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Old 06-06-2012, 12:19 AM #1
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Tips on going pro?

Was wondering if you guys had any tip's for going pro?

Like how long did it take you?

How hard did you work?

What is it like being a professional paintballer?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:18 PM #2
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Tips... Play as much as you can. Don't waste money on gun upgrades, or cool apparel, just get a solid gun, that could be a used gun from 03/04/05 or something like a Drone/Axe, it doesn't need to be the best, just reliable and a gun that you are comfortable with. Once you have a nice thermal mask, a decent hopper and tank, spend every penny you can on paint and practice.

I personally have been playing for 12 years, so it took me 10 years, a decade of playing before I made it to the pro ranks. It varies for different guys on our team. Some just went pro this year, others have been at it for a few years.

I would say that I worked really hard for about 5 years, practicing every weekend, playing as many local events as possible and a national event here and there. This was when I really built my core skills and fundamentals. Then for about 3 years it was mostly just trying to play big fun events, and weekly practice. But when I have the opportunity, I try to play 3 times a week, with at least one of those days for drills.

What is it like? Fulfilling to have achieved a dream, stressful because it's not a lavish lifestyle. But it's the most fun I've ever had and I look forward to the seasons to come.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:04 PM #3
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Thanks for the info , is playing paintball in the pro enough to live off of? Or would you have to do another Job along with paintball.
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It depends on a lot of different things. Mostly how/who funds your team. But I personally have a part time job as well. Just keep playing man, and play some more.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:49 AM #5
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Thanks again for the information it's great and you answers all my questions great! Can't wait for the Next up coming season to watch you guys play.Good luck.

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You're more than welcome. I appreciate it man. We'll be at NPPL DC and NPPL Vegas so hopefully they'll have a webcast for you to follow.
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Made a little video with Hailey answering that very questions
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