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  1. Woodsball shoes....for broad feet

    28 September 2011 - 06:17 AM

    I know that this post won't be useful to most Woodsballers, but for the percentage that have broad feet like I do, this will be invaluable. There are a whole range of shoes out there that are great for Woodsball, but if you have broad feet, and particularly if you wear orthotics, getting good Woodsball shoes that fit is an uphill battle. Since I know how frustrating it can be for people with broad feet, I thought I'd help out.

    I've tried an endless variety of different shoes, and most of them were great, but just too narrow - particularly across the forefoot. Then I came across Keen Footwear -


    I think the person who designed them might've been a podiatrist, physiotherapist, or something along those lines. Keen Footwear are especially suited for broad feet and orthotic inserts. When I tried them on, there wasn't a similar shoe that felt anything like them, in terms of comfort and fit. They are designed so that they they don't taper inwards near the forefoot and toes, and this is great if you have broad feet. They also have great toe protection, in case of rocks and boulders. I also like their tread patterns.

    But if you're looking for a more lightweight trail running shoe, then the best sports shoes I've ever worn by far are Asics. I've had shin splints in the past, and now I wear orthotics, but no other brand of sports shoes (that come in a 4E With) come close to Asics. As well as owning a set of Keens, I also own a pair of Asics Gel Kahana's -


    If you have normal/narrow feet, then there probably are a whole heap of different brands and models that are every bit as good (if not better) than the ones I've mentioned here. But if you have wide feet and need a 4E Width, then these are the best I've come across. One more thing, while cleats/sprigs are ideal for grassed speedball fields, you're asking for trouble if you wear them in the woods; the moment you step on anything hard, you'll end up on your @ss (if you're lucky).

    Just my 2 cents worth.
  2. Custom spray painting your marker - Primers?

    27 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

    At some stage fairly soon, I'm likely to get myself a paintball marker (most likely a BT) that I want to custom spray paint in camouflage colours. I've seen numerous clips that people have uploaded online showing how to do it, but all the spray paints used are American brands (mainly Krylon) which are not easily available in Australia. I'm already 99% sure which spray paints I intend to use, so paints and colours are not the issue here; it's primer(s) and preparation where I need some advice. I've made some previous inquiries in Forums, and all the replies I get don't give me any advice in regards to what primer(s) I should use - providing brand names of spray paint only available in America, or telling me to get it professionally coated, isn't the information I'm looking for.
    Considering the number of people who have custom spray painted their Woodsball Markers, there must be some people who have experience on what sort of primer(s) to use.
  3. Certain types of Woodsball videos?

    09 August 2009 - 05:59 AM

    I'm looking for Woodsball clips in some mega dense forest areas, under canopy. Not talking about a few trees here and there, with the occasional bush. I'm talking about deep, dark green canopy, loads of ferns, pines, deadfall, fallen trees, all that jazz. Thick, thick, thick. Kinda like this:



    I'm more looking for temperate/alpine fields, more so than tropics. Surely there must be some fields about that have that sorta thing? Any clips like that? I'd appreciate it.


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