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Tippmann high-end marker let Tippmann know.... Rate Topic: -----

Poll: HIGH END? (89 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Tippmann make a high-end marker

  1. YES (61 votes [68.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.54%

  2. NO (28 votes [31.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.46%

If Tippmann makes a high end marker...would you buy it?

  1. YES- At $1200 or under (6 votes [6.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.74%

  2. YES- At $750 or under (16 votes [17.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.98%

  3. YES- At $500 or under (36 votes [40.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.45%

  4. NO (31 votes [34.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.83%

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#1 User is offline   anjin3515 

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:15 AM

What I love about Tippmann is their markers let me "play G.I. Joe"...by that I mean you can mil-sim them to look pretty much like any modern fire arm. To me thats pretty cool....

That said...I see my wife with her PMR and some guys I know with EGO's and DYE's and I have to admit...those space guns just seem to shoot better. I fired an EGO SL74 and it was amazing how nice the feel was. I imagine....what if I could easily mod out this EGO to look like a military weapon.......drool.........

They I go play with my A-5 and it seems like...well...less then special.
Sure some of it is that the EGO is like holding a feather its so light...and adding the mil-sim stuff add's weight....but its more then just the weight.....
Im not saying Tippmann should to make an uber electro. Just a more robust, more efficient high end marker.

So I ask myself all the time....why wont Tippmann make a "high end" marker.
Yes its a risk...who knows what the market for such an item would be. But if anyone in the market has deep enough pockets to try something like this....Tippmann is in as good a situation as anyone.


So.....do you think Tippmann should make a high end marker?
Would you buy one? At what cost?
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:21 AM

NO!
For the love of Nelson, why do we continually have to go threw this? Tippmann doesn't make high quality, high performance markers, they make cheap, low-end easily maintaned markers, bottom line. The only reason Tippamn even has a Mil-Sim line is becuase SO developed it. Tippman will NEVER make a high end marker, EVER, nothing they make has cost over $300 and if it has it was overpriced cause it was new. Tippman hasn't developed a new firing system since the Pro line over 10 years ago, the only thing new in the Tippmann world is the shell and the Cyclone drive.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:28 AM

View PostSteed, on Apr 15 2008, 08:21 AM, said:

NO!
For the love of Nelson, why do we continually have to go threw this? Tippmann doesn't make high quality, high performance markers, they make cheap, low-end easily maintaned markers, bottom line. The only reason Tippamn even has a Mil-Sim line is becuase SO developed it. Tippman will NEVER make a high end marker, EVER, nothing they make has cost over $300 and if it has it was overpriced cause it was new. Tippman hasn't developed a new firing system since the Pro line over 10 years ago, the only thing new in the Tippmann world is the shell and the Cyclone drive.



Just because they havent...does not mean they cant.

And...I am going through this again because I saw this....

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Just got done taking a survey from the marketing/business department from Indiana/Purdue University Fort Wayne. The Survey came through my registration for the Tippmann forums. I am sure many of you will recieve the same one. It had your basic survey questions, how long have you played, how many markers do you own, do you recognize these other manufacturers, and so on. Then it started in with how much would you spend, what qualities do you look for, you get the picture. At the end of it all it asked for ideas or suggestions and let you type a pretty lengthy response.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:35 AM

now that I think of it.....what better way for BT to pull a one up on it's "big brother" Tippmann then to come out with a nice high end mil-sim......
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:54 AM

Your love and support for Tippmann will be you're downfall. This is like saying why doesn't MacDonald's sell Beef Wellington.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:13 AM

View Postslinkyaroo, on Apr 15 2008, 08:54 AM, said:

Your love and support for Tippmann will be you're downfall. This is like saying why doesn't MacDonald's sell Beef Wellington.


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:( I pretty much ditched my Tippmann a year ago and got an Automag.

But the A-5 was my first marker....and so is sort of like your first girlfriend......yeah you have moved on....but there are fond memories
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 07:39 AM

The guys willing to spend the big money on markers don't want to be seen with Tippmanns.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:07 PM

But what if Tippmann did come out with a much higher quality milsim marker that is made out of milled aluminum. Granted, it wouldn't be the lightest marker but look at the options for Milsim......there isn't that much really. The SP8, a dismal failure in my opinion, thats about the closest really. I'd like to see it. Maybe not Tippmann but another company out there can do it or someone with the equipment to do just what we are talking about.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

I don't think it will ever happen, maybe as a secondary but even with mil-sim in its highest popularity these high end manufactures press the envelop of performance, everything about mil-sim is cosmetic cause they have the best players on the planet designing this stuff to work the best. As far as Tippmann, again, they have a proven track record of making everything as cheaply as possible, high performance isn't cheap especially when the stuff they use now sells like hot cakes and prices haven't dropped in 12 years if not longer, people will buy what they have even with better performing cheaper competition.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:28 PM

I said yes they should make it, but no I will not buy it. I figure, maybe the cost of the low-end markers will go down =D.

The way I see it, having read enough stuff on these forums to know that Tippmanns are probably the lowest of the low, I love them that much more for it. I personally hate the look of all those stupid space guns, and I love knowing how much people spent on them only to get shot by my "JUNK" Tippy that I'll have for decades and decades. It's what keeps my poor butt playing.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:29 PM

I dont really care what company it would be, but i want to see someone at least try to make a high-end milsim marker. That would be awsome.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:44 PM

Some of those "cosmetic" ups can be a little ore than jjust cosmetic. I had an MP5 SD shroud but it isn't jsut for looks. It allows me to have a more comfortable grip on my A5. If its purely cosmetic then it serves no ergonomic or functional purpose........
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

I think they should definately make a high end mil-sim marker.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:59 PM

View Postpaintballfrk, on Apr 15 2008, 05:52 PM, said:

I think they should definately make a high end mil-sim marker.


:laugh: What in the World is a High End Milsim Marker?
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

An automag, or an autococker, or even some high end electro modded to fit into an Airsoft body.

I can see it now. PE Ego modded to fit in a FAL body kit.
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