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Z-Tactical Comms Gear Review – Airsoft Peak

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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The Z-Tactical bowman style EVO 3 is a communications headset that is designed with a dual sided boom mic that can be worn under a helmet and co-exist with your goggle system easily.

There are three adjustable straps which allow for a comfortable and stable fit. The ear cup is padded and ventilated with an opening at the top and bottom so hearing is not obstructed from natural surroundings.

The microphone consists of a flexible steel boom and other polymer parts. The integrated flat-head connector makes it easy to configure for left AND right ear operation.

To accompany this headset, we chose the wireless PTT adapter by Z-Tactical. This product includes the PTT control unit and a wireless remote switch. The PTT operates as a normal push to talk operated controller but also features a wireless remote that attaches to any Picatinny or Weaver rail mounts without the need of a tool.

The push to talk control unit operates without the need of a battery and can be used by itself in conjunction with the radio and headset. By adding a CR123 battery into the PTT control unit and the included CR1220 watch type battery into the remote control you now add a second push to talk option that can be controlled wirelessly mounted to your weapon.

The Z-Tacitcal PTT unit comes with a heavy duty gator style clip that can be attached to the back with included Velcro and worn easily on vests or chest rigs.

With this communications equipment setup properly you won’t have to take your support hand away from your weapon during any tense moment in order to communicate.

“I Like Airsoft.com” and “AirsoftUtah” would like to thank Airsoft Peak for supplying us with this gear for review!

Visit: http://www.airsoftpeak.com for this and many other Airsoft related tactical items.

Notes: Thinking about one quick thing after I’ve been able to decompress from making this video is that the wireless remote control part that fits on your rail mounts, the fact that it doesn’t need a tool is cool, however, it could probably be knocked off with a good bump, or if you are going prone often, which I do now and then being out here in Utah one has to be low enough below the junipers to get those leg shots.  I personally have not yet had the experiance of going prone or being in a heavy engagement with this equipped and who knows, maybe it would hold up, just be advised 😉 Anyone have any notes or experiences with this equipment yet? let me know on Facebook.

The gear in this video can be found at the following links below.

Z-Tactical Multicam Headset:
http://www.airsoftpeak.com/tactical-bowman-style-dual-side-headset-multicam-p-13715.html

Z-Tactical Wireless PTT control units:
http://www.airsoftpeak.com/tactical-wireless-kenwood-version-pins-adapter-radio-headset-p-12973.html

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I Like Airsoft.com at NAB 2014

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Hey Guys, Green here from I Like Airsoft.com. Recently I went to Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters convention. Its a huge expo all about showing off the newest film and video tech toys, cameras and whatnot. I thought I would edit together just a few samples of what I found and share it with you. I know some of you have been becoming more interested in getting some better airsoft videos and thought this might wet your appetite for yet more gear!

I also found a local Airsoft shop to share with you, I know its not totally “AirsoftUtah”ish being in Vegas, but I have always enjoyed furthering the sport everywhere I can.  The guys at this shop didn’t want to be on camera but mentioned to me that they have one of the few remaining H&K 417 D VFC Airsoft Rifles. It was a treat!


Thanks to the guys at Windhorse for being welcoming! visit them at: http://www.windhorseairsoft.com

As for NAB; I interviewed 4 guys that had something interesting to say that could very well be of interest to you Airsofters!

The first guy; Karsten Carlson is from:
http://www.quadrocopter.com

And then Scott. He is from:
http://www.pmgmultirotors.com
I didn’t want to get his last name wrong because I couldn’t hear it very well so i left it out, sorry Scott! and if its with one T Sorry Scot! or if your parents are super indie; Sorry Skawt! (when interviewing guys, make sure to have the person actually spell out their name, just missed this one! 😉

Third is a guy ive worked with in the past: Douglas Monroe:
http://www.dougmon.com

Last but not least, Willis Chung with my favorite quad copter company!
http://www.dji.com

Thanks for watching!

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Operation: Revenge 2 – Big Airsoft Game

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Operation Revenge 2 was hosted by Black Thorn Airsoft on April 27th 2013.  There were over 100 players that morning.  Cameras used were the Canon T2i and the Go Pro 3 Black. The quad copter used is a Rotor Concept HPQ1, its a great quad copter but for the money i spent on it I could of had a GPS controlled DJI Phantom with an IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which I hope to have in the near future.  Before I go on and on about quad copters, check out this game video, give it a thumbs up if you will and then I will have more about quad copters below.

