|For those who came here not knowing what you were getting yourself into, you've wandered onto a page dedicated to the sport of paintball. Most of the material here is of a more technical nature and appeals more to experienced players looking for specific information.
If you are new or novice player, or don't know anything about paintball at all, I'd strongly advise you to explore my links page, starting specifically with the very comprehensive and superb Warpig page for general information about the sport.
For the rest of you, I'm Ravi. I've been playing paintball since my Freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University in 1988. While I initially played with groups of other students, I quickly tired of that and really began to learn the sport playing with R.O.K. (Ruthless Over-Kill) at Hamburger Hill - still one of my favorite fields. Since then I've played with many different teams on many different fields with many different paintguns, and I still love the sport as much as I did the very first time. I am an occasional contributor to the rec.sports.paintball newsgroup and have been writing for the paintball press. In the past I have written for Action Pursuit Games, Paintball RAGazine, and PCRI. Currently I write for Paintball Games International, the best paintball magazine around (subscribe here to stay current with the latest paintball events and products). I'm occasionally in the company of the very excellent team, Detroit Fusion, but my current studies as a medical student at the University of Michigan make tournament play virtually impossible. I can sometimes be found playing a little rec-ball at Hell Survivors, though I'd really like to find a better local field. Anyone who knows of another decent field within an hour or so of Ann Arbor, please e-mail me at ravi at paintballravi dot com (sorry, but I've been bombed with spam).
Anyhow, I hope you like my site. Please feel free to poke around. If you're new here, it'll probably take you a long while to dig through all the stuff I've accumulated over time.
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If you like what you see here, I have no problem with people downloading or linking to any of the pages I have here. Please feel free to link to any page within my site. I consider each link to this page quite a compliment - thanks to those who have. People have been asking me for a banner to use for links to my site. I've finally put one together (below). Please feel free to use it.
Please note, though, that (except where noted) all of the material at this site is my copyrighted property. Taking any text or images from this site is a violation of copyright law and therefore, illegal. If you want to include any of the material you find here on your own page (text or graphics), please e-mail me at ravi at paintballravi dot com (sorry, but I've been bombed with spam) with a request before doing so. I prefer to maintain control over my own material.
All material at this site is © Ravi Chopra, 1999