PaintballX3 Magazine Paintball X3 Magazine June 2012 Issue - Page 44

I remember last year when NPPL had the Chicago Open at CPX Sports in Joliet, IL and the weather was beyond awesome. Temperatures hovered around high 70ís, no humidity and only a small chance of storms, which nicely passed right over the event. This May when NPPL Chi- cago Open went back to CPX the weather was not so cooperative. We were in the 90ís with around 85% humidity and I for one do not play nicely with humidity! As well, no matter how many events I attend that have this kind of weather I am so amazed at the amount of players (and these are athletes weíre talking about) who forget to hydrate. Itís so simple, when youíre sweating that much you need to replenish your body, but once again we saw a number of play-ers down due to heat exhaus-tion. All right, there it is, my you must drink water and hydrate yourself speech and now Iíll step o my proverbial soapbox and move on to the actual event.The event this year brought even more teams than last year in Chicago, which is awesome, thatís what we want to keep seeing, more and more teams