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Friday, April 30, 2010

Sawyer Sighting

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Monday, April 26, 2010

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

2 AWESOME Pics from HB 2010 - Thanks to Jeff Stinson

Found new pics

From here and there - pictures we found - Top Left, Sawyer at WCPPL. Top Right, Dad and Sawyer walking of the field at WCPPL after the Quarter Final loss. Middle Left, Sawyer pushing up at HB 2010. Middle Right, Sawyer's back after RPL #2 in Las Vegas. Bottom, RPL Finals bracket.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RPL Event #2 in Las Vegas at Combat Zone - Wrap Up


Top Left, Max'd Kidz getting their 2nd Place trophy. Top Right, Sawyer and Dan after the Kingman Training event. Middle Left, Rich Telford playing with a Kingman Training pistol. Middle Right, the Smith boys in cool hats after the event. Bottom Left, Kingman Trainging event.

We got 2nd. That just about sums it up. A really good trip and tourney, but not great. 2nd is an accomplishment, but not what we went to Las Vegas for and not as good as we could have done.
Here is a recap -
The RPL Event #2 of the 2010 season was held last weekend, April 17 and 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament was hosted at The Combat Zone, a new field in the Las Vegas area a few minutes past the South Coast Hotel and Casino.
The event drew teams from all over and as expected Vegas area teams were on hand to play. Nevada was well represented by teams like Sucker Punch, Sin City Blackout and Vegas Aces. The usual suspects made the trip from California to play as well; teams like us (Max’d Kidz), Golden State Pirates and G-Squad to name a few.
Sacramento XSV provide the two days of hard labor, or reffing. Thomas Taylor was the field’s head referee. Rich Telford was the ultimate ref and spent a good part of the two days getting yelled at as usual for everything imaginable. Jr. Brown managed to find a spot on the field that had shade a good part of the day and none of the other XSV players seemed to have enough seniority to take it from him.
Shawn Walker had a full RPL crew on hand to run the event and it seemed to go off without a hitch. Start times were almost dead on, as were end times each day.
The event ran a little differently than has been the norm lately, but the old school format seemed well received. The RPL brought back the format of rank mixing meaning that instead of only playing against teams of the same rank in the prelims, teams were evenly paired up to play other ranked teams as well. An example, all the AAA 5 Man teams played against an Open 5 Man team and a AA 5 Man team. Most of the teams found it nice to play up or down a level or two to work on their game. On Sunday, teams only played against their own rank based on seeding.
We did very well in the new format winning both of our games against the Open team we played and winning 2 of 3 games against the AA team we played.
We beat G-Squad in the Finals in the first RPL event of the year and faced them again this time. They won 2 of three against us in the prelims and then again in the Finals which left us with the 2nd place finish. We can’t wait to face them again next month in Event #3.
The Combat Zone ( was a great host of the tournament and were able to showcase their scenario fields as well as a great tournament field. Besides an easy to get to location on Las Vegas Blvd, the new complex also featured a very large player area with 20 or so picnic tables that was all fully shaded, a bar-b-q that was cranking out the dogs, burgers and kabobs as well cold drinks, a really big indoor and fully stocked store for all gear needs and even indoor restroom facilities.
We hosted a small Kingman Training event. Sponsors Kingman Training ( supplied their new Chaser and Eraser pistols to be played with as part of their Next Big Thing Tour. They also provided all the paint and air. We helped players of the event and spectators as well to play one on ones and two on twos in a mini tournament setting and a fun time was had by all. Walker and Telford even got in on the action and went head to head against two of the field owners during a break in the RPL tourney. If you have not had a chance, you really have to shoot these ultra cool pistols. To see where team Max’d Kidz will have the new Kingman Training products available again to try out see the schedule section of their website at or email with questions.
It was nice to see another successful event in the Las Vegas area and hopefully this signals the beginning of resurgence for the sport of paintball in Sin City.

RPL Event #2 more pics and videos too

 - Video of Max'd Kidz winning a game at the tourney - Video of Max'd Kidz running the Kingman Training Next Big Thing Tour at the event - Video of Dan and Melody playing 1 on 1 with the Kingman Training pistols

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NPPL HB wrap up story

Go down a few posts on the blog to see pics and videos. A few things got stuck in between the story and the rest of the cool stuff.

NPPL Event #1 - Huntington Beach Surf City Open - April 2010

Where to start? How about the beginning! On Wednesday we worked out hard preparing for the tourney. Then on Wednesday night we drove up to LA to pick up Thomas Taylor and took him back to our house to spend the night. Sawyer and him spent the night having a slumber party in the living room on the couches talking about the field layout and game strategy for the weekend. On Thursday we headed up to HB to register and walk the fields and spend some playing in the surf. But first, Thomas and Sawyer played some paintball on the Play Station. Thursday was a very early night as we had to be at the fields to play the next day, Friday, at 7:07 for our first game.

Friday morning came really early – 4:10 am. We were out of the house after getting dressed and eating by 4:30 am and were walking our gear to the player’s area in total darkness by 5:30 am. Here is a quick run down of our games –

Game 1 we won with 3 alive. Game 2 was against our friends from Las Vegas, Sucker Punch and the game ran out of time, but Dad did grab the flag. Game 3 we totally let down. It was against the Hawaiian Tropix 2 team. We love these guys and they have gotten a lot better since the last time we played them, but we should have beat them and instead they rolled over us. Hats off to them for being more prepared for this game than us. This is a game that would come back to haunt us when the weekend was ending. Game 4 we got rolled. Game 5 we ran out of time again, both teams keeping 2 alive with no flag grab. Game 6 we won. To our disadvantage, we were the only team who had 6 games Friday. All the other teams had 5. But we still could have played better and should have played better. The rest of Friday we spent at the trade show (Sawyer in the Kingman Training tent) and in the VIP area (very fun).

