shows and gameplay movies that I make as EGEL Danny
how did I get my name EGEL? well, back in 2008 was I a very proud owner of a Planet Eclipse EGO8! and I used brag so much to a friend of my how amazing it was compared to his Tippmann 98. time and time I would bring it up like how fast it can shoot and stuff and the compactness and stuff… so yeah one day he was saying to me like you with your EGEL, and I found that to be kinda funny since I started to realise that I was a bit to proud of that thing whaha.. and what does EGEL mean? well it’s Dutch for hedgehog, so the reason for calling me like that had more to do with twisting the name then anything else. but It was funny to me because it was so random of him to say
time line about me with things relating to paintball
my first paintball marker called: Dragun (spyder clone)
creation of the Red Shadow team
the true Red Shadow members knows what this was haha...
FPS check? a paintball field? painful but funny sort of…
got my EGO8 and soon my name
I had this marker just before I started playing on local walk-on games. and I was talking so much about this marker to a friend of mine that he started to call it EGEL to make stop bragging about it. so it became my player name.
started playing on local paintball field
the start to PB modding
here did I start to see the fun of modding paintball markers. so basically combining a old hobby with this sport
the last game as Red Shadow
it may look short but we did play often in this time. but the group was a bit to small.. so it was a bit to much work to get it going. and there were some personal frustrations that made me give up on the sport at the time.
De BEER Clan game group tries out paintball
I had a big hand in this. to have a other group activity besides gaming with Alex his group of friends
Red Shadow is back and joins De BEER Clan
the first BEER shield
I was having a bit of fun with shields in Black Ops 2. so the idea cam to make one or paintball. but I thought to have a Idea to make a strong jet light weight one. but it failed it was really heavy, and was weak whaha…
my first magfed marker
MPK-II with DMAGs
started with the BEERTV show
ended around 2018
introducing the Team KUMA thing
this launched BEERen Tips, and the idea to make a more elite sub group in our team. so we could build up some better team work. and play maybe even some competitions? but this was a short lived idea. and wasted time, expect for the BEERen tips part
PAIN convinced us to play at a big game
Paintball veckring and the citadel at the end of 2008
making the team patch more uniform
the thing was at this point it became clear that it was hard to see for out siders that we were a actual team.. so in 2016 I made work on that so it would be a bit more clear
our friendly rival team was getting more official: called the Bear Hunters
around this time did they have there own team clothing and logo
team clothing gen1
just one horrible experience to work with this company… I thought about abandoning the project…
DBC shield 2.0
this is a nice one, but did i actually play with it? no, I brought it on time to veckring and then just before the game started did they say like no you cant use it… so that was that. it doesn’t fit in my playing style anyways but. I was a bit curious how it would be. but also there is a lot of hating around shield players so that made me also not so eager to use in later on.
the start of a new look
it took some time get to the “final” look. but it started around this time. before that did I not really care so much to have a more recognisable costume. so long it was camouflaged or sometimes for fun dressed up as a bear. but I did see when looking at my brother on events. that is was easier to be remembered when you wear something that is more memorabel. so it was more easy to stay in touch with people
first real magfed only event thanks to OMG, and last time citadel...
this was a really good event on a lets say my favourite location. but this proved to be the last time we were there. after that it needed to close down. but the event hosted by OMG did showed me how fun it can be to play a magfed only game
year of the smoke
I only did it for a year since it was making paintball really expensive… I mean common I might as well shoot first strikes on full auto wahah… and it also takes away from me actually playing some paintball.
the DBC patchwall
it started out with the one at the top, now a days we have something like 4 patchwalls
official DBC MAG FED ONLY group
the only thing I do not like in hindsight that the MCS vlag was. that it became from a symbol for magfed to a symbol and name for a store… so this vlag needs a redo… so for this time being is it unofficially scrubbed.
magfed is family
MIF, not so sure what to think of it now a days. the idea is there. but at some levels did it not feel alright with me. there was not really something it did besides pushing on the flags and patches. I mean, I feel that I have done way more with out it as a actually magfed player for the magfed community as UntangleWORKS then as a group with in MIF.
besides was there a lot infighting going on. of those that are not true magfed’s and how are to milsim and stuff all silly forum ballers nonsense. since this was in the end of the day just a FB group. so yeah you see me walk with the patch on older videos. but I don’t wear it now a days. you don’t need a label to be know that you are part of a magfed community. and wave a vlag every were you go.
but don’t get me wrong it was not all bad. I’m just not the type of person for a group like that
started making event patches for OMG
one way to help to grow the sport is to get involved helping out those how are organising events
TeamKUMA Day's 0 (tryout)
again a lot time and energy went into it. but just a low intrest. so that is what I learned from it. don’t be like build it and they will come… that leads only to frustration. no matter how nice you dress things up if there is no intrest then there is no intrest…
gen 1 trade DBC patch
we made a new batch (gen2) later that I didn’t need to paint by hand to make it more clear
I was going of a lot of platforms at the end of 2018. in the hopes alternative platforms would be better. and in some ways they are in others ways they are not. so I had to move back a bit later on since the paintball community is not on there for so the untangleworks brand would suffer under it… but if I did not cut my self lose from al those things then I would not be sure if there would have been a Untangleworks to begin with… so I value the lak of social media involvement. but besides that were there also other reasons why I would call this a dark time, but it looks like “we” moved trough that. or at least I have.
team clothing gen 2
way better experience with jerseysclinic. and I like the design chances that I made over the ones from gen 1.
uploaded my first 3d design as UntangleWORKS
relaunched Beertv under the name UntanglePB
this was mainly done since BEERTV was a bit to confusing of a title for some…
starting to work on my own website
I had some blogspot pages about the team, and my art in the past. so it’s fun to bring some elements of that back from the past to the present
for how long do I play paintball now?
I have neen playing paintball for quite some years now. I had my first paintball marker back in 2006 and did some backyard shooting. but it took some time for me to discover that here was a thing like walk on days. making it a lot more affordable to actually play some paintball games that was 2008 until 2010. then there was a bit of break. for me and my dad and a friend of my I played with.
until I brought the gaming group of my brother called De BEER Clan into paintball back in 2013. and formed a paintball team with some of them. and the real fun begone once we started to play some big game’s in Europe back in 2015. for me personally was there no going back from that.
why the Assassin's Creed look?
well I just started out with regular PE Subair clothing. but then soon discovered that camouflage would serve me a lot better at the locations I played. So I moved over to that in a wille. and my aim was always to place more attention on performance then on the looks.
so then it might look a bit odd at the way I look now. since I tried to keep it as practical as possible. but not all things of my suite are that way.
But I can’t fully recall why I started making the Assassins creed uniform. I think that got a lot to do that my brothers was standing out with his look at big games. and I personally started to be a bit bothered with my own look. and I do recall to play a view of the assassin’s creed titels at the time (black flag, unity).
but I can say for sure if you stand out more on events. well that makes it more easy for people to remember you and your team. so it’s definitely a way so make more friends at a faster phase then before I did ware the iconic recognisable clothing. but it’s also true that it’s more easy for people to remember you when you are behaving or playing really bad as well. as I have seen with some other iconic looking players so be warned.
and I do have to admit I do like it more now to see my self back in pictures in this way then with the look I had before. however I still all bout the game, and giving my all. and I have heard that some don’t aspect that from me since I look the way I look on the field
hopper Paintball or magfed?
that is easy Magfed only games are more fun to play if you ask me. and I even play a lot of magfed on big games. but this can be though at times. to keep up with the other players and to last the longer game times.
of course did I not start out as a magfed player magfed was not really a thing back in 2008 but I got my first magfed marker back in 2014