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09 July 2011 - 06:31 AMHey SOP forums, it's been at least a year since I've been through here...
Would anyone know who was manufacturing hard goods, specifically things like stocks and the agd longbow kit, back when those things were around? I'm interested in getting a longbow kit and I'm sick of waiting for then to come up for sale, and usually being way to late to buy them. For some reason I seem to recall that it was a company by the name of metadyn manufacturing but I may be way out of left field... Any clues or inputs would be awesome. And anyone reading this who owns a AGD Longbow kit, I will pay the original price you paid plus a bonus if you would sell in reasonable condition.
03 November 2009 - 07:19 PMI was about to buy the last remaining one from SO when there was an error with my Canadian credit card... Yay! not...
Now I want the Longbow kit for my tac-1 and i can't get it. If anyone out there has one in decent condition and would like to part with it i would be happy to buy it from you. Depending on wear and tear and whatnot my price is very reasonable at 180$.
15 March 2009 - 01:02 PMI've been tossing an Idea around my head for a little while, it all started with the reading of John Amodea's Blog(link), the Ex-Editor of PB2X magazine. His blog deals mainly with the issues concerning our sport and his views on various subjects, if you haven't read it I highly recommend that you do. One of the things he touches on are ways store owners can use to get people to want to spend time(and money) at their stores. From this I thought about what paintball players like to do; obviously we like to play, we like to watch others play and we Love to talk shop. If anyone of you have ever been to a skateboard "proshop" you've probably noticed a few guys who just like to hang out and talk with other 'boarders and look at the latest products I was trying to think of a way to incorporate all of this and this is my Brainchild:...
One of the reasons I enjoy playing speedball is that the games are short and there is a good amount of time between games to just "hang-out" and talk about the game, the culture around it or just anything. Most paintball fields aren't the ideal place to "hang-out"; furniture is crude and uncomfortable, food is overpriced and you're paying so much to be there that it really isn't worth it, one indoor field around here has taken that into consideration. They have an indoor field with the largest "proshop" around and they are situated in the middle of Montreal(a big city), there's a 3 man speedball field with all-around netting to one side and a decent lounge area next to it. What I have found is that plenty of players go there just to watch a few games and talk to fellow players. They make better sales because all these guys are hanging around "in" their store talking about the latest gadgets and watching players play with the equipment that they were already thinking of buying. Moreover when people come in just to buy they have plenty of "models" sporting the equipment that they can just point to and go; "yeah the '09 dye pants are pretty nice if you just want to look over there you can see johnny playing with a pair, I'm sure he wouldn't mind answering your questions". So the store boosts sales, the players love the spot 'cause they can just come in at any time to see whats up and talk to there buddies. The environment is great because you feel like you belong, you know people; like the feeling you have when you play on a team... The idea would be that instead of making fields and stores designed to give "service" to clients, you include the players in the process and make them feel welcome. Host events(not necessarily relating to paintball), have a lounge where players can just watch the action, provide lockers so regulars can leave their stuff so they don't have to drag it with them all the time, have some snacks and drinks for sale a decent prices, have a field or range so potential clients can test markers and gear... There is so much more that can be done.
I'm posting this for a few reasons. The first is to see whether other people think the idea is interesting(think about it, you could be spending your daily forum time at an actual field hanging out with players for no cost and watching live games). The second is to give ideas to any current or potential field/store owners. My final reason is that if the response is very positive I'm considering investing some money and becoming a business owner, if I think it is do-able and potentially successful.
15 March 2009 - 11:30 AMBefore anyone mentions the search button I would just like to say that I did search(both here and my other forums) and I can't find conclusive information about the quality, durability and reliability of the "new" Q-Loaders. I've been out of the paintball forum "loop" for a while and haven't been able to find hard facts about Ancient Innovations products after the buy-out. Can anyone here provide an objective point of view of the companies most recent manufactured products. I would especially appreciate a short review from a recent buyer. I've been coming here for a long time with both questions and answers and I'm hoping someone can help me make an informed decision today.