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Old 06-27-2010, 03:54 PM #1
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is the vibe discontinued?

my friend wants to start paintballing and i wanted to set him up with a good beginner package.

the gun i decided on is the vibe, however, checking every paintball site, it seems as if the vibe is no longer being made. even ANSGEAR doesn't have it.

anybody know what's going on? i don't want to get a vibe from a random small online site if something is going on.

thanks.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:33 AM #2
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my friend wants to start paintballing and i wanted to set him up with a good beginner package.

the gun i decided on is the vibe, however, checking every paintball site, it seems as if the vibe is no longer being made. even ANSGEAR doesn't have it.

anybody know what's going on? i don't want to get a vibe from a random small online site if something is going on.

thanks.
Well sir that's exactly the problem. The Vibe is in fact no longer being manufactured by Smart Parts, gonna have to buy it used now or from those small online stores.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:29 PM #3
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the last time i saw a vibe on ans gear was back in february. check shop4 paintball---

http://www.shop4paintball.com/Smart_...1spvibeblk.htm
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:06 PM #4
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Smartparts has not manufactured any markers for almost a year now as they are still in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

Depending on how they emerge from bankruptcy will determine whether they restart production of markers or go in a different direction.
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Old 07-04-2010, 10:18 AM #5
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dont buy it no smart parts=no service
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:11 PM #6
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dang this forum is like dying. haha the question is. "is smartparts discontinued?"
and if you can fix your own gun then who cares if the manufacture is still alive. if you cant then.... buy one anyway there the best beginner gun ever made lol
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:37 PM #7
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The vibe is still in manufacturing last time i checked... but then again it has been a while ago since this thread started
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:43 AM #8
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jblaze56,
New Vibes have not been built for well over a year now, since smartpart laid off all employees at the only manufacturing site in Greensburg PA.

There are various threads on this forum about the previous and current state of Smartparts. The end result is that the Smartparts company does not exist today.

The Vibe and SP-1 are still good markers and are very durable. My primary marker is still one of the first SP-1's made. (serialnumber is S0000086).
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:02 PM #9
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Apart from Smart Parts not being in business, the Smart Parts Vibe is the best beginer gun you can get. Expecially when you can buy them for 65$ with a upped Proto barrel, On/Off ASA and macroline. And maintenance is a breeze.
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