People are always asking me how to get better at balling. I always tell them
to go out to a commercial field where there are a lot of experienced players
and to play those guys. For the timid, that route never seems to get taken. You
can’t get better without getting beat down.
An alternative, though not as effective, is to watch other players or to
check out an instructional how-to tape. Marty Bush Paintball just came out with
a new DVD series beginning with the first one called The Basics.
Marty Bush Paintball is a new enterprise created by Marty Bush. For those of
you that don’t know Marty Bush, let me tell you, he was an assassin to the
word. A straight up killer that would turn your goggles into orange with one
shot and humiliate you in front of all the (or lack of) spectators. Marty was
winning tournaments while the kids on Dynasty were still in diapers. If you
admire the play of Oliver Lang, you can thank Marty for his aggressive style.
His history dates mainly with the old Ironmen when Bob Long and Dave
Youngblood Dehaan played on the team (now the LA Ironmen of the NXL). The
Ironmen of old were the base model of controlled aggression and winning events.
Marty was a huge leader on that team, retiring at the top of his game after
winning both series title and the World Cup in 2000. To win both Cup and the
series title was unheard of until the SC Ironmen did it. There have also been
many offers of coaching from other high profile teams.
Marty starts off the video with a little history about himself and gives
tips on what gear to get, what to look for in a marker, shooting, how to
one-ball and how to move. The Basics is really what it states. Everything that
Marty brings up is the basic knowledge and skills that a baller needs to build
a firm foundation on.
Watching the DVD, you get to open a window to catch a small glimpse of the
knowledge that Marty has from his 18 years of balling. Even for me, this instructional
DVD held my attention and the attention of the other experienced ballers that
watched it with me. Everyone agreed that they learned something new. I hope the
whole series is this informative, and so far I give it two thumbs up.
For more information visit Marty's Web site at www.martybushpaintball.com.