Originally Posted by Mr. Stealthy
I understand the confrontations with alien and them but they are the only people out there doing anything close to comprehensive testing on some of these subjects.
Confrontations is too generous.
They agreed the biggest variable in how a gun shoots is the paint. Therefore they promised they would use at least 4 different paints. Plus they said, without my asking, that they would use multiple bores. This was to be the definitive test because they "really wanted to know if the Sweep worked" so I set aside the previous ignorant hate they had shown, trusted they would do the right thing and sent them a gun for testing. Big mistake!
They say they used one paint, they didn't show the gun shooting, but showed some "chart" and said what they have always said before - no. When I called and said this isn't the multiple paint multiple bore test we agreed. They didn't care and wouldn't do the testing as promised. Then players, like yourself, thinking they were "the only ones" doing real testing believed them.
Most players having other guns - many of which cost more - wanted to believe that their guns shoot as good - or rather that the Sweep isn't better. This "test" then was all they needed to keep that belief and argue for that belief and they are in the majority. There also was some high speed spin camera work that shows that the Sweep "does" impart spin, but which "they say" isn't enough spin. So it works - but - no it doesn't.
I don't know why they decided that they would treat Alien like they have - but what I have posted is exactly what happened.
I did the test exactly as we agreed they would do it. It is posted on the Alien website. They would have gotten the same results if they had cared enough to do "comprehensive testing".
I have continued to try to get Tech PB to do the testing and Mike agreed that he would, so I sent him a new Indy at a discount, but then last year at World Cup Mike said his teammate needed a gun so Mike sold the Indy to him and "he loves it". Like the fact that his teammate loves the Indy would make it OK that he passed along the gun at a discount without the "testing" being done.
At this point I just have to accept that I am their Rodney Dangerfield and Alien will "never get any respect", at least not from them