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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

This company used to be great, anyone know what happened? I was out of paintball when it tanked I guess but I've been back for a while and haven't heard much from spec ops paintball
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

I first got on here when I was 11, 7 long years ago. paintball has changed but im so glad it survived the recession. I used to think spec ops was life. I breathed a-5. Now I use a dm8. Rec play is coming back and the scenario scene is surviving and starting to thrive in the south east again. plus we have had the uwl and living legends pick up the woodsball and scenario scene. Paintball is coming back to the woods. I wish this company was still here to see it.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

The company nearly went out of business years ago. I heard, but don't know for sure, that there was distribution issues. Tippmann bought or invested in a portion of the company and down sized, and pricing went way up. They had gear and accessories that no one else had. I still use their A5 A2 gear, Broadsword 6 harness, and Fusion jersey and pants, because they're still some of the best stuff around.

Also, I heard that one guy tried to save the company by continuing to make the soft goods, but I don't know what ever happened to him.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:12 PM

After reading this topic I decided to try and trick down the specops store. As far as I can tell, they were in business this time last year, then disappeared off the face of the earth. The store's website says that they're moving, and there hasn't been an update to the specops facebook account since march of 2013.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:25 PM

Spec Ops as a brand is pretty much done - the store is closed, no products being made, all commercial operations shut down . Basically the brand name is in holding...the only thing left is this forum, and thats probably just an oversight. Maybe they paid up for a few years in advance for server space...I dunno. Heck, the Admins aren't really even sure who the actual owner is nowadays...
But yeah, this is it.
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:44 AM

that sucks. I loved the brand. Maybe someone will come along and reinvigorate it.... but probably not
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:45 AM

They ahve fusion jerseys on ans gear, im going to get one, spec ops' camo was the best around
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:08 PM

Hi all.

Miss me?

I guess the brigade page is gone as well?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:55 AM

They ahve paintball pant on ans gear, im have get one,camo was the best around.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

what?
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:03 PM

and hey doc, how has it been
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:54 AM

This is so disappointing... I've been coming here since I was 13, however I stopped around 17 as a car wreck forced me to sell off all my gear and then I joined the army. Now, here I am 23 years old sitting in Afghanistan contemplating on getting back into the sport when I finally make it back to America, and now the one place I knew to go is done and all but gone. The Brigade was the greatest thing ever, I loved being able to log all my stats and track my progress as a player. Can anyone give me a synopsis of the sport today? Because when I was playing, it was doing nothing but expanding! Is everyone doing Airsoft now?? Is there any other online communities with stat tracking? Being a soldier, I'd hate to get into Airsoft where there's a million overweight 13yr old gear "FILTERED" rocking $1500 of mom's money for combat rated gear just to shoot plastic BBs. Hell, after the "FILTERED" I've witnessed, those guys are packing more kit than I do when I leave the wire and I'm bearing 30lbs of just ballsitic plates and helmet!
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

View PostTheReaper, on 30 March 2014 - 05:54 AM, said:

This is so disappointing... I've been coming here since I was 13, however I stopped around 17 as a car wreck forced me to sell off all my gear and then I joined the army. Now, here I am 23 years old sitting in Afghanistan contemplating on getting back into the sport when I finally make it back to America, and now the one place I knew to go is done and all but gone. The Brigade was the greatest thing ever, I loved being able to log all my stats and track my progress as a player. Can anyone give me a synopsis of the sport today? Because when I was playing, it was doing nothing but expanding! Is everyone doing Airsoft now?? Is there any other online communities with stat tracking? Being a soldier, I'd hate to get into Airsoft where there's a million overweight 13yr old gear "FILTERED" rocking $1500 of mom's money for combat rated gear just to shoot plastic BBs. Hell, after the "FILTERED" I've witnessed, those guys are packing more kit than I do when I leave the wire and I'm bearing 30lbs of just ballsitic plates and helmet!



Reaper, I stopped by here feeling a bit nostalgic with some time on my hands to see what was going on as well. As a person who helped start this company I can honestly say "I miss it too!" Our situations with stepping away and coming back are not that different. I helped get this company going my senior year of college and then had the hard decision to continue with it or continue on with my lifelong goal to become an Army Aviator. I went with the latter and I am writing this reply to you from a computer in Kosovo on my 2nd deployment as an Army Aviation Officer.

No doubt about it, the impact SOP had on the paintball industry is felt still to this day. I pick up magazines from time to time and see our ideas and inspiration staring back and smile. We came out with products that many had wished for (many of you helped us design and refine our best) but none had stepped up the plate to make... and we did it with a lot of heart, thought, substance and style! We were paid the highest compliments by being adopted quickly by fellow paintballers and then not too shortly after, replicated by other paintball companies. Outdoor paintball "Woodsball" was nothing new... however the way we put it together with the Brigade organization, play style positions based around small unit tactics and cool gear to suit captured imaginations of many.

The slow decline of SOP is not a simple story... perhaps it something somebody will one day set strait for the history books. My knowledge of things pretty much stopped when I chose to go to flight school in the Spring of 2007 (that is also when I played my last game). The rest with SOP is the stuff of history, rumors and legends. At least I hope one day people universally recognize the impact it had on the sport and I am so pleased to see people like you coming back expecing to see SOP shining bright (as it seemed we where unstoppable!) but saddened by it's decline. To me, it means we mattered and contributed to this sport/hobby/industry for many and that is an honor I will carry with me for years to come.

And perhaps one day I will pick up my trusty prototype A5A2, don my Fusion Gear (in a digital style multicam that we developed toward the latter years), air up my tank (needs to be hydroed!) and gas up my air-thru stock and take the field again with my Spec.Ops1 Broadsword Vest (still our best design) and see some of you on the field. Heck if any of you see me please say hello, I would love to catch up and play some paintball together with my long lost Brigade Brothers and Sisters.

I get to make a couple shout outs to the following because YOU were part of the Revolution and influential and very important to me during the Special Ops days and therefore a special part of my life. This list is far from all inclusive and I know there dozens of people that I am missing out on but I thank all of you:

Joracle
Longshank
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