I would highly suggest that this not be a substitute for the DVD. There are many important tips and tricks that dynasty goes over that are not covered here. This was only meant to help as a quick reference guide.
I just got done watching Dynasty Dysected for the second time, and wanted to fill everyone in on some drilling and points I thought that could help the newer and more experienced players on a team. It is also a lot easier to read a guide to formulate a practice than try to remember everything from a DVD. I would highly suggest picking up the DVD to watch before reading this guide, as there are a lot of little tips and pointers that have been left out. Good luck, and hope this helps!
Proper Gun Positioning:
1. To hold your gun correctly, simply touch the back of your gun to your nose, effectively centering the gun between your eyes.
2. If you fail to do this, you will lean out with your marker first, therefore, your opponent will see you before you can see him, and give him the edge.
This drill will help you with your accuracy during any possible game situation.
1. Set up an obstacle course around the field with objects of varying size.
2. Set up first object about twenty yards away from you.
3. Assign field positions that need to be taken to make the shots on the targets.
4. Some of the objects can be placed in locations that require you to bunker them out.
5. You must hit the object with one shot before moving on, the point of this drill is accuracy, not volume, so paint consumption is minimal.
6. You can procede through the course at whatever pace you deem necessary.
Snap shooting is a key fundamental in tournament paintball. One of the points of our previous snap shooting drills that has been frowned upon was the fact that it A. took up a lot of paint. and B. you could shoot as much as you want. C. therefore, many of the hits were based on luck, and not skill. With this drill technique, precision accuracy is nurtured, as well as minimal paint consumption.
1. Too many players choose to kneel down, even when there is a choice where they can effectively play on their feet.
2. The standing position gives you a better center of gravity for balance and movement.
3. Notice how Fraige's upper body is one solid piece, including his marker. Shoulders are square with your opponent, and knees bent.
4. This is the proper stance, your legs are much stronger than your arms, so let them do all the work.
5. Notice how his marker aim stays straight, do not lower your gun, or move it from the proper gun holding position. You should never have to reposition your marker. Use your legs to make all the adjustments.
6. Not only is this more effective in actual snap shooting, but it will allow you to quickly take advantage of any possible window of oppurtunity that can happen to make a move and gain a better position on the field. Remember, speedball is in fact, fast, and if you have to take one extra second to get to your feet because you were on your knees, your chance could be gone, or you could end up with a paintball to the face.
Snap Shooting Individual Drill
This is to improve snap-shooting, as well as timing.
1. Take a target object, like a paint box or a cone, and place it beside a bunker.
2. You should be behind a bunker 10-15 feet away from target object.
3. Shoot the target object using the one-ball check-in rule. This means you must check yourself into the bunker every time you make a shot.
Snap Shooting Teamate Drill
1. You and your opponent take standing positions at similar bunkers about 10-15 feet away from each other.
2. You can ONLY use the one-ball check in rule.
3. However, you decide when to take the shot, you can remain outside of your bunker for as long as you want, posting up on your opponent, but once you take that one shot, you must check back into the bunker.
4. An element that can help this drill seem more like a real game situation is to run to your bunkers first. This means that your heart will be pounding, and that you will need to rely on the conditioning these drills to provide, to take over.
5. When you eliminate your opponent, end the drill, and start again.
6. You can cycle in your entire team, winner stays on.
One thing to keep in mind is the shape of your bunker. You want to keep the smallest profile possible, so work with the edge of the bunker as a guideline. When playing behind an angled bunker, like a doritio or home plate, try to keep your gun angled with the angle of the bunker. Stay in control of your elbows, and your loader.
Running and Shooting
Running and gunning has become one of the most important skills a tournament paintballer can possess in modern day speedball. It is an effective technique to know for front, mid, and back players. One of the easiest ways to eliminate an opposing front player, is to have your front player shooting at the other. This is known as jousting.
1. One on One drill.
2. Each player must run to a designated 40 yard line bunker, the same one for each jouster.
3. Each player will run with their marker up, and attempting to elimate the other player before they can reach the designated bunker.
Four Corners Drill
1. Split your team into 2 groups and take opposing corners across the field.
2. One at a time, take a player to run down the full length of the field, shooting at the opposing player. Do not slow down.
3. Keep a steady pace, and it doesnt matter how many times you get hit, just keep running till you get the end.
4. Repeat with the rest of the team.
Posting Up & Wrapping
Posting up gives you the ability to control your opponents position. Posting usually starts off with some form of snapping gun battle, where you gain the edge and are out and in control of your opponent. You can either continue to blast away at your opponent, containing him, or you can wait and try to bait him out, and blast him in the face (a technique I personally enjoy using).
Continually being able to control your opponent by posting will give you another key oppurtunity known as wrapping. By posting up on one opponent, you create an opening from which you can wrap. Wrapping will often allow you to create new angles on your opponents positions across the field. Wrapping is typically done on the tape line positions, where you only need to worry about one opponent to control while you look to wrap. This will also be effective in allowing you or another teamate in moving up safetly.
Posting requires a degree of accuracy and patience. You are essentially tricking your opponent into thinking you are looking elsewhere. When your opponent realizes you have stopped shooting at him, he will eventually expose himself to attempt to take back the advantage and posting back up on you. So be patient and wait for the shot to present itself.