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Ep 7.* History of paintball clothing (abridged) All parts will be in THIS thread Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:01 AM

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This is the first part of a multi-video series that will be released VERY close together. It' a request from a fan who asked for a history of paintball clothing. And I have a bit of the stuff, I'm a pack rat.

This episode shows the "baseline" old school gear, my first BDU jacket/pants combo. I'm a fan of tiger stripe, what can I say? Showing off some of the old-school patches as well.

And if you can't read it, the patch says "IPPA". I'll tell you all about that some other time. :P

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EDIT ADD : ALL parts of this series will be in this thread, instead of making a whole bunch for it.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:29 AM

Awesome. I always like seeing the older stuff in the game.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:16 AM

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Part 2 of the series. A continuation from the previous vid, this episode Tyger shows the "Smart Cammies" put out by Smart Parts in the early / mid 90's for paintball. These were typical of the era, realtree inspired and "cammie jammies" cut. But also showing the "features" of these as well.

For those who are old school players and remember these, I did some modding to the pullover as mentioned in the video. But I haven't touched anything else. I'm actually surprised they look / fit as well as they do NOW almost 15 years after buying them. And yes, the arms are short. That's my curse as a tall guy, NO jersey / shirt is long enough for me. NONE.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:44 AM

so why was it you took off the Velcro? not a well thought out idea by the company or what?
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:16 AM

View PostSO45615, on Feb 22 2010, 05:44 AM, said:

so why was it you took off the Velcro? not a well thought out idea by the company or what?


I guess I didn't address that. Dang.

Umm, well, the "smart pack" sucked. There's no good way to say it. Even with my "gorilla arms" I could barely reach the far 2 pods in the pack. So I'd wear ANYTHING other than that pod system. But then you get a problem. See, they had the "hook" side on the jersey, and the "loop" on the pack, so you have something like sandpaper on your back that scratches the hell out of everything that rubs against it. I tried to fight it by putting a long velcro strip on it to cover it, but that was only a short-term solution. I didn't want to do it, but I removed the velcro eventually.

I did recycle it all, I'll do a show showing you guys what I did to it.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:37 AM

thanks for clearing that up..

i personally think the idea of having pods and a tank attached to your jersey is.... dumb....

if i liked the pattern enough id just remove like you did..

i can only imagine how bad that would choke you (assuming there was nothing to loop around your belt to the front)
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:14 AM

It had a belt for the front part. The idea was that the pack wouldn't shift as you were playing if it were attached to the jersey. And it DID work, problem was design. The 2x1 SUCKED. And using another pack on it would tear it up as it rubbed against the velcro.

So it got yoinked. I like the realtree style pattern, just not their system.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:21 AM

im not a big a fan of Velcro when it comes to vest configurations.. i think i mentioned that in chat the one time you were on..

my friend has real tree camo as well.. and i seriously almost stepped on him in a outlaw game.. clown was hiding in a pile of leaves... he was kind enough to offer surrender... since i showed him the same courtesy at a game few weeks before..

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

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Part 3 of the series, showing off the old "Tiger Stripe" look. Tiger Stripe was the first "pullover" made for paintball, and Tyger talks a little about the history of the pullover as well. Tiger Stripe is a "passive" pattern, it's said that it works by making the eye "slide" past it as people scan the area. I'm not sure HOW it works, I just know it does.

Some of you guys may be familiar with this pattern again, it's being brought back by a few companies who are making pants and jerseys with it again. But they can't beat the old twill Tiger. But then again, I'm biased.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:06 PM

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:20 AM

Tyger,from someone who was around then I will say that you are dead on about when the clothing revolution flipped.it only seemed like minute's when all of a sudden we were swarmed with non-camo's like fury and splash camo aswell as paintball mania's crazy colors then it all sliped right into JT racing's first jersey's.

Im envious of what you have left,mine was abused and chucked out years ago. the only thing I have left is a tigerstripe bula and a few of my favorite patches. I really wish that at least one of the major's would bring back simple twill tigerstripe pull overs rhodesian would be a godsend aswell. The closest I have found has been the new v-tac jersey but you have to un-stitch the mall ninja pockets on the sleeve's.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:26 AM

View Postsplatterpunx, on Feb 25 2010, 02:20 AM, said:

I really wish that at least one of the major's would bring back simple twill tigerstripe pull overs rhodesian would be a godsend aswell.


Well, you may be in luck. Valken is making Tiger Stripe gear. Rhodies you're on your own for. I've been eying the new stuff for a bit now, I'm hoping to get some before the summer starts.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:33 PM

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The closest I have found has been the new v-tac jersey but you have to un-stitch the mall ninja pockets on the sleeve's.


yup that's what this part was about. the valken jersey's are under the name v-tac. they are decent, made from ripstop though. I have both the tigerstripe and the woodland. valken used the schloss pattern officially so it look's good.

my GF used it for background pix for her gun's,turned out well I think.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:05 PM

I see a VENTS mask on JT frames?!?!?!?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

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Part 4, showing off the "Renegade" pullover / pants combo. We all knew these as the "cammie jammies" look for it's no-nonsense style. No bells and whistles, just go play.

the pattern featured here is the "Foxwood" style, which was one of the more common ones from back in the day. You can still find it, if you look for it specifically.
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