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30 Jan 2008 - 18:51
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31 January 2008 - 01:28 PMI don't consider their decision to carry fewer things in stock a bad thing there are thousands of online sites already selling J&J barrels and HPA tanks it just doesn't make sense to fault Special Ops for focusing on their exclusive lines if you want an Action Village selection go to Action Village.
I agree with that completely, AaronC. Normal retail paintball stuff can be obtained anywhere. The attraction of SpecOps for me, and what I've always seen as their strength, has been their exclusive line of products that weren't readily available anywhere else.
That's also what I see as the problem now, though... the lack of that type of product in stock.
...which is off topic from the original post, so I'll shut up. ;-P
31 January 2008 - 08:08 AMI've noticed that there's been a dramatic decrease in stocked items ever since the Tippmann partnership started and the X7 got released. Many of the things that used to be mainstream items for SpecOps are either not in stock or are no longer available on the site. There haven't been any dramatic new products since then, either, other than the new Omnipat pattern (and maybe the Operative vest?). Many of the standard pouches and vest accessories are no longer available or are only available in 1 or 2 patterns, which seems to indicate they're not being made anymore and SpecOps is just liquidating the remaining stock.
Also, since the X7 came out, the old SpecOps motto "Mods that Make Sense" seems to have gone out the window in favor of the X7 mil-sim approach.
Between those two points (and one or two others I didn't mention here), I'm becoming pretty disillusioned with a company that I've supported with a LOT of money over the past couple years.
30 January 2008 - 05:19 PMI ordered a marker from them and got it quickly, but the deal they had with a $99 68/4500 air tank was really bad. The reg on the tank looked used and abused and it blew a disk within hours of being filled. I returned it, mentioning the "used" state of the regulator and they had me ship it back and replaced it with one that was even worse.
I gave up, sent them an email complaining about it, but bought my own reg and had it put in.
So... for price and fast shipping... all good. For quality of their "deals" I give them an F... (and won't order from them anymore).
30 January 2008 - 05:16 PMI've been playing a Wanna-Play for a couple years now and it's been my favorite field in the area for a day of non-scenario play. The staff has always been great. The emphasis on safety is extremely good and the refs really pay attention to that. People play fair (for the most part) and it's been very rare that I've seen any kind of anger-related "incidents" on that field. I think the owner does a great job of making people take the safety seriously. Having a zero-tolerance policy for removing masks in play areas should be industry-wide, IMHO.
Glad you guys had a great time there. Maybe we'll run into each other this year! Cheers!
12 January 2008 - 08:41 PMFYI, Tripwire, the shirt seems to be perfect... same size, same design, etc. It was only the pants that were smaller. :-)
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