The holiday season is upon us! *Holiday trees are filling the houses with that fresh festive aroma. The smell of a real tree makes the whole house really kick into gear. That smell and look epitomizes the holidays… Well, that and the thought of PRESENTS stuffed under that tree! (And just to note, all religions and beliefs can appreciate a nice smelling tree and everyone can feel compelled to give gifts no matter what the season, so whatever your beliefs are, keep on reading!) Now as we have started to turn our focus on setting up holiday lights, the planning process of what to get our friends and families for this years festivities has also begun. I don’t claim to be an expert on what your loved ones want, but I can tell you from experience what I would want. I know this cause the items below have been tested and used relentlessly by yours truly and these are some of my favorite things that I think ANYONE would love to get!
So, lets have a look at some of my favorite things from some sponsors and some friends! We have a few great picks from the whole spectrum. Whether you like paintball, travel or you just want something casual to look cool in, I have some of the recommendations below for every look and feel! We have gifts from sunglass company William Painter, some super nice travel camera accessories from my friends over at Spivo stick, casual and performance gear from HK ARMY and META Threads, an insanely nice new barrel system from Field One Paintball, my favorite headphones from Bose and of course, all the paintball instruction you can ever want, in person or vitually throught the BKI School of Paintball. Sorry, Rose is not for sale! Enjoy the read!
A Pro Clinic is hands down the best way to improve your game. Hands on teaching will put you leaps and bounds ahead of your competition! If you have the opportunity to go, jump on it!
Pro Paintball Clinic
For over a decade I have been teaching pro clinics around the world to thousands of players of all skill levels. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career, helping to make players better. Whether someone is looking to make it to the next level in their game, gain confidence on and off the field or they just want to come and brush up on some skills to have more fun, a Pro Clinic is the best way to make that happen.
I have taught players from all skill levels and all ages. A dedicated and talented few have not only made it to the pro level, but one player has even played along side of me on Dynasty and won his fair share of championship events with the team. This is a testament to what we teach at these clinics. The Pro Schools are for EVERYONE! I cannot stress the importance of jumping on an opportunity to sign up for one of these events when they come around! Here are some upcoming clinics that I have scheduled for last minute gift shoppers!!!
Check out the Paintball Combine being held in Boston and Florida over the next two months.
I will also be hosting several clinics around the globe and event dates are popping up regularly. Make sure to check up on my Clinics Page regularly to see where I will be, or if you want to book me for a team or a private session, I would be more than happy to help accommodate you!
Signed Dynasty Jersey
Even for Your Little One
Lets kick it off with a great collectors item or the perfect on field wearble! We are all well aware that the HK Army Freeline Jerseys are lightweight, durable and very comfortable. The Dynasty logo on the chest and Greenspan #18 on the back are just icing on the cake. The jerseys are limited in quantity, so if you do want to get ahold of one, just send me an email and I will personally sign seal and mail your new jersey to you!
Do you have a little Dynasty fan in the making? We have just the thing for your baby, or even small pet, to show their Dynasty blue support! Four sizes of baby dragon Dynasty jerseys for your kids or small dog to wear. I think I have even seena pot belly pig in an XL!
You have most likely seen me use all of their accessories in some capacity or another throughout the last few years. The guys over at Spivo have been hitting home run after home run with their travel camera accessories. From the rotating selfie/POV stick, aptly named the Spivo 360, to their versatile Travel Lens and Flexible tri-pod. My personal favorite travel item, the SPIVO Stick was the first of their inventions and I still like this item the best. If you have seen any of my recent videos, you may already know about this must have GoPole for your GoPro or your phone with thier phone mount. The idea is that you can shoot continuous video while narrating and talking, then with the push of a button the camera spins around to show your audience what it is that you are talking about. I am sure that you can understand why I LOVE this product. This makes the editing process much easier. However, I have been using their new travel lens for the last year and it is SO GOOD! It is easy to fit in my pocket and it makes taking pictures a bit better with the wide angle adapter.