Annotations:
Find the Sniper Episode 4: http://youtu.be/2lNOTTi6c-w
Feelin Lucky? http://youtu.be/q_Dc3d6gHyE

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Music: Digital Juice – Stack Traxx. Kugman – New Earth and kukfittpung 3.0 under Creative Commons License

More about quad copters! – DJI; which is the company that makes a very futuristic looking quad copter that has three amazing features such as GPS stabilizing which allows for locking your hover in once you let go of the controls and IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which is excellent for beginners and also has this great feature called RTH (Return to Home) that when and if the copter looses signal or you turn off the controller, the Phantom will return to where is originally took off from and land nice and carefully. DJI will also be releasing a gimbal unit that will attach to existing DJI Phantoms that will assist in the capture of perfectly smooth footage from your Go Pro 2 or 3.  Now you will probably end up spending around $1,600 dollars with the quad copter and stabilizer, (when it is actually released) so you will either need to have some money to blow on some super fun toy or have a job like mine where you can actually use it in film making and write it off on taxes as a business expense.  But anyway, there are great videos that go in depth about the DJI Phantom as well as the steadying gimbal device they will hopefully soon release that I am busting at the seams to own! Did I just say that? weird, it was the first thing off the top of my head.

Below are some links about the phantom and one of my favorite FPV flights from a RC copter!

Here is a review of the DJI Phantom by Vidmuze: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cKYqR9Y-3o
A recent video about FPV flying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZZy9p7_dVU
I little info by the man himself about the Phantom’s IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0dm100xz6U
The coolest FPV flying ive ever seen! http://vimeo.com/61155597

Also, I am looking at doing some FPV flying with my quad copter too.  FPV flying is First Person View flying.  In my case this is where I will hook a wireless transmitter and receiver to my quad that will transmit a signal from my Go Pro Hero 3 Black (which is the lightest and greatest Hero of the Go Pro’s to date) to a pair of goggles which enables me to fly the copter as if I am aboard flying it.  I have yet to fly FPV but I am super psyched about it and cant wait to receive my FPV kit.  I bought my FPV kit online at Hobby King along with  some upgraded antennas. Oh, if you have or are buying that kit you’ll need an adapter to see what your GoPro Hero is seeing (The previous links will take you there) Now ive noticed that previous to me buying these they were on back-order, but a day later the stock was full, so check back if that happens cause they seem to be on the ball with restocking. I don’t have anything else to say, so comment on this post if you’d like to talk more!

“I Love Airsoft” T-shirt

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Just saw this on Evike and thought I would share it, enjoy.

I Love Airsoft T-shirt

I Love Airsoft T-shirt

you can buy it here: http://www.evike.com/product_info.php?cPath=30_772_162&products_id=28516

Airsoft Featured Player – Cowboy (Update)

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Cowboy doesn’t always wear a cowboy hat and plaid farmin shirts. Cowboy is someone that will wear a T-shirt and jeans to a game cause hes that relaxed with going out there and mixing it up. Its all about playing, diving into a cold puddle and gettin’ knife kills for him. Here is an update on one of his loadouts that shouts bad@$$.

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Here are the links from the end slate annotations:
Cowboy’s Original Featured Player video: http://youtu.be/MpE6w1iJro0
Operation Doom 2012 Pt. 2: http://youtu.be/wZazOCN4yMg

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Having Success on YouTube – My Thoughts.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I have received quite a few requests for help on beginning YouTube channels I thought I would go ahead and post this email modified to fit as a post for those who are interested in starting up on youtube.  It doesn’t cover quite everything you would need to know but has some helpful tips from my mind.  Diving right into my email are random tips and opinions about how I conduct my own YouTube studies in no particular order:

I will never subscribe to a channel that contains any kind of video game footage, such as minecraft or call of duty.  Just because my channel is all about airsoft, not video games, even though I love video games.

Some more tips: look at what people are doing out there and try to be unique, clear and concise in everything you say.  Also, I find most airsoft gear and gun reviews one of the most boring things to watch, even game videos for that matter, try and make your editing quick and snappy.

One of the biggest things I would maintain is consistency, you will make it far by making at least one video a week, but no more than three probably, you don’t want people to feel left out of the loop or falling behind, you want them to want more, you don’t want them to give up, or let them think they wont be able to catch up later, they may not want to after being buried in videos.

Keep your videos SHORT! try to make everything short as possible while giving the most information. people will come back for more if they aren’t dead from boredom already. Under 5 minutes is best, but way less is way better, the attention span of a typical youtuber is about 30 seconds. Until they start skipping ahead like crazy if the shot or image is the same, or is static. At least that’s how I feel.  The first 10 seconds will decide if someone stays to watch or leaves your video, that also goes for calls to action such as giving a thumbs up and some cases subscribing.  Along with hooking them interest wise, involve them, ask them to thumbs up and subscribe, otherwise people don’t, you have to ask to receive usually.  Asking and communicating usually involves manners and being nice too 😉 such things as please, make the “me” statements, let them into your space a little bit, let them know it would be helping you out, be honest.

