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bigred76
03-29-2008, 01:05 PM
From PBN, original thread: http://www.pbnation.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=45995539


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Luxe to debut at Huntington Beach tournament.

New design and distribution philosophy to bring forth technological advancements in professional level paintball marker.

March 29, 2008 – DLX Technology is proud to announce the tournament debut of the Luxe professional tournament paintball marker at the 2008 NPPL Super-7 World Series tournament in Huntington Beach, California, March 28-30, 2008. Some of the best professional paintball players in the world will gain an edge with the ultimate luxury paintball marker.

“We knew making a product that would take things to the next level required a whole new approach,” said DLX Technology director Darryl Trent. “This allows us to redefine everything involved with the marker from concept and design to how it is built, how it arrives in the customer's hands, and even how the player is taken care of afterwards. We began this journey over two years ago, and I am excited to see the results in action.”

Under the leadership of the DLX Technology group, the combined efforts of designers, pneumatic, mechanical, manufacturing and software engineers, multimedia developers, linguistic specialists, professional paintball players and leading paintball field and store operators have culminated in the development of the ultimate luxury paintball marker – a synchronization of style, raw performance and unparalleled customer support.

Design of the Luxe started with a clean slate by championship winning pro players from the NXL and NPPL defining their needs – especially those that were not met by today's markers. Speed, consistency, accuracy, gentle handling of brittle paint and a compact form factor were given, but the missing elements were not so obvious – speed of maintenance and ease of configuration. In today's paintball tournaments every second in the staging area between points or best 2 out of 3 matches is critical, and that is where current paintball technology has fallen short - until now.

The valve and air handling systems of the Luxe eliminate common failure points and provide for full cleaning and lubrication of the bolt, valve, ball detents and anti-chop components in seconds, without tools. “It really is unbelievable,” said Rocky Knuth, a professional player and owner of the Seattle Naughty Dogs, who has had the opportunity to rigorously test Luxe prototypes for several months. “I can have the entire bolt and valve assembly out of the Luxe as fast as I can pop open a can of soda.”

Luxe innovations go well beyond the physical. The Luxe has been endowed with new means of communication. Although it has all of the programming flexibility serious tournament paintball players have come to expect – it has done away with the complexity. Memorization of beep and blink codes or carrying a manual to decipher them is unnecessary.

Features are not the only aspect to set the Luxe apart. From the ground up, its high-performance alloy parts are machined in the United States, by American workers using the most advanced manufacturing processes available – a rarity in today's paintball industry. The Luxe does not roll off of an assembly line. Instead each is hand built, tested and adjusted one at a time at DLX Technology by a Certified Luxe Technician, who is also an experienced professional paintball player with the background to know by feel when a marker is in top form.

Much like a luxury car, the Luxe is not a mail-order product. Luxe markers will be available only through Luxe Certified Dealers who have the staff and training to provide a top-quality customer experience and post-sale technical support.

Developed as a focused high-end design and manufacturing group owned by paintball industry leader Smart Parts, Inc., DLX Technology is dedicated to melding cutting edge technology with solid tournament performance to build the ultimate luxury paintball marker. To learn more, visit LuxePaintball.com.

DLX Technology Sales/Dealer Inquiries:
Attn: Darryl Trent, Director
Phone: 866-573-LUXE (5893)
Fax: 724-838-1612
Email: dtrent@luxepaintball.com

Media Inquiries:
E-Mail: luxemedia@luxepaintball.com

WWW.LUXEPAINTBALL.COM

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5378/luxefirstlookxt2.jpg




The new SP High-end.... It's much like Kingman owning Spyder with this one, DLX is owned by SP. (for those that refuse to read and just look at pix... you know who you are... ;)).

You will not be able to buy this marker from a Smart Parts sales rep. It is ONLY available from DLX Technology. Dealers are able to buy the Proto brand from Dye as well. We are doing something comepletely different with this. The main point being in the way the end customer is handled. The customer will buy the gun from a DLX Authorized dealer only, and that dealer will handle warranty and technical issues. That way, the customer can always know that they do not have to send the gun in if it ever needs to be worked on. Every DLX Authorized dealer will be factory trained and certified.


That silver piece on the back, you lift it up. It degasses the gun, and you pull. And the entire bolt system slides out. Pretty ingenious.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/J2thepxtreme/033.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/J2thepxtreme/032.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/J2thepxtreme/031.jpg

Price tag? $1500.

