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Compressed Air Tanks Taking Your Paintball Gun to New Levels of Perfo

CO2 has traditionally been the gas source of choice since the early days of paintball. The concept borrowed from bb guns and air pistols, paintball guns began using CO2 in the form of 12 gram disposable cartridges. Soon refillable CO2 tanks entered the scene, making the sport more affordable and enjoyable. Even though CO2 has done a lot for paintball, it is not without its drawbacks. When a CO2 tank is filled, it’s done so with liquid CO2. In order for the liquid to be a usable air source it must be converted into a gas to power the marker. This conversion requires thermal energy or heat. This is the reason why paintball guns and bb guns that use CO2 will get cold when firing. When the marker gets cold and heat is less available, the conversion from liquid to gas may be incomplete. This can allow liquid CO2 to enter the internals of the marker causing freeze-ups and inconsistencies in operating pressure, distance and accuracy.

Compressed air, aka Nitrogen, is the other primary propellant in paintball today. Unlike CO2, a compressed air paintball tank is filled with normal air. They are sometimes called ‘Nitro’ tanks only because the air we breathe is primarily made up of nitrogen. A nitrogen paintball tank is made with special materials and designed to store very high pressure. A standard CO2 tank will hold 850 psi of pressure. A compressed air tank can hold either 3000 or 4500 psi of air, depending on the model that you choose. A special compressor is used to fill a nitrogen tank. They can also be filled using a reserve tank of higher pressure and a filling adapter system. All compressed air tanks have a regulator installed on them which brings the pressure exiting the tank down to a usable level for the paintball gun. Regulators can be factory set, fixed at either high pressure (850 psi) or low pressure (400 psi). Some regulators are ‘adjustable’, allowing the user to set the output pressure to work with a number of different guns. Because compressed air is already in a usable form, no conversion is necessary. Therefore you will not experience coldness or freeze-up with compressed air. Paintball markers using compressed air are also more consistent in pressure and less affected by outside temperatures. This all equates to overall better performance.

You can easily calculate how many shots per fill you will get from a nitrogen paintball tank. As mentioned about, tanks come with a pressure rating of either 3000 or 4500 psi. They are available in different sizes including 45ci, 68ci and 88ci. If your tank is rated at 3000 psi, simply multiple the size (ci) by 10 to estimate the amount of shots per fill. For 4500 psi tanks, multiple the size by 15. For instance, a 68/3000 tank will give you an estimated 680 shots per fill (68 x 10).

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Top 10 Paintball Fields in the US

Paintball is a huge sport these days. In every state and even every city you can find a paintball field that can work for you and your crew. There are several types of paintball fields you can find around the United States. They can range from wooded areas, to relatively open fields, to paintball fields decked out with props like fake buildings, old cars, haystack walls, jerry-rigged forts, and whatever else the paintballer mind can conjure up. There are even paintball fields that you don’t even use a gun, you use balloons filled with paint that you throw at each other! This can be most fun for the more “gentle” players. For beginners, this can be an amazing experience to see the amazing feats of paintball heaven they can find.

You may wonder if there is a better field out there for you. There is. Below I have found the top then best paintball fields in the United States. If you are up for a little drive or flight you could have the time of your life at one of these amazing paintball fields!

The first on our list is Skirmish USA. They have 48 different playing field that spread across 700 acres. One of their sites includes a tournament complex as well as a speedball arena. All of their fields include props such as planes, tanks, woods, creeks, villages and castles. They offer many different packages for bachelor and corporate parties.

Second is Old River Paintball, located in Ocklawaha, Florida. It is on 40 acres of land and there are 12 different fields to choose from. They have several games available such as Speedball, Hyperball and Airball. They also have an onsite Air Station to refill your tanks. They have bunkers from trees and bushes to hay bales.