Saturday was a good sleep in day and we didn’t get to the fields till noon. Again we hung out in the trade show and watched a bunch of games until we played at 5. Saturday we needed a win and a tie to advance. We played 2 strong games. First, getting a tie with the flag pull as time expired. That meant our 2nd game was going to be huge. We played a great game. But time expired again. We missed the Sunday cut by 18 points. A flag pull is worth 20. This was the first Sunday the team had ever missed in 6 tournaments and it stung a lot. We finished the prelims with a 2-2-4 record. 2 wins, 2 losses, 4 ties and we got flag pulls in two ties. Only the top 3 seeds had less losses, but the ties killed us. We needed 1 more win. The good news is we were real tough to beat with only 2 losses and 4 ties. The bad news is we couldn’t win, with only 2 wins and 4 ties. By the time the games were over it was pretty much time to head home – well, at least for Sawyer. He was bent and headed home with mom while Melody and I headed out to hang with the Rockstar crew.

Sunday we headed back to the fields to pit for Infamous. They had made it thru to Sunday with the #1 seed again and a 6-1-1 record with the flag pull in their tie. Sawyer didn’t come. Did I mention he was bent. We had 7 guys on our squad and we pulled him for the last game. His replacement played awesome, staying alive the whole game and holding it down from back center, but Sawyer still wanted in. He felt they could have won with him in. I love his sense of drive and confidence. 6 months ago he would have asked for the sub with a game on the line. Now he wants to be the guy to win it. Makes Dad proud. But it was no fun having him mad at me. AND he didn’t come Sunday – not to pit for Infamous – not to do a photo shoot with Guerrilla Air – he said if he wasn’t playing Sunday he shouldn’t be there. Again, he’s getting so competitive and his mindset is getting so strong it makes Dad really proud. He guaranteed me he would be at the fields the following Sunday for the RPL tournament in Las Vegas because the team would be playing on Sunday – LOVE IT!!!

So – we finally got to play HB. Last year for the 2009 event Sawyer wasn’t even playing tournament style paintball and at the event we were walking around as total tourists. Big difference from last year to this year. Can’t wait to see what happens by the 2011 HB.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Top 10 pics of Sawyer and Dad to date - 5 of them

Top Left, Sawyer sneaks down the snake at gets 2 Gs at SC Village 2009. Top Right, Sawyer at the Clone Wars scenario game at Camp P 2009. Middle Left, Sawyer at the Thomas Taylor clinic at Camp P 2009. Middle Right, Sawyer on the breakout NPPL HB 2010. Bottom, Dad playing NPPL HB 2010.

Top 10 pics of Sawyer and Dad to date - 5 more of them

Top Left, Max'd Kidz after their first tournament win at the RPL 2010. Top Right, Sawyer at Toys for Tots tourney 2009. Middle Left, Sawyer playing at Toys for Tots 2009. Middle Right, Sawyer at USPL Las Vegas 2009. Bottom, Sawyer getting into the snake USPL Las Vegas 2009.

JP's Bday pics and Video Links
 - Listen to Sawyer sayin' NIGHT NIGHT SUCKA - YouTube link of da boys playin

Monday, April 12, 2010

Max'd Kidz new jerseys for 2010 are in - They are SWEEEEEEET

NuSkool jerseys for our team, Max'd Kidz for the 2010 season. They were designed by Contract Killer and made by Raza Life for our team and coach, Nicky Cuba. NuSkool is his company.

Sawyer Sez - Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - All the links

Episode #1 - - Sawyer's first episode

Episode #2 - - WCPPL Event #1 wrap up 3.2010

Episode #3 - - Pro player interviews at PSP Arizona 3.2010

Episode #4 - - Trade show interviews at PSP Arizona 3.2010

Episode #5 - "Link Missing-Please check back" On field interview with Sawyer and the entire team at a Max'd Kidz practice at SC Village 2.2010

Episode #6 - NPPL HB wrap up, RPL preview and Sawyer shows off his paintball corner

NPPL HB Videos - Only took 1 video in HB for some reason. Game 7 of our 8 games in the tourney. It was game 1 we played Saturday afternoon.



Top left Sawyer is working his abs the day before HB was starting. Top Right, getting interviewed by in the VIP booth, Middle Right, Todd Martinez cut off part of his finger Thursday night getting our new jerseys ready for the Friday morning games. Bottom Left, Sawyer walks his brothers through ther Infamous autograph line, Bottom Right, Sawyer and Thomas Taylor on the way to HB on Thursday to walk the fields.


Top Left, JRab and JR in the pits. Top Right, Infamous game planning in the pits. Middle Left, Rob from Derder Productions in the Infamous Pit. Middle Right, Travis Lemanski and Brandon in the Infamous tent. Bottom Right, Thomas Taylor and Sawyer playing some NPPL on the Playstation before heading to HB Thursday to walk the fields.


Top Left, Rust Glaze. Top Right, Infamous getting ready to walk on to the field. Middle Left, Nicky and Marcello during the National Anthem. Middle Right, Alex Savino inthe pits. Bottom Left, Nicky in the pits.