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Old 09-29-2009, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

Its going to fail, not enough people/fields will be willing to dump there entire set of gear just make adjust to smaller paintballs.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:53 PM
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i think were going to **** up our sport for some reason

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

I don't see why they'd even consider doing this. For the most part .43 cal paintball isn't doing too good right now and they're way more expensive than the regular .68s we all shoot. So i don't get why they would introduce a new size of paint
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:03 PM
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OH Boy...This is nuts...this is going to turn into a joke...
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

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I don't see why they'd even consider doing this. For the most part .43 cal paintball isn't doing too good right now and they're way more expensive than the regular .68s we all shoot. So i don't get why they would introduce a new size of paint

The reasoning behind it as I understand it is to make paint cheeper for the players. Im still in doubt that this is going to happen, but you never know.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

It seems like it would make everything lighter; less air to push the balls out, smaller tanks etc... Remember, companies exist to make profit and if they feel this could somehow increase said profits, it will become reality. They know we will follow any market trends introduced by the industry because we all embrace the sport to the point of talking about all this stuff on forums like this one. I'll buy what I have to if it comes to that point; I just want some new freakin grips for my 09 Electra!!!!
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:21 PM
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Wasn't there a thread on here somewhere where someone came up with the idea of using higher grade field and charging more for less to also make it "better" for us? Why have they been thinking up bogus ideas lately?
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

You know, I don't actually think this is so ridiculous. Why? Because kigman dominates the entry level market. Who buys entry level markers? New players who don't really know that much about what they're getting into. As long as they can get their hands on the paint, people will be buying those markers (they probably wouldn't think twice about it).

So why should this help make a change? Aftermarket companies are going to want tap the large market created by these players (after all who doesn't want more profit) and from there we're going to start seeing high end markers etc. etc. and the same aftermarket companies will have learned enough dev'ing parts for the low end to be able to support the high end.

This is not to say .68 cal is going anywhere. At least not in the next 10 years (if ever), I wouldn't worry too much. I'm just interested to see what happens. After all, whose against paying less to play? I would be psyched to pay 30% less for paint ($50 case becomes a $35 case), and be able to use lighter and smaller tanks and gear.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

Is Tippmann launching a .50 caliber paintball marker?


Tippmann's commitment to .68 Caliber Paintball Markers

Dear Tippmann Customers:

At the recent Paintball Extravaganza in Atlanta , both my staff and I were asked numerous times about Tippmann launching a .50 caliber paintball marker. I want to put an end to the rumors and speculation and assure you that Tippmann is 100% committed to .68 caliber paintball markers. A .50 caliber platform has been announced by a new company but there has been very little information provided on product features and pros & cons for the industry. As industry manufacturers, we should always be driving toward new product innovation and technology as it is the life blood of any consumer goods category. However, until we know more about the .50 caliber platform we remain focused on .68 caliber. Industry manufacturers we have talked to are also in the “wait and see” mode.

Tippmann had a great show in Atlanta as we showcased a number of newly launched .68 caliber products, including the TPX paintball Pistol, the U.S. Army Project Salvo marker and the newly redesigned SL-68 II pump action marker. Our investment in the engineering resources and tooling for these new products should be validation of our continued focus on the .68 caliber platform.

We will continue to support the fields and dealers that sell and market .68 caliber products. As we push the envelope on new marker technology, our goal is to develop markers that will provide better air efficiency, superior range and improved accuracy.

I hope this clears up any confusion, and as always, thank you for your support of Tippmann products. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact your Tippmann sales representative.

Sincerely,
Howard Kosick President and CEO Tippmann Sports
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

interesting.
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