Advanced Alabama Adventures, also known as AAA, come in third on our list. They have been in business since 1989 and are located in Birmingham, Alabama. They have 7 different playing fields and they are always making changes to make your playing experience different. They have tested their fields and changed any field that has been lesser used to make it bigger and better for the paintball players.

In fourth place is Paintball USA. They are located in Cypress, Texas and have over 113 acres and 9 fields. Included are two speedball fields and four wooded fields. Some of the bunkers used are spools, wooden teepees and drums. They also have Scenario games organized there.

Fifth on the list is N5 Paintball, located in McLoud, Oklahoma. The fields they have include two speedball fields, a wooded field and a spool field. They have many happy customers that say the refs and staff are amazing and will make your paintball experience that much more enjoyable.

Staff members that are highly rated and try anything to make your paintball experience enjoyable are located at our number six field. Located in Berwick, Maine, Berwick paintball has 7 acres of outdoor fields, filling stations and Scenario games. They also offer speedball and team games every weekend.

Coming in number seven is Splatmandu Paintball Club in Three Rivers, Michigan. Included is eight different fields maintained by their club members. The great thing about Splatmandu is that they are a non-profit Paintball Club and you will pay an annual membership fee of $2.00. ONLY $2.00! Membership fees go towards props and their “Big Game” every September.

Number eight is located in Plant City, Florida and is called Battlezone and Supply. They have three different playing fields including Hyperball, Airball and an Urban field. This field is knows to be geared more towards the non-competitive player. Their slogan explains it all when they say “Check your ego at the net”.

Splat Paintball in Canal Fulton, Ohio is our number nine choice. The owner is very helpful and knows about the game. You also don’t need to feel intimidated if you are a new player because they serve a mix of experienced and inexperienced players. They have three wooded and three Speedball fields. Their Speedball fields are highly recommended. The downside is that there is quite a walk from your check in point to the actual fields.

Last but not least is The Compound Paintball Field in Ellensburg, Washington. They have two fields. One is a Speedball field and the other is a Rec-Ball field with many bunkers made from various objects like spools and cars. Their speedball field is often visited by tournament players.

These results were put together by a group of frequent experienced paintball players who love the game and travel around to try different fields. Things taken into consideration when deciding this list are reffing, support staff, safety and the maintenance of the fields. Also the skill levels of the players.

Anne Shaw
http://www.wasatchpaintball.com

http://www.3paintball.com

Football Quarterback Drills For Better Footwork

I am a former NFL quarterback and I want to talk about the Quarterback Training Drills. I know from the emails I have received that there is a lot of interest in Quarterback Training and QB Drills all over America.

Football Quarterback Footwork drills are very important and here are a couple that are used at Penn State University.

Quarterback Drill Number One- The Board Drill

It teaches qb’s move their feet in a tight space. The quarterback takes his pass drop and then sets up using the board to shuffle through. Do not have the qb take big steps. Quick feet steps. And make sure that their eyes are downfield.

Quarterback Drill Number Two- Six Yard Square Drill

This drill is a five step drop drill. You want to spend as much time as you can working on individual drills working on dropping and moving on the run. The drill is to have 4 cones setup in a square. The first leg the qb does a 5 step drop then runs to his right for 6 yards then forward for 6 yards, then to his left for six yards. Make sure during the drill the QB’s eyes are up and looking downfield.

Quarterback Drill Number Three- The Box Drill

Have the Quarterback with football in a throwing motion jump in a clockwise motion in a one yard box. Have him do this drill 5 times. You can change the drill and make it more challenging by having the qb do cross jumps instead of a box.

Quarterback Drill Number Four- Line Drill

Have the qb use a football field line and have him jump over it back and forth as fast as he can for 20 seconds with two feet. Then do the same drill with just his left foot. Then the same drill with his right foot.

These are 4 great Quarterback footwork drills to improve his quickness.

If you have any questions or comments, please send me an email that can be found at my website listed below.

Todd Krueger is a former NFL Quarterback that was a 8th round draft pick in 1980 by the Buffalo Bills. He also played with the Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Wranglers in the USFL.

