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28 May 2012 - 02:40 AMCorrection: too many companies trying to sell the same things (such as the infinite variety of stacked tube blowbacks).
I'm of the mind that there isn't such a thing as too many companies, because the larger quantity forces them to be more innovative in order to keep their $
or just ship more !@#%#! to Walmart and Dick's (cough)JT (cough)Kingman (cough)Brass Eagle
market saturation at its best
28 May 2012 - 02:26 AMI worked with a guy probably 20-21 who wont even go near a paintball field because when he and his friends were trying to get into the game when it was booming the regulars abused and bonus balled their group right out of the sport. Nice to see concern for new guys like myself rather than cutting down the "cannon fodder" without mercy.
BTW marker problems are kinda fun, but I'm mechanically minded though so troubleshooting is actually interesting.
My first marker (Brass Eagle Marauder) didnt work when I got it. According to the previous owner it blew the hopper off and everyone he talked to couldnt fix it (result of engineering stupidity, the bolt has 3 indexing holes for the ram pin only 1 will work causing missalignment during cleaning and severe problems).
Why do engineers strive to make frail, complex products that are impossible to service or designed to fail after a certian ammount of time (all industries, especially automotive)? (My dad is a Chemistry Major and when he was taking his courses his class studied how the car companies were investing time and money researching lower quality steels to promote rusting out. I also have a friend who, as an electrical engineer, has been asked by companies he was consulting for to embed timed killswitches (which he refused to do) into the products he was designing for them.
manufacturers need to make products that A. work every time, B. can be fixed by anyone without 1000 pages of instructions (like anyone ever reads those unless there is no other alternative), or C. post repair and maintenance videos on their website instead of letting joe schmoe on youtube give the entire world advice on the best way to absolutely ruin your marker. Sometimes you really do learn important things in school D. all of the above.
paintball in my opinion doesnt have enough image period. I didnt even know the sport existed before my church youth group went on a guys retreat. My only prior knowledge was from a breif usage in the movie clock-stoppers, and all I saw was something cool in a movie with no background or anything relate it to, just like guns and phasers at that age.
27 May 2012 - 11:23 PM
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