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 01:10 PM
DLX tech himself said 1500+ price.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm266/J2thepxtreme/033.jpg

bigred76
03-29-2008, 01:11 PM
Slow poke. :p

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 01:12 PM
anus.

bigred76
03-29-2008, 01:16 PM
Oh, I forgot, it also might talk in 5 different languages. Literally. That's what some said about it, but I have no proof of it to confirm that. I don't know about you guys, but if my gun started talking to me, I'd blow the ***** up and go see a shrink! :crazy:

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 01:22 PM
The bolt out back is so easy. Apparently you lift the chrome portion and it degases itself and you can take the bolt right out.

DRAGON
03-29-2008, 01:25 PM
..........Price tag? $1500.

:eek: Adds to "Not To Do" list - :cool:

bigred76
03-29-2008, 01:27 PM
The bolt out back is so easy. Apparently you lift the chrome portion and it degases itself and you can take the bolt right out.

Read the post and find the quote from the manufacture's rep that says that.... ;)

Yeah, it's a high priced gat, but then again... how much is a SL8R?

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 01:32 PM
Read the post and find the quote from the manufacture's rep that says that.... ;)

Yeah, it's a high priced gat, but then again... how much is a SL8R?

Would you quit editing! Just because KUSA will let you do it for like 20 min ninja if less than 5 people see it, that doesn't mean you should.

DRAGON
03-29-2008, 01:56 PM
..........Yeah, it's a high priced gat, but then again... how much is a SL8R?

Don't care how much "marker X' costs. I think more in terms of, "....will it make meh a better player?". :o I think in terms of, "....Imagine how many decent markers, equipment in general, paint, playtime I could get for that much?" You'll never see me with a $1000 marker because I know I don't need one to have a good time and I'm not on the field to impress others by what I'm using as some others seem to be. The most you'll be seeing me spend cash on is top quality paint. That's always @t the top of the "Things To Do" list. What's even more hideous is someone buying that type of marker and shooting white box through it because they can't afford good paint lol - ;)

bigred76
03-29-2008, 02:08 PM
Don't care how much "marker X' costs. I think more in terms of, "....will it make meh a better player?". :o I think in terms of, "....Imagine how many decent markers, equipment in general, paint, playtime I could get for that much?" You'll never see me with a $1000 marker because I know I don't need one to have a good time and I'm not on the field to impress others by what I'm using as some others seem to be. The most you'll be seeing me spend cash on is top quality paint. That's always @t the top of the "Things To Do" list. What's even more hideous is someone buying that type of marker and shooting white box through it because they can't afford good paint lol - ;)
Troof, but this marker, like the SL8R, was designed for pro's. I don't need a marker anywhere near that calibre, my Cyborg's way more than enough. Hell, I own people with a damned Traccer. I wouldn't own this one, just like I wouldn't own a SL8R, simply because I don't need it.

The technology's astounding to me, personally. It's a wonderful combination of a DM's on/off function and the Ion's reliable design in my mind. I'd need to see the bolt for proof of that statement of the Ion design, but I feel safe enough saying it as the design is stable enough to support something like this.


Claus, that was editted in far before your post. ;)

STRIKEFIRST
03-29-2008, 02:09 PM
It may be ingenius...but the look of it made me throw up a little.

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 02:17 PM
It seems as though Smart Parts really did a good job in the PR department this time. It looks like they've swooped in and completely reversed the stats where normally 98% of the people bash it and 2% support it.

bigred76
03-29-2008, 02:19 PM
Troof! I look at it and think "that's the future of paintball right there!" Easy to clean, almost no issues, and compact.

HelpDeskHustler
03-29-2008, 03:19 PM
I'd buy one if I had like 2 grand lying around.

Ace24
03-29-2008, 05:05 PM
If I had 2 grand lying around, I'd get the 240SX or the 300Z that I wanted so bad.

applesauce
03-29-2008, 05:30 PM
looks pretty sick

TheDarkShadow
03-29-2008, 06:09 PM
looks pretty sweet, except the reg, def not a fan of the reg

tater_salad
03-30-2008, 07:08 AM
More pics.

http://i32.tinypic.com/2e55tfk.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/2hyktia.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/szvoea.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/10sg85t.jpg

vikingshadow
03-30-2008, 07:14 AM
Man, that thing is tiny! How does it compare size wise to the Mini? I kinda like it, but not at that price tag. Nice to see that SP came out with a new "High end" gun, although it's not being marketed by/as an SP gun.

applesauce
03-30-2008, 07:37 AM
I wonder if its I-tunes compatible....