He now run a football coaching website called footballtools.

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Some of the Quarterbacks I have trained are:

Jordan Reed #11 Ranked QB on Rivals website under Dual Quartback. . . . . Bryr Renner #16 Ranked attending North Carolina. . . . . Tajh Boyd # 4 Ranked QB atending West Virginia. . . . . Tom Savage #3 Ranked QB attending Rutgers. . . . . Danny O’Brien # 37 Ranked QB attending Maryland. . . . . Sean Schroeder # 43 Ranked QB attending Duke. . . . . Mike Orloff Goveners Acadamy, Byfield MA, Rising Junior. . . . . Chris Laviono, Brooksville, NY, Top 8th Grader in New York

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Team Slogans For Track and Field – Urge Runners to Go the Distance

At any given track meet, the team slogans on the back of most team’s warm up suits are often as hilarious as they are motivational. Fans can expect to see anything from, “Run like you stole something” to, “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. ” Where on earth do these slogans come from, who approves them, and what is behind the major attitude displayed on the backs of so many teams? Team slogans for track and field are often funny, attitude laden and tough as nails. Let us get to the bottom of this athletic slogan trend.

Who Comes Up with These Things?

Team slogans for track and field are largely generated from the track team members themselves. Sometimes the team will think up a slogan for the entire season. On the other hand, sometimes a special slogan will be generated for a special meet or important occasion. Sometimes the team slogans are aimed at the other team, such as, “You can hide but you can’t run. ” These slogans are meant to intimidate their opponents and give them an edge on the race. Other slogans are generated to foster team pride, such as, “The pride you gain is worth the pain. ” No matter what the slogan’s aim, the fact that the whole team wears the same slogan on their backs is a unifying force that gives the team a sense of solidarity and helps them to function as one unit.

Who Approves the Slogans?

Often, the coach of any given track team is required to approve the team slogan before it goes to print. Team slogans for track and field do not undergo any censorship at the hands of track meet judges but the basic rules of propriety are enforced by their own coaches back at home. Sometimes, parents will be outraged by slogans that coaches let sneak by. In this case, the final say is the coaches but a parent can take the matter up with the head of athletics at their child’s school and if they do not feel that their voice has been heard, they can take the matter up with the school board or the PTA. Teams have been known to squeak through the censors with slogans such as, “Strap on a Pair”, but that is none too common an occurrence.

What is Behind a Slogan?

Team slogans for track and field are meant to express the spirit of each individual team. Most team slogans portray a team of runners that is willing to push past the pain, into victory. Some teams use their slogans to express a little bit of sass intermingled with their grit as with the team who’s t-shirts boasted, “Our mascara runs faster than you. ” Some teams wax philosophical with their team motto, such as the team who boasts the slogan, “The oxen is slow but the earth is patient. ” Perhaps this team has the strategy of confusing their opponent runners with their confusing slogan, and distracting them from the race at hand.

Ian Pennington is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about team slogans
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Using Furosemide As a Pre Contest Diuretic

One of the final stages of preparation before a bodybuilding physique contest is to remove subcutaneous water from just below the skin in the body. This in done through the use of saunas, water deprivation, and most commonly, diuretics.

A diuretic is a supplement that forces the body to very quickly urinate several pounds of fluid from the body, usually within 2 to 5 hours. Diuretics are used to allow the bodybuilder to display muscle striations and veins usually hidden. Long-term or extreme use of diuretics can lead to organ failure or death. Caution should always be taken, and never without the supervision of a physician.

