Finishing up packing in Northern California to be on my way back to Los Angeles tomorrow and took a look through the video and photos from last weekend at Bacci Mountain 2014. All of the shots below (besides the group photo) are screen captures from videos.
Find more photos from Pakalolo here: http://goo.gl/e0Rmne
Our Bacci Mountain 2014 open and stock class pump event took place August 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Northern California. We had about 20 people, most arriving on Friday night or Saturday morning and staying through the weekend.
I arrived a week early to start preparing and working on the courses.
We started on saturday with open class pump played on the bottom brush course followed by the more open top junk course.
The top course is situated around the top of a hill with our water tank on one side and junk everywhere else. We typically just split to random teams for each game and when possible flip sides or rematch a few games with the same teams. On this course the dangers include Rattle snakes, bees, glass, and sharp pieces of metal.
Tim Firpo of Paintball Tek holding the bottom south edge of the course on saturday with his Palmerized Sniper 2.
The top course pretty much focuses on who can hold the top corner “L” of cars. If you can sweep the top “L” then you can flank the other side easily. In the photo above, Jacob and Craig are rolling around the edge, just after taking out Chris at the corner “Station wagon.”
Arlyn showing the function of his 12 gram drop out Stock on the top course. The stock is similar to a lever 12 gram changer but he uses his shoulder to actuate the 12 gram cartridge. I think I recorded this on Saturday?
Find two videos with Arlyn here http://goo.gl/EAuTF3 and here http://goo.gl/jyU688
After playing Saturday we had a decent sized pot luck with various meats and then sat around the campfire as DJ Icon played the hottest beats from his Samsung super phone.
Fire master Pat refilled our Hobo burn barrel and transient Jorge Cervantez rocks out to the sick DJ Icon beats. For some reason DJ Icon mostly played “The Black Knight 2000” over and over and over and over and over…..?
Sunday we had a smaller group with players constantly rotating in and out of play. We started on the upper course and then moved down to the lower course as Pakalolo couldn’t make up his mind about what course to play.
On Sunday the stock games moved really quickly with a lot of action. The bunkers on the lower course are positioned so close that it’s impossible to see an opponent until they are practically on top of you.
One technique / trick shot used on the close quarter combat friendly lower course is the disarm shots which is when you bunker a player from 2 feet away, shoot them in the hand and they drop their paintgun.
Jorge Cervantez modified this trick shot to the close quarter boob shot, tagging ANT Linda from only several feet away.
I also recorded a few short videos with players. In the shot above, Vince talks about the course and his ghost.
Pat talked about his new Carter Machine Duck and Dave photo bombs him.
Dave talks about stock and pump play in Sac and his newer Palmer’s Super Stocker.
My preferred open class pump of choice for hopper play is my Pyre so I was excited to get Craig (of Palmer’s Pursuit Shop) to talk about the Pyres he’s built in the last 7 or so years.
Luke just picked up his super custom Pyre last month and when we tried to film a shooting video last week my camera crapped out so we recorded another shooting video on the lower course on Sunday.
Afterwards I talked to Tina, Michael, Jacob and Robbie Robbins about where they play in the Bay Area and their thoughts on the courses.
Thanks to everyone who came and hope to see all of your and other again next year!
On Sunday night ANT Linda recorded a few safety briefings with help from Firpo and Jorge. Don’t get Drilled with a hot Round!