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Paintball Without the Y

Paintball Without the Y

By Cherry Rich

This is an all female hosted paintball podcast. Ladies talking about the sport they love, weekly. Don’t worry, boys are allowed! This season we cover a wide range of topics: pit falls of the industry, playing in a post covid-19 world, paintball photography, events, sponsors, and much more! Enjoy paintball, with a feminine flair that is rarely represented. Who run this muther?!?! You guessed it... girls.
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Why aren’t there female NXL pros?
Why aren’t there female NXL pros?
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
On this month’s episode, the ladies want to tackle an issue that’s been discussed since the announcement of the WNXL. It’s been mentioned on paintball forums and Facebook groups. Many paintballers have been asking the question, “Why can’t women just earn their way into the already existing pro circuit within the NXL?” Well the ladies on Paintball Without the Y have their opinions on the matter, but we wanted to hear what the already existing male pros had to say about it. These pros have been through the process and know what it takes to go pro… so what do they believe is the answer to the question, “Why haven’t more females broken into the USA pro circuit of paintball?” Hear what they have to say, and what we think of their responses! Tune into this month’s episode, or miss out!
01:00:04
March 11, 2022
Year of the girl?
Year of the girl?
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On this month’s installment of Paintball Without the Y, we speak to Brittney Vang about playing the first ever WNXL event, being named MVP of said event, and the upcoming Women’s 3v3 Open being held at Paintball Fit this February. Is it just us, or is everything coming up ladies? We are so here for it! Listen in, or miss out!
56:39
December 28, 2021
WNXL’s Pro League
WNXL’s Pro League
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On this month’s episode, the ladies discuss WNXL’s Pro League. Pros, cons, and the overall impression given by the presentation at Chicago NXL meeting. We don’t know what is in store for the future of this league, but we sure are excited! Listen in, or miss out!
52:18
November 10, 2021
Texas Cup: The XTPL Series
Texas Cup: The XTPL Series
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On this month’s episode, the ladies discuss the Texas Cup event held at Paintball Fit, with special guests Christina Fire and Brittney Vang. Brittney jumped into the deep in for her first event! She’s ranked D6 and slid into a relatively open ranked event. Christina was also playing with fire, pun intended, as she is ranked D5 and this would be her first time playing against teams that didn’t mirror her ranking. The ladies will talk about their overall experience at the event, how they adjusted to the demands of the Paintball Ladies squad, and their favorite moments on the field. Listen in, or miss out!
52:38
August 05, 2021
Speedball Formats
Speedball Formats
In this episode, the ladies discuss the speedball formats of Xball, 5-man, and 3 man. What is the difference, what do we prefer, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each! Listen in, or miss out!
44:25
July 07, 2021
 Paintball and the Movies
Paintball and the Movies
On this episode of Paintball Without the Y, the ladies host the extremely talented director, Dan Napoli! We talk paintball, Hollywood, and the train wreck that occurs when they mingle too closely. Napoli discusses the missteps that have been taken, and the respect ALL films, even bad ones, deserve. The Best Kids in Texas veteran had some wisdom to share in regards to the future of paintball in the cinema. All this and more in the 12th episode of Paintball Without the Y. Listen in, or miss out!
52:43
January 14, 2021
Return to the Ultimate Shootout
Return to the Ultimate Shootout
On this week’s episode, we return to the Ultimate Shootout with fresh eyes. Our guests include the first ever winner of the women’s division, Nicole Gates, the brainchild of the event, Jel Stewart, and Team USA’s Alexis Lazer! We discuss the layout, buzzer blindness, gosports giving us feelings, and our overall experience playing this unique event. Listen in or miss out!
56:38
July 16, 2020
Never have I ever!
Never have I ever!
On this week’s episode, the ladies play a popular drinking game. Special guests Kendal and Bri join in on the fun, as we partake in several rounds of paintball inspired “never have I ever”! The responses may surprise you, they certainly surprised us. Listen in, or miss out!
59:34
July 04, 2020
Paintball Ladies: Making an Impact
Paintball Ladies: Making an Impact
Mike Mayo, founder of the Paintball Ladies organization/brand joins us on this week’s episode. We discuss how Paintball Ladies went from a social media page, to a team with a World Cup NXL podium under their belts. What inspired Mike to make the page and build a roster that could go the distance? What does the future hold for the Ladies? Listen in, or miss out!
54:16
June 26, 2020
Bea Youngs: A Player’s Destiny
Bea Youngs: A Player’s Destiny
On this week’s episode, Bea Youngs discusses the ins and outs of her organization Destiny. Find out how she got started in the sport, what it takes to keep a global organization like Destiny running, and what makes this paintballer tick! Listen in, or miss out!
01:06:01
June 21, 2020
The Ultimate Shootout
The Ultimate Shootout
On episode 9, Jel Stewart walks the ladies through an one of a kind 1v1 event! The Ultimate Shootout is unique and unforgiving! Find out what makes this event so different from a typical one on one paintball experience. Listen in, or miss out!
01:00:07
June 12, 2020
Female perspectives
Female perspectives
On this week’s episode, Cherry, Cyndi, and Lauren discuss their experiences in the sport and casual observations they’ve made throughout the years spent on the field. Unexpected perks, unspeakable rumors, and unpredicted speed bumps come together to make each woman’s paintball experience unique. Listen in, or miss out!
57:20
May 30, 2020
The Paintball Pinups: the building of a brand
The Paintball Pinups: the building of a brand
On this week’s episode, we take an in-depth look at the Paintball Pinups brand. From a seemingly impractical idea to reality. How did the players become involved? Where do the ideas and shoot concepts come from? How is it funded? All this and more on this week’s episode! Tune in, or miss out.
01:12:39
May 22, 2020
Whatever Wednesday 4/29
Whatever Wednesday 4/29
On this week’s episode, the ladies answer questions provided by our fans! How did everyone meet? What gear do you swear by? What are your hobbies outside of paintball, just to name a few. It’s whatever! Listen up, or miss out!!!
01:00:07
April 30, 2020
Paintball photography
Paintball photography
On this week’s episode, the ladies talk to two photographers who work in different realms of the paintball industry. Damon works exclusively with the Paintball Pinups, creating photographs for all their paintball products. Josh, of Yosh Designs, works in the trenches, capturing players in action at events and practices. These two styles, while different, have quite a bit of common ground. Join us as we talk technique, “exposure bucks”, and more! Tune in or miss out!
01:04:51
April 22, 2020
Modeling within the sport of paintball!
Modeling within the sport of paintball!
On this week’s episode, the ladies tackle the, sometimes tabu, topic of modeling and playing paintball. Special guests are Kaitlyn “Giggles” Riggs and Lauren “Baby-hands” Salinas. Tune in, or miss out!
01:01:46
April 16, 2020
All Female Paintball Teams
All Female Paintball Teams
On this episode of Paintball Without the Y, the ladies tackle the subject of all female paintball teams. Coaching them, playing for them, the struggles and joys of competing alongside one another; nothing is off limits. Join us for a feminine twist on this male dominated sport.
57:56
April 09, 2020