Furosemide is a common potassium-sparing diuretic used by bodybuilders. One 40 mg pill usually results in a 5-pound fluid loss within 2 to 4 hours. Furosemide is marketed under a wealth of brand names, including Aisemide, Beronald, Desdemin, Discoid, Diural, Diurapid, Dryptal, Durafurid, Errolon, Eutensin, Frusetic, Frusid, Fulsix, Fuluvamide, Furesis, Furix, Furo-Puren, Furosedon, Hydro-rapid, Impugan, Katlex, Lasilix, Lasix, Lodix, Lowpston, Macasirool, Mirfat, Nicorol, Odemase, Oedemex, Profemin, Rosemide, Rusyde, Salix, Trofurit, Urex, and Frudix.

Furosemide is classified as a loop agent. Not only will it cause water and potassium loss, but also depletes the body of sodium and chloride. There is a very fine line between the electrolytes that regulate the heart. One would be better advised to take 20mgs at a time allowing 4 to 5 hours before taking the next dose. One must ensure that the first dose has worn off before starting another. An ideal plan might be to take 100mg Furosemide daily for 3-5 days prior to the show, giving the body a more gradual reduction of subcutaneous water, and allowing the bodybuilder to retain more intracellular water. If a ‘flattening-out’ effect occurs, the bodybuilder should consume small amounts of water with a few carbs, drawing water back into the muscle group. Alternatively, many athletes choose to use diazyde as a water-cutting agent.

Water depletion is risky business. Many top professional and amateur bodybuilders have retired due to kidney failure, which is directly related to diuretic abuse and water deprivation. Although absolutely required for any level of bodybuilding success, it is often the least-studied aspect of pre-contest training, which is ironic, as it is the aspect, which can have the most long-term negative effects on health. Do your homework, work with someone experienced in this arena, and remember that health always comes first.

Dane Fletcher is the world’s most prolific bodybuilding and fitness expert and is currently the executive editor for BodybuildingToday.com. If you are looking for more bodybuilding tips or information on weight training, or supplementation, please visit http://www.BodybuildingToday.com
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The Popularity of Manchester United FC

Manchester is the third largest city in England and is home to one of its biggest clubs. Manchester United is an established giant of English football with a rich history covering more than a hundred years. The team play in red shirts and the club nickname is the Red Devils which is reflected in the club badge which features a devil.

The popularity of Manchester United FC knows no bounds. It is a well known English club but is also famous all over the world. Football fans in many countries wear replica shirts and other merchandise that bears the club badge and the team colours. The club is well known and respected in all four corners of the globe by anyone with a love of football.

The club plays at Old Trafford which is located in the city of Manchester and is one of the better stadiums in English football. It is also known as the theatre of dreams. The ground has a capacity of over 76,000 and there is a waiting list for season tickets such is the huge demand.

The Munich disaster in 1958 cruelly robbed the club of eight of its players. This tragedy was felt by football fans worldwide that sympathised with the clubs loss. The team at that time had an average age of just 22 and was affectionately known as the Busby babes. The team was rebuilt and went on to enjoy success in the next ten years winning the FA Cup, the League Title and the European Cup.

Many famous players have played for Manchester United FC. These include the enigmatic George Best who was one of the games most skilful players yet did not fulfil his true potential. Bobby Charlton survived the Munich disaster and went on to become an ambassador for the club and Denis Law was one of the few players to play for both Manchester clubs.

Under the guidance of long serving manager Alex Ferguson the club had one of its most successful seasons in 1999 by winning the treble. This was unprecedented and involved winning the Premiership, the FA Cup and the Champions League. The latter involved a night of high drama with the club coming back from a goal down to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 and be crowned kings of Europe.

Manchester United FC continues to be a popular club at home and abroad. The club continues to be successful by winning a number of trophies. The ultimate aim will be to once again taste success in Europe by winning the Champions League. This is the ultimate test for one of the biggest football clubs in Europe and the world.

The author contributes to the English Football Blog website. This is a popular Soccer Blog that provides football news and comment. It covers the premiership and the English football scene in general. He is also the owner of the Soccer Wealth website. This is a Football Betting Tips service that offers profitable football predictions, tips and advice. Information is provided on domestic, European and international matches.