- PSP Events Hires Damien Thareau as Event ManagerPosted 2 days ago
- PSP Pro Divisions to Shoot 10.2 BPS in 2014Posted 6 days ago
- Damage and Impact to Play WCPPL Pro/Open Division + 2014 DatesPosted 14 days ago
- Upton 187 Crew and Fox4 Paintball Sign with G.I. Sportz for 2014Posted 14 days ago
- Edmonton Impact Signs Timothy “Raney” Stanczak for 2014Posted 26 days ago
- WCPPL to Add Pro/Open Division in 2014Posted 37 days ago
- Sources: Houston Heat to Lose More Players, Monville, George, Woodley and BouchezPosted 40 days ago
- Timothy “Raney” Stanczak and Tampa Bay Damage Part WaysPosted 43 days ago
- American Paintball League (APL) to Debut in 2014, Shawn Walker Speaks about New Pro Paintball LeaguePosted 44 days ago
- Major Losses for Houston Heat: Edwards, Fedorov, Kniazev, SolnishkovPosted 47 days ago
Ecuador, The Middle of the Earth
- Updated: May 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Hey guys I am sorry I haven’t been able to write this article earlier. I have been very busy catching up with everything from my past few trips. I recently got the opportunity to visit Ecuador for my second time and had a blast.
I want to give thanks to Gazzu Hidalgo, who put on that event. He did an amazing job as usual and paintball is definitely growing in South America. They had six more divisional teams then they did the previous year. We had the opportunity to play at a mall owned by one of the kids dads who plays on the team. The event went very smoothly and the players are definitely getting better. I taught a clinic the day before the event with a turnout of about 15-20 players. The competition is definitely growing down there and the players are getting better and better.
The tournament went great and we ended up taking 2nd place against a team called Tsunami which guested Ryan Greenspan. After the tournament I did one of the most scariest and funnest things I have ever done on a trip. We got to experience the highest zip line in Ecuador which was 4500 meters up across an enormous valley gorge. It was the coolest thing I have ever done! I felt like a hawk hunting up that high up in the air. After that we went to Frederico which over looks the whole city of Quito. The view at the top of the cable car was breath taking. I always have a great time down in South America because all of the people are so nice, the food is amazing, and I love teaching clinics down there to help grow our sport.
I can’t wait to go back and I think the next event is in Peru. Hopefully I can climb Machu Picchu which has been on my bucket list for quite some time.