Page 1


OLE Krรถger


2014

B I T B U R G E uro pean Masters

Certain segments of paintball are genuinely more interesting than others, playing wise and from a spectators view. Each game can be broken down into three sections, the start, middle and beloved end. How these sections are played out depends on which team walks out onto the field and what opportunities the layout presents to them. Usually we see an eager and well thought out start followed by a somewhat slower pace of play and a highly satisfying end game. With Bitburg not being usual this year, except for the great atmosphere, food and weather, we see a lot of teams vexed over how the field limited their play. A dreadful feeling and experience but certainly not useless, since it makes us all appreciate and realise what high standards we have for how paintball should normally be played. Holding nothing back, making moves and pushing the game to another level.

Cover by MICHAL Kverka


GREETINGS AND

This is a hold up, a stick up, a robbery of heist. Give in and let these artistic crim

MARTIN ONDERKYS FOTOGRAFIE Martin Onderkys

MK PHOTOGRAPHY

Michal Kverka

YILKEE PHOTOGRAPHY Yilkee Lam

ART ROCKERS

David Ogbomo

HEADSHOT MEDIA Stanislav Osipov

BULLITPROOF MONKEY Henrik Lundmarker Jani Andersson


D SALUTATIONS

f some kind, perhaps even a high soceity minals show you their side of the story.

JORDI DE JONGE FOTOGRAFIE Jordi de Jonge

PHOTOMONKEY Ole Kröger

RSHMEDIA Nina Anna

LB PHOTO

Ludovic Basset

GRIP - PAINTBALL MAGAZINE André Garrido

SN PHOTOGRAPHY Sebastian Neukirch


JANI Andersson


MARTIN Onderkys


NINA Anna


One


With age comes wisdom, patience and a better understanding of things. These are crucial to success in life and crucial to success in paintball. The nature of our game is aggressive, forward and fast. Aspects which make us categorise it as extreme, explosive and different. Yet as much as those characteristics define our sport, so do intelligence, communication and patience. We were reminded of that not too long ago in Germany. Where teams with a great deal of talent and expectations saw there potential shoved straight into the dirt, face first. What went wrong they asked was often accompanied by a finger pointing to whatever excuse they could think of. Excuses that might not have been wrong to point out but not right enough to withhold them from victory.


DAVID Ogbomo


DAVID Ogbomo


JORDI de Jonge


ANDRE Garrido


YILKEE Lam


SEBASTIAN Neukirch


JORDI de Jonge


MICHAL Kverka


YILKEE Lam


OLE Krรถger


Two


So what was the key to victory? What made teams rise above the rest? Well they say with great power comes great responsibility, but in this case it was great limitations require a great deal of vigilance. For a team to gain the upper hand in this battle of restriction they were to resort to patience. That and a long breath of air, continuos flow of speech and a cool head during every moment of the game. Whichever team held of their instinctive urges the longest and whichever team remained levelheaded throughout every situation saw the odds turn in their favour. The waiting game was never so exhausting and rewarding at the same time.


JANI Andersson


MARTIN Onderkys


STANISLAV Osipov


JANI Andersson


LUDOVIC Basset


JORDI de Jonge


YILKEE Lam


MICHAL Kverka


Three


Surely there’s a lesson to be learned here, a well deserved slice of wisdom for us paintball enthusiasts to take home and consume, there must be, there ought to be. Saying there is none makes it all so pointless and blue yet the answer you seek is barely any more satisfying. It’s the lesson of becoming fully aware of what it takes to win. Whatever gets thrown at you, no matter what the situation is, whoever’s waiting for you on the other side. You are able to cope, you are able to handle it and eventually turn it into your own. It is the lesson of becoming versatile, adaptive and being prepared to do whatever it takes. Even if it means sitting and shooting at nothing for what feels like an eternity.


OLE Krรถger


SEBASTIAN Neukirch


HENRIK Lundmarker


ANDRE Garrido


JORDI de Jonge


HENRIK Lundmarker


STANISLAV Osipov


LUDOVIC Basset


OLE Krรถger


DAVID Ogbomo


OLE Krรถger


OLE Krรถger


LUDOVIC Basset

Inthemiddle Magazine issue #9  

Photography based paintball magazine

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you