OHHHHH and lets not forget this! How about 15% for all orders on Spivo.com with promo code RGSAVEDYOU15
Signature Series Shirts
This section may not be as practical as the previous few suggestions, BUT I think we are all in agreement that we want to look good at all times, right? Well, thanks to my awesome friends over at HK ARMY, I got to design my own signature line of dry fit shirts, practice jerseys and headbands in several distinct styles. My nautical themed blue stripe shirt came after the quasi-successful sailing trip I did a while back. Our ‘Fandango’ red striped crew shirts were such a big hit that, after several requests, I felt compelled to create something new. Although, not guaranteed to make you a skilled sailor, this shirt is still easily guaranteed to make you look the part. Also, a home run for non water affiliated people just as well!
My two new designs are a culmination of years worth of signature series workings. The waves represent my life in the water, while the light grey is a cleaner look at something fun and fashionable. All dry-fit designs are great to play in during hot summer months! Everything is available from HK ARMY and ANS Gear.
In my opinion, these sunglasses are one of the greatest innovations of the modern era. The ability to open bottles with their original pair (for real, check out this video) should go right up there with bluetooth, the iPod and Facebook, and lets not forget about 2013’s cronut (seriously voted Time Magazine’s top 25 inventions in 2013, come on, it was a donut mixed with a croissant…). Let me digress. William Painter, a company started in San Diego by a couple of friends with one great idea has boomed into a stylish sunglass company with some of the most, if not the most, durable sunglasses on the market. These glasses are made from Aerospace grade titanium and have some sort of crazy Japanese Nylon polarized lenses. The glasses are so durable that these guys offer a 100% lifetime guarantee on them! That right there shows their commitment to the quality of these sunnies. There are currently seven styles of glasses offered in various lens colors and now with or without polarized lenses.
Field One Paintball
Acculock Barrel System
The Acculock Barrel Kit is the result of more than a year of design and testing by one of the world’s top professional paintball teams, San Diego Dynasty.
When setting out to create the new Acculock Barrel Kit, Field One Paintball wanted to do something that was different and better than what was already out there. After countless hours in the design room and a strenuous testing program that included an array of paintball formats and environments, we at Field One Paintball have developed a new barrel kit that we think is superior to other products on the market.
Let’s face it, getting one on one time or making it to one of my many clinics around the world isn’t always totally accessible. Â Ideally, you would want to have as much face time with a professional instructor as possible in order to get better at this game. Â Whether you want to make it to the big leagues or just improve your game on the short term in order to gain confidence on the field, the BKI School of Paintballonline course is the way to go! Â With nearly 500 unique pieces of content ranging from instructional tutorials, to in depth game footage breakdowns, to timed video challenges, to tournament field walkthroughs, there is enough instructional material to keep you busy! This is basically a pro clinic in an online course. BKI members also have exclusive access to a private FaceBook page that is monitored by seven of the BKI PROfessors (Pro Coaching staff, myself included). This allows members to post videos for us to dissect or to just ask some questions. Â Members also get the first look at new products and special event releases from the BKI team, like early bird registration to the upcoming BKI Summer Camp in 2019 which was an absolute massive hit last summer!
There is also a free trial membership if you want to test the waters and see how the curriculum is presented!
Noise Cancelling Headphones
I don’t want to say save the best for last or anything cliche like that, but lets just say this may be my most prized possession when I am traveling to and from events! I have been sampling the Bose headset line for the past several years when I fly with American Airlines and I have always wanted a pair for myself. Finally, I picked up a set of their newest bluetooth Quietcomfort 35 Wireless Headphone II and WOWWWOOOWWWOOOHHHHH (that’s a word, I looked it up). It is such a relief to turn these headphones on in a crowded airport, or anywhere with annoying ambient noise and just be able to focus on what you want to focus on. Sometimes, I just have them turned on and I don’t even listen to anything, I just drown out the noise and nap or get involved with a podcast. This is ESPECIALLY helpful when you travel as much as I do and you sit next to a screaming baby, which is going to be happening to me more often nowadays. I actually flew from Tokyo to San Diego one day with twins sitting three seats over from me and they were going absolutely nuclear the whole flight. But you know what, it didn’t faze me one bit! With that said, I think I may even have to pick up another pair for my roommate Kyle as he is about to deal with a screaming baby living in the house with us, my soon to be screaming baby to be exact!