I came across this review, even though it is longer than 5 minutes you can see how a true review should look and feel in my opinion.  There are breaks for funny things in the video granted the entire video could be way shorter, I was just entertained.  I’m not a fan of the swearing but was glad to hear they bleeped out the “F bombs”.  It just makes for a more friendly viewing experience when there isn’t swearing, granted I can swear with the best of em.

I was entertained enough to stay all the way till the end because there was constant movement (even though a bit shaky at times) with the camera, constant interaction was happening, it could have been tighter in editing but I was engaged more than most reviews.  That made me subscribe and want to see more.  Here’s a link to that review:

Be concise in what you say on camera, cut out the “Ummmms” and “likes”, its a time waster and incredibly painful to watch. Some people like to watch long drawn out videos, but I assure you its a low percentage.

If you’re making review videos,  try some new gear, stuff that is hard to get your hands on, play a game with it, borrow it if you have to (seeing how some new things can be expensive) (seems like people enjoy CQB guns quite a bit with all the indoor arenas around other states 😉  But I do know that people are looking to buy and just want to hear some good or bad news before they commit to a product.

Also, if you don’t have any content yet on your channel, put together a 30 second to a minute video introducing your channel, yourself and what your viewers can expect from you.  Be confident in your videos.  It will come across better and more professional, make sure to do your research on things too.  Let them know what they can expect, when new videos will be out, what day of the week, or at least how many videos to expect per week.

Techno babble: Make sure you do your recordings with decent lighting, and avoid the vertical video syndrome.  That’s what happens when people film vertically with their phone or iPod resulting in a skinny video with black on both sides.  That’s another thing I will avoid when looking at channels to sub to, I wont even touch them if I see a bunch of vertical videos in a row.  It’s just too annoying to even glimpse, and normally the content isn’t worth watching anyway.

These are only a few things off the top of my head but are pretty important to keep dedicated to.  Making videos can often be hard with all the things that go on in the week, but taking that time to be consistent pays off in the end, specially if you don’t throw any videos you make under the bus and just say, eh its good enough, watch your videos over and over again and ask yourself, If I wasn’t the one that made this, would I even care about watching it? then start hacking away at it, cut out the fat, make it lean and strong enough to stand out, take out pauses, make them funny, make them interesting, fill any in with music; which actually brings me to another huge important note, do  not  use  copyrighted  music!  YouTube will not take you serious, and/or either delete the video or render it without sound. You wont be making any money in the future with it, pretty much making it useless.  If you cant find royalty free music to use, don’t use any, or wait to put any in till you do.  Here is a link to music that I use in almost all my videos: http://www.digitaljuice.com/products/categories.asp?cid=5

Im going to end this before it gets too long.

-Green out

If you have any more specific questions id be glad to answer them.

Harlem Shake (Original AirsoftUtah Edition)

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

There isn’t much more to say other than. Do the Harlem Shake!

Converse Rapid Response CT boot Review

Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Converse Laces

Converse Rapid Response CT Boot

Hey there fellow airsofters!  Shades here with a review on the Converse Rapid Response CT boot. First off these boots are extremely comfortable, right off the bat there is no pain what so ever. My heals didn’t hurt, my feet aren’t in pain, and my ankles are just fine. Even after a night of working, my feet are in no pain at all.  The soles on the inside of the boots are removable, I haven’t taken my out but I’ll take BDU.com’s word for it ha! The toe is made of a nice hard composite material, not sure what but It’s just as good as a steel toe.  I had a 60 lb. box fall on it at work, and it held up pretty darn well. So don’t worry your toes are well protected when wearing these boots.  The boots all around are made of a nice durable leather and darn good stitching if I do say so myself! Now where these boots really shine is the bottom, their made of a nice quality rubber. With a awesome texture that I think can cling to almost any surface… Except a 90 degree angle haha.

Converse Boot Tred

Converse Rapid Response CT Boot Tred

The bottom says slip resisting and oil resisting, so I figure oil won’t damage it in anyway I’m sure of it. There’s mesh fabric on the sides of the boot get a nice wind flow around your feet so they won’t get all sweaty and hot. The only problem I’ve seen or heard about these boots is the lace eyelets. They’re made of plastic not metal, and what I’ve heard is that over time they’ll warp and not be as tight as they use to be, but they seem to be reliant plastic so far. Well guys and gals that’s it for the review on the Converse Rapid Response CT boot. See you out on the field airsofters! Shades out!