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01 January 2010 - 09:54 PMI wanted to speak to someone about the above topic; the future of paintball. I chose KEE because they seem to be the best hope for helping make sure my chosen sport will have a future... besides, KEE seems to be attempting the ma-Bell monopoly approach on the product line. - Could be a good thing if you listen to the players and field/store owners.
After watching company after company of paintball equipment manufacturers surrender to the current economy (and bad decisions on their own part), I find that paintball has now been set aside by a growing number of veterans as well as newer players. More and more players simply do not have the cash flow to offer up $50-$60 bucks per case for decent paint, and most field owners do not allow brands other than what they sell to be used at their fields. By the way - most of my friends and store owners that I have asked would have sold all of their gear and found a new sport if the .43 cal paintball "deal" had gone through. Greed takes its toll though, eh?
Buying a first marker, as well as all of the goodies that a new player wants, is now not an option. $150 - $180 for a pair of good pants is, well... just plain ridiculous.
Even I scoffed after seeing the new prices for the 2010 line on a couple of name products. Personally, I feel that the the fellow that is offering up the Valken line of clothing is completely out of touch with reality, and the line will never take off at their current pricing - no matter how hot the designs are.
Bobs markers are still king in my opinion, but your manufacturers make some good stuff as well. I know - I have pretty much everything in your entire lineup, either in my history or in my garage.
E-Bay, by far is now the most visited site for all of my team mates, buddies and new players that still spend their money on the sport. We support our local shop when we can, but for the best deals, he simply cannot match brand new or barely used items on the net. This is a lesson - hopefully KEEs backers (or bankers) will understand this and take the industry forward with their pricing.
KEE has a chance here to do just that: Keep the industry, and more importantly - the SPORT, alive. There are plenty of lessons out there for you to learn from. Hopefully, the conglomerate does not consider KEE a tax write off for the larger good. KEE is not designed to lose money.... is it?
If not, and if offering great products at good prices to the end user, and keeping the sport of paintball alive is what your company hopes to do...
Here's your chance.
Paint prices seem to now be the single largest reason that players are falling away from the sport. How about you start with lowering your paint prices to the store and field owners, so that they can offer this up as an incentive to bring in more players?
More players / new players entering the sport is what keeps the industry not just alive, but thriving - correct? So how about show us what your motives are:
Cash and dash - or sustaining our sport by doing whatever it takes to keep it alive.
Thanks for your time,
Michael "Mufasa" Daniel
Team Bad Juju / Wichita, KS.
13 September 2009 - 04:36 PMVFORCE GRILLZ SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
SMOKE & CLEAR LENS INCLUDED
SMOKE LENS HAS SOME MINOR SCRATCHES / DOES NOT AFFECT PLAY WHEN ON
FRAMES AND FOAM ARE LIKE BRAND NEW - VERRRRRRY LITTLE PLAY TIME
WASHED AND AIR DRIED - NO SMELLY UNIT FROM ME!
$50 + Your choice of delivery
A new Extreme Rage 20/20.... black, camo or green.
Thanks for lookin'.
22 December 2008 - 08:58 PMSOLD
First Generation ION
B.O.B. (Bolt Out Back ) Body / Very Smooth
Airborned (Milled - Lightened Bolt / QEV)
150-160lb operating pressure
Lucky 15 Pipe
Scythe Roller Trigger
Shorty Feed Neck
Brand New O-Rings
Brand New Gel Grips
Stock Board / * never modded or tweaked
This marker has been perfect with the exception of a crimped eye harness wire (replaced)
It is a very reliable straight-shooter / Very smooth and quiet. Always taken very good care of.
I removed the ASA and replaced the stock unit due to the ASA rail being damaged beyond use. (stripped from a hard landing).
It is a very sweet gun - with a Tad' or a Virtue board, it is just as gruesome as a $1200 Bob Long (with loads of cash leftover for paint!)
No Trades unless you have a DP Threshold... preferably Earth or Orange.
THANKS FOR LOOKIN'!
13 July 2008 - 12:46 PMSOLD *** SOLD *** SOLD *** SOLD ***
Thanks all ~
13 July 2008 - 12:42 PM
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