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druid 05-21-2010 12:21 PM

It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_681978.html

It's a sad day in paintball

shunut 05-21-2010 01:26 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
I'm not too sad. I'm not a big fan of SP.

druid 05-21-2010 01:31 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
Any time ANY company has to file chapter 11 is bad....and ANY time a PAINTBALL company does it is REALLY bad for US.

shunut 05-21-2010 02:33 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
I don't see it that way, not with SP.

bigred76 05-21-2010 03:34 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
SP has many, many ties deep within the industry. There will be some underlying ripples in the paintball industry because of this. It won't be felt by most common consumers, but it'll be there when you look for it.

xsvly-fat 05-21-2010 05:23 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
:'( was never to big on SP but it is kinda sad. Although I did see it coming.

paintballkid0206 05-21-2010 07:28 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
I agree with Druid, if any paintball company goes bankrupt, its bad for the industry. We need the businesses so we can keep the sport alive.

slim and shady 05-21-2010 08:28 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
Thats to bad.

DRAGON 05-22-2010 12:12 PM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
If you didn't see this coming, you're out of touch. I do and don't think it's a bad thing. Reason being is, I don't see them not coming back some time in the future under a different company name following a short hiatus. No, I'm not referring to GIMilsim -

Far as the haters go, good for the sheep that haven't a clue. Face it, SP have provided waaaaaay more positive to the paintball community than negative. The blinded sheep have no sense of balance or merit. They dwell soly on the negatives that infects them with a false sense of equilibrium. The same goes for the Spyder, Tippmann, **insert company name** , **insert company name** , love vs hate crowd. A little reality check could very well change all that once everyone walks onto the field and the games begin -

vikingshadow 05-23-2010 09:14 AM

Re: It's Official - Smart Parts files Chapter 11
 
As most of you know, I used SP for a long time and still love my old Shocker (wish I still have it- that thing was a beast!) I've also said over and over, paintball is paintball, but to stay in business you have to be a business and that's what SP was - a business. They did what MANY businesses did and still do to this day, yet because it was "Paintball" they were supposed to be different? Nah - we can't take the moral high ground in this.

Now, hitting the "paintball" subject, I think it's a loss for the paintball world, and to be honest, I'll miss them.


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