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14 September 2011 - 11:23 PMOn the eclipse pants, I have to actually wonder if they used a focus group.
As it is, the soft gear side of paintball routinely irritates the living hell out of me- mostly for reasons you already hit on. seems like, most of the time, "scenario" product released by any of the bigger name companies is just their speedball gear from two years ago, without the bright colors. Gee, thanks guys. my cup runneth over.
The sutff actually MADE for scenario, that isn't just a rehash of older gear, is... bad. I have a rant on pants, as it is. I have *YET* to find a pair of pants as good as my fusion 7s were, and those I no longer have (much to my disappointment). I'm not going to re-type my rant here, and I'll assume you're not interested, so whatever. the gear that most places make for load carrying is equally bad, if not worse (What happens when you want to run an external hydro carrier on a vest? hope you don't want to run pods back there, either, derp.)
The *really* sad part to it, to me, is that alot of the designer camo, Eclipse and dye included, is just a modified re-hash of omnipat- which was just digitized multicam. (it also had the SO logo worked into it).
actually, I take that back. the *REALLY* sad part about a lot of this is that it shows that the bigger companies- eclipse, Dye, etc. are just trying to ride the 'scenario' thing as long as they can. They're not putting time and effort into designing product, or getting us anything good (Tell me, what's the LAST pair of scenario pants we got that had a mesh liner and could breathe?)
ya know, I'd just about kill for the funds to do startup on a small-scale softgear operation. ain't got a name, yet, but I can tell you a job requirement for a design team job: YOU ACTUALLY PLAY SCENARIO AND WOODS BALL.
14 September 2011 - 06:37 PMif only.
I did the math, for one prototype pair of these damn pants, it'd end up being... uh... around 39 separate items. I know 0 people with any skill sewing.
This is a minor setback.
14 September 2011 - 06:12 PM
12 September 2011 - 06:18 PMSimple fact is money. For example: To prototype a pair of pants is around $1000. Truly Custom is costly and there inst a big enough market in paintball for it. Would like to talk to you however if you dont mind.
Don't mind at all. But don't use the Email of this account, if you want to talk over Email. it's nonfunctional.
Also: 1000$... I think I'll learn to sew
EDIT: Or make one of my friends learn. hah. win.
27 August 2011 - 10:49 PMI've Never really gotten comfortable with a stock- I've tried various different ones, too. The TM15 doesn't see a lot of use anymore, and the Timmy just feels downright Unnatural with the stock on it. This is just taking into consideration the marker- Running remote with my vest is a pain, to say the least (at least, while also keeping it comfortable and viable)
I'm going to go with that stocks are a case where personal preference trumps anything else, though. Some people absolutely swear by them. Me, I'm more comfortable without them.