LostCause
03-30-2008, 08:43 AM
remind me of a Dye or proto gun.....jsut saying.....nut hey, i like how the lifting of the back piece degasses it.two :tup: for SP . Though kool, wonder if Dynasty or any other pro SP team will use them?

DFSniper
03-30-2008, 10:00 AM
can you say "matrix and shocker's ugly love child???" and yes, tim, i went straight to the ad. which, may i add, looks better than the pic below it. :down: :down: on looks

OT:
If I had 2 grand lying around, I'd get the 240SX or the 300Z that I wanted so bad.

:D almost got a 240 for my first car, but it was a '95 (the ugly one with rounded headlights...) but the real question is, how much money will you have to put into it to keep it running right?

HelpDeskHustler
03-30-2008, 12:04 PM
http://i31.tinypic.com/szvoea.jpg


is that a speaker!?
or maybe a turbine to power the gun?
where is the battery?

vikingshadow
03-30-2008, 12:09 PM
From what I've read, the battery is similar to a rechargeable cell phone battery, with about 50000 shots per charge. If it goes dead and you're in a hurry, you can remove the two screws on the speaker (yes, that is a speaker in the ^^^ picture) and the battery is behind it.

I wonder where the hose is to get air into the gun???

DFSniper
03-30-2008, 12:24 PM
the reg is most likely designed like the CP reg, althought i would imagine it being a PITA to disconnect the macro without the right tools (by "right tools" meaning anything small enough to jam in there :grin:)

TheDarkShadow
03-30-2008, 01:27 PM
More pics.

http://i32.tinypic.com/2e55tfk.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/2hyktia.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/szvoea.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/10sg85t.jpg

those pics make me horny

Hossy
03-30-2008, 01:41 PM
That thing looks so vicious. It costs a hell of a lot though, im definitely not digging the price tag.

I like the speaker and the battery though. Just another way people are trying to advance paintball.
I wonder whats to come in the next few years....

pinkanese
03-31-2008, 02:19 PM
I wonder where the hose is to get air into the gun???

There is no macro, the air goes through the grip similar to the Mini. Good thing Sp finally put that patent to a use other than screwing better companies. I am not a fan of this at all. if that is the future of paintball I do not intend to buy any new guns ever.

bamf-hacker
03-31-2008, 03:40 PM
$1500...... Damn. Wait until the Special ED ones come out for $2000+

You can buy a lot of diapers for that kind of green.

bigred76
03-31-2008, 03:54 PM
There is no macro, the air goes through the grip similar to the Mini. Good thing Sp finally put that patent to a use other than screwing better companies. I am not a fan of this at all. if that is the future of paintball I do not intend to buy any new guns ever.
How so? Integrated air lines, voice capability, BOB so easy a toddler can do it and put the bolt back in fully cleaned and relubed in a minute flat, battery that lasts nearly forever (finally no more goddamn 9v's!), light, small, air efficient, and reliable... All sounds good to me!

nastystankweed
03-31-2008, 06:02 PM
that thing is amazing but its really ugly. Way too much money that thing should only be shot by pros. I still like the egos better though

STRIKEFIRST
03-31-2008, 06:19 PM
So if an airline breaks in the grip...that would be sweet!:dodgy:

HelpDeskHustler
03-31-2008, 06:38 PM
So if an airline breaks in the grip...that would be sweet!:dodgy:
They have a 2 inch speaker in the gun but you overlook their capability to use solid metal hose for running air?

STRIKEFIRST
03-31-2008, 08:17 PM
They have a 2 inch speaker in the gun but you overlook their capability to use solid metal hose for running air?

Sorry hdh...I was blinded by the speaker.

applesauce
04-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Sorry hdh...I was blinded by the speaker.



500 watt amp??

xsvly-fat
04-06-2008, 11:35 AM
that thing is amazing but its really ugly. Way too much money that thing should only be shot by pros. I still like the egos better though

have you shot an ego or are you just comparing them by looks? and if i recall correctly the sl8r and sl74 are more then this

bigred76
04-06-2008, 11:51 AM
You recall wrong... Only the SL8R is more. :p

If I had enough money, I'd pay about $1250 for this gun. It seems worth it to me.

