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Old 08-10-2007, 12:44 AM #1
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The Difference Between Reprinted Venomwear and Authentic Venomwear

So people ask "Why would I pay $70 for that headband when they're selling for $19.99 on actionvillage?" or more likely "zomg this is a ripoff ic an buy nib for 20 bux."

This is because sandana recently brought back the venomwear print and massed produced a pretty ****load of it so they could make a buck. Now these reprints do decrease the value of headbands already in circulation, but are not quite the same thing. When one compares, the difference is actually quite noticeable. Therefore, the "authentic" ones that people have, ie the pre 2k ones, still have considerable value.

Below are all the differences between reprinted vdub and the real deal.





Notice the color difference. The 90's headband is on top, and the reprint below. The reprint is more of an orange/brown, whereas the 90's one is more of a tan. Yes, the 90's one is a bit faded and the reprint is new, but the color of the 90's one is still pretty much how it was nib.






There are differences in the actual print. Look at the skulls and you will be able to tell.







There are also differences in the material used for the headbands, the older one is made of a thicker, tougher, jean type material, whereas the newer is made out of a much thinner, less durable, and silkier material.






The stitching is also slightly different, on the newer ones the stitching is sometimes slightly skewed and farther away from the edge, whereas the older ones are stitched straight and closer to the edge. I know that on this particular reprint the stitching looks fine, but on my green one it's all over the place.





This is probably the most obvious difference when it comes to brown reprints, the tag here is plainly different. The newer is on top, and the older below.






Older headbands have no tags, whereas the newer has two.



Those are the main differences, the overall quality of the reprints is much lower, I've heard many say after they washed theirs, the stitching began to fall apart and fray. The differences between authentic and reprint greens are the same as those between the browns, except the sandana tag on the front of the new and old greens are the same.

This concludes my late night boredom posting, thanks for reading folks.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:31 AM #2
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:19 PM #3
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ay, good job!

some guy on my field tried to sell his "venomwear" to a younger guy for like $50, and it looked like the new one according to your observation a2nadam. shame...
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:42 PM #4
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ay, good job!

some guy on my field tried to sell his "venomwear" to a younger guy for like $50, and it looked like the new one according to your observation a2nadam. shame...
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:16 PM #5
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:49 PM #6
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i knew the reprints had gold lettering. matt is a retard haha
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:14 PM #7
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I gotta admit, comparing the two makes the newer version look a lot better than buying the older style (unless one could get the older style brand new, maybe).
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:09 PM #8
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Keep in mind the newer one is brand new, and the newer look doesn't necessarily look better.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:49 PM #9
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do you if they are going to reprint blue and red? Ive always has my eye on the blue one but ive only ever seen two. Both times were sold before the guy could even pm me back.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:58 PM #10
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Highly doubtful they ever will, about 90% of the paintball population doesn't know they even made blue or red originally.
It wouldn't be as profitable because those colors aren't as popular. But hey, you never know.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:45 PM #11
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So, are the ones made from VW clothes still considered Legit?
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Not trying to tell you your business, but the older VW headband that you are showing is quite a bit faded. I was around when that VW stuff was new. I almost got a pack, but a buddy of mine already had some VW and he talked me out of buying the pack so that he could match more. Back in the day, new, it looked alot like the new stuff. But, I do think that the older stuff did indeed have a more jean like material, and the new stuff is much like you describe it. But I do have to say that if people are claiming that they are washing their new VW and it is starting to fall apart, I would have to wonder how they are washing it, and drying it. I have a top and a barrel bag that I use, both have been washed, the top, twice. Absolutely no problems, as long as you wash it like all of your other gear, in cold water and hang it to dry.
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older VW headband that you are showing is quite a bit faded.
Yes the VW headband in the pics is faded. I just pulled out this sandana and the print is as good as the new style. Not bad for 6+ years in storage.


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sweet thread

its about time someone pulled their finger out to make one of these
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newer ones = skull has more teeth. hah thats one way to tell.
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Also just watch out for "OG" venomwear. What kids are doing(atleast around here) is removing the tags on the new venomwear, washing em a few times and claiming they are original print.

Some kid tried to sell me on at a local field, little did he know I know the differences, lol.
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newer ones = skull has more teeth. hah thats one way to tell.
Just noticed that. On the older ones the teeth are faded and the newer teeth are more visible.
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good thread ive seen people trying to sell the reprints claiming they are og by taking the tags off.
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