West Coast is the Best Coast
by Stephen "Junior" Brown
Well my first little blog post on Paintball.com ! It’s about time that this website got a kick up the ass and started feeding peoples Paintball needs. As some of you may know I play Paintball for Sacramento XSV and run two Paintball websites of my own, BallersCafe.com and PaintballArizona.com so this should give me some things to talk about. Let’s make my first Paintball.com blog a shameless plug about BallersCafe.com and how all you West Coast Paintballers should be members of the site and keeping up with West Coast ball .
So… to the people that have not checked BallersCafe out let me give you a little insight to BC (BallersCafe). When you first visit the site you will find the main Paintball News, this is west coast and world news . The west coast news is anything that the paintball parks or stores on the west coast have emailed over to us, from local, beginner type events to crazy store sales. The world news is full of everything from gear news to national event news, with a little rumor room thrown in the mix from time to time! The main goal for this section is to give the field and store owners a place to get news out to the west coast. Well, after you have checked that out take a look inside the BC at the forum pages! We have so much going on like newbie question forums, Field and Store forums, west coast league and team forums, gear forums, and the most popular buy/sell/trade forums on the west coast. People love selling or trading to people in the same general area as themselves! They meet up at local paintball parks to get the deal done and even play some paintball together first.
At the end of the day we all love this game and want to see it get bigger and better! Even cost less! So for me BallersCafe is just one of the ways I try and help all you west coast ballers . My goal with these sites is just to promote paintball as much as possible, to get people talking about it and talking to each other. I want nothing more than to see paintball grow and get bigger and better than is already is.
On a side note, I really want to encourage you players out there to support your local stores and fields. Paintball stores these days seem to be dying a slow and painful death, partially due to the economy, but largely due to online stores. Do your research; find out what perks your local stores offer that probably outweigh the couple bucks you might save by purchasing online. And most of all, please don’t assume that everything is cheaper online, because it’s not. These days, more and more manufacturers are setting MAP pricing which means it cannot be advertised for less than a preset dollar amount. This is one of the few things giving stores a fighting chance. Also, remember that shopping locally helps not only that particular business, but there is a trickledown effect for your community as a whole.
Anyway! Take it easy and don’t forget to visit www.BallersCafe.com ;-)