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Old 10-05-2009, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

The first paragraph by the Tippman rep. just reiterated what I said about market trends; "let's see what happens" means if this new upstart company starts to sell a crap load of .50 cal guns and paint guess who will jump on the proverbial band wagon(Tippman and everyone else). I don't care I'll buy what I have to. The more new and cool stuff the better right? I don't play for money!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:38 PM
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Sorry Howard I didn't mean to refer to you as a sales rep.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

meh, whatever... I was just passing along what I saw from Tippmann...(which is what I'm sure Shady's orig post was about) Spyder is launching a new 50 and it looks cool... MR2 with a gas-thru mag and G36 carrying handle. I'm intrigued... I've been around for a lot of changes in the industry, some good some bad.

My advice is to adapt to your environment... and change doesn't often happen over night no matter what the marketing guys tell you ....
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

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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?
Because it's like the Government - if they force it down our throats, if we want to play, we will have to buy it. That kicks up their production and profits.

Now that being said, how many .68 cal markers exist already? I'd pick a conservative number and say at LEAST 2 MILLION.

That means, those 2 MILLION markers now have to be replaced with one that can "chamber" [for the lack of a better term] the smaller paintball.

Every .68 cal marker....from BE to LUXE will either;
1. have to have some kind of 'chamber insert' installed to reduce the size
2. Barrel[s] in the new caliber
3. be completely redesigned to work with the new paint.

I smell a feeble attempt to spike company profits in this campaign........
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:04 PM
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Try closer to two hundred million markers out there today.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:13 PM
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I'd like to hear Kingmans reasoning for getting behind 50 cal. Not from any particular hatred, but I find it odd how some companies are lining up.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

I personaly feel it will go through, I hope it doesnt but its profit. For the younger people getting into the game it will be alot easier and should promote the growth of the market. For those of us who were playing before paintball was even popular, there is a good chance you are going to get what you need to keep playing. Some companies (none were named to me) were talking about releasing adaption kits for pre existing markers.
Im not sure if this is the best time to be pulling this stunt though the way the economy is. I find it hard to beleive that they would turn away from 68 when it has bein the mainstay of the market forever. there are so many products ect out. But again that just means more money in there pocket when you have to buy new products! Either way I think it is a real possibility, guess all we can do is see how it plays out.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: A switch to 50 cal?

didnt see it up here, just thought id let you guys know.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3223367

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3225796

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3224790
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:43 PM
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Date: October 5, 2009
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THE NEXT CHAPTER IN PAINTBALL


Kingman Group is set to release the most advanced, thrilling and eco-friendly .50 Caliber paintball line arriving the beginning of 2010. This unique Spyder .50 Cal. brand will feature a full line of paintball products that are operational on .50 Caliber size paintballs. The initial products released under Spyder .50 Cal. will consist of a Mil-Sim Rifle & Pistol, Competition Electronic & Semi-Auto Markers, a lightweight Goggle, Electronic Loader and Spyder .50 Caliber paintballs. The Spyder .50 Caliber Volume 1 Catalog will premier at the World Cup event this week in Orlando, FL.

Arthur Chang, Founder and CEO of Kingman Group states, "With the anticipated launch of this advanced Spyder .50 Cal. Brand, along with our Kingman Training .43 Caliber paintball line, and classic Spyder .68 Caliber line we can now offer paintball players and action sports enthusiasts a unique range of products to match the style and pace of their game. We have been relentless in establishing Kingman Group as the premier and all inclusive paintball source."

This all new reduced size Spyder .50 Caliber paintball creates a smaller ammunition which means greater accuracy and efficiency, less mess, less impact and less cost for the consumer. Look for more information in the coming weeks on this most advanced, thrilling and eco-friendly Spyder .50 Caliber paintball line. The next chapter in paintball is almost here. For more information stay tuned to www.spyder50.com.
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interesting...
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