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Old 12-06-2011, 02:34 PM #1
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Angel May Live Again (this was a rumor and has been debunked)

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I talked to Eric from Tippmann this last week and he said this was never even a serious consideration. Tippmann is not buying Angel.

According to Pro Paintball insiders, Tippman Sports has purchased ANGEL Paintball Sports (APS). A few weeks ago we learned that APS had ceased operations. Jay from Angel Paintball Sports mentioned that a further update would be made available by APS office in the UK.

While some details about the transaction have yet to emerge, Tippmann is rumored to have acquired both the intellectual property surrounding the Angel markers and rights to the Angel Eye goggle system. Formerly vaporware, this oft-discussed but never delivered goggle system will hopefully make it to the market sometime next year; our insiders report that the mask experienced significant functionality and performance issues that rendered it incapable of passing ASTM testing.

The acquisition of Angel Paintball Sports / WDP marks yet another key pickup for Tippmann, following the recent purchase of NXe last year, and the attempted purchase of ProCaps LP just last week. Tippmann Sports itself is no stranger to the merits of corporate buyouts–having been purchased in 2004 by investment giant, Summit Partners.

The addition of yet another tournament brand to the Tipmmann stable (in addition to WAS/Wicked Air Sportz and NXe) spells an interesting future for Tippmann–are we seeing early indicators of an entry to the tournament market? Are high-end paintball guns in Tippmann’s future?
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:42 PM #2
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This is completely awesome especially if it means we get the Angel Eyes after all. Hopefully not redesigned into genericness however though I wouldn't put it past them.

It *may* also mean we start to see more high end gun design work in Tippmann woodsball markers, in the same sense that BT have moved into electros.

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:43 PM #3
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really doubt this is true.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:50 PM #4
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Beating a dead horse?

My friend got ~20 of the Angel Eyes goggles. They were COMPLETE garbage. Hopefully there are some major changes to the company if they do decide to relaunch.
I'm pretty sure Jay said that the only stateside prototypes were in his possession..so I'm gonna go ahead and call your bluff there.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:14 PM #6
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Beating a dead horse?

My friend got ~20 of the Angel Eyes goggles. They were COMPLETE garbage. Hopefully there are some major changes to the company if they do decide to relaunch.
Really, he got 20 of them? Interesting and, well, false.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:18 PM #7
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My friend got ~20 of the Angel Eyes goggles. They were COMPLETE garbage. Hopefully there are some major changes to the company if they do decide to relaunch.
I call complete and utter bull**** on you and your liar of a friend unless of course your "friend" happens to be Jay.

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I'm pretty sure Jay said that the only stateside prototypes were in his possession..so I'm gonna go ahead and call your bluff there.
Thats exactly what Jay said.

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Really, he got 20 of them? Interesting and, well, false.
I see a trend here...
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:20 PM #9
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APS, Tippman, just do whatever it is you have to do in order for me to buy a set of Angel Eyes please.
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APS, Tippman, just do whatever it is you have to do in order for me to buy a set of Angel Eyes please.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:39 PM #11
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Really, he got 20 of them? Interesting and, well, false.
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APS, Tippman, just do whatever it is you have to do in order for me to buy a set of Angel Eyes please.
Really Alex, really?

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:05 PM #13
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:20 PM #14
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great news for the sport and great news for tippmann...

i'm with Hodge on this one too...i wants me some goggles, heh.
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Edit: I don't want to start a feud here or get anyone in trouble. All I know is we got a hold of some of them and they weren't of the quality that you would expect for a paintball mask.
What does the mask being unsafe have to do with you claiming that your friend had "~20 pairs"?

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Really, he got 20 of them? Interesting and, well, false.
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i hope they're able to keep Angel's hard work and design in the community and industry. Sure it sucks to see Angel lose it's name but the effort of their team shall not be in vein if Tippmann plays their cards right. To all of you stubborn ******* thinking "omg tippmann gets all that how gay, i hate tippmann" then i have to say shed your pride for the sake of the sport you play.
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Sure, go ahead. This is the interwebz. Not one ever took the interwebz seriously.
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Hmm... They could make a cute baby.
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i hope they're able to keep Angel's hard work and design in the community and industry. Sure it sucks to see Angel lose it's name but the effort of their team shall not be in vein if Tippmann plays their cards right. To all of you stubborn ******* thinking "omg tippmann gets all that how gay, i hate tippmann" then i have to say shed your pride for the sake of the sport you play.
I believe they have kept the Nxe name. In fact I bought a few things from the Nxe booth at world cup this year
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To be honest, I want those Angel Eyes.
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