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Old 09-21-2016, 12:40 PM #43
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I am glad someone else is taking over the business. Liked the overall feeling of bob long markers, but when I needed a new pump handle for my MVP, it was a nightmare dealing with them. Took months, and every time I called they said it would ship the next day. After I got the pump handle I sold my MVP for a loss and vowed to never deal with bob long again. Hopefully the new guy can change this image!
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:42 PM #44
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Maybe they can return guns in under 3 months now.
When was the last time you've dealt with BLAST? Haven't had that bad of a turn around since early this year. Eric has really shaped the place up.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:46 PM #45
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Eric has already solved this issue. Products have been reaching my hands in a matter of 3-5days on all orders placed.
I second this. Called up for a few very small parts and, even though it wasn't a massive money making order, they were extremely helpful, shipped same day I ordered, and I had the parts in my hands in Ohio within 2 days.

I have owned many Bob Long guns and love my current one (Reptile).

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Old 09-21-2016, 12:49 PM #46
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I am sad to see it get sold. But super pumped to see Bob at events and have blast sponsoring a high level team again!!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:51 PM #48
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OAKLAND BLAST IS COMING BACK!!!!!!!!!!! I hope....
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:00 PM #51
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:03 PM #52
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I just wanted to say how much I appreciate BLAST and everyone at the company. I haven't felt the need to log into PbN in some time, but this news has got my feels. Thank you for all that you have done for Paintball and the players and fans.

Funny BLAST story:
I was trying to buy a G6R from my local shop (APD) and BLAST didn't have any of the exact model G6R I wanted. I wanted a matte black 2012 G6R with nickel eye covers. Zach answered the phone and the sales rep eventually talked him into going into the BLAST events truck and stealing a matte black G6R and putting it in a box for me. And even went a step further and put the nickel eye covers on it for me. So yeah. If Bob every wondered what happened to that marker Zach totally took it.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:04 PM #53
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I remember Crandall from Mare Island days. If anything, I'm glad this is kept local and independent.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:05 PM #54
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There is a DIRE NEED for those of us still sporting older Intimidators, such as cup seals, solenoids, ram sleeves, front blocks. Does BLAST in its new capacities plan on doing short runs on these parts to continue to support those who love the older platforms?
Would also love a modernized gen 1/2 LED board...pretty sure my WAS 2.9 is not capable of 10.2, and def not other required modes///
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:15 PM #55
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Yessss

About damn time bob gave it to someone else..

Bob is old school, zero marketing, zero social media, limited ressources for customer service.

Cant sell markers if you dont put yourself out there

Lets revive Bob Long, get some new markers and and gear out GOOOOOO
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:22 PM #56
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Do you plan on address the existing customer service concerns? Often times, dealers are told one thing and then that thing never happens. Orders are rarely shipped on time and if you need small parts, they typically don't ship them out unless you ask over and over and over. There is no reason order tracking system in place for BLAST and there hasn't been one since they parted ways with NPS.

There is a DIRE NEED for those of us still sporting older Intimidators, such as cup seals, solenoids, ram sleeves, front blocks. Does BLAST in its new capacities plan on doing short runs on these parts to continue to support those who love the older platforms?

Please keep the name. Its become kind of an icon... "IN BOB WE TRUST"

also - shout out to Heather for beating cancer. Glad to hear shes on the mend after talking with her over Facebook.
Good questions. There's lots we plan to do, and obviously things take time. That being said, we are addressing the customer service issues, as those are the easiest to fix. We are committed to giving you accurate information, even if that is "we don't have it and don't know when we'll get it". Unfortunately at the moment, I've said that more than I'd like to, but we're working on it. If you place an order it will ship when we tell you it will, typically that day or the next day.

