a confused rodent belonging to Becks' ….. I think that anybody who likes cryptic crosswords will have a pretty good chance of solving this. PS One slight technical proviso - if someone should actually solve this riddle - the...
  19. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    James, I managed to do the interview with Billy Ceranski the other night and got his thoughts on where we are going, on both sides of the Atlantic - his thoughts were somewhat sobering. He outlined the present state of paintball and added his views on what was to come, and what could be...
  20. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    Hi James - re the poll? I hadn’t set the poll up correctly and so it wasn’t registering votes but it did register thread visitors for some reason. I’ve not mastered the new Xenforo software yet and so I’ve gotta tinker with a few set-up options again. I’ll try and sort it out today sometime...
  21. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    O, cheers, it’s the same for me mate. I think it might be in the new software set-up somewhere. I’ll go look and try to find it.
  22. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    I think that guys who’ve reffed in the woods make for pretty good refs on an airball field but unfortunately, guys who’ve reffed on airball fields do not make good refs in the woods.
  23. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Geometry class over? Surely not? Missy, you're in the ball-park mate but …… you gotta lose one dimension and you can maybe think of things a little differently. Clue 2: Anyone who knows basic maths will understand manipulating equations. Thus; something simple like y=mx+c can be rewritten as...
  24. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Ledz, hair???? I'm afraid nature beat Ceranski to it :( As for a clue ? Hmnnn, I can't make any clues too easy because I've grown quite attached to my fifty quid but I'll say this much ….. By the way, if nobody gets it in a week or so then I will answer any questions re what he's drawing with...
  25. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    Hi - I just need a bit of information re the pics I used above. Ledz just got in touch and said they're all blurry on his laptop - is anyone else seeing this or do they look like high res pics as they are supposed to ? Thank guys.
  26. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    Dave, Twizz called me up today and we had a quick talk concerning what you guys are trying to achieve down there. From the figures you've supplied, it's true to say you are growing. At the start of any new endeavour, it doesn't really matter how steep the growth curve is - what's important is...
  27. Robbo

    All Change in the Hot Seat at Gi …..

    I'll try not to drop too many names in this post but there's some big news coming out the US with regard to who parks their ass in the big seat at Gi-Sports which just happens to be the largest paintball conglomerate in the world, by far. I've been really fortunate in my so-called career because...
  28. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    The more positive the numbers, the more positive the outlook we've got. As a brief aside, I've just been contacted by a friend of mine from the US and he told me something that is probably already out there but I just have to check first before I go on-line with it. If it's true then I'm really...
  29. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    John, I do hope you realise the reason why the question was pitched this way??
  30. Robbo

    Woodland Events - A flash in the pan ? ..... [Poll Test]

    It's difficult to deny the success that Dave, James and Twizz have had these past years but that 'success' comes with its own limitations - those being, the lack of significant growth and influx of young players. The bottom line is, and always has to be real growth, and that's gauged by bums on...