HelpDeskHustler
04-06-2008, 11:59 AM
sl74 was more on release, and now isn't.

and now another question: is it pronounced "lucks" or "lukes"

I think it's lux/lucks short for "deluxe"

bigred76
04-06-2008, 12:28 PM
I pronounce it "Lucks"... Simply because that's how it looks to me, and for the reason you said.

DFSniper
04-06-2008, 12:38 PM
same

HelpDeskHustler
04-06-2008, 12:41 PM
you'd figure they could save some money on engraving fees by just doing "lux" instead of "luxe" since we'd pronounce it the same

xsvly-fat
04-06-2008, 08:25 PM
You recall wrong... Only the SL8R is more. :p

If I had enough money, I'd pay about $1250 for this gun. It seems worth it to me.

http://pbwarehouse.net/sl74.html

first web site i went to maybe some websites charge less

bigred76
04-06-2008, 08:37 PM
That's MAP... Read the "taking best offer" part. ;)

xsvly-fat
04-06-2008, 08:41 PM
yeah i know but actionvillage still has them for $2000

bigred76
04-06-2008, 08:52 PM
AV milks players for all they're worth. ;)

xsvly-fat
04-07-2008, 02:15 PM
yeah that is true lol

LostCause
04-07-2008, 02:51 PM
firstcallpaintball.com ftw! (well i ave always got cheaper deals :D)

HelpDeskHustler
04-07-2008, 03:00 PM
AV milks players for all they're worth. ;)

I wish that were true, but trust me, I owned a PMR, they undersold those so badly

bigred76
04-07-2008, 03:18 PM
Right, they make up that money they lost with the SL74's they sell. Only takes one sale of one SL74 to make up the loss on the sales of 10 PMR's.

Not like they already had bought the PMR's, they drop ship a lot of things. By not already stocking the markers, they didn't lose any money. They bought them at the readjusted price.

HelpDeskHustler
04-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Right, they make up that money they lost with the SL74's they sell. Only takes one sale of one SL74 to make up the loss on the sales of 10 PMR's.

Not like they already had bought the PMR's, they drop ship a lot of things. By not already stocking the markers, they didn't lose any money. They bought them at the readjusted price.

The price dealers get charged never dropped. It's just proto didn't care and wouldn't revoke dealers licenses for advertising under MAP. Actionvillage still made like 10 bucks on each PMR they sold.

xsvly-fat
04-07-2008, 05:53 PM
firstcallpaintball.com ftw! (well i ave always got cheaper deals :D)

qft, they have good package deals too

king-man
04-07-2008, 06:13 PM
qft, they have good package deals too

they havent updated prices in a while though, slg's are still 250(that changed after christmas) and the Virtue Spyder Board is still 130 instead of 70

Kenny_McCormic
04-09-2008, 12:42 PM
In my opinion its too fancy, too many orings that could fail in that quick strip feature.

08Lud08
04-09-2008, 07:06 PM
I highly doubt that, I haven't replaced any o-rings in any of my guns in a year and I haven't had any leaks. Also If you can spend more than $1000 on a paintball gun I hope you'd spend the time to maintain it after every day of use.

king-man
04-10-2008, 07:30 AM
... Also If you can spend more than $1000 on a paintball gun I hope you'd spend the time to maintain it after every day of use.

tuschae( not really sure how u spell it )

Omegara
04-14-2008, 08:36 AM
I'd never buy one, but being an ASM on PBN I am entered in the contest to win one. If I won it that would be cool, might just sell it though lol.

TheDarkShadow
04-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Ok let me get this strait, you have a pilot, and if you won a Luxe, you would sell it? insane...

Moe
04-25-2008, 06:23 PM
Ok let me get this strait, you have a pilot, and if you won a Luxe, you would sell it? insane...

I'd sell it, and I don't even have a working marker at the moment. Like someone said earlier, you know how much other **** you can buy with $1500?

Spend $500 of it on paintball and use the rest on something else.

Ace24
04-27-2008, 12:32 AM
I'd sell it, and I don't even have a working marker at the moment. Like someone said earlier, you know how much other **** you can buy with $1500?

Spend $500 of it on paintball and use the rest on something else.

I'd use the $1500 to pay back my parents and then use the rest to fund my insurance and cell for the next few months.

Maxx-Damage
04-27-2008, 11:38 AM
Sell the luxe, buy a DM8 or similiar, C7 gear, new tank, and put the rest in the bank to play for the rest of the year. Best plan.

pbfreak3221
04-27-2008, 12:34 PM
I got my fingers crossed to win it, I would definitely sell this if I won it.