Regarding old parts, we have some things. Runs of older parts are not part of the plan, but who knows. For now we are focused on the following:

-filling orders that were already placed that people are waiting on
-fixing guns that are sent in for repair within 3 business days of receiving them
-filling new orders for the things we do have and shipping them promptly
-implementing an inventory system so we know what we have and what we need
-getting product back in stock
-developing some new products

We have a much longer list, but those are the things at the top. We are working hard at them, and hopefully by early 2017 all will be accomplished.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can reach us at 415-324-4050 or at sales@fieldonepaintball.com or support@fieldonepaintball for tech questions.

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:26 PM #57
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I'm really happy to hear that someone who cares about the BLAST legacy is taking over running the company. Even happier to gear that Bob will still be involved with product development.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:27 PM #58
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:27 PM #59
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Yessss

About damn time bob gave it to someone else..

Bob is old school, zero marketing, zero social media, limited ressources for customer service.

Cant sell markers if you dont put yourself out there

Lets revive Bob Long, get some new markers and and gear out GOOOOOO
After 35+ years you don't need to "put yourself out there"
the man is worth more than anyone on this forum
look at the mans house, public records of hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovation.
Bob isn't the manufacture who has to be "mainstream" as you can tell he has made some break troughs in some technology NO manufacture has yet to reach. People usually give his products a bad rep as they require a lot of work. As far as Bob Long is concerned sitting is his 4 million dollar house laughing at how far he has come and what he has accomplished, he is "revived"
Best of luck to the new owner, I'm glad he didn't just sell it to anyone and I'm sure he will still be the back bone of some decisions...
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:36 PM #60
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Good questions. There's lots we plan to do, and obviously things take time. That being said, we are addressing the customer service issues, as those are the easiest to fix. We are committed to giving you accurate information, even if that is "we don't have it and don't know when we'll get it". Unfortunately at the moment, I've said that more than I'd like to, but we're working on it. If you place an order it will ship when we tell you it will, typically that day or the next day.

Regarding old parts, we have some things. Runs of older parts are not part of the plan, but who knows. For now we are focused on the following:

-filling orders that were already placed that people are waiting on
-fixing guns that are sent in for repair within 3 business days of receiving them
-filling new orders for the things we do have and shipping them promptly
-implementing an inventory system so we know what we have and what we need
-getting product back in stock
-developing some new products

We have a much longer list, but those are the things at the top. We are working hard at them, and hopefully by early 2017 all will be accomplished.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can reach us at 415-324-4050 or at sales@fieldonepaintball.com or support@fieldonepaintball for tech questions.

Thanks,

Eric Crandall
Eric,

Thanks for address my concerns directly. Myself and others started to wonder off from pushing Bob Long products because we couldn't effectively sell them without products shipping out.

If you guys are in need of a remote sales rep, let me know. Would love to be involved in the new venture with you guys and help you secure more East Coast accounts.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:41 PM #61
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Good questions. There's lots we plan to do, and obviously things take time. That being said, we are addressing the customer service issues, as those are the easiest to fix. We are committed to giving you accurate information, even if that is "we don't have it and don't know when we'll get it". Unfortunately at the moment, I've said that more than I'd like to, but we're working on it. If you place an order it will ship when we tell you it will, typically that day or the next day.

Regarding old parts, we have some things. Runs of older parts are not part of the plan, but who knows. For now we are focused on the following:

-filling orders that were already placed that people are waiting on
-fixing guns that are sent in for repair within 3 business days of receiving them
-filling new orders for the things we do have and shipping them promptly
-implementing an inventory system so we know what we have and what we need
-getting product back in stock
-developing some new products

We have a much longer list, but those are the things at the top. We are working hard at them, and hopefully by early 2017 all will be accomplished.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, you can reach us at 415-324-4050 or at sales@fieldonepaintball.com or support@fieldonepaintball for tech questions.

Thanks,

Eric Crandall
great insight. I hope to see BLAST at the top of the market in the near future!
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:47 PM #63
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I supper excited to see this. I love the markers, just not how customers were treated over the last 10 months ...
I'm looking forward to that Autococker!
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