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Old 05-18-2017, 11:04 PM #1
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If this is a repost sue me. However this was a rather interesting read on the subject of what undoubtedly didn't help them closing.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:24 AM #2
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Can't get the article to load, but I recognize the title. Been around before, but it's still an interesting piece. Worth reading for anybody who hasn't (if you can get it to load).

The China move didn't help, but they had moved back to the UK for a good while before they folded. Pretty much all of the manufacturers were moving overseas at the time since paintball was cratering along with disposable income after the recession. There was a brief wave there of knockoffs from several brands because the overseas factories were running canceled orders (or overrunning normal orders) and then dumping them if the companies wouldn't pony up for the excess inventory. Lesson learned: don't mistake yourself for a big fish when you're a little bit of plankton on the scale of business that these types of contract manufacturing facilities usually do.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:46 AM #3
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:59 PM #4
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I actually had to turn off add blockers for it to load. However the article stated they employed a total of 8 people including one quality checker at the china factory. Crazy
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:59 AM #5
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i don't know... back in the day... the A1/Fly did not seem to have more production problems than your other big name markers made in china. just anecdotal sampling of other marker forums on paintball sites.

Personally I credit their demise to lack of sponsorship and marketing... kiddies want to shoot guns that pros shoot.
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