Amy Martin and the Pacific Northwest

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November 3, 2015

Hey Amy, how’s everything?
Hi Tim! Things are crazy, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.

10533444_10152995486496216_748053489026620277_nWhat have you been up to lately?
Not a whole lot, I had reconstructive surgery about a month ago. So I’ve been off work, and even worse, off of paintball.

How long have you been playing?
This was my third year in the sport. I’ve come a long way, but I’m aware I have a very long way to go.

Where do you play at?
All over the PDX (Portland) area: Royal Ridges, Impact Action Sports, and Diamond Hill Paintball are all the places where I get my speedball fix. However, I always try to make it to The Swamp for some rec ball. It’s fun to go stomp around the woods for a while.

How’s your season going?
My season basically ended at Decay of Nations, but 2015 was great. I made new friends thanks to paintball. Some of whom have come to mean the world to me. It was by far my most productive year yet as far as growth as a player goes. I spent a lot of my time with the Seattle Thunder program, and it’s never a dull moment with Corey Field around.
What have you been working on this year?
The basics. I’ve been trying to get sharper in my snaps, since that’s definitely my biggest weak area. I feel like the fundamentals are really underrated for this sport. There’s a lot to work on when you keep it simple.

Do you have any events left this year?
No, sadly I don’t.

What are you gonna be doing to prepare?

Any plans for the off seasons?
A lot of plans actually, Since I haven’t played in about two months, I want to take this time to do fine tuning. In addition to not playing, I was also on very strict doctor’s orders to not go pushing myself, so getting back into shape is high up on my to do list.

11188206_670808253047740_1508217962157495246_nWhat are you going to be working on?
Staying calm on the field. I get shot out of my bunker when I get too antsy, or try to force a move that just isn’t there. And again, snap shooting. Lots and lots of snap shooting.

I do want to give one shout out, and that’s to the Pacific Northwest paintball family that I’m a part of. The support we give each other around here is amazing.
They’ve done a lot for me, so the very least I could do was let them know how much I